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UK Security Expo opens Wednesday

Will the Trump presidency make for a more secure world? is one of the topics to be debated at this week’s UK Security Expo. It’s running from Wednesday, November 30 to Thursday, December 1 at Olympia in west London.

The event organisers point out that in November 2015, the Economist Intelligence Unit had a Trump Presidency as number six in its top ten global risks.

Bob Rose, former Director Security of the defence and security trade association ADS Group has said: “There is no doubt that there will be an initial period of uncertainty. Trump’s comments on NATO and bolstering the US military services will in itself cause concern around the globe.”

Dr Dave Sloggett, academic, author of books including Maritime Security and Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford University will moderate a panel running as part of the Global Counter Terrorism conference which will debate the implications for global security from the incoming Trump US presidency.

He will be joined on the panel by Professor David H Dunn, Professor in International Politics, University of Birmingham; Edward Lucas, Senior Editor, The Economist and Senior vice-president, The Centre for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), and author of the 2016 book Cyberphobia; and Margaret Gilmore, Writer, Broadcaster and Analyst and Senior Associate Fellow at the defence think-tank Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

Peter Jones, Chief Executive of UK Security Expo added: “We have a lot of unknowns. It is clear UK Security Expo comes at the perfect time and the Special Grand Debate on the Global Counter Terrorism conference will open up a wider discussion on the implications of Trump’s Presidency for the global security market.”

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Meanwhile Allevate’s Face-Searcher, a cloud-hosted face recognition service integrated with Facewatch’s online crime reporting system, will feature in the Securing Crowed Places Immersive Demonstrator at the Expo. After its Brazilian launch, the integrated offering is now due for imminent launch in the UK.

The Immersive Demonstrator at the Expo will be under the theme of ‘Securing Crowded Places’ and is being run in association with the Home Office’s new Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC), the official Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and other relevant Government departments.

Allevate’s Face-Searcher service enables organisations to use facial recognition as a hosted cloud service. It requires the developers claim minimal capital outlay, and eliminates the need to install or maintain a complicated software infrastructure or related compute platform on clients’ premises.

Facewatch enables users to report crimes online and submit moving and still CCTV images as evidence to the police, as well as share this imagery between businesses in related subscribed groups (in compliance with Data Protection guidelines) to reduce crime.

After UK launch, UK Facewatch subscribers will be able to automatically share their images of ‘Subjects of Interest’ to Face-Searcher’s watch lists, thereby allowing real-time watch list alerting to any device connected to Facewatch’s alert management system.

Face-Searcher is built on the enterprise-grade MXSERVER platform enabling automated facial detection and recognition, developed by Tygart Technology, Inc.

Also, Allevate will be providing a live demonstration of the MXSERVER platform in the Technology Workshops and Live Demonstrations in the conference stream of the exhibition, titled “Beyond Live Surveillance: The Application of Face Recognition to Improve Forensic Analysis of Masses of Digital Media”, Day 2, 1st December, 2016 at 1240pm.

MXSERVER is also available on the UK’s Crown Commercial Service Digital Marketplace G-Cloud 8 Framework and is Powered by Sungard Availability Services.

Find out more on stand A41 at the expo, with IT firm Sungard Availability Services.


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