STANLEY Product and Technology gets ready to showcase its industry leading technology at IFSEC International 2018

STANLEY Product and Technology, the leading provider of security, access control and door entry solutions, will be showcasing the latest innovations from its PACOM and PAC GDX brands at IFSEC 2018.

Specialising in integrated security solutions, for over 35 years PACOM has been trusted by some of the most prestigious organisations around the world in sectors such as banking and finance, healthcare, education, critical infrastructure, logistics, telecommunications and utilities. By visiting Stand F222 visitors will be able to find out more about the PACOM range of products including the Graphical Management System (GMS), which is engineered to communicate over an IP network and has technology tailored specifically for multi-site environments.

The PACOM GMS allows the integration of access control, alarm monitoring, video surveillance and many other security services. To show its flexibility and functionality, RightCrowd’s automated workflow management software and EyeLocks’ iris-based identity authentication products will be integrated into the GMS platform and demonstrated on the stand.

Alongside the PACOM GMS will be PACOM Unison – an open and integrated security management platform that enables the management of access control, intrusion detection, fire detection, intercom and video from one single user interface. Unison is the solution of choice for organisations within verticals such as healthcare, universities, commercial buildings, public facilities, municipalities, airports and shipping ports. Helping to protect people, property and assets, it also helps to improve operational efficiency and streamline processes to drive organisational excellence across campus environments.

With 40 years’ experience in designing, engineering and manufacturing access control and door entry products for the commercial and residential markets, taking centre stage for PAC GDX will be PAC8 – a simple solution that redefines the way access control is installed, set-up and managed using a dedicated app and the cloud. PAC8 can be remotely configured via Apple iOS or Google Android smart devices, and provides end users with complete flexibility in terms of how they operate the system. In fact, PAC8 is so advanced that it boasts 90 per cent of the features normally only associated with PC based systems.

Alongside PAC8 will be PAC’s SecureNet integrated security software solution, which is reliable, scalable and can be adapted to suit every access control installation. Easily configured to operate on a standalone PC or across a corporate network, it displays detailed, real time events information including alarms as they occur across the facility. With the ability to monitor alarm points, control elevators, manage fire doors or even control IP based CCTV cameras, PAC SecureNet provides unprecedented ease of management.

Visitors to Stand F222 will also be able to see a preview of GDX7 SIP, which heralds the next stage in our cutting edge door entry solutions. The SIP system can be provided with a Windows-based concierge function and enables management of multiple buildings over a large area. It can also be used to manage local alarms that are reported both locally and at the concierge. This functionality can be used to support residents who may be frail or require assisted living by having smoke or panic alarms linked in to the system.

Last but certainly not least, experts from PAC GDX will be available to discuss its Secure Hosting of Access Control Data service, which is the ideal solution for those in the residential sector that find the storing and maintaining of important site and keyholder information to be a financial burden as well as a potential cyber security flaw. It enables end users to manage the operation of their system internally but safe in the knowledge that all data is securely stored.

James Ford, marketing director at STANLEY Product and Technology, concluded, ‘As the key event in the UK’s security calendar, IFSEC International 2018 provides an excellent platform to further highlight our credentials. The last 12 months has been a period of considerable activity for us, with a number of significant additions to our ever-expanding portfolio, and we look forward to welcoming visitors to Stand F222, where our team of experts will be available to talk through the features and benefits of our cutting edge innovations and discuss the advantages of working with us.’

For further information please contact James Ford, Director Global Marketing.                   Email:; Tel: +44 (0) 1753 500537; or visit

International Security Expo bring solutions to life with the return of the Drone Zone

Due to its successful launch in 2017, the Drone Zone returns to the International Security Expo from 28-29 November at London Olympia once again in partnership with the UK Drone Show – Europe’s largest drone event.  

The Drone Zone incorporates a large scenario based flying area showcasing the latest in unmanned aerial vehicles, drone technology and counter drone Solutions. Situated alongside a dedicated drone pavilion where companies will exhibit a broad range of drone capabilities and counter-drone solutions including:

  • infra-red camera technology
  • thermal imaging
  • drone detection
  • explosives/substance detection
  • training

Leading manufacturers and suppliers will present their high-quality UAV products, explaining how their concepts can enhance security efforts whilst adhering to safety and regulatory requirements. Video feeds and interactive Q&A sessions will ensure visitors are not only immersed in the impressive demonstrations but are also given an opportunity to widen their knowledge of the endless capabilities and solutions available to them.

