If you’re an installer and increasingly anxious about the future direction of security systems and technology, don’t panic - IFSEC 2018 has the answers.
In partnership with our friends at Tavcom Training, the leading provider of accredited security systems training courses, we’re excited to announce The Future Of Security Seminar Theatre, sponsored by Panasonic UK, within the IFSEC exhibition which will deliver a range of essential CPD accredited presentations on the very latest in security technology design and integration.
Physical security systems are now heavily dependent on IT-based platforms and this intersection of technologies has opened up significant potential for security installers and engineers to offer even better solutions for their customers. To reflect this demand, The Future Of Security Theatre will focus on these opportunities offering a full set of free seminars, designed with IFSEC installers in mind. The sessions will expertly target key areas addressing cyber security, IT best practice, practical IP networking, integration and system design plus a wide range of additional core areas, delivered by specialist Tavcom trainers.
Delivering insight into the major security challenges, the cyber security sections will look into how robust approaches to cyber security can strengthen an existing physical security system, providing the end user with even greater resilience to cyber threats. From an IT security aspect, the sessions will include understanding firewalls and identifying vulnerabilities which can be inherent in the installation process. In addition, there will be exclusive sessions on the use of UAVs and drones in security and how this technology is both a benefit and a hazard.
The Future of Security Theatre will be a major element in the new ‘Show Me How’ project at IFSEC 2018, which will identify education opportunities and exhibiting companies as key destinations where visitors can go to learn about best practice and capabilities. Exhibitors will host technical experts on their stands to ensure visitors gain a direct understanding of the products and solutions – making sure they leave fully equipped with the right knowledge. All ‘Show Me How’ areas and exhibitors will be clearly signposted to help visitors make the best possible use of their time at IFSEC 2018.
With cybercrime being an ever present threat, which exploits business weaknesses around storing data in multiple locations, Panasonic Business, as a recognised CCTV manufacturer, is proactively taking action towards these threats, by expanding its cyber offerings, which it intends to showcase at IFSEC 2018. In particular, it will focus on how integrators and installers can bring additional value to end users by providing cyber safe environments.
Paul Tennent, Sales Director at Tavcom Training states: ‘’As a leading training provider for the security and fire installer sectors, Tavcom is excited to be part of the new position IFSEC is taking as a major education opportunity. It’s been interesting to see the insights and research IFSEC has gained over the past year, particularly in regard to the expectations and direct needs of the installer community. It’s also acutely apparent that growth areas and technologies in and around cyber security are becoming critical, so we’re happy to lend our expertise to the wider IFSEC audience.’’
Gerry Dunphy, Brand Director for IFSEC states: ‘’We’ve been through an extensive research programme over the past twelve months, which has provided IFSEC with a clear set of directions, matching the direct needs of our customers. They’ve told us they have a need to understand the future, they need guidance on areas such as how cyber security impacts on physical systems and they need to hear from specialists they can trust. Working with Tavcom Training on The Future Of Security Theatre is the perfect solution given Tavcom’s history and expertise in these core areas. Our customers have told us what’s keeping them awake at night and it’s IFSEC’s duty to help them rest more comfortably!’’
IFSEC International takes place at London’s ExCeL from 19th to 21st June 2018. It’s co-located with FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show- a strategic blend of related business to business events, focusing on the protection and management of people, property and assets.