14th January 2014
The smartest Video Content Analysis (VCA) system is the latest addition to already award-winning British-made temporary fencing that will be shown at the Middle East’s largest security and safety exhibition, Intersec. The solutions developed by British integrated perimeter protection systems provider Zaun (hall S1, stand 505C) will be showcased at the globally acclaimed exhibition and conference at Dubai’s International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19 to 21 January. Intersec brings together the region’s leading experts from commercial, information and homeland security, fire and rescue, health and safety, and government, military, law enforcement and security services with all the technology and know-how about security, safety and protection. Intersec 2014 is under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and expects to attract more than 1,100 exhibitors from more than 54 countries. Among them is Zaun, which has further enhanced its rapidly deployable high-security PAS 68 perimeter fencing system that had already won police accolades and industry awards for innovation for the UK Conservative Party Autumn Conference in Manchester last autumn. Zaun incorporated the latest VCA system using high-performance Pan Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) cameras from video intelligence experts EyeLynx into its Rapid Deployable System (RDS) that captured this year’s Security Innovation Award and was a double award winner at the Counter Terror Expo Excellence Awards, including being named the Best Physical Security Innovation. RDS saved up to 90% of police time and proved its rapid-install-with-high-security credentials during a whistle-stop tour from Brighton to Birmingham via Manchester for the three main UK political parties’ autumn conferences in 2012 and at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland in May 2013. After the Labour conference, Inspector Steve Worth, Specialist Operations Branch, Conference Planning Unit, Greater Manchester Police, said: “RDS is now firmly the preferred product for the delivery of security operations for party political conferences we police, fully supported by The Home Office.” EyeLynx’s Pharos system is the only true rapid deployment High Definition (HD) surveillance system on the market with Edge Recording Cluster ERCTM capability to incorporate an intelligent recorder, management software and wireless communications all in the same unit. It uses the SharpView VCA recording engine, which can accommodate multiple slave PTZ cameras of any make connected in to the master. Indeed, the number of ‘slaves’ is limited only by power and bandwidth requirements. Cameras record HD 24/7 and whenever the perimeter is compromised or a potential intruder approaches too close to the fence, Pharos will send a snapshot alert to the control centre for visual verification – or even to assigned personal mobile devices, such as the police chief or nearest constable to the breach. Zaun and EyeLynx have developed a technique for embedding the cabling into the fence posts and have created an integrated power cabinet in the post base to enable quick and easy on-site deployment without the need for heavy machinery. Only the master unit needs a SIM card, which beams the video intelligence to a workstation, into which anyone authorised, can dial and view live footage, or rewind and replay from any of the cameras. Zaun co-founder and director Alastair Henman said: ‘RDS was already unique in providing hostile vehicle mitigation up to 30mph in a rapidly deployed temporary fencing solution with no below ground foundations. ‘But we haven’t rested on our laurels. This integration of advanced electronics and top end CCTV also designed for rapid deployment lifts temporary high security perimeter protection to new heights.’ Zaun will exhibit its highest-security portfolio, which includes RDS, MultiFence®, SecureGuard, with PAS 68 enhancements and a range of PAS 68 blockers and bollards. It developed a single mobile high-security Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) fence especially for the London 2012 Olympic Games, mounting its PAS 68 MultiFence® into concrete blocks to resist attack by 7.5 tonne vehicles driven straight at it at 40mph. Zaun installed almost 5km of fencing at temporary venues including Horse Guards Parade, Wembley Stadium and Arena, Greenwich Park, the O2 Arena, the Royal Artillery Barracks, St James’s Park Newcastle and Weymouth sailing village. PAS 68:2010 is the latest of BSi’s Publicly Available Specifications for vehicle security barriers, which is the benchmark for Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) equipment. It specifies the stringent regime for products to be tested against. Henman said: “Intersec allows us to discuss the complex and multifaceted task of protecting people and assets from the threat presented by international terrorism and civil unrest and to showcase our solutions to the problem. “With this threat remaining at a very high level and those with the desire, intent and means to do harm or disrupt construction proving to be nimble, inventive and extremely dangerous adversaries, we need opportunities like Intersec to discuss the issues of the day and to develop the counter-measures of tomorrow.“ Zaun opened an office in the Emirates Towers in the heart of the Dubai business district in 2012 after a visit to Intersec confirmed unprecedented interest in its products from the Middle East construction industry. Since then its premium British-made products have been supplied to Dubai, the UAE, Oman and other Middle Eastern countries. Zaun manufactures exclusively in its purpose built factory in the West Midlands. Its designers use the latest research and development to create bespoke product solutions for some of the most prestigious companies, schools, universities, offices, factories, sports bodies, prisons and high security sites across the world. Zaun’s factory and manufacturing processes are accredited to ISO9001: 2008 standards and its integrated fencing solutions are used by British government institutions and prisons and boast the highest security British Standards Institute, Loss Prevention Standards, Secured by Design and Publicly Available Specification ratings and accreditation.