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FM previews the 13th Intersec trade fair and conference

ANALYSIS, Facilities Management
The ARASCA medical equipment team.
The ARASCA medical equipment team.
ANALYSIS, Facilities Management

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With US president Barack Obama’s recent visit to New Delhi and the UK Queen’s visit to the UAE, security is tighter than ever. fmME takes at look at the latest offerings at Intersec’s trade fair and conference.

This year celebrates the 13th Intersec trade fair and conference, showcasing the latest technologies and apparatus in Commercial & Information Security, Homeland Security & Policing, Fire & Rescue and Safety & Health.

The exhibition will be opened by H.H Sheikh Mansoor bin Rashid Al Maktoum at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 16-18 and plays host to 800 exhibitors and an estimated 22,000 visitors.

Reported to be one of the largest security and safety trade shows in the Middle East, the event includes an Indoor Demo Area and an outdoor demonstration programme on counter terror and tactical deployment.

After its inaugural event at last year’s Intersec in Dubai, the UAE International Fire Fit Championships will return and participants are invited from all seven Emirates as well as the GCC countries - Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain to take part.

Visitors to the Fire & Rescue section of the event include Dubai Civil Defence, police, army, firemen, security and safety officers, architects, construction companies and facility managers.

Exhibitors include Scott Health & Safety, Honeywell, Akron Brass, Naffco, Apollo, and DuPont.

According to Mohammed Shehabi, of DuPont Chemicals and Fluoroproducts, Intersec is the top safety and security exhibition in the Middle East, and its involvement in the show sends the message that DuPont is investing in the region and trying to further connect with the markets it serves.

He said its company will exhibit three of its business sectors: fire extinguishing agents (Halon replacements), DuPont Personal Protection (Nomex fire suits, Tyvek chemical suits, etc), as well as Sustainable Training Solutions (computerised training programmes).

“DuPont will be showcasing various products from the three businesses which are aimed specifically at fire protection and personnel safety in hazardous environments,” said Shehabi.

New to the conference this year, is The Information Security Pavilion which will be focusing on internet security, anti-virus software, anti SPAM filters, content monitoring, and hardware and data security to name a few.

ARASCA Medical Equipment
(Trading Hall 7 Stand 723F)

ARASCA Medical Equipment Trading was set up in 2007 and provides medical and safety solutions for businesses including hotels, government rescue departments and universities.

It is the third time the company has exhibited at Intersec. Some of the products it plans to display are the Philips range of HeartStart Defibrillators, Spencer’s range of stretchers, stair chairs, spine boards and St John’s Ambulance First Aid Kits.

“The Intersec Trade Fair and Conference is the largest and most comprehensive magnet, which attracts exhibitors and visitors from various business fields and sectors across the Middle East,” a spokesman from ARASCA said.

“ARASCA is dedicated to providing the best health and safety solutions to any business organisation or medical firm, and in effect is part of the Facility Management cycle.

“FM is an interdisciplinary field primarily devoted to the maintenance and care of institutional buildings such as hospitals, clinics, hotels, resorts, schools, office complexes, sports arenas or convention centres. Needless to say, our clients include major hotel chains, school groups, private clinics and ambulance departments.”

Products such as the Philips HeartStart FRx Defibrillator (used to revive a person suffering cardiac arrest), Spencer Pro-Skid Evacuation Chair (used to transport disabled, old-aged people down a staircase, in case of a fire) and the St John’s Ambulance First Aid kits, are popular with clients.

Honeywell
(Hall 3 Stand 605C/605C and Hall 6 Stand 205F/305S/205F/305S)

Honeywell will showcase its latest Pro-Watch 3.8 security platform with integration to its MaxPro Video Management System at Intersec 2011.

It will be demonstrated on site through a Command Control Centre, capturing real time data from the new H.264 IP cameras and DVRs.

Honeywell’s IP portfolio incorporates video management and recording solutions; including the latest in IP-networks, data and video analytics.

Among other new products featured on its stand is the NetAXS123, a compact access control solution that can be managed via a web browser without having to connect to the internet.

“It doesn’t matter whether you are the facilities manager of a large warehouse or managing a small business — you want to ensure the security and safety of your property, employees and customers,” said Dr Rida Hamza, general manager, Honeywell Security Systems Middle East.

“The NetAXS-123 system allows a business of any size to buy the level of access control it requires and get it up and running quickly and cost effectively. The system is ideal as an entry-level solution, but it’s also flexible enough to grow with your business.”

