BSIA promotes the importance of quality as a key consideration when procuring security products or services The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is looking forward to the security industry’s flagship event, IFSEC International. In just under two weeks’ time, some of the world’s leading security brands will converge on the show floor at London’s ExCeL for three days over the 21st - 23rd June. This will be the third year running that ExCeL has hosted IFSEC; the addition of some exciting new features look set to make 2016 another record-breaking year. The inclusion of a dedicated ‘Smart Zone’ complete with a replica ‘Smart Home’ will showcase some of the innovative solutions that the industry is developing, highlighting the vital role that security systems and services play in building automation. The inaugural ‘ARC Village’ will also provide an incisive platform for the UK’s Alarm Receiving Centres to showcase their technical expertise and services, whilst giving visitors the opportunity to discuss their requirements in a relaxed and informal setting. Quality and security As in previous year’s, the BSIA will be located on stand B1700, promoting the importance of quality as a key consideration when procuring security products or services and encouraging security buyers to begin their IFSEC journey with the BSIA. The Association has plenty of activity taking place on its stand, including the launch of the preliminary findings of a White Paper due to be released in early July and the unveiling of a new brand for the Association’s Export Council. A key function of IFSEC International is to provide both security buyers and industry colleagues with access to education and thought leadership. This year’s busy programme of seminars and debates will feature many of the BSIA’s staff and member experts, providing a wealth of expertise across a wide spectrum of industry topics. James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, commented: “IFSEC continues to be an important part of the BSIA’s events calendar and I’m delighted that we will be joining many of our industry colleagues on the show floor again this year. IFSEC provides the BSIA with a great opportunity to forge new relationships with industry practitioners, as well as to engage with existing industry stakeholders in order to reinforce the BSIA’s position at the heart of our vibrant and diverse industry.” BSIA member’s exhibition Many of the BSIA’s members will be exhibiting at IFSEC International this year, including: Eaton Security – Stand G180-200 Eaton Security will be showcasing recently launched products including: 2 way radio keypad, flush keypads, internal and external sounders; introducing their generation 2 control panels with app and cloud connectivity and functionality, and their 100% radio offer. Eaton’s broad offering of safety solution products will also be demonstrated on their stand. Guardian24 – Stand E265 Guardian24 will be demonstrating its range of lone worker safety devices, apps and mobile phone solutions throughout the show. For Guardian24, IFSEC provides them with a unique opportunity to meet with security professionals from across the UK and internationally, and demonstrate to them their range of products in a pressure-free environment. IFSEC provides the BSIA with a great opportunity to forge new relationships with industry practitioners, as well as to engage with existing industry stakeholders Kings Security Systems – Stand B805 Kings Security is an integrated systems house providing turnkey solutions across a diverse range of market sectors and has been trusted to protect people and property for over four decades. Kings will be showcasing their wide range of solutions at IFSEC, from electronic security, fire systems, lone worker and physical security. OPTEX – Stand E600 OPTEX will be showcasing its latest sensors and solutions for intrusion, tailgating and piggybacking detection as well as a people counting sensor for measuring occupancy levels. OPTEX will also be launching a new generation laser scanner at IFSEC, the REDSCAN RLS2020 series. “IFSEC 2016 will be a great opportunity to showcase how OPTEX’s sensing solutions integrate with complementary technologies and management software platform to deliver a reliable security system to the customers” says Ricky Miwa, Managing Director of OPTEX EMEA Headquarters. TDSi – Stand F1200 TDSi will be showcasing its full range of integrated security systems at IFSEC International 2016. Amongst the products on display will be TDSi’s new range of readers, along with the new version of its EXgarde 4.5 Access Management and Integrated Security Systems Management Software. The TDSi team will be on hand throughout the event to discuss its products and services with visitors, offering advice on specific security needs and guidance on the best use of the latest security solutions for all applications. WebWayOne Ltd – Stand F1250 WebWayOne will be launching a range of new signalling products and services at IFSEC 2016. They will be showcasing new signalling solutions which enable installers to implement Grade 2, 3 and 4 systems more easily than ever before. They will also launch new services for installers and ARCs to supply to end users. On the stand will be demonstrations of all