Annual international networking event IFSEC makes for the ideal platform to showcase new and emerging technologies, commanding a spot in the calendars of security professionals from around the world. Hosted at London’s Excel Stadium from June 20-22, Security Buyer Magazine reported from the expo as tens-of-thousands of individuals descended on the event from around the world.
The trialing and testing of promising security innovations is both an exciting and successful feature of IFSEC International, and one that gives visitors to the networking event a heightened sense of understanding around key security developments. To-date, the expo constitutes the only large-scale security event taking place in Europe, as well as being the centre of the entire buying chain.
From live demonstrations on perimeter solutions, to analysing what the latest surveillance cameras can detect and record, Security Buyer was there to witness the technology first-hand.
Seizing on the spirit of fresh opportunity within the sector and the growing demand to meet the needs of tomorrow’s world, this year’s IFSEC was attended by a small number of start-up companies, hoping to make their mark and who were willing to allow visitors and fellow exhibitors the chance to explore their products.
Amongst the most impressive were those whose specialisms surrounded Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Today there are approximately 250 million video surveillance cameras (CCTV) worldwide with one camera to every 11 people within the UK, yet the majority of video surveillance carried out by the police, military, transport operators and security, is still conducted by humans. Built on state of the art Deep Learning models Calipsa, for instance, has created algorithms that can process and analyse hours of video feeds to provide real-time alerts and detailed reports for applications, including traffic enforcement, road accidents, public disorder and monitoring of critical infrastructure projects.
One of the major highlights at the event was the “Drone Zone” – a patch committed to allowing spectators a unique look at the imaginative variations of drone now on the market.