Texecom is delighted to be sponsoring, along with CSL and Hikvision, the new Electronic Security Systems Competition at this year’s WorldSkills UK LIVE on 21–23 November at the NEC in Birmingham. WorldSkills UK and Skills for Security launched the competition to raise awareness of apprenticeship and career opportunities in the security and surveillance industry. Attracting over 70,000 visitors, WorldSkills UK LIVE is the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event. Electronic Security Systems Texecom has been a longstanding supporter of engineering apprentice training within the security industry" The event also hosts the National Finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions which see the UK’s top apprentices and students compete to win Gold, Silver and Bronze in their chosen skill. This year, for the first time, visitors to LIVE will be able to watch apprentices take part in the Electronic Security Systems Competition which has been designed to reflect the role of an Electronic Security Engineer and the high standards that are expected within the industry. “Texecom has been a longstanding supporter of engineering apprentice training within the security industry, and we are delighted to partner with WorldSkills UK and Skills for Security for the launch of this competition,” says Clym Brown, Texecom’s Marketing Director. Electronic security apprentices “Electronic security fundamentally protects people’s lives and livelihoods and as such is a very worthwhile endeavour for young people to consider as a career choice. This new competition will highlight the skills and innovation in the industry to a wider audience, as well as increasing the training level and knowledge base of electronic security apprentices already involved.” As part of its commitment to helping the next generation of security engineers and installers adapt to the digital revolution, Texecom recently launched the Texecom Academy. Designed to help security professionals get ahead of the digital curve, it redefines what it means to be a security professional by providing the skills, tools and mindset that will define the future of security – for installers and their customers.
Texecom Cloud is delighted to announce that they were awarded ‘Technological Innovation of the Year’ in the recent PSI Premier Awards. Accessible on any internet-connected device, Texecom Cloud enables security installers to manage multiple alarm systems from one simple interface, simultaneously. This in turn helps them save money and increase revenues by being more efficient and adding value to their customers. It gives engineers complete control over their alarm system portfolio – this includes safeguards to ensure only the right people have access to the right data. Engineers are restricted to only view and access security systems that are specific to them. Simple, quick and easily accessible The company has invested a great deal into R&D to develop the best, most relevant technology" System programming is simple, quick and easily accessible, and there is even the option to create custom programming templates from previous installations or imported Wintex profiles. This reduces the number of programming steps required, guaranteeing consistency from site-to-site and eliminating programming errors. One of the most important features of Texecom Cloud is remote maintenance and health checks. This reduces the number of times installers need to visit a site to diagnose, maintain, manage and service customer’s alarm panels – it can even eliminate the need to go on site completely. Digital revolution in security “We’re absolutely delighted to have won this award,” comments Texecom’s Marketing Director Clym Brown. “The company has invested a great deal into R&D to develop the best, most relevant technology to help our commercial and residential installers adapt to the digital revolution in security. Texecom Cloud, along with our TexecomPro App and our award-winning Texecom Connect connectivity options, are designed to help them increase revenues and delight their customers!”
The Security Event has built a platform which is truly designed by the industry, for the industry, with game-changing collaborations with manufacturers, distributors, service providers, associations and industry leaders, industry media and complementary events. Spearheading this approach, a truly outstanding group of global companies has been selected from a range of disciplines to help shape this game-changing new exhibition. The Security Event is proud to have support of its ten founding partners - Anixter, ASSA ABLOY, Avigilon, Comelit, Dahua, Honeywell, TDSi, Texecom, Tyco and Videcon. Comelit managing director Francesca Boeris commented: “Comelit are extremely excited to become a founding partner of The Security Event 2019. The events concept and UK focus aligns perfectly with Comelit’s aims moving forwards.” Notable security experts The Security Event will delivery exactly what the commercial security market has been waiting for"Andy Croston, Owner/Director at Videcon Ltd echos this sentiment, “As one of the first Founding Partners to come on board we saw the huge potential of this exhibition from the very beginning. We’re certain The Security Event will delivery exactly what the commercial security market has been waiting for." As Dahua’s UK & Ireland head of operations Ben Perkins puts it, The Security Event “Gives Dahua the opportunity to get in front of the UK market.” The event has already created a buzz within the industry and is expected to welcome over 6,000 visitors across the three days. Along with notable security experts and respected industry bodies, the event will also host around 100 security brands, including the 10 founding partners. Engaging with security professionals For these companies to come on board as founding