systems. Members of their Senior, Sales and Service teams will be available every day to discuss how these solutions benefit end users, installers and ARCs. Members of the BSIA will also be exhibiting in the Safety and Health Expo which runs alongside IFSEC as part of the Protection and Management Series: Blackline Safety Europe Ltd – Stand M1915 Blackline Safety will be demonstrating a new generation of lone worker monitoring devices that empower the fastest possible emergency response when a safety incident occurs – the Loner M6 series. Gavin Boorman, Managing Director, commented: “Our new Loner M6 surpasses the requirements of the lone worker BS 8484 monitoring guideline that requires two-way voice communication with our Alarm Receiving Centre. Speaking with the live monitoring ream is completely automatic. When a safety alert is triggered, the worker can speak directly with monitoring personnel – all without pressing a button.” Members of the BSIA will also be exhibiting in the Safety and Health Expo which runs alongside IFSEC as part of the Protection and Management Series Peoplesafe – Stand M1900 Peoplesafe will be releasing a new training brochure for the show. This will include promotion of new training sessions for businesses. Ian Johannessen, Peoplesafe’s Managing Director, said: “We are very much looking forward to once again exhibiting at the Safety and Health Expo. The expo provides a valuable opportunity to meet those with real concerns for their lone workers and start to work with them to provide a comprehensive personal safety solution for their business.” Skyguard Ltd – Stand M2000 Skyguard is launching a new Windows Mobile App for versions 8.1 and 10, with a host of unique lone worker protection features. Skyguard will be demonstrating their new MySOS personal safety device and their range of Smartphone apps on the stand. Skyguard has always found SHE and the Lone Worker Theatre to be an excellent opportunity to promote their range of unique products to Health and Safety professionals across an array of sectors. SoloProtect Ltd – Stand L1900 SoloProtect remains at the forefront of Lone Worker protection in the UK, Europe and the US, and the Identicom lone worker device remains the popular and discreet communication device for staff working alone. SoloProtect will be located within the Lone Worker Theatre section, which will be showcasing a mix of presentations on the subject matter, from a wide range of organisations. Managing Director, Craig Swallow, commented: “The Safety and Health Expo will give us a great chance to discuss the progress we’ve made across the business in the last 12 months, specifically with a new Alarm Receiving Centre that’s EN 50518 accredited. Ultimately, we want to make our clients’ lives easier, whilst using the show as a platform for meeting new organisations that are looking to improve the safety provision made for their lone workers.”
The success of a security installation using OPTEX detectors to protect against the theft of expensive machinery and equipment at an arable farm in the North West of the UK has led to a similar system being deployed to protect turbines at a neighbouring windfarm. Edward Fowler and his brother run the arable farm in the same region and had experienced a number of break-ins, with diesel being stolen and damage caused to farmyard machinery. Comprehensive and advanced system They approached local installer Eyewatch Security who specified a system that includes 15 wireless VX outdoor intrusion detectors linked to two PTZ cameras, which are remotely monitored by Eyewatch. Should any alarms be received, a rapid response vehicle is dispatched to investigate. Managing Director of Eyewatch Security, Dean Bolton, specified a similar system to protect two sets of turbines that are also on Edward’s land; 10 VX 12m PIRs have been installed along the perimeter of each of the fields that are also remotely monitored. Edward says the system gives everyone peace of mind that the machinery in the farmyard and the turbines on the windfarm are protected: “We had some issues previously that we did not feel our security system was suitable to deal with, so we wanted something more comprehensive and more advanced,” he says. “The new solution not only protects all the equipment, but also has a health and safety element to it as well; when workers on the farm arrive and leave, we have a record of who is on site.” Monitors intrusion detection in remote or isolated sites Ricky Miwa, Managing Director of OPTEX Europe says outdoor 12m PIR sensors provide a great solution to monitor intrusion detection in remote or isolated sites: “The VX series is one of our bestselling sensors and has sold in excess of one million worldwide,” he says. “One of the main reasons is its reliability and that the presence sensor features small animal immunity which drastically reduces unwanted alarms triggered by wildlife, which is an important feature when protecting a farmyard and windfarm. “Ideal for event-driven CCTV applications, the VX, which can be hard-wired or wire-free has three models in the range, each with a detection pattern of 12 metres x 12 metres. The detection pattern of 90 degrees with 12m range can be rotated through 180 degrees allowing flexible mounting of the unit,” Ricky concludes.
