Articles by Sarah Phillips
Overall 2015 has been a year of increased public sector spending (as the UK economy continues to emerge from the recession), which has been highly beneficial to the security industry. This trend has been particularly evident in the healthcare and education sectors, which are key markets for TDSi. Nobody could have predicted the significant number of international security and terrorism threats this year. Undoubtedly this will result in even closer ties among the security industry, police and security services moving forward, as everyone looks to further enhance public safety. Sales growth in Asia and Middle East All the signs for 2016 are that the protection offered by physical and cyber security will become even more entwined. The growth in Big Data and The Internet of Things means data centres need greater security than ever before. Security systems that cater to this need (such as physical server access control) are set to become a key security offering in 2016. TDSi has seen a particularly significant growth in our sales in Asia during 2015 – up by 33%. Despite recent fears over possible economic stagnation, we have seen very solid growth in the region, which is reflected in the optimism of our customers and partners. The Middle East has also proven to be a very strong growth market with the UK security market also showing very positive signs of growth. Increased investment of construction industry When it comes to physical security, the increased investment and growth of the construction industry is a prime driver and is helping to expand the market in new projects. This is becoming particularly evident in the UK’s biggest cities, where new construction and a healthy amount of domestic (as well as international) investment funding is driving the market demand. The emergence of systems integration (such as The Internet of Things) will increase the demand for security solutions that integrate with and protect these growing IP networks. In an ever-uncertain world, security will always be a prime consideration, and the security industry is working hard to ensure the highest levels of service for customers and users alike. See the full coverage of 2015/2016 Review and Forecast articles here
The event raised £65 for Julia’s House and proved to be a highly enjoyable event for everyone involved The team at TDSi’s Poole headquarters has held a ‘Bake Off’ event to raise money for Dorset and Wiltshire Children's Hospices Julia's House (registered charity number 1067125). Helping the cause TDSi's Marketing Co-ordinator, Sophie Wilkins commented, “The Bake Off is the latest activity we have run to keep the fundraising momentum going for Julia’s House. Having run a similar themed event before, it has proven to be a popular one amongst the team and their families for obvious reasons!” Sophie added, “The TDSi team take the competition very seriously though, with a lot of effort and skill poured into each cake to prove the maker’s bakery skills and impress the judges and other tasters alike. The entries were sold off and the proceeds go directly to helping this fantastic cause.” Judges Alan Burgess and Mike Lee awarded first place to Product and Marketing Manager Sarah Phillips, with a fresh fruit Victoria sponge. Second place went to Katie Sussman (daughter of TDSi’s Technical Director Mike Sussman) with her rainbow cake and third place was awarded to Finance Manager Tanya Healey with her fruit slice. Other delicious treats that were offered included lemon tart, banana muffins, french fancies, raspberry cheesecake, chocolate caramel cheesecake and red velvet brownies. Sophie concluded, “Along with a DVD sale, the event raised £65 for Julia’s House and proved to be a highly enjoyable event for everyone involved. We have a continually evolving calendar of fundraising events taking place throughout the year. We also recently held a Greyhound Racing event and TDSi’s Managing Director, John Davies, is in training to run the Bournemouth Marathon, which is taking place on 4th October, with the sponsorship money also being donated to Julia’s House.”
