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Intersec 2018 concludes with over 29,500 visitors

DUBAI, January 24, 2018

The 20th anniversary edition of Intersec, a leading cutting-edge safety and security products and solutions exhibition, concluded today (January 24) in Dubai, UAE, after welcoming over 29,500 visitors.

Over 1,300 exhibitors lined up a comprehensive array of their latest product ranges and offered services and solutions galore, as the 60,000-sq-m show floor came alive from the first day, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Given the regional market preferences, commercial and physical security attracted the maximum amount of interest, with visitors interested in viewing the latest in monitoring systems and controls, interactive and remote-controlled security systems.

“Intersec 2018 has further cemented the trade fair and conference as among the leading gatherings of its kind worldwide. We’ve had participation here from the majority of the world's foremost safety and security brands and attracted a wide representation of global experts and key influencers to our safety and security forums," said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Intersec’s organiser, Messe Frankfurt Middle East.

“Twenty years is a landmark for both Intersec and the region's standing as a major global security market. We hope to continue to build on our success and look forward to far greater developments and achievements in the future while working together with the authorities and the active support of the government.”

A number of exhibitors were at hand exhibiting their top-of-the-line products and systems and many were extremely positive about the response from the visitors and the exposure gained by participation.

Khwaja Saifuddin Ahmed, senior sales director, Mena, Turkey and South Africa for Western Digital, said: “As with the previous 19 editions of Intersec, it’s been great and that’s a clear indication with us investing year and year again that we find value and our partners, find value in having a stand of our own while displaying and portraying our products.

“This year we launched our Core 2 H Solutions that range from a micro SD card which goes into the IP cameras all the way up to our HGSE enterprise solutions which goes into your data centres and command centres is the ideal choice for a DBR recording. We offer the entire range of solutions when it comes to digital content.”

Syed Murtaza Hussaini, business development manager of Assa Abloy, said: “Intersec is a very important exhibition for us in the Middle East, we are participating now for the last six years. We have launched two new products, the Aperio H100 wireless access control and the CLIQ which is a mechatronic cylinder which is managed through an app. The response has been strong and we see this as a market with a bright future.”

Fire safety and protection was another extremely busy section, with a large number of visitors thronging the exhibits and demo areas to view the newest in fire-fighting equipment, machinery and protective gear. With fire-related damage an ever present danger in today’s urban surrounds, trade visitors were eager to scout out the latest in fire protection measures and fireproof materials for residences and establishments.

Of most interest among visitors and buyers alike were the all-new Drone Zone and Drone Pavilion, where many lined up to learn the latest about the developments in UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology and its myriad adaptations in enhancing and ensuring security. The demos given by the experts from the Dubai Police and Dubai Civil Defence personnel were particularly popular.

UAV innovations and technology was also discussed by a panel of experts at the Middle East Drones Conference alongside the main exhibition. The other conferences and workshops that were conducted on the sidelines of Intersec 2018 included: the Middle East Fire Conference; the Middle East Security Conference and the Middle East Artificial Intelligence and Information Security Conference.

Intersec 2018 also saw the return of regular popular highlights such as the Safety Design in Buildings Pavilion, Smart Home Pavilion, as well as an Outdoor Demonstration Zone of the latest fire rescue applications. – TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Fire | Smart home | Intersec | Security Expo | drones |

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