IP security to be covered at IFSEC 2008

Birmingham, UK

The UK has approximately 4.2 million CCTV systems, making it the most watched nation on earth. The growth in video surveillance has been boosted by the boom in cameras attached to Internet Protocol (IP) networks over the last few years.

Traditional CCTV is "closed circuit", meaning that the pictures never leave the building. One of the key advantages of an IP camera is that live or recorded video can be accessed at any time by authorised users, whether they are local or remote. But what would happen if an unauthorised user got into the system? Could a hacker take control of a company's security cameras? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed by security experts at this year's IFSEC, when it takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 12-15 May 2008.

The IP & Networks product area at IFSEC 2008 will display the latest command and control software, visualisation systems, data storage, IP cameras, network-based access control and intelligent video processing, making it the ideal event for IT professionals, systems integrators, value added resellers and business managers to source new products and services, and get advice from the leading manufacturers and suppliers in the industry.

Exhibiting companies will include Computer Network Ltd, IBM, Milestone Systems, NTL and Seagate Technology, among others, who will all be available at the show to offer advice and information about IP technology.

"The protection of a company's physical assets is of the utmost importance. Many IT and security managers may not realise the value with respect to the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of implementing physical security within their IP networks. For example, today's video surveillance storage solutions enable IT and security managers to leverage existing network infrastructure to implement physical security. IFSEC will be an ideal opportunity for IT and security managers to learn how utilising IP can enable the protection of physical assets" said Mark Wojtasiak, global marketing manager, video surveillance, Seagate Technology.

IFSEC 2008 adjoins The Facilities Show and Safety & Health Expo at the NEC, Birmingham, taking place from 12/13-15 May 2008.

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