GJD has hit the ground running in 2019 with the appointment of Jason Hill as the company’s Commercial Director. Mark Tibbenham, Managing Director of GJD has big plans for the British manufacturer of external motion detectors and LED illuminators, and has recruited Jason Hill to help deliver on his aspirations. GJD expands in the US Commenting on the new appointment, Mark said: “Even though we were 2017 recipients of the Queens Award for Enterprise, International Trade there are a significant number of markets where we have no representation and Jason can help us identify suitable distributors and partners globally. We are also expanding in the US after opening an office in Los Angeles last year and focusing on the Home Automation market there, Jason is extremely well connected with that sector in North America.” Most importantly GJD has ambitious new product development plans and we need to communicate those effectively to a large potential market" Mark continued to say: “Most importantly GJD has ambitious new product development plans and we need to communicate those effectively to a large potential market. Having worked with Jason over the last few years on a number of projects and partnerships, I felt he was the man we needed to take our business to the next phase.” Home automation platforms Jason Hill commented: “It is very satisfying to be working for a British security manufacturer after all these years in the industry. GJD is growing fast and is already recognised as a UK export success story, but there is still so much more potential. I will be busy travelling the world to meet new partners and supporting the US operation as it expands. Mark has already done the hard work of enabling support of GJD products into home automation platforms, so I need to work on market awareness. Reliable human detection in external applications is in huge demand from end users and we have the technology to deliver that, I have also seen the product roadmap for the next two years and there are some great projects on the horizon.” Jason joins GJD from Taiwanese surveillance manufacturer LILIN, where he was UK MD for 20 years and latterly Group Vice President. He has worked in the Security industry since 1990 predominantly with Manufacturers. Founded in 1983, GJD is the UK’s renowned manufacturer, designer and supplier of professional external detector equipment, as well as Infra-Red and White-Light LED illuminators. GJD’s Head Office is based in Heywood, Greater Manchester, UK.
The IFSEC Smart Zone will concentrate on smart home and smart buildings IFSEC International is pleased to announce the new Smart Zone exhibition and feature area officially up and running in anticipation of the show which takes place at London’s ExCeL from 21-23 June 2016. Security systems and services are playing increasingly vital roles in building automation which makes IFSEC a strategically significant platform to present current technologies and research to the market. IFSEC smart home The IFSEC Smart Zone will concentrate on two key areas. #ifsecsmarthome will focus on the burgeoning home automation sector which will provide installers, integrators, housebuilders, housing professionals and architects with an opportunity to see and experience the latest in home automation technologies from leading suppliers such as Texecom, Y3K, Paxton Access, Yale and LILIN. #ifsecsmarthome will come to life as an actual house, located at the centre of the exhibition area where visitors can meet and discuss the systems’ capabilities with suppliers and trial the technologies on offer. Exhibitors will be able to showcase their products and solutions for all visiting IFSEC professionals with an interest in the home automation sector. Jason Hill, Group Vice President LILIN states: “IFSEC is embarking on an exciting new path with the introduction of #ifsecsmarthome as it’s an area of significant growth globally. The integrated home is very much a reality today and represents a tremendous opportunity for progressive installers and integrators. With security consistently reported as the key driver for home automation we feel this is the logical direction for IFSEC to move in, LILIN is a leading developer of IP Video solutions for the home automation and custom integration markets and we feel well placed to centrally support IFSEC with this new feature.” IFSEC smart buildings On a larger scale and of direct relevance to the commercial, public and residential sectors, #ifsecsmartbuildings will look at how a fully connected building provides cost and efficiency benefits to building managers. #ifsecsmartbuildings will take the form of an interactive display showcasing a full range of integrated building management solutions. The feature will highlight integrated solutions aimed at property management, retail, transport, utilities and energy providing visitors with a complete overview of how real time networked smart solutions interact and deliver tangible business information. "IFSEC is embarking on an exciting new path with the introduction of #ifsecsmarthome as it’s an area of significant growth globally" IFSEC Smart Zone In addition to the IFSEC Smart Zone feature areas, will be the Smart Zone Theatre which will provide free learning and development seminars focused on home automation and smart buildings. The programme will be delivered by a range of leading experts and will concentrate on key areas such as the Internet Of Things, systems integration, business intelligence, building information management, cyber security and a series of relevant case studies. Gerry Dunphy, Event Director of IFSEC International says: ‘’The IFSEC Smart Zone is an important part of the show’s continuing evolution as we look to present new and diverse applications of security products and services as vital aspects of building management systems. #ifsecsmarthome will promote exciting developments in home automation that will be of direct interest to installers looking to supplement their range of services. #ifsecsmartbuildings will present integrators, consultants, architects, facilities directors, civic authorities and building owners with key solutions to make their assets more sustainable, productive and cost effective.’’ About IFSEC International IFSEC International will run from 21-23 June in 2016 and will once again be presented as part of UBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series, the UK’s largest event dedicated to protecting and managing property, people and information. The series incorporates major events including IFSEC International along with FIREX International, Facilities Show, Safety & Health Expo and Service Management Expo. The series of events annually attract more than 40,000 attendees over three days to ExCeL London, in 2016 they will run from 21 -23 June.