TDSi believes the increase in visitors reflects continued and rapid expansion of the globalised security market With a 25% increase in export market visitors to its stand at IFSEC 2015, integrated security manufacturer TDSi believes this reflects the continued and rapid expansion of the globalised security market. Interest at the show also indicates continued customer demands for fully integrated solutions, rather than just security components. TDSi's Managing Director John Davies commented, “IFSEC International is a great barometer of the state of the security industry and it was obvious that the market has become truly globalised, with a sizeable increase in visitors travelling from other regions to see the latest and best the security industry has to offer.” John added, “I am also pleased to say that the feedback we had from visitors is that our approach to fully integrated security systems is essential in the post-recession market. Rather than just purchasing security products, the evolving security consumer wants intelligent, flexible and comprehensively integrated systems – which is exactly what TDSi offers and continues to research and develop.” Global demand for security systems The international nature of the event also confirmed assumptions on the geographical markets' strengths and weaknesses, as John continued, “In comparison to China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, the European market has somewhat plateaued – partially due to a degree of uncertainty still looming over the euro zone. In the UK TDSi is benefiting from a healthy upturn in the market and we anticipate a very healthy growth figure of 10+% this year. This may be partially due to having a new majority UK Government and thus a stable business environment for the next five years, in contrast to the European situation.” John added, “What is abundantly clear is that the demand for security systems that work with IT and buildings control systems is rapidly becoming truly global. Security operators and consumers have become very well versed in what is possible, largely because of the rise in trends such as 'The Internet of Things' and demand this flexibility from all their technology purchases. These are exciting times, with real optimism and increased funding, so providers need to stay on top of demand and offer the very best to compete in what continues to be a highly competitive savvy buyers market.” Increase in volume of new visitors "I am also pleased to say that the feedback we had from visitors is that our approach to fully integrated security systems is essential in the post-recession market" says John Davies, MD, TDSi There was also a noticeable increase in the volume of new visitors, as Product and Marketing Manager Sarah Phillips commented, “IFSEC International has always been an excellent opportunity for security providers, installers and users to make contact and this year that was very apparent - although it is still an ideal venue to reacquaint with existing partners and customers.” Sarah added, “This year we also found there were many end-users approaching our team for advice. Naturally we are very keen to preserve the channel structure of our business, so we refer customers to our partners, but equally this gives us a greater insight into the needs of security operators and is invaluable for our business and product development streams.” Demonstration of TDSi's solutions with other specialist manufacturers One of the main themes on TDSi's IFSEC International 2015 stand was the demonstration of the considerable benefits of using the company's solutions in conjunction with other specialist manufacturers, including Texecom, Milestone, Microsoft, ASSA ABLOY and SimonsVoss. This year visitors took particular interest in TDSi's new range of readers (which include MIFARE and Proximity versions, including MIFARE Plus, DESFire and NFC technologies, for added security and flexibility) and also the enhanced web access portal for EXgarde. Sarah concluded, “Visitors are always excited to see brand new products and the readers are one of the staple lines in our product portfolio. IFSEC is one of the highlights of our year and with our continued success at the show it will remain so for many years to come.”
With high numbers of people traffic, the leisure and entertainment sector market is a thriving one of the security industry. From hotels to leisure complexes and entertainment venues such as cinemas, sports stadiums/facilities and theme parks, along with the assorted restaurants and customer facilities associated with it, there is a lot the security industry can do to protect people, property and assets. Integrated security provider TDSi has long courted the leisure and entertainment sector, where having joined-up security is essential to actively managing large crowds or heavy people traffic throughput, safely and securely. Sarah Phillips, Product Marketing Manager of TDSi, commented, "This sector has long been a vital one to our business and that of our local installation and specification partners. Besides transportation, the leisure and entertainment sector has to deal with some of the largest numbers of people, mixing between restricted and public areas - often within a relatively small or compact location." Sarah continued, "As well as access control, CCTV and alarm systems, we have seen a rise in the demand for other solutions such as people counters and video analytics software which can detect potential problems from movement patterns detected in surveillance feeds. It's a sector which has some of the most interesting security issues and solutions as well as being a key one for many security providers." Whilst the scope and nature of projects within the leisure and entertainment sector can vary greatly, TDSi has found that the needs and solutions are often very similar, as Sarah added, "The basics of access control haven't changed much even with the advent of fully integrated security. Of course we still see demand for stand-alone access control systems (be they using biometrics or more traditional MIFARE or proximity systems) but many customers want these to be integrated into the rest of their security and building's control systems, so there is a very strong demand for more versatile controllers. This also means that there is a need for powerful software to bring these security strands together, such as our EXgarde suite - which has become one of the most important components of our entire security offering." Aston Villa FC A good example of the leisure and entertainment sector's need for combined systems is TDSi's solutions at the world-famous Aston Villa Football Club Villa Park Stadium in Birmingham and its Bodymoor Heath training ground in Warwickshire. Using a mixture of TDSi's MICROgarde controllers, EXcel network access controllers and EXpert master controllers, Villa