Middle East market for detection and monitoring systems set to grow at over 10 per cent in 2011.
As global threat perceptions rise and awareness about the need to guard against internal and external security breaches increases, governments and local authorities around the world are turning to increasingly sophisticated means to detect and prevent these threats before they can occur.
This has led to an unprecedented rise in demand for parameter monitoring devices and video surveillance systems around the world – with the Middle East region among the prime movers in this regard.
“The awareness of the need to provide cutting-edge security measures to protect against ever more sophisticated threats is driving the demand for high-tech surveillance and detection systems in sensitive civilian and military installations,” said Ahmed Pauwels, Chief Executive Officer of Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of the Middle East’s largest and most comprehensive trade and networking event for the security, health and safety, protection and rescue industries – Intersec.
“According to recent research, the global market for perimeter security sensory systems will be worth AED 1.6 billion (US$ 440 million) by 2014. This is being driven by new regulations being imposed by governments in the US, Europe and Asia regarding enhanced security measures at sensitive sites like airports, nuclear plants, power plants and other high-risk locations,” Pauwels stated.
Video surveillance and detection systems have become increasingly popular as a means of threat detection in cities worldwide. Video cameras are increasingly popping up at most places with a large throughput of people. Recent market estimates expect that demand for video surveillance systems in Middle Eastern countries would grow by 10% in 2011, with even stronger growth forecast through to 2014.
Dubai alone is expected to spend AED 500 million this year to install security cameras across the emirate. There are currently 25,000 security cameras in Dubai, which is policed by 16,500 police officers and another 4,000 administrative staff who oversee security in the city. Dubai is also expected to set up a modern forensics laboratory at a cost of AED 500 million, as it gears up to face the increasingly sophisticated threats posed by modern criminals.
The Homeland Security and Policing division of Intersec trade fair and conference 2011 featured the latest developments in threat management and prevention systems, monitoring and surveillance systems from leading manufacturers and security experts worldwide looking to tap into the burgeoning Middle East market.
Intersec trade fair and conference 2011, held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre between January 16 to 18, brought together decision makers, suppliers, distributors, security consultants, fire and rescue experts, police and security authorities and professionals involved in the health, safety, security and protection industry throughout the region and beyond.
In 2010, Intersec trade fair and conference attracted over 19,000 trade visitors and buyers and 700 exhibitors from over 50 countries. The next edition will be divided into different areas of interest: Commercial Security & Information Security, Aviation, Homeland Security & Policing, Fire & Rescue and Safety & Health and will also feature a three day conference running parallel to the exhibition.
Intersec trade fair and conference has played a major role in the last 12 years in reflecting the security industry worldwide. The exhibition and conference combines a strong international profile, with a huge regional impact.
Intersec 2011 showcased the latest technologies and apparatus in Commercial Security & Information Security, Aviation, Homeland Security & Policing, Fire & Rescue and Safety & Health.
EPOC Messe Frankfurt GmbH is a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt, Germany’s leading trade fair organiser. With 450 million Euros in sales in 2010* and more than 1,770 employees worldwide, Messe Frankfurt brings 800 years of experience to Dubai, the strategic hub for the region. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries, five branch offices and 52 international Sales Partners giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries.
The successful portfolio of events of Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmbH in Dubai includes: Intersec trade fair and conference, Materials Handling Middle East, Hardware+Tools Middle East, Garden+Landscaping Middle East, Light Middle East, Beautyworld Middle East, Automechanika Middle East, and now also Paperworld Middle East and Playworld Middle East.
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*Preliminary figures for 2010