Why should GCC's FM experts attend Intersec 2017?

fmME outlines why fm professionals should attend Intersec 2017, the annual exhibition focusing on security, safety, and fire prevention in the Middle East

The 2016 edition of Intersec featured 1,289 exhibitors and welcomed more than 31,261 visitors.
The 2016 edition of Intersec featured 1,289 exhibitors and welcomed more than 31,261 visitors.

The Middle East’s commercial security market is expanding in tandem with its global counterparts. A white paper by Frost & Sullivan, released in 2016, stated that the region’s commercial security market is likely to be worth $10.2bn by 2020, marking a 24% hike from its $3.8bn value in 2015.

This sector, according to the study cited by a 7Days report, includes intruder alarms, CCTV surveillance, electronic locks, perimeter protection, door alarms, access control, and identification systems. The region’s fire safety market could grow by 12.5% between 2012 and 2020, from $1.6bn to $4.2bn.

Meanwhile, a study by research firm MarketsandMarkets found that the global biometrics systems market is expected to reach $24.4bn by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.9%. Analysts from TechNavio forecast that biometrics in Middle East will grow even faster at a CAGR of 19.35% by 2019.

Much of this growth will be actively pursued at Intersec, the annual exhibition for security, safety, and fire professionals in the Middle East.

The 2016 edition of Intersec featured 1,289 exhibitors and welcomed more than 31,261 visitors from 128 countries, and it is entirely likely that these figures will expand when the show returns this month.

To be held between 22 and 24 January, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Intersec will host the Fire Safety Conference and the Critical Infrastructure and Cyber Security Conference to provide attendees significant insights into the changing dynamics of the regional safety and security industry.

The exhibition will also feature the public launch of the newly formed Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) on its last day. SIRA is a governmental body concerned with the regulation of Dubai’s security industry.

Dahua Direct

What are your expectations of Intersec 2017 for Dahua Technology?

Zhejiang Dahua Technology is a leading product and solution provider in the global video surveillance industry. Dahua had the second highest market share of global video surveillance equipment market in 2015, according to an IHS 2016 report. [Our latest] sales revenue is $1.5bn.

Our core value is to be customer-oriented, and Dahua has transformed itself from a product-oriented organisation to a customer solutions-oriented firm, with a key focus on nine industries and solutions for 114 sub-industries ranging from bank, retail, and transportation all the way to government. Our solutions have been applied to cases as small as homes and as big as borders. At Intersec 2017, we plan to introduce and explain how our new solutions work.

What are some of the products and solutions you will exhibit at Intersec 2017?

Dahua will showcase the latest trends in video surveillance solutions at Intersec 2017 with four solutions: IP; ANPR, ATM; and face recognition.

Dahua’s high-end IP cameras are capable of analysing content in real-time, as well as streaming secure and high-resolution video over a standard network – which allows for viewing, recording, and management from virtually anywhere. Our ANPR solution is a mass surveillance method that uses image segmentation and image recognition to read the license plates on vehicles and analyse further extract and identify text characters. Our range of ANPR solutions can be applied for car park management; intelligent transportation systems, and security.

Meanwhile, Dahua’s ATM solution is designed for high-security environments, providing situational awareness and precise response to incidents. Enhancing high monitoring efficiency, Dahua’s ATM solution features are IPC-linked to management servers and video wall products with video analytics software and face detection. Dahua face recognition is a technology being used in a variety of applications and can search or identify individuals through front cameras.

How will security operations change in the future?

We expect solution-based projects will become more popular in the surveillance industry.

From which sectors do you expect high demand in 2017?

Our solutions are used in 114 sub-industries and among these, the residential sector and commercial building sector are expected to grow in the Middle East region. Dahua’s total solutions are supported by cutting edge technologies like video synopsis, face recognition, and big data. With smart city and intelligent traffic projects in focus, we are confident that Dahua’s total solutions will be ideal choices for the Middle East.

What will your top three highlights at Intersec 2017 be?

Our 4K HDCVI; face recognition; and panoramic IP solution will be our top highlights.

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