Paul Hennings 
IP UserGroup UK/EU 
(+44) 0870 7870 546 

Participants Profile 

Arc Monitoring is a leading fully accredited Category II Video Response and Alarm Receiving Centre, designed, constructed and operated to British Standards BS5979 and BS8418 respectively. Arc's state of the art Control Room provides round the clock monitoring of alarms and CCTV systems, plus lone worker devices, UK wide.   

Arecont Vision, the leader in megapixel IP video, offers the largest selection of megapixel cameras available worldwide -including H.264 and JPEG 1.3, 3, 5, 8 and10 megapixel models available in our MegaVideo® Compact, MegaVideo®, MegaDomeTM and SurroundVideo® lines.

Comtrol - For over 21 years, Comtrol has been selling and supporting MultiPort Serial Communications Controllers throughout Europe and America, from the Hostess controllers in the 80's, to the revolutionary RocketPort controllers in the 90's, right up to the Ethernet attached DeviceMasters presently.

Dedicated Micros offer a range on network video servers and network-ready digital multiplex recorders that are straightforward, user friendly and simple to install. And what's more we deliver the full support you look for in a large international company. In short everything you would expect from the company that first made CCTV video multiplexing a practical, commercial reality.

Ernitec is a worldwide manufacturer of video surveillance equipment - The company was founded in 1972 and is today one of the world's most established and innovative  manufacturers of a wide range of video surveillance equipment such as IP video systems.

Exacq Tecnologies - was created by a group of digital video pioneers integral in the creation of industry-leading video capture boards and the first market-leading surveillance digital video recorder. The exacqVision video management system software, hybrid NVR servers and IP Camera servers will be presented at the events and are available throughout the world.

Merit LILIN UK Ltd - LILIN are one of the world's leading providers of IP video solutions. With over 30 years' experience and a solid reputation for quality, LILIN provide expertise in digital video. As the first CCTV manufacturer in the world to release ONVIF conformant products, the entire LILIN IP range incorporates the open protocol as standard.

Meyertech is the leading independent British manufacturer of CCTV Command & Control Systems with a product portfolio incorporating Digital-IP, Analogue and Hybrid product solutions. The Meyertech brand is recognised throughout the world for its quality, reliability, innovation and technologically advanced products. 

MITIE Total Security Management - Total Security Management (TSM) is at the heart of what we do - it allows us to provide you with the right mix of security services to keep your people and assets safe. Our unique integrated and risk-based approach means that whether you need one or all of the services we offer, you'll get exactly what you need.

On Direct provides cloud-based communications and IT services to Security Integrators and businesses of all sizes. We combine enterprise-class technologies with award-winning support to deliver assured business continuity and enhanced productivity. Cloud services mean customers leverage powerful, scalable and secure infrastructures, paying only for what they need.

Plustek - manufactures and ships high quality security & imaging products to buyers worldwide. Through dedicated design innovation with strict and high quality manufacturing standards, Plustek has grown to become one of the largest image solution providers in the world. Take a look at the latest NVR range.

Sesys provide Rapid Deployment solutions using High Res Mega pixel cameras. Working in many market sectors to deliver the very best image quality to the user. SeSys also specialize in remote monitoring using cabled networks, wireless networks and alternative technology such as GPRS or 3G mobile networking.  

Tyco Security Products is a unified group of world leading access control, video and intrusion brands. Their security integration platforms, built by our developers from across all product disciplines, allow our customers to see more, do more, and save more. Choosing video surveillance  and access control provides an integrated solution that enables businesses to better manage their security and enhance business performance.

Unipart Security's Monitoring & Response Centre is an NSI Gold Category II ARC and RVRC accredited facility. Located at Unipart Group's headquarters in Oxford and  staffed by highly trained operators, the Centre utilises a fully integrated operating platform to monitor clients' premises regardless of whether the system at the protected premises is analogue or IP network based.


IP-in-Action LIVE Events Worldwide
Visitors, Speakers & Exhibitors opportunities available

  • 8th March 2012 - Santiago - Chile
  • 7th March - Costa Mesa - California USA
  • 8th March 2012 Bolton, UK
  • 24th May - Medellin - Colombia
  • 6th June - Cambridge - Massachussets USA
  • 21st June 2012 - Newport Wales, UK
  • July 2012 - Guatamala City - Guatemala
  • 13th September 2012 -  Peterborough, UK
  • September 2012 - Quito - Ecuador
  • 19th September - Queens - New York USA
  • November - Sao Paulo Brazil
  • November - Florida USA
  • 6th December 2012  - London SW, UK

IP-in-Action LIVE Bolton UK
Huge Success, despite major motorway closure prevents visitor access.

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Event Report - IP-in-Action Live Bolton event huge success despite major motorway closure reduces visitor numbers.

M61 Fire

The IP-in-Action  LIVE event at the Bolton Reebok stadium brought together manufacturers, installers, integrators, consultants and some notable end users for a memorable event. Although somewhat marred by the major incident and motorway closure immediately adjacent to the Reebok complex the event remained as popular as ever. We understand that although the M61 northbound was closed for several hours and southbound congested for most of the day, thankfully there were no serious injuries.

