4 Oct 2018

Review: Security Essen delivers for Vanderbilt

It is now over a week since Security Essen wrapped and we have had time to digest what was indeed an excellent show, and a successful one too from a Vanderbilt point-of-view.

Over 40,000 visitors descended on Essen, Dusseldorf between the 25th and 28th of September. This allowed us the opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of our products such as ACT EnterpriseACT365SPCSPC Connectthe SPC wireless rangethe SPC-Milestone integration, and the new ACT-SPC integration to an eager and interested audience.

Several exciting leads were gathered during the four-day event. These were for a wide range of projects varying from exhibition and conference centers looking to improve upon their access, intrusion and video solutions, to global healthcare companies interested in SPC's integration capabilities. We even had a visit from a key retail chain that had a keen interest in the remote monitoring strengths of SPC Connect.

Security Essen 2018 continued to be a focal point for the security industries. It was a great experience to exchange ideas and solutions with both integration partners and customers. Since the last show, SPC has continued to evolve, and it is fantastic to see how it is improving the workflow and starting to change the security industry. The successes our customers have with SPC and using SPC connect continue to drive us to improve and enhance our offering.
John O'Donnell, Product Manager at Vanderbilt.

As well as our staple of heavy-hitting products, our acoustic glass break detectors and VR Mullion readers also interested quite a lot of buyers. 

Being a global company operating efficiently in 95 countries, we gained great opportunities to meet with customers from Ukraine, Macedonia, Albania, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia. These were very interested in the range and depth of our solutions on show.
Cornel Reiser, International Region Manager at Vanderbilt.

From a Vanderbilt perspective, the highlight of the show was undoubtedly the release of the new ACT Enterprise features. Having showcased the beta version at IFSEC London in June, it was fantastic to be able to roll out the latest live access control software features officially. Moreover, the new additions – namely a rules mapping engine, integration with SPC and Assa Abloy's Aperio, and a smartphone app – went down a treat with visitors to our stand.

At the Essen show, it became apparent our reputation really precedes us. A business manager that switched jobs recently brought key decision makers of his new company to our stand to show them the SPC intrusion detection system that had previously worked with. The people from his new company, one of the larger security installers in the Netherlands, were extremely impressed with what they saw, and we have opened doors for further talks and presentations.
Nick Pegtol, Benelux Sales Manager at Vanderbilt.

Overall, Security Essen 2018 was a great event, and the quality of visitors was much higher than ever before, especially with a notable increase in international visitors from outside the DACH region in attendance.