Global MSC Security announces that it has chosen Meningitis Now as its charity for the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2021, which takes place in Bristol on Tuesday 19th October. The annual event for professionals operating in all areas of the surveillance industry will help the Bristol and Avon Group (B&A Group) to meet its pledge to raise £100k, for the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK. The B&A Group has already raised more than £82k to help support Meningitis Now’s ambition to defeat meningitis within a generation. Funding vital research A gala fundraising dinner will be hosted at The Bristol Hotel on the eve of the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2021. We rely on supporters such as B&A Group and Global MSC Security to help us raise the vital funds we need" Executive Founder of Meningitis Now, Steve Dayman MBE, will be attending the gala dinner and he says: “I am incredibly proud of the work we do, from raising awareness to supporting people living with the impact of meningitis and funding vital research that we hope will one day lead to a universal vaccine to protect against all strains of meningitis. As a charity, we rely on supporters such as B&A Group and Global MSC Security to help us raise the vital funds we need. Every donation helps us keep going until our fight against meningitis is won.” Pioneering vaccine work Managing Director of Global MSC Security, Derek Maltby, states: “The success of the COVID-19 vaccine programme has demonstrated what is possible when scientists have the resources they need.” He adds: “Every year I am struck by the generosity of the surveillance industry and I know we will raise a lot of money for Meningitis Now, to support the pioneering vaccine work being done.” Clare Berkely of B&A Group, comments: “We have made huge strides in our pledge to raise £100k for Meningitis Now. We are delighted that Global MSC Security has come onboard to help us to achieve and hopefully exceed our target before the end of this year.”
Global MSC Security has announced that the new Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material and Surveillance Camera, Professor Fraser Sampson, will address delegates at the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2021. He will be joined by speakers, including Philip Ingram MBE and Professor Martin Innes, to discuss the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the surveillance industry. The conference takes place on Tuesday 19th October 2021, at The Bristol Hotel, in Bristol, United Kingdom. Use of AI in the surveillance industry Professor Martin Innes is currently serving as the Director of Crime and Security Research Institute, at Cardiff University and also as Director of the Universities Police Science Institute. He will present the session, ‘The technology of facial recognition and the ethics which underpin it’, at the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2021. Professor Innes from Cardiff University commented, “Facial recognition technologies have emerged as a particularly controversial technology among the growing armoury of digital policing tools. Supporters point to clear benefits in helping police identify wanted suspects. Opponents worry about the step change in surveillance capacity and capability such technologies portend.” Facial recognition biometrics in policing Philip Ingram will consider how video analytics, such as facial recognition technology could aid an investigation Informed by data from the world’s first independent evaluation of how facial recognition biometrics can be used to support street policing, Professor Innes will explore how the technology is being deployed by police and what results they can and cannot deliver. Philip Ingram MBE from Grey Hare Media and a former Colonel with the British Military Intelligence will discuss the challenges of seizing large quantities of surveillance camera footage, during a major incident (such as the Salisbury Novichok poisoning case). Philip Ingram will consider how video analytics, such as facial recognition technology could aid an investigation. Counter terrorism threat update Louise Stapleton, Counter Terrorism Security Advisor at Avon & Somerset Police will provide ‘A counter terrorism threat update’, concentrating on the current threat faced in the United Kingdom from terrorism, threat actors, methodologies, and hostile reconnaissance. The presentation will include an overview of the ‘See, Check and Notify’ workshop, developed by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure. Providing a perspective from inside the control room will be Chris Harrison, the CCTV Manager at North Somerset Council. He will share his CCTV system upgrade journey from concept to completion, including justifying the works financially and efficiency. Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2021 Derek Maltby, Managing Director of Global MSC Security, said “We are honoured to have such a high calibre of speaker presenting at The Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition this year. AI can be polarising, misunderstood and sensationalised. This event will separate fact from fiction, to understand where we are today, what is possible and what checks and balances need to be in place, for it to be used ethically and effectively.” The Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition is slated to take place from October 18 to October 19, 2021, at The Bristol Hotel, located in Bristol City Centre, United Kingdom.