OPTEX will be previewing its new anti-tailgating access control solution known as Accurance 3D The OPTEX Group will be exhibiting an extensive selection of smart access control and perimeter detection solutions at IFSEC 2015, with an emphasis on the range of industrial, commercial and residential applications for which its products are designed. With residential and commercial audiences in mind, OPTEX will be exhibiting its new iVISION+, a wireless door and gate video entry system with up to 100m transmission range as well its battery operated outdoor intrusion systems that now can integrate with the popular Ricochet® enabled wireless alarm panels for optimum performance. Key developments in true integration capabilities For commercial and industrial applications, the OPTEX Group will be demonstrating key developments in its true integration capabilities. Farsight Security Services Ltd, for example, will be demonstrating its cloud-based monitoring solutions built around a combined Axis Camera/OPTEX Redwall sensor ‘core’ security system. OPTEX will also be showing how its IP sensors are able to integrate with a multitude of PSIM and VMS providers to meet the demands of any high security project. For internal access control applications for high security projects such as data centres, banks, government buildings and critical infrastructure, OPTEX will be previewing its new anti-tailgating access control solution known as Accurance 3D, as well as the SecurLan network cable protection technology. Accurance 3D - extra layer of access control security Accurance 3D is a ‘time-of-flight’ tailgating and piggybacking detection technology that provides an extra layer of access control security, with intelligent analytics to automatically detect intruders, while providing 3D height-colour-coordinated images to system controllers. “Safeguarding critical infrastructure, including data centres, requires a multi-layered approach,” says Managing Director of OPTEX Europe, Ricky Miwa, “from fibre-optic perimeter intrusion detection systems, to 3D thermal sensors for field detection, and access control solutions for restricted access areas.” “Our new sensing technologies are consistently delivering the very best in security solutions, and our ever-expanding partnerships with third party providers is delivering integrated solutions on a global scale,” he adds.
(See bigger image)OPTEX offers a range of intrusion detection solutions that help protect every layer of a data centre OPTEX Europe, a leading sensor manufacturer, has reported a significant number of important enquiries for its security solutions to go in a controlled access room following its first time exhibiting at the recent Data Centre World exhibition at ExCeL London. Security is paramount for data centres and OPTEX offers a range of intrusion detection solutions that help protect every layer of a data centre. OPTEX solutions at Data Centre World Two products attracted particular interest: one was the piggybacking detection solution that adds a layer of security to existing access control solutions, and will detect situations where unauthorised people are trying to go a controlled access room by piggybacking an authorised person. The second was the SecurLAN™, a fibre optic solution that detects tampering with the physical data cables. The most intelligent element of this product is that it uses dark fibre, the fibre not used for data transmission to act as a sensor Data Centres - critical part for most businesses Ricky Miwa, Managing Director of OPTEX Europe, says data centres are becoming a critical part for most businesses: “With the exponential growth of data being exchanged and saved, it is incredibly important for both individuals and companies that their security does not become compromised,” he says. “OPTEX is looking forward to working more closely with this industry to deliver solutions to improve data centre protection.”
