BSIA promotes the importance of quality as a key consideration when procuring security products or services The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is looking forward to the security industry’s flagship event, IFSEC International. In just under two weeks’ time, some of the world’s leading security brands will converge on the show floor at London’s ExCeL for three days over the 21st - 23rd June. This will be the third year running that ExCeL has hosted IFSEC; the addition of some exciting new features look set to make 2016 another record-breaking year. The inclusion of a dedicated ‘Smart Zone’ complete with a replica ‘Smart Home’ will showcase some of the innovative solutions that the industry is developing, highlighting the vital role that security systems and services play in building automation. The inaugural ‘ARC Village’ will also provide an incisive platform for the UK’s Alarm Receiving Centres to showcase their technical expertise and services, whilst giving visitors the opportunity to discuss their requirements in a relaxed and informal setting. Quality and security As in previous year’s, the BSIA will be located on stand B1700, promoting the importance of quality as a key consideration when procuring security products or services and encouraging security buyers to begin their IFSEC journey with the BSIA. The Association has plenty of activity taking place on its stand, including the launch of the preliminary findings of a White Paper due to be released in early July and the unveiling of a new brand for the Association’s Export Council. A key function of IFSEC International is to provide both security buyers and industry colleagues with access to education and thought leadership. This year’s busy programme of seminars and debates will feature many of the BSIA’s staff and member experts, providing a wealth of expertise across a wide spectrum of industry topics. James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, commented: “IFSEC continues to be an important part of the BSIA’s events calendar and I’m delighted that we will be joining many of our industry colleagues on the show floor again this year. IFSEC provides the BSIA with a great opportunity to forge new relationships with industry practitioners, as well as to engage with existing industry stakeholders in order to reinforce the BSIA’s position at the heart of our vibrant and diverse industry.” BSIA member’s exhibition Many of the BSIA’s members will be exhibiting at IFSEC International this year, including: Eaton Security – Stand G180-200 Eaton Security will be showcasing recently launched products including: 2 way radio keypad, flush keypads, internal and external sounders; introducing their generation 2 control panels with app and cloud connectivity and functionality, and their 100% radio offer. Eaton’s broad offering of safety solution products will also be demonstrated on their stand. Guardian24 – Stand E265 Guardian24 will be demonstrating its range of lone worker safety devices, apps and mobile phone solutions throughout the show. For Guardian24, IFSEC provides them with a unique opportunity to meet with security professionals from across the UK and internationally, and demonstrate to them their range of products in a pressure-free environment. IFSEC provides the BSIA with a great opportunity to forge new relationships with industry practitioners, as well as to engage with existing industry stakeholders Kings Security Systems – Stand B805 Kings Security is an integrated systems house providing turnkey solutions across a diverse range of market sectors and has been trusted to protect people and property for over four decades. Kings will be showcasing their wide range of solutions at IFSEC, from electronic security, fire systems, lone worker and physical security. OPTEX – Stand E600 OPTEX will be showcasing its latest sensors and solutions for intrusion, tailgating and piggybacking detection as well as a people counting sensor for measuring occupancy levels. OPTEX will also be launching a new generation laser scanner at IFSEC, the REDSCAN RLS2020 series. “IFSEC 2016 will be a great opportunity to showcase how OPTEX’s sensing solutions integrate with complementary technologies and management software platform to deliver a reliable security system to the customers” says Ricky Miwa, Managing Director of OPTEX EMEA Headquarters. TDSi – Stand F1200 TDSi will be showcasing its full range of integrated security systems at IFSEC International 2016. Amongst the products on display will be TDSi’s new range of readers, along with the new version of its EXgarde 4.5 Access Management and Integrated Security Systems Management Software. The TDSi team will be on hand throughout the event to discuss its products and services with visitors, offering advice on specific security needs and guidance on the best use of the latest security solutions for all applications. WebWayOne Ltd – Stand F1250 WebWayOne will be launching a range of new signalling products and services at IFSEC 2016. They will be showcasing new signalling solutions which enable installers to implement Grade 2, 3 and 4 systems more easily than ever before. They will also launch new services for installers and ARCs to supply to end users. On the stand will be demonstrations of all systems. Members of their Senior, Sales and Service teams will be available every day to discuss how these solutions benefit end users, installers and ARCs. Members of the BSIA will also be exhibiting in the Safety and Health Expo which runs alongside IFSEC as part of the Protection and Management Series: Blackline Safety Europe Ltd – Stand M1915 Blackline Safety will be demonstrating a new generation of lone worker monitoring devices that empower the fastest possible emergency response when a safety incident occurs – the Loner M6 series. Gavin Boorman, Managing Director, commented: “Our new Loner M6 surpasses the requirements of the lone worker BS 8484 monitoring guideline that requires two-way voice communication with our Alarm Receiving Centre. Speaking with the live monitoring ream is completely automatic. When a safety alert is triggered, the worker can speak directly with monitoring personnel – all without pressing a button.” Members of the BSIA will also be exhibiting in the Safety and Health Expo which runs alongside IFSEC as part of the Protection and Management Series Peoplesafe – Stand M1900 Peoplesafe will be releasing a new training brochure for the show. This will include promotion of new training sessions for businesses. Ian Johannessen, Peoplesafe’s Managing Director, said: “We are very much looking forward to once again exhibiting at the Safety and Health Expo. The expo provides a valuable opportunity to meet those with real concerns for their lone workers and start to work with them to provide a comprehensive personal safety solution for their business.” Skyguard Ltd – Stand M2000 Skyguard is launching a new Windows Mobile App for versions 8.1 and 10, with a host of unique lone worker protection features. Skyguard will be demonstrating their new MySOS personal safety device and their range of Smartphone apps on the stand. Skyguard has always found SHE and the Lone Worker Theatre to be an excellent opportunity to promote their range of unique products to Health and Safety professionals across an array of sectors. SoloProtect Ltd – Stand L1900 SoloProtect remains at the forefront of Lone Worker protection in the UK, Europe and the US, and the Identicom lone worker device remains the popular and discreet communication device for staff working alone. SoloProtect will be located within the Lone Worker Theatre section, which will be showcasing a mix of presentations on the subject matter, from a wide range of organisations. Managing Director, Craig Swallow, commented: “The Safety and Health Expo will give us a great chance to discuss the progress we’ve made across the business in the last 12 months, specifically with a new Alarm Receiving Centre that’s EN 50518 accredited. Ultimately, we want to make our clients’ lives easier, whilst using the show as a platform for meeting new organisations that are looking to improve the safety provision made for their lone workers.”
