31 May A piece of the action

There will be something for everyone at this year’s IFSEC, be they manufacturers, distributors, installers and integrators or end users. SME provides a rundown of what to expect this June.

Returning to ExCel London for the third year running, the addition of some exciting features looks set to make 2016 anothepieceoftheactionr record-breaking year for IFSEC. The inclusion of a dedicated ‘Smart Zone’ complete with a replica ‘Smart Home’ will showcase some of the innovative solutions that the industry is currently developing, highlighting the vital role that security systems and services play in building automation.

The inaugural ‘ARC Village’ will also provide an incisive platform for the UK’s Alarm Receiving Centres to showcase their technical expertise and services, whilst giving visitors the opportunity to discuss their requirements in a relaxed and informal setting.

NEW FOR 2016 

The Physical Perimeter Zone 

This dedicated zone, also supported by the Door & Hardware Federation, will offer insight into the highest levels of protection for sites and their perimeters. You will have the chance to speak directly with specialist manufacturers and see their products on demonstration. Products on display will include: barriers, blast protection solutions, bollards, fencing, gate automation, street furniture, roadblockers and turnstiles.

Home Automation Zone 

Home Automation is a fast growing market, with technology changing and adapting quickly. In fact, the global sensor and device market for home security and automation is expected to grow from $1.4bn in 2015 to $4bn in 2019m according to ABI Research At ‘Home Automation House’ leading manufacturers, such as Merit LILIN, Habitech, Control 4, Doorbird, CIE Group, Comelit, Yale, 2N and lnvision UK, will be featuring their products inside a purpose-built ‘smart home’ to show you how to integrate the technologies into your current business offering.

To compliment the products on display, there will be a full programme of free seminars in the ‘Smart Theatre’ focused on home automation and smart buildings to provide you with invaluable knowledge on this rapidly developing new area. Home Automation at IFSEC is supported by National KNX.

Drone Zone 

Research indicates that the drone market will be worth $80 billion by 2025. A dedicated exhibition space located near the entrance to the show on stand B400 will give visitors the chance to see the many applications of drones in the video surveillance market.

Arc Village 

IFSEC’s first ARC Village in partnership with CSL Dualcom will be an exclusive area dedicated to the services of alarm receiving centres. It will be strategically situated in the Installer Zone, providing installers and integrators of security systems and technologies with an opportunity to meet with leading alarm receiving centres in one location.

KEY AREAS 

To make navigating the show easier, the organisers have broken the show down into several key industry product areas. These zones are as follows:

Video Surveillance 

Covering all aspects of video surveillance, this product area will feature the very latest products and services, including video surveillance, central control rooms and the innovations with high definition technology. Other products on display include ANPR, IP cameras, remote surveillance, thermal imaging, video analytics, intruder alarm systems, detectors, keypads and control panels to protect your perimeters from outside threats. Exhibitors in this area include: Axis Communications, Dahua, IDIS Europe, Bosch, Y3K, Petco, HIKVision, Indigo Vision, Hanwha Techwin, Sony Europe, Avigilon, Panasonic, Vista, and Anixter.

Intruder Detection 

Products on display will include wireless alarm systems, control panels, shock sensors, home automation systems and digital video motion detectors, as well as many more. Exhibitors in this area include: Texecom, Technoalarm, Tyco, Dycon, integriti, and Vanderbilt.

IT & Cyber Security 

Threats from cyber and IT crime are increasingly important for businesses. When companies, governments and individuals rely on the internet for their day-to-day business, it’s vital to protect your business and its assets. Find everything you need to know about IT and Cyber Security at IFSEC International. Exhibitors in this area include: Civintec Global, Silvernet, and Eagle Eye Network.

Integrated Security 

This purpose-built area will provide visitors with access to providers whose job it is to ensure that each area of security is integrated and managed effectively.Exhibitors in this area include: CSL Dualcom, BT Redcare, Milestone, Tyco, UTC Fire & Security Ltd, Herta Security and Nedap Identification Systems.

Physical & Perimeter Protection 

The Physical & Perimeter Protection area allows you to see a range of products such as perimeter protection, locking systems, safes and more. With increased security threats from terrorism, the need to protect your business from external threats has never been greater.

Exhibitors in this area include: Marshalls, Blok n Mesh, BBT and Frontier Pitts.

The Installer Zone 

The Installer Zone is a dedicated area on the show floor where installers, engineers and integrators can find the perfect product solutions for their businesses, get advice on recruitment and retainment, talent spot the next generation and catch up with colleagues.

The New Product Trail 

Security is a fast moving industry, with new technology and innovations being launched all the time, therefore, to help you keep up to date and stay ahead in the industry, IFSEC will be launching the New Product Trail at the show. The trail will be marked out on the floor-plan to ensure you see the latest technology and speak to the suppliers that created it.

Access Control 

Driven by rising concerns over public and private sector safety, the access control market is set to be worth a substantial $8.6 billion by 2018. Exhibitors in this area include: Anixter, Paxton, HID Corp, Deister, Assa Abloy, Saito, Avigilon, Samsung, Comnet and TDSI.

Competition – Engineers of Tomorrow 

Some 64 of the fire and security industry’s brightest young engineers will be competing against each other in a live installation challenge at the show. The apprentice engineers will participate in a 90-minute live challenge on the exhibition floor.

They will then be assessed by a leading panel of judges from the security inspectorates, SSAIB and NSI, and points are allocated based on performance in the various disciplines. Companies include: Fidelity Integrated Systems, Abel Alarm Co, Chubb F&S, CBRE, Tyco, Red Alert and VocalVale.

You can register for next year online at: www.ifsec.co.uk/eot

For more information or to register for the show visit www.ifsec.co.uk

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