LILIN has been in the CCTV business for 35 years, and have come a long way in the custom integration business in the last few years. LILIN now offers Crestron drivers for its cameras and NVRs. One of the most recent drivers includes LILIN’s new 360-degree camera. This integration doesn’t require laborious “drivers” to make the product work with third-party control systems. That’s because all of the data-crunching for the camera — including complicated algorithms for video analytics and de-warping — occurs in the camera itself, meaning the technology is attached to any LILIN “driver” written for third-party controllers. DVR/NVR driver for easy navigation Janus drivers provide full, two-way integration with Crestron for all compatible network cameras, as well as one-way control of DVR/NVRs. Offering a full complement of pan, tilt and zoom controls, as well as monitoring of MJPEG streams on the Crestron panel, this driver provides all the CCTV control functionality the client will need. For the security- conscious, motion and tamper variables can be programmed to alert the user, initiate recording, and/or trigger any appropriate action within the Crestron system. The ability to save and recall preset camera positions at high-speed, and with accuracy is an added bonus. The DVR/NVR driver provides a complete set of one-way commands, providing the user with the ability to easily navigate through the on-screen menus and review recorded camera footage. Crestron processor – functions and features So how does it work? The Crestron processor communicates directly with cameras and NVR/DVRs connected to the network. The following features are supported: Full PTZ control of network cameras Save and recall preset camera positions Alarm/motion monitoring One-way IP control of NVR/DVR The driver comes packaged with a demonstration panel design, enabling easy integration and testing with your existing system. Crestron has now added and certified the drivers on its website. Home security systems integrators Well established in the security industry, LILIN kind of fell into the integration business by chance, Jason Hill, Group Vice President at LILIN, says. “I guess we’re really good at this, but we didn’t really know it.” While other technology companies used to dominate the CCTV category among home systems integrators, their disappearance opened the doors wide for a good surveillance company that would pay attention to the channel. “We’re the only manufacturer really putting an effort into this sector,” Hill says. “We love it.”
Cook will assume responsibility for the North American headquarters in Arcadia LILIN North America, the US entity of IP video provider, LILIN, recently named Joe Cook to the position of Vice President/General Manager of its North American operations. Cook will assume responsibility for the North American headquarters in Arcadia, California, including support and oversight of strategic direction, goals and growth objectives. A veteran of the video surveillance and IP video technology industries, Cook is an experienced professional with a history of management and marketing excellence in commercial, government and large OEM accounts. He joins LILIN from Moxa America where had served as Business Development Manager for its IP video unit. Prior to this, Cook was National Sales Manager with machine vision leader IDS Imaging Systems and Vice President of Sales with Toshiba Teli America, Inc. He also held the title of Sales Manager of Government & Enterprise Sales for Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. in its IP Video Products Group. Commenting on his appointment, Cook said: “I am pleased to join Merit LILIN USA Corp. who does in house design, engineering and manufacturing. In today’s fast paced market, it is important to have the ability to provide high quality products and with being a true manufacturer, LILIN has control over the specifications and has the flexibility to meet market demands.” Jason Hill, LILIN’s Group Vice President, commented, “Joe’s appointment as a VP/GM to our North American business unit is key to our ongoing expansion into the United States, Canada and Mexico. He brings 20 years of knowledge and market experience with him, and this will be invaluable to our partners and customers."