Product demonstration at the 2015 edition of Intersec

Product demonstration at the 2015 edition of Intersec

Intersec set for great show

January, 2016

Intersec, a leading trade show for security, safety, and fire protection, is set for another great show as it gears up to host 1,200 exhibitors from 54 countries, when it opens at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 17.

Organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the event focuses on the six core sections of commercial security; information security; fire and rescue; safety and health; homeland security and policing; and for the first time in 2016, smart home and building automation.

Commenting on the line-up, Messe Frankfurt Middle East CEO Ahmed Pauwels, said: “Safety and security, whether at the workplace, home, in cyberspace, or where people gather for leisure and entertainment, is of high priority today, especially with regard to the ever-evolving global security scenario. The latest security products and solutions from leading international players will be on display at Intersec 2016, which can contribute to making the world a safer place for all.”

With 82 per cent of exhibitors based outside of the UAE, the global gathering at the three-day event is as impressive as ever, reinforced by 14 country pavilions from Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, the UK,  the USA, and for the first time, France, the Czech Republic, and India.

The three-day event will feature some of the biggest names in the security and safety industry, including top German and US companies, which will be represented by 145 exhibitors covering 2,550 sqm of exhibition space.

The Germans will be leading the way with a total of 72 exhibitors, including 58 at the government-backed German Pavilion and 14 stand-alone exhibitors.

Big names such as CCTV providers Bosch Security Systems and Grundig; access control specialists SimonsVoss; IT security provider G-Data; fire extinguisher manufacturers Doeka and Viking; and Haix, a manufacturer of safety shoes will all be represented.

Meanwhile, the USA participation at Intersec 2016 has increased by 28 per cent year-on-year, with 73 exhibitors spanning 1,300 sq m of exhibition space.

The 31 USA Pavilion exhibitors and 42 stand-alone exhibitors are spearheaded by Fire & Rescue companies Task Force Tips, Kidde Fenwal, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  Code 3, a manufacturer of emergency vehicle lights and sirens, is the USA Commercial
Pavilion Anchor.



Honeywell protective gear was on view at the 2015 show

Honeywell protective gear was on view at the 2015 show

Grundig Security, which provides video security solutions, will showcase its latest range of 4K Ultra High Definition and full HD TVI (Transport Video Interface) cameras and recorders at the event, along with its ultra-low light performance cameras and IP (Internet Protocol) video range.

Elsewhere at the USA Pavilion, the NFPA will increase awareness about its educational and technical programmes dedicated to saving lives and reducing property loss throughout the Middle East and North Africa (Mena).

“Our international offices, covering the Mena region, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Latin America, work to advance the use and adoption of NFPA codes and standards throughout their territories,” said Jim Pauley, resident and CEO of the NFPA.



The Middle East has proven to be a very lucrative market for top international companies, who are vying with each other more than ever to establish themselves as market leaders.

Grundig has been involved in a number of Middle East projects, including the installation in 2015 of a CCTV security system at the UAE National Archives. 

Grundig IP cameras are also providing 24/7 surveillance for the ongoing construction of the 14.6 km $1.25 billion Eurasia Tunnel connecting the European and Asian sides of Istanbul under the Bosphorus Strait.

CEO Ludwig Bergschneider revealed that TVI and 4K technology, along with Video Management Systems (VMS) are having a big impact in the Mena region.


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