"Exhibitors participating at Intersec are aware of the opportunities that the region has to offer, this is evident with the growth of the show, year on year. The international interest in the exhibition has expanded remarkably over the years," Brehl pointed out.
The growing expertise of the event, as a result of working with experienced international suppliers, is underpinning the development of both the security and safety sectors across the region.
"It is also recognised that fire safety as a discipline has much development work ahead of it in most of the Middle East - which is why consultancy and training services are in strong demand," she noted.
"It is projected that within the next few years more than 60,000 buildings and assets in Dubai alone will be fully installed with direct alarm systems. Alarm system installation will be a mandatory requirement by law, to ensure and enhance the security of the city," said Brehl.
According to her, commercial security represents the largest show segment with the most advanced products, services and technologies being unveiled by key global players.
"The demand for sophisticated closed circuit TV cameras (CCTV) is growing at a rapid pace in this part of the world," Brehl explained.
"This is evident from the fact that the recently launched Dubai Metro has 3,000 CCTV cameras mounted, to monitor the 74 km of rail tracks and the 29 stations. CCTVs are a crucial element in securing buildings, banks, ports and airports."
A number of exhibitors will be featuring the latest technology in CCTV cameras, in the Commercial Security section of the Intersec trade show, she added.
With the building of the Dubai Metro project; pivotal topics related to emergency response, disaster preparedness, safety and security equipment have been highlighted. International suppliers of security related equipment and services will be displaying the most advanced trends in these areas.
Leading companies to attend the show include Honeywell, Bosch, Norbain, Lenel, IDteck, Dedicated Micros, Genetec, Infinova, Axis Communications, Smith Detections, Kaba, Came, Panasonic, Zahra, Sony, Secutronic and G4S.-