Global MSC Security will debate the ability of artificial intelligence to help Security Managers and Surveillance Camera Operators improve how live incidents are handled. Experts in facial recognition, criminal behaviour will participate in the Developing Smart Surveillance Operators free-to-attend online broadcast on 16th March at 13:00 (GMT). Keynotes will be presented by Dr. Craig Donald, Professor James Ferryman, and Tony Porter QPM LLB, with the broadcast, also featuring an in-depth Q&A panel with technology companies - Genetec, Bosch Security & Safety Systems, and Hanwha Techwin. Automatic visual surveillance Tony Porter is the former Surveillance Camera Commissioner and recently joined the facial recognition company Corsight AI as its Chief Privacy Officer, where is focused on the technological, legislative, and ethical aspects of a technology. James Ferryman is a Professor of Computational Vision at the University of Reading. He will discuss the computer analysis behind CCTV images, focusing on the latest research into automatic visual surveillance of wide-area scenes, using computational vision. Providing insight into the human factors involved in security technology integration will be Dr. Craig Donald, an esteemed organisational psychologist, with a specialist involvement in crime behavioural analysis and detection. Video management systems Technology such AI is placing intelligence in cameras and video management systems" “AI technology has the potential to support operators in making smarter decisions,” comments Dr. Craig Donald. “However, as we move to world where cameras are capable of learning, then both the camera and the operator will need good teachers, to ensure they understand crime behaviour, strategy, and dynamics.” Managing Director of Global MSC Security, Derek Maltby, states: “We are not talking about replacing operators, but enabling them to harness technology that is available right now to work smarter. Traditionally cameras have provided the lens through which operators observe, monitor, and respond to behaviours and actions. However, technology such AI is placing intelligence in cameras and video management systems, enabling them to not only see, but understand, interpret and guide the operator on the appropriate course of action.” Video analytics data A Q&A panel will provide insight into the latest technologies that enable smart surveillance operators. The speakers will be joined by Christian Morin, Vice-President of Integrations & Cloud Services at Genetec who will demonstrate how its Security Centre provides a single intuitive unified interface that enables operators to make sense of complexity. Bosch Security and Safety Systems will be demonstrating how video analytics data and alerts can be optimised by machine learning to support operators with better situational awareness, and Hanwha Techwin will explain how new technologies can enable operators to work smarter not harder. The Global MSC Security ‘Developing Smart Surveillance Operators’ Special Online Event is free-to-attend and takes place on 16th March at 13:00 (GMT).
Global MSC Security announced that it will host a live Special Online Event on Tuesday 16th March at 13:00 (GMT), to help Security Managers understand how the latest video surveillance technology is enabling camera operators to improve how live incidents are managed. The ‘Developing Smart Surveillance Operators’ live studio broadcast is free-to-attend and will include expert insights from Genetec, Hanwha Techwin and Bosch Security and Safety Systems. The handling of incidents in progress requires a very different skillset to managing of post event investigations familiar to most operators, as the Managing Director of Global MSC Security, Derek Maltby explains: “It is not realistic to expect an operator to concentrate on a video wall for long periods of time and detect the often subtle cues, or patterns of behaviour, that suggest an incident is taking place, or about to escalate." Surveillance camera operators "It is also true that many operators are not sure about what it is that they need to be looking for.” He adds: “To compound the problem, incidents may occur on cameras that do not have a live feed on the video wall.” The event is sponsored by Genetec, Hanwha Techwin and Bosch Security and Safety Systems Trained surveillance camera operators are very good at making the right judgement calls under pressure, but they need a clear operating picture. This is where the latest technology can help. The second Global MSC Security Special Online Event will demonstrate how operators can be automatically alerted to potentially suspicious or unusual activity. By presenting them with real-time insights, they can take the appropriate course of action at the right time, to mitigate or deescalate a situation. Smart surveillance systems “The direction of travel in both public and private sectors is towards smart surveillance, and many organisations already have the foundations in place through recent investments in IP-based systems,” continues Maltby. “However, it is also true that in most instances these same systems are vastly underutilised. This event is aimed at putting organisations on the right path, making sure they understand the true value and realise the full potential of what they have.” The former Surveillance Camera Commissioner and new Chief Privacy Officer at Corsight AI, Tony Porter QPM LLB, will join a panel of independent speakers, chaired by Consultant at Global MSC Security, David White. The Global MSC Security ‘Developing Smart Surveillance Operators’ Special Online Event is free-to-attend and takes place on 16th March at 13:00 (GMT). It sponsored by Genetec, Hanwha Techwin and Bosch Security and Safety Systems and media sponsor the International Security Journal.
