This year’s Security Exhibition & Conference, which ran from July 26 - 28 2017 at the ICC Darling Harbour, Sydney, will likely stand out as showcasing the convergence Information Technology and Physical Security, which appears to now be complete.
With exciting new products on display left, right and centre at the show, the physical security sector can no longer be accused of being rooted in the past. Every which way you looked, forward-thinking solutions for our modern security problems were competing for attention. So, which of these eye-catching innovations stood out most of all?
Hostile Vehicle Mitigation by GK Solutions
Keeping things classy, yet reassuringly safe, were GK Solutions, who have an eye for style and environmental design. Their Shallow & Surface Mounted Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Barriers are easy to install and aesthetically pleasing. Thanks to their patented energy absorbing technology, they require no deep ground work and won’t disrupt underground services. A unique solution for a very current threat, these barriers can be more effective than traditional concrete bollards, which can shatter in the event of a high impact, injuring bystanders.
Small Airborne Object Detection by Sensing Products
Making sure you’ll never be caught off guard by uninvited flying objects, were Sensing Products. Their Osprey Air UAV Radar Detection System was developed in conjunction with NSW Department of Corrective Services to prevent drones carrying contraband to prisoners. Using micro-doppler radar technology combined with deep learning AI to minimise false alarms, this IP66-certified device can be implemented in virtually any environment. A perimeter protection solution which offers automated intelligent airborne object detection and can easily be integrated with other systems.
CCTV camera robot by Amaryllo
Keen to show that size does not matter, were Amaryllo International B.V. However, do not be fooled by the diminutive stature of this camera robot, which can talk, hear and detect intruders. It is packing some of the most cutting-edge CCTV technology around and with IP66 certification, it can can weather extreme outdoor conditions. Able to determine via facial recognition if an approaching person is known, or tell the difference between cars and people, this camera auto-tracks intruders and comes with some of the most robust cybersecurity in the world, Amaryllo’s own 256-bit encryption technology. And all this is powered by no more than a standard Edison light bulb socket.
Appearance Search Technology by Avigilon
Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Then you need look no further than Avigilon’s sophisticated, deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) Appearance Search™ technology. 1st runner-up in the Security 2017 Best New Product Awards, it enables users to locate specific people and vehicles across an entire site, fast and with ease. Appearance Search drastically improves incident response times and creates an effective narrative of events to enhance forensic investigations. Integrates with Avigilon video analytics cameras and ACC™ software to provide a full Avigilon solution.
Security Centre 5.6 from Genetec
Inclusive as always, Genetec were keen to show off the latest version of their unified, open architecture IP security platform, Security Centre 5.6. It features an HTML5 web client and an enhanced Esri GIS (geographic information systems) interface in Plan Manage, plus the most up to date security hardening measures and standards. Genetec’s unified security software has received top 10 rankings (according to IHS Markit) across VMS, access control, and ALPR, and is the only one on the market to have achieved this.
Dahua Technology had their finger on the pulse with their new network video recorder, the NVR5224-24P-4KS2, which won this year’s Best New Product Award. This 24 Channel NVR is capable of transmitting over cable distances of up to 800m between the camera and NVR, This knocks traditional IP networks’ paltry 100m limitation out of the water.