Visitors will have the unique chance to see live application of the widest range of both drone and counter-drone solutions seen at any other event of this kind, ultimately acquiring a better understanding of how they can be deployed as effective tools for protecting assets, organisations and the public.

Richard Wright, Director, UK Drone Show comments: “We’re really excited about continuing this partnership with International Security Expo. With its global reach of 12,500 visitors, Officially Hosted Country Delegations and multiple Government Departments involved, International Security Expo remains the perfect home for the UK Drone Show.”

Peter Jones, CEO, International Security Expo also comments “Drones are a global phenomenon in terms of the benefits they bring to the security community and also the risks posed when in hostile hands. The Drone Zone provides visitors with a unique platform to view products, solutions and technologies in action, and will be the biggest Fly Zone of its type at an event like this.”

IFSEC International 2018 announces the Converged Security Centre powered by Vidsys

IFSEC International 2018 will play host to a dedicated learning and demonstration area, where visitors will benefit from a real-time immersive experience of integrated physical and cyber security. 

Networked systems and applied technologies are presenting security management professionals with rising levels of information outputs and data, which are rapidly becoming core aspects of their business strategies. The business intelligence available from this deepening level of integration is now a core competency, providing commercial, industrial and government users with unparalleled levels of insight. However, these systems also represent major security vulnerabilities; the nature of their networked capabilities means there is a strengthening need for higher levels of understanding and vigilance in combating threats to information security. It’s a simple equation: greater complexity of technologies will lead to greater threats. This is where IFSEC, Vidsys and their partners can provide the solutions.

In this new world of converged security networks and information software, IFSEC is pleased to announce the introduction of the Converged Security Centre at this year’s show, taking place at London’s ExCeL from 19th-21st June. IFSEC has worked closely with key thought leaders in this space, including James Willison, Founder, Unified Security Ltd, and Sarb Sembhi CISO, Virtually Informed Ltd. Together they have long advocated the use of converged technological solutions managed by cross-functional security teams to identify and mitigate security risks to organisations. In the development of the centre, IFSEC and Unified Security recognised the capabilities of Vidsys’ CSIM solution and their partners. The Converged Security Centre will be powered by the experts at Vidsys, the pioneering architects of Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM), to offer visitors a real-time immersive experience of an integrated cyber physical SOC, demonstrating ways to enable multi-disciplinary security teams to respond to the whole range of security risks across an enterprise.

The Converged Security Centre will be a combined learning and demonstration area hosted by Vidsys, Unified Security Ltd and their partners’ representatives, delivering a series of panel discussions with leading Information and Physical security professionals on the exceptional capabilities of a fully integrated CSIM platform. Visitors will learn how, with a fully converged security system, users can correlate multiple events into one situation, track major assets, execute efficient building management operations, monitor social networks, and most importantly enable high level information security resilience for true situation management. The presentations will show the simulated outputs of CSIM across a range of applications including transport, utilities and infrastructure and discuss how these benefit all areas of security management. IFSEC visitors will be able to see how CSIM operates in real-time and ask the experts from Vidsys, Unified Security Ltd and their partners how this will empower their future security strategies.

The Converged Security Centre will also display capabilities from a selected range of Vidsys partners. These include IFSEC premier partner Axis Communications, whose expertise in IP networked surveillance is acknowledged worldwide; Unisys, which provides expertise and guidance on cyber and information security; and Micro Focus International, who will be demonstrating how IDOL, an AI powered analytics platform for video, image, text and audio data, can automate real-time 3600 intelligence for security operators.

The Converged Security Centre is a cornerstone feature in IFSEC’s role as a platform to show security professionals the available technologies and capabilities in real-time, delivered by world leading experts whose solutions they can trust. It is also a key part of the IFSEC ‘Show Me How’ programme, providing direct access to learning and insights visitors would otherwise not have the opportunity to see.

James I. Chong, CEO, Vidsys says: “We’re excited to be part of the Converged Security Centre at IFSEC this year and to be working with our global partners to showcase what a truly converged security solution can provide to organizations worldwide. We believe there is an immediate need for a converged security solution that unifies monitoring of both physical and cyber security under one, unified platform. By leveraging disparate sources of data, organizations can effectively manage a situation in real-time without having to go to multiple subsystems, including analytics and cybersecurity, to get the job done.”

