5 Security Trends from IFSEC London

On the 21-23 June, the world’s number one security innovation event IFSEC took place at Excel London. IFSEC is the gathering place for security professionals to learn about new product innovations, network with over 30000 visitors and collect useful tips from expert speakers. Hansab UAB field manager Donatas Zuzevičius participated in the event and gives an overview of the main trends in security industry.

This year, the focus of the event was on video analytics and additional functionality of the software. Milestone and Avigilon are in the lead with the best functionality – people counting, lost object prevention, line crossing, intelligent movement detection, direction and seep analysis and other great additions are all part of their video analytics software.

Face detection for masses was presented by many vendors. Even though at the moment these systems still need improvements and identification works perfectly only in nearly ideal circumstances, we believe it Is something that can be seen more and more used in the near future.

It was clear, that many manufacturers are focusing on 4K cameras. Zuzevičius commented that even though they are aiming for maximum resolution, the actual picture quality may not increase much due to the light sensitivity, low frame rates and a huge increase in bandwidth.

Hemispheric cameras were seen in almost every major stand. “Most of them now work correctly by the Mobotix example, although they tend to cost more – especially the indoor versions,” added Zuzevičius.

As a new direction to VMS, drones were introduced as part of the integrated security systems. “I believe in a couple of years, video surveillance will be commonly integrated with drones via wi-fi for large area surveillance from the sky,“ was Zuzevičius confident.