Discover all your security needs at IFSEC International 2015

Posted: 28 April 2015 | IFSEC International

The global security industry will gather in London this June for three days of innovation, expertise and inspiration…

2015 has already seen major incidences that have tested the security industry across the globe and as threats continue to evolve IFSEC International has a crucial part to play in keeping the industry abreast of the latest technologies, developments and best practices. Taking place at ExCeL London for its second year, IFSEC International 2015 will run from 16-18 June.

Safety and security are of principal concern for any transport system as the threat of terrorist attacks, natural disasters, criminal activity, accidents and public order can all cause significant damage to a transport system and endanger people lives. In addition to responding to any potential threats and incidents, those operating transport systems have to manage the daily operations whilst maintaining the highest standards in safety and security.   

IFSEC International has been at the heart of the security industry for over 40 years and this year it will continue to showcase the future of the industry alongside truly groundbreaking content. In 2015 IFSEC International has plenty to offer anyone working within this increasingly pressurised environment.

Following a successful move to the capital last year, IFSEC International returns with hours of insight led expertise, over 650 solution providers, along with plenty of new interactive zones plus ample networking opportunities and the launch of the Inspirational Speaker Series.

Safe Cities, a stream at IFSEC International that is dedicated to the security requirements of a city rather than the individual component parts that make up the city is full of seminars and lively debates relevant to those responsible for transport systems within a city.

Safe Cities will be an integral part of IFSEC International 2015 and will highlight how the security industry is integrating with IT and civic and national authorities to secure global cities.  Safe Cities will be driven by education from leading experts in the field and leading technology and solution providers showcasing the latest innovations.

This year IFSEC International will incorporate two new partnerships into Safe Cities, the first is with HyperCat, a leading consortium of major technology developers who are driving the standards of interoperability and they will be discussing their HyperCatCity Initiative at Safe Cities. The second exclusive partnership for Safe Cities is with Euralarm, the association that represents the electronic fire and security industry, who will run their own dedicated half-day conference called Smart Cities: Digital Solutions to Keeping Citizens Safe and Secure.

Safe Cities will be key education stream to learn about how security is underpinning the smart cities concept and what processes are being used to ensure global cities are kept safe.

A taste of what visitors can expect within the Safe Cities this year includes a keynote address from the Futurologist Dr. Simon Moores on ‘Safe, Smart and Connected Cities’ where he will look at emerging trends and technologies, the impact of big data and the Internet of Things along with the challenges and opportunities.

Mohanad Hashim a media analyst with the BBC will explore how social media monitoring can enhance city security, using intelligence to inform and manage threat environments and Paul Adams the Director of Strategic Marketing, EMEA at Alcatel Lucent will host a session on  ‘Transforming Public Safety with Smart Technologies and Secure Infrastructure’. 

Finally, Brian Kilkelly, the CEO of World Cities Network will host a seminar with the title ‘Improving the Resilience of Cities – the Application of Technology’, he will explore the opportunities from the availability of data and ever cheaper computing power to anticipate problems and coordinate resources. These sessions plus many more will form the Safe Cities education offering at IFSEC International, for a full details on all the speakers taking part this year please visit

The education programme at IFSEC International also incorporates the Keynote and Convergence Theatre; here leading players from across the security industry will debate the latest issues in cyber security or access control along with case studies and panel discussions around the state of the nation.

Sessions within this theatre include a case study on Crossrail, one of Europe’s largest railway and infrastructure construction projects, from Tony Pearson, Senior Consultant at Exova Warrington Fire Consulting and Chris Stevens a Director from SIDOS UK will highlight the fire safety, engineering and security elements on the project.

Another highlight in the theatre will be a seminar hosted by Dr. Vibhar Gupta, Ph.D the Technology Lead for ASIS UK Chapter on which he will look at the benefits of big data analytics in security and how the traditional is changing from reactive and investigative to that of business enabler.

The third education theatre within IFSEC International is the Security Solutions Theatre that will run seminars led by Will Lloyd the product development manager at BRE Global, Jim Swift from BB7 and Dave Tynan the VP at MicroPower Technolgies amongst others.

A core theme running across IFSEC International this year is innovation, having conducted a significant amount of research following the 2014 edition of the show, a key topic that both exhibitors and visitors kept coming back to was the opportunity to see genuine innovation across the show floor.

In 2015, IFSEC International will launch the Innovation Arena in association with leading industry title, Benchmark Magazine. The brand new Innovation Arena will bring together all the latest products, devices and systems from across the security industry that are delivering a new concept or taking a different approach that is both effective and realistic.  The Innovation Arena will also host the prestigious Benchmark Innovation Awards, which recognises and rewards innovative thinking and the delivery of benefits through advanced security solutions.

Running alongside the Innovation Arena is the IFSEC International Innovation Trail which will help visitors easily access the new technologies that have come to market that will be featured at the show this year.

Highlights of the IFSEC International Innovation Trail include the NICE Suspect Search, a patent-pending video analytics tool that quickly locates and retraces the movements of a suspect, lost child, or other person of interest within a video surveillance network. Video footage from different cameras and time frames can be reviewed in just minutes, as the system automatically filters out 95 percent of irrelevant images.

IFSEC International will also be displaying the latest in camera systems within the Innovation Trail including Arecont Vision next generation panoramic cameras, the 5MP SurroundVideo® with Arecont Vision®’s proprietary STELLAR™ Low Light Technology, and the 12MP SurroundVideo® with Wide Dynamic Range (WDR). Both panoramic cameras also feature motorized lenses for easy set-up, and over a 50% increase in frame rate versus current SurroundVideo® cameras.

These new products, plus many more, will make up the IFSEC International Innovation Trail; ensuring visitors can easily find all the groundbreaking technology and new products at the show.

IFSEC International will also introduce some great new additions to some old favourites; the Gadget Zone will be introduced into the Security & Fire Installer Live feature. Research highlighted that visitors want to get hands on with the products before they buy and this will provide the perfect opportunity to try out the biggest and latest range of products in one place.

Along with the new Gadget Zone, Security & Fire Installer Live will also incorporate the Toolshed in partnership with Anglia Tools, the Fire & Security Jobs Bar, the NSI Expertise Hub and Engineers of Tomorrow, amongst other activities.

Finally, new for 2015 IFSEC International launches its Inspirational Speaker Series with three high-profile personalities covering the sports, business and extreme adventure worlds, each of the keynote speakers have reached the pinnacle of their careers and will share their expertise and unique experiences with the IFSEC audience. In its inaugural year the Inspirational Speaker Series will host leading businesswoman Baroness Karren Brady CBE, the world’s greatest explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE and international cycling superstar Sir Chris Hoy MBE across the three days.

Gerry Dunphy, Event Director- IFSEC International states: “We are really looking forward to our second year back in London for IFSEC International, last year was a great success and we are definitely building on this momentum. Once again we have a great mixture of the highest quality exhibitors, full industry backing along with leading experts from across the security industry. We are especially excited about our Inspirational Speaker Series and look forward to once again bring the security community together for three days of innovation, inspiration and expertise.”

IFSEC International will once again be presented as part of UBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series. The Protection & Management Series encompasses five major shows in related marketplaces covering safety, service management, facilities, security and fire, the overall ethos of the series is about protecting and managing buildings and places of work, along with the people and information within those places of work.

The Protection & Management Series encompasses IFSEC International, FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo, Service Management Expo as well as Facilities Show, in 2014 the combined events attracted more than 40, 000 attendees over three days to London’s ExCeL.