Falcon swooping in at Security 2018...

Security 2018 Exhibition and Conference is Australia’s biggest annual security event – with more than 100 exhibitors you really get to see what’s going on in the industry in a manner deep and wide. There’s plenty to see on the stands  of the big manufacturers and distributors but there’s cutting technology tucked away in far flung corners if you take the time to discover it.

SECURITY 2018 (pre-register here!) at the MCEC in Melbourne July 25-27 is going to be an interesting show – the security electronics market seems to be leaning in on some key technologies, while evolution in other areas is delivering great operational results. There are always some quirky new things at the show – small companies operating without much money at the bleeding edge of new technology – it’s well worth keeping an eye on what they are up to. SEN will undertake its usual detailed review of new products and technologies at the show in the post-show issue so this month we’re going to take a run-through of what we think will be interesting this year.

On Stand D-8, Genetec will demonstrate its unified, open architecture, IP security platform, Security Center (5.7) featuring enhanced privacy protection addressing new GDPR regulations, with new cybersecurity protections and a new reporting feature that automatically alerts system administrators to outdated camera firmware. The company will also showcase new Synergis features and hardware designed to unify access control and intrusion monitoring, along with new models of the Genetec Streamvault security appliance product line, with local support and streamlined delivery for the ANZ region.

The company will feature its Genetec Trust Center, a repository of educational materials focused on cybersecurity, privacy, and risk analysis, created to help systems integrators and customers understand trusted best practices keeping people and organisations safe from cyber espionage, hacking, and unauthorized takeovers. Genetec is always coming up with some new piece of functionality designed to serve key verticals – we’ll be looking at Traffic Sense and Airport Sense – solutions that provide collaborative insights and intelligence to meet the explicit needs of cities and airports.

CSD is showing a massive product spread including Inner Range Infiniti Class 5, the new Hikvision Face Reader, Milestone’s new LPR integration to Integriti, which means license plates can now be used as a credential, the new Inner Range Mobile Reader, Idemia Morpho WAVE hand scanner,HID Mobile Access, Axxon License Plate recognition, Inner Range’s new T4000X smart GSM controller, the new Aiphone GT IP apartment intercom, the new Moboti MOVE range of ONVIF cameras and Integriti Guard Tour.

You’ll also see the latest Inner Range Inception controller, Inner Range’s Level 5 user Expansion Kit, which takes possible user numbers to 1 million, Hikvision’s HikCentral VMS, Axxon Analytics for crowd gathering, the new eyeLock iris recognition reader, Intregriti Vector maps, Integrity integration to Nemtek high security perimeter fencing, the Ipsotek analytics integration with Milestone, the new PrismaX codepad from Inner Range and the Mobotix M15 and M16 camera, which combines a 6MP optical and a thermal sensor.

Geutebruck Pacific will be showing off its enterprise level software platform – GSIM (Security Information Management), which will highlight the interoperability of a wide range of 3rd party products along with a long list of integrated hardware devices. Along with some of the most widely utilised network video recorders within the security and surveillance industry, Geutebruck are also demonstrating their latest advancements with operational systems including Live Face Match and Automatic Licence Plate Recognition which work seamlessly within the G-SIM platform.

An area of significant growth for the business is within the logistics space with Geutebruck being able to provide end to end functionality for a wide range of business applications which involve, transport, packaging, warehousing, stock rotation, object counting and stevedoring.

Hanwha Techwin, distributed by EOS on Stand C32, has released new 30fps 640 x 480-pixel thermal cameras with a range of lenses that offer high-performance imaging quality even in the most extreme weather conditions like complete darkness and the presence of airborne obscurities such as fog, especially in areas where micro dust is so dense that objects cannot be identified. Thermal is great for big sites – ports, solar farms – but it’s under-utilised internally, in locations where privacy is paramount, as well as in applications like fire detection, where it offers serious promise.

Something else I want to see is Paessler AG’s PRTG Network Monitor, which the company says is a powerful, affordable and easy-to-use unified monitoring solution for monitoring IT infrastructure that’s ideal for protecting today’s networked security solutions – that’s on Stand C45.