Global MSC Security announced that it has been appointed by the City of Edinburgh Council to consult on a planned upgrade of its video surveillance system from analogue to IP, as Edinburgh progresses towards its vision to become one of the world smartest capital cities. Working with the Council, Global MSC Security will use its public sector expertise to oversee the preparation of a tender specification of a fully integrated public space surveillance operation. Upgrading public realm CCTV surveillance system The appointment of Global MSC Security follows the announcement that the City of Edinburgh Council is investing over £1 million in its public realm CCTV (including housing blocks, transport network and Council buildings) and has also secured £712,000 from the 'Scotland's 8th City, the Smart City' European Regional Development Fund Strategic Intervention in support of an upgrade to its CCTV infrastructure, as part of its smart city programme. Global MSC Security has a wealth of expertise in public space surveillance, having consulted on dozens of local authority CCTV surveillance projects, including The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Central Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Herefordshire, North Somerset, Barnet, Bristol City, Dorset, Neath and Port Talbot, Mid Devon and Maidstone and Luton Councils. Installing new IP cameras, VMS and encoders Global MSC Security will ensure the City of Edinburgh Council is able to upgrade its public space cameras, VMS and encoders Global MSC Security will ensure the City of Edinburgh Council is able to upgrade its public space cameras, video management system (VMS) and encoders, with the right technology at the best price and implemented smoothly. Global MSC Security’s Managing Director, Derek Maltby stated “We offer a wealth of experience in specifying public space surveillance systems for local authorities. Global MSC Security is proud to be involved in what is a major initiative not only for the City but Scotland and its position as a leader in smart services and society.” Resilient and secure city surveillance system He adds, “This important and essential infrastructure upgrade represents a significant investment, and the resulting system will provide the Council with a function-rich, future-proof, highly resilient and secure surveillance system.” Derek further stated, “However, for any organisation making the switch from analogue to IP, it is vital that the transition is managed in the correct way, to maximise resources and optimise system performance. That begins with a robust tender specification, which is where our expertise lies.” The tender specification is expected to be released by the City of Edinburgh Council in February 2021 and the contract awarded in September.
