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What’s new at IFSEC 2017?


If you thought IFSEC was just wall to wall CCTV – think again.

IFSEC is launching several new features and revamping some existing favourites for its 2017 edition.

The security industry is evolving fast in terms of technology (eg the rise of IP, cyber security and the internet of things), and the threats of terror and attack upon events and stadia is increasing.

Based on feedback and the needs of the changing landscape, IFSEC International 2017 will introduce new services, technologies, seminar theatres and show areas to enhance the experience and cater further towards the wider security user, in the UK and internationally.

Here are 4 of the brand new, or revamped, features for 2017.

1. Borders & Infrastructure Expo

Long the go-to event for security installers, IFSEC International has been adapting to its increasingly diverse visitor demographic for several years now.

That is why 2017 marks the launch of Borders & Infrastructure Expo. Catering to senior security professionals from sports stadia and events, government, utilities, transport, logistics, border control and law enforcement, Borders & Infrastructure will provide solutions and education around counter terror, border security and the protection of infrastructure.

This brand new show within IFSEC 2017 will host leading suppliers of innovative solutions in cyber, perimeter, UAVs, surveillance and other cutting-edge technologies. The expo will also feature an exclusive meeting service to pair high value buyers with exhibitors, as well as a dedicated seminar theatre tackling security trends, pitfalls and best practice for high-security sectors of critical national importance.


2. The Drone Zone

Officially launched at IFSEC 2016, the Drone Zone will return to ExCeL London bigger, better and now more appropriately housed, centre stage, within Borders & Infrastructure Expo. Whether you want to find out how drones can aid security at sports events, in counter terror or in traffic monitoring, protect your organisation against drones, or simply want to see this incredible technology in action, the Drone Zone will provide some compelling aerial theatre in the heart of IFSEC.

You’ll have the chance to speak to experts from leading drone manufacturers and, of course, see them in action, flying above your head within ExCel London.


3. Free Meeting Service 

To ensure IFSEC International continues to be a place to do business for the international security industry – and is not seen as just another trade show – the 1 to 1 meeting service has been revamped for the coming summer.

Acting as matchmaker, the service can get you face time with exhibitors who can help you secure the best, most cost-effective products and solutions. Pre-book your meetings ahead of your visit – a vast improvement on the traditional exhibition format, where you’re left hovering, frustrated, for the crowds to clear on an exhibitor’s stand.

This free service secures meetings with the people you want to meet, when you want to meet them, and the chance to capitalise on in-show special offers and pricing deals. You can then spend the extra time browsing other suppliers, networking at the bar, and learning best practice in our four theatres – more of which below.


4. Brand new seminar theatre

IFSEC 2017 will feature a brand new seminar theatre. Hosted within Borders & Infrastructure Expo, the Borders & Infrastructure Theatre will feature seminars, case studies and panel debates dedicated to counter terror, border security and the protection of critical national infrastructure. Anyone with a standard IFSEC pass can access the Borders & Infrastructure Theatre.

The returning ever-popular Security Management Theatre will this year have an even bigger focus on getting the best out of IP surveillance, access control, intruder alarms and other security technology, while the Smart theatre is branching out from last year’s home automation focus to cover smart commercial buildings, integrated security solutions and the internet of things.


IFSEC International takes place at London’s ExCeL, 20 – 22 June 2017.

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