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Safe and Secure

fmME takes a look at what visitors can expect at Intersec 2014

ANALYSIS, Facilities Management, FM, Intersec 2014

While it is already known for being the region’s largest trade and networking exhibition for the security and safety industries, Intersec 2014 promises to bigger than ever this time around, with this year’s edition of the event showing a growth of 10% in overall size when compared with that of last year.

For the first time in its 15-year history, Intersec will also be reaching its 1,000-exhibitor milestone in 2014, setting the stage for a record edition of the event this year.

“It is said that a good trade exhibition offers a true reflection of the industry in which it operates and that is certainly the case with Intersec,” said Andreas Rex, senior show manager, Intersec.

“With more than 1,200 companies participating, Intersec will enjoy its largest show to date in January, and that is because the security and safety sector in the region is booming, and there is a whole host of opportunities associated with it.”

Organized by Epoc Messe Frankfurt, Intersec 2014 will have four focus areas: Commercial Security & Information Security, Safety & Health, Fire & Rescue and Homeland Security & Policing. The event, which will run from 19-21 January 2014, will be spread over ten halls in the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

“Intersec will feature 10 out of 10 of the world’s top security companies,” Rex said. “We have exhibitors from more than 50 countries, and we are expecting to see a truly international audience.”

Rex also points out that besides the exhibition, Intersec 2014 will also play host to a number of seminars and conferences that will discuss various aspects of the security industry. These include a mobile phone crimes seminar by Dubai Police Academy and a safety design in buildings conference in cooperation with Dubai Civil Defence.

“Intersec 2014 has also put an added emphasis on showcasing products, services and solutions for the warehousing, oil & gas and construction sectors,” Rex said.

“For example, solutions for real time inventory visibility, access control for people and vehicles, an integrated approach to warehouse security and solutions against fire hazards can all be found on the show floor for those visitors working in the field of warehouse security management.”

“Furthermore, technologies that meet the harsh and stringent requirements and regulations of oil, gas and petrochemical productions will be on display from companies such as Advancis, Bosch, G4S, Honeywell, Lukas, NAFFCO, Nedap and Tyco to name a few,” he added.

“In short, if you work in any sector of the security business, then you will find products, services and solutions at Intersec which can serve your needs.”

fmME took a look around Intersec 2014 to find out what visitors can expect from this year’s installment of the event. Here are some of the exhibitors that caught our eye.

In conversation with Chris Fergus, managing director, G4S ME

What can visitors expect to see at your stand in Intersec 2014?
At Intersec this year, G4S will be highlighting its facilities management capability that is offered as part of an integrated security solution including manned security services, security systems and cash solutions.

As part of the leading global security and outsourcing group that specialises in outsourcing of business processes, we aim to demonstrate that providing multiple services under one solution will lead to an enhanced customer experience through a single point of contact.

We will also highlight how our new recruitment and outsource service division, which has been recently launched in UAE and will expand across other markets in the Middle East in the near future, has provided us the advantage to overcome the challenge of staff shortage by recruiting direct and indirect staff through fixed term contracts.

G4S is now able to manage all selection, recruitment, mobilisation, administration and payroll related to supplied staff on behalf of customers.

Moreover, our security expertise has enabled us to focus on the health and safety of our own staff in addition to the customers’ by adhering to health, safety & environment policies in addition to embracing high-end technology such as integrated workplace management solutions.
G4S is ISO 18001:2007 certified to the Occupational Health & Safety management (OHSAS) standards.

Members of our team will also be available to reaffirm our strict compliance to legislations according to the country’s requirements. We are proud to say that in a challenging resource-based sector, we have managed to maintain full compliance in our operations by embracing the changing face of the legislative environment.

What are you hoping to achieve/learn at this year’s event?
We want to showcase the diverse portfolio of services that are offered by G4S and direct customers’ attention towards our specialised services related to customer service, housekeeping, landscaping and personal maid services to name a few for residential, corporate and government customers.

Intersec offers us a great opportunity to build upon existing relationships as well as develop new ones with customers and suppliers. The event is a great platform to demonstrate our global expertise through the range of integrated and sector-specific services that we have to offer.

Through our participation in the leading regional security exhibition, we expect to keep both our new and our existing clients abreast of the latest trends in the business outsourcing and security market, with a focus on tailored world class solutions that meet customers’ specific needs.

Where can visitors find you at Intersec 2014?
G4S will host a 150sqm stand in the Homeland Security & Policing section—stand number S3-517P in Hall Saeed 3.

The stand will feature our integrated range of solutions from facilities management and manned security services to security systems and cash solutions, that cater for sector-specific needs.

We will include specialised zones for our customers that we have been serving across the region, a speaker zone with international guest speakers that will also host security consultants that we have partnered or will be able to partner with, and a technology zone.

In conversation with Joost van der Willik, managing director, Nedap

What can visitors expect to see at your stand in Intersec 2014?
During Intersec 2014, Nedap will be represented by two of its business units: Nedap AVI and Nedap Security Management. Nedap AVI is leading specialist in solutions for long-range identification of vehicles and people and Nedap Security Management offers AEOS, the world’s first software-based security platform.

The security industry is a complicated, ever-changing world. So you need to be creative and stay constantly up-to-date to ensure your security’s continuity. This is the challenge Nedap loves to solve. We thrive on making complex situations more flexible, effective and easier for you to handle. And we do this via AEOS.