partners reaffirms the goals of The Security Event as a concept, with a vision to create a dedicated platform that levels the playing field, enabling exhibitors, installers and end users alike to reconnect. “We believe The Security Event is exactly what the UK security industry needs and are excited to come on board as a founding partner,” says Gareth Ellams, ASSA ABLOY Group Sales Director. He continues, “At ASSA ABLOY, we are looking forward to the opportunity to engage directly with security professionals as well as end users, to present our solutions.” The Security Event is proud to host a tailored education programme, featuring professionally accredited seminars, designed specifically for UK security professionals in the trade and their end users. Innovation Theatre to host seminars All ten founding partners will be welcomed into our Innovation Theatre hosting seminars on a broad range of disciplines Delivered across three theatres, industry bodies, technology leaders and renowned experts will provide the latest industry developments and technology updates. As well as participating in the exhibition itself, all ten founding partners will be welcomed into our Innovation Theatre hosting seminars on a broad range of disciplines. Location is of huge importance to The Security Event and was a key deciding factor for many of the founding partners also. Gordon Morrison, Sales Director, Access & Video, GB, Tyco Security Products recognises that, “The opportunity to take an active role as a Founding Partner in an industry event at the location that so many of our customers consider ‘home’ was extremely welcome." John Davies, TDSi Managing Director also says: “We look forward to meeting our partners and customers in the heart of the Midlands again in 2019.” Excellent opportunity to showcase products The Security Event will be the first time a major security exhibition has been held at the NEC Birmingham for more than five years and many feel the NEC has always been the true home of UK Security. Texecom marketing director Clym Brown agrees: “We’re partnering with The Security Event because it gives us the chance to reconnect with our installer base in the Midlands and North of the country.” This event provides an excellent opportunity to showcase our security portfolio and enhance our relationships with installers" Mick Goodfellow, GM Honeywell Security EMEA also expresses his delight at joining: “This event provides an excellent opportunity to showcase our security portfolio and in a location that allows us to enhance our relationships with our installer base.” Connecting with integrators Jarod Booth, Strategic Relationship Manager of Anixter shows his support “There is a gap in terms of opportunities to connect with integrators, end-users and installers outside of London and the South of England, and we feel that the location of The Security Event will help bridge that gap.” With 10 of the world’s most recognised security brands supporting the development and launch of the first edition, the industry can be assured that The Security Event will be the place to do business going forward.
Texecom’s new connectivity platform, Texecom Connect, allows security installers to deliver enhanced smart solutions for both commercial and residential customers without compromising on core security principles. Premier Elite control panels With Texecom Connect, security installers are able to offer customers a secure system with the additional benefits of automation, smart management and flexible control, all from Texecom’s established and familiar Premier Elite range of control panels. The Texecom Connect concept is a very simple one. At its heart is a professional quality graded intruder alarm system that uses the proven Premier Elite range of control panels. Along with the intruder alarm system, security installers can offer a more immersive experience for the customer, allowing them to take control of the system, along with other peripherals such as video, lighting, power management and smart control of household appliances. Managing intruder alarm solution Texecom Connect is compatible with all Premier Elite control panels, including legacy systems via a firmware update. Texecom Connect enhances Premier Elite alarm systems with the addition of an app, smart communicator and API. The Texecom Connect Appis designed to provide an environment where endusers actively want tointeract with their home Together these allow end users to engage with their intruder alarm solutions in an intuitive and flexible way, ensuring that advanced security, building control and site automation can all be managed easily and securely from any connected and authorised iOS smartphone or tablet device. For end users, Texecom Connect aims to transform the user experience. The Texecom Connect App is designed to provide an environment where end users actively want to interact with their home, enjoy the new possibilities that are open to them, and deliver the peace of mind that comes with knowledge and control. Tailored app experience For security installers, Texecom Connect ensures that whilst smart functionality can be added to increase the value of the system, this does not impact on, nor compromise, the performance of the graded professional intruder alarm systems. Commenting on the launch, Clym Brown, Marketing Director, Texecom Ltd said: “Texecom Connect introduces a choice of connectivity options to transform the user experience, enabling intruder alarm systems to deliver customer value every day. Texecom Connect uses technology to make people’s lives easier, not more complex. The Texecom Connect App has been carefully designed to allow end users access to an array of custom features, to tailor their app experience for their own personal and particular needs, without resorting to complicated programming.”
