Tavcom is ideally placed to provide visitors with an overview of the important issues impacting on the electronic security world Tavcom has announced the confirmed line-up of speakers who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise at the Tavcom Training Theatre during this year’s IFSEC International exhibition. As in previous years, the diversity of the subject matter covered by the free to attend lectures in the Tavcom Training Theatre which is being sponsored by D-Link, will mean that there is something for everyone involved within the electronic security supply chain, including installers, systems designers, specifiers, end-users and technical support personnel. Tavcom Training CEO comments “This is the eighth successive year that the organisers of IFSEC have entrusted Tavcom to host the Training Theatre and needless to say, we are of course delighted to yet again have the opportunity to support UBM in their endeavours to ensure that visitors gain maximum benefit from attending the exhibition,” said Mike Tennent of Tavcom Training. “Security professionals are always keen to learn about new technologies, innovations, solutions and standards and we are confident, as has been the case at previous IFSEC’s, that it will be ‘standing room only’ at many, if not at all of the educational sessions that Tavcom will be hosting during the three days of the show.” "Security professionals are always keen to learn about new technologies, innovations, solutions and standards" Jargon-free training sessions Tavcom is ideally placed to provide IFSEC visitors with an objective overview of the important issues impacting on the electronic security world. The industry’s leading provider of classroom and e-learning online security systems training courses has put together a balanced programme of jargon free training sessions which they say will entertain, as well as educate and inform all those who attend. Sourced from across the security industry, the handpicked list of expert speakers will include: Peter Mason, the lead IP tutor for Tavcom Training, who will offer a thought provoking expert opinion on the key challenges presented by the growing demand for IP network based video surveillance solutions. Richard Beckley, who develops and delivers training within the Central Forensic Image Team at New Scotland Yard. Richard will offer guidance on how to ensure that video evidence is fit for purpose and can help lead to a successful prosecution. Jon Laws, a Senior Tutor for Tavcom Training and an international renowned speaker, who will share his expert knowledge on the system planning and design process needed to ensure that a video surveillance system is able to capture and record evidence grade images. John Ballantyne, Chairman of the ONVIF Market Demand Working Group, who will provide an insight as to how businesses at every level of the supply chain, from those who specify and install, to equipment manufacturers and software developers, can realise great benefit by adopting ONVIF. John Mearman, an expert on Drone technology, will present a compelling session on this business opportunity for the surveillance industry. Ken Livingstone, whose presentation on ESRM (Enterprise Security Risk Management) is a must for any security professional who is looking to keep one step ahead of the criminal fraternity and terrorists. Mike Gillespie, an expert on the threat to organisational information assets, who will provide a dynamic, but simple to understand overview of cyber vulnerabilities in business environments. The Tavcom Training Theatre will be on stand B1200 at IFSEC International which takes place at ExCeL London on 16-18 June.
Paul Tennent, Sales Director for Tavcom, has been appointed Group Sales Director for Linx International Linx International and Tavcom announce they have concluded an agreement resulting in Linx acquiring a majority shareholding in Tavcom. Tavcom is the leading provider of online and classroom based security systems training. The Linx International Group includes Linx Consulting and renowned security management training providers, ARC Training International and Perpetuity Training. Opportunity with Tavcom “Tavcom’s unrivalled expertise in the systems training market, combined with the Linx International Group’s reputation for providing premier security management training, will provide an unparalleled offering to the sector,” said David Gill, CEO of Linx International Group. “Our plan is for Tavcom to continue to operate under its existing brand within the Linx International group and clients will therefore continue to receive the outstanding levels of service that they have come to expect. However, the inclusion of Tavcom within the Group presents a fantastic opportunity to create a global leader in both security management and security systems training”. Paul Tennent, previously Sales Director for Tavcom, has been appointed Group Sales Director for Linx International, whilst Mike Tennent, who founded Tavcom, has been appointed the company’s non-executive Chairman. Mike Tennent, CEO of Tavcom, commented: “I am delighted with this transition. The shift from a family business to the new international group set-up is one which will see the company build on its excellent reputation, as well as open new opportunities to our clients to offer outstanding training and consultancy internationally.”
Among the speakers was Jon Laws, who shared his knowledge on how to extend life of an existing analogue system Leading security professionals recently attended an Education Information Day held at Tavcom's training centre in Bishops Waltham. The 50 plus delegates representing industry associations, institutions, local authorities, police and principle industry employers, were treated to a series of presentations on a diverse range of subjects including analytics, forensics, cyber security and the importance of new international standards. "Our Education Information Day has become an annual event and we know from the feedback provided by delegates that they highly value the overview provided by our expert speakers on how to best capitalise on the latest generation of electronic security solutions, as well as the insight provided on future trends," said Paul Tennent, Managing Director of Tavcom. Among the speakers was Jon Laws. With the market for IP network based video surveillance systems growing almost exponentially, Jon shared his knowledge on how to extend the life of an existing analogue system, by introducing hybrid solutions whilst starting on the process of migrating to an IP network based solution. Jon also provided a forward looking, but realistic view of the technologies which are likely to be integrated into tomorrow’s security systems. Daren Wildgoose delivered an up to date fact file on cyber security and data breaches with the objective of equipping the audience with some valuable tools to understand and combat the very real and active risk that can threaten a business’ resources and reputation, whilst Paul Fletcher offered an ARC ‘insider’s’ picture of the most effective way of providing a technical 'fit for purpose' solution. Peter Mason, one of the UK's top IP/Networking specialists, shared his vision on the future of the optical world and what is on the horizon for Video Over IP, with a section of his presentation addressing the threat of cyber-crime to IP Version 6. It is 20 years since Mike founded Tavcom. During that time he has not only built up the reputation of Tavcom to be the leading supplier of security systems training, but through wide and extensive experience, he has earned a more than justifiable reputation as a leading expert across the spectrum that is CCTV. Having witnessed and kept pace with the many changes over the years, Mike provided an update on the latest CCTV/VSS Standards, and in the process addressed some key questions including why the face of CCTV is changing, why the new international standards are so important and who needs to know about them. After a buffet lunch kindly provided by Eneo who sponsored the Education Information Day, delegates had the opportunity to take a tour of the Tavcom CCTV control room operators' testing area and state-of-the-art workshop facilities, as well as see practical demonstrations of the latest CCTV, intruder alarm, access and IP technologies.
The Tavcom shop includes installation tool kits, fibreglass wire running rod and telescoping poles Tavcom has launched an online shop to provide installation and service engineers with easy access to ‘need to have’ tools and test equipment. Accessible via the Tavcom Training, the online shop offers a wide range of equipment which engineers might not find easy to purchase elsewhere. “Virtually every technician and engineer who attends one of our BTEC accredited courses conducted at our training centre in Bishops Waltham, asks for advice on where they can buy a particular tool or piece of test equipment, and there is particular interest in equipment that is IP network systems related.” said Mike Tennent, CEO, of Tavcom. “It therefore makes sense to offer this service so that students can acquire equipment similar to what they may have used on their training course, although of course non-Tavcom clients are also welcome to purchase items from the Tavcom Shop.” Amongst the items on show in the Tavcom shop are installation tool kits, fibreglass wire running rod and telescoping poles, and a magnetic in-wall retrieval system. Also available is a one-person multi-line identifier and troubleshooting tool. Designed for an installation or service engineer who may not have an assistant on site, it can simultaneously identify up to 30 different wire runs.
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