Members of the British Security Industry Association’s Export Council are offering an exclusive preview of the new security innovations that visitors can expect to see at Intersec 2013, which is taking place in Dubai next week (January 15 – 17). This year’s exhibition will see a record number of BSIA member companies taking part – 12 in total – with many concentrated on the BSIA-organised UK Security Pavilion.
The BSIA is hoping to build on the success of last year’s show, where 83% of Export Council members witnessed year-on-year growth in visitor numbers to their stands. As the trade association representing the UK’s private security industry, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and its dedicated Export Council play a vital role in forging productive links between UK security companies and overseas buyers from around the world, including the Middle East. Intersec 2013 will be no exception, with the BSIA – which is attending for the 15th year – and many of its members on hand to provide valuable advice and guidance on the latest products and services that the UK has to offer.
Underlining the importance of the Middle East, a recent survey showed that Intersec ranks amongst the most popular overseas events for the BSIA’s Export Council members and, crucially, the region is their most important target market with 70% of members actively seeking to increase business over the next 12 months.
Comments John Davies, Chairman of the BSIA’s Export Council: “We are confident of a positive outcome from Intersec 2013. The innovations that members plan to display on their stands cover everything from the very latest integrated systems to access control, CCTV and intruder alarm technology, and switch mode power supplies.”
In addition to having a presence on the UK Security Pavilion, the Export Council will also be working closely with UKTI (UK Trade and Investment) to run a ‘Meet the Buyers’ event during Intersec. This brings suppliers and prospective customers together for face-to-face discussions on specific projects.
Looking in more detail at some of the highlights of the products and services that will be displayed by BSIA’s Export Council members at Intersec 2013:
Elmdene International Limited – www.elmdene.co.uk – Hall S2, Stand S2-625C – is to promote its latest industry-leading solutions at Intersec 2013 including: highly efficient and reliable Power Supply Units (PSUs) – based around switch mode technology, a cost effective in-line UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), Power over Ethernet (PoE) standby PSU devices, plus sounders and IR exit buttons for access control.
Crucially, Elmdene also intends to use Intersec 2013 to confirm ambitious expansion plans for the region: “We are anticipating a doubling of business in the Middle East during 2013,” says Ian Moore, Managing Director.
Integrated Design Limited (IDL) – www.fastlane-turnstiles.com – Hall S2, Stand S2-328P – is exhibiting at Intersec 2013 for the seventh year. Extremely active in the Middle East region, Tony Smith, IDL’s Marketing Manager confirms that the company is in the process of commissioning turnstiles at a very large airport project.
A key focus for IDL, which will be exhibiting under the Fastlane Turnstiles brand will be the Fastlane Connect programme which brings Ethernet connectivity to its turnstiles: “At IDL we manufacture high-end glass and stainless steel barriers commonly used in high status building foyers. Adding Ethernet connectivity means they can connect to a local or wide area network without adding any software or apps to the host system.” Smith explains that this approach can deliver remote control of the turnstiles, instant feedback of alarms and the option to signal maintenance due or fault report messages.
Pyronix – www.pyronix.com – Hall S2, Stand S2-608C – will be presenting a number of advanced wireless and external detectors at Intersec 2013. Visitors can see the Enforcer system which pioneers the use of two-way wireless technology and secured the ‘Innovation of the Year’ at the Security Excellence Awards 2012 held in London. The Enforcer range is to expand with new additions including the GSM with SMS, KX15DT-WE (wireless dual-technology detector), and the KX25LR-WE (wireless 25m long-range detector).
Another highlight planned is a new external detector, the XD10TTAM. This offers patented technologies such as Tri-Digital Detection Signal Processing and Tri-Anti-Mask-Technology to protect the exterior as well as the interior of properties. Pyronix believes this represents ‘the future of external protection’ and says it is adapted for the most extreme of outdoor environments.
Dedicated Micros – www.dedicatedmicros.com – Hall 2, Stand 2-112C – is to display its breakthrough Closed IPTV technology. This is described as a secure segregated network achieved through a dual addressing scheme and the automatic creation of VLANs. Salim Idris, General Manager for Dedicated Micros in the Middle East, reports that IP cameras and end points are protected from outside attack by the exchange of a secure key: “This enables the creation of alerts if there is any external interference.” Beyond this, Idris confirms that Dedicated Micros is to reveal a plug-and-play, no-configuration, NVR called the Media Server, so installers and users can configure and use IP CCTV just like analogue CCTV.
Also being unveiled is a highly secure solution for the retail banking market which, Idris says, has been approved by several top banks in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council): “The new DV-IP ATM Advance is a hybrid DVR/NVR providing long-term recording of up to a year to meet the requirements of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) and offers breakthrough options like mirror recording, HDMI outputs and the ability to capture Arabic and English transaction data in a secure format.”
TDSi – www.tdsi.co.uk – Hall 4, Stand 4-302C – will be spotlighting a number of cutting edge innovations during Intersec 2013. The company’s new biometric reader, the DIGIgarde PLUS, is a multitasking fingerprint biometric access control and time and attendance reader that is compatible with fingerprints, MIFARE cards and PINS. “Significantly, the DIGIgarde PLUS reader can be used in stand-alone mode for time and attendance applications and to control access to a single door, or can be integrated into an access control system, which allows real-time event monitoring and central system programming and control,” explains John Davies, Managing Director, at TDSi.
Another highlight for TDSi at Intersec 2013 will be the VUgarde2 IP CCTV software suite and an associated range of security surveillance products. These, Davies confirms, can be directly integrated with the company’s EXgarde Access Control software and comprise: the VUgarde2 VMS (Video Management System); VUgarde Full Client; VUgarde Anywhere for smartphones, tablets and laptops and VUgarde ANPR.
Remsdaq – www.remsdaq.com – Hall 3, Stand 3-225C – has been at the forefront of access control technology for over 25 years. The latest product developments to be demonstrated at Intersec 2013 will include: Entrostar which Remsdaq says is the world’s first PoE and PoE+ enabled native BACnet access control unit. Essentially, this means open connectivity to any BACnet compliant building management system and the ability to power up to 2 locks and 4 readers without need for an external power supply.
To complement Entrostar, Remsdaq has developed Entrowatch. This ground-breaking software is license free and the first to use a Windows 8 style dashboard. Entrowatch is upgradeable to support any BACnet digital IO device such as fire alarm and intruder alarm panels. Enterprise class access control requirements are catered for by Remsdaq’s StarWatch SMS.
Dycon – www.dyconsecurity.com – Hall S2, Stand S2-529C – a leading provider of advanced communication and power products for security, fire and associated markets, is to display a number of innovations at Intersec 2013. The latest switched mode power supplies are to be on show. At 85% plus efficiency, the company says these are designed to offer smaller, neater and cooler solutions that are less expensive to run and maintain compared to alternatives in the market. Also taking centre stage at Intersec 2013 will be the D1800 Series, Dycon’s 30w midspan PoE (Power over Ethernet) power supply range.
On the communication side, the D6000 MesCom short-message communicator from Dycon provides a cost-effective, easy-to-install, solution for signalling alarm and other system conditions by using GSM technology to send an SMS text message to the user. In addition, the Duet 4 is an automatic GPRS communication device for adding secure dual-path alarm reporting to control panels with a telephone line connection.
To find out more, visit the BSIA’s stand at Intersec Dubai in Hall S2, Stand S2-531C. Alternatively, those who are unable to attend the event can learn more about the work of the BSIA’s Export Council by visiting www.bsia.co.uk/export-council.