Hosting big-name exhibitors, exclusive product launches and a rich conference agenda, The Security Event returns to Birmingham in 2022.
There are few exhibitions in the UK which have the power to excite and reconnect an industry like how The Security Event does. Taking place from 5-7 April 2022, the UK’s number one commercial, enterprise and residential security event is once again putting innovation and conversation at the heart of what it does.
Not only does this exhibition – which is growing in a fantastic direction under the guidance of Event Director, Tristan Norman – connect the industry under one roof over the course of three busy days, this year, the Nineteen Events team has put an additional focus on the relationship between buyers and sellers with its newly unveiled Connect+ Live programme.
As they walk through the main doors of the NEC, visitors will experience something bigger and even better than before. Not only will there be a variety of networking opportunities, those in attendance should prepare to be immersed in a world of product exclusives and solution launches, 50+ hours of CPD content, live demonstrations as well as interactive workshops.
With much anticipation building, Trevor Ball, EU Sales Director at Keri Systems told Security Journal UK: “Everyone at Keri Systems is excited to be exhibiting at The Security Event this year. We are really looking forward to showcasing our latest integrations along with the launch of our new M Series readers and our new highly anticipated cloud solution, Borealis.
“It will be great to see our existing customers and we are eager to introduce some new integrators and end-users to Keri Systems and show them how we can help their businesses. We can’t wait for the doors to open and welcome everyone to Stand 3/J30.”
Richard Huison, Regional General Manager UK and Europe, Gallagher, also commented: “We are looking forward to exhibiting at The Security Event and reconnecting in person with our channel partners and customers at our first major UK trade show in two years. The team will be on hand to demonstrate the latest version of our award winning site management software, Command Centre v8.60, which enables customers to futureproof their security with ease.
“With the recent announcement that we are the first manufacturer to achieve the latest CAPSS 21 standard and the move into our new European Headquarters in Warwick last July, there are great conversations to be had about how we are leading the way for security in the UK and Europe.
“We can’t wait to share our security story of protecting what matters most and giving everyone an insight into what it means to be part of #TeamGallagher. Come and say hello at stand E50 in Hall 3 – we look forward to seeing you!”
“Hanwha Techwin is looking forward to welcoming visitors to its stand at the Security Event in April,” added Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing, Hanwha Techwin. “While the past two years have shown how much can be achieved remotely, there is no substitute for meeting in person – and we can’t wait for our partners and end users at the event in Birmingham to see the latest Wisenet innovations for themselves.”
Show exclusives and exciting launches
Spearheaded and supported by founding partners Anixter, ASSA ABLOY, Comelit, Honeywell, TDSI, Texecom, Tyco and Videcon, these innovative companies will be taking centre stage to exhibit some of their latest launches, products and projects that are revolutionising the sector right now.
Just some of this year’s event exclusives include: TDSI showcasing the latest update to its GARDiS integrated access management software solution; ASSA ABLOY’s next generation of digital access control and cloud technology; Comelit-Pac exhibiting for the first time since the acquisition, presenting its all-encompassing door entry, access control, CCTV and compliant fire safety systems.
In addition to all of these exciting unveilings, there is over 200 other exhibitors who will be attending this year’s event. The show has grown threefold since its launch in 2019 and is now covering 11,000+ sqm at the NEC; visitors will get the chance to interact with brands such as ADI Global, Aritech, Calipsa, CheckMySystems, CIE Group, CDVI, Deister Electronic, Fermax, Gallagher Security, GJD, Hytera, ICS Security, Oprema, Optex, QED, Reconeyez, Risco, Secure Logiq, Winsted and ZKTeco.
In addition to the above, Aiphone, Golmar, Hanwha Techwin, Ksenia Security, Lenel, Veracity, WEC CCTV and many others will also be debuting for the first time at The Security Event.
Industry updates and guidance
Revamped and tailored to continue upskilling the security sector and provide it with the latest opinions and insights, The Security in Practice theatre, sponsored by Cloudview, returns with a fresh new concept of topical themes and sessions. The highly focused programme will investigate the evolving challenging and opportunities involved in the delivery of security projects throughout the supply chain including topical themes such as:
The Commonwealth Games – shining the spotlight on the biggest sporting event in the country in 2022, hear from industry experts and the personnel behind the scenes on what it takes to organise a large scale event like this. This will also look at the key considerations and measures to keep venues, employees and the public safe.