Park has full control and visibility of people accessing the non-public sections of the facilities. The prestigious 42,785-seater Villa Park has hosted 55 Football Association Challenge Cup (FA Cup) semi-finals, more than any other stadium. Home to the Club since 1897, it's seen numerous expansions and changes. Staff and visitors on a non-match day typically number around 1000, but for a big game this can swell to over 5000. Because of the nature of the sports ground, with large public access areas and high profile players and management, along with substantial building assets, the club sought an access control manufacturer that could offer the wide range of product options needed, whilst providing high quality and exceptional value for money. "Using TDSi's access control products and software has given us a highly flexible approach to our access control; we can easily add additional access control on a selected door and integrate it into the rest of the network." Aston Villa FC's Maintenance Manager, Josh Tooth, commented, "We have been working with TDSi for a number of years and as the company understands the complexity of our access control needs and provides solutions that give us peace of mind, our needs have been met. Using TDSi's access control products and software has given us a highly flexible approach to our access control; we can easily add additional access control on a selected door and integrate it into the rest of the network." Because of the on-going programme of upgrades and dispersed locations of access control points around both sites, TDSI suggested Aston Villa FC use the EXgarde PRO software solution to manage a range of different access controllers. Having organically evolved, Aston Villa FC’s facilities use TDSi's readers and controllers which control individual doorways on the network. The EXgarde PRO solution can be up-scaled or downscaled easily as operational requirements dictate. With unlimited user definable holidays, automatic fire door release, timesheet reports and full integration with intruder alarm systems, TDSi's controllers have offered Aston Villa FC the flexibility needed for future evolution of its access control needs. Josh added, "We are also rolling out TDSi's facial recognition reader as a next generation access control system which negates the need for authorised staff to carry security cards with them. This is especially useful at busy times and also means there is no risk of security cards being stolen and unauthorised people being able to gain access." Protecting Greece's stadia At the other end of the spectrum, protecting a number of independent but centrally administered sports venues can seem like a particularly daunting task. However, in many ways the challenges are very similar and the beauty of integrated security systems is that they can be up-scaled easily. This has been the case with a TDSi project to secure a number of stadia in Greece. As the spiritual home of the Olympic Games, Greece has a well-cemented connection with the spectacle of sports events and a great appreciation for the excitement of public stadia. With a population of over 10 million people, modern Greece continues to enjoy live sporting events but also has to deal with the dilemmas of safety and security whilst minimising queuing and maximising the viewing experience for spectators at these popular and busy events. Overseeing the majority of Greece's public stadia is the General Secretariat for Sport, a government department that ensures the safety and smooth running of the facilities across the country. By their very nature, Greece's nationally administered stadia (like most publicly accessible buildings) house a mixture of publically-accessible areas along with restricted zones that are designed only to be used by authorised individuals due to concerns over security and safety. The challenge is to maintain reliable access control whilst ensuring that staff (such as administrators, security personnel and event competitors) can easily move between these areas and the general public areas. "We are also rolling out TDSi's facial recognition reader as a next generation access control system which negates the need for authorised staff to carry security cards with them" To maintain the highest levels of security and safety, whilst using the latest and most efficient access control technology, the Greek General Secretariat for Sport, assessed that its stadia needed a modern and highly reliable solution for access control. Requirements included a full electronic surveillance system to help protect athletes and spectators and act as a preventative measure against violence and disruption at 22 stadiums that are used for sports events and other activities throughout Greece. This constituted the largest such project ever to be established in the country with a budget of over €4m. The Greek General Secretariat for Sport appointed system integrator and value-added solution and service provider Space Hellas, which specified TDSi access control systems because of their reliability, ease of use, stringent security protocols and superb value for money. The installation is based upon two levels, covering a total of 60 users, firstly at two control centres and then at the 22 stadia across the country. Solutions employed at the two Control Centres include two installations of TDSi's EXgarde PRO Access Management software application, which both remotely administer 128 doors in total across the 22 stadia sites. The Control Centres themselves are guarded using the TDSi Excel4 4 reader controllers. Each of these controllers administer three readers/doors each. A total six eXprox VR readers (three at each site) are also deployed. These readers are ideal for locations that may be prone to vandalism or attack and offer robust, high quality access control through contactless technology. At the next level, each of the 22 Stadia use a TDSi MICROgarde MGII controller, a two-door access control unit that provides reliable access control for up to 400 doors. These deliver a highly effective solution with central control and event reporting back to the Control Centres. Also installed across the network of stadia are 44 highly cost-effective eXprox VR readers. As well as protecting staff and competitor areas of each stadium, TDSi's access control systems also guard access to computer rooms and training facilities. The integrated electronic sport facilities surveillance system employs the latest in digital technology and along with TDSi's access control systems also comprises of high-resolution cameras, high-quality digital recording systems and the latest generation of cabling and network infrastructure. At the same time, the project provided the necessary technical infrastructure for the formation of a Stadium Control Centre and a Police Control Centre for each stadium.