The company will also demo its Honeywell critical infrastructure systems including its Radar Video Surveillance and the Vindicator System for Perimeter Intrusion detection, maritime and shoreline monitoring and border controls.

“Shaped by Honeywell’s technology and its integration expertise, our security system offerings are scalable, integrated with digital closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance solutions that sets a new standard in cost effectiveness, flexibility and performance. The solution addresses the challenges of today’s video surveillance, security and enterprise plant operations.” added Hamza.

Honeywell Security products including video, access and intrusion control systems are sold over 15 countries in the Middle East and Africa.

InterSec
Intersec 2011 is an international show for security, rescue, safety and protection in the Middle East.

There are four sectors within the exhibition; Commercial Security & Information Security; Homeland Security & Policing; Fire & Rescue and Safety & Health.

There will be a three day conference at the event; Security Conference January 16-17; Workshop January 17; Fire Conference January 18.

Intersec is held at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 16-18

Tyco Security Products (Hall 5, Stand 105C)
Tyco Security Products is unveiling a host of access control, intrusion and video products from its security brands.

Operating in more than 40 offices with over 2,000 employees, its brands include American Dynamics, Bentel, CEM Systems, DSC, Kantech, Software House and Sur-Gard.

The company recently won a tender to install its CEM AC2000 SE (Standard Edition) security management system to secure access to King Khalid University Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

The university hospital opened in 1982 and has 800 beds, over 20 operating rooms and fully equipped/ staffed laboratories.

The contract was awarded to CEM Approved Reseller, Best InfoTech Solutions.

“The CEM AC2000 SE system offers King Khalid University Hospital a fully integrated security management system that is an ideal solution where security is of paramount importance,” said Andrew Fulton, business development director, CEM products, Tyco Security.

“The software offers a collection of security applications that enhance security and customer operations including AC2000 AED (Alarm Event Display) and AC2000 VIPPS (Visual Imaging and Pass Production System).”

King Khalid University Hospital has integrated the AC2000 SE system with a fire alarm to control all hospital emergency exits, which will release the doors automatically for evacuation.

AC2000 VIPPS will allow security personnel at the hospital to produce permanent and temporary ID Badges for medical staff, intern students, residents and other individuals who access the building. AED responds to alarms in real time.

ATEÏS Middle East (Hall 7 Stand 515F)
ATEÏS Middle East provides life safety solutions encompassing voice alarm, fire detection and emergency communication.

It recently launched a wireless fire alarm system which was approved by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in the UAE.

The technology provides flexibility in commissioning and installing fire safety systems in challenging environments, particularly in regions where wiring is difficult.

“Our products are designed with crowd safety as top priority. Our fire alarm systems are an extension of our mass notification systems and their integration offers the best of both technologies,” said Hussam Al Haddad, general manager, ATEÏS ME.

“We endeavor to innovate and integrate systems in the most efficient and cost-effective manner so that our customers get the best deal on quality and service.”

Four years since its inception, the company has built a portfolio of some of the region’s most prestigious projects, the most notable being the Dubai Metro.

Following the success of the Red Line, the Green Line is slated to open in 2011 with a high-end ATEÏS mass notification system over IP for announcements on train schedules and voice messages during emergency situations.

While the transportation sector has been its forte for several years, the company is offering solutions for public buildings and malls.

Dubai’s Festival City mall and Mirdif City Centre are two examples of how pro-audio fits into the voice evacuation network. The malls are among the first in the region to have line array and bass array speakers to amplify both certain frequencies.

At Intersec 2011, ATEÏS is looking to emphasise its mass notification systems for airports, shopping malls, railway stations and convention halls. It also has scaled-down customised versions for residential and commercial buildings, schools and hospitals.

“Intersec is undoubtedly the top-most venue for interacting with the who’s who of the security and safety industries in the Middle East. Our participation gives us an insight into the specific requirements of the ME life safety industry. We believe this year will be as resourceful as last year’s event,” added Al Haddad.

“Smoke and fire detection systems have evolved over the years and have established themselves as indispensable components of a life safety network. We have extended these capabilities to include voice alarm and messaging, which ensure full crowd safety and evacuation by providing intelligible voice instructions.”

ATEÏS fire alarms include equipment for detecting fire and smoke and information to avoid people panicking in the event of a false alarm.

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