IFSEC International opened it’s doors today, welcoming fire and security professionals to Europe’s largest security exhibition. Chris, Amy and I headed to the Excel in London to see the new products that were being launched and meet with market leading manufacturers and other professionals.

Texecom have several innovations that are due to be launched over the next few months to compliment the launch of the Texecom Connect app and the more recent advances like the Ricochet Micro Shock. We are thrilled that their wireless heat detectors will be available towards the end of the summer. The detectors have been developed by Apollo, so are guaranteed to be of the highest quality. We look forward to being able to offer these in addition to the current Texecom Ricochet Exodus OH Smoke Detectors. This will allow us to provide incredibly reliable wireless fire safety devices for residential customers with a Texecom security system. Texecom also have some interesting prototypes, particularly a flood and humidity detector, which will offer even more safety provision for customers in the future. We are excited for the new cloud based Texecom installer platform, which promises to allow us as your installer to access and manage Smartcom features and provide you with a bespoke user interface. It will also support remote health checks, monitoring and diagnostics for customers with Texecom systems, enhancing our pro-active response on system events.

We have been looking forward to the release of the Paxlock Pro and were pleased to see demonstration models on show. Although this product is still undergoing beta testing, it’s clear to see how the Paxlock has been redeveloped and improved. The new model is smaller and sleeker, as well as being very sturdy. It’s been designed for internal or external installations, which can negate the need for a reader, ACU and power supply on the external door to a property. This can reduce the cost of prospective Paxton installations for buildings that allow free exit from the property. Paxton have also developed concierge software for their new range of fully customizable Net2 Entry Premium Units. This provides even more functionality on what is already a market leading audio/visual access unit. Net2 Entry can either work as a standalone unit or as part of a Net2 access system.

Paxton are also due to release their new app very soon, at no cost to the user. The projected date for release is at the end of July. This app will allow Net2 Pro users more convenient access to the time and attendance and fire roll call elements of the software. Our engineers can help to set this up, via a direct connection to your server. For customers using Net2 Lite software, we will be launching an offer on Net2 Pro software to co-inside with the app release. If you are interested in a Paxton Access system, or a software update, you can learn more by calling us to book a demo on 01702 528850 or visiting Paxton’s website here.

Hikvision were exhibiting several advanced technologies including thermal imaging and facial recognition, but as the market leaders in CCTV products, the technology within their standard systems still steals the show and provides unrivalled value for money. Thankfully, we were also able to confirm with Hikvision that despite the rumours which have been floating around for a while, the IVMS 4500 app will not be discontinued. The Hik-Connect app will continue to be the go-to app for new installations and updates.

Despite these new products and our reliable favourites being exhibited, the real show stopper was of course ‘Cash’ the NSI’s Turkmenian Eagle Owl mascot. At 23, ‘Cash’ has spent several years visiting IFSEC, but we were told today that his partner ‘Tango’ has now retired.


Blog Post by Chrissy Hewitt, Office Manager 19.06.2018