Security Media Publishing launches with IDIS

SecurityMiddleEast new logo 2014With the sponsorship of global surveillance leader, IDIS, Security Media Publishing today launches, the only news portal dedicated to security industry news specifically for the Middle East.

Philip Ingram MBE, Managing Director of Security Media Publishing, knows that the Middle East is one of the fastest growing markets for the security industry and recognises that it requires dedicated coverage.

“The Middle East is rapidly becoming the region to watch, in more ways than one,” he said. “Countries in the region are technologically shrewd and are growing and innovating in ways that the rest of the world can only aspire to. The pace of change and evolution obviously generates a mass of news, and as we are dedicated to facilitating industry discussion by presenting news, views and opinions in the most appropriate format it was an obvious move to establish a news source for the region. Thanks to the support of IDIS and Middle East specialists Five Dimensions we have been able to do just that.”

Security Media Publishing already has a strong foothold in the Middle East and is well-known, with more than 50 years’ combined experience across its team operating in the region. has been covering the region’s latest news for many years and the company has a range of strong relationships and partnerships with companies in the area. In addition, the media organisation has been the official videographer for Messe Frankfurt’s Intersec exhibition in Dubai for two years now. Intersec is the region’s biggest annual security event.’s sponsor, IDIS, was also at Intersec 2014, launching their DirectIP solutions in the Middle East. The region is a primary focus for the company, and they are keen to do what they can to support the market.

“There is great potential for the security industry in the Middle East,” says Brian Song, Managing Director of IDIS in Europe and the Middle East.  “The Middle East has become the strategic growth region for many global companies. Healthy infrastructure development programs and construction creates demand for cutting-edge technology – especially around security. In addition, continued evolving threats in the region mean security remains top of everyone’s mind. That’s why IDIS was so keen to support, as it provides the perfect platform to give the region the unique attention it deserves.”

Song continued, saying, “We chose as we recognised Security Media Publishing’s credibility in the region and believe they are the best platform for us to focus on the Middle East.”

Forming part of Security Media Publishing’s rebrand, has been designed, by Creative Director Mak Makachemu, with the reader in mind. Clear and clean, the focus is on the articles, as well as providing a selection of commercial opportunities for companies seeking to expand their reach into the market.

For more information about the new website, Security Media Publishing’s rebrand, IDIS  or any of the opportunities available to be a part of any of Security Media Publishing’s news or marketing channels you can contact either Philip Ingram or Peter Mawson, Commercial Director, on +44 (0)1543 250456 or on email at or

Finally, don’t forget to share all your latest news, for the Middle East or any other region, with the editorial team by contacting Kirsty McMahon, Deputy Editor, on +44 (0)1543 250456 or

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