Global MSC Security has announced that its Security Conference & Exhibition will take place as a live, virtual event on 10th November 2020, with keynote presentations from the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter QPM LLB and Philip Ingram MBE. The free-to-attend event will take place from 2 pm until 3.30 pm from a bespoke streaming studio with the presenters in attendance and the audience joining remotely; it is sponsored by Genetec and Pelco, and supported by the International Security Journal. Tony Porter will use one of his final public appearances as the Surveillance Camera Commissioner to discuss a recent Court of Appeal case and its implications for the use of facial recognition technology. Video analytics Joining Tony Porter will be Philip Ingram MBE, who will use his experience as a former Colonel with British military intelligence and a chemical weapons expert, to provide insight into the Salisbury Novichok poisoning which took place in 2018. He will consider how video analytics (including facial recognition) can be utilised in investigations and applied in a strategic way to mitigate the impact of such incidents. The audience will also have the ability to pose questions to the presenters and sponsors during an interactive panel session towards the end of the programme. In addition to this virtual presentation, Global MSC Security has also confirmed that its annual conference & exhibition, charity gala dinner and the prestigious Gordon McLanaghan Award for Security Innovation, will return to the Bristol Hotel in Bristol on 15th and 16th March 2021, expanding on the ‘virtual’ topic of the use of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics in Video Surveillance. Amongst others, Philip Ingram will provide more in-depth analysis of the topic he will cover during the on-line event. 2020 conference and exhibition rescheduled The Managing Director of Global MSC Security, Derek Maltby states: “Our annual event attracts more than 150 attendees, and we pride ourselves on it being an intimate educational event with lots of networking opportunities. Rather than limit numbers and compromise on the quality of the event, in light of current essential social distancing measures, we have decided to run our first live virtual conference and reschedule our 2020 conference and exhibition to March 2021.” Earlier in the year 2019, Global MSC Security announced Meningitis Now as its nominated charity for 2020 and the company announced that its fundraising support will continue into 2021. A new prospectus has been launched highlighting sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for 2021.
Global MSC Security has announced that it has chosen Meningitis Now as its charity for the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2020, which takes place at the Bristol Hotel in Bristol, United Kingdom, on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th November, 2020. The annual event for professionals operating in all areas of the surveillance industry, will help the Bristol and Avon Group (B&A Group) to meet its pledge to raise £100k, for the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK. Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2020 The B&A Group has already raised more than £75k to help fund the ground breaking vaccine project taking place at the University of Bristol, which is aiming to eradicate all strains of the meningitis virus. A fundraising dinner will be hosted on the eve of the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2020. Each year the surveillance industry proves its generosity, and I know they will be out in force again for Meningitis Now" Last year, the Global MSC Security Conference & Exhibition raised £5400 for The Lily Foundation. The Managing Director of Global MSC Security, Derek Maltby stated, “Each year the surveillance industry proves its generosity, and I know they will be out in force again for Meningitis Now.” Raising funds for charity Derek Maltby added, “With so many fundraising events cancelled and postponed this year due to Coronavirus, it has never been more important to support our charities.” B&A Group’s Clare Raby, comments, “We have made huge strides in our pledge to raise £100k for Meningitis Now. We are delighted that Global MSC Security has come onboard to help us to achieve and hopefully exceed our target before the end of this year.” Registrations for the Global MSC Security Conference & Exhibition 2020 opened on 4th May, 2020, along with the announcement of the theme of the conference and keynote speakers.
Global MSC Security announces that it has chosen The Lily Foundation as its charity for the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2019, which takes place on 11th and 12th November in Bristol and this year focuses on the ethical use of surveillance. Conference programme Founded in 2008, by Liz Curtis in memory of her daughter Lily, who died from mitochondrial disease at eight months old, The Lily Foundation is a national charity committed to finding a cure through funding research, as well as raising awareness and supporting more than 300 families. Global MSC Security was introduced to The Lily Foundation by Sarah Moore, a mother from Bath who lost two children (Harriet and Kimberley) to mitochondrial disease. Managing Director of Global MSC Security, Derek Maltby says: “When we heard Sarah’s story and the work of The Lily Foundation we instantly wanted to support it.” He adds: “Each year we choose a charity to benefit from the generosity of security practitioners who join us at our gala dinner and I can think of no worthier cause than The Lily Foundation to support this year.” Double CPD points Previous beneficiaries from the Global MSC Security gala include the Royal British Legion, Bristol Children’s Hospital’s Grand Appeal. Children’s Hospice South West, the Above and Beyond Charity and Movember. The gala charity dinner will take place on Monday 11th November at the Bristol Hotel, Bristol. The doors to the 21th annual Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition will open on 11th for an exhibition preview with the conference taking place on 12th November. The event is free-to-attend for all delegates and they will receive double CPD points from the Security Institute for attending the conference programme.