It’s the first security management platform based on a versatile controller where software determines functionality. An AEOS security management platform is so flexible it can be shaped to your exact needs, and can be easily and cost-effectively adapted and updated as needed.

Nedap AVI designs and manufactures innovative solutions to provide drivers secure and comfortable vehicles access, to keep control of all vehicle and driver related (AVI) activities and thereby offer people a smooth and convenient door access.

The products we’ll highlight include uPASS Access, the world’s smallest UHF reader for hands-free door access, TRANSIT, the ultimate RFID reader vehicle and driver identification in demanding situations, ANPR Access, the purpose built license plate reader for vehicle access and others.

What are you hoping to achieve/learn at this year’s event?
With respect to Nedap AVI, we see a rapid growing interest for long-range RFID solutions for fast and convenient people access to secured buildings, sections and rooms.

What we would like to achieve is that integrators and end users recognize typical hands-free access applications and that they agree with the benefits of applying uPASS Access technology.

Second, we also would like to create understanding of how long-range vehicle and driver identification systems can add value in (highly) secured environments as well as for less complex vehicle access applications.

Last, but not least, we would like to share the opportunities and our experiences with applying wireless sensors in on and off street parking applications to optimize parking guidance, parking enforcement and traffic management.

From Nedap Security Management’s standpoint, access control hardware are becoming more and more commodity. Following this development you can conclude that, in the near future, the difference can only be made by software.

As the market embraces this philosophy more and more, we’d like to show the benefits of a software-based security management platform at Intersec 2014.

One of these benefits is that software components are able to integrate sensors such as card readers, video cameras, intrusion detectors and intercom stations on controller level. This is not only functional and efficient, but saves huge installation costs for servers, integration and maintenance.

Where can visitors find you at Intersec 2014?
Nedap will be located at stand no. SA-318C in Hall SA.

In conversation with Gaetan Desclee, country president, Securitas UAE

What can visitors expect to see at your stand in Intersec 2014?
During Intersec 2014, we would like to show our clients that how our customized services and integrated solutions designed with advanced technology would increase their efficiency in each and every step.

At Securitas, we are always looking for ways to match our clients’ unique security needs with the best solutions. Our security models have been designed with the optimum combination of labor and technology to provide the most comprehensive, cutting-edge solutions.

We know that every business environment, every industry has different security needs, that is why we have developed specialized security services enhanced with innovative and intelligent electronic security solutions to suit every requirement and necessity.

What are you hoping to achieve/learn at this year’s event?
Without any doubt, Intersec is the most important security event in the region. Intersec 2014 will be a good opportunity for us to share our know-how in different security services and integrated security solutions for different industries in the Middle East region.

Where can visitors find you at Intersec 2014?
Our booth is located in Saeed Hall and our booth number is S1-216C. We have a booth specially designed just for Intersec, and its main purpose at Intersec will be to create a transparent open communication platform with all our customers and visitors. It is going to be the information hub of the whole show.

Morse Watchmans
In conversation with Fernando Pires, VP, sales and marketing, Morse Watchmans

What can visitors expect to see at your stand in Intersec 2014?
We are showcasing out KeyWatcher Touch system, which now offers multi-user capabilities for slot machine and cage key control applications plus the convenience of scheduled PDF reports that are automatically emailed to authorized recipients.

Visitors to our stand can take a tour of our KeyWatcher TrueTouch software, which runs all programming, remote functions and reports for all KeyWatcher Touch locations while the server performs synchronizations of transactions as well as maintaining the SQL database. Both access control systems and customized client control software interface with the server application.

What are you hoping to achieve/learn at this year’s event?
It is always great to have the opportunity for conversations with users who are looking for more efficient ways to control their keys, and to network and integrate key control systems across their properties. We have developed a number of features and new products as a direct result of feedback from our customers.

Where can visitors find you at Intersec 2014?
Our stand, located at S1-1030C, is the face of the company to the industry and should be immediately familiar to anyone who has seen our website, advertising or other branding. We welcome all visitors to come see and try our key control solutions.

Arkan Security Management Solutions
In conversation with Rashed bin Nasser, Chief Operations Officer, Arkan

What will visitors see/learn at your stand in Intersec 2014?
Arkan Security Management Solutions is committed to providing integrated security solutions that focus on addressing and maximizing our client’s objectives and requirements through our expertise of residential developments, business communities and flagship tourist destinations.

Our solutions are designed to provide a safe working environment for our clients, their assets and business operations. At Intersec 2014, we will be showcasing a number of our services including guarding services, industrial security services, control & security services, peripheral surveillance, and more.

What are you hoping to achieve/learn at this year’s event?
Intersec is the key security event for the region and we are proud to be its headline sponsor for this year. Arkan has the opportunity to drive efficiencies & optimize the performance of both public and private sector security via our tailored approach to working with all stakeholders in both sectors.

We aim to create a framework for sustainable security solutions through increased brand awareness of Arkan and expand our portfolio of existing clients. The event provides us with an ideal platform to expand our existing client network, showcase our services and developments in the security solutions industry and address the growing need for professional security providers across the region.

Where can visitors find you at Intersec 2014?
The 125sqm Arkan stand, S3-316P, will be located in Saeed Hall 3, opposite the Dubai Police stand.

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