Xtralis Triumphant at IFSEC/FIREX International 2014 After Winning Numerous Accolades

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Xtralis Chairman and CEO Named as a Top Influential Figure in both Fire and Security; ADPRO IntrusionTrace Wins Innovation Award

The security industry is seeing rapid growth and it’s crucial for professional’s to have the technical knowledge to stay ahead of the curve

Xtralis, the world’s leading provider of very early & reliable detection and remote visual verification safety and security solutions, earned three more accolades at the IFSEC/FIREX International 2014 trade shows held June 17-19 in London, UK. Benchmark Magazine honored Xtralis ADPRO® IntrusionTrace™ video analytic with a 2014 Benchmark Innovation Award, and Xtralis Chairman and Chief Executive Samir Samhouri was named a Top Influential Figure in both Fire and Security. The awards brought to eleven the number of honors Xtralis has received in the past year alone.

Adrian Leppard, Commissioner for City of London Police, opened IFSEC International commenting “the security industry is seeing rapid growth and it’s crucial for professional’s to have the technical knowledge to stay ahead of the curve. New technology also offers new business practices to enhance both the efficiency and effectiveness of services at a time when both the public and private sector are wrestling with cuts in spending.” Commissioner Leppard visited the Xtralis booth for a review of Xtralis safety and security solutions, including the recently announced portfolio of multi-service capabilities for the ADPRO FastTrace™ 2/2E remotely managed multi-service gateway (RMG). The downloadable capabilities include a variety of safety and security services including the Benchmark Innovation Award-winning IntrusionTrace, LoiterTrace™, SmokeTrace™ and ClientTrace™, a new business intelligence video analytic that provides real-time consumer behavior information to increase sales & customer engagement. The Xtralis booth was overflowing with dignitaries and visitors clamoring to see the latest innovations from Xtralis.

ADPRO IntrusionTrace was tops in the Perimeter Software/Services category for the 2014 Benchmark Innovation Award. Judging for the innovation awards is carried out by the Benchmark Magazine editorial team, along with installers and integrators that the magazine regularly works with for testing and assessment purposes. Winners are determined with judging criteria based upon fitness for purpose, suitability for security applications, delivered benefits and potential for wider adoption. IntrusionTrace bested four other finalists in Perimeter Software/Services category. ADPRO IntrusionTrace is a proven intrusion detection video analytic that is i-LIDS® approved as a primary detection system for operational alert use in sterile zone monitoring. Thousands of challenging sites rely on IntrusionTrace every day to provide reliable detection and visual verification and it was recently enhanced to provide configurable directional areas to produce an alarm when a target moves in a specific direction. It also offers enhanced spider and rain suppression to achieve best detection and no false alarm results for the most complex applications.

Xtralis CEO & Chairman Samir Samhouri was named a Top 40 Influential Figure in Security and a Top 20 Influential Figure in Fire at the annual IFSEC/FIREX International 2014 trade shows, held at the ExCel in London. The separate awards recognize pioneers in product development, prominent voices in the industry’s most contentious debates, and entrepreneurs and executives who have overseen surging revenues, profits and market share. Hundreds of votes were cast in separate contests over several weeks and the honors were finalized by expert industry judges based on the respective merits of the nominees. Mr. Samhouri was named the fifth Top Influential Figure in Security and the third Top Influential Figure in Fire.

“I am happy to accept these awards on behalf of Xtralis,” commented Mr. Samhouri. “These awards are a testament to the power and innovation of Xtralis’ safety and security solutions, from ADPRO to VESDA. The Xtralis team works hard to deliver the very best solutions for difficult safety and security challenges. We’ve introduced a number of award-winning innovations over the past few years that will change how lives and assets are protected and first responders are empowered to more quickly, and at lower risk, to efficiently respond to threats,” Samhouri added.

In 2014, several leading figures from the fire community appeared in the IFSEC Top 40 and this year, and for the first time, FIREX announced its own Top 20. Last year Mr. Samhouri was nominated to the IFSEC Top 40 and this year was one of only two individuals to appear on both lists.

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