Gerry Dunphy, Brand Director, IFSEC says: ‘’IFSEC is delighted to welcome Vidsys to this year’s show as the major driver behind the Converged Security Centre. Our recent research revealed there is an absolute need for our customers to gain greater understanding of the capabilities of CSIM as well as a deeper awareness of the growing threats of cyber penetration into their networks so this project is an ideal solution. We’re thankful also to our good friends James Willison and Sarb Sembhi from Unified Security who have helped us co-ordinate this exciting new project at IFSEC 2018’.’

James Willison MA MSyI , Founder Unified Security Ltd and Sarb Sembhi CISM, CISO, Virtually Informed Ltd, add: “Sarb and I have long advocated the use of converged technological solutions managed by cross functional security teams to identify and mitigate security risks to the organisation. We were delighted to assist Gerry and his team in this new project and bring together Vidsys and other partners to establish the Converged Security Centre in June. We look forward to leading some of the sessions in the centre to promote this immersive real-time multi-disciplinary approach to cyber physical attacks on all security systems. It is a significant step forward to bringing physical and information security professionals closer together and so more efficiently protect our people and organisations.”

IFSEC International 2018 takes place 19th-21st June at ExCeL London, running alongside FIREX, Safety & Health Expo, Facilities Show and Field Service Management Expo. Secure your place at IFSEC today for access to dedicated learning areas like the Converged Security Centre powered by Vidsys, as well as exhibitors, product demonstrations and inspirational speakers across all shows.

About IFSEC International 2018

IFSEC International, which is run by the same group – UBM – that owns IFSEC Global, is Europe’s leading security event and the only place that brings together stakeholders from every role within security across every industry. IFSEC is the platform for the modern security professional to witness and showcase innovation and ignite collaboration in order to tackle the world’s most significant challenge. There is no agenda more critical today than security. Whatever your role within the industry, you have a part to play and IFSEC International is your arena.  Get hands on with the integrated security solutions of the future, with more than 10,000 solutions on show from over 600 suppliers, offering exclusive show pricing, spanning security’s global technology leaders to pioneering tech innovators. But so much more than just a trade-show, IFSEC 2018 and the keynote arena will be home to the global security conversation. Share your voice in the critical discussions, hear first-hand from strategic global leaders, and discover how your peers are pioneering security best-practice.

Overseas demand drives expansion of UK Security Expo

UK Security Expo run by Nineteen Events, will undergo a major expansion in 2018 due to increased demand from overseas companies and now becomes the International Security Expo.

With over 12,500 visitors and 350 exhibitors expected on November 28-29 in London, an increase of 38% on the previous year, the event is growing at exceptional speed. To accommodate this growth the show will take not only the entire Grand Hall at London Olympia but also the adjoining West Hall to cater for the larger number of international visitors and exhibitors, more dedicated Country Pavilions including the USA, Canada, China, Israel, Singapore and Japan, inclusion of more conferences such as Hotel, Retail, education and Night Time Economy Security and also the brand new Urban Spaces immersive feature.

David Woodbridge, Foreign Engagement Officer comments, “Working with The Department for International Trade (DIT)’s Defence & Security Organisation (DSO), the Home Office (JSaRC) and The Department for Transport (DfT) – we help our UK exhibitors increase exports by building relationships with overseas buyers, raising awareness of UK industry capabilities, and co-ordinating HM Government support for export opportunities in established and developing markets.

We have seen a growing demand from International buyers over the past 2 years, with government hosted delegations rising from 30 countries to 57 countries in 2017 and increasing to 65 countries in 2018 – representing over £1bn of spending power. Plus, an increase in overseas companies recognising the value of the UK market and its global influence, reflected in our growing number of country pavilions. We are also pleased to have recently secured funding from Visit Britain who recognise our success in bringing international buyers into the UK and aim to further support our growth plans.”

International Security Expo will continue to focus on high-end Homeland Security capabilities with exhibiting companies such as L3, NUCTECH, QinetiQ, Rapiscan, Rohde & Schwarz, Hartmann, HERAS, Rosehill Security and Zaun taking centre stage on the show floor, but will also blend more with Commercial Security technologies aimed at Buildings and Facilities, Hotels, Retailer and Night Time Economy buyers, delivering higher ROI for exhibitors from a more extensive buying chain.

Peter Jones, Chief Executive at Nineteen Events, who is overseeing the transition to International Security Expo says, “Our vision is to deliver the largest and most credible global security event. The UK is the right place to host the international security community each year as it has an established security industrial base producing first class solutions which are highly regarded around the world. It is also seen as a world leader in implementing the best solutions to increasing security challenges. International Security Expo is the natural progression for the show brand and strengthens our position in achieving our objectives in the near future.”

