Innovation of the Year
This category recognises products or solutions that have been developed to
improve security standards (this can include perimeter, CCTV, alarms, guarding, antiterrorism,
cyber or exterior deterrents).
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Barnsley Hospital is one of the first NHS organisations
to use UAV (drone) technology and has built on
several innovative initiatives, including surveys and
inspections, to ensure the safety and security of its
staff and patients. The Trust continues to develop use
of drones to improve site safety.
Redcare Secure Fire Products use both a mobile signal
and an IP or back-up phone line. If one fails, the other
kicks in. The result, says the company, is reliable
protection, no matter what. These dual-path systems
are LPS 1277 third-party certified and, according to BT
Redcare, exceed European and British standards.
Redcare Secure Fire Products are certified for both fire
and intruder alarm signalling, so one device can be
used for both jobs. BT Redcare says it is the only
alarm-signalling company that is certified to offer this.
Pick Protection describes its customer-led innovation
as the first-ever cloud-based alarm receiving centre.
This disruptive innovation allows customers to
monitor their own lone workers, providing a costeffective
solution for the organisation and more
tailored response for the lone workers, explains Pick
Texecom’s connectivity platform, Texecom Connect, is
said to allow security installers to deliver enhanced
smart solutions for both commercial and residential
customers without compromising on core security
principles. Texecom Connect enables a wide range of
applications to be supported, adding significant value
to alarm systems, says the company.
UTC Fire & Security
The Advisor Advanced platform from UTC Fire &
Security now incorporates UltraSync cloudcommunications
capability that is said to make it easy
for installers to establish remote connections for rapid
diagnostics and configuration, as well as
communication between alarms and central
monitoring stations. UltraSync includes a managed
web portal and sophisticated service model, UTC
OPSES is described as a multi-sensor, panoramic
camera offering continuous 180° or continuous 360°
recording of a site, using an array of 8-5 highresolution
cameras, which can replay and interrogate
any aspect of imagery recorded. Videcon says OPSES
eliminates timing problems posed by traditional highspeed
dome cameras and ensures every space is
The WCCTV Body-Worn Camera (Connect) is, says
Wireless CCTV, a multi-award-winning, UKmanufactured,
body-worn camera offering live
transmission of video, audio, real-time alerts and GPS
information via 4G/3G and Wi-Fi connectivity.