Universal Security Systems Limited has won the 2019 C-CURE Enterprise Partner of the Year Award. The Award was presented to Alex Deal, Operations Director of Universal Security Systems, by Gordon Morrison, GB Sales Director for the Johnson Controls’ Tyco access control and video brands, at the C-CURE Enterprise Partner Appreciation Dinner, which took place on 15th January at Boisdale of Canary Wharf. User-friendly access control platform “We enjoyed significant sales growth during 2019 and this was achieved with the loyal support of all our certified Enterprise Partners whose professionalism has helped maintain the reputation of C-CURE 9000 as being the most robust, feature rich and user-friendly access control platform available,” said Gordon Morrison. Universal Security Systems support for C-CURE 9000 during 2019 was exceptional" “Universal Security Systems support for C-CURE 9000 during 2019 was exceptional, and they are therefore well deserved winners of the 2019 Enterprise Partner of the Year Award.” It was also announced at the dinner, which was attended by representatives from many of the UK’s security system integrators, that the Project of the Year Award had been won by Vindex Systems. Expertise of system integrators “The expertise of system integrators, such as Universal Security Systems and Vindex Systems, is ensuring that our mutual end-user clients are able to achieve maximum value from their investment in C-CURE 9000,” said Gordon Morrison. “The C-CURE Enterprise Partner Appreciation Dinner which is now an annual event, provided us with an opportunity to formally acknowledge the contribution all our Enterprise Partners are making to our ongoing success.”
Tyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls, has launched a campaign to encourage more installers to sign up to its partner programs which are designed to help identify new business opportunities and ensure end-users achieve maximum benefit from their investment in an integrated electronic security solution. “Feedback from the marketplace indicates that many small to medium size installers believe that manufacturers’ partner programs are ‘closed shops’ and that only large system integrators are able to qualify for membership,” said Gordon Morrison, GB Sales Director for the Tyco Security Products access control and video brands. “We want to dispel this myth by encouraging professional installers of all sizes to consider the benefits of one of our partnership programs.” With partner programs already in place for C-Cure 9000 and Exacq, Tyco has been accelerating its plans to establish similar schemes for many of its other leading brands and products. Providing certificated training courses At the heart of all our partner programs is our commitment to provide certificated training courses"“At the heart of all our partner programs is our commitment to provide certificated training courses, which representatives from all potential installers and system integrator partners need to attend in order to qualify to be an authorised reseller,” added Gordon. “Subject to the number of staff trained and the level of training achieved and maintained, being an authorised reseller comes with a wide range of benefits. These include preferential access to technical support services, marketing support and where relevant, free demonstration software. “It’s a win, win for everyone involved. Tyco benefits from working with competent installers and system integrators who share our ambition to deliver maximum value from our solutions to their end-user clients, whilst at the system design or tender stages of a project, consultants, specifiers and end-users are able to identify those companies which are best qualified to install and support our solutions.”
Visitors to The Security Event will be among the first to see live demonstrations of some of the latest products to be launched by Tyco, the security division of Johnson Controls. A wide range of access control, intrusion and video products from the American Dynamics, Exacq, Illustra, Bentel, CEM Systems, DSC, Kantech, Software House and Visonic brands, which are supplied under the Tyco umbrella, will be on show on stand SE102. These include: Access control credential iotega, an all-in-one smart security and home automation platform for residential and small commercial properties A new camera to cloud solution which provides a cost-saving and efficient and method of managing IP cameras and securely storing video in the cloud. The recently launched Illustra Flex IR 30 x PTZ cameras which have adaptive IR illumination that adjusts the intensity of the IR in line with the operator controlled zoom setting of the camera. A new 8 channel VideoEdge Deep Intelligence Network Video Recorder (NVR), which utilises machine learning techniques with the help of a powerful Graphic Processing Unit (GPU). This optimises the ability of the NVR to display highly accurate video intelligence compared to standard methods of video analytics. Kantech EntraPass software which enables users to operate any number of doors where card access is required and provides support for a server based Go Pass mobile App that allows card holders to use their mobile phones as an access control credential. iotega, an all-in-one smart security and home automation platform for residential and small commercial properties. Commercial security exhibition Tyco is a Founding Partner of The Security Event which takes place at the NEC Birmingham on 9-11th April, 2019 and is intended to fulfil the need for a UK focused commercial security exhibition. “The opportunity to take an active role as a Founding Partner in an industry event which will be at a location which so many of our customers consider ‘home’, is extremely welcome,” said Gordon Morrison, GB Sales Director for the Tyco Security Products access control and video brands. “The concept, focus and size of the show makes it ideal for us to showcase our unified fits with our requirements and plans for a major part of our business."
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.