Security & Counter Terror Expo 2018: bringing together the international community to enhance global security

The threat of terrorism continues to have far reaching effects on every day life with a total of 25 terrorist attacks taking place across Europe in 2017. As risk from lone-wolf attacks and sophisticated ransomware increases, security professionals are faced with a growing challenge to evolve and stay one step ahead by investing in new technologies and intelligence solutions that will protect critical assets and people from today’s threats.

Aligned with the Home Office’s CONTEST counterterrorism strategy and the Department for International Trade’s export strategy, Security & Counter Terror Expo 2018 (SCTX), which returns to Olympia, London from 6-7 March2018 to mark its 10th anniversary, will address the most pertinent issues security professionals face from around the world, providing them access to the expertise, technologies and solutions required to prevent, pursue, protect and prepare for potential attacks.

With more than 350 suppliers, 3,000 products on display and over 100 not-to-be missed conference sessions, the event will facilitate discussion on best-practice strategies to halt the advance of terrorism and showcase the latest products and technologies available to those tasked with protecting the public, business and nations.

Alongside more than 350 businesses demonstrating their products and services on the show floor, experts from across the globe, including representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), NATO, Europol, National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) and critical national infrastructure (CNI) organisations, will explore the best-practice strategies to help security professionals remain one step ahead of those intent on carrying out attacks.

New to 2018: Live technology and training in the spotlight
A series of new features will join the line-up at SCTX 2018, enabling attendees to see innovative technologies, solutions and services in action in the Integrated Security Showcase, and attend a series of half day workshops in the new Security Leaders Programme.

The new Integrated Security Showcase will feature a live security operations centre where visitors can identify unique solutions that can be used in a variety of installations to tackle the latest security threats. A carefully curated array of products will be displayed in the feature, with facial recognition, hostile vehicle identification, cyber threat mitigation, intrusion detection, perimeter protection, CCTV, video surveillance and biometric solutions all working in harmony.

Putting training in the spotlight, the Security Leaders Programme will deliver cutting edge content to educate its audience on threats and solutions, while providing a clear roadmap for the future. Professionals can sign up to attend workshops that cover: business continuity, the protection of government buildings, security in the retail, offshore and healthcare industries, property management, and facility management. Further sessions will give invaluable advice on career management, marketing and leadership.

Showcasing best practice with live demonstrations
Alongside live technology demonstrations in the Integrated Security Showcase, attendees can join MEGGiTT Training Systems – a leading supplier of integrated live fire and simulation weapons training systems – as it facilitates a fire arm simulation experience on stand B40. It will also showcase its FATS 100MIL and portable FATS 100P small-arms training systems.

“The FATS 100MIL and 100P demonstrate the range of simulation training solutions Meggitt provides to military customers globally,” Jeff Murphy, President of Meggitt Training Systems, explained. “Development and deliveries of these new FATS products builds on the legacy of more than 5,100 virtual systems fielded for Meggitt customers around the world. As threats evolve, military forces can trust Meggitt to deliver the best options for virtual and live-fire training.”

Showcasing best practice in reducing the threat of IEDs, SCTX’s Counter IED Zone, supported by NATO, combines live demonstrations of new technology with the latest strategies. It offers a critical learning platform for EOD, CIED, CBRNe, Defence, Law Enforcement, CT and Security professionals and is brought to SCTX in partnership with Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) and The Felix Fund – a charity helping support bomb disposal experts by providing welfare support and financial assistance to serving and ex-serving military and their families.

Detecting, deterring and disrupting terror threats
The World Counter Terror Congress will return to headline the conference programme again this year, chaired by Richard Barrett, former coordinator: Al-Qaeda/Taliban Monitoring Team of the United Nations Security Council – United Nations. Run in close correspondence with the UK’s Home Office, Cabinet Office and Emergency Services, the conference will facilitate discussion on best practice to defeat the ongoing terror threat to people, businesses and nations.

More than 20 sessions will examine the key areas of prevention, pursuit and protection with an unrivalled speaker line up, including such industry experts as Mr Grant Mendenhall, Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division – Federal Bureau of Investigation; Mr Rob Wainwright, Executive Director – Europol; and Detective Chief Superintendent Scott Wilson, National Counter Terrorism Protect and Prepare Coordinator – National Counter Terrorism HQ.

