A security expert is preparing to head to the other side of the world to talk about street surveillance.
Peter Houlis, managing director of North Shields-based 2020 Vision Systems, will be a keynote speaker at the New Zealand Security Association (NZSA) conference in Auckland this month.
Houlis, who will be joined by other world-leading security experts, said: “It is a huge honour to receive an invite to present at the upcoming conference.
“Being the only UK-based installation specialist and, indeed, the only one from Europe on the programme, is a special privilege.”
2020 Vision Systems, founded in 1992, has become a global leader in private and public security and surveillance systems, specialising in cutting-edge surveillance.
Bronwyn Paul, from the NZSA, said: “It is an absolute privilege that Mr Houlis will be taking the time to join us in New Zealand.”
“His name and his company’s surveillance solutions have become synonymous in the global security industry.
“They provide results that mix the very best in contemporary technology with deep and long-seated experience.
“We know conference attendees are looking forward to hearing about his experiences as much as we are.”
Houlis caught the eye of the NZSA through his early deployment of CCTV in both Newcastle and Edinburgh city centre, as well his personal and involvement with Safe Kiev, a long running programme to improve safety on the streets of the Ukrainian capital before the orange revolution and its more recent crisis.