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IFSEC 2010

IFSEC is the annual trade show for the fire and security industry.  I’ve worked in the CCTV industry for several years and attended IFSEC many times.  It’s always been an exciting show with an emphasis on new products and anyone involved in new product development in the industry will have tales of frantic pre-IFSEC activity getting new products ready for Monday morning when the show opens.

This year the show seemed a bit lacklustre.  There didn’t appear to be anything really innovative or new on show.  Sure, the analytics demonstrations are getting more impressive,  intelligent cameras with storage and analytics are more sophisticated and HD/Megapixel are more widely represented – but the spirit of innovation that defined the industry seems to be missing.

Of course it’s a big show and I may have missed something really exciting…