LIVE from IFSEC 2007 in Birmingham, England

Security Dealer's Peter Harlick reports live from the UK's biggest security tradeshow

CMP has re-branded the IP & Networked Solutions Hall and has made a real effort to target the IT security manager to encourage them to attend. In fact another U.S.-face, Bob Beliles, senior manager of the physical security market for Cisco, will be a featured speaker during the day two education tracks.

I finished off day one at IFSEC by spending time with Michael Sherman, president of AES Corporation (and a Brooklyn native to boot), as well as Mark Brandstein, COO. According to Sherman, Western Europe has been bombarded with new technology.

"With the new 7705i AES Multinet we are introducing the concept of multiple area monitoring from a single location," said Sherman. "Costs are drastically reduced and the need to have a central station in every country is eliminated."

"The 7705i is a dual redundant design that is UL listed and NFPA 72 compliant," added Brandstein. "Radio networks and the technology to power and transmit are now cross boarder. There is now one radio authority accepted by Eastern and Western Europe."

That's a wrap for day one; please stay tuned to for day two!

---Photos from Day One of IFSEC 2007