See the latest electronic security solutions at SecTech Roadshow - coming soon to your home town!

SecTech Roadshow 2019 tours 5 state capitals in May (kicking off in Melbourne next Thursday May 2), giving security installers, end users and consultants an opportunity to see the latest and greatest electronic security solutions in their home town. In this feature we’ll take a quick look and some of the solutions you’ll see!

SECTECH Roadshow (pre-register here!) is an excellent forum for touching and tasting cutting edge security solutions and this year is no exception. SecTech 2019 roadies include Helios, Optical Systems Australia, SensaTek/Vivotek, Uniview, Dahua Technologies, Hills, Interlogix, Avigilon, Fermax Australia, SCSI, Video Security Products, Pelco, Video Alarm Technologies, Mobotix, Alarmcorp, Salto, BGW Technologies, ICT, Q Security Systems, dormakaba, 2N, Videotec and LSC Security Supplies.

At SecTech, Pelco will be showing off the Spectra Professional 4K PTZ camera. It’s an 8MP 20x PTZ camera with 15-degree above-the-horizon look-up capability that allows coverage of large areas with covert capture of detail in poorly-lit situations thanks to built-in IR illumination. Spectra Pro 4K has H.265 and Pelco Smart Compression technology to save on bandwidth and storage requirements – it’s so new we’ve never seen it!

Video Alarm Technologies (VAT) will show its latest wireless video verified intrusion devices, advanced software based perimeter analytics, facial recognition software, IP Cameras, NVR’s, a scalable video surveillance solution to handle thousands of recorders and video channels which is well suited for banking, retail and government applications, and a wireless mesh technology product offering flexible and expandable network solutions for bandwidth-demanding applications, industrial and mission-critical infrastructure.

FERMAX is bringing the DUOX solution to SecTech this year – it’s a non-polarity 2-wire digital intercom system that’s easy to install and has serious functionality. Features include use of CAT-5, Figure-8 or even alarm cable, use of any cable topology (star, daisychain, etc), same config for audio and video, no distributors of switches in main riser, immune to noise, OSD menu programming, default picture camera memory and more.

Alarmcorp is bringing the latest products from Vanderbilt and SeeTec GmbH Cayuga with BVI (Business Video Intelligence) – it’s a range that knocked our socks off at Security 2018 and we expect it will get a lot of attention at SecTech as well. Vanderbilt SPC is an intrusion detection system that offers versatile and comprehensive alarm management functionality. There’s cloud services, end-user apps, and a dedicated software suite. Along with SPC, the Vanderbilt GM Series Seismics (SCEC Approved SL4) and magic detectors will be on show.

Something else to see on the Alarmcorp stand is SeeTec Cayuga Video Management System (VMS) with Business Video Intelligence (BVI). This modular system concept facilitates a wide range of applications beyond the traditional security sector. SeeTec’s solutions use digital image data enriched by video analytics and combine it with process data and by linking these previously unconnected areas allow end users to gain valuable information. This was another solution we saw at Security 2018. It was powerful and sweetly designed with loads of hooks for integrators and end users alike.

ICT is one of the most innovative electronic security manufacturers around and at this year’s SecTech roadshow the team will be showing of the company’s latest mobile solution, which is designed to complement existing access control systems by providing secure access and control via smartphones. A particularly neat feature of the range is tSec readers, which come equipped with Bluetooth and NFC capability enabling doors to be unlocked using a smartphone, while the Protege Mobile app allows you to monitor and control a system remotely from anywhere. Users can check status, arm or disarm, control lights, locks, signage manage heating and view cameras.

At SecTech, Videotec will show CCTV solutions for harsh and hazardous environments, including explosion proof cameras, marine-grade, long –range and thermal systems. The systems feature strong low light performance, ONVIF S&Q support and compatibility with major video management systems.

BGWT’s new gear includes Kocom KCV-S701IP & KC-S81M – 7-inch colour hands-free IP video intercoms. These allow users to call and communicate with visitors, receive instant notifications to smartphones (iOS and Android, powered by Kocom Smarthome) through WiFi or Ethernet, video and audio monitoring of door camera, and operating conditions displayed with icons (OSD) and door open.

BGWT will also be showing the latest Panasonic 4K fixed cameras, which can handle challenging and dynamic environments and feature Intelligent Auto (iA) to monitor scene dynamics and motion to adjust key camera settings automatically in real-time reducing motion blur. There’s also H.265 smart coding to reduce bandwidth and storage demands, and full data encryption streaming that’s compliant to FIPS 140-2 Level 1.

Interlogix is partnering with Hills to bring a range of residential and commercial products to SecTech, including its UltraSync hub-based cloud security and home automation solution. UltraSync offers hands-free voice control, second-generation, high-definition cameras, an LTE cellular module and a doorbell camera. It can also be controlled via an optional 7-inch touch screen or a voice-guided menu on the self-contained hub. Neat, too, UltraSync hub is available with an optional LTE cellular module, which can serve as a backup for homeowners using IP technology or as an alternative to Wi-Fi.

