Intersec 2016, a leading trade fair for the latest global innovations in security, safety, and fire protection, opened in Dubai, UAE featuring 1,290 exhibitors from 55 countries.
Taking place from 17-19 January 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Intersec 2016 was opened by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (photo).
Spanning 50,000 sq m, the 18th edition is 10% larger than the previous edition, with more than 2,400 brands on show across seven focus areas of Commercial Security, Fire & Rescue, Safety & Health, Homeland Security & Policing, Information Security, and for the first time in 2016 – Smart Home and Physical & Perimeter Security.
Fire and Rescue recorded the largest year-on-year growth, increasing in size by 27% with 374 exhibitors on board, while 40 exhibitors in Information Security means the fast-growing section dedicated to combating cyber threats has doubled in size in both exhibitor numbers and exhibition space.
Commercial Security remains the largest individual section with 543 exhibitors, while Physical & Perimeter Security (49 exhibitors), Safety & Health (167 exhibitors), and Homeland Security & Policing (99 exhibitors) are also widely represented.
At least 100 new products are launched at Intersec 2016, including the world’s first and only remote controlled firefighting support machine from Kuwaiti company Tankco at the Fire & Rescue section.
Among the exhibitors at the live demonstration area is CP Plus, which launched its EazyCam and Intrusion Alarm Systems. Gaurav Khemka, Director of CP Plus, said the Middle East is waking up to the potential of smart home technology and its impact on security.
Showcasing everything from video surveillance and access control solutions, to identification systems and intrusion alarms, the best known brands in the industry are eagerly capitalizing on a fast-growing Middle East market for physical security equipment, which is estimated to grow 36% in 2016, to be worth $5.2 billion.
Other new additions at Intersec 2016 include a Safety Design in Buildings Pavilion in the Fire & Rescue section, along with a dedicated Jobs & Careers Pavilion, bringing professionals together with security-related recruitment companies.
The three-day event also features a dedicated series of industry conferences held in cooperation with the Dubai Police and Dubai Civil Defense; including the Occupational Health & Safety Conference, the Middle East Fire Conference and the Critical Infrastructure Security Conference.