Sicurezza and Smart Building Expo will be back at Fiero Milano
The Countdown Begins for 2019
The next edition of the Sicurezza Trade Fair will be back in less than a year, from 13 to 15 November 2019 at the Fiera Milano. This is Italy’s trade fair for the security and fire sectors and an important international event for European players. There will be an additional pavilion with a focus on training in the security and fire-fighting industry.
Security technologies are everywhere, from our homes – the residential sector has been growing consistently in the past few years, also thanks to government incentives – to our cities and workplaces. And the well-established Italian trade fair is getting ready to provide an overview of the current market. Video surveillance, which has always been well represented, is already a widespread industry, but video cameras are enhancing their performance and are more and more sophisticated, smart and an integral part of complex systems. This is leading to a multiplication of situations that are becoming test-benches for the most innovative technologies, providing HD images and being effective under any kind of lighting and weather conditions. The recent debate in Italy about the possibility to install video cameras in kindergartens and hospices says it all. The aim is to turn this technology into a tool that can simultaneously be a deterrent and a defense, while respecting everyone’s privacy.
A spotlight will also be on other new developments in the security industry: the access control sector is getting smarter, thanks to electronic locks and increasingly sophisticated biometric solutions, which can archive and monitor thousands of different users. On the other hand, the anti-intrusion segment is becoming progressively more oriented towards the integration of home or office management functions that can be controlled remotely via apps. State-of-the-art modular solutions and data transmission systems allow for the transfer of vast quantities of information in real time from all the various types of sensors, with the possibility to identify anomalies and immediately monitor situations and activities.
Besides efficiency, new security technologies are asked to face an important challenge, especially in view of the recent enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Data processing is even more challenging because securing data goes beyond protecting it and preventing risks. In the Internet era, the security of data, things and people is a strategic asset to ensure the benefit and effectiveness of any type of technology. Security is no longer just a technical matter but a corporate governance responsibility. Whether we are talking about companies, cities or shopping centers, security-related decisions are a value on which clients base their idea of reliability.
In this ever-changing context, players’ competency becomes essential because security has become a topic for many people: constructors, designers and installers (who must comply with the GDPR) as well as major users and private citizens who can now integrate their security systems, thus being a resource for the entire community. The security culture is something that any constructor and representative of the supply chain is asked to feed continuously. Sicurezza 2019 will consolidate all this with a rich program of high-profile meetings, organized in collaboration with associations and publishers, and inform and update all the players of this industry.
Smart Building Expo: A Stronger Synergy
After the success of the first edition, Smart Building Expo, the event organized by Fiera Milano and Pentastudio, will be back stronger than ever to provide designers, system integrators, facility and energy managers as well as public administration with a richer and more complete offering, which includes smart buildings. The two events will be very synergetic (Smart Building will take place in Pavilion 6 together with a part of the Sicurezza trade fair) and will have shared content, thanks to a schedule that includes cross-cutting topics.
Smart Building Expo has always focused on the market’s evolution and the 2019 edition will add new product sectors to those traditionally covered in the home and building automation field. The world of electricity self-generation, especially using photovoltaic technology, with a natural opening towards e-mobility infrastructure will join energy efficiency and smart lighting. The concept of Audio Video Control will extend to the outdoors, as an integral part of a smart city.
The design and start-up areas will be implemented thanks to collaboration with some major Italian business incubators and accelerators. The Smart City area will be the newest introduction to the 2019 edition, which will put the limelight on 5G deployment as an infrastructure that will enable new applications in an urban environment. To mark the investments in this strategic area, which is open to future development, Smart Building Expo together with a few institutional partners is organizing an important international conference that will take place during the trade fair. It will attract a highly qualified international audience who will help to enrich the event through best prac