The conference will be complemented by six conference streams at SCTX including CNI Protection; Cyber Threat Intelligence; Policing & Specialist Operations; Major Events Security; Airport & Border Security and Secure | Design | Build. The streams are designed to offer visitors unrivalled insights into a wide range of strategies and operations from the planning and delivery of large scale events; combating the illegal movement of weapons, drugs, goods, and people, while promoting lawful entry and exit and ways to secure and protecting all communications, banking, personal information and documents transmitted online.

Protecting critical national infrastructure and businesses
Expected to be one of the busiest and popular conference programmes, the Critical National Infrastructure and Business Resilience conference, sponsored by Pelco, Surelock McGill and Bosch, is essential for all professionals tasked with protecting businesses and the assets essential for the maintenance of everyday life. With topics ranging from security and smart buildings to big data analytics and physical security operations, leaders in CNI and business resilience will come together to discuss, understand and create effective strategies to protect CNI while utilising all elements including cyber, physical security and staff.

A series of case studies will also be presented during the conference, enabling visitors to learn from best practice, including Tim Molden, Director of Security, The Savoy and Darren Carter, Head of Group Security, Edwardian Hotels London who will provide an insight into the unique challenges of protecting London’s most iconic hotels.

Countering cyber terrorism
Cyber terrorism presents a new challenge in the 21st century. Greater preparation is required to combat those individuals who would look to take advantage of our increasing internet dependency to attack or disable key systems. With the NHS and Deloitte both suffering at the hands of cyberattacks and the National Cyber Security Centre reporting more than 1,000 attacks in its first year of operation, the need to secure and protect all communications, banking, personal information and documents transmitted online exponentially increases.

Speaking at the Darktrace and Genetec sponsored, Cyber Threat Intelligence Conference, Sir Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union – European Commission will discuss the steps being taken to protect Europe’s Political and Economic infrastructure, while Ms Merle Maigre, Director – NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence will highlight the need for co-operative defence strategies in the face of modern cyber threats. The event will also continue its association with techUK, once again chaired by Talal Rajab, head of programme, cyber and national security.

Combating terrorism and protecting national security
Led by the Metropolitan Police and supported by UK Police Forces and Special Operations units, the Policing and Specialist Operations conference will welcome the world’s police forces as they look to align tactics and discover new techniques, thinking and services. Attendees can join international police forces as they demonstrate and share best practice including representatives from Interpol, Europol, Australian Federal Police, New South Wales Police Force, Belgium Federal Police, Gendarmerie Royale du Canada, Hong Kong Police Force, Norwegian Police, Swedish Police Authority, French Police Nationale and the Indian Police Service.

Protecting large scale events and crowded places
Professionals tasked with the security of large public or crowded places now have to consider a much wider range of potential threats from hostile attacks using firearms to vehicles as weapons. To ensure the safety of the public, a range of emergency responses is required from emergency evacuation, invacuation (inward evacuation) lockdown and the use of protected spaces.

As the terror threat evolves, the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) released new guidelines to support those who are charged with security at crowded places mitigate the threat and help make the UK less vulnerable to an attack. Attendees at the Major Event Security conference will discover the key tactics and training required to ensure the right processes and personnel are in place to prevent and protect the public in response to potential threats.

Protecting our borders
In the fifth conference stream supported by the British Transport Police (BTP), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and BORDERPOL, senior border security experts, policy makers and industry representatives will discuss the evolving challenge of protecting our borders amid rapid globalisation and the on-going migration crisis throughout the Mediterranean and mainland Europe.

Joining the line-up at the Airport and Border Security conference, speakers including Assistant Chief Constable Alun Thomas, Director of Specialist Operations – British Transport Police, Mr. Ralph Kruger, Project Manager Border Control of the Future – Federal Police Germany, Mr. Peter Drissell, Director of Aviation Security Regulation, Aviation Security – UK Civil Aviation Authority and Captain Ville Patrikainen, Company Security Officer, Fleet – P&O Ferries will offer insights on the developing threats and the latest technology being utilised to enhance border security internationally.

Integrated security with building design
The final conference stream, supported by Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), invites architects, designers, project managers, developers, system integrators and installers to explore the role of security in building design. The Secure | Design | Build conference is a closed-door workshop that will explore key topics such as maximising security for new buildings, how to future proof building security and integrating physical with cyber security.

