It has been announced that next year will see IFSEC move to a brand-new dateline of 19 - 21 May and welcome three prestigious events alongside it at ExCeL London; Security & Counter Terror Expo (SCTX), Ambition and Forensics Europe Expo. Focal point for security industry Building on a rich history of the two exhibitions - IFSEC steeped in the trade and commercial security world and Security & Counter Terror Expo immersed in national security – the collaboration of these key events has been designed to meet the strength of demand for a central focal point for the security industry. The additional synergies between the first responder focused, Ambition and Forensics Europe Expo, which currently run alongside SCTX, and FIREX International as well as the wider security community, also lend additional diversity and strength to this new alliance. Extensive security products on display ExCeL London will become the global destination for the security community, pushing the boundaries of security product innovation and expertise ExCeL London will become the global destination for the security community, pushing the boundaries of security product innovation and expertise. 38,000 trade, commercial, public and policing security professionals will unite at one venue to discover the most extensive range of security suppliers on offer. In doing so, the industry will see a single marketplace for the security ecosystem made up of installers, government end users, corporate end users, integrators, manufacturers and distributors. The announcement of the move to stage IFSEC and SCTX together at London’s ExCeL from 2020 is already being warmly welcomed, as the security industry look forward to seeing one sole event for the whole community. “This has come at the perfect time for the security industry. The BSIA are excited to be supporting this major new partnership between the UK’s two leading security exhibitions. We have a long-standing partnership with IFSEC and we look forward to extending our welcome to SCTX.” Mike Reddington, CEO, BSIA Dahua Technology to participate in IFSEC, SCTX “Dahua is excited to see this partnership between IFSEC and SCTX in 2020. It will provide a rewarding balance of end-users, consultants, installers and integrators. This presents a fantastic opportunity for likeminded end-users and integrators to exchange ideas with manufacturing security professionals.” Steve Norman, Sales Director, Dahua Technology UK & Ireland “Risk UK, Benchmark and Professional Security Installer welcome the news that Security & Counter Terror Expo is running alongside IFSEC in 2020. We have a long-standing association with this market sector via Risk UK magazine and associated media. We look forward to supporting SCTX and IFSEC in 2020.” Mark Quittenton, Managing Director, Risk UK, Benchmark and Professional Security Installer Magazines Hikvision to take part in SCTX and IFSEC 2020 Hikvision are pleased to hear the news that IFSEC and Security & Counter Terror Expo will run alongside each other in 2020" “Hikvision are pleased to hear the news that IFSEC and Security & Counter Terror Expo will run alongside each other in 2020. This is a good move forward for the security community, and we look forward to supporting this.” Justin Hollis, Marketing Director, Hikvision UK & Ireland “IFSEC is always a great success for BRE Global / LPCB and we’re looking forward to showcasing the dynamic Attack Testing Zone to the SCTX and IFSEC 2020.” Richard Flint, LPCB Physical Security Certification Scheme Manager, LPCB / BRE Global security industry to attend “IFSEC never stops surprising me. Great move for the whole security industry, getting SCTX alongside IFSEC in 2020. It’s going to be a massive set of shows.” Roy Cooper, Managing Director, Professional Security Discussing this move for the market, the organisers of IFSEC and SCTX share their thoughts as they announce the culmination of these 18 month-long discussions to co-locate these events. “The security industry is both broad and complex – and in recent years Clarion and UBM have come to realise that in this environment both IFSEC and SCTX had evolved in ways which were seeing them become increasingly complementary in both profile and audience.” said Tim Porter of Clarion Events. SCTX 2020 to be global Counter Terror arena This is a great fit for IFSEC as it strengthens our message of the critical nature of security as a major global issue" ‘’SCTX is by far the most prestigious and market leading event in the counter terror arena, with a proven track record in drawing a high calibre audience of government specifiers, law enforcement and related crime intelligence agencies.” added Gerry Dunphy of IFSEC. “This is a great fit for IFSEC as it strengthens our message of the critical nature of security as a major global issue. IFSEC will also highly complement this offering by continuing to champion integrated security for the trade and commercial markets. The prospect of these events, working in harmony, promoting expertise and guidance for the broader security environment has already been met with immense anticipation by the security community.” Bringing the events together will offer exhibiting manufacturers and distributors an unrivalled opportunity to access the entire end-to-end security audience, with a greater number of security product buyers in one venue than any other security event across the globe. Over 600 exhibiting companies will join to represent all aspects of the security sector, ranging from the latest developments in commercial and corporate security through to critical national infrastructure and policing.
