MIPS represents the latest security and fire safety technologies and solutions available to the Russian market
The 17th edition of MIPS (Moscow International Exhibition Protection, Security and Fires Safety)
confirmed its position as the largest and most well established exhibition for the security industry in Eastern Europe and Russia, in a market that has recovered well from the economic crisis.
MIPS represented the latest security and fire safety technologies and solutions available to the Russian market, which is keen to protect businesses and individuals from crime and online fraud. MIPS took place from 26-29 April, at the Expocentre in Moscow, Russia. CARDEX
- the international smart card & IT security exhibition - was held alongside MIPS, bringing an additional dimension to the exhibition's product profile. MIPS showcased products and services for major sectors such as CCTV, alarms, access control systems, fire safety, emergency and rescue, and safety at work; whilst CARDEX presented the latest achievements in the fields of smart cards, plastic production, personalisation equipment, software for electronic bank operations and network management, electronic signatures and biometric systems for identification and image recognition.
This year, MIPS welcomed 402 companies to the exhibition, an increase of 22% compared to last year, taking 20,000 sqm in total. 23 countries from across the globe were represented, with the United Kingdom, Germany, China and Taiwan participating with national group stands. For many companies the Russian market represents a huge potential for expansion due to size of the country and the government's investment in security.
| MIPS 2012 will be held in from 24-27 April 2012, Moscow Russia|
MIPS exhibitor, Denis Kuznetsov, Technical Manager Europe and CIS, Samsung
, commented, "MIPS is the most significant exhibition in Russia for security, many companies exhibit here, and many customers are here. It's very important to exhibit and meet with new customers and partners; a lot of people have visited our stand. MIPS is effective and really useful for business as many customers and many potential partners are visiting, it's a chance to improve business and find new possibilities."
One of the traditional events at MIPS, since 1996, is the "Best Innovative Product"
competition, which has established itself as one of the main tools for promoting the latest advances in the security industry. Based on the results of the competition, the best developments are recommended for inclusion in the Register of Technologies recommended for use at facilities in Moscow, and in the Register of New Technologies of the Moscow City Government. The winners for each category are as follows:
Intrusion alarms: Rielta
, FGU NITs Okhrana
Access Control Systems: AAM Systems
CCTV and Surveillance: Sigma-IS
Integrated Security Systems: DSSL
Fire alarms and Security: Argus Spectrum
Ilya Sobolev, Head of Sales - Security, ITE
commented, "We are pleased to report another successful year at MIPS and a growth in the number of exhibitors is a real testament to the interest in developing business in the Russian security market. There is a really positive impression on the show floor that the market has recovered well from the economic crisis and companies are now experiencing a surge in demand and orders for their products. MIPS gathers together all the industry professionals and enables them to discuss the potential solutions to the security issues faced in Russia." MIPS 2012
takes place next year, from 24-27 April 2012, at the Expo Centre, Moscow.