New Record Set in Dubai.
Visitor Numbers Increase 23 Percent Year-on-Year
World’s leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection attracts 35,889 trade buyers and professionals from 126 countries
A new record in visitor numbers has underlined what has been the most successful edition yet for the world’s leading trade fair for security, safety and fire protection in Dubai.
The 21st edition of Intersec, which concluded its three-day run on 22nd January 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, attracted 35,889 visitors from 126 countries, a 23 percent year-on-year increase over the previous year (29,000 in 2018).
With 1,212 exhibitors from 54 countries, six show sections, 15 country pavilions, live outdoor demonstrations, a drone zone, and the new Future Security Summit, Intersec was at its very best, where new business partnerships shared the stage with innovative product launches.
Organized by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, Intersec 2019 took up a sprawling 60,000sqm at its Dubai venue, with Fire and Rescue forming the largest section, comprising 431 exhibitors.
Commercial Security was the next largest with 375 exhibitors, followed by Safety & Health (142 exhibitors), Information Security (120 exhibitors), Homeland Security & Policing (90 exhibitors), and Physical & Perimeter Security (54 exhibitors).
Andreas Rex, Intersec’s Show Director said, “We put in a lot of efforts into making this edition of Intersec the most comprehensive yet in terms of increasing the diversity of our exhibitor range and offering a more engaging conference format, while at the same time returning with improved popular highlights such as the outdoor live demonstration area.
“A lot of exhibitors used Intersec 2019 to not only announce important strategic business partnerships, but to launch their latest products for the global marketplace. The visitor response has certainly been the most pleasing aspect of the show this year and with the Dubai Expo 2020 coming up, we expect the 22nd edition of Intersec in 2020 to be even more successful.”
Intersec is supported by the Dubai Police, Dubai Police Academy, Dubai Civil Defence, the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA), and the Dubai Municipality. A further 35 international government partners, trade associations, and non-profit institutions also participated this year.
Dubai Police was among the hundreds of exhibitors launching their latest solutions, and this year unveiled a hydrogen-powered drone which will be used to survey mountainous and marine areas.
Nearly two-thirds of the world’s top 50 security manufacturers were also on-board, including 17 of the top 20 incumbents comprising Hikvision, Dahua, ASSA ABLOY, Bosch Security Systems, Axis Communications, FLIR Systems, Hanwha Techwin, Tiandy Technologies, Avigilon, Infinova, Optex, VIVOTEK, CP Plus, Nedap, Raysharp, Milestone Systems, and Kedacom.
Dubai-based Bristol, a global leader in fire protection services and equipment, unveiled the latest innovative firefighting technologies, including a UAE-built fire truck, fire suppression systems and powerful water pump solutions.
Meanwhile, smarter and safer cities were key themes that resonated throughout Intersec 2019. This was underlined by a Memorandum of Understanding signed at the show between Smartworld, a UAE systems integrator, and Honeywell Building Solutions – the global leader in connected buildings – to implement digitally transformed, sustainable, safe and efficient buildings across the UAE.
The resounding visitor response to Intersec 2019 comes as demand for security, safety, and fire protection in the Middle East continues to climb. According to analysts 6Wresearch, the regional market for physical and perimeter security, commercial and information security, fire protection, and drones, is currently estimated to be worth US$14.5 billion, with this estimated to grow to be worth US$31 billion in 2024.
Attracting the most attention on the show floor were AI-based security and surveillance systems with applications across safe city and smart home security systems.
High-definition IP network cameras and analytics software used across various industries ranging from banking and retail to hospitality and oil & gas were also among those drawing greatest interest.
Intersec is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The 22nd edition returns in 2020.
IDIS Launches Cost Effective Camera Range
Combining Performance and Failover Technology Budget-beating cameras with high-spec features
IDIS has launched a landmark range of inexpensive, high-performance 2MP cameras for applications that demand zero-compromise surveillance quality within a tighter budget.
The new value range includes both full HD dome and bullet cameras, and still comes with many of the high-end features found in IDIS’s best selling products including analytics, superior night time image capture, protection against image data loss, as well as dual codec combined with IDIS Intelligent Codec to deliver significant bandwidth and storage savings.
Premium features built into the new range include IDIS Smart Failover as well as video motion detection, active tampering alarm and trip zone analytics which are not normally found at this price point.
The cameras deliver superior picture quality even at night with IR image capture and true wide dynamic range (WDR) in varied lighting conditions.
