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31 Aug 2022

A platform for groundbreaking innovation

More than 300 international security suppliers will come together in September as International Security Expo returns to London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre. Running from 27-28 September, the market-leading security event will deliver the perfect platform for suppliers to launch new products, showcase innovation and generate new business from a vetted, high-level audience of more than 10,000 active security buyers.

Security professionals are increasingly pulled in multiple different directions while anticipating and mitigating a number of varied threats. It is against this backdrop that International Security Expo offers attendees boundless opportunities to see and try the latest innovative security products and solutions across a wide range of product areas from Screening and Scanning; Perimeter Protection; and Hostile Vehicle Mitigation; to Intruder Detection and Monitoring; Access Control and Biometrics; and CCTV and Surveillance.

Drone technology takes off

Unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are rapidly becoming a part of our everyday lives, permeating ever more sectors of society. A study carried out by PWC study estimated that 76,000 drones would be in use in the UK by 2030, saving businesses an impressive £16bn and making a £42bn impact on the economy[i]. And, while the growing opportunities and applications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have driven the evolution of the technology, it has also been the catalyst for increased security risks.

Reflecting this trend, new drone and counter-drone technologies will be on display at this year’s International Security Expo with companies such as LiveLink Aerospace, D-Fend Solutions, Dedrone, Riegl, NavTech Radar, Robin Radar Systems, QinetiQ and more highlighting the latest solutions.

Global provider of anti-drone systems, BravoZulu will highlight its award-winning DroneRanger, capable of jamming cellular and satellite signals with coverage of frequency bands from 20-6000 MHz, and ranges of over 20km. Fellow exhibitor Toshiba will highlight its components for multi-mission C-UAS solutions to detect, track, analyse and mitigate suspicious drones. This includes its long-range radar, RF Sensor, short and middle-range Radar and autonomous hunting drone.

Meanwhile, Drone Defence will display its AeroSentry drone detection dome, AeroEye (optical AI drone detection), Paladyne E1000MP and E2000HH drone jammers, as well as their AeroPing remote-ID. Live demonstrations will also be available to illustrate the capabilities of its AeroTracker platform, a cloud-based integrated airspace monitoring solution, providing real-time flight viewing of both manned aircraft and UAVs. The solution also provides historic flight reports, which can be used in prosecutions, in line with CPR35 regulations.

Screening to enhance public safety

From airports and train stations to large-scale venues, public spaces, and organisations such as retail or entertainment chains, security screening systems are essential and must meet certain standards to deliver precision in detection, recognition, and classification.

Among the exhibitors highlighting the latest advancements in screening technologies, 3DX-Ray Limited will showcase its AXIS™-CXi mobile cabinet-based x-ray system, using aviation-standard Materials Discrimination for screening mail, parcels and small baggage for potentially harmful items and contraband. Designed for environments where space is at a premium, the CXi offers a large inspection chamber and imaging area whilst retaining a small footprint. The company also offers ThreatScan® Portable Systems, a fully integrated amorphous silicon portable x-ray inspection system with a primary display, computer, communications, and power supplies consolidated into a single, waterproof rugged case. ThreatScan®-LS1, ThreatScan®-LSC and ThreatScan®-LS3 are all line-scan x-ray inspection systems designed for rapid deployment and ease of use. They operate with the intuitive and user-friendly ThreatSpect software to produce high-quality, sub-millimetre resolution images.

Further highlighting the specialist application of scanning equipment, GreyScan Detection will highlight its unique, field deployable CZE trace detection system designed to detect homemade explosive compounds. The ETD-100 inorganic trace threat substance detection is helping to close the gap in detection capabilities by accurately and reliably identifying trace levels of Nitrate, Chlorate and Perchlorate compounds as well as other inorganic substances that present a high risk to secure environments.