FLIR Systems always brings a tip-truck load of new stuff to the big show – this year we want to see the new multi-spectral Saros Dome, part of a 6-model product family of new outdoor perimeter security cameras. Saros dome combines patented and patent-pending technologies in a unified solution for accurate alerts and verified alarm data for outdoor commercial perimeters. In case you’re not interested yet, consider Saros Dome integrates multiple technologies in 1 device, including 2 low-cost FLIR Lepton thermal sensors supported by advanced onboard analytics, IR and visible LED illuminators, 2-way audio and digital input/outputs, and the choice of a 1080p or 4K video camera. Integration with central alarm monitoring stations will also expand opportunities for enterprising installers.

 

The Bosch Experience Room (Hospitality Suite 5, Lvl 1), is also going to be worth visiting. A major release is MIC IP Fusion 9000 with thermal and optical imaging with fused metadata for full situational awareness, intelligent tracking and geolocation. Bosch Intelligent Video Analytics will also be in action for retail, people counting, tracking objects while moving, idle objects and traffic analytics. Bosch’s latest VMS seamlessly integrates devices across any IP network, and features key differentiators like forensic search, intelligent bitrate management and intelligent auto exposure.

Something else to check out is Bosch Cloud-Based Services for video verification and remote intervention capabilities, as well as the AVIOTEC video-based fire detection camera. Sony Video Security will be demonstrating its key camera range with the 4K, dual light, new 360-degree panoramic and the compact transport cameras.

Big distributor ISCS will showcase leading brands from the technology industry, including long range identification experts Nedap, access control masters HID Global and ICT Protege, IoT solution provider Bluvision, video security specialists AliusVision, Sony Cameras and NX Witness. The ISCS team will also be showing integration between multiple platforms, including video solution provider NX Witness, access control provider ICT Protege, Nedap long range readers and HID’s Bluvision BluFi RTLS.

Hikvision is going to be showing its Deep Learning solution at Security 2018 – the company is investing plenty in an area it believes will be the key to intelligent buildings and smart cities. Hikvision’s Facial Recognition technology – harnesses Deep Learning AI in public venue settings. When a person of interest enters a venue, Hikvision’s facial recognition technology instantly recalls their face and initiates access control, personalised services and more – with a face-capture rate of up to 95 per cent accuracy and face-comparison accuracy rate of 98 per cent.

The sophisticated algorithm and high-performance GPU generate more accurate VCAs and faster computing over conventional systems at financial institutions, casinos and critical government infrastructure sites – along with public spaces like airports and stadiums. Hikvision says that anywhere there is a crowd this technology improves profits while protecting patrons.

Hikvision says it pushing the limits if what’s possible and points out that unlike its competitors, the company embeds its facial recognition algorithms within its cameras and recorders, so no PC server is needed. This means less delay in transmission, decreasing the burden on back-end devices, while retaining the ability to fast-track through oceans of data to find the small amount that is critical – something hugely appealing to customers.

UTC will be showing a new cloud connection called UltraSync, a secure, cloud-based environment that gives users a simpler way to connect and manage their security systems. UTC says with the UltraSync system, you can manage multiple sites through a single application. It also allows you to define different levels of access for different people and you can create personalised schedules that allow access to selected parts of your building at designated times and on designated days. Also available on the ZeroWire security platform, UltraSync gives you a home automation solution that is reliable, future-ready and scalable. UltraSync allows users to remotely automate their security, lights, thermostats, locks and more from their smartphone or tablet. Interlogix will also soon release UltraSync for the Tecom Challenger platform, giving you the ability to monitor your security system via the secure UltraSync cloud.

At Security 2018 2N – An Axis Company will focus on 2 verticals – 4G intercom for highway/freeway for emergency call points that have no fibre connection where it would be difficult to run cables and existing multi-apartment complex transitions from analogue to IP with home automation as add-on feature. You can check out 2N at Axis Stand D28, the Hills stand, where it will show integration to Genetec focusing on Car Park and Health vertical, and the Alloys stand for integration to home automation, including Leviton and Fibaro.

MOBOTIX will be revealing its new MOVE line of cameras on Stand E14, as well as showcasing its latest integration and technology partnerships, reflecting the emerging culture of openness within the company. The MOBOTIX MOVE series offers standard PTZ, motorized varifocal lenses and WDR for the first time. All 4 MOVE models are ONVIF G compliant, come with integrated IR illumination and can deliver up to 3 streams of H.264 simultaneously. Also, on the stand will be the just-released second generation flagship Mx6 camera, with integrated MxBus functionality. This 2-wire cable system developed by MOBOTIX is encrypted against cyberattacks and expands camera functions by including practical additional MOBOTIX modules such as the MX-GPS-Box, a reliable time server for a complete video system.