The new versions are all compatible with MIFARE Plus and DESFire for added security and flexibility Integrated security manufacturer TDSi will be introducing the benefits of its new range of readers to visitors; on stand F1100 at IFSEC International 2015. The new range, which includes new versions of its MIFARE and Proximity Readers, are all compatible with MIFARE Plus and DESFire, for added security and flexibility. The new range of readers is an important addition to TDSi's product catalogue, as John Davies Managing Director of TDSi commented, “Readers are a staple ingredient for many security access systems, so we have listened closely to our customers, installers and partners to ensure these products offer exactly what is needed, to stay ahead of the curve with regards to real security requirements.” MIFARE Plus and DESFire reader technology MIFARE Plus compatibility was highlighted as a central component in the development of the new TDSi readers. MIFARE Plus and DESFire technology provides even higher levels of security, whilst maintaining the flexibility and affordability which has made the original MIFARE technology so popular. Research suggests that installing/upgrading and using the MIFARE Plus and DESFire reader technology can cut the threat from cloned cards by half. For a small difference in cost, the customer can achieve the peace of mind of a more secure platform. With backwards compatibility and several variant combinations, the new readers also ensure previous card reading investments are not made redundant by an upgrade and are suitable for all applications. This also offers the option to operate different types of cards on the same network, continuing the use of existing cards where appropriate, until a full upgrade is ready to be implemented. Versatility of TDSi product range As well as the new readers, TDSi will also be showcasing the variety and versatility of its security product range, from one door applications to multi-site systems. Also on display will be the company's SOLOgarde, MICROgarde and EXcel controllers, as well as TDSi's enterprise solutions, along with the combined possibilities of its software products - including EXgarde security management and VUgardeCCTV software integration. "The TDSi team will be available on Stand F1100 throughout IFSEC International 2015 to talk to visitors, whatever their security needs" Stand F1100 will also be showing visitors the integration options of TDSi’s products with the expert security systems of other providers, as Product and Marketing Manager, Sarah Phillips, commented, “The latest version of our complete security solution, EXgarde 4.4, has been designed to operate with the systems of other specialists providers in their field. This includes Milestone's video surveillance solutions, SimonsVoss' wireless locking products, ASSA ABLOY's Aperio™ locking systems and Texecom's intruder systems.” Additionally, the company will also be presenting the considerable benefits of joining its partner scheme, which includes support for growth and business development for members, as well as offering comprehensive technical support. Sarah Phillips concluded, “As well as our products, we are also keen to discuss how our partner programme has been developed to fully meet individual customer needs and to ensure our partners get the exact level of support they need. The TDSi team will be available on Stand F1100 throughout IFSEC International 2015 to talk to visitors, whatever their security needs.”
TDSi will be showcasing new version of its EXgarde security management software, on its newly designed stand at the event Integrated security manufacturer TDSi will be showcasing its fully integrated security solutions, including the new version of its powerful EXgarde security management software, on its newly designed stand at IFSEC International 2015. TDSi will be on stand F1100, from 16th-18th June at the ExCel London Exhibition centre. Demonstrate versatility of TDSi product range The new look stand will feature an eye-catching and fresh layout and design, demonstrating the versatility of TDSi product range from one door applications to multi-site systems. On display will be the TDSi’s SOLOgarde, MICROgarde and EXcel controllers, as well as TDSi's enterprise solutions, featuring the combined possibilities of its software products, including EXgarde security management and VUgarde CCTV software integration. TDSi’s platform also has the ability to smoothly interact with Texecom alarm control panels, ASSA ABLOY's Aperio™ SimonsVoss SmartIntego wireless door locks, Milestone's video surveillance software and Microsoft Active Directory. Additionally, TDSi will also feature a separate section to showcase its new reader range, including proximity, MIFARE PLUS, MIFARE DESfire and dual technology readers. TDSi will be showing visitors how its wide range of security products provides powerful solutions to any integrated physical and IT security requirement. The company will also be presenting the considerable benefits of joining its partner scheme, which includes support for growth and business development for members, as well as offering comprehensive technical support. Unveil new and larger stand Reflecting upon the upcoming event, Sarah Phillips, Product and Marketing Manager at TDSi commented, “We are excited to be exhibiting at IFSEC International once again and we are looking forward to unveiling our new, larger stand. The show is one of the biggest in the security calendar so we have pulled out all the stops to make an even bigger splash this year, to showcase our very latest offerings.” Sarah added: “We are also keen to discuss how our partner programme has been developed to fully meet individual customer needs and to ensure our partners get the exact level of support they need.” TDSi's new stand responds to the high visitor numbers it experienced at the show in 2014. Sarah concluded, “We have added more touch-points to the new stand, so visitors can experience our products and services interactively as well as speaking directly to our team. We will also be offering access to our technical team to answer specific questions visitors may have.”