Paul Hennings, IP UserGroup Director explained "It is a great shame that the incident and subsequent road closure has prevented many of our delegates and guests from joining us today. I have had several emails and texts from colleagues who have registered but have been unable to attend due the traffic grid-lock on the M61 and the surrounding motorway network". He added "this is not the first visit to the Bolton Reebok and it won't be our last, so rest assured those who missed out today will have an opportunity to meet with the exhibitors in the future - plus of course the presentations will be available from the  website shortly".


Join us at IP-in-Action LIVE Newport Wales - 21st June

Presentation of New Membership Certificates

Membership Certificates were presented to: Ian Hanson - ON-DIRECT, Lee St John - Ernitec (EET) and Les Ramsden - Unipart Security Solutions.


Join us at IP-in-Action LIVE Newport Wales - 21st June

 Education Programme in Brief...


Introduction - Paul Hennings IP UserGroup International



"We have no crime so why do we need to pay?"

Keith Neilson, Business Security Advisor, Bolton Council.

Keith described how the "Business Improvement District" (IEPBID Ltd) security scheme in Bolton  was the first BID in an industrial area and was primarily a joint security scheme incorporating CCTV, Intruder alarm Monitoring and mobile patrols and how by the end of 2011 it had achieved an overall, audited, reduction in crime of 91%.  Including:

  • How was it done?
  • Sharing the lessons learned from the Scheme.
  • How it used an IP wireless system over a wide area and covering 8 separate industrial estates.
  • The need for a holistic approach combining all aspects of industrial security. 
  • What opportunities it presents for the private security industry.

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"Integration and Migration to IP"  

Phil Hutton1Phil Hutton, IP Security Specialist - Tyco Security Products EMEA.

Phil Hutton investigated Adding value to security vendor's proposal by integration. Thinking holistically about IP systems including:

  • What is meant by integration.
  • What benifits integration can offer.
  • Examples of integration.
  • Why migrate to IP?

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"Sharing Knowledge  Latino Style"Paul Hennings

Paul Hennings, Principal, IP UserGroup International.

Paul provided an overview of the growing Security Industy in South & Central America and the move from manned guarding to electronic physical security technologies and the opportunities for savvy IP companies to exploit in the region including:

  • Dispelling the Stereotype
  • Building on a Technology Vacuum.
  • Providing Guidance and Expertise
  • The Need for Proven Products & Methodologies
Ian Hanson
"Security Services in The Cloud"
Ian Hanson -  ON DIRECT
Ian presented a piece entitled "Cloud IP and the security industry"; an analysis of the opportunities and challenges presented by hosted and Cloud based solutions in the CCTV and access control marketplace including:
  • IP in the security industry,
  • Securing the site,
  • Remote management and control,
  • Seeing through the Cloud, Business Continuity
  • the Cloud and Choosing the right partner

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Marc"Megapixel: Exploring the New Video Surveillance Frontier"

Arecont Vision - Marc Wesley

One of the greatest influencers driving the transition to IP systems is the superior image resolution of megapixel IP-based cameras, which can also boost overall system functionality while lowering costs. To get a better grasp on why this trend is occurring, Marc took a closer look at the advantages megapixel technology has to offer

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Lee St John"Bespoke Servers for IP Surveillance" 

Ernitec (EET) - Lee St John

Lee St John, who has been in the CCTV industry for over 25 years, working in the manufacturing and distribution sector for Dennards, Videmech & Ernitec, now working for EET UK Ltd who recently acquired Ernitec, provided a presentation about the benefits of using bespoke servers. Including:

  • Information explaining the amount of data IP CCTV generates,

  • Explanation of server terms and what affect then have on your systems.,

  • How to specify the ideal server for CCTV.,

  • Bespoke PCs for displaying multiple megapixel H264 video streams.

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Kev Williams"Video Analytics for Smoke Detection"

Dedicated Micros - Kevin Williams

Kev Williams explained how video based smoke and fire detection sees the fire at source, long before a traditional fire detector. This provides the advantage of an early warning of the presence of smoke and flame and fast confirmation through the remote visual verification of the alarms it generates. This enables a confirmed call to be made to the Fire Brigade and commercial decisions to be taken about whether to deploy sprinklers or other automatic fire suppressants. He will talk about:

  • Using video analytics for smoke and fire detection,

  • Advantages over traditional methods of detection,

  • The need for visual verification, Failsafe,

  • Secure and segregated  IP network for fire systems

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 Bolton LogoSpecial Treat

Courtesy of Bolton Council, we had been given exclusive access to their security control room. Several of the delegates joins Bolton Council's Keith Neilson for a guides tour of the facility.


Exhibiting Opportunities UK & Europe
ExhibitingAn ever popular element of IP-in-Action LIVE events is the tabletop Exhibition Area. The opportunity to exhibit is open to all companies with products and services of interest to security experts and users alike.

And from only £450* offers excellent Value for Money!
Please indicate on the registration form that you wish to exhibit.

IP UserGroup Affiliate Members: from £450.00 (+Vat)
Non Members: from £1000.00 (+Vat)
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