LIVE From IFSEC 2006: Day 4 Report

A report from the show floor of IFSEC, plus an interview with a UK integrator

A recent installation that G1 is extremely proud of was a full video surveillance system that was installed at Covent Garden outside of London. The facility is one of the most popular tourist attractions with its historic architecture, cafés and boutique shopping. Covent Garden is known as a Grade 1 listed building with the English Heritage Association. Best said the project required them to not only work very closely with the client, but also with an architectural review board which sought to ensure that the camera installations would not damage the building's façade. Months of planning and preparation went into making this installation seamless and one for all to emulate.

After catching up with Best on what's happening with G1, I made my way to Lenel, where I was able to meet with Lenel's Heather Russell, international marketing and communications manager, and Kenneth Sundstrom, sales engineer. As the show began to wrap up, both Russell and Sundstrom said that that the show had been excellent for the company, and said they had seen a good contingent of attendees from Scandinavia and the Baltic regions who had shown interest in becoming dealers or VARs for LENEL. And Russell said that the end-users visiting the booth had been keenly interested and were providing feedback in the form of requests for more features to their current product line.

According to Sundstrom, “the attendee that travels to IFSEC has done a good deal of preplanning. We’ve seen people come to our booth that have marked off on the show floor map those companies that they must visit."

Live from IFSEC 2006, until next year, that’s the latest from across the pond!

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