TDSi supported the event raising awareness about health issues The team at integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi recently supported the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Wear it. Beat It’ fundraising day by wearing red and enjoying a fine selection of red food. Embracing the spirit of the event, the TDSi team members each came wearing a red item of clothing (donating £1 each to do so) and enjoyed a delicious selection of red-coloured foods - including home-baked cakes, sweets, jellies, fruit and fruit-flavoured drinks, along with a selection of suitably coloured delicatessen meats. The event has a serious side though, raising awareness of health issues. The charity estimates that one in four people will suffer from heart and circulatory diseases at some point. Sarah Phillips, Product and Marketing Manager at TDSi commented, “As a company we are very socially aware and believe in supporting good causes. As a team we raised an impressive £70 for BHF, which goes towards life-saving research and to combat life-threatening diseases. We also had a great time, sharing in the fun and good natured fundraising event with the whole team taking part and supporting a very worthy cause.” The event follows a charity Bake Off challenge held at the company’s Poole office in November in aid of the Boo charity. Members of the TDSi team competed to produce the best sweet treats as judged by a panel from the company.
TDSi's Bake Off is just one of the company's various activities to raise money for charity Staff at integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi’s Poole headquarters emulated the hit TV programme by holding a Bake Off challenge of their own in aid of the Boo charity. Competing staff produced cakes and other sugary treats which were then judged by a panel of tasters from the company. With the remainder of staff making donations to taste the delicious Bake Off results, the company raised £45. TDSi’s Product and Marketing Manager, Sarah Phillips, who was also one of the Bake Off judges commented, “The event is the latest of a number of fundraising activities we have planned to support this very worthy cause. Boo aims to offer opportunities (through education and practical assistance) for some of the poorest children in Africa, rather than simply donating money. As well as raising money for Boo, the prospect of delicious home-baked cakes was naturally a popular one with the TDSi team! We are very much looking forward to the next set of fund-raising activities.”
Business Development and Marketing are two key functions in any business and TDSI is no exception Integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi has appointed its new Strategic Business Development Manager, Gary Aimson and Marketing Assistant, Sophie Wilkins to facilitate the company’s ongoing growth, in its latest round of recruitment. John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi commented, “Business Development and Marketing are two key functions in any business and we are no exception. With TDSi’s accelerated levels of growth and expansion in the security market its vital that this is focused and that all opportunities, whatever the vertical market, are explored and thoroughly exploited. Equally, with our expanding portfolio of products and services it is vital that we are able to keep our customers and partners abreast of the latest developments - so we are also growing our marketing team to match the considerable demands of our flourishing business.” Gary Aimson joins TDSi from Reliance High Tech Ltd, where he was the Corporate Solutions Manager following business development roles at Vindex Systems Ltd and Chubb Electronic Security Ltd. Upon Gary’s appointment, Adam Norris, Director of UK Sales at TDSi commented, “Gary is one of the best relationship builders I have ever worked with. It is testament to his skill that his external customers always think of Gary as one of their own team. Undoubtedly his skill in making internal resources work to benefit his customers as well as his own team will be hugely beneficial at TDSi and he is the perfect choice to continue our ambitious growth plans moving forward.” Sophie Wilkins joins TDSi as a Business and Management graduate from Bournemouth University. TDSi’s Marketing Manager, Sarah Phillips commented, “We like to nurture local talent and Sophie had exactly the right blend of drive and determination as well as the academic training that we were looking for. With our rapid growth, TDSi relies heavily on a well-targeted marketing profile to take our products and services to existing and potential customers. Sophie is further developing our social media profile, events programming and partner marketing support.” The continued expansion of the TDSi team follows the recent announcement of the company’s new Graduate Software Developer; Thomas Bird and Senior Export Technical Support Engineer; Kevan Fry. Other new recruits over the last few months have included Officer Manager; Kathryn Sutcliffe, Exports Customer Care Advisor; Jody Hayter and TDSi France’s new Paris-based Assistante Technico-Commerciale; Samia Dali.
