In 2017, the security landscape changed irrevocably. The attacks that shook the world grew more complex. While some shifted in medium from physical to cyber, others grew in unpredictability, scale and invasiveness. People, perimeters, products and databases were rendered more vulnerable than ever before.
What made IFSEC 2018 different?
As a result, a response that transforms alongside this is critical. This year, IFSEC's 40-year heritage as a physical security show matured to a high-level, integrated security summit.
If the changing security landscape has already lost you sleep, you’re not alone. As for the anxieties keeping you up at night, IFSEC International is your most dedicated answer.
For installers, we know that your place in the security industry will continue to be vital. This year, IFSEC will be packed with hands-on demonstrations and Show Me How programmes designed to offer complete application narratives. Discover what you don’t already know, compare the real-world performance of products with practical demonstrations you can trust and access exclusive on-site discounts with new and existing suppliers.
For integrators, IFSEC is your centralised research centre, curated to help you navigate the multitude of possibilities available to you. Through practical demonstrations across Show Me How programmes and high-level panel discussions, you’ll access the insights you need to take advantage of emerging opportunities in the market. Speak to new suppliers and learn what the latest integrated technologies can do.
For consultants, you need to be at the forefront of changes across trends, products and legislations. This year will place an emphasis on major keynote addresses from strategic global security leaders and host a multitude of high-level panel debates from government and industry influencers. Network with the industry’s brightest minds whilst collecting the ideas you need to stay ahead of the curve.
For end users, IFSEC is your organised, impartial product showcase, collating everything you need to know under one roof. Amidst the changing security landscape, trust is fundamental. Access case-by-case examples of strategic resolutions and assess the business benefits of innovations entering the marketplace. With demonstrated examples of quality, you’ll be able to judge the practical integrity of security solutions during rigorous tests.
For distributors, we know you value the power of professional relationships. At IFSEC, you’ll make the right connections with the entire security industry. Position yourself in front of new customers, identify new revenue streams and uncover the tangible business benefits new partnerships. Think strategically about your future and choose to access a centralised portfolio of networking opportunities in just 3-days.
IFSEC International aims to foster the global security conversation, be the vessel that sets and carries the agenda and be the antenna for broadcasting the safety and security dialogue.
Get hands on with products as they're launched
Security solutions are constantly evolving and progressing; getting better, stronger, more integrated and more efficient. IFSEC gives you the opportunity to get hands on with the latest cutting edge innovations and gain a first look at the technology of tomorrow, with hundreds of products launched to the global market on the IFSEC show floor.
Stay ahead of the criminals of tomorrow
The security landscape is constantly evolving, with new threats emerging all the time. Keep up on what the emerging threats are, learn best practices for combatting them, discover how the latest technologies are actually being implemented and put your questions to the security industry's thought leaders and innovators first hand.
“As always, phenomenal show. I always get surprised by how really intense it is, and you can just hear people
talking business, talking what’s happening, sharing ideas & so it’s amazing.”
Kenneth Peterson, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Milestone Systems
What was new at IFSEC International 2018?
An all new keynote arena
The IFSEC 2018 seminar programme wasnot be like anything you've ever seen at IFSEC before with the launch of a brand new, awe-inspiring keynote arena at the heart of the show floor. This arena hosted an all new calibre of seminars, panel debates, and 'question time' sessions, featuring security's innovators, policy makers and thought leaders. Sessions covered everything from anti-terror and the protection of CNI, to convergence, learnings from worst-case scenario case studies, and technology spotlights. The keynote arena undoubtedly left visitors inspired and act as the catalyst that ignites transformation in the way our world is secured.
A bigger and better Attack Zone
Following the hugely successful introduction of this new demonstration zone in 2017, the Attack Testing Zone was expanded and moved to a prominent position in the Borders & Infrastructure area of IFSEC 2018, providing dramatic and energetic demonstrations of the capabilities of world class security solutions. Expert technicians from BRE Global/ LPCB actively demonstrated the effectiveness of a range of physical security solutions. All of the products on display were LPCB Red Book approved and have met a range of UK and European standards, so you're watching top of the class products being taken to task in real time scenarios.
'Show Me How' at IFSEC 2018
What security concerns are keeping you up at night? Whatever they are, you’re not alone. In today’s changing world, every security professional is searching for the right solutions. But IFSEC won’t just give you the answers – it shows you how to use them.
Wherever you see a designated technician or enabler wearing a Show Me How badge, you can expect a detailed explanation – not a sales pitch – of a product. They’ll show you how to install the latest kit, show you what it does and show you what it takes to maintain it. Make real-world sense of products through hands-on demonstrations.
New exhibitors, never before seen at IFSEC
Keyless access control
Don't worry about losing your card or keyfob anymore — you can now do it all from your phone instead. Once you've got Doordeck, choose a way to unlock that's most convenient for you; either tap the app, add it to your Apple Watch, press the app icon, or add the Doordeck widget to your Android Homescreen for even speedier access.
Evolve Security Products
Pedestrian and vehicle gates and turnstiles
Evolve manufacture high quality, robust and reliable pedestrian entrance products designed to harmonise with architectural design. Manufactured in a modular design the Evolve brand of entrance gates offer various passage widths, single or double leaf obstacles and high bi-directional solutions in a sophisticated and discreet manner.
Police Crime Prevention Initiatives
Police Preferred Accreditation
Police Crime Prevention Initiatives owns and operates the trading entity Secured by Design (SBD) on behalf of the Police Services of the United Kingdom. SBD accredits a range of products, such as doors, windows, skylights, locks, sheds, cycle storage, and many other types of security products for the ‘Police Preferred Specification’ accreditation.
Transcend Information Europe
Digital and data storage
Transcend carries over 2,000 products, including all types of memory modules, flash memory cards, USB flash drives, digital music players, card readers, external hard drives, solid state drives and industrial-grade products, to satisfy virtually every possible memory-related requirement.
Access control & video management
AMAG Technology is part of G4S plc, the leading global integrated security company which has operations in 100 countries and 610,000 employees. AMAG's product Symmetry is the leading Access Control and Video Management platform used by over 1 million people worldwide.
Biometrics, RFID & Surveillance
Anviz Technology is a global pioneer in the intelligent security industry, including fields such as Biometrics, RFID and Surveillance. Anviz has 11 years of R&D expertise in engineering and manufacturing biometric technology products and owns more than 500 intellectual properties in software, hardware, style & design.
"IFSEC is 3 days of adrenaline"
Jim Ludwig, Managing Director, Texecom
Get more out of your visit to IFSEC this year
Use the meetings service
This free of charge matchmaking tool enables registered visitors and exhibitors to search for and connect with each other via an online portal before the show. By booking meetings, you can make sure you're able to get face to face with the right contacts at key suppliers and prospects, talk business, strengthen relationships face to face, and make better use of your time at the show.
The meetings service will come available to all registered visitors closer to the show.
Browse the Exhibitor List
Take a look at the 2018 Exhibitor List now to find companies offering the products you're looking for. Manage your time at the show by viewing their exhibitor profiles and taking note of what they have planned for this year's show and where to find them on the day.
Benefit from IFSEC Discounts
Attending one day out at IFSEC will save you thousands on purchasing security solutions over the coming year thanks to the IFSEC Discount Programme. We've worked with our exhibitors to bring you exclusive discounts and offers, available only on the IFSEC show floor. Products include everything from HD CCTV systems and Biometric Solutions to Security Shutters and power tools.
Look out for the full discount list released soon.