UBM India recently launched the 10th edition of International Fire & Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) India, a three day show between December 8-10, 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. IFSEC 2016 was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Hon’ble Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India, Guest of Honour, Shri Ramsewak Paikra, Hon’ble Minister for Home, Government of Chhattisgarh other key dignitaries Shri D. R. Kaarthikeyan, IPS (Retd.), Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council of Homeland Security; Mr. Maninderjeet Singh Bitta, Chairman, All-India Anti-Terrorist Front; Mr. Shiv Charan Yadav, President, APSA; Dr. Arvind Gupta, Deputy National Security Advisor, Government of India; Shri Anil Dhawan, Co-Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council of Homeland Security; Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Pankaj Jain, Group Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering.
The show brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one common platform, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the security and fire domain.
The show was a convener of internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials that provided informative demos and a wealth of opportunities for the visitors to network and learn about cutting-edge technologies, industry trends, challenges, market insights and discover the best solutions to keep their business and clients secured.
IFSEC India in its 10th anniversary saw participation from countries such as Australia, China, Hungary, India, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, UAE, UK and USA. It is well-supported in its endeavours by associations such as APSA, ESAI and ESSCI.
The expo has over 300 participating brands which includes premier plus partners such as Aditya Infotech, Advik, Dahua, ERD Technologies, ESSL, HI-Focus, Hikvision, HANWHA TECHWIN
(formerly SAMSUNG TECHWIN), Secureye, Fortune Marketing, Tech smart, Tenda, Hamsa, Uniview, ZKTeco. The Premier Partners of UBM India for the expo included ACSYS, Axestrack,
Face ID, Honeywell, Lilin, Mantra, Panasonic, Road point, Sparsh, Starex, Unicam systems, Unique Electrovision and Zebronics.
Speaking at the inauguration of the 10th edition of IFSEC India Expo, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Today, cities across the world are evolving faster than at any point in history. They have become more congested, and criminal activities have soared up, leading to the destruction of carefully tended to public assets. Compounding the problems, global terrorism has become a major concern that presents communities and neighborhoods with dire security problems. Under these circumstances, IFSEC India will act as catalysts to the progress and vision of the security industry, as we provide a platform for industry players to collectively ideate, innovate, spot trends and come up with integrated, high-tech solutions that are at once cost effective and easy to implement.”
“This year, we have reached an important milestone and achieved a new momentum with the 10th anniversary of IFSEC and the expo is proud to feature a broader platter of technologies pertaining to biometrics, transport and access control, in addition to surveillance, for the knowledge of end users and providers. The multiple country participation, involvement of industry leaders, top global brands exhibiting their solution offerings, and content-rich conferences considerably augments the value of the expo.” he further added.
With the increasing focus on Homeland security in India, IFSEC India this year proactively deciphered relevant insights gained in the global security market by conducting a two-day conference with the theme ‘Security strategies to counter external and internal threats’ and ‘Creating a Smarter and Safer World with State-of-the-art Security Technology’ alongside the exhibition. Day 1 included technical sessions on Procurement of Security Equipment; Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs; Forensic Sciences Training & Development; Airport Security & UAV / Drones Policy. Day 2 will include sessions on Border Management Strategy; Challenges of Leftist Extremism and its Impact on National Security; Public Transport Security; Securing the Digital Network. The expo is supported by Assocham & PWC as ‘Conference’ and ‘Knowledge Partners’, respectively.
IFSEC India also launched the first ever IFSEC India Awards in India, which has been specially crafted to get the minds behind electronic security in various industry verticals in the limelight. The awards (which will be held on 8th Dec ) will recognise the excellence and innovations of CSOs & Security officers who continuously work behind the scenes to ensure robust security. The process advisor for the IFSEC India Awards is Ernst & Young and is supported by ASSOCHAM. The presenting partners for the awards are Dahua Technology & HIK Vision.
According to industry reports by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), India, along with Britain, Germany and France is poised to emerge as one of largest players in the global Homeland Security (HLS) market by 2020. The key opportunities of IFSEC
India 2016 accordingly lie in the areas of Urban surveillance, critical infrastructure protection, border, port & airport security, transport security, fire safety, cyber security, Home Automation, Safe cities and so on.
Prama Hikvision India
Ashish P. Dhakan M.D. and CEO Prama Hikvision India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The landscape for the security industry in India is quite conducive and congenial. All major sectors in India are expanding obligating security cover. The major initiatives of the Modi Administration such as ‘Digital India’, ‘Make in India’, ‘City Surveillance’, ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Demonetization’ have thrown open a flood gate of opportunities for the security industry in India. India’s security market has topped Rs 6800 crore or USD 1 billion this year. The growth is pretty good this year. Increase in militancy, rising crimes, growing economy and falling prices of security devise have accelerated the security industry’s growth rate in India. Globally the increase in terrorism has compelled all people and companies to be more security conscious. More and more latest security devices are installed even in public places in Europe to protect people and prevent loss or damage to properties. As such the security spending world-wide has been on the rise and nobody wants to take a chance.”
“IFSEC India 2016 is showcasing cutting edge products like CCTV & video surveillance, biometrics & RFID, integrated systems, access control, cyber security, integrated systems, physical security, perimeter protection, fire detection systems, intruder alarms and fire alarms. IFSEC India 2016 cements its position within the global security market.”He further added.
Honeywell Security and Fire India
Sharad Yadav, General Manager, Honeywell Security and Fire India
“Honeywell has a strong legacy of eight decades in India and understands deeply the security & safety requirements of the country. We are supporting the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government and locally manufacturing the products for them. At IFSEC, Honeywell will be showcasing its “Integrated Security & Fire Solutions” portfolio that covers a comprehensive range of products & solutions including video surveillance, access control for protection of premises, fire alarm systems for fire detection and burglar alarms for intruder monitoring. Honeywell is well positioned to help local customers in India meet the security and fire requirements across all market segments and verticals are it in enterprise, SMB, banking, hospitality, and retail, residential and industrial among others.”
This year Honeywell will be showcasing among other new products, eVance Facility Manager, a cloud-based technology that enables greater insight on the health of fire systems and better decision making, MaxPro Cloud Alarm Monitor, a cloud-based platform that enables powerful remote monitoring and real-time response across multiple sites, eQUIP™ Camera Series, high image quality cameras withstanding varying degrees of lighting and weather conditions suitable for a wide variety of applications, and the Xtralis range of solutions for remote visual verification of fire and intrusion risks, advanced perimeter security technologies, and video analyticssoftware.