Users also benefit from significant savings in storage with IDIS Intelligent Codec dual H.264/ H.265 technology, delivering up to 90% reduction in bandwidth demand without any need to upgrade existing monitors and hardware.
For integrators, the cameras have been developed with ease-of-installation as a priority. The 3-axis mechanical design ensures more flexibility in mounting, and faster system set-up is achieved using DirectIP NVRs and PoE.
IDIS informed that the new range is targeted at small-to-medium surveillance challenges including security and health and safety, in commercial applications such as retail, offices and residential blocks.
In these applications, protection against image loss and gaps in recording are important so the cameras also feature IDIS Smart Failover technology.
This guarantees continued data capture during a wide range of potential fault conditions such as network instability, failover or recorder failure, ensuring that recordings are automatically updated without any gaps once the fault is resolved.
“Until now customers have often used Failover technology on the most critical cameras, because of the requirement for additional kit and the associated extra cost,” said Harry Kwon, General Manager of IDIS Middle East and Africa, “However, with this new range they can extend Failover protection system-wide, with high quality video capture now an affordable option across all cameras.”
“Even with their value pricing they provide crystal clear images for live viewing, excellent recording performance and with all the advantages of high-end features as well as analytics,” added Harry.
IndigoVision The NEW HD Ultra Camera Range
With 25 years of experience of developing innovative and complete end-to-end security surveillance solutions, IndigoVision has introduced new HD Ultra camera range with superior functionality, performance and innovation. The new HD Ultra camera range was on display at Intersec 2019 in Dubai, giving attendees the first look at the product range.
Claiming the title of the most advanced camera release to date, this exciting new HD Ultra camera range knows exactly what it is talking about when it comes to security. It is available in three stylish form factors – the HD Minidome, HD Bullet and an HD PTZ Pendant – all with built-in SMART. core™ technology, CyberVigilant® in Camera, and with Advanced Analytics. These cameras are designed to offer superior functionality, performance and innovation.
Built-in SMART.core™ technology
Embedded into the heart of the cameras, IndigoVision’s SMART.core™ technology includes better audio and low light performance, optimized H.264 compression, activity controlled framerate plus (ACF+), and it ensures lower bandwidth and storage requirements, saving money in the long term.
Take cyber-security to the next level with CyberVigilant® in Camera
As well as being smart these cameras take cyber-security seriously with IndigoVision’s unique and innova tive cyber-security technology CyberVigilant® in Camera being on board. With an extra layer of defence through an enhanced firewall, customers receive notifications direct to their Control Center user interface in the event that a cyber-attack takes place.
Experience intelligent and advanced analytics
Advanced analytics such as motion detection, tamper, tripwire, intrusion, scene change and missing or abandoned object are also built-in the camera range, helping it enhance customers’ security.
In addition to these incredible features the new HD Ultra cameras are also compatible with the latest version of IndigoVision’s security management solution, Control Center v15.4. This powerful software includes new improvements such as automatic notification of NVR license faults, new dynamic profile switching mode and VPN for Integra.®
These fantastic features combined with their commitment to open standards, integration and unique distributed network architecture are what make IndigoVision an industry leader within the security sector.
Installed in over 15,000 installations globally, IndigoVision products are trusted and proven across multiple markets, in some of the highest profile sites and harshest environments. All of the products are single-mindedly designed towards enhancing security, and the HD Ultra camera range is no different.
CNL Software Showcasing Latest IPSecurityCenter PSIM
CNL Software demonstrated the latest version of its IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM solution at Intersec 2019, as chosen by leading law enforcement, safe city and CNI organizations in the Middle East. It also demonstrated recent enhancements to its open PSIM platform, including the accelerated processing of alarms, a more intuitive interface and a greater focus on the visualization of data.
CNL Software shared valuable insights into its work with governments, military, enterprises and cities. CNL discussed how security operations can leverage the latest technology developments such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to help identify and respond to incidents faster and more accurately.
Additionally, it highlighted its innovation with leading drone detection and defence technologies, which can help identify, track and mitigate aerial-based threats. In recent years visualization inside the control room has become increasingly important, and CNL Software along with its technology partners has been at the forefront of the visualization of assets using 3D technologies. This coupled with IPSecurityCenter’s latest dashboard capabilities was also demonstrated at Intersec.
