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Next-generation security products steal the show

Aug 4, 2016

Leading security product and service suppliers including Gallagher, Hikvision and Sony used last week’s Security Exhibition & Conference as a platform to launch or preview new products to a captive audience of around 4,500 industry professionals.

Held at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from Wednesday July 20 to Friday July 22, the 31st annual edition of the event hosted 1000’s of new solutions and latest product versions showcased in one complete destination.

Inner Range take the Best New Product Award title

The “Security Best New Products Awards”,  sponsored by Veracity, are a celebration of the most innovative products to hit the Australian market in the last 12 months. Products were judged on originality, impact of innovation, measurability of the benefits, and applicability to the Australian market by a panel of leading security experts including ANZ’s Global Head of Group Security, Damian McMeekin and General Manager of ASIAL, John Fleming among others.

Inner Range, an Australian based company and world leader in the manufacture of state of the art access control and security solutions took out this year’s Best New Product Award from over 40 entries. The Infiniti Class 5, launched in July 2016, relates to the AS/NZS 2201.1:2007 standard and is the highest risk profile classification defined within this standard. AS/NZS 2201.1 is the Australian and New Zealand standard for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of intruder alarm systems.

1st Runner Up was awarded to FSH Fire & Security Hardware – SS1. The High Security Door Monitoring Sensor is designed to replace traditional magnetic balanced reed sensors, using a smart combination of Hall Effect sensors and unique magnetic-array-plates allowing the unit to be re-calibrated.

2nd Runner Up was awarded to Mobotix for their M15 Thermal TR. Mobotix has launched a new series of thermal radiometry (TR) models to generate automatic alarms, defined by temperature limits or temperature ranges, which is vital to detect potential fire or heat sources. Up to 20 different temperature triggers can be easily defined within the new TR window or the whole sensor image can be used with a typical accuracy of ±10 °C.

This year the standard was particularly high, making the judging decision ever harder and we therefore included three honorary mentions.

  • Add-On APAC Innovative Solutions’ IMID ACCESS – the ultimate fusion of biometrics identification technology to provide seamless, non-invasive and accurate identification for secure access.
  • Digital Matter’s G52 SOLAR – providing effective, easy-to-deploy-and-use solutions for remote mobile asset monitoring, tracking and management under a broad range of environmental conditions with no need for external power supply.
  • Canon’s VB-H761LIVE – the all-in-one answer to live, interactive imaging. Thanks to a built-in network server, they can be connected to the internet or your LAN in an instant.

Sell out ASIAL Conference featuring international experts

This year’s ‘SELL OUT’ ASIAL Conference designed for security end-users also hosted an enviable line-up of local and international thought leaders who discussed strategies and presented case studies on combating the fast evolving security threats and challenges faced by Security Managers in business, government and the broader community. Among the speakers were Duncan Lewis AO, Director-General, ASIO; Caroline Sapriel, Managing Director, CS&A International Risk & Crisis Management (USA); Professor Keith Still, Director, Crowd Risk Analysis (UK); and Kelly Sundberg, Associate Professor, Mount Royal University (Canada).

Security 2016 Event Manager, Alanna Phillips, said the event was a resounding success with more than 85 per cent of exhibitors already committing to the 2017 Sydney event held at the new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour.

“Security presents a yearly opportunity to reunite with the best in the industry while discovering and experiencing the latest, cutting edge products and innovations to hit the Australian marketplace from video surveillance, access control, networking and integration, alarm systems, perimeter security and much more,” Ms Phillips said.

“The calibre of the brands participating and professionalism of visitors through the door in 2016 are no doubt key reasons why we’ve had so many exhibitors already resign for 2017.”

The team is excited to announce the Security Exhibition & Conference will return to Sydney at the new International Convention Centre Sydney in Darling Harbour, from Wednesday July 26 to Friday July 28, 2017.

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