And, as the anticipated Protect Duty legislation will place responsibility on publicly accessible locations, and the requirement for businesses to take appropriate and proportionate measures to protect the public, new search and screening regimes will likely become the norm. Business owners attending International Security Expo will have the opportunity to witness a wide range of screening technologies in action from suppliers including Smiths Detection, Astrophysics, Apstec Systems, Rapiscan Systems, Scan-X and ThruVision.

From screening to surveillance

In addition to scanning and screening technologies, CCTV and surveillance solutions will be widely promoted on the show floor. Suppliers such as Vaylia, Bowman, Aspire Monitoring Services, Eagle Eye Networks, Everbridge, HALO Technologies and SeeQuestor will highlight the latest capabilities for attendees looking for solutions to monitor both public and private spaces.

Joining them, Pelco (Motorola), will promote its video surveillance cameras, video management and recording systems, security software, and aligned services including its Sarix® Modular Camera. The NDAA-compliant discreet camera solution offers two imager module options to capture scenes and people of interest. While OpenEye, the cloud video platform company, will highlight how its technology combines the performance and reliability of local recording with the convenience and flexibility of the cloud. The OpenEye Web Services platform streamlines operations and reduces the burden on IT, making it easier to manage video deployments and integrations.

Elsewhere, Oddity will demonstrate its smart and efficient surveillance software monitors video feeds in real-time, alerting security personnel of any violent incidents, car crashes, perimeter breaches, or other incidents, with a detection speed of less than half a second.

Securing the Perimeter

Physical perimeter security is often the first line of defence against a malicious attack, making the evolution of perimeter protection solutions a critical element for many Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) sites as well as a wide range of domestic and commercial premises. Highlighting the latest in perimeter security solutions, suppliers including Pitagone, Marshalls, APEX Vanguard, ASL, CLD Fencing Systems, Jacksons Fencing and Lochrin Bain will demonstrate how their solutions deter, detect, deny, delay, and defend.

Among them, Gallagher Security will highlight why it is widely recognised as one of the most trusted providers of high-security solutions, used to protect some of the world’s most significant assets and locations. Its advanced perimeter security solutions are founded on two core principles: deterrence and detection. Configured and controlled using Gallagher Command Centre, it enables operators to manage and monitor a range of solutions from fence controllers and hardware, integrity monitors, perimeter sensors and security integrations, across multiple sites from one central location.

Meanwhile, Abloy UK, the UK’s leading provider of high-security locks, will be exhibiting its range of compliant, patented, world-renowned high-security locking and digital access solutions. The company offers a complete package of digital access control, electromechanical and mechanical locking systems to fulfil virtually any locking requirement.

Live demonstrations under the spotlight  

While the show floor will be packed with new product launches, attendees can watch live demonstrations of newly launched products, services, and game-changing solutions in the Product Innovation Theatre. Here, a first-hand look at the latest technologies and real-life applications will provide attendees with unmatched learning opportunities to understand the capabilities of new technologies shaping the future of the security industry.

Funding for future innovations

Suppliers are also being invited to find out how the Government’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) could provide them with critical funding support. With an open call for submissions, funding is now available via the Security Rapid Impact Open Call for Innovation, a unique channel for innovators working in the security sector to pitch their ideas to Government. The initiative is designed to spearhead the next generation of solutions that could enhance UK security. Suppliers interested are encouraged to speak with the DASA Security Exploitation Team at this year’s International Security Expo.

Rachael Shattock, Event Director, International Security Expo, added: “With less than four weeks until we return to London Olympia, we’re delighted to offer a sneak peek into some of the exciting innovations and product areas that will return to the show floor at this year’s International Security Expo. There is no doubt, that once again we’ll be astounded by the level of innovation the industry continues to demonstrate, as it responds to ever-changing dynamics in the security landscape. 2022 has seen the industry being pulled in even more directions, as it prepares for the possible challenges emerging from modern warfare and geo-political tensions. By providing the critical link between Government, industry, academia and the entire end-user community, we can help to strengthen the relationships that are essential to improving global safety and security.”

 

[i] https://www.pwc.co.uk/issues/intelligent-digital/the-impact-of-drones-on-the-uk-economy.html

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