Emergency preparedness, resilience and response
In addition to WCTC and the Security & Counter Terror Expo conference streams, Ambition – the UK’s leading event for the emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR) community, supported by the Cabinet Office – has announced its strongest ever line-up of global experts to discuss strategies on mitigating the impact of a terrorist attack. Dr François Braun, National Head of the Urgent Medical Aid Service (SAMU), France, will discuss the approaches adopted and lessons learned from SAMU’s medical response to multisite terrorist attacks in Paris.

Dr Robert MacFarlane, assistant director of Resilience Doctrine, Training and Standards, Civil Contingencies Secretariat for the UK Cabinet Office will also speak, along with Colonel Laurent Phelip, Commander of the Gendarmerie National Intervention Group (GIGN) for the French Gendarmerie, and Dr. Fredrik Bynander, Research Director for Centre for Crisis Management Research and Training in Sweden.

Innovation at Security & Counter Terror Expo
SCTX 2018 will showcase a wide range of product innovations from more than 350 exhibitors, including those supplying the latest in drone and counter drone technology, virtual reality, surveillance control systems, high security fencing and much more.

Custom Consoles will promote its full range of security control room desks and video monitor mounting systems on stand D89. The central feature of the Custom Consoles exhibit will be a SteelBase-Lite desk. This can be configured to provide an ergonomically efficient working environment for any size of control room. In addition, Custom Consoles will also provide a control desk from its SteelBase range for the Integrated Security Showcase.

Pinnacle Response will promote its Body Worn Video Cameras on stand D24, used as a deterrent to anti-social behaviour and identified to moderate and encourage compliance through heightened awareness. Its PR5 and PR6 body-worn cameras offer Digital Evidence Management System (DEMS) technology, essential for providing verifiable audio/video reports which are admissible in court, if necessary.

RFA Security Services Ltd – SCTX’s official K9 sponsor – will welcome visitors to stand D36 to find out more about its Explosive Detection Dogs and Sniffer Dogs. The company, will also demonstrate the benefits of utilising Sniffer Dogs (sometimes called Bomb Dogs) in regular security sweeps of the venue.

On stand B32, PITAGONE – a European leader in Threat Management and anti-terror – will present its proprietary anti ramming-trucks mobile barriers for the first time in the UK, engineered to stop trucks up to 20 tons. While Tactical Electronics on stand A40 will present its most advanced line of tactical inspection cameras to SCTX attendees. The CORE Camera line features Wireless, High Definition, Digitally Encrypted Cameras and Monitors.

Speaking about SCTX, David Thompson, Event Director, Security and Counter Terror Expo, said: “The terrorist threat is changing almost daily creating countless issues for security professionals. SCTX is an essential platform, that provides a secure environment to source the latest solutions and define effective strategies to current threats.

“This year’s SCTX marks its 10th anniversary, and the event is now firmly established as the key location for security professionals to identify new technologies and learn about evolving strategies to prevent future attacks, be it physical or cyber. When the show opens in March, we look forward to welcoming security professionals, tasked with keeping nations, assets and businesses safe, and helping them to remain one step ahead of those intent on carrying out attacks.”

SCTX remains the only event that unites security professionals from all four corners of the world. Working in partnership with the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) and Counter Terror Policing, the event is expected to welcome a record number of delegations, building upon the 9,850 visitors who attended in 2017 from more than 114 countries – including France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Italy, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, UAE, Canada and the US.

For more information and to register for access to SCTX, the World Counter Terror Congress, Ambition, Forensics Europe Expo and The People Movement and Management Show, visit and use guest code UKSW18.

NSI to Sponsor Outstanding Installer Category at the OSPAs

The UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) will be taking place on 1st March 2018 in London and we are delighted to announce NSI will be sponsoring the ‘Outstanding Installer’ category.

The UK OSPAs are part of a global awards scheme currently running in eight countries to recognise and reward outstanding performance within the security sector.

Entry to the UK OSPAs is completely free and open to companies, teams and individuals who have performed at an exceptional level, and you don’t have to be a member of an organisation or association to enter. The nomination process is straight forward with only two simple questions to answer that can be submitted on-line at

Nominations are open until 13th November 2017 and submissions are invited in the following categories:

  • Outstanding In-House Security Team
  • Outstanding In-House Security Manager
  • Outstanding Contract Security Company
  • Outstanding Security Consultant
  • Outstanding Customer Service Initiative
  • Outstanding Security Training Initiative
  • Outstanding Security Installer
  • Outstanding Event Security Team
  • Outstanding Security Partnership
  • Outstanding Investigator
  • Outstanding Cyber Security Initiative
  • Outstanding Information Security Company
  • Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer
  • Outstanding Security Officer
  • Outstanding Young Security Professional
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Jenkins, NSI Chief Executive comments “We are delighted to be sponsoring the UK OSPAs next year. The OSPAs present an exciting opportunity to showcase the best of what the UK has to offer in the electronic security and guarding services sectors, on a global platform.