Global MSC Security has announced the keynote speakers for the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018. The Surveillance Camera Commissioner will be joined by representatives from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), Avon and Somerset Police, Dacorum Borough Council, Soter Protective Services and a criminologist from the University of Essex, to discuss ‘GDPR, Surveillance and Security’. Managing Director of Global MSC Security, Derek Maltby says: “The GDPR has been EU law since 25th May 2018, but there is still much confusion and misinformation regarding what the new data protection regulation means for the surveillance and wider security sector. We are bringing together the experts for a one-day conference in the hope of providing clarification as to the best way forward, in order to safeguard people and assets whilst adhering to the law.” Security & surveillance experts The 20th annual Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition, now in its 14th year takes place on Tuesday 13th November at the Bristol Hotel, Bristol. Confirmed keynote speakers include: Tony Porter MSyl is the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, whose role is to encourage compliance with the surveillance camera code of practice. Anne Russell is Senior Policy Officer at the ICO and will discuss GDPR in the context of the security and surveillance sector. Peter Spindler MSyI is Director of Soter Protective Services and he will draw on the learning from Operation Yewtree to provide insight into the role security professionals can play in safeguarding the vulnerable and how GDRP is applied. Sgt Chris Green from Avon and Somerset Police will be talking about reducing harm in the community by maximising the benefits of CCTV, and how covert methods and body worn video cameras are having a dramatic effect on the policing of complex problems. Jim Guiton is the Community Control Room Manager at Dacorum Borough Council and will explain how he ensures the council complies with GDPR in relation to its 350-strong surveillance camera network. Prof. Pete Fussey is a Criminologist from the University of Essex specialising in surveillance and society. The Global MSC Security Conference & Exhibition is free-to-attend for all delegates and they will receive double CPD points from the Security Institute for attending the conference programme.
Global MSC Security announced that it has been commissioned by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM) to advise and support the procurement of a new high-definition public space surveillance camera system across the whole of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. A budget of £1.3 million has been approved by the council for this significant enhancement to its camera system, which includes the replacement of analogue infrastructure with IP wireless transmission and a new stairwell camera system at multi-story car parks at Hines Meadow, Broadway, Stafferton Way and Victoria Street.The new state-of-the-art wireless system will be monitored all day, every day, throughout the year Enhanced coverage Cllr Jesse Grey, cabinet member for environmental services (incl. parking and flooding) at the Royal Borough, explains: “We are investing £1.3 million into upgrading our CCTV network as part of our wider commitment to doing what we can to maintain and enhance the safety of residents, visitors and businesses in the borough.” “The new state-of-the-art wireless system will be monitored all day, every day, throughout the year, enhancing coverage across the borough and providing greater support to Thames Valley Police.” Derek Maltby, MD of Global MSC Security says, “This project follows a comprehensive review of the boroughs security system infrastructure by Global MSC Security’s specialist team. We are proud to be taking this forward and working with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead to help improve the safety and security of residents, visitors and businesses in the towns across borough.” The new system is expected to be in operation by the end of 2018.
