Electronic security systems

Intersec 2018 highlights solutions for retail, harsh environments

The Middle East security market provides a healthy opportunity for manufacturers who can capitalise on the region’s key verticals. Intersec’s 20th edition show focused more on solutions than on products, including solutions for the growing retail sector and an infrastructure market requiring ruggedised equipment to stand up to harsh environments. Intersec hosted security, safety and fire protection exhibitors from over fifty countries at Dubai’s spacious International Conventi...

ABLOY UK to exhibit new electronic locking and access control solutions at Security & Counter Terror Expo 2018

Abloy is slated to showcase its latest range of high-quality compliant locking solutions, including low energy electric locks, LPCB-rated padlocks, and its revolutionary PROTEC2 CLIQ Connect System at the Security & Counter Terror Expo 2018. Scheduled to take place at London’s Olympia Centre, from 6th to 7th March, SCTX is UK's leading national security event for professionals responsible for protecting businesses, national infrastructure, governments and entire nations against terror...

Simon Shawley joins Wavestore as Sales Director

Wavestore, the British developer of innovative open-platform and highly secure Linux-based Video Management Software (VMS), has appointed Simon Shawley as its new Sales Director to oversee the company’s sales strategy and drive growth across EMEA. Simon, who joined on 1st February 2018, has over 25 years’ experience in the electronic security market having previously held senior sales and business development positions for companies including Hanwha Techwin and DVTel. Wavestore, the...

Hanwha Techwin Europe collaborates with ADI Global Distribution to promote Wisenet video surveillance solutions

Hanwha Techwin Europe has teamed up with ADI Global Distribution to create a Pan-European marketing campaign to raise awareness and highlight the advantages Wisenet cameras, recording devices and video management software offer to installers and system integrators. The two companies will conduct a wide range of marketing activities including live demonstrations of the comprehensive range of Wisenet video surveillance solutions at roadshows and seminars, the placement of advertisements in leadin...

NSI Summit 2018 to be held at the Vox Conference Center in Birmingham on March 22nd

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is delighted to announce the NSI Summit will take place on the 22nd March 2018 at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham – NSI approved companies are now invited to book to attend. The Summit, now in its fifth year, has grown from strength to strength attracting hundreds of delegates and exhibitors at the inaugural event at the Vox in 2017. This year’s Summit theme, ‘Strengthening Partnerships’, celebrates the success of the cont...

Suprema showcases advanced biometric-based centralised access control solution at Intersec 2018

Suprema, a global biometrics and security company, showcased CoreStation, the world's most advanced biometric-based centralised access control solution at Intersec 2018. At the show, Suprema also showcased showcased its fingerprint reader and RFID/keypad readers, as well as updated BioStar 2, an access management software. Intelligent Door Controller The new Suprema CoreStation is an intelligent door controller, which provides advantages of biometric-enabled security over centralised access c...

Round Table Discussions

What is an acceptable life cycle for a physical security system?

Companies in fast-moving industries tend to want half or more of their revenue to come from products released in the last three or so years. The logical extension of that philosophy is the demise of product "cash cows" that remain in a company's portfolio for many years. Where better to witness the shortening life cycles of technology products than in the smart phone market, where most of us buy into the hype of the "latest and greatest?" But does acceleration of new product introductions transl...

What are the pitfalls of do-it-yourself security systems?

“Don’t try this at home.” It’s a common warning, but how does it apply to security systems? With today’s systems becoming easier to install, and with customers becoming more tech-savvy, there is a growing market for “do-it-yourself” or DIY home security systems. The trend also extends beyond the home security market: Business end users may also think they can forgo a professional installer and handle installation in-house. The customer may save money by...

Is the role of manpower more or less important for security today?

Even the most effective technologies usually require some level of human involvement. What new technologies do, generally speaking, is change the nature of a human’s role. Most jobs in today’s world are vastly different than 50 years ago, in many cases because of the changing role of technology. In the physical security world, what specific impact does technology have on the human element of systems? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Have recent developments in secu...