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ip.access wins the Security Innovation Special Award at Security Essen 2018

26th September 2018

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Essen, Germany, 26 September 2018 – ip.access today announces that it has won the 2018 Special Award for its ‘Presence™ for Safe Cities’ solution at this year’s Security Innovation Awards.

Presence™ for Safe Cities is a unique, micro-proximity mobile detection system, which is optimised for use in border/perimeter protection scenarios. The solution delivers real-time, targeted presence-based cellular handset detection, providing new data streams for personal identification analysis. Today’s security monitoring systems can now be significantly enhanced by the capabilities offered by PresenceTM for Safe Cities. presenceSensors can be deployed quickly, at low-cost, as part of new or existing security systems.

presenceSensors work by capturing mobile subscriber information and location data around sensitive sites, giving users such as police forces or government agencies, the ability to correlate and compare this cell phone identity data with a larger intelligence picture. This information can then be used to back up existing evidence such as CCTV imagery, facial recognition, or passport/biometrics to support big data analytics applications such as footfall analysis.

Commenting on the win, Richard Staveley, CEO at ip.access said: “In the age of smart cities, security is of the utmost importance. Our presenceSensors fit seamlessly into existing networks and give 24/7 visibility around or in specific sites, including airports, critical infrastructure facilities and railway stations, to deliver real-time, targeted detection.

“With our Presence solution we are changing the fundamental business case for security, bringing affordability to the proximity sensor market and enabling organisations to make security their main focus, rather than cost, when implementing such a solution. The fact that  our technology innovation has been recognised with the Special Award is a huge honour and a significant validation of our vision for safe cities.”

To learn more about ip.access’ Presence solution, visit ip.access at  Hall 8, Stand D54 at Security Essen or download the Presence for safe cities whitepaper.

About Security Essen

Security Essen is the leading fair for civil security. The event is taking place from 25th to 28th September 2018.

Security Innovation award

Thirteen companies from the security sector reached the final round of security innovation award. From a total of 75 submissions in the Technology & Products, Services and Fire Prevention categories as well as in the new award category called "Cyber Security / Economic Security."

The jury consists of twelve experts in total under the leadership of Jens Washausen, Member of the Board of the Federal Association of Independent German Security Consultants and Engineers (BdSI) and Chief Executive Officer of GEOS Germany GmbH, has evaluated all 75 submissions according to the following criteria: innovation contents, user benefits, economic viability, reliability and reasonableness.

Archive Press Releases



20th November 2017
ip.access deploys PRESENCE™ solution with O2 UK for cellular micro-proximity customer analytics

31st July 2017
ip.access passes two million shipments of residential 3G small cells

14th July 2017
ip.access and Quortus enable Pentonet’s revolutionary subscription service

11th July 2017
ip.access re-affirms commitment to quality

31st May 2017
ip.access wins best business case at Small Cell Forum Awards

18th May 2017
ip.access advocates infrastructure and spectrum sharing at Small Cells World Summit

17th May 2017
Viper2020 Cloud Managed Small Cell platform - Support for 5G Services, First Responders and Neutral Host Networks with Presence™

13th April 2017
ip.access and AeroMobile celebrate in-flight mobile phone connectivity milestone

2nd March 2017
ip.access launches flexible radio platform as carrier-proven alternative to SDR

22nd February 2017
ip.access to develop next generation IoT small cells on the path to 5G in collaboration with Intel

21st February 2017
Multi-carrier small cells slash deployment costs of in-building coverage by 80%

17th February 2017
ip.access increases support for Neutral Host Multi-Operator deployments with a range of new access points

7th February 2017
New Market Opportunities with Intelligent Access and IoT for the New Communications Era

31st January 2017
ip.access enhances T-Mobile’s retail-based customer analytics with PRESENCE™

25th January 2017
ip.access enters into strategic partnership with Inovvo to enhance Presence offering











29th November 2007
ip.access femtocell scores victory at World Communication Awards

17th October 2007
ip.access celebrates success at Leading Lights awards

9th October 2007
ip.access seeks quadruple glory

1st October 2007
ip.access takes its place in the Top 100 UK Technology Companies

18th September 2007
ip.access and Orascom aim to improve mobile access for 56 million people

6th July 2007
ip.access joins board of the femto forum - a new body to promote femtocell standardisation and deployment

2nd July 2007
ip.access participates in SoftBank femtocell proof of concept

20th June 2007
3G Home Femtocells Will Deliver Better Value For Mobile Data Users and Drive Fixed Mobile Substitution Predicts Leading Developer ip.access

18th June 2007
ip.access CTO Nick Johnson To Address CommunicAsia 2007 Summit on "Femtocells for Pure Cellular Fixed Mobile Convergence"

29th March 2007
ADC Partners with ip.access To Deliver a GSM/EDGE Portfolio that Extends to Rural Communities and Other Hard to Reach Areas

29th March 2007
ip.access and Tatara Systems Focus on SIP/IMS Femtocell Architecture Development

14th February 2007
Sonus Networks And ip.access Partner To Drive Fixed/Mobile Convergence Forward

14th February 2007
ip.access’ Oyster 3G is 2007’s best radio access product

13th February 2007
ip.access delivers pearl with Oyster 3G™ launch

12th February 2007
ip.access and Thomson Collaborate to Deliver Integrated 3G Femtocell Gateway Platform

12th February 2007
ip.access announces successful further funding round

6th February 2007
ip.access establishes a key partnership with Alcatel-Lucent GSM Product Line

17th January 2007
ip.access shortlisted for Global Mobile Award alongside Nokia and Cisco


20th December 2006
NexWave Technologies and ip.access team up to distribute picocell technologies throughout Asia Pacific

7th December 2006
ip.access GSM picocells deployed by new UK spectrum licensee FMS

11th October 2006
T-Mobile strengthens its GSM network in Europe with ip.access picocells

25th September 2006
ip.access selects picoChip technology for 3G femtocell development

5th September 2006
ip.access launches femto3G™ to revolutionise 3G services in the home

14th June 2006
ip.access and HECL to cover India with nanoBTS picocells

13th June 2006
TeleWare plc selects ip.access as picocell supplier for Private Mobile Networks

13th June 2006
ip.access strengthens Asia-Pacific presence with strategic appointment

12th June 2006
ip.access and iDirect collaborate to offer remote GSM picocell solution with satellite backhaul

9th May 2006
ip.access named in prestigious 2006 Red Herring 100 Europe list

3rd May 2006
Picocell market set for growth as Ofcom creates new low power GSM operators in the UK

13th March 2006
ip.access secures £8.5 million funding to accelerate growth in cost-effective cellular infrastructure for homes and businesses

14th February 2006
ip.access and in&phone enable enterprise fixed-mobile convergence in Switzerland

13th February 2006
ip.access and BelAir Networks Unlock Revenue Opportunities for Mobile Network Operators with First Wireless Mesh Cellular Picocell

10th February 2006
ip.access and NTL work together to explore Low Power GSM solutions

6th February 2006
ip.access' new EDGE/AMR picocell increases voice and data capacity

23rd January 2006
ip.access aircraft module shortlisted for 2006 GSM Association Awards





We've won the 2018 Special Award for our ‘Presence™ for Safe Cities’ solution at this year’s Security Innovation Awards.

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About ip.access

ip.access develops 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G carrier grade small cell radio solutions.

The company has two primary lines of business; commercial communications networks deployed with service providers, and private networks deployed with system integrators for critical infrastructures, security and surveillance.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, ip.access has deployed more than two million 2G, 3G and 4G small cells, across hundreds of commercial and private networks worldwide.

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