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Tavcom hosts Education Information Day for security professionals at its training centre in Bishops Waltham

Published on 15 January, 2015
Delegates also had the opportunity to take a tour of the Tavcom CCTV control room operators' testing area and state-of-the-art workshop facilities
Among the speakers was Jon Laws, who shared his knowledge on how to extend life of an existing analogue system

Leading security professionals recently attended an Education Information Day held at Tavcom's training centre in Bishops Waltham.

The 50 plus delegates representing industry associations, institutions, local authorities, police and principle industry employers, were treated to a series of presentations on a diverse range of subjects including analytics, forensics, cyber security and the importance of new international standards.

"Our Education Information Day has become an annual event and we know from the feedback provided by delegates that they highly value the overview provided by our expert speakers on how to best capitalise on the latest generation of electronic security solutions, as well as the insight provided on future trends," said Paul Tennent, Managing Director of Tavcom.

Among the speakers was Jon Laws. With the market for IP network based video surveillance systems growing almost exponentially, Jon shared his knowledge on how to extend the life of an existing analogue system, by introducing hybrid solutions whilst starting on the process of migrating to an IP network based solution. Jon also provided a forward looking, but realistic view of the technologies which are likely to be integrated into tomorrow’s security systems.

Daren Wildgoose delivered an up to date fact file on cyber security and data breaches with the objective of equipping the audience with some valuable tools to understand and combat the very real and active risk that can threaten a business’ resources and reputation, whilst Paul Fletcher offered an ARC ‘insider’s’ picture of the most effective way of providing a technical 'fit for purpose' solution.

Peter Mason, one of the UK's top IP/Networking specialists, shared his vision on the future of the optical world and what is on the horizon for Video Over IP, with a section of his presentation addressing the threat of cyber-crime to IP Version 6.

It is 20 years since Mike founded Tavcom. During that time he has not only built up the reputation of Tavcom to be the leading supplier of security systems training, but through wide and extensive experience, he has earned a more than justifiable reputation as a leading expert across the spectrum that is CCTV. Having witnessed and kept pace with the many changes over the years, Mike provided an update on the latest CCTV/VSS Standards, and in the process addressed some key questions including why the face of CCTV is changing, why the new international standards are so important and who needs to know about them.

After a buffet lunch kindly provided by Eneo who sponsored the Education Information Day, delegates had the opportunity to take a tour of the Tavcom CCTV control room operators' testing area and state-of-the-art workshop facilities, as well as see practical demonstrations of the latest CCTV, intruder alarm, access and IP technologies.

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