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Intersec Forum 2018 with fifth conference day: Focus on access control and digital locking systems

Oct 19, 2017

Next year the Intersec Forum offers the industry an additional thematic focus: digital locking systems and access control solutions. Under the title “Innovation Dialogue on Smart Access” this thematic focus adds a fifth day to the previously four-day technical conference for connected security technology. Participants will look closely at the current challenges and research activities in the field of connected locking and access control systems in modern buildings with active discussion and information exchange. The latter will particularly address manufacturers and developers in this field of technology.

In March 2018, the Intersec Forum will be held for the third time. Taking place from 19 to 23 March 2018, the forum has now developed in terms of length and topical breadth to be even more relevant for an international audience. Alongside top speakers from Germany, there will be contributions from security technology experts from abroad for the first time.

“This new topic has a strong innovation focus and we are pleased to be able to offer it to Intersec Forum participants. The ‘Innovation Dialogue on Smart Access’ makes the Intersec Forum even more attractive for experts planning, installing, manufacturing and running connected security technology in buildings”, explains Iris Jeglitza-Moshage,
Senior Vice President of Messe Frankfurt.

As the finale to the five-day event, the Innovation Dialogue on Smart Access provides an overview of digital access control in the field of connected security, looking at developments which will have a bearing on the future. What trends and technologies are significant for the future viability of secure, smart products? This is the question on which the final day will focus. Speakers will talk about research and innovative application to encourage active discussion in the industry between business and science.

Previously, the Innosecure congress in the German cities of Velbert/Duesseldorf had made innovations in security technologies such as mobile access, trusted service management, NFC and authentification applications, security assessment and mechatronics a subject to discussion hitherto, focussing on the security of access control solutions. With its new format, Intersec Forum now takes up the successful aspects and issues raised at Innosecure to integrate them into its programme. And Professor Kai-Dietrich Wolf, who leads the Institute for Security Systems at the University of Wuppertal, is convinced: “Against the background of the increasing connectivity of safety and security technologies in buildings and infrastructure, the opportunity is to harness significant synergies and potential future benefits”. Professor Wolf had most recently been responsible for the content of the Innosecure congress and will organise the Innovation Dialogue on Smart Access at the Intersec Forum.

Intersec Forum: industry platform for digitalisation and security in the building of the future
Intersec Forum: industry platform for digitalisation and security in the building of the future

The conference programme features the current and relevant aspects of connected security systems in modern buildings. It groups them under the main headings: Industry dialogue for planners and installers; Industry dialogue for operators, facility managers and manufacturers; Fire alarm technology and fire protection; Access control and surveillance technology; Innovation dialogue on smart access; IT and cyber security. The lectures will be held in English and German languages.
The German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers´ Association (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. – ZVEI) is partnering the conference.

Every year the Intersec Forum meets each under the banner of ‘Security meets Smart Building: Digitalisation and Security in the Building of the Future’ and is held concurrently with leading trade fairs Light + Building and ISH in Frankfurt. In March 2018, the Intersec Forum moves to trade fair Hall 9.1 in direct proximity to Light + Building, the world’s leading trade fair for light and building technology.

In Hall 9.1, Light + Building will bring together for the first time its usual, strong exhibitor product offering in the fields of home and building automation and electronic security technology with the new special show, ‘SECURE! Connected Security in Buildings’. This special show features practical application scenarios bridging to the Intersec Forum and its visionary content. In so doing it provides a compact overview of the whole security technology market for both trade fair visitors and conference participants.

The Intersec Forum takes place Monday to Friday at the trade fair with participation in the conference included in the price of the visitor ticket to Light + Building. Participants can register on the day in Hall 9.1.

You can find further information about the Intersec Forum from 19 to 23 March 2018 (Monday to Friday) in Hall 9.1 on the Internet at: and at

The website provides information on
Light + Building which takes place from 18 to 23 March.

Safety, Security & Fire

Civil security is a growing market worldwide. Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade fairs and congresses in this field. These security sector events take place in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Asia and in South America and offer the best possible access to these dynamic growth markets. More information at

Light + Building

Light + Building, the world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and building-services technology, opens its doors in Frankfurt am Main from 18 to 23 March 2018. Around 2,600 exhibitors present their latest products in the fields of lighting, electrical technology, home and building automation. Light + Building is an innovation trade fair. It brings together all electrically powered systems for building services and promotes integrated building planning with a spectrum of products unique in terms of its breadth and depth. The Light + Building family currently comprises twelve trade fairs worldwide – in Argentina, China, India, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. You can find information about these brands at:

Background information on Institute for Security Systems (Institut für Sicherungssysteme – ISS)

The Institute for Security Systems is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Wuppertal located in the city of Velbert. It concentrates on basic technical and social issues in order to protect people and infrastructures. Main fields of its interdisciplinary research are the scientific assessment of innovative security systems with respect to safety and security implications, reliability and efficiency. More information on:

Background information on ZVEI

The ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.) represents the interests of 1,600 companies in the electrical industry and associated service companies in Germany. Every third innovation from the manufacturing sector in Germany has its roots in the electrical industry. The sector employs 853,000 people in Germany and more than 706,000 abroad. For more information go to

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