Cortech Developments is pleased to announce the integration of its Datalog MV with video cameras from Hikvision, global supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions. Datalog MV operates with the latest version of Datalog and significantly enhances the control, flexibility and stability of managing a wide range of camera systems. Datalog MV Datalog is a modular software suite that operates as a single or multi user graphical user interface, providing local and remote site monitoring and control of building, fire, security and energy systems. Datalog assists in reducing risk and cost while maximising efficiency, situation awareness and accountability. Datalog MV allows multiple CCTV brands to run as individual ‘plug ins’ which ensures overall system stability is maximised and the exposure to risk and downtime is reduced. Cortech Datalog MV- Hikvision video cameras integration The integration with Hikvision allows Datalog MV to show operators live or recorded video This integration with Hikvision allows Datalog MV to show operators live or recorded video. When an alarm occurs on Datalog any number of cameras can be automatically associated as well as other more complex causes and effects. Events can then be replayed on the Datalog screen to show the pre, post and live event video for instant verification. If PTZ cameras are in use, then these can also be managed and controlled through Datalog. Scalable and effective video security integration Jason Blundell, Head of Sales & Marketing for Cortech Developments commenting on the integration said “We are excited to welcome Hikvision into our portfolio of integration partners and we are looking forward to working with them. The partnership between Hikvision and Cortech demonstrates our on-going commitment to offer users flexibility and the widest choice, when selecting an integrated software platform.” “This partnership represents a powerful combination of technologies, reliability, performance, and compatibility. We are proud to have integrated our cameras with Cortech, to enable effective and scalable security operations in a new way”, said Justin Hollis, Marketing Director for Hikvision UK & Ireland Ltd.
Hanwha Techwin Europe has recruited Uri Guterman to take on the newly created role of Head of Product & Marketing. Uri will be working closely with Hanwha Techwin Europe’s Country Managers and other key stakeholders to drive the implementation of the company’s B2B channel programme. He will also be responsible for developing strategies and driving programmes to help win additional new business across Europe. Merged Product and Marketing departments “We are delighted to have been able to recruit someone of Uri’s calibre to this very important role,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe. “With Justin Hollis, our previous Head of Marketing moving on to a new challenge, we have taken the opportunity to review our organisation’s structure and in order to align our strategic goals, we have merged our Product and Marketing departments.” Uri brings to Hanwha Techwin a wealth of product management expertise accrued over 20 years at a European level and 10 years experience of the video surveillance industry. With a proven track record of being a high energy team player and with the ability to lead and simultaneously manage multiple projects, Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D. believes Uri could not be joining the company at a better time. “We will be able to put Uri’s talents to good use as we look to focus on future growth opportunities made possible by our investment in outstanding new products and technology partnership based solutions, which incorporate cutting edge technologies.” Focus on future “We appreciate product and solution partnerships are not measured by features and functions alone. We believe in taking responsibility for solutions with partners who add value for customers, which is why Uri will have the responsibility of ensuring our ‘WE MOVE with trust’ message, which embraces our distribution and solution partners, cyber security, quality & service and our extended 5 year warranty, continues to be highlighted across Europe.”
Visitors will find the new Samsung Techwin Europe site allows them instant access to a new ‘Download Centre’ The design of Samsung Techwin Europe’s new multi-platform website reflects the fact that a large percentage of customers now wish to have instant access to product and technical support information via mobile devices. Instant access and user-friendly Visitors to www.samsung-security.eu will find that it has been developed to be ultra-user friendly and highly responsive, across smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs. In addition to datasheets covering all Samsung video surveillance products, visitors will find the new site allows them instant access to a new ‘Download Centre’ where they can find help with technical queries, training and a wide range of system design and product installation tools, including video tutorials. Re-invigorate Samung sales support “Our new multi-language website has been designed with the help of feedback from customers and business partners throughout Europe,” said Justin Hollis, Marketing Manager for Samsung Techwin Europe. “We have responded by providing installers and systems integrators with ready access to information, helping them quickly and easily learn more about the products and services we offer. “The launch of the website is part of a process we are undertaking to re-invigorate our pre and post sales support activities through incremental support and investment from our parent company Hanwha. We will of course continue to listen to our partners and customers, so that the website continues to deliver the best possible customer experience.”