“More than a decade ago, we set out to create a PSIM platform to transform the way organizations manage their security. Today, IPSecurityCenter is trusted by the best informed security operations in national security, ports, airports, government buildings, transportation and enterprises in the Middle East,” said Craig Menzies, General Manager – ME, “Increasingly, we are developing large scale interconnected deployments, which is where we lead the PSIM field in highly scalable solutions. Intersec is a great forum for us to share the latest on our IPSecurityCenter PSIM software, as well as best practice and trends in the industry.”
CNL Software’s IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution pro vides a single view of all of an organization’s mission critical security systems, increasing emergency preparedness, delivering intelligence to the point of need and providing process guidance to enhance security responses. Layouts, sequences and process guidance can be created in Arabic and operators are able to work using Arabic to view alarms, search for cameras and locations as well as display maps, gauges, charts and address details.
VIVOTEK Showcases Complete Cybersecurity Solutions
VIVOTEK, the global leading IP surveillance provider, showcased its latest IP surveillance solutions at Intersec Dubai 2019.
- Security-within-Security cybersecurity solutions: Recognizing the emergent threats to cybersecurity, last year VIVOTEK launched the world’s first IP surveillance cameras embedded with Trend Micro anti-intrusion software. Building on previous achievements, VIVOTEK now offers complete cybersecurity protection for cameras and network video recorders (NVR), both of which are guarded by Trend Micro IoT security. Moreover, management capability in its video management software (VMS) VAST2 has been upgraded. This new protection brings a number of benefits to users including leveling-up cybersecurity management, seamless multi-layer protection, instant alert notification, and an interactive dashboard for event reports.
- People detection deep-learning technology: VIVOTEK aims to provide users not only security, but smart technologies that bring more added value to the observation and analysis of human behavior. To achieve this goal, it has developed a series of smart video content analysis based on people detection deep-learning technology such as crowd detection, heat map, smart motion detection, and smart search II. With people detection functionality, only activities of persons will trigger an event, significantly reducing false alarms and improving the total accuracy of video analysis in ever-changing environments.
- See more in smarter ways with 180 degree solutions: VIVOTEK’s latest 180-degree panoramic cameras offer a wide range of vertical field of view and IR distances including the new H.265 four 5-megapixel IR 30 meters multi-sensor camera, MS9321-EHV; the H.265 dual 4-megapixel IR 20 meters multi-sensor camera, MS9390-HV; and the compact 3-megapixel IR 15 meters network camera, CC8371-HV. These professional day and night cameras are perfect for applications that demand wide coverage. Not only do they maximize the field of view but also reduce the total number of cameras required, helping to minimize both the cost and time spent on installation.
Pelco Broad End-to-End Solutions
Pelco™ by Schneider Electric, the trusted leader in video surveillance solutions, exhibited solutions, services and products in various segment applications at the recently held Intersec 2019. As part of this presentation, Pelco shared a glimpse into a few soon-to-be released products and focused on how new technologies such as increased camera resolutions, cloud services, and analytics are shaping the future. Pelco also featured significant updates to its VideoXpert™ video management system (VMS) platform, the GFC Professional 4K camera, along with other new products like the award-winning Esprit Enhanced camera, with options for white and IR combination illumination.
Recognizing that Pelco VMS and cameras are broadly deployed across a wide range of vertical market applications and trusted by some of the most demanding customers in the world, Pelco showcased multiple vertical market examples including hospitality/ commercial, education/ correction, oil & gas, city, traffic and airports.
As technology continues to evolve, organizations face a multitude of challenges that require new solutions. Pelco shared how its products, services, and solutions are incorporating cybersecurity, higher resolution, compression, cloud, and analytics into its portfolio of VideoXpert VMS, cameras, and professional services to deliver compelling, operationally successful deployments.
Pelco also detailed how its newly launched Professional Services provide a high level of support for both integrators and end users. By leveraging these services, customers and channel partners can gain access to a team of trained and certified professionals to assist with network and system design. They can also help customers with configuration, auditing, and onsite issue troubleshooting.
In addition to the newly-released GFC Professional Pro 4k camera, nearly twenty other Pelco products, solutions, and services were showcased at the event. Among them are the Pelco Camera Link, ExSite Enhanced cameras (explosion-proof), Optera cameras (seamless panoramic view), Esprit Enhanced cameras (high-resolution PTZ), and the IBD cameras (corner mount). Visitors were encouraged to experience a hands-on demo of the GFC Pro 4K at Pelco’s Hospitality/ Commercial and Traffic Monitoring solution booths.