The Innovation Gallery is an initiative promoted by the pioneering Spanish Security event, SICUR, that recognises businesses who have demonstrated true innovation and made a significant contribution to technological development in their sector. OPTEX was featured among the top 14 winners in the Security category by a panel of industry experts for its innovative ViiK radar-based vehicle sensors. ViiK’s sensors are above-ground vehicle detectors which require no civil engineering works to be implemented. They can be easily mounted on a pole making it an ideal vehicle detection solution for historical city centres, untarmacked roads, or other locations where digging is not possible or impractical. Automatic gates or barriers The technology combines both microwave and ultrasonic waves to detect vehicles for a range of different operations. It has the ability to ignore human traffic and can be used in conjunction with automatic gates or barriers. The technology provides reliable detection even in adverse weather conditions such as rain and snow, with an operating range up to -30 degrees. ViiK sensors can also be part of a solution to trigger ANPR cameras and LED lights to increase the capture rate in number plate recognition systems. Milton Acosta, Regional Sales Manager for Iberia, says the business never stands still: “We are very pleased to be recognised among this years’ SICUR Innovation Gallery. For many single lane applications, our ViiK vehicle sensor represent an accurate and easy to install alternative to induction loops. By avoiding civil engineering work, it means a less disruptive and far quicker installation job. Sicur was a great event for us to showcase this new sensor.”
OPTEX and RAYTEC, both OPTEX Group companies, will be exhibiting at SICUR (25-28 February, Hall 10, Stand A37) with their Spanish speaking team to showcase its new outdoor detection sensors and the latest suite of renowned LED lighting solutions, and engage with the market. OPTEX sales, marketing and technical team, will be attending one of Spain’s largest security fair to support successful growth in the Iberian region and to have the opportunity to hear the voice of the market. Part of the engagement is to showcase the new outdoor sensors, including the QXI series a family of compact, outdoor sensors that complements the existing suite of short-range outdoor PIR’s. A particular benefit of the new range is that the sensors are specifically designed to be mounted at heights of up to 2.7m, making them less obvious to intruders and out of reach from vandals. Reliable outdoor detection The sleek design makes them ideal for both residential and commercial buildings and the sensors will trigger both intruder alarms and CCTV. The event will also see the preview in Iberia of VXI-CMOD, OPTEX’s 180° day/night Wi-Fi camera module that can be easily integrated with its best-selling outdoor sensor VX Infinity (VXI) to create a visual verification solution. The VXI series provides highly reliable outdoor detection and is used for both residential and commercial applications, detecting intrusions in courtyards, gardens, driveways and secured car parks. For larger and bespoke projects, the team will demonstrate how LiDAR technology can be tailored to suit niche applications, including transportation, critical infrastructure, museums and other high value assets. Intrusion alarm systems SICUR has been a great event for us in the past and I look forward to exhibiting there again" The award-winning laser RLS-2020 series is now Grade 3 compliant meaning it can be added to indoor graded intrusion alarm systems, giving installers the opportunity to enhance site security by adding virtual walls and ceilings, as well as thrown object detection. Corinne Vaughan, Regional Sales Manager for RAYTEC, says: “SICUR has been a great event for us in the past and I look forward to exhibiting there again.” Milton Acosta, Regional Sales Manager for Iberia, adds: “SICUR provides the ideal platform for OPTEX and RAYTEC to connect with our partners, discuss projects, technical requirements and gather industry feedback, as well as showcase a selection of our new solutions that are generating greater demand across Iberia to potential future customers.” Number plate recognition systems Beside its core intrusion detection portfolio, OPTEX will be showcasing its innovative ViiK vehicle sensor, which has been named as part of the SICUR Innovation Gallery 2020 by a panel of industry experts. ViiK’s technology combines both microwave and ultrasonic waves to detect vehicles for a range of operations, while having the ability to ignore human traffic. The sensor requires no civil engineering works and can be easily mounted on the ground, making it ideal for historic city centres or other locations where digging is not possible. ViiK sensors can also be part of a solution to trigger ANPR cameras and LED lights to increase the capture rate of number plate recognition systems. The values of adding LED light on enhance the performance of not only ANPR systems but also security and safety applications will be demonstrated by RAYTEC.
