Intersec Forum

Conference for connected security technology

19. – 23. March 2018 Frankfurt am Main Tickets & Registration

Welcome to Intersec Forum

Conference for connected security technology

Intersec Forum 2018: international, extended up to five days and once again concurrently with Light + Building

The Intersec Forum will take place on five days from 19 to 23 March 2018 and, thus, be held concurrently with next year’s Light + Building, the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology. This year, the Intersec Forum will be located in close vicinity to the Light + Building product segments of building automation and electronic security technology as well as to the new ‘SECURE! Connected Security in Buildings’ special show in hall 9.1.

With its third edition, the Intersec Forum in 2018 will offer a further extension of its programme, contents and contacts – in this new and closer location in the very centre of Light + Building.

We invite you cordially to take advantage of this compact presentation of highly reputated conference, focussed industry presence and practice-oriented special show on the current challenges of security technologies in modern buildings and structures.

Quotes from the industry

Electronic security technology will be an integral part of Smart Home and Smart Building. Security sensors offer the doors to a wealth of different data in this field of technology.

Uwe Bartmann, Vorsitzender des Fachverbands Sicherheit im ZVEI

With its extended programme, the Intersec Forum makes a sustaining step forward to a comprehensive, trans-industry platform where to discuss the challenges and visions related to the currently eminent digital transformation. The Intersec Forum, thus, is an outstanding event alongside Light + Building and guides us in a competent, visionary and international way.

Dr. Klaus Mittelbach, Vorsitzender der ZVEI-Geschäftsführung

The integration of different technical trades and solutions within a large system offers many opportunities and benefits for both building owners and users alike. Understanding not only these advantages, but also the dangers and risks associated with buildings is the key to developing system solutions that give the building owner a feeling of security, combined with the benefits of energy efficiency and comfort.

Managing Director of VDMA

The Intersec Forum plays a large part in ensuring that the importance of security technology is properly considered even at the building planning stage. Together we are keen to ensure that security technology is incorporated in every aspect of building technology, including the wide functional scope of building automation and management, by way of an integrated planning process. It is critical, therefore, that everyone involved in the planning process works together innovatively and purposefully to find solutions; for it is in the fundamental interest of technical building services as a whole that this development continues.

Günther Mertz, Managing Director of BTGA

It is becoming more and more important for building and security technology to define basic cybersecurity for their equipment and systems and to set it out in fixed standards. For the pressure from users and from the government will increase further.

Lukas Linke, expert in cybersecurity at the Association for Security in the Central Association of the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Industries (ZVEI – Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.)

The speakers at Intersec Forum 2018 will focus on the latest new digital developments and technical solutions – within a new setting of an extended programme now covering five conference days. This offers time and space for speeches, podium discussions, exchange of ideas, visions and controversies with experts for experts. Be part of it!

Iris Jeglitza-Moshage, Senior Vice President Messe Frankfurt

With Intersec Forum, we are bringing the expertise gathered outside Germany to Frankfurt where the emphasis will be on the future-oriented networking of different safety and security technologies.

Wolfgang Marzin, Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt

Facts on the electronic security industry

Electronic security technology: the industry grows with the demand for connected systems in buildings and infrastructure

The electronic security system industry grows as demand for connected intelligent systems in buildings, public spaces (smart building) and smart homes increases. In 2016 revenue rose by 6.2 percent to around € 3.95 billion. According to June 2017 surveys by the security division of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. – ZVEI) and the German Association for Security Technology (BHE Bundesverband Sicherheitstechnik e.V.), the market for electronic security technology showed, as in previous business years, consistent revenue growth.

In the previous year revenue continued to grow significantly in the three main segments of preventive fire protection and/or fire alarm technology, burglary and robbery alarm technology and video and surveillance technology. According to these figures, revenue in fire alarm technology grew by 6.8 percent in 2016 to € 1.8 billion. This segment continues to be the biggest area of security technology investment and is heavily dependent on construction industry demand.

Further reason for the continued growth of security technology revenues is, according to Uwe Bartmann, Head of the industry association branch  Security of the ZVEI, the increased need for safety and security. Thus, the industry segment video technology grew by 8.0 percent up to to € 511 million last year. High growth was again recorded in burglary and robbery alarm technology – also with an increase of eight percent to € 800 million. Access control systems rose to a figure of € 307 million which represented an increase of 4.8 percent, while the revenue growth for voice alarm technology was down a little, growing by 5.3 percent to € 100 million. Smoke and heat extraction systems along with call systems in accordance with DIN VDE 0834 were stable at a revenue figure of € 40 million.

Whilst burglary and robbery alarm technology has seen demand increase over many years from the private home owner, the call for increasing networking and digitalisation has had a positive effect in the commercial sector.

Connected security technology

Connected security technology

Connecting different technologies and technical crafts in the field of securing buildings and infrastructure is a major challenge to building contractors, architects, engineers and planners.
The complexity of tasks and responsibilities currently is multiplying due to information technology and data security requirements.

Industry, research and politics play an increasing important role at the cross-roads of technical feasibility, individual demands for security, social acceptance and day to day events.

The Intersec Forum takes up these current issues and puts them on the conference agenda to be discussed with experts for experts – under the title of “Security meets Smart Building”.

Messe Frankfurt organises the high-ranking conference in close co-operation with the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers´ Association (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. – ZVEI).

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For exhibitors

Are you looking for an appropriate presentation of your company at Intersec Forum? – We will be glad to assist you and look forward to your enquiry!


For visitors

For attendees at the Intersec Forum conference admission is included in the Light + Building 2018 ticket fees. Please order your admission ticket in the Light + Building ticket shop on the internet.

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For journalists

The Intersec Forum 2018 takes place in parallel to Light + Building. Please make use of the online press accreditation service of Light + Building 2018.




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