Mobotix has been working hard on open solutions and at SecTech 2019 visitors will get a look at the MOVE range of ONVIF-compliant IP66/IK10 cameras featuring a wide range of video management software and NVR devices including PTZ control, audio, multicasting and relay outputs, making it easy to integrate them into unique hybrid solutions. As you’d expect from Mobotix, these weatherproof, day/night cameras are well optioned with built-in micro SD card slots and the latest standard functions of centralized video systems, including integrated infrared lighting, automatic day/night switching with a mechanical IR blocking filter, wide dynamic range and high-speed PTZ. Models include bullet, vandal-proof bullet and fixed dome, and 2-speed domes – we’ve never seen this range in the flesh and we’re especially interested in the speed domes.

Vivotek and SensaTek will be showing off the latest Sensatek CCTV cameras, including the very capable MS-9390-HV, which uses a pair of cameras with wide angle lenses and electronic image stitching to deliver an 8MP 180-degree angle of view. Vivotek says the MS9390-HV offers a superior vertical field of view when compared with multisensory panoramic cameras that employ 4 sensor configurations. We tested the MS9390-HV in the April issue and it’s an extremely capable video surveillance solution and well worth a closer examination at SecTech Roadshow.

This year we have 2N joining us – part of Axis Communications, 2N is the world’s largest manufacturer of IP intercoms and a significant innovator in the field of IP access control systems, IP audio and IP elevator communicators. The 2N range really is superb and it covers plenty of ground, from robust external to sleek internal applications. Thanks to its IP heart, 2N is intuitive to power, programme and manage – not to be missed!

Dahua Technology needs no introduction – it’s one of the top 3 video surveillance innovators globally and its solutions are getting more and more lateral – pushing into video-centric smart IoT solutions and services. Dahua is keeping its new gear for SecTech 2019 under wraps but given the breadth of what we saw last year at Security 2018, visitors to SecTech are going to go away with plenty to think about after visiting the Dahua display.

Dorma Kaba makes access control solutions that combine great design with serious functionality and the company will bring its latest products on tour in May. Dorma Kaba is at the cutting edge of wireless-enabled access control hardware that delivers users and integrators enhanced functionalities and improved efficiency.

Helios Monitoring will show its security solutions platform that tracks all key CCTV information and incorporates sophisticated alerting and reporting of local and enterprise applications. This solution provides the tools to address critical issues all via a web portal and the software was designed in partnership with security experts to ensure it covers the most frequent issues experienced in the security industry.

At SecTech LSC will show the latest products from HID Global, Dahua Technology and AMC Alarms. Visitors to the LSC stand will also get first look at some exciting new products that have been developed by LSC in conjunction with their key brand partners. LSC distributes some of the strongest solutions available across access control, alarm systems and CCTV, with a strong focus on practical security management.

Over the last few years, QSS has quietly polished and expanded its range, making it one of the most complete on the market. At Sectech Roadshow, QSS will be showing FLIR, NUUO, Uniview, Sunell, 2GIG, NESS, Guardall, Dell, Juniper, NVT, DLink, Veracity, Ubiquiti, Delta and – it’s a serious product spread.

SALTO Systems will bring SHIP to SecTech. Based on SALTO Virtual Network and data on card, SHIP is a proprietary communications protocol that allows third party access control providers to manage and control SALTO offline and wireless locking devices by way of their own software GUI. Through your own software GUI SHIP allows you to manage SALTO users, doors, time zones, calendars and more, display audit trails for SALTO wireless locks and battery statuses and remotely open SALTO wireless locks. This is one of the solutions we’ll be getting acquainted with during the roadshow – make sure you check it out, too.

SCSI will be showcasing its latest developments at SecTech 2019, including DirectWireless – an alarm communications technology that includes new bureau/integrator solutions, as well as Almond 3S – which we rated as the best hub-based smart home and security solution on the market. You’ll also see Direct Connect, which is the latest in LTE fixed IP SIM VPN solutions and low-data M2M SIM’s for any application. Finally, SCSI will also show its new Smart Duress – the latest custom smart wearable tech for corporate and lone worker deployments – plenty to see at the SCSI stand!

Uniview will bring a cross section of its IP video surveillance product range on tour, including IP cameras, NVR, VMS, encoders/decoders, storage solutions, and client software and apps. Uniview is a big manufacturer and its solutions covering diverse market verticals, including retail, building, industry, education, commercial, and city surveillance.

One of the electronic security industry’s most respected boutique distributors, Video Security Products will show a cross selection of the latest releases from its big range, which includes Risco, Hikvision, Sony, Milestone, Raytec, NUUO, btcino, AgentVi, Verint and plenty more. VSP always digs deep for SecTech and there are likely to be one or two surprises on the stand that will get plenty of attention.

Genetec Synergis IX access controller.

Genetec will be launching Synergis IX, a new line of hardware that unifies access control and intrusion monitoring supported by the Security Center Synergis system, at SecTech Roadshow 2019. As a key pillar of the Genetec Security Center unified platform, Synergis allows you to heighten efficiency and security by unifying your access control and intrusion to video surveillance, communications and more, thus providing you greater situational awareness and heightened levels of security.

SecTech Roadshow is a touring tradeshow that takes 20 top distributors and manufacturers around 5 Australian state capitals over 2 weeks every May. The compact size and local venues make SecTech Roadshow the perfect opportunity for installers and end users to get high quality face time with leading suppliers and manufacturers and their solutions in a vibrant half-day.

SecTech Roadshow gets going in Melbourne on May 2, then travels to Sydney on May 7, Brisbane on May 9, Adelaide on May 14 and Perth on May 16 – click here and register for your city today!