Counter Terror Expo, the world-leading annual gathering of professionals from within related governmental and corporate entities from all over the world, has announced the introduction of a dedicated integrated security zone. This globally significant event will next convene at London Olympia, UK, on 24-25 April 2013.

Integrated security is about bringing disparate solutions together and harnessing their combined capabilities to deliver enhanced functionality. Technological advances over recent years enable the combination and transportation of diverse data streams in innovative and exciting ways.

Superior security techniques

Coupled with highly advanced video and data analytics tools, and sophisticated global mapping and tracking solutions that were previously the preserve of government and law enforcement entities, these superior integrated security techniques are now available across the corporate marketplace and beyond, and deliver a wish-list capability.

The fusion of automatic numberplate recognition with real-time CCTV monitoring, smart-access control and perimeter intrusion detection hardware constitutes a method to secure critical national infrastructure with unparalleled command across the entire control system.

"Integrated security is about bringing disparate solutions together and harnessing their combined capabilities to deliver enhanced functionality."

Advance threat detection

Within the high-risk aviation and transport arena, real-time monitoring of CCTV, automatic numberplate recognition and street furniture sensors might deliver advance notice of imminent threats.

When combined with appropriately advanced access control and perimeter intrusion detection methods, this could deliver a fully integrated means to properly protect primary transit hubs.

Cross-sector appeal

Many of the solutions illustrated can equally be applied by senior security professionals to protect banking and finance, communications, energy (oil, gas, nuclear and electricity), health, supply chain logistics, transport, utilities/water and other large-scale sensitive sites.

Counter Terror Expo brings many of the world’s leading suppliers of integrated security solutions face to face with the end-user community in its own dedicated zone at this year’s event. The Integrated Security Zone comprises command and control, intelligence reporting and analysis, video management systems, video analytics, CCTV, perimeter security, access control, biometrics and global mapping and tracking solutions.

A knowledge-centric workshop programme, specifically designed to deliver detailed insight to senior security professionals, will support the zone.