Don't miss the latest electronic security technologies at SecTech Roadshow!

SECTECH Roadshow is heading for your city this May (register here!), giving you a once a year chance to get on top of the latest and greatest electronic security solutions with no need to leave town.

And don’t miss SecTech Camera Shootout, sponsored by CSD and Milestone. We’ve looked at the low light specialists in past years – in 2018 you’ll get a chance to see best-selling external dome and bullet cameras lined up against each other in low light, backlight and IR. We’ll also check out some LPR and face recognition functionality, as well as putting the big PTZs head-to-head at 200m.

SecTech Roadshow has grown – visitors this year will see more of the good stuff than they’ve ever seen before. Roadies in 2018 include CSD, Pelco, Honeywell, Video Alarm Technologies, Bosch, Dahua, ISCS, Video Security Products, Consolidated Security Merchants, C. R. Kennedy, OSA, Seadan, BGW Technologies, Q Security Systems, Mobotix, Vivotek, Tyco Security Products, LSC, Hikvision and ICT. These manufacturers and distributors are the cream of the crop and the chance to see them all together in your home town at the cost of an Uber and a couple of hours of among industry friends and serious security tech is too good an opportunity to miss.

Something that’s most exciting about this year’s roadshow is that for folks who can’t get the time to travel to ISC West this month, SecTech is the first chance they’ll have to see a flood of new solutions across a wide front – 2018 really feels like one of those years during which a new generation of solutions stakes its claim. Some of the technology centres around solutions we’ve been waiting to mature for the longest time – not just mature in functionality and affordability, but in terms of the most important development of all – support from trusted distributors which like integration and consultancy businesses themselves, live neck-deep in security technology’s fast flowing waters.

Most of what we’re going to see at SecTech has a pointed operational focus, whether that be from Bosch’s sparkling new Fusion IP 9000 MIC PTZ, which combines optical and thermal functionalities, Pelco’s new Esprit Enhanced II, FLIR’s award-winning VMS, Aperio-integrated access control from DDS via CSM, CRK’s tiny but mighty Watec IP cameras, AMC’s latest alarm and access control technology from LSC, HID Location Services from ISCS, Qolsys IQ Panel 2 from BGWT (also check out the S2 demo and iMQ face recognition from Imagus).

Another solution I’ll be keen to see is Ipsotek’s facial recognition, LPR or analytic event solution, which is now integrated with Inner Range Integriti – incidentally, Integriti is also now integrates Honeywell Fire solutions, opening up a whole new market vertical for security installers serious about growing this part of their business. Fire has been a siloed business for decades and there’s brilliant opportunities there for installers prepared to work hard.

An analytics-based perimeter security solution I’m very eager to check out is Davantis, which will be shown by Video Alarm Technologies. This solution can respond to intrusion, loitering, tampering, object removal and stopped vehicle detection – best of all, it can easily be integrated with any existing CCTV system to empower existing surveillance solutions stuck in reactive record-over loops. Hikvision is also bringing face recognition, as well as its latest 4MP Darkfighter technology.

We’ll also see new cameras from manufacturers like Dahua, Axis, Honeywell, Uniview, Sony and Vivotek, which has some very interesting new cameras. There’s a ton of new stuff coming to SecTech and we’ll be talking more about it over the next months.

As ever, SecTech Roadshow is about using electronic security solutions to empower security procedures and about getting a march on the competition by discovering that new piece of technology or niche that let’s your business grow. It’s also about spending time with industry colleagues and customers in a relaxed and informal environment. Don’t miss SecTech in Melbourne on May 8, Brisbane May 10, Sydney May 15, Adelaide May 27 and Perth on May 23. Bigger, better, coming soon!