View over Security Expo 2016 stands and people

Looking to secure people and assets in the face of continually evolving threats?

Visit UK Security Expo to see the latest access control solutions from Fastlane (stand G46)

At the end of November, we’re exhibiting on home soil at UK Security Expo, at London Olympia in the Grand Hall. In only its second year (after broadening out from TranSec in 2016), this show has established itself as a must-attend global high-end security showcase for those seeking information on the latest technologies to address a breadth of security threats, attracting senior decision makers from government departments, law enforcement agencies, military, transport, Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), cyber and more.

“Last year, UK Security Expo was an important show for us,” comments Tony Smith, Major Accounts and Marketing Manager, at Integrated Design Limited. “Taking part in the Crowded Places Immersive Demonstrator – in association with the Home Office Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) – was a fantastic opportunity for us to demonstrate how our turnstiles seamlessly integrate with other security technologies, such as biometrics and mass spectrometry, to deliver innovative solutions to better protect crowded places, such as railway stations, sports stadiums, music gigs or other busy environments.”

A focus on live demonstrations

Last year’s Crowded Places Immersive Demonstrator proved to be one of the most important points of focus for end users visiting the show, and even won an Exhibition News Award for the ‘Best Feature Area,’ so this year live demonstrations remain a focus for the show.

Monika Luis, Exhibition Director for UK Security Expo, explains: “We received some really positive feedback about the live demonstration areas last year, so this year we are providing even more opportunities for visitors to see how the latest security technologies can be used in real-life situations, including the Tactical Demo Theatre and a Drone Fly Zone, both new this year.”

Access Control protecting Critical National Infrastructure

Important for IDL this year is the topic of protecting Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). Protecting CNI – physical and cyber – has rapidly risen up the agenda due to increasing and constantly evolving terror threats. Everyone relies on CNI facilities, services and IT networks – for example hospitals, government, transport, communications and water, to name just a few – for the day to day functioning of the country, making these kinds of targets highly desirable for hostile forces wishing to cause widespread disruption. Organisations can help to minimise the risk to their business assets, people and customers by having suitable security measures in place, and access control is one key element in mitigating this threat.

Tony comments: “At this year’s UK Security Expo, we’ll be demonstrating our range of latest turnstiles which can be used to secure people and assets across various applications and sectors, including CNI. On the stand will be our Glassgate 300, which provides a single barrier solution as used in boarding gate applications at airports, ports or other transport hubs and facilitates the housing of the passport/boarding pass reader and facial recognition system. In addition, we’ll be demonstrating the Door Detective Plus, which provides an additional level of security in environments such as data centres, where mission-critical IT systems are housed.”

The Door Detective Plus will be integrated with Fastlane Connect FastCam and FastCount applications, developed to provide users of Fastlane turnstiles with the ability to view live video streaming of access control use, capturing recorded security events and providing real time building population data.

Launching the Glassgate 155

As well as our team being on hand to advise on how you can make your entranceways more secure, we’re also pleased to be launching a new product. The latest addition to the Glassgate turnstiles range – the Glassgate 155 – enables Fastlane customers to install wider lanes than the standard 660mm and 914mm DDA and ADA compliant lanes that have previously been supplied.

Offering lane width options of up to 1200mm, the first installation of the Glassgate 155 will take place later this year at a leisure facility in Glasgow, where they will enable simpler access for members using the facilities in sports wheelchairs, which are slightly wider than standard wheelchairs.

Visitors to UK Security Expo can expect to see live demonstrations of this new product on the Fastlane stand (G46).

International Visitors and Official Country Delegations are on the rise

Security threats – whether physical or cyber –  aren’t restricted to the UK, as demonstrated by a number of recent tragic events. Last year’s show attracted delegates from 39 countries, rising to 50 countries this year, reflecting that the desire to better secure people and assets is an international concern.

This also makes UK Security Expo an important show for British manufacturers wishing to export their products. “International markets are strong for IDL, with our products – which bear the unmistakable hallmarks of British quality – being exported to more than 46 countries across 6 continents. Attracting delegates from over 50 countries, this show is a fantastic opportunity for us to further strengthen our international links,” continues Tony.

UK Security Expo is making its mark on the global security events calendar but, if you’re still unsure about attending, Monika provides us with three additional reasons:

  1. The exhibitors – UK Security has over 250 exhibitors and counting, including leading manufacturers, systems integrators and SMEs supplying to the global security sector. A cross-section of exhibitors includes access control, screening and scanning, CCTV, communications, video analytics, IED, drones and counter drones systems, biometrics, surveillance, perimeter security, intrusion detection and cyber security, to name a few
  2. Education – The range of free to attend conferences have attracted the highest calibre speakers in the industry and cover topics ranging from Aviation & Border Security, to Designing Out Terrorism, Maritime & Transport Security and Major Events Security
  3. Knowledge sharing and networking with peers – Pre-registration is up 68% compared to this time last year, so we expect even greater opportunities to share best-practice with other like-minded high end security professionals

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