Several member companies will be showcasing latest lone worker technology and offering expert insights on protecting employees Members of the BSIA’s Lone Worker section are looking forward to another successful year at the Safety and Health Expo which runs alongside IFSEC International as part of UBM’s wider Protection and Management Series. Taking place over the 16-18th June 2015, the Safety and Health Expo brings exhibitors together with an impressive audience of buyers and specifiers. Comprises of lone worker products and services specialist companies The BSIA’s Lone Worker section comprises of companies who specialise in providing lone worker products and services to customers across a wide range of industry backgrounds. Several member companies will be showcasing the latest in lone worker technology and offering expert insights on protecting employees that work unsupervised over the course of the event. James Kelly, Chief Executive at the BSIA, comments: “Last year’s move to London created a real buzz around the Safety and Health Expo, so in 2015 – with the show now firmly established in the capital – our expectations are that it will continue to grow from strength to strength. Three issues close to the BSIA’s heart – innovation, education and sharing best practice – are all key to the show’s programme in 2015, and as such, the Association is delighted to reinforce its keen support of the event.” Several BSIA members have shared their own previews of the technology and services that they will be showcasing at the Safety and Health Expo, brief excerpts from these previews are detailed below: Blackline Safety Safety and Health Expo, Stand M2060 Blackline GPS will be introducing the Loner Duo, a Bluetooth accessory which complements the Loner Mobile Safety monitoring application. Blackline’s Loner Duo pairs with a smartphone using low-power Bluetooth Smart technology and empowers Blackline’s Loner Mobile app with rigorous safety monitoring features equivalent to dedicated devices from Blackline Safety. Gavin Boorman, Managing Director of Blackline GPS Europe Ltd thinks that the Safety and Health Expo is a must-attend event that should be on everyone’s safety and security calendar, “Blackline has exhibited at IFSEC and the co-located Safety and Health Expo for several years. We have found great success each year and look forward to meeting organisations from every industry at this year’s exhibition.” Blackline GPS will be on stage in the Lone Working Arena between 15:30 and 16:00 on the 16th and between 11:00 and 11:30 on the 18th. Peoplesafe Safety and Health Expo, Stand M2050 "Three issues close to the BSIA’s heart – innovation, education and sharing best practice – are all key to the show’s programme in 2015,..." Peoplesafe will be demonstrating all of the devices in their portfolio including the Identicom 877, Defender smartphone application and Peoplesafe smartphone application. They will also be introducing the SPOT Gen3 Satellite Device which gives a critical, life-saving line of communication when travelling beyond the reach of mobile service. Speaking on behalf of Peoplesafe, Managing Director Ian Johannessen believes that: “The BSIA Lone Worker Theatre initiative meets the need for professionals with a responsibility for an organisation’s people safety management to hear some expert lone worker safety insights. Peoplesafe is playing a leading role in supporting the theatre with two client case studies.” Peoplesafe will be on stage in the Lone Working arena between 12:30 and 13:00 on the 16th and between 13:15 and 13:45 on the 17th. Skyguard Safety and Health Expo, Stand M2150 Skyguard will be demonstrating all of their products at this year’s show including a new version of their award winning MySOS device which is being unveiled for the first time. The MySOS personal safety device will also be sign-posted to visitors in the show’s ‘Innovation Trail’. Speaking ahead of the show, Marketing Director Will Murray explained, “The Safety and Health Expo provides an ideal opportunity for Skyguard to meet with prospective buyers across vertical markets and demonstrate our latest product innovations.” Skyguard will also be on stage in the Lone Working Arena between 12:30 and 13:00 on the 17th and between 13:15 and 13:45 on the 18th. Members of the BSIA will have access to the Association’s Members’ Lounge at IFSEC International throughout the show, with seating available for meetings and coffee breaks. Join BSIA on stand B1350 to find out more about the benefits of Association membership, or to find a reputable security supplier.