Seadan Security & Electronics will be displaying a number of solutions as opposed to product-only displays. You’ll see Dahua’s number plate recognition solution and people counting system which keeps an accurate record of entries and exits when placed over a doorway, as well as Dahua’s mobile solution and body worn cameras. Seadan will also be showing the Kantech access control system and its integration with the exacqVision server and software. Alarm, access control and locking gear on Seadan’s Stand J39 includes Risco, Rosslare, FSH, Assa Abloy and U-Prox range of products.

Axis Communications will also display end-to-end solutions for key segments – from a smart system for basic surveillance to a more advanced system for security on a larger scale, which also features network audio systems and access control solutions. But I’m going to be very keen to see the new AXIS Q3518-LVE which delivers 4K, and the stainless-steel AXIS Q3517-SLVE, which delivers 5 MP, in 30 fps with outstanding image quality in challenging light conditions. The new cameras include support for Axis OptimizedIR illumination, Forensic WDR and Lightfinder technology and Zipstream.

Sensatek will be displaying IPConfigure, which offers a variety of Windows or Linux browser-based and seamlessly support unlimited cameras, locations, and users in a centralized, distributed, or hosted architecture. IPConfigure’s Orchid & Enterprise Surveillance Manager VMS platforms, License Plate Recognition, and SteelFin Appliances have been successfully deployed in facilities ranging from quick service restaurants to international ports, hospitals, and universities. New to Australia and well worth a look.

Imagus, which is distributed by BGW Technologies, will be on the Milestone Stand F14 showing off its advanced face recognition solution fully integrated in Milestone XProtect. In addition to live recognition capability from low quality surveillance video, and due to the way the Imagus solution operates, it has the remarkable ability to instantly find an unknown face through its historical search features from prior analysed video CCTV footage.

This enables cross matching of unknown faces in time and location. Camera settings and configuration are also housed within Milestone, so the user experience is seamless. As we saw at SecTech Roadshow Camera Shootout, the ability to drag and drop images into the historical search area also gives users a seamless experience and enhances forensic searching.

Chase is showing Safetrust at the show, a solution that makes a mobile device even more powerful. With the simple tap of a smartphone, Safetrust enables people to identify themselves electronically, gain access to buildings, online and physical resources, and protect their privacy. The consolidation of these credentials significantly reduces the cost of delivery, improves the security of the credential, merges online and physical identification and provides a win-win solution for the constant battle between security and convenience.

The solution also supports a large range of connected and stand-alone systems including building access, car park entry/exit and entry/lock systems. Options include the SABRE DECAL/READER COVER which requires zero change to an existing infrastructure, the SABRE INLINE/RELAY/READER which are designed to augment your existing infrastructure, and reader replacements provided by our technology partners.

CSM will showing many products from its big range, including Indigo Vision, Vesta, AARC, Honeywell, Comelit, TVT, Crow and many more. Something to note is the Crow TouchScreen kit with virtual keypad, arm/disarm multiple sites, bypass, output control, event retrieval, push notifications, customised text, real-time zone status, and personal and remote monitoring.

Inner Range has had a huge year of development resulting in a large selection of new products and features at Security 2018.
See the new vector-based Inner Range Schematic Maps with animated graphics, Integriti License Plate Recognition integration, new Inner Range Mobile Reader App, Integriti Guard Tour module, new SkyCommand App, new PrismaX Keypad and the new expanded T4000 Alarm Communicator. Inner Range says this range of new products and features is a demonstration of the company’s unrelenting commitment to the research and development of highly relevant and highly functional security products that deliver real world security solutions for real world security problems.

Dahua will be displaying its latest products and integrated solutions at the 2018 Security Expo including Dahua Artificial intelligence devices, drone solutions, AV products such as large LED walls, 800m ePoe solutions, IoT devices as well as retail, parking and mobile solutions. A standout product is the IPC-HF8242F-FR camera which includes human facial feature extraction, real-time facial snapshots, and a comparison database of up to 10,000 face images and 5 libraries that are stored on-board. An additional feature the IPC-HF8242F-FR offers is accurate, real time facial analysis that includes six types of facial features. These include age, gender, expression, glasses, mouth mask, and moustache and 5 types of expressions including happy, normal, surprised, sad, and rage.

