It’s IFSEC Time 2017
If you thought IFSEC was just Wall to Wall CCTV – Think Again
Taking place in London, 20 – 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals. Covering every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more, visiting IFSEC International is a good way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry.
IFSEC is launching several new features and revamping some existing favorites for its 2017 edition. The security industry is evolving fast in terms of technology (e.g. the rise of IP, cyber security and the internet of things), the threat landscape (e.g. growing terror and cyber threats) and how the supply chain does business.
What’s Expected in 2017
1. Borders & Infrastructure Expo
Long the go-to event for security installers, integrators and distributors, IFSEC International has been adapting to its increasingly diverse visitor demographic for several years now. That is why 2017 marks the launch of Borders & Infrastructure Expo. Catering to senior security professionals from government, utilities, transport, logistics, sports stadia and events, and border control and law enforcement, Borders & Infrastructure will provide solutions and education around counter-terror, border security and the protection of critical national infrastructure.
This brand new show within IFSEC 2017 will host leading suppliers of innovative solutions in cyber, perimeter, UAVs, surveillance and other cutting-edge technologies. The expo will also feature an exclusive meeting service to pair high value buyers with exhibitors, as well as a dedicated seminar theatre tackling security trends, pitfalls and best practice for high-security sectors of critical national importance.
Borders & Infrastructure will welcome a range of brand new exhibiting companies including L3 Security & Detection Systems who will be showcasing the SafeView and trace detection solutions, CLD Fencing who’ll be presenting a range of perimeter fencing solutions.
In addition IFSEC welcomes back Parking Facilities who’ll be displaying their selection of automatic barriers, automatic bollards, automatic sliding gates, cantilever gates, turnstiles and speed gates.
2. The Drone Zone
Officially launched at IFSEC 2016, the Drone Zone will return to ExCeL London bigger, better and now more appropriately housed, centre stage, within Borders & Infrastructure Expo. Whether you want to find out how drones can aid security at sports events, in counter terror or in traffic monitoring, protect your organisation against drones, or simply want to see this incredible technology in action, the Drone Zone will provide some compelling aerial theatre in the heart of IFSEC.
You’ll have the chance to speak to experts from leading drone manufacturers and, of course, see them in action, flying above your head within ExCel London.
3. Brand-New Seminar Theatre
IFSEC 2017 will feature a brand new seminar theatre. Hosted within Borders & Infrastructure Expo, the Borders & Infrastructure Theatre will feature seminars, case studies and panel debates dedicated to counter terror, border security and the protection of critical national infrastructure. Anyone with a standard IFSEC pass can access the Borders & Infrastructure Theatre.
The Tavcom Theatre, meanwhile, offers technical advice to installers, integrators and engineers on installing, maintaining and optimising security systems.
The ever-popular Security Management Theatre will this year have an even bigger focus on getting the best out of IP surveillance, access control, intruder alarms and other security technology, while the Smart theatre is branching out from last year’s home automation focus to cover smart commercial buildings, integrated security solutions and the internet of things.
4. The Installer World
Not forgetting the thousands of installers, integrators and engineers who return to IFSEC year after year, in 2017 we’re dedicating a specific area of the show to these loyal visitors. Installer World will bring together manufacturers and distributors, the Tool Zone, workwear, the Engineers of Tomorrow competition, recruitment consultants and a networking bar – all in one place.
This year IFSEC welcomes Anglia Tools as their exclusive partner for the Tool Zone and visitors will be able to sample a wide range of hand and power tools and take advantage of some highly attractive IFSEC offers.
5. Smart Technology
Building on the success of 2016, IFSEC 2017 will be showcasing smart solutions across integrated security systems, home automation, smart commercial buildings, and will also offer home automation training away from the show floor.
Following on from last year’s hugely successful Home Automation House, a fully functioning smart home in the middle of the exhibition floor, visitors can expect an even more heightened focus on all things ‘smart’ in 2017. This June, smart technology will feature across all three days of the show, with the latest smart products on hand to test and trial throughout the exhibition as well as a dedicated smart seminar theatre, and training sessions running away from the show floor. IFSEC 2017 will not only cover home automation but also the wider IoT, including smart commercial buildings, smart offices, and connected security systems.
6. Attack Testing Zone
Part of Borders & Infrastructure Expo, this year will also see the launch of the BRE Global/LPCB Attack Testing Zone whereby expert technicians will execute live tests on perimeter fencing, security doors, and shutters.
7. ARC Village
Part of Installer World, the ARC Village is dedicated to promoting the services of alarm receiving centres, giving installers the chance to find the perfect Alarm Receiving Centre to support their business.
Installer World takes what IFSEC has done with the Installer Zone in previous years and makes it bigger and better than ever. Sponsored by Risco, Installer World is a dedicated area where installers, engineers and integrators can discover test and trial runs of over 10,000 of the latest products from leading suppliers. They can benefit from free training in the Tavcom Training Theatre or grab a beer with clients, suppliers, and industry recruiters in the dedicated Installer World bar. Visitors can fulfil their shopping list at the Oprema Trade Counter, with next day delivery, and exclusive IFSEC offers.
8. Four Seminar Theatres
Learn best practice, learn from worst-case case studies, discover future trends, and put your questions to industry thought leaders, across four seminar streams covering all 3 days of IFSEC International 2017.
IT & Cyber Security
As all our systems and software become increasingly connected, the consequences of a cyber-attack become greater and greater. Discover how to protect your most valuable personal and business assets, and discover the latest innovations.
Driven by rising concerns over public and private sector safety, the access control market is set to be worth a substantial $8.6 billion by 2018. Whether you’re a security, or IT manager, discover the latest products designed to protect your buildings at IFSEC 2017.
At this purpose built area of IFSEC 2017, you’ll see how systems are integrated so that each product doesn’t work in isolation, providing you with a more efficient and effective solution. Meet manufacturers and distributors face to face, and see their products first hand.
With increased security threats from terrorism, the need to protect your business, property, and assets is of continued importance. Physical Perimeter Security products will feature as part of the Borders & Infrastructure Expo, a newly created IFSEC show for 2017.
Engineers of Tomorrow
Promote businesses young talent, aid their learning, showcase your organisation, and highlight your commitment to employee development. This year apprentices from Telcam, SES Alarms, and Banham triumphed in the heats – will it be you in 2017?