“Recognising and celebrating the achievements of outstanding installers is an important part of NSI’s focus on raising standards across the UK security industry.”

A panel of leading industry figures will select award winners from finalists and the UK OSPAs will be presented at a prestigious awards dinner to be held at the impressive 5-star venue, The Royal Lancaster, London on 1st March 2018.

About the National Security Inspectorate:
The National Security Inspectorate is recognised as the UK’s leading sector specialist Certification Body and counts the UK’s premier security and fire safety providers amongst its clients.

NSI provides robust auditing by a dedicated team of in-house experts to verify compliance with relevant British and European Standards, Codes of Practice and Certification schemes developed by Industry Bodies and Associations.

End users who choose to contract NSI approved companies can be assured of security and fire safety services delivered to the highest standards by businesses committed to quality.

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Lord Sebastian Coe Announced As Guest Keynote Speaker At Infosecurity Europe 2017

Infosecurity Europe, Europe’s no.1 information security event, is delighted to announce Rt Hon Lord Sebastian Coe CH KBE, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and former chairman of the British Olympic Association, will deliver the show’s final opening keynote presentation on Thursday 8 June at Olympia, London.    This follows the recent announcement that Dame Stella Rimington and Jeremy Paxman will deliver opening keynotes on Tuesday 6 June and Wednesday 7 June respectively. In his keynote speech, Cyber, Risk and Resilience in Sport and Business, Lord Coe will share his unique perspective on cyber risk, discuss his experience of managing risk and reputation in sport and business, and explain how challenges in the lead-up to the 2012 Olympics were overcome.

Lord Coe said: “Risk comes in many forms, tolerance levels differ greatly which means there are a myriad of handling strategies and solutions. I hope by sharing my experiences across sport, politics and business at Infosecurity Europe next month I will provide a different perspective for attendees as they tackle the challenges facing their own industry.”

Victoria Windsor, Content Manager, Infosecurity Europe, said: “Lord Coe is no stranger to the challenges of managing risk, building resilience and reaching goals that require exceptional levels of performance, dedication and strategic planning. We are honoured that Lord Coe has accepted our invitation to speak, and look forward to hearing about the lessons he has learnt throughout his diverse career, from being a world record breaking athlete to delivering a project of such enormous logistical complexity at the 2012 Olympics. I am sure it will be a very inspirational session for the Infosecurity Europe audience, and provide a fresh outlook on how to address some of the challenges our industry faces.”

Set against a backdrop of global economic and political uncertainty, the theme of this year’s Infosecurity Europe is Cybersecurity at the Speed of Business.

The event will welcome the industry’s leading thought-leaders, practitioners, policy-makers and analysts in its Keynote Stage seminar programme. Speakers will include representatives from companies including Camelot, Costa Coffee, Department of Work & Pensions (DWP), HSBC, KPN Telecom, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, Metropolitan Police Service, Network Rail, The Economist Group, Telephonica UK, Trainline, Vodaphone and more.



Lord Coe will be speaking at Infosecurity Europe, Keynote Stage Theatre on:

Thursday 8 June, 10.00-10.50 

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IFSEC International 2017 announces new supplier discount programme for visitors

ifsecUBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series is the UK’s largest event dedicated to protecting and managing property, people and information. IFSEC International is Europe’s most renowned security event, and the only large scale security show to take place in Europe this year.

Attracting more than 27,000 visitors, attendees can take advantage of over 650 suppliers, 10,000 products and 80 hours of workshops and seminars across the 20th, 21st and 22nd June, at Excel London. Read more

IWMA to hold water mist seminar in Poland

The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) would like to announce that plans are now definite to hold a water mist seminar in Poland. The event will take place in Cracow on 15th November 2017. More detailed information will be available soon.

There will be no admission fee for delegates. Interested parties can register from 30th June 2017 onwards via the IWMA webpage.

During this one-day seminar speakers will explain the meaning of the technology within the firefighting world. They will talk about systems in practice as well as maintenance requirements. Delegates will be able to update their knowledge on standards, guidelines and approvals and listen to the insurances’ point of view. The seminar will be accompanied by an exhibition.

