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Azena is announcing that it will host ESCON 2021, a free to all ecosystem conference for smart security stakeholders, on 2 December from 3-6 pm CET. Broadcast live from the BMW Welt, Munich’s iconic landmark, ESCON will bring together leaders in the AI video analytics space to discuss the future of Artificial Intelligence and IoT technologies in the security and safety industry. Actionable operational intelligence “The potential of AI, IoT and video analytics and the influence on the security and safety industries has never been higher and will continue to shape how end users can leverage the data, generated by these technologies, to improve their business,” said Hartmut Schaper, chief executive officer of Azena. “We are most excited to hear from the participating industry visionaries and experts, as we explore the future ways of our open platform to deliver actionable operational intelligence.” About ESCON 2021 Key members of Azena's teams will provide updates on upcoming ecosystem and platform developments Two breakout sessions will provide discussions geared toward project planning and implementation for end-users and integrators as well as for app developers looking for insights into creative methods for application development and sales. The winners of the 2021 App Challenge, which resulted in new solutions for transportation, stadiums, and infrastructure, will be recognised and key members of the Azena product and business development teams will provide updates on upcoming ecosystem and platform developments. Guest speaker highlights include: Oliver Philippou, Research Manager - Physical Security, OMDIA, on the current state and future of video surveillance analytics, with insights into a shifting market and the trends shaping it for customers and suppliers. Josh Woodhouse, Lead Analyst, and Founder, Novaira, on what role software-defined video surveillance will play in the evolution of the video surveillance market and the associated systems integration business. José Daniel Garcia Espinel, Global Innovation Director, Prosegur, on how to build a world-class security offering by using AI and IoT solutions to increase security operators’ efficiency and provide best in class security. Steve Ma, VP, Open Platform Business Division, VIVOTEK, and VP and Chairman of Strategy Committee, OSSA, on capitalising on the video revolution and combining best of breed hardware with an open platform approach to maximise value for customers. Lucas Adt, Business Development Manager, Sensormatic, on how AI video analytics supports retailers in improving both store performance and shopper experience. Werner Braun, Head of Portfolio Management, Siemens Keven Marier, Vice President Technology Partners, Milestone
Intersec, the globally renowned emergency services, security, and safety event, has announced that ex-MI6 Chief, Sir Alex Younger is one of the first announced international headliners, speaking for the first time in the UAE, as a guest speaker. Ex-MI6 Chief, Sir Alex Younger Alex Younger joined the United Kingdom’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), also known as MI6, in 1991 and served as a Diplomat and Undercover Operative. He was appointed Chief or ‘C’ of MI6 in 2014 and retired in 2020, making him the longest-serving Chief in 50 years. Throughout his career, Alex was posted to the Middle East in highly sensitive roles Throughout his career, Alex was posted to the Middle East in highly sensitive roles. He also acted as the Senior SIS Officer in Afghanistan, a position that marks him out as one of the world’s top authorities, on matters related to human rights in the country. Intersec’s Global Security Leaders’ Summit He will be sharing his unique insights, as the best minds in the industry gather, between January 16-18, 2022, at Intersec’s Global Security Leaders’ Summit, one of six conferences at the event, with hard-hitting discussions featuring global leaders debating and exchanging perspectives on challenges, strategic initiatives and cooperation, to foster safety and security of all. The full programme features over 500 speakers, the largest conference platform for the sector on a world class stage. Commenting on his participation at the event, Sir Alex Younger said, “I am delighted to be speaking for the first time in the UAE at Intersec, and at a time when conversations for the Security and Safety industry has been thrust into the spotlight from recent global events.” He adds, “The Middle East has always fascinated me - the ever-shifting intricate dynamics of geopolitical relationships in the region and the impact they have internationally create a complex security landscape that I have been immersed in for much of my career.” Intersec 2022 For this industry, Intersec offers the most valuable platform for knowledge exchange" Alex Younger stated, “For this industry, Intersec offers the most valuable platform for knowledge exchange, on the protection of citizens from existing and future threats, and I look forward to sharing my perspective on a topic, which remains a global priority.” Sir Alex Younger is recognised for his unrivalled understanding of the region and has also spoken widely on matters pertaining to human rights in Afghanistan, academic freedom and the geopolitical nature of China’s digital and technological interests in western infrastructure. Intelligence and security community veteran Alex Nicholl, Messe Frankfurt Middle East’s Head of Intersec, said “Intersec’s commitment to bringing the brightest, most qualified experts to the stage in 2022 is at the forefront of our strategy, to deliver the most relevant content for our audience. Sir Alex Younger is undoubtedly a legend in the intelligence and security community, and his storied career in the Middle East makes him the perfect addition to our conference line-up.” Alex adds, “This is Mr. Younger’s first time speaking publicly in the UAE and his participation underscores the value Intersec is bringing to its visitors, with exclusive opportunities, to engage with and learn from the very best in the industry. We are delighted to have Sir Alex onboard and look forward to welcoming him at the show.” Safety and security of future generations The 23rd edition of the flagship event is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at the Dubai World Trade Center, in Dubai, UAE and will be focused on the theme of ‘Uniting the world’s leading industry specialists for the safety & security of future generations.’ Demonstrating Intersec’s strategic importance to the UAE, Official Supporters include Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defense, Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA), the UAE Cyber Security Council and Dubai Municipality.