Frontline Security Solutions has won the 2018 C-CURE Partner of the Year Award. The award was presented to Chris Masters, Director of Frontline Security Solutions, by Gordon Morrison, GB Sales Director for the Tyco access control and video brands, at the C-CURE Enterprise Partner Appreciation Dinner which took place on 28th November at Boisdale of Canary Wharf. It was also announced at the dinner, which was attended by representatives from many of the UK’s leading security system integrators, that the Project of the Year Award has been won by Total Security Protection (TSP). Beneficial to the end-user clients “We were delighted to acknowledge the contribution Frontline Security Solutions and TSP are making to the ongoing success of our C-CURE 9000 access control and event management platform,” said Gordon Morrison. “The expertise of these two award winners, as well as all our other certified Enterprise Partners, is ensuring that our mutual end-user clients are able to achieve maximum value from their investment in C-CURE 9000. “The C-CURE Enterprise Partner Appreciation Dinner is now firmly established as an annual event which provides Tyco, the security division of Johnson Controls, with the opportunity to formally thank our Enterprise Partners for their loyal support and for their commitment to help maintain the reputation of C-CURE 9000 as being the most robust, feature rich and user-friendly access control platform available.”
“With C•CURE 9000 at the heart of so many high security solutions, it is not surprising that end-users want to be kept informed on any emerging cyber threats and how we are dealing with them,” said Gordon Morrison, GB Sales Director for the Tyco access control and video brands. “In this respect the well-established Tyco Cyber Protection Program, which we see as part of our long-term' holistic approach to supplying customers with quality solutions, is helping us maintain a leadership position on cyber security.” Tyco Cyber Protection Program “We were able to reassure delegates that our solutions are specifically designed to be cyber resilient and that before they are introduced, they are extensively tested so that we can discover and address any critical vulnerabilities. We also arrange for independent testing to be conducted on our products and software to ensure that any new firmware or software updates do not open a ‘back door’.” The end-users from across the UK who attended the daylong event were able to see demonstrations of how they can take advantage of the latest technical advances from C•CURE 9000, the access control and event management platform from Tyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls. These included a Business Intelligent Reporting System (BIRS) module which provides real-time ‘easy on the eye’ graphical reports on access control activity. C•CURE Go mobile access control app The C•CURE Go mobile access control app is supported by iPhone, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, Android phones and tablets The C•CURE Go mobile access control app, which is supported by iPhone, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and Android phones and tablets, attracted a lot of interest. Delegates were impressed with the app’s extensive range of features including offering the ability to remotely lock/unlock doors with a touch of a button, as well as quickly search, create or update personnel records and add/remove clearances and deactivate cards on the go. Some new hardware was also showcased such as the recently introduced Innometriks readers which provide strong identity authentication for mission critical environments using smart card, PIN and biometrics, and delegates were informed that a second generation PoE edge based iSTAR 4 door controller was under development. Web-based access management portal A recent updated version of C•CURE 9000, v2.7, has seen the introduction of a wide new range of features and functions designed to enhance the user experience. Included is a web-based Access Management portal which further adds to C•CURE 9000’s ability to claim that it is the most flexible and easy to use access control platform available, as well as adding to its reporting capabilities. A cardholder’s request to be given access to a restricted area can now be directed to the person best placed to make the decision, replacing potential long email chains and slow response times common for access approvals. A new Access Management module offers an efficient method of managing cardholder access requests without requiring direct involvement from the security team. C•CURE 9000 Access management C•CURE 9000 Access Management allows cardholders to make access requests through an intuitive, web-based portalC•CURE 9000 Access Management allows cardholders to make access requests through an intuitive, web-based portal. The self-service capabilities increase the agility of clearance owners' responses to cardholder access requests for temporary and contract staff, as well as employees who have with drop-in work schedules or are part of project-based self-organising teams. There was also a presentation on the latest features and functionalities of the victor unified video management system and how it integrates seamlessly with C•CURE 9000 to streamline real-time security command and management over widespread and demanding environments. Victor VMS The victor Video Management System (VMS) seamlessly synchronises video with data from access control, fire, intrusion and other systems. Future-proof and scalable, it has been designed to provide a high-performance solution which provides operators with superior situational awareness, as well as an easy way to investigate incidents and generate activity reports. Intelligently delivers the right video and other critical information such as event notifications, maps and health monitoring, to the right person at the right time and with the flexibility to display the video and other information on single or multiple screens, as well as video walls. System integrators are able to meet the customers’ operational requirements by selecting the right Tyco NVR for their needs together with a camera compatibility list spanning over 60 manufacturers and 3,300 cameras. Provides a centralised view of fire, security and life safety operations. Offers powerful tools to help simplify and enhance your command and control operations. Victor VMS - C•CURE 9000 integration Victor’s integration with C•CURE 9000 enables operators to monitor and prioritise events from both systems Victor’s integration with C•CURE 9000 enables operators to monitor and prioritise events from both systems and to colour code them for rapid identification in order to facilitate quick response times. Combine these with other innovative C•CURE 9000 features and you have a formidable integrated security solution which can provide security or operational personnel with all the information they need to make quick decisions and take appropriate command actions if an incident or emergency occurs. The event, which was supported by a number of C•CURE 9000 Enterprise Partners as well as a number of third-party manufacturers who