IFSEC 2014 offered TDSi the opportunity to engage with more customers and partners Integrated security manufacturer TDSi attracted visitors with its powerful integrated security solutions and a new range of readers at the IFSEC International 2014 security show – resulting in higher numbers of visitors per day over previous years. The event, which made its debut at its new ExCel London venue this year, also offered TDSi the opportunity to engage with more customers and partners, and gave a clear snapshot of the latest market drivers in the security sector. IFSEC International attracts members of the security sector from across the world and is a key date in the industry’s calendar, showcasing the latest technology and services. Reflecting on this year’s impressive visiting figures, TDSi’s Marketing Manager, Sarah Phillips commented, “IFSEC International is always a key event for us, but with the change of venue from Birmingham to London this year expectations were high. Our results showed that not only were numbers of visitors to our stand up per day, but we also gained a lot of valuable leads and general interest from visitors. The event was also an excellent opportunity to meet up with our current and potential partners, along with end users.” "It was good to see that security integration really has come to the forefront of our industry as it offers impressive flexibility and value for money for clients" As well as exhibiting at IFSEC International 2014, TDSi also took the opportunity to view other products and services on show and to assess the pervasive trends. TDSi’s Managing Director, John Davies added , “It was good to see that security integration really has come to the forefront of our industry as it offers impressive flexibility and value for money for clients. We feel we have always been very good at listening to customers but we are always keen to gain an overall snapshot of what our client base think and what they want. We have an agile business model, changing and adapting to meet the needs of the market and this is why we have been working with our customers and partners to ensure we always provide relevant and useful solutions for their needs. Overall the show was a great indication that the UK and wider economies are growing and thriving again, which is something that TDSi has definitely been enjoying for a number of years now.” On its own stand, TDSi was focused on promoting and educating visitors to the benefits of its integrated systems; including a demonstration of its latest EXgarde PRO 4.3 integrated security software solution, which now includes full integration with industry leaders such as Texecom, Aperio, Milestone and Microsoft Active Directory. TDSi’s stand was also part of the ‘Harmony Village’ group of exhibitors,with neighbouring fellow members of the Harmony Alliance including Texecom, GJD, Elmdene and Advanced LED Technology and a refreshment area sponsored by TDSi’s distribution partner Midwich. With the strong bonds of integration and compatibility between all the Harmony Alliance partners, the united message was firmly focused on offering end users precisely the solutions and flexibility they could want or need. The TDSi team was also able to meet with many partners and installers to explain how the TDSi channel partner programme can help them to grow their business. The programme offers dedicated technical and sales support to be able to offer the highest levels of customer service. Strong working partnerships are the lifeblood of TDSi’s business and the company offers dedicated support in terms of tendering assistance, special pricing, enhanced services and technical support. TDSi also took the opportunity to meet up with its UK distribution partners who are equally vital in TDSi’s channel based selling model and have aided greatly in the growth strategy over the last year in particular. At IFSEC 2014, TDSi was focused on promoting and educating visitors to the benefits of its integrated systems; including a demonstration of its latest EXgarde PRO 4.3 integrated security software solution TDSi also participated in a number of presentations throughout the show including ‘Functionality, reliability, performance: security solutions for smarter buildings’ which was co-hosted by John Davies with fellow Harmony Alliance members and ‘UK Security on the World Stage: advice for exporters’ which John co-hosted with fellow BSIA members, including the Chairman of the BSIA Export Council, Greg Stuttle of GJD. Additionally TDSi’s Engineering and Operations Director, Mike Sussman, delivered ‘Security and Access Control: key trends for 2014-2015’ which looked in depth at the rise of integrated security systems and rising trends for the forthcoming 12 months.