Tyco : the future of security technology at the 13th ASIS European Security Conference & Exhibition
The Hague (NL). Speaking at a panel discussion, during the 13th ASIS European Security Conference & Exhibition, Roland Billeter, President at Tyco Integrated Fire & Security (IFS) , highlighted integrated systems, video analytics and convergence as areas of focus and identified the key trends expected to drive the European security industry in the next few years.
“Organizations can expect global macroeconomic trends such as urbanization, economic uncertainty and an increasingly globalized workforce, to have an impact on society and the security industry. As a result of this changing security landscape companies are experiencing an increasing need to innovate and adapt. Security systems will be expected to support business continuity initiatives and operational improvement, as well as deliver improved security and cost efficiency,” says Roland Billeter, President, Tyco.
Key learnings from the panel discussion included:
• The need for interoperable integrated systems will become apparent as traditional standalone systems prove insufficient and may limit an organizations ability to manage risk and ensure compliance.
• The use of video analytics applications will increase and be used in new, innovative ways to deliever business intelligence and increase business efficiency beyond the security department.
• Physical and IP-based security is expected to converge with multiple safety and security systems controlled from a central management console.
• Customers will place greater focus on operational efficiency gains and total cost of ownership as they seek to maximise the return on investment. Legacy systems will need to be integrated into new systems and customers will look for vendors who can deliver global support capabilities, project management expertise and high levals of post-sales service and training.
• To protect sensitive data businesses will need to deploy robust physical security solutions, integrated with IT security solutions that will mitigate the risk of theft or accidental loss of confidential data held on a multitude of portable devices.
• Organized crime will continue to be a major concern throughout the supply chain. New distribution channels, cross border mobility and easy monetization are all contributing to the increase in theft by organized criminial groups. Technologies such as access control, HD Video and Automatic Number Plate Recognition will all help to combat this threat.
• The transition from analog to digital technologies will continue to gain ground. Digital advances such as IP-based connectivity, high definition cameras and digital image processing will allow organizations to monitor and document events in great detail and provide a level of awareness and control that was previously unobtainable.
Alongside Roland Billeter, the panel compromised of Ray Mauritsson, CEO at AXIS Communications and Ruben Wegman, CEO at Nedap.
In addition, Tyco showcased its range of integrated security solutions, with particular emphasis on its new portfolio of cloud-based Video Surveillance-as-a-Service offerings and its Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) platform.
“PSIM has gained real traction, possibly driven by ‘light versions’ that enables its use for smaller scale security challeneges. Implementing it on a smaller scale can offer immediate benefits, however, if the system is not scalable it may be an expensive side-road. Analysing security risks, costly security operations, avoiding business interruptions and using the PSIM data in core business processes, gives organizations the opportunity to operate a different investment model, where costs can be reduced by lowering reoccurring OPEX and CAPEX” added Mr Billeter.
Tyco was the headline sponsor at this year conference and is a well established partner of the ASIS organization.
by the Editorial Staff