have integrated their solutions with the platform, was by all accounts a great success, with many of the delegates contributing to the session dedicated to discussing the new features and innovations which could be introduced in future updates of the C•CURE 9000 platform. Intelligent communications solutions Russell Baker, Southern Area Business Development Manager for Zenitel, the UK’s leading specialist provider of intelligent communications solutions, said “We were very pleased to be able to participate in the end user event. We were able to take the opportunity to demonstrate how the deep level of integration which can be achieved between the C•CURE platform and Zenitel’s intercom and public address systems, enables our mutual end-user clients to take their security to the next level.” “For high security and mission critical applications, the interaction that takes place between the two solutions will ensure security personnel are able to strictly control who has access to restricted areas and react quickly to any incidents.” Traka - C•CURE 9000 integration Traka showcased how its intelligent key and equipment management systems have been integrated with C•CURE 9000Traka, a division of Assa Abloy, showcased how its intelligent key and equipment management systems have been integrated with C•CURE 9000. “Our ability to support C•CURE 9000 means there is so much more we can do together to provide end-users with greater value from their electronic security system,” said Steve Bumphrey, UK Sales Director for Traka ASSA ABLOY. “The level of integration achieved means end-users can use the C•CURE interface to enrol authorised personnel into the Traka database and then control access to our key cabinets and intelligent lockers, as well as manage the removal of physical assets. Traka generated real-time alarms can be seamlessly managed via the C•CURE 9000 platform and improved efficiency comes from only needing a single credential for both systems.” Other successful integrations with C•CURE 9000 which were highlighted at the event included: FireClass, a revolutionary new class of commercial fire detection products which are packaged as an easy to install, out-of-the-box, digital open-protocol solution. Designed and engineered in Europe, FireClass technology is part of Tyco’s family of solutions. 3D Fingerprint MorphoWave from Idemia, the market leader in augmented identity. Immune to environmental factors such as dust and lighting, MorphoWave acquisition of finger prints is dynamic, high speed and because it is touchless it offers the additional benefit of being hygienic.
Tyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls, has introduced the exacqVision Training Certification Program to enable end-users to choose from a pool of highly trained and certified system integrators who are able to install and support Exacq video management software (VMS) to a high standard. “We appreciate the importance of working with competent system integrators who share our ambition of ensuring clients achieve maximum benefit from their investment in a video surveillance solution,” said Gordon Morrison, GB Sales Director for the Tyco Security Products access control and video brands. Our new Training Certification Program will enable system integrators to demonstrate they have the necessary knowledge and skills to help end-users" “With Exacq VMS increasingly being placed at the heart of high security and mission critical video surveillance systems, our new Training Certification Program will enable system integrators to demonstrate they have the necessary knowledge and skills to help end-users take full advantage of Exacq’s long list of innovative and practical features.” ExacqVision authorised integrator Successful completion of the Foundation, Advanced and Elite intensive training and evaluation courses, will result in system integrators being awarded exacqVision Authorised Integrator, Select Integrator or Elite Integrator level certifications. Subject to the level achieved, the certifications will come with a wide range of other benefits which the integrator can utilise for their customers solutions including camera licences. In addition, Advanced and Elite partners will have preferential access to technical support services, marketing support and a free demonstration version of Exacq Enterprise level software. Intuitive user experience From small applications requiring a small number of cameras, through to large, scalable projects with thousands of cameras, Exacq is designed to offer an uncomplicated, intuitive user experience. Exacq is designed to offer an uncomplicated, intuitive user experience There are currently 3,608 reasons why Exacq stands out in a crowded VMS market. The number reflects how many cameras have been successfully integrated with the Exacq platform. These cameras are produced by over 60 different manufacturers and include older generation IP network cameras, as well as the very latest open platform, ultra high definition and thermal imaging models. Exacq VMS Each camera has been physically connected to the Exacq VMS and tested with the results published on the Exacq website. The number of cameras tested will continue to grow as and when new cameras are introduced to the market. By proactively integrating the 3,608 cameras, Exacq has significantly reduced the time it takes to design, implement and commission a VMS solution which may involve handling images captured by a wide variety of cameras.
Johnson Controls has announced the appointment of Gordon Morrison as the new GB Sales Director for the Tyco Security Products access control and video brands. Reporting to EMEA sales director, Alan Riegler, Gordon will be responsible for developing and driving the company’s sales strategy in order to maximise support for consultants, system designers, installers and system integrators who are increasingly recommending the installation of CEM, Kantech, Software House access control and American Dynamics, Exacq and Illustra video surveillance solutions to their clients. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Gordon had performed a number of senior management roles at GE where he worked for over 16 years. His most recent position was as European Channel Leader within GE’s oil and gas division. Gordon Morrison heads the sales team “I am excited to have the opportunity to provide leadership for the talented and professional sales teams whose efforts have ensured we have continued to increase the market share of our access control and video brands,” said Gordon. “I am looking forward to making a contribution to their ongoing success in order to achieve our objective of becoming GB’s leading security solutions provider.” Commenting on Gordon’s appointment, Alan Riegler said: “We are delighted to have been able to recruit someone of Gordon’s caliber to carry out this very important role. His extensive experience of leading and mentoring teams comprising of people with a diverse range of skills, as well as his ability to develop and drive creative strategies, will be of great benefit to us in helping us achieve our goals.”
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