Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group, has announced it is once again delivering the free educational programme for ‘The Future of Security Training Theatre‘ at IFSEC International 2018, with sponsor Panasonic UK. The Theatre will deliver a range of essential CPD accredited presentations on cutting-edge subjects that are key to technical security professionals. Renowned for over ten years as the ‘Tavcom Theatre’, this year, following an extensive research programme, show organisers UBM have rebranded the theatre to meet with the theme for the event. ‘The Future of Security Training Theatre’ will be a major element in the new ‘Show Me How’ project at IFSEC 2018, which will identify educational opportunities where visitors can learn about industry best practice and capabilities. This year’s schedule promises something for everyone, including cyber security and integrated networks, audio systems, countering drone threats" Physical and cyber security education Tavcom Training Executive Director, Paul Tennent commented, “We have a longstanding and proud tradition of delivering free education at IFSEC, which expects to see over 40,000 visitors this year and has been at the heart of the security market for more than 40 years. This year’s schedule promises something for everyone, including cyber security and integrated networks, audio systems, countering drone threats and the ever-increasing links between physical and cyber security.” During the three days of the show, Tavcom will deliver a wide range of free educational sessions which will be supported by specialist speakers from across the security industry, including: Peter Mason, M Ed., CTSP, who has been the lead IP tutor for Tavcom Training Ltd for over 15 years, starts the programme with ‘Future of Security Networks’. Peter is also presenting: ‘Cybercrime and security’. David Needham, Sales Manager for Axis in the UK and Ireland, will be presenting ‘Network Audio Systems – Integrated Audio made Smart and Easy’. Jim Perkins, Business Development Manager at Panasonic UK will be discussing video management systems with: ‘Panasonic breaks the VMS mould with video insight’. Nikola Serfimovski, Director – Business Strategy at PureLifi will be giving a seminar entitled: ‘LiFi, the future of high bandwidth secure broadband communication’. Mike Gillespie, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Advent IM Ltd and Vice President of the C3i Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science (CSCSS) will be presenting ‘Raising standards; raising cyber security awareness’. Justin Pringle, Chief Technology Officer CTO at DroneOps Ltd will be giving a timely presentation entitled: ’Countering the drone threat’. Tony Weeks, Head of Technical Services at the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) will be discussing ‘Automating the transfer of alarms to emergency services: maximising public benefits’. Dr Mark Wherrett CEng MIET CTSP will present the future of analytics in a seminar entitled: ‘Smart, connected cameras and big data – the power of video is being unleashed’ IP-based integration and video analytics Tavcom Training’s Warren Collins CTSP will be discussing the integration of security systems with ‘Deploying an IP Based Integration Project’, whilst Senior Tavcom Training Tutor, Dr Mark Wherrett CEng MIET CTSP, will present the future of analytics in a seminar entitled: ‘Smart, connected cameras and big data – the power of video is being unleashed’. IFSEC International is also the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Register for Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP), which has been endorsed in the UK by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), as well as internationally by Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA). It represents the only opportunity for individuals fulfilling technical roles in the electronic security and fire systems sectors, to be officially recognised for their competencies and qualifications on a public register. Paul Tennent continued, “IFSEC International will again deliver on its promise to educate and enlighten visitors. Myself and the team at Linx International Group look forward to seeing you there!”
The eLearning course is designed to provide students with the knowledge to design, install and maintain IP and CCTV networking systems The number of security professionals choosing to study online in order to acquire career-enhancing qualifications has grown dramatically over the last twelve months, according to Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group. “There are an increasing number of students who wish to acquire new skill sets or fill gaps in their knowledge and wish to do so within the context of their busy working lives,” said Paul Tennent, Group Sales Director, “Whilst our classroom courses continue to be extremely popular, the eLearning option, such as that offered by our CCTV over IP Networking online course, is proving to be an attractive option to students who want to take advantage of the opportunity to learn at their own pace and in their own time, without disrupting their daily routine.” Latest software platform “The key to success, and what has made the CCTV over IP Networking course so attractive to large numbers of students, is that we have invested in the latest software platform and recruited specialists with superb graphic design, software development and computer programming skills. They have made the course truly intuitive, easy to navigate and enjoyable by the use of engaging graphics, audio, video and interactive content.” BTEC Level 3 Certificate The recently updated tutor-supported CCTV over IP Networking eLearning course, which leads to an internationally recognised BTEC level 3 certificate, is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge to design, install and maintain IP and CCTV networking systems. The wide range of topics covered include cameras, lenses, lighting, IP addresses, Local Area Networks (LANS), bandwidth and security, with students learning about all the component parts to make a successful networked CCTV system and importantly, the pitfalls to avoid. "They have made the course truly intuitive, easy to navigate and enjoyable by the use of engaging graphics, audio, video and interactive content" Peter Mason, who has been the lead IP tutor for Tavcom Training for over 10 years and who has developed a number of eLearning programmes, provides tutor support to students should they have queries as they progress through the various course modules. "For busy people who do not have the time to attend classroom courses, eLearning is an ideal alternative,” said Peter. “Since launching the CCTV over IP Networking course, I have had the pleasure of interacting with students from all over the world including from, for example, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Angola and New Zealand, as well as many from the UK.” “As a Tavcom tutor, I provide online support, suggestions, comments and feedback on the Assessments and Projects, and so far we have a 100% pass rate! It's always satisfying to watch students develop their knowledge, and the BTEC Level 3 award is an internationally recognised mark of their professional abilities." Interactive and flexible Feedback from students who have completed the course has been highly complimentary and from far afield as Bermuda. “Participating in the course via the eLearning method was highly cost-effective, bearing in mind where we are located, as it negated the need to incur what would have been prohibitively expensive travel costs,” said Rossini Lawrence, Client Support Officer for Bermuda-based security installation specialists G.E.T. Ltd. Marc Cook, Head of Engineering for Kent-based, Sunstone IP Systems said: “I have previously done a few online courses and I must say this was one of the best when it came to interactivity and the video. The main reason for choosing this online course instead of a classroom based course, was to have the option of studying around my day-to-day job. Being head of engineering means it’s hard to take a week out to sit in a classroom whilst at the same time, trying to manage a team of engineers.”
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.