CR Kennedy and Uniview are showing their products on Stand G20. You’ll see Super Starlight cameras with exceptionally low light performance at 60 Frames per second to capture fast moving detail in low light, the new 5MP Starview range features superior low light performance and stunning image quality. The latest 8MP/4K cameras have significantly reduced prices, with radically improved low light colour performance – just 0.003 lux. Uniview NVRs with up to 128 channels will be on display. They will be connected to the UNICORN VMS platform which can manage up to 1000 devices, all at a fraction of the cost of similar systems. Uniview will also be demonstrating a range of smart solutions including face recognition, automatic licence plate recognition and a host of other analytics.

Other things we’re interested in are Faro’s range of scanning solutions, 360iQ, which is a remote operation management tool and intelligent video surveillance system giving owner-operators and managers complete visibility into their multi-unit businesses.

Alarmcorp is showing Vanderbilt SPC, an intrusion detection platform that delivers a modern, powerful security system. It offers versatile and comprehensive alarm management functionality through use of cloud services, end user apps, and a dedicated software suite.

AGuard will show how you can monitor the performance of your security guards online through any browser using 3G, while ATOM AR2 is the world’s first auto-tracking security robot with light bulb base. It’s not for everyone but in some applications, even high security applications, something discrete and affordable like this is not to be discounted. AR2’s light bulb adapters can be connected to Edison light-bulb sockets, making them completely cordless and wireless.

The CNGE4+2 from Comnet is a light managed switch with cyber security feature, 6-port, with intelligent redundant ring Gigabit switch with optional PoE+, 4 x 10/100/1000BASE-TX RJ-45 ports, 2 x 100/1000BASE-FX SFP ports and DIP switches for RSTP/IGMP. There are 30W & 60W PoE versions available and you get a lifetime warranty even in industrial applications.

On stand F20, Avigilon Appearance Search technology will allow users to initiate a search for a person by selecting certain specific physical descriptions, including hair and clothing colour, gender, and age. The new feature is designed to provide security operators enhanced speed and flexibility when conducting a search for a person. Meanwhile, Advanced Detection Technology – UVIS on Stand K19 is showing innovative composite view imaging that combines multiple camera views with real-time high definition video, LowCam Under Vehicle Inspection Systems (UVIS) generate an instant side-to-side undercarriage view and unique depth of field that other scanning systems can’t duplicate.

Apsect will show Human Security RadarTM (HSR) – a fully automatic walk-through system that screens large amounts of people, in real time, for hidden explosive threats and firearms.

Salto will be displaying AElement Fusion on Stand E37, which eliminates lock hardware on the door by encasing all electronic components inside the door itself, making security virtually invisible. The latest XS4 2.0 Controller Control Unit, which makes it even easier to bring superior access control to a customer’s facility thanks to the ability to control and manage multiple doors through one Ethernet connection and one IP address, is also going to be on show.

Also in access control, there’s the c-level pro from dormakaba Australia, which offers door monitoring with the wireless TouchGo function: Your hands are free, the transponder stays in your pocket and it supports NFC (Near Field Communication). You’ll also see FaceStation 2 from Suprema Inc. on Stand B1. FaceStation 2 is the most advanced face recognition terminal powered by Suprema’s latest innovation in facial biometrics and offers unrivalled matching speed, accuracy and level of security. With Suprema’s patented optic engineering, FaceStation 2 achieves up to 25,000 lx of operating illuminance.

On Stand G8, Digifort Pty Ltd is showing Digifort face biometric system which can differentiate between people that look alike, even on databases of thousands of enrolled people. FSK Electronics SA will show the Falcon Global intruder alarm and fire safety solution.

Falcon Global is a highly featured, super-fast, multi-network GSM-based communicator which is used for reliable transmission of alarm signals over the GSM network. It features a mobile app that allows you to control your alarm system anywhere in the world.

It’s going to be a busy 3 days July 25, 26 and 27 at Security 2018 – we look forward to seeing you there!