Intersec has been a key fixture for many BSIA members who exhibit year-on-year Members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) have returned from Intersec reporting a successful exhibition for UK exhibitors. Expansion into the Middle East market The three day show – held at the Dubai World Trade Centre over the 17th – 19th January – is seen by many as the most important security exhibition in the Middle East region and it plays a pivotal role in enabling UK companies to meet with potential customers, existing distributors or partners and as a platform to launch new products into the Middle-Eastern market. Intersec has been a key fixture for many BSIA members who exhibit year-on-year and it continues to attract new exhibitors who are keen to take advantage of the opportunities the show presents. One BSIA member company, RGL Electronics Ltd, has already been active in the Middle East for a number of years and attended Intersec 2016 as an exhibitor for the first time this year. Geoff Jones, Director of RGL Electronics, said: “By exhibiting at Intersec this year, we had the opportunity of getting in front of the people that really matter and we were able to build upon what is already a major marketplace for the RGL brand. We showcased our range of access control products and a Disabled Toilet Alarm, all of which attracted a good response from visitors to the show. The quality of the contacts we have made has been very high and I anticipate that some of these contacts will develop into orders over the coming months. Something that struck me during the show, was just how much larger the scale of the projects in the Middle East are compared to those in Europe; the size of the developments in the Middle East offer promising opportunities for RGL and other UK companies.” Much of the interest in UK security products in the Middle East comes from the long history of excellence in design and innovation and this was certainly evident at Intersec. Storm Interface – another BSIA member – launched the Storm S60 range of mullion format readers at the show, which received a fantastic response from prospective customers. Peter Jarvis, Senior Executive VP at Storm Interface, commented: “The response to the Storm S60 was absolutely astonishing. When developing the product, we found that there was a real need for a product that would not affect the aesthetics of landmark buildings where typically you wouldn’t want to drill into the building materials to affix a traditional reader. The S60 has been designed so that it can fit into a door frame, thus removing the need to attach it to glass, marble or other similar materials. We’ve found that there is a real demand in the Middle East for products that meet the design specifications of landmark buildings, especially in Dubai. Our attendance at Intersec has been particularly successful; we have been able to talk to all of our target contacts including existing distributors in the UAE and the regional managers of recently agreed distribution partnerships.” Attendance of international visitors “By exhibiting at Intersec this year, we had the opportunity of getting in front of the people that really matter and we were able to build upon what is already a major marketplace for the RGL brand," says Geoff Jones, Director of RGL Electronics A large part of the attraction for UK companies to exhibit at Intersec, is the variety of international visitors to the show, from the wider Middle East and further afield. John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi Ltd and Chairman of the BSIA’s Export Council said: “TDSi had a highly successful appearance at Intersec 2016. We gained 30% extra visitors compared to the previous year, some of which came from a wide range of countries including: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey, as well as further afield from Angola, India and Sri Lanka. The overall quality of visitors at the show was excellent, the majority of people we spoke to were working on active projects, so we had productive and substantive conversations on all three days. “Our integration to wireless access control products from ASSA ABLOY and Simons Voss created a lot of interest on our stand, along with our new Time and Attendance software packages. Visitors were also drawn to our new reader range, both for the aesthetics and functional multi-technology capability. As always, our strength in offering open platforms for security integration proved very popular with visitors to the stand. “We were delighted to receive confirmation of a project win in Abu Dhabi at Intersec 2016 and expect to close projects in Kuwait, Saudi and Qatar within the next few weeks as a result of conversations at the show.” Remsdaq also experienced an uplift in validated leads, estimating that they recorded approximately 25% more than last year. Alan Hardy, EMEA Sales Manager, commented: “It was an extremely satisfying exhibition with unprecedented numbers of good quality contacts visiting our stand. There was an extremely positive reaction from all our visitors to our EntroWatch, EntroStar and EntroPad range of access control solutions and considerable interest shown for StarWatch, our enterprise product range, and Sabre our fibre optic perimeter intrusion detection products. We are confident that our business in the region will increase significantly as a direct result of our participation in the show.” “TDSi had a highly successful appearance at Intersec 2016. We gained 30% extra visitors compared to the previous year, some of which came from a wide range of countries," says John Davies, Managing Director, TDSi Electronic security solutions from Texecom Texecom found the show to be a great platform to demonstrate their professional electronic security solutions – including the Premier Elite Series - to the Middle East and beyond. Clym Brown, Marketing Director, explained: “We see themes from Intersec that resonate with global market challenges – the proliferation of advanced wireless security devices, home network and smartphone connectivity for users taking control of their own security, and increased connectivity and integrated features for commercial and security applications. At Texecom, our product range caters for small, low-risk applications, right through to high-risk, high-value, complex installations. At Intersec, we found our breadth of system offerings, using the same architecture and programming structure throughout, was really well received by visitors looking to provide the highest levels of security for a wide range of applications.” 73 UK companies took advantage of the many benefits that come with exhibiting as part of the UK Pavilion, which was organised by the BSIA. Benefits included a prominent stand position in the main section of the show, logistical and on-site support, hassle-free stand design and build and increased exposure to visitors through a strong UK brand presence. Peter Jarvis, Senior Executive VP of Storm Interface, said: “We’ve been really impressed with the level of support that the BSIA has provided both before and during Intersec. Association with the BSIA is absolutely essential at these types of exhibition. The BSIA’s excellent organisation of the UK pavilion this year, has freed us up to come here and do what we need to; meet with target contacts, promote our products and make valuable sales.” The BSIA is also organising UK Pavilions at Security Essen and IFSEC South-East Asia, both taking place in September 2016.
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