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International Security Journal looks ahead to IFSEC International 2022 as it returns to ExCeL London this May.

With a strong focus on innovation and collaboration – and after almost three years apart – IFSEC returns in-person to London from 17-19 May for what is set to be a major gathering of international security professionals.  

Continuing its long standing partnerships with organisations such as the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Security Systems Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) and The Security Institute, this much-anticipated event is set to once again showcase exceptionally high standards and professional competence to all.

Industry professionals will have the opportunity to reconnect with the entire security buying chain, including manufacturers and vendors, distributors, installers, integrators, consultants and end users.

What’s going on in 2022?

The LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) Attack Testing Zone returns to IFSEC International to showcase live test sessions carried out by professionals from the team to demonstrate the effectiveness of some of the most robust physical security equipment in the industry.  

Visitors will have the opportunity to witness LPCB/BRE professional forced entry specialists testing a wide range of physical security products from Frontier Pitts Ltd, Barkers Fencing, Jacksons Fencing, Sunray Engineering, CLD Fencing Systems, Squire – Henry Squire & Sons Ltd and more throughout the three days.

The Converged Security Centre will feature an exclusive demonstration of how physical security and information technology fuse to provide a holistic solution. Visitors will have an opportunity to see, hear and experience the technology in real time and meet with the innovators and experts behind the technology.

In addition, the Engineers of Tomorrow competition takes place at IFSEC & FIREX this year and the winners of regional heats will compete in a live installation challenge at the show. The competition involves two separate areas – one for electronic security systems and the other for fire systems. Apprentice finalists will get the chance to show off their skills in front of thousands of peers and professionals from the security and fire sectors.

IFSEC & FIREX Training, a live installer training, comes to IFSEC & FIREX for the first time to support efforts to raise competency and close the skills gap in security and fire. Installers, integrators and engineers will be able to attend accredited and in-depth training sessions from a mix of training providers and expert vendors on video surveillance, access control, fire alarm systems and plenty more.  

IFSEC & FIREX training has received a wide range of backing from across the sector, with support coming from the BSIA, Fire Industry Association (FIA), SSAIB, National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and Skills for Security.

Reasons to attend

IFSEC International 2022is a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with the industry by enhancing your knowledge across the latest video surveillance, access control, intruder alarm and detection and perimeter protection products, alongside the latest software solutions. Cloud-based technology, integrated systems and new innovations in AI and control room applications will all be on show from leading vendors in the physical security sector.

Be sure to attend and enhance your security strategy by exploring how technologies have developed and adapted over the last three years. Join unique demonstrations at the returning Converged Security Centre and gain an understanding of how software, hardware and IT work with each other.

Source the latest security tech by speaking to experts and assessing hundreds of leading global security suppliers, including the likes of Advancis, Dahua, IDIS, CSL and more. Plus, get access to hundreds more exhibitors across fire safety, smart buildings, facilities management and health and safety.

Explore the latest in perimeter protection by visiting the LPCB Attack Zone, which returns this year to showcase how the latest LPCB LPS 1175 certified products stand up to the rigorous testing regimes from the BRE.

Innovation and product development

IFSEC will offer thousands of visitors the unrivalled opportunity to meet hundreds of leading security suppliers across a variety of sectors, collectively showcasing the most innovative products launched since COVID–19.

“The security industry has seen groundbreaking innovation and product development over the last couple of years, so we are really excited to invite buyers to explore the latest developments at IFSEC – some of which will be on display for the first time,” said IFSEC International’s Event Director, Gerry Dunphy.

Several exhibitors will be showcasing brand new products at IFSEC International:

  • Texecom will launch its ‘Capture’ motion sensors at IFSEC 2022 which promises to take motion detection to a new level, with grade 2/3, wired/wireless and wall/ceiling mount options available to meet all your detection needs. The team is also showcasing Texecom Monitor, its primary alarm signalling service that integrates with the Premier Elite systems and existing Texecom Cloud Service. These are aimed at professional alarm installers that serve commercial, industrial, premium residential and critical infrastructure markets.
  • SightLogix’s SightTracker PTZ is being announced globally for the first time at IFSEC International; an AI-based, smart intruder tracker that follows detected targets as they move throughout a site, repositioning at speeds that have not been seen before with other PTZs, delivering critically important situational awareness over large perimeters and outdoor sites. 
  • Terracom is launching an Issue Management functionality for its QR-Patrol and MyLoneWorkers products that will take incident and issue reporting a step further and manage it in its entire life cycle, until resolution and closure. The idea is to help companies be proactive and more efficient in their day-to-day operations which will also save them time and eventually lead to cost saving.
  • Beamagine will be providing visitors with an exclusive look at its first official product, L3CA –IFSEC will be its first ever commercial viewing. A spokesperson explained: “L3CAM is an advanced perception unit including 3D imaging, RGB and thermal imaging modes. The system includes a computer which fuses all the data modes so one can shift from one mode to another swiftly. This is relevant as far as it enables the user to apply detection software (e.g. of pedestrians) simultaneously in all the imaging modes and thus you can remove most false alarms of automated security centrals.”
  • Securesoft has launched the SIA Control Room, an operations and performance management command and control platform for private security companies in the UK; this will be on display at FIREX for the very first time.
  • Paxton will launch its newest system, Paxton10, at IFSEC International and will be offering live demos as well showcasing the latest functionality of Net2, Entry, PaxLocks and its suite of mobile apps. Andy Edwards, Paxton’s Technical Support Manager, said: “We have helped crucial sites to operate in a COVID-secure way by offering new features in our flagship systems Net2 and Paxton10. Those updates and assisting our installers to implement them, have been vital in keeping people safer and provide useful functionality after the pandemic ends.”
  • PINTEL will launch new technology that detects objects at high-speed in high-resolution through bitstream information generated during CCTV encode. This technology is certified by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea as a NET (new excellent technology).
  • LV Systems is showcasing the Proteus 6045 Baggage Scanner and FLOWD PPE equipment scanner. Proteus is for anyone who needs industry leading scan images of mail, parcels, baggage and other items to look for threat, whether that be for public buildings, events, stadiums or government facilities.
  • MyTAG has made significant enhancements to its Proof of Presence solution for security patrols which allow patrols to be viewed in real time on maps. The solution integrates with the new MyTAG Daily Occurrence Log, for incident reporting and analysis.
  • Squick has launched on-demand delivery for the fire and security industry, which means fire and security parts can now be delivered to site in minutes. Think of it as the Uber Eats or Deliveroo of the fire and security industry.
  • Toshiba will be showcasing its S300 and S300 Pro Surveillance Hard Drives and the MG Series Enterprise Capacity Hard Drives. The team has enhanced the S300 and S300 Pro Surveillance Hard Drive ranges and expanded its capacity offerings as well as providing CMR and SMR options. It has also launched the 18TB version of its MG Series Enterprise Capacity Hard Drive and will soon be announcing the launch of a higher capacity product.

An IFSEC visitor pass gives you unlimited access to the entire Protection & Management Series, which includes FIREX International, Facilities Show, Safety & Health Expo and Intelligent Building Europe.

To find out more information – including what IFSEC is putting in place to reunite the security community safely – visit: www.ifsecglobal.com/ifsec-international-security-event/

This article was originally published in the May edition of ISJ. To read your FREE digital copy, click here.

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