As the great and good of the Security and BMS markets converged on Stoneleigh Park last week (Jan 24 – 26) one thing was clear – IP is here to stay.

More than 100 Exhibiting, supporting companies and organisations gathered to demonstrate their wears to thousands of knowledge hungry visitors who had travelled from across the globe to acquaint themselves with the latest in cutting edge security technology.

"at the IIPSEC show this year, innovation was definitely the theme and a clear vision for the future was evident from all those attending - exhibitors and visitors alike."

End-Users jostled with Integrators, Consultants and other security professionals to learn more about the huge array of new and innovative products on display.  IP based CCTV utilising Video over IP technology was well represented with market leaders such as Axis Communication, Sony, Mobotix and Dallmeier demonstrating the very latest in Surveillance solutions along with the likes of Dedicated Micros, DVTel, Milestone Systems, Verint and many others presenting end to end solutions with real applications in a real life environment.

"IP as a technology is clearly here to stay and as a platform for out-of-the-box thinking it offers huge scope for those innovators developing a wide range of security and business applications."

As the uses for IP based networked solutions grow and the applications for software innovations increase we are seeing joined-up surveillance, access control, intruder and fire systems utilise a common IP backbone and with an increase in “policy” bases management software and innovative display systems becoming available the industry’s stakeholders are certainly in for a treat.

The Quality time with Quality people ethic of the show shone through as both Exhibitors and visitors remarked upon the quality of the showcase and its delegates and visitors.  It is clear that there are savvy buyers out there, asking the right questions of the right people and with money to spend on suitable solutions.

Ever Popular – the Educational programme proved the cornerstone of the week with an estimated 800 delegates attending the seminars, conference and presentations.  Plus a huge number passing through the learning zone where hands-on workshops were giving the visitors an opportunity to get close-up and personal with the technology.

As organisers, we believe that IIPSEC as a stand alone event focussing on Networked Security Systems, has come of age – moved up a gear and become a recognised part of the industry calendar.

"I think that the success of IIPSEC week is due in no small part to the effort and commitment of the exhibitors and supporters 'The ‘Quality Time with Quality People' ethic of the event has borne fruit and provided a platform for both exhibitors and visitors to gain knowledge and share ideas" said Paul Hennings, IIPSEC Director

But don’t take our word for it this is what exhibitors at IIPSEC 2006 said about the show:

We didn’t think that you could do better than last year - but you did! Keep up the good work, and see you next year.

Simon Cross - Sales & Marketing Director – VDT

IIPSEC 2006 was highly successful - and next year will be even more so. Congratulations!
Juan Kirsten

Director General – ISIO

Well done on achieving a credible result – professional show and excellent visitors.  Thanks to you and your team for all the hard work in order to make it a success.
Chris Williams – Wavelet Technologies

Thanks again for organising another very successful show. As you know we are completely flattered at inning both the awards and plan to make the most of it over the coming year.
Dave Richie – Codestuff

The people we met over the 3 days at IIPSEC were excellent quality and provides a completely different platform to meet a different audience than some other industry events.
Robert Wint - Verint

IIPSEC – IP in Security Innovation Awards.

As more than 200 people sat down for the Gala Dinner at the Royal Court Hotel Coventry, there was a sense of anticipation as the award ceremony drew nearer – compared by Nigel Mead, Close-up Magician and presented by IIPSEC Directors, Paul Hennings and Kevin Fagan.

The audience was as one in congratulating the recipients of this years IP in Security Innovation Awards – Following close scrutiny by a team of independent industry experts from the End-User, Integrator, Technology and Marketing disciplines, as always the cream rose to the top.  The three awards for Hardware, Software and Application Innovation were closely run with: Dallmeier, Codestuff and Borer Data Systems receiving the awards and Scottish based Codestuff walking away with the over-all Innovation title.

New for 2006 was the IP UserGroup Award. Nominated and voted for by the members there was always only one winner with Milestone Systems emerging clear favourites and taking the award.

Paul Hennings commented "I am also delighted that the Awards were so well received.  I had not dreamt that they were so highly regarded and sought after – I congratulate the winners who have emerged from an extremely high quality group of entries"

For a full list of finalist and winners see below.

In summary:

Now in its fourth year the event is set to grow again in 2007 with more than half the stands already booked.  Organiser Kevin Fagan puts the success down in no small part to the event’s strong education programme, which he believes makes it unique in the world.  Fagan commented “We are planning to deliver a wider range of education tracks for 2007.  It’s clear that in a pre-competitive, fast-emerging market like this, industry education is what matters most – this is exactly what IIPSEC 2006 delivered.”

The Event was a great success – it reflected the positive the state of the industry and the manner in which IP technology has a role to play – we trust that all those that attended went away having either learned something new, gained an opportunity for new business or just had a good time…

Dates for 2007, 23 rd – 25 th January – Stoneleigh Park, NAC, Near Coventry Warks. UK CV8 2LZ

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Award Winners

Software Innovation Award Finalists

  • Codestuff - IP Media Broadcaster. (WINNER)
  • Milestone Systems - XProtect Smart Client.
  • A4Vision - Secure Site Access & Alarm Management.
  • DVTel - SceneTracker.
  • Initsys - SetbyPhone.

Hardware Innovation Awards Finalists

  • Pelco - Endura VCD5000 Matrix Controller.
  • Dedicated Micros - TransVu Media.
  • Dallmeier Electronic - DF3000 IP Colour Camera. (WINNER)
  • A4Vision - Vision Access 3D Face Reader.
  • Complus Teltronic - ET901 IP/Intercom Gateway.

Innovative Application Award Finalists

  • Dedicated Micros - Pennine Housing 2000.
  • Borer Data Systems - CruSafe Personnel On Board System. (WINNER)
  • DVTel - New Bangkok International Airport.
  • Initsys - Sainsburys Project.
  • Axis Communications - New York State Courts.

IP UserGroup Award - Finalists

  • Dedicated Micros - DVIP Server.
  • Axis Communications - 225 Fixed Dome Camera.
  • CNL - IP Security Centre.
  • Sony - SNC-CS3P IP Colour Camera.
  • Milestone - XProtect Enterprise. (WINNER)

Overall Innovation Award Winner

  • Codestuff - IP Media Broadcaster
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