A Focussed Platform on Connected Security
An Interview with Jeglitza-Moshage, Senior Vice President Technology at Messe Frankfurt
Heiko Baumgartner talked to Iris Jeglitza-Moshage, Chief of Communications, Senior Vice President Technology at Messe Frankfurt Exhibition about Intersec Building in the context of Light + Building.
GIT SECURITY: What feedback did you get from the exhibitors and what can visitors expect when they come to Frankfurt for Light + Building and Intersec Building?
Iris Jeglitza-Moshage: The feedback we are receiving regarding a focussed plattform on connected security within Light + Building is genuinly positive. Of course this is not entirly unexpected for two reasons: Firstly, the industry directly requested such a format. Secondly, smart buildings can only gain and maintain their status if a multitude of systems are intelligently integrated and interconnected. Besides e.g. progressive energy management or lighting naturally access control and other security relevant smart features have to be part of a state-of-the-art construction. Establishing Intersec Builing as a specialised plattform within Light + Building, directs even more attention to the integral approach we require to take homes and buildings to the next level of efficiency.
How do you manage the security link between Light + Building and Intersec Building?
Iris Jeglitza-Moshage: To begin with: Connected security has always been a vital element of Light + Building. And, indeed, exhibitors put their according innovations at display all over the fairground. That is why we set-up a Special Interest Guide. From that it is easy to deduct for visitors where to find the connected security technologies at disposal. For instance, there will be emergency lighting at Hall 8 and street lighting at Hall 4.0 – as generally light is one of the most crucial factors for increasing security. Moreover, we shall be concentrating the range of security technology products and services in a particular hot spot: Intersec Building is therefore present at Hall 9.1. This international platform for connected security is a vital element of linking both, product groups as well as specialists. It’s high density know-how is a direct result of 13 Messe Frankfurt Safety, Security and Fire trade shows from around the globe – among them Intersec Dubai and Secutech Taipei.
Could you give us some details on the conference program that focuses on connected safety and security technology?
Iris Jeglitza-Moshage: Connectivity can only generate intelligence and, therefore, economic efficiency when all building systems are linked.
In this connection, a common language is essential. Thus, the fully integrated digital planning of safety, security and building-services systems is a must for the future. And only Intersec Building at Light + Building makes this evident. Within this framework, the Intersec Forum conference functions as an information interface at which around 80 experts will discuss their experiences and current challenges. The conference will highlight the subjects of semantic interoperability, artificial intelligence (AI) in buildings, cyber security, building information modelling (BIM), fire protection, emergency and safety lighting, video technology, smart-access management, burglar and alarm systems, technologies, services and the legal framework.