Dortronics Systems Inc., an industry-renowned company in off-the-shelf and customised door control solutions, is featuring its new 9-door controller for affordable multi-door interlocks and mantrap applications, from 2 to 9 doors, as well as its complete line-up of touchless door control solutions, at ISC East 2021 exhibition, in booth #1030. All of Dortronics’ product design and manufacturing operations are located at the company’s Sag Harbor, New York headquarters, which gives the company a unique ability to offer custom-fabricate a wide range of door control products, with fast turnaround times. Dortronics’ products at ISC East 2021 Bryan Sanderford, National Sales Manager of Dortronics Systems, Inc., said “Our new 48900 Series PLC interlock Controller answers users’ demand for a cost-effective and easy to install mantrap solution for specialised retail environments, with high-value merchandise, like jewelry, in cannabis dispensaries, or in clean room environments, at bio-tech labs or pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.” Bryan Sanderford adds, “It’s a product developed in response to market demand, which has continued to differentiate Dortronics from the big box houses and offshore suppliers. At Dortronics, we specialise in delivering door control solutions with the performance, quality, and often customised features and aesthetics that installers need with fast turnaround times and at the right price.” Dortronics’ 48900 PLC Interlock Controller Dortronics’ 48900 PLC Interlock Controller is a cost-effective solution for implementing door interlock and mantrap systems Dortronics’ 48900 PLC Interlock Controller is a cost-effective solution for implementing door interlock and mantrap systems, with up to nine doors. Under standard operating conditions, unlocking or opening one door automatically secures other designated doors, within the Interlock group. The fully integrated single-board solution provides installers with complete control of all operating and configuration options, without the need for and expense of, complex software. The 48900 Series PLC Interlock Controller integrates with virtually any access control system, utilising dry contacts. Dortronics 5278 Touchless Proximity Switch Dortronics 5278 Touchless Proximity Switch utilises optical infrared technology with embedded sensors to pick up motion within a 4-inch range with an illuminated LED ring for visibility under low-light conditions. A simple wave of the hand activates the touchless switch. The Dortronics 5278 Touchless Proximity Switch greatly decreases the potential to spread contagious diseases, since no actual hand contact is required to activate. These switches are often utilised with electronic locks and automatic door operators. The 5278 switch’s illuminated LED ring allows for visibility under low-light conditions. Dortronics’ 6612 Request to Exit Motion Sensing Door Release Dortronics’ 6612 Request to Exit Motion Sensing Door Release provides safe and immediate hands-free door release, and reliable fail-safe operation. It offers fast and accurate detection, with easy field adjustments, plus range and sensitivity controls, in order to assure maximum reliability. Dual relay outputs are available to redundantly cut power to the electromagnetic lock, while simultaneously signaling an access control system to unlock the door. The 6612’s attractive, slim housing is ideal for mounting the unit inconspicuously above any door.