Following deployment of OPTEX detectors no more vandalism occured on the boat A dredging boat moored near Scunthorpe and attacked by vandals who smashed lights and temperature gauges, is now being protected by a GSM based intrusion detection system using an OPTEX outdoor sensor and linked to an alarm receiving centre (ARC). Ebsford Environmental was working to remove silt along the Bottesford Beck tributary that feeds into the River Trent for four weeks as a flood prevention measure. While the dredging boat was moored overnight, the vessel was vandalised, and although it did not stop the team from finishing the job, it was both time consuming and costly to repair. Dean Bolton, Managing Director at Eyewatch Security, was approached by Ebsford Environmental and recommended a VX402 GSM system that comprises an OPTEX outdoor PIR incorporating a GSM transmission module developed by TAD Electronics, monitored remotely at Eyewatch’s ARC. Nick Oxley, Site Foreman for Ebsford Environmental says that the OPTEX solution gave him peace of mind: “Although the damage was fairly minor, it was still a huge inconvenience to take the boat out of action to be repaired,” he says. “And who knows, the damage could be worse next time. “After the detector was installed we did not have any further issues, there was no more damage and we also did not have any false alarms.” Dean Bolton, Managing Director at Eyewatch Security says large parts of Scunthorpe are now protected by OPTEX detectors: “We specify OPTEX detectors on most sites we work on due to their reliability and solid design. As in this situation, the detector worked as an excellent deterrent and no further damage was done to the dredging boat.” Ricky Miwa, Managing Director of OPTEX Europe says, “The combination of the VX402 sensor with the GSM transmission technology provided by TAD Electronics provides a great solution to monitor intrusion detection in remote or isolated sites. This outdoor sensor features small animal immunity which drastically reduces unwanted alarms triggered by wildlife, which is an important feature when protecting a boat moored on a river bank.
The OPTEX products include thrown object detection systems to protect controlled areas OPTEX will be exhibiting complete detection and access control solutions tailored for the transportation sector. This includes high security intrusion detection systems for perimeter protection; access control, directional analysis and thrown object detection systems to protect controlled areas; and obstacle/people detection for railway safety applications. Intrusion detection is paramount to protect airports compounds, railway tracks and depots, warehouses; a complete perimeter intrusion detection system will be demonstrated live on the stand, including ExMesh’s Fastrack fencing system with 4095/2089 mesh which has Network Rail approval, on the top of the ExMesh Fastrack fencing system will be the laser detector, REDSCAN, with a customised firmware to detect objects thrown over the fence. ExMesh also manufacture a PIDS Fencing System that can incorporate LED lighting, PTZ camera as well as OPTEX’s new 25 zones fibre optic detection system that detects any attempt to climb or cut through the fence. To make the system even more secure, the PIDS fencing system incorporates protected cable channels and mounting rails for standard conduit systems and/or armoured cable. To protect controlled areas and add a greater level of security to card access doors, OPTEX will showcase tailgating and piggybacking solutions that will notify if more people than specified in the access control system are trying to enter the area. Additionally, the OPTEX people counting and directional analysis system can count how many people are in the controlled area and detect if someone goes the wrong way, such as entering through an exit door. OPTEX will also be exhibiting the railway crossing obstacle detection systems designed by TEW Plus and deployed by Network Rail. This system confirms that no vehicle or person is trapped between the railway crossing barriers before the signals are changed allowing trains to pass safely. Finally, OPTEX will be holding a perimeter security workshop as part of one of the break out sessions on Tuesday 2nd December between 12.10 and 12.30. Entitled ‘Enhanced Security and Safety by Detecting People and Objects in Controlled or Critical Areas’, the talk will be given by Ian Henderson, Export Director at OPTEX. Ricky Miwa, Managing Director of OPTEX Europe, says these new developments show that the company is constantly investing in research and development for sensing technology in order to support its transportation customer’s projects: “Transport companies face many security and safety challenges, whether that be to protect infrastructure, material and goods, or protect passengers. We have a number of very exciting product developments and new technologies to demonstrate to visitors at Transport Security Expo,” he says.