It has been announced that next year will see IFSEC move to a brand-new dateline of 19 - 21 May and welcome three prestigious events alongside it at ExCeL London; Security & Counter Terror Expo (SCTX), Ambition and Forensics Europe Expo. Focal point for security industry Building on a rich history of the two exhibitions - IFSEC steeped in the trade and commercial security world and Security & Counter Terror Expo immersed in national security – the collaboration of these key events has been designed to meet the strength of demand for a central focal point for the security industry. The additional synergies between the first responder focused, Ambition and Forensics Europe Expo, which currently run alongside SCTX, and FIREX International as well as the wider security community, also lend additional diversity and strength to this new alliance. Extensive security products on display ExCeL London will become the global destination for the security community, pushing the boundaries of security product innovation and expertise ExCeL London will become the global destination for the security community, pushing the boundaries of security product innovation and expertise. 38,000 trade, commercial, public and policing security professionals will unite at one venue to discover the most extensive range of security suppliers on offer. In doing so, the industry will see a single marketplace for the security ecosystem made up of installers, government end users, corporate end users, integrators, manufacturers and distributors. The announcement of the move to stage IFSEC and SCTX together at London’s ExCeL from 2020 is already being warmly welcomed, as the security industry look forward to seeing one sole event for the whole community. “This has come at the perfect time for the security industry. The BSIA are excited to be supporting this major new partnership between the UK’s two leading security exhibitions. We have a long-standing partnership with IFSEC and we look forward to extending our welcome to SCTX.” Mike Reddington, CEO, BSIA Dahua Technology to participate in IFSEC, SCTX “Dahua is excited to see this partnership between IFSEC and SCTX in 2020. It will provide a rewarding balance of end-users, consultants, installers and integrators. This presents a fantastic opportunity for likeminded end-users and integrators to exchange ideas with manufacturing security professionals.” Steve Norman, Sales Director, Dahua Technology UK & Ireland “Risk UK, Benchmark and Professional Security Installer welcome the news that Security & Counter Terror Expo is running alongside IFSEC in 2020. We have a long-standing association with this market sector via Risk UK magazine and associated media. We look forward to supporting SCTX and IFSEC in 2020.” Mark Quittenton, Managing Director, Risk UK, Benchmark and Professional Security Installer Magazines Hikvision to take part in SCTX and IFSEC 2020 Hikvision are pleased to hear the news that IFSEC and Security & Counter Terror Expo will run alongside each other in 2020" “Hikvision are pleased to hear the news that IFSEC and Security & Counter Terror Expo will run alongside each other in 2020. This is a good move forward for the security community, and we look forward to supporting this.” Justin Hollis, Marketing Director, Hikvision UK & Ireland “IFSEC is always a great success for BRE Global / LPCB and we’re looking forward to showcasing the dynamic Attack Testing Zone to the SCTX and IFSEC 2020.” Richard Flint, LPCB Physical Security Certification Scheme Manager, LPCB / BRE Global security industry to attend “IFSEC never stops surprising me. Great move for the whole security industry, getting SCTX alongside IFSEC in 2020. It’s going to be a massive set of shows.” Roy Cooper, Managing Director, Professional Security Discussing this move for the market, the organisers of IFSEC and SCTX share their thoughts as they announce the culmination of these 18 month-long discussions to co-locate these events. “The security industry is both broad and complex – and in recent years Clarion and UBM have come to realise that in this environment both IFSEC and SCTX had evolved in ways which were seeing them become increasingly complementary in both profile and audience.” said Tim Porter of Clarion Events. SCTX 2020 to be global Counter Terror arena This is a great fit for IFSEC as it strengthens our message of the critical nature of security as a major global issue" ‘’SCTX is by far the most prestigious and market leading event in the counter terror arena, with a proven track record in drawing a high calibre audience of government specifiers, law enforcement and related crime intelligence agencies.” added Gerry Dunphy of IFSEC. “This is a great fit for IFSEC as it strengthens our message of the critical nature of security as a major global issue. IFSEC will also highly complement this offering by continuing to champion integrated security for the trade and commercial markets. The prospect of these events, working in harmony, promoting expertise and guidance for the broader security environment has already been met with immense anticipation by the security community.” Bringing the events together will offer exhibiting manufacturers and distributors an unrivalled opportunity to access the entire end-to-end security audience, with a greater number of security product buyers in one venue than any other security event across the globe. Over 600 exhibiting companies will join to represent all aspects of the security sector, ranging from the latest developments in commercial and corporate security through to critical national infrastructure and policing.
Exeter based supplier of electronic security solutions, Advanced Security Alarm Protection (ASAP), have been awarded ‘key partner’ status with Dahua Technology – a renowned global solutions provider in the video surveillance industry. As a key partner, ASAP will be able to offer the most advanced video surveillance systems available to customers across the South West and further afield including the latest network video recorders and high definition cameras. These can be installed to benefit all commercial sectors from finance and government to retail and leisure. ASAP – Dahua Technology collaboration ASAP have been providing security solutions to businesses across the South West since 1979 and offers a full design, installation and maintenance service to include intruder alarms, CCTV, access control, fire alarms and fire extinguishers. In 2018, a state-of-the-art CCTV control room, demonstration suite and training centre was designed and built at ASAP’s Exeter Headquarters In 2018, a state-of-the-art CCTV control room, demonstration suite and training centre was designed and built at ASAP’s Exeter Headquarters, enabling the newest systems and latest technologies to be demonstrated to clients. Cutting-edge security technology On the announcement of the partnership, Managing Director of ASAP, Andy Fairbanks, commented: “We are continually looking to provide clients with the best possible security solutions and our partnership with Dahua emphasises that commitment.” “Dahua is one of the leading providers of video surveillance equipment in the world and we’re delighted to be offering our customers the chance to experience their range of cutting-edge security technology.” Second-ranked global video surveillance provider Employing over 16,000 employees globally, Dahua’s security solutions, products, and services are used in over 180 countries and regions. The company focuses on quality, reliability and stability and since 2014 has ranked second in the global video surveillance equipment market. As key partners, ASAP will continue to offer full design, installation and maintenance services for electronic security systems, safe in the knowledge that their security provision is of the highest standard available. Dahua’s Sales Director, Steve Norman, added: “I have been impressed with ASAP’s commitment to providing the best possible electronic security solution to end users and look forward to supporting their ambitious growth plans across the South West and further afield.”
On June 21st, Dahua Technology, a solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, held a technical session together with Intel at IFSEC 2018, to introduce AI NVR based on FPGA technology for security applications. Steve Norman, Sales Director of Dahua UK & Ireland highlighted Dahua’s new AI NVR based on Intel FPGA technology, which is able to realize real-time face recognition powered by AI, thanks to the deterministic low latency performance of Intel FPGAs. Moreover, Intel FPGAs are highly flexible and easy-to-use, which has enabled Dahua to better design its unique AI products. Low power visual intelligence Todd Matsler, Director of Intel Global IOT Video also introduced Intel’s vision product technology including the Intel FPGA & Intel Movidius VPU, which are both equipped on Dahua’s new deepsense series AI products. He especially pointed out the deterministic low latency, superb performance, power efficiency and future readiness of FPGA make it suitable for deep learning inference. Intel Movidius VPU enables low power visual intelligence, delivering dedicated imaging, vision, and deep neural networks at the edge. With the in-depth presentations, participants of the technical session were fascinated by the great future AI could bring to the surveillance industry. With the mission of ‘Enabling a Safer Society and Smarter Living’, Dahua technology is making significant progress in exploring the great value of artificial intelligence to security applications.