MEA access security market to hit US$500mn in three years

Intersec-ATRTaking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Intersec would feature more than 1,200 exhibitors from around the world. (Image source: Messe Frankfurt)Strong demand for access security systems in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) has paved the way for the world’s leading commercial security providers to attend the 17th edition of Intersec in Dubai from 18-20 January 2015

Worth US$200mn in 2014, the MEA access control market is estimated to grow 15 per cent annually up to 2018, when it will reach nearly US$500mn, consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has predicted.

The double-digit growth has been fuelled by increased infrastructure spending across the region, with wireless locks, IP-enabled devices and iris detection systems among the latest access control technologies to be showcased at Intersec 2015.

Taking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Intersec will feature more than 1,200 exhibitors, with 300 specialising in access control systems such as access cards, physical access like locks, bollards, turnstiles, gates; and biometrics like finger prints, palm geometry, vein, and facial technology.

Among the world’s top ten commercial security providers exhibiting at the three-day event is Swedish lock manufacturer ASSA ABLOY launching a range of new products including Yale ENTR – a wireless smart lock solution that allows users to control door locks from smartphones, tablets and other bluetooth enabled devices.

Vice-president of business development, Middle East, at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions Tarek Marawan said, “Emerging markets, especially in the Middle East and Africa are very important for us due to upcoming opportunities, and through platforms such as Intersec, we can make consultants, system integrators and end-users aware of our latest offerings and local presence.”

Canadian safety and security specialists GENETEC would showcase its innovative Security Center, which unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control (Synergis) and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) into one platform.

GENETEC Middle East regional director Firas Jadalla added, “This is GENETEC’s 10th year at Intersec, and along with many of our hardware and software partners, we will showcase our open-platform, IP-based Security Center which heightens an organisation’s ability to manage, record and respond to a wide range of situations —with specific focus on access control and our new Sipelia communications module.”

Other global commercial security providers showcasing their latest access control systems at Intersec 2015 include ARH, Bosch Security Systems, Business Automation & Security Systems, Panasonic, Samsung Techwin, Videotec, Kaba Central Services, and Nedap.

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