For icomply, the theme at IFSEC International 2013 was ‘looking back, looking forward’. With this in mind, we asked Dave Wilkinson, Technical Manager of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), about the future of the security industry.
“The future of security is integration. Security companies, whether electronic, manned or physical security need to adapt to ensure their continued success. Integration of services and technologies has been about for a long time, but more recently has become more prominent as a model for business success.
Not only is this being done at a practical level, such as integrating facility management with, let’s say, access control and intruder alarms, or perhaps combining manned guarding / key-holding response with detector activated CCTV, but this has also been recognised by industry groups who are creating interoperability standards such as ONVIF/PSIA on the field of CCTV. Read more >>
At icomply, we think that every birthday deserves a birthday cake. IFSEC International’s big 4-0 is no different! Join us at IFSEC International on Monday 13th May at 4pm as we present a very special birthday cake to Peter Poole, Event Manager at IFSEC International. Cake available on a first-come, first-served basis!
- 4pm on Monday 13th May
- IFSEC Global Portfolio Stand, Hall 4 Stand A15
IFSEC International is celebrating 40 years of being at the centre of the security industry, bringing together the entire security buying chain in one place. To read more about icomply’s exhibition alongside Thinking Space Systems Stand 4/G30, please visit our blog post.
icomply are pleased to announce that they have entered into a technology partnership with Veracity. Under the technology partnership, customers of icomply and Veracity will benefit from the direct playback capability of Veracity COLDSTORE, while images are streamed directly from live cameras to V-TAS Pro for live viewing.
Veracity is a technology innovation company that provides leading edge solutions for an IP based security infrastructure, which includes IP transmission products such as HIGHWIRE and OUTREACH and the award winning COLDSTORE surveillance storage platform. Veracity’s TRINITY direct-to-storage system runs code within specific IP cameras to allow them to write directly to COLDSTORE, integrated with icomply’s user friendly and cost-effective front end solution, V-TAS Pro. Read more >>
icomply will be exhibiting at IFSEC 2013, NEC Birmingham, alongside bespoke control room furniture manufacturers, Thinking Space Systems. This year, IFSEC will be celebrating their 40th year of conferences, providing the entire security buying chain with an opportunity to meet, greet, sell and buy – happy birthday, IFSEC!
We’ll be demonstrating icomply’s open platform integration software, V-TAS Pro, with live AXIS IP cameras, atop Thinking Space’s ergonomic furniture. V-TAS Pro is designed for ultimate command and control over CCTV, alarm receiving, guard tours, lone workers, and many other security applications. We can provide ultimate flexibility in manufacturers, thanks to our extensive list of integration partners. Read more >>
As the Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) approaches its 30th conference in 2014, we think that the 2013 exhibition at Durham University will go down as one of the highlights of the three decades. The conference undoubtedly provided a wealth of opportunities to learn industry-specific knowledge and share best practices, whilst attendees could develop useful connections for the future.
The three day conference culminated with AUCSO’s annual Security Officer of the Year awards, at the spectacular Durham Castle. Congratulations to Ken Colin and Andy Newton, Security Officers at Durham University, who were recognised for their excellence and professionalism in a potentially dangerous situation (read more in Professional Security’s article.) Read more >>
icomply interviewed Bernadette Duncan, Chief Operating Officer at Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO), about why this year’s conference and exhibition at Durham University was such a success.
“The feedback I’ve received about the conference has all been very positive, though it’s a shame we couldn’t produce any sunshine! The sessions were all good and the delegates appreciated the input from all the presenters, especially Roger Weber from Laval University who came all the way from Quebec to give a very interesting presentation on a major fire they had at Laval University.
icomply are pleased to announce that they have entered into a technology partnership with Vigilant Technology. Vigilant’s range of VMS technologies is now fully integrated into icomply’s cost-effective open platform software, V-TAS Pro. Customers will have seamless control over the Vigilant product range through the user-friendly central interface of V-TAS Pro.
Vigilant designs and manufactures intelligent IP surveillance solutions for mid-to-large-scale deployments in mission-critical, multi-site application environments. Read more >>
icomply attended the first ever event organised by Professional Security magazine, Security Twenty 13! The conference certainly lived up to Roy Cooper’s claim that ‘you’ll leave having learnt something new’. Here’s our highlights of the event.
Charlie Cracknell, Event Director at UBM and the well-known face of IFSEC, updated the audience on IFSEC 2013. IFSEC is focusing on IT and integration this year, a traditional weakness for British industry. He emphasised the important role IFSEC plays in raising the profile of British business internationally.
Regarding the move back to London, UBM made the decision after considering feedback from exhibitors and visitors, and implemented a 12 month research programme to test London. It obviously wasn’t made lightly, with Charlie joking that he’d get more sleep if it stayed in Birmingham! Read more >>
Crime and Fire are a systems integrator for sites of critical national infrastructure, providing high security solutions for perimeters. The integration with icomply, leading provider of cost-effective open platform software, will enable CNI sites to control security applications from different manufacturers through the user-friendly and flexible front end, V-TAS Pro. Read more >>