Intersec Dubai 2018 Preview
Happy 20th Anniversary
Intersec is expected to attract more than 31,000 visitors from 128 countries visitors. Conferences, drones, outdoor demonstrations and a job market, a perfect combination for security personnel from all over the world. The growth rates of the show are remarkable. Come and see for yourself: From 21–23 January 2018, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
In its 20th anniversary edition, Intersec returns with 13 exhibitors that participated in the very first exhibition in 1999. In 2018, Intersec occupies 60,000sqm across 13 halls at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. With the show’s other six sections covering Fire & Rescue, Safety & Health, Homeland Security & Policing, Perimeter & Physical Security, Cyber Security, and Smart Home & Building Automation, Intersec 2018 is expected to attract more than 31,000 visitors from 128 countries visitors.
New developments next year include a Drones Pavilion, an indoor Drone Zone, and a Wearable Security Pavilion, while returning features include the Safety Design in Buildings Pavilion in the Fire & Rescue section, as well as an Outdoor Demonstration Zone of the latest fire rescue applications in action.
A comprehensive three-day conference programme will be spearheaded by Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) Forum, while other topics will cover cyber security, drones, commercial security, and fire protection.
Intersec 2018 is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and supported by the Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defence, the Dubai Police Academy, and the Dubai Municipality.
Looking at the Market Situation
When you look at the commercial security market, you will find a growing demand for streamlined and IP network video surveillance. Therefore, analysts anticipate that the Middle East’s commercial security market will double its value over the next four years, with hospitality likely to witness the highest growth of all end-user segments, according to new research. Intersec’s impressive global presence over the last 20 years coincides with the Middle East region’s own rapid rise as a significant growth market for homeland and commercial security and fire protection.
Looking directly at the numbers, Frost &Sullivan’s researchers observed that the market will be worth US$4.8 billion by 2021.
Video surveillance accounts for a 75 percent of total market share, followed by access control at 15 percent, and intrusion detection at 10 percent.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE together comprise more than half of the entire regional market according to F&S, while among the end-user sectors, hospitality will see the highest growth at a CAGR of 25 percent, followed by commercial buildings at a CAGR of 22 percent.
The latest in sophisticated technologies and innovation in a regional and global market that is undergoing dynamic changes will be a key focal point at Intersec 2018, the world’s leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection.
Commercial Security Section
With 580-plus exhibitors, Commercial Security is the largest of seven sections, with more than two-thirds of the world’s top 50 security solutions players on board, including Hikvision, Bosch, Dahua, Assa Abloy, Tyco, FLIR, Hanwha Techwin, Axis Communications, Avigilon, Panasonic, Infinova, IDIS, and Milestone Systems. “Safety and security is the pre-eminent priority for businesses and civic authorities not just in the region but across the globe, especially in today’s scenario where a small security vulnerability can lead to major losses,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Intersec’s organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East.
“Intersec’s Commercial Security section reflects the increasing demand that exists in the region for cutting-edge IP-based network video surveillance, access control and monitoring systems. With a majority of the leading brands present, the exhibition presents a comprehensive line-up of the best in the industry to regional trade visitors, systems integrators, end-users and professionals.”
Smart Home Pavilion
Intersec 2018 will be presenting the Smart Home Pavilion which will feature special design and focus on companies that provide Devices and Software Technology for the Smart Home industry. Smart Home is the only platform of its kind in the region that provides the most futuristic and advanced technologies and intelligent solutions. The aim of this section is to set an example of the future of Smart Home & Building Automation.
The show will offer a broad range of innovative solutions for your house, work place and more to bring a positive change in your mode of living. The main key segments of the Smart Home Market can be classified as:
- Security: Camera, Access Control, Door Phone and Voice Recognition, Burglar Alarms, Gas Detection
- Home Entertainment: Music, Movies, LCD
- Ambience/Living: Curtains, Blinds, Parking Gate Controls
- Energy Management: Heating and Cooling
Safety Design in Buildings
Earlier this year, tough new fire safety regulations came into force across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in response to a series of spectacular blazes in high-rise towers in the Emirates over the past few years. The new code targets the exterior cladding that has been blamed for the spread of many fires and aims to reduce its flammability.
With the aim of reducing the occurrence of these flames to zero buildings, even old buildings will have to meet the new code when it is time for their maintenance. The amended UAE Fire Safety and Life Protection Code specifies procedures for the installation of cladding and contains detailed guidelines and responsibilities for consultants, contractors and manufacturers.
The increasing numbers in high rises come with a number of safety related challenges and can cause severe problems and create complexity in a fire fighting operation. After a successful second edition of the Safety Design in Buildings Pavilion, Intersec announces once again the third edition of the Safety Design in Building Pavilion on the show.
The pavilion is dedicated to the Building Materials industry. These would include all passive fire protection solutions, including Life Safety Design, Building Construction, Fire Protection, Fire Rated Building Materials, Fire Alarm and Smoke Ventilation Systems.
Drone Pavilion & Drone Zone
A dedicated pavilion catering to the exciting Drones Industry and a live Drone Demonstration area to witness UAVs in action will be presented in 2018. It plans to bring manufacturers from all over the world under one roof.
Intersec expects players from the segment of Drone/UAV/UAS Manufacturers, Components & Sensors, Electric, Electronics & Systems, Communication Systems, GPS, Remote Sensing, Geospatial Analysis, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, Propellers, Propulsion & Transmissions, Software Developers, Mapping & Navigation Development, Anti-Drone Systems & Technologies, and Certification & Licensing companies to participate at the exhibition.
Several representatives from the government agencies, customs and port authorities, media and regulatory bodies would be present at the show to share and impart specific information about UAE Drones Market, import duties, compliances, regulations and certification procedures.
Wearable Security Pavilion
According to Technavio’s market research analysts, the global wearable security devices market will witness impressive growth over the next few years and post CARG of almost 19% by 2021.
For the first time, Intersec will feature a special area to highlight these developments at the show.
Looking for a job within the security industry? Find it at Intersec. Visit the show to meet with recruitment specialists, headhunters and HR departments. The Job Section at Intersec will offer a complete range of employment solutions.