Boon Edam Inc., a global pioneer in security entrances and architectural revolving doors announced they are demonstrating the new Speedlane Compact for the first time on the east coast in booth #1119 at the ISC East exhibition in New York City, NY. ISC East is the largest security trade show in the Northeast region of the US, bringing together thousands of security and public safety professionals with hundreds of leading security brands for the 2-day event. Boon Edam is also the official turnstile sponsor of the show, which runs from November 17-18. “We’re looking forward to connecting with the security community again at ISC East this year,” said Valerie Currin, President, Boon Edam. “The show is the ideal venue to introduce our Speedlane Compact to the East Coast.” Convenient security ideal for small spaces The Speedlane Compact is easy-to-use, easy-to-install, and agile in the manufacturing process, enabling faster delivery times to a customer’s location. The product designers have focused on ease and flexibility when it comes to integration: the cabinets are wide enough to allow for integration with many types of access technologies, including biometrics and facial recognition. The Speedlane Compact is fashioned to fit into small areas, making it ideal for high-value real estate properties. It does an effective job within a very small space – relieving security personnel and ensuring that only authorised people can enter the designated area. Its small footprint does not compromise in any way on design.
Patriot One Technologies Inc. announced a new set of solutions and capabilities built on its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Platform, which will give security venue operators a new way to make data-driven, intelligent decisions about overall security requirements and vulnerabilities. By using real-time, easily accessed statistics, Facility Reporting, Facility Insights and Customisable Alerting will provide a holistic view of the venue, enabling operators to optimise staffing and tailor the solution to their unique needs to protect patrons and staff, and enhance the overall patron experience. Today marks the first of several releases to the Platform, which integrates Patriot One’s next-generation patron screening solutions, Multi-Sensor Gateway and Video Recognition System. Patriot One will demo the new capabilities at ISC East in New York City on November 17th and 18th; visit them at booth #937 for more information. Enhanced dashboard capabilities With Facility Insights, our customers can get an integrated view in real-time, make data-driven decisions" “We’re excited to introduce Facility Reporting to our customers, to aid them in making staffing and operations decisions based on real-time data,” said Peter Evans, CEO of Patriot One. “At a number of venues, we have seen guest experience, operations and security staff struggle with ad hoc decision making. For example, what they should do about sudden long lines and wait times - is the source of the problem staffing, processing, ticketing or screening?” “And how does this compare from door to door, event to event, or hour to hour? With Facility Insights, our customers can get an integrated view in real-time, make data-driven decisions during an event and analyse patterns over time between events.” With the enhanced dashboard capabilities and statistics, venue operators can monitor multiple patrons and staff entrances in real-time, allowing them to make necessary adjustments to improve overall operations. For example, operators could deploy more staff at patron entrance “hot-spots” that are forming long lines or scale up the sensitivity of the weapons detection platform depending on the type of event that is taking place, and historical patterns. Facility Reporting Several new capabilities will be making up the updates to the Platform. Facility Reporting is enabling venue operators to monitor ingress and patron traffic more effectively within a facility, so the operators can efficiently coordinate and deploy additional staff where needed, track issues of concern and streamline line management. Facility Reporting will allow operators the ability to analyse security strategy decisions in real-time These statistical insights are helping them make quick, informed decisions on what could be causing long lines at entrances, or why some entrances are moving more slowly or quickly than others. Facility Reporting will allow operators the ability to analyse security strategy decisions in real-time and adjust as necessary, and overtime to facilitate planning. Facility Insights Facility Insights will provide a holistic view of the venue in dashboard or floorplan format, with the flexibility to ingest data from various sources, such as Multi-Sensor Gateway lanes, cameras using the Video Recognition System or other customer sources. Using correlated insights, venue operators can make quick, informed decisions to optimise security staff and fine tune security operations for better effectiveness and throughput. Superimposed “hot spots” on a venue map will alert operators, where there could be disruptions or longer than normal waits, are occurring, so they can make informed decisions to alleviate those issues. There will also be the opportunity to add another layer of safety by tracking specific patrons that are alerted with a prohibited item on entry throughout the facility. Customisable Alerting We took a good look at what is missing in the market, and what our customers have been voicing as key features Customisable Alerting will allow venues the flexibility to tailor security alerts to align with their unique security strategy and needs. Alerts can be set to different groups or priority levels depending on who should be receiving them, what event is taking place at the venue or which security guards are stationed in which areas. It will also allow operators to gather data from multiple sources and send it directly to staff in security operations centres or to smartphones that guards are using to deliver the right message to the right people at the right time. The form of alerts can also be customised, from simple avatars identifying issues and people of concern to more detailed video-enabled alerts. “We took a good look at what is missing in the market, and what our customers have been voicing as key features they would like to see in our roadmap,” Evans continued. “Our solutions are going beyond security and weapons detection. We are elevating the patron experience by arming security operations and staff with a holistic view of their facility and intelligent insights so they can make confident, data-driven decisions.”