Protect Duty – With the potential introduction of a Protect Duty, experts will delve into what this means for security professionals and the responsibilities that lie ahead to deliver, manufacture or install. Hear from speakers involved in the campaign and the implementation of ‘Protect Duty’.
Regulations – 2022-2023 will see major regulatory changes for security professionals and businesses. Topics will include the rules of ’Protection of Freedoms Act’ and the implications of CCTV and biometrics devices as well as the regulatory rules around cyber and countering the cyber-threat.
Specially curated for the needs of fire and security installers and integrators, we will also see the return of the Fire & Security Installer Theatre sponsored by Resideo and in partnership with NSI; this will provide important updates and guidance for practitioners and business owners. With a focus on standards, regulations and industry best practice, these sessions will be vital in ensuring businesses remain compliant and are best equipped to meet the needs of their clients.
Key sessions include: CROSS – Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures; BS 8418:2021 for Detector-Activated Surveillance Systems – The Game Changer For Police Response; Cyber Security – are security systems affected?; Fire system installation quality, takeovers and verification; Automatic Opening Smoke Vents – Are You Compliant?
In partnership with Police Crime Prevention Initiatives and ran in association with Secured by Design and Police Crime Police Academy (PCPA), the hugely popular ‘Designing Out Crime’ zone will showcase the latest police techniques to reduce crime and keep local communities safe.
Julian Hurst, Press & Public Relations Manager, Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, commented: “Police CPI are really looking forward to The Security Event where we will again be presenting the ‘Designing Out Crime Zone’.
“We will be showcasing the latest police techniques to reduce crime and keep local communities safe and will have a full schedule of presentations throughout each day running in the accompanying theatre. Our daily panel session at 12:00 will see experts discussing how the Government can approach future threats that are on the horizon, both physical and cyber. Each time the show has run it has been bigger and better – we expect the same again this year.”
Visitors will be able to discover the pioneering work that has been undertaken to raise security standards and the practices of designing out crime within planning procedures. In addition to all this, they will be able to attend a series of content sessions which include:
- Alarms – Project ECHO & The New SBD Alarm Standard
- PANEL SESSION: ‘How can the Government approach future threats that are on the horizon?’
- PCPA Snapshots – How can you access police qualifications through the Police Crime Prevention Academy?
- Internet of Things and you!
- CSAS – Community Safety Accreditation Through Police and Private Security Collaboration
The Security Institute will be hosting a new networking lounge where the team will be on hand to provide you with the tools and opportunities to further your career. Facilitating a number of specialist interest workshops throughout the three days, they will be inviting fellow members and guests to share their experiences and to grow their professional network.
Dedicated to driving industry standards and guidelines, specialised training and certifications to advance security in the UK and beyond, ASIS will also be onsite with their dedicated lounge providing the perfect forum to connect and build a network of support.
A new arrival
New for 2022, visitors will be able to benefit from a new hosted meetings programme – CONNECT+ Live. Matching visitor buying requirements and needs with carefully selected exhibitors, their team of match-making experts will help delegates fast track access to suppliers, providing a more exclusive, concierge service. A dedicated meeting lounge will be onsite, providing even more added benefit to the visitors.
Back by popular demand, The Security Event will be hosting two networking reception drinks from 16:30 onwards on day one and day two. With a host of networking initiatives in and around the show throughout the three days, the reception drinks is the perfect opportunity to unwind and meet with your peers, colleagues and friends in an informal setting.
As part of the Safety & Security Event Series, The Security Event will once again be uniquely co-located with The Fire Safety Event, The Health & Safety Event and the newly relaunched The Workplace Event, formally known as The Facilities Event.
Covering the entire buying chain related to the safety and security of property, people and assets, visitors will be able to attend all four events and access over 1,000 exhibitors and CPD content, all for free. In addition, there is free parking for all visitors!
For more information, or to register for your free visitor pass, visit: https://www.thesecurityevent.co.uk/
This article was originally published in the April edition of Security Journal UK. To read your FREE digital edition, click here.