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ME demand for security devices ‘on the rise’

Dubai, December 28, 2010

The Middle East demand for parameter monitoring devices and video surveillance systems is on an unprecedented rise, said the organisers of an upcoming safety and protection event in Dubai.

“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 Intersec, the region’s largest trade and networking event for the security, health and safety, protection and rescue industries.

Intersec 2011 trade fair and conference will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from January 16 to 18, 2011.

“According to recent research, the global market for perimeter security sensory systems will be worth Dh1.6 billion ($440 million) by 2014,” said Pauwels.

“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,” he added.

Recent market estimates expect that demand for video surveillance systems in Middle Eastern countries would grow by 10 per cent in 2010, with even stronger growth forecast through to 2014.

Dubai alone is expected to spend Dh500 million this year to install security cameras across the emirate, said a statement.

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 Dh500 million, as it gears up to face the increasingly sophisticated threats posed by modern criminals.

The homeland security and policing division of Intersec will feature the latest developments in threat management and prevention systems, monitoring and surveillance systems from leading manufacturers and security experts worldwide.

The event 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. – TradeArabia News Service




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