The Gala Dinner event raised £2,200 for Children’s Hospice South West Charity Underpinning their acknowledged reputation as a surveillance camera manufacturer, at the recent Global MSC Security Conference & Exhibition 2016, 360 Vision Technology gave an in-depth presentation to industry professionals and invited guests, about the performance benefits to be gained when deploying the company’s latest camera products. Meeting security needs “With a large team of highly experienced software, electronic, and mechanical engineers based at the company’s UK head office, 360 Vision Technology is consistently innovating and expanding its camera product range to meet the security industry’s ever changing needs,” says Mark Rees, Business Development Director, 360 Vision Technology. “The Global MSC Security Conference & Exhibition provided us with a very effective platform to promote our industry leading technology, quality and depth of support we offer as a British company with state-of-the-art in-house design and manufacturing facilities.” “The Global MSC event provides a one-stop-shop for security professionals, consultants and end-users to acquire a comprehensive overview and insight into the latest developments the security industry has to offer. As such, this event gives security product manufacturers unparalleled access to the industry’s key decision makers.” Surveillance cameras on display With an audience that included Jeff Lovell, the Lord Mayor of Bristol, speaking prior to the event’s Gala Dinner, 360 Vision Technology’s Adrian Kirk, Director of Strategic Accounts, talked about the company’s Predator, Centurion and new Overview cameras. Adrian’s presentation included live control and video from a camera within the Bristol city centre network - illustrating the camera’s advanced technological capabilities within a ‘real world’ environment. “The Global MSC event provides a one-stop-shop for security professionals, consultants and end-users” The full 360 Vision Technology range includes static and integrated PTZ, HD, cooled and uncooled thermal, polished stainless steel and radar controlled cameras, and patent pending integrated and standalone SIRIUS white light and infrared LED illuminators. Innovative technology Commenting on the event, Derek Maltby of Global MSC Security said: “We are extremely happy to host leading security industry experts such as 360 Vision Technology, they did a great job of informing and educating our delegates about innovative technology, via a very entertaining and dynamic presentation—we’re look forward to seeing them again in 2017.” In addition to the conference and exhibition, the Gala Dinner event raised £2,200 for Children’s Hospice South West Charity, which helps to provide hospice care for children with life-limiting medical conditions.
Vemotion demonstrated how the company is shaping much of tomorrow’s CCTV technology Bosses at wireless video transmission specialist Vemotion are hailing this year’s Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition held in Bristol as a great success as the firm stands poised on the brink of greater UK and global demand for its products and services. The Thirsk based group is now working with several new strategic partners, some of whom were also at the event; this contributed to delivering an even better response than expected, and has led to a welcome - if significantly increased - workload for the Vemotion team. “We were able to do some great practical demonstrations of Vemotion at Global MSC for some blue chip delegates who are now serious potential new clients,” said Stewart McCone, CEO of Vemotion. “Seeing is really believing with Vemotion, and that truism is highlighted more than ever at these high profile trade shows where delegates really know their stuff. The fantastic response we’re are getting for Vemotion at the moment is more than we dared to hope for, with new clients lining up at home and abroad. It makes us all very busy but that is a nice problem to have!” Held at The Bristol Hotel, the conference and exhibition delivered the perfect platform for Vemotion to demonstrate how the company is shaping much of tomorrow’s CCTV technology today and in addition to the demonstrations undertaken, Stewart himself is already booked in for another overseas trip as part of his follow up work on those wanting more of the Vemotion solution. Vemotion has established a firm reputation for innovative wireless video transmission know-how capable of delivering live CCTV footage from almost any remote location. The technology means that CCTV cameras can be set up in isolated areas and transmit images back to a command centre anywhere in the world and what is more, doesn’t rely on a fast broadband connection to do so - the finest transmission architecture, without the need for fibre. “We always believed that if we could just get people to see Vemotion for themselves, the system would sell itself and “We always believed that if we could just get people to see Vemotion for themselves, the system would sell itself and finally that belief if being realised” finally that belief if being realised,” added Stewart. “The security industry is a close knit group and word of mouth is now helping us to get our voices heard and more importantly our CCTV and video seen. It is more than just another wireless video solution, but unfortunately, that’s not something you can tell people – they do have to see for themselves.” Those who have seen and believed in the technology include the Gendarmerie in France, who Vemotion has been working with for the last five years, plus assisting police chiefs make informed decisions using live video during everything from G20 Summits and D-Day Celebrations to the 2014 Commonwealth games. Derek Maltby of Global MSC Security said: “We were also impressed with the quality of the images demonstrated by the Vemotion equipment and are about to conduct a trial of the Vemotion solution in a real environment with one of its clients”.