The 2016 edition of IFSEC International attracted over 27,000 visitors with a total budget spend of over £30bn, reaffirming its position as the UK’s premier exhibition for the security industry. The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) – partner to IFSEC International – is looking forward to 2017’s event, which is set to be another impressive show.
As the trade association representing seventy percent of the UK’s private security industry, the BSIA relishes the opportunity to engage with the industry’s leading brands; no other security exhibition in the UK presents a better opportunity to do this. IFSEC therefore remains an essential fixture in the Association’s calendar.
This year, the BSIA will be located on stand B1700, promoting the importance of quality as a key consideration when procuring security products or services and encouraging security buyers to begin their IFSEC journey with the BSIA. The Association’s stand will also host an exclusive meeting area for the use of BSIA members.
A key function of IFSEC is to provide both security buyers and industry colleagues with access to education and thought leadership. As in previous years, 2017’s busy programme of seminars and debates features many of the BSIA’s staff and member experts, providing a wealth of expertise across a wide spectrum of industry topics.
This year’s show will see the return of the Smart Zone which proved incredibly popular during its launch in 2016. The Smart Zone showcases the capabilities of smart security technology and features a fully functioning ‘smart home’ in the middle of the exhibition floor, covering not only home automation devices, but also the wider Internet of Things, including smart commercial buildings, smart offices and connected security systems.
Another new feature for 2017 will be the Borders and Infrastructure Expo. The ‘show within a show’ focuses directly on products, solutions and learning for large-scale security issues such as border control, critical national infrastructure, law enforcement, transport and the protection of key strategic assets.
Within the Installer Zone, teams of young security apprentices will be competing against each other in a live installation challenge for the chance to claim a £1,000 prize at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards in November. The Engineers of Tomorrow competition returns to IFSEC for the nineteenth year and will see competitors undertake a 90 minute assessment, working in pairs to install and commission an intruder alarm system.
With so much on offer, it comes as no surprise that IFSEC continues to attract a huge number of visitors from a wide range of industry sectors, given the abundance of leading security companies coupled with the industry’s most comprehensive educational programme.
BSIA members continue to attend IFSEC in force and end-users can expect to find many of the Association’s members on the show floor, including:
Altron – Stand B710
Altron is a leading manufacturer of CCTV poles, columns, towers and associated mounting equipment. Based in the UK, they ship products across the world for sectors including Oil and Gas, Industrial, Commercial, City Centre, Government and many more. They have supplied product for many prestigious, critical and high-profile projects, including the world’s largest sporting event in 2012 and many hazardous oil and gas installations.
Altron designs products specifically for CCTV use and this is where their heritage lies – they have specialised in the CCTV sector for over 30 years with many ‘firsts’ to their name, now including their ANCT range of towers which can be cabled entirely internally.
At IFSEC 2017, Altron will be demonstrating their Lowering Trolley Head pole, which includes patented features. These benefit the end user in ease of operation and provide enhanced health and safety benefits to the operator.
Elmdene International – Stand F1150
Elmdene will be exhibiting at IFSEC and showcasing a variety of new products including a new range of power supplies carefully designed to house some of the most common door controllers, to ensure convenience and flexibility for installers. With different power options and enclosure sizes available, this new access control range offers the installer a choice of PSUs, for a variety of applications.
The PoE UltraPod™, a unique PoE product that can power and control multiple doors using a single Ethernet cable will also be exhibited. Elmdene will also be showcasing the PoE MiniPod™, a PoE+ powered device that provides four hours of back-up power to critical PoE cameras. In the event of a mains drop out, the MiniPod™ enables a continuous recording of high-security cameras. Visitors to IFSEC will be able to view live demonstrations of both the PoE UlraPod™ and PoE MiniPod™.
Elmdene’s CCTV PSU Range of power supplies that provide neat, easy and flexible installation of analogue CCTV systems will also be displayed on their stand.
General Manager of Elmdene International, Sharon Ramsay, comments: “IFSEC is an ideal opportunity to meet with existing and potential new customers, all under one roof! It’s also a brilliant platform for us to showcase our new innovative products and to gather critical feedback from installers regarding our products. Finally, with the various evening events, it’s also a great chance for manufacturers, industry bodies and customers to all network together.”
Knight Fire and Security Products
Knight will be having meetings at various stands across IFSEC and will also be utilising the BSIA members’ lounge. This year Knight are pleased to announce that the SEISMO ADVANCE unit meets the brand new CENELEC publication of EN 50131-2-8:2016, as it includes four selectable fault output resistors which can be configured in a triple EOL configuration. Knight will be promoting this product throughout IFSEC 2017 with demonstrations and can arrange samples.
Mike Inker, Sales Manager (UK and Ireland), comments: “IFSEC has consistently proven to be a fantastic opportunity for us to meet with our export distributors, as well as our UK customers under one roof and over several days. As a market leading UK manufacturer of high quality EN 50131 graded intruder alarm and access control components for over 30 years, we place great value on the unique and convenient chance to see our longer distance customers in person. Business introductions that began as chance meetings at IFSEC many years ago have since become long term personal relationships. We are confident that IFSEC 2017 will reach those same high standards.”
Nocturna – Stand F1700
Nocturna is part of the award-winning IRNV Group specialising in innovative infrared night vision products.
They provide hardware and support to security, military and blue light industries worldwide with their range of night vision products, providing crystal clear low light imagery up to 500 metres away.
Their products are also used by government and civilian search and rescue organisations, increasing search capabilities at night, increasing successful early detection of people lost or injured in low visibility scenarios, ultimately saving lives and increasing survival rates in hostile environments. Even in a domestic setting, their handheld products will help to protect the home by giving users the ability to see clearly in the dark of the night or in the most enclosed spaces.
At IFSEC Southeast Asia 2016, Nocturna unveiled their new handheld night vision range, continuing their commitment to support and react to an ever-changing global marketplace.
International Sales Manager, Jake Howell, says: “IFSEC International allows us to showcase our products and services to the full security industry. This enables us to develop and maintain customer relationships and allows us to establish new business partnerships.
By having the whole security industry under one roof, it gives us access to the new technologies available and any future trends, which allows us to get to grips with the market and what our customers expect from us.”
Skyguard – Stand M200 (Safety and Health Expo)
Skyguard will be exhibiting at IFSEC International this year and have recently launched a new version of their Windows Mobile smartphone app which connects to their ‘SmartButton’ Bluetooth panic button accessory.
Skyguard will be demonstrating their range of exclusive dedicated devices and smartphone apps, which are certified to the new BS8484:2016 standard. For clients who place an order as a result of meeting Skyguard at the Safety and Health Expo this year, Skyguard will be offering the first month’s service subscription free.
Marketing Director, Will Murray, comments: “Skyguard have for many years enjoyed successful product launches and promotions at the Protection and Management Series and this year is no different, with a brand new version of our Windows Mobile app which connects to our SmartButton accessory and an exclusive special offer for clients who sign up to our service as a result of meeting us at the show.”