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Conference for connected security technology
Intersec Forum 2018: international, extended up to five days and once again concurrently with Light + Building
The Intersec Forum took place on five days from 19 to 23 March 2018 and, thus, be hold concurrently with next year’s Light + Building, the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology. This year, the Intersec Forum was 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 offered 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.
Thanks you for attending and, thus, contributing to a highly successful Intersec Forum 2018, that connected 650 experts from the security and building-services technology sectors!
The participants of the 3rd Intersec Forum in Frankfurt am Main affirmed the Intersec Forum to be in the right place at the right time to tackle future-oriented topics. The Conference for Connected Security Technology ended today (23 March) after welcoming 650 participants and generating a great echo from the industry and the building-services and security technology sectors. All participants (94 %) were satisfied with the event and three quarters of them said they intend to visit the 4th Intersec Forum in March 2019. The 650 conference participants came from Germany and other European countries. Last year’s two-day Intersec Forum had attracted 180 specialists to Frankfurt.
We are looking forward to seeing you again at Intersec Forum 2019!
Quotes from the industry
The Intersec Forum as a leading conference and industry event of today’s and tomorrow’s security technology is the place to be for further developing security in a digital, connected and secure manner. This task is a tremendous and joint challenge to the industries concerned, but also for our political targets and our society.
As the national cyber security authority, we see the need for integration of effective information-security measures in the conceptual stages of building-digitalisation solutions. Cyber security is one of the main prerequisites for successful concepts for smart homes, smart buildings and, therefore, smart cities. For this segment, Intersec Forum offers a professional and future-oriented platform for the exchange of ideas and information.
The market quickly rises to meet the challenges posed by systematic security, and manufacturers already offer numerous marketable solutions for networking different technologies. This was reflected by Intersec Forum 2018. The conference is of interest to all concerned and market participants – from manufacturers, planners and users, to politicians and associations – and has become firmly established as the main knowledge platform for the future of networked security.
Intersec Forum 2018 has been accepted by the sector and we are pleased with this development. The demand from the building-services technology and the security technology sectors for an exchange of ideas and information, as well as collaboration on the development of ultra-modern solutions, has found its place at Intersec Forum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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).