IWMA General Manager Bettina McDowell says:” We are very much looking forward to this event in the beautiful city of Cracow and hope to make water mist more popular in Eastern Europe.”

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What’s new at IFSEC 2017?

If you thought IFSEC was just wall to wall CCTV – think again.

IFSEC is launching several new features and revamping some existing favourites for its 2017 edition.

The security industry is evolving fast in terms of technology (eg the rise of IP, cyber security and the internet of things), the threat landscape (eg growing terror and cyber threats) and how the supply chain does business.

Based on your feedback and the needs of our changing audience, we’ve introduced new services, technologies, seminar theatres and show areas to enhance your experience and cater to the entire supply chain, in the UK and internationally.

Here are five of the brand new, or revamped, features for 2017.

  1. Borders & Infrastructure Expo

Long the go-to event for security installers, IFSEC International has been adapting to its increasingly diverse visitor demographic for several years now.

That is why 2017 marks the launch of Borders & Infrastructure Expo. Catering to senior security professionals from government, utilities, transport, logistics, sports stadia and events, and border control and law enforcement, Borders & Infrastructure will provide solutions and education around counter terror, border security and the protection of critical national infrastructure.

This brand new show within IFSEC 2017 will host leading suppliers of innovative solutions in cyber, perimeter, UAVs, surveillance and other cutting-edge technologies. The expo will also feature an exclusive meeting service to pair high value buyers with exhibitors, as well as a dedicated seminar theatre tackling security trends, pitfalls and best practice for high-security sectors of critical national importance.

  1. The Drone Zone

Officially launched at IFSEC 2016, the Drone Zone will return to ExCeL London bigger, better and now more appropriately housed, centre stage, within Borders & Infrastructure Expo. Whether you want to find out how drones can aid security at sports events, in counter terror or in traffic monitoring, protect your organisation against drones, or simply want to see this incredible technology in action, the Drone Zone will provide some compelling aerial theatre in the heart of IFSEC.

You’ll have the chance to speak to experts from leading drone manufacturers and, of course, see them in action, flying above your head within ExCel London.

  1. Free Meeting Service

To ensure IFSEC International cements its place as the best place to do business for the international security industry – and is not seen as just another trade show – we’ve revamped our 1 to 1 meeting service.

Acting as matchmaker, we can get you face time with exhibitors who can help you secure the best, most cost-effective products and solutions. Use our meetings service to pre-book your meetings ahead of your visit – a vast improvement on the traditional exhibition format, where you’re left hovering, frustrated, for the crowds to clear on an exhibitor’s stand.

This free service guarantees meetings with the people you want to meet, when you want to meet them, and the chance to capitalise on thousands of in-show special offers and pricing deals. You can then spend the rest of your valuable time checking out cutting-edge security products, networking at the bar and learning about the latest security trends and best practice in our four theatres – more of which below.

  1. Brand new seminar theatre

IFSEC 2017 will feature a brand new seminar theatre. Hosted within Borders & Infrastructure Expo, the Borders & Infrastructure Theatre will feature seminars, case studies and panel debates dedicated to counter terror, border security and the protection of critical national infrastructure. Anyone with a standard IFSEC pass can access the Borders & Infrastructure Theatre.

Installer-focused content, meanwhile, will now be found in the Tavcom Theatre, where security installers, engineers and integrators can get a first-hand view of the latest products, under the guidance of Tavcom’s award-winning trainers (The Installer Theatre has been scrapped for 2017).

The ever-popular Security Management Theatre will this year have an even bigger focus on getting the best out of IP surveillance, access control, intruder alarms and other security technology, while the Smart theatre is branching out from last year’s home automation focus to cover smart commercial buildings, integrated security solutions and the internet of things.

  1. Installer World

Not forgetting the thousands of installers, integrators and engineers who return to IFSEC year after year, in 2017 we’re dedicating a specific area of the show to these loyal visitors. Installer World will bring together manufacturers and distributors, the Tool Zone, workwear, the Engineers of Tomorrow competition, recruitment consultants and a networking bar – all in one place.

Offering our most longstanding audience more reasons to visit than ever before and expanding our appeal to the rest of the industry, IFSEC 2017 is set to be our best, most ambitious show yet. Whether you’re an installer, integrator, head of security, consultant or work in government or law enforcement, make sure you don’t miss out on Europe’s largest security exhibition.

Taking place in London, 20 – 22 June 2017, IFSEC International is the only large scale security event to take place in Europe this year, giving you exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals.

Covering every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more, visiting IFSEC International is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry.

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