OPTEX, a sensor manufacturer, will be demonstrating its whole product portfolio at Sicur for the first time and introducing its newly created Iberia team. Mark Cosgrave, Western Europe Divisional Manager for OPTEX EMEA, said “Spain and the Iberian Peninsula is an important region for OPTEX and there is a clear demand for highly reliable, high-quality sensor technologies. To meet this exciting challenge, we have created a dedicated team of native speakers to support our network of approved and certified partners in the region. Sicur will be an excellent opportunity to introduce the new team to our customers as well as the complete range of our security products.” OPTEX’s New IBERIA sales team The new team consists of Milton Acosta, Regional Sales Manager, and Tony Singh, Technical Sales Manager. Milton joined OPTEX in September 2017 and has been working in the security sector since 1996. He has more than 20 years’ experience in Video management, IP CCTV, access control, automation, intrusion sensors, video analytics, fire detection and integration. Tony has been working for OPTEX as part of the EMEA sales & technical support team for 17 years and is now based in Madrid to bring greater training support to the region. He has worked in most security sectors and provides training on all of OPTEX’s sensor technologies. He also supports ‘proof of concept’ for projects that include long range PIRs, laser and fibre optics sensors. New Short-range Sensors to be showcased at SICUR Jacques Vaarre, Managing Director for OPTEX EMEA, says that the company will use Sicur to launch a new series of products: “We will be showcasing our new series of short range sensor – the VX and BX Shield – which are ideal for protecting residential and commercial buildings,” he says. “For high security applications, our laser sensors, fibre optic perimeter intrusion sensors and tailgating sensor will be demonstrated live at the show. “ OPTEX’s sister company Raytec, a world leader in LED lighting for security and safety, will also be showing its IP variable lighting (Vario-IP) on the stand.
Also on show at Canon stand 10C14 will be V6, the latest version of Wavestore VMS and its ‘Better Together’ Partner Programme Wavestore will be supporting Canon at SICUR 2016, providing opportunity for both companies to demonstrate how deep integration between their respective camera and open platform Video Management Software (VMS) solutions can unlock the full potential of new and existing security systems. “At Sicur 2016 we will be showcasing V6, the latest version of our VMS, which offers so much more than just industry leading video and recording management,” said Milton Acosta, Wavestore’s International Business Development Manager. “We are looking forward to demonstrating to installers and systems integrators in Spain how we can help them win new business by working closely with leading cameras manufacturers such as Canon. Our VMS does this by facilitating the delivery of business intelligence and helping end-users clients improve operational efficiency, as well as provide a very powerful tool to combat criminal activity.” One screen, total control Visitors to stand 10C14 will be able to experience first-hand how Wavestore affords users the ability to easily search and instantaneously retrieve recorded images of specific activity, even over very large amounts of recorded footage, and display them alongside live images. Plus, how for evidence purposes, a fully stitched-together sequence of events from any number of cameras can easily be exported in a wide range of video formats with just three simple clicks of a mouse. The ability to do so is supported by Wavestore’s updated Graphical User Interface (GUI) which offers an enhanced customisable ‘one screen, total control’ display solution. Partnerships “We want to build on the success that we have had in Spain by establishing ever closer working relationships with systems integrators and our distribution partners,” said Milton Acosta. “This is why at SICUR 2016, we will be showcasing our Wavestore ‘Better Together’ Partner Programme which is designed to offer significant advantages to companies involved in the design, installation and commissioning of video surveillance solutions. We will be looking to encourage systems integrators who take the time to visit us on the Canon stand to sign up so that they can take full advantage of what the programme has to offer and by doing so, help them win new business.” Wavestore can be found on Canon stand 10C14 in Hall 10 at Sicur 2016, which takes place on 23rd-26th February 2016 at the Madrid Exhibition Centre, Madrid.