COMPANIES and organisations in the security and safety industry will be able to see the latest technology offerings at the second International Fire and Security Exhibition and Conference (Ifsec) South-East Asia exhibition that ends today.
The exhibition, which started onWednesday, is taking place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Ifsec South-East Asia is said to be the largest exhibition in the region for security, fire and safety professionals and is supported by the Royal Malaysian Police, Home Affairs Ministry, Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry, CyberSecurity Malaysia, the Malaysian chapter of the Asian Professional Security Association (Apsa), British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and the Malaysian chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security (Asis).
The exhibition is timely as threats to security are becoming more sophisticated because of the increased access to information and improved communication technologies, thus, increasing the need for better protection.
“Keeping updated on the ever-changing face of technology has proven effective in thwarting criminal efforts that would use the same mastery to break the law. This year’s Government Security and Enforcement Section at Ifsec South-East Asia 2014 is timely and will once again showcase some of the world’s cutting-edge crime-prevention technology,” said Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar in a statement earlier.
However, Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Mustaffa Babjee, chairman of UBM Malaysia, the organiser of the exhibition, reminded the industry that the core of security lies in human resources, which is fortified by technology and not the other way around.
“The exhibition and seminars are a good opportunity for people to upgrade their technology. There should be more of such seminars,” he said at the official launch of the event yesterday.
More than 300 exhibitors from 36 countries around the region, including national pavilions from the United Kingdom, Taiwan, China and Singapore, will showcase the latest technology and solutions available.
Companies participating in the event include Axis Communications, Comnet, Sunell, Panasonic , Microsoft, 2N Telecommunications, Nemtek, Dahua Technology, Panther 911, Microengine, GMO Globalsign, Neuropower, MSC Trustgate, Fingertec Worldwide, Dell, Prisma Bytes, Zkteco, AFS Security & Automation, Digistar and many other key industry players.
The event is expected to draw some 7,500 visitors from around the world.
Running alongside the exhibition will be the Ifsec Global Security Technology Showcase, a seminar programme that will feature 20 hours of content to enhance the knowledge of attendees.
Sessions include “Digital Video Evidence Readiness in Combating Crime” hosted by Mohd Zabri Adil Talib, head of the Digital Forensics Department at CyberSecurity Malaysia, as well as, “Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) for Remote Unmanned Sites” presented by Gord Loney, vice-president of product sales for Senstar Corporation.
The exhibition will also host the APSA conference, a high-level event offering insight into the strategic side of security.