IFSEC SEA 2015 is introducing a new event called Safe Cities

IFSEC SEA 2015 is a highly anticipated event among industry professionals

Next week, South-East Asia’s leading Security, Fire and Safety exhibition and conference, IFSEC Southeast Asia (IFSEC SEA), will open its doors from 2 - 4 September, 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia. As part of the world’s leading portfolio of security, fire and safety events, IFSEC SEA 2015 is a highly anticipated event among industry professionals.

“While the police force has taken a number of initiatives to combat and prevent crime, success in reducing crime can only come about with the co-operation of all parties involved. I urge all Malaysians to stand together with our police force to prevent loss of lives and properties. I also call upon the security personnel to adopt technology that will improve effectiveness and productivity. International exhibitions and conferences such as IFSEC Southeast Asia play an important role in the introduction of new technologies and promoting business networking and, more importantly, act as a platform to develop regional co-operation in tackling issues in security,” said the Inspector General of Royal Malaysia Police, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Khalid Bin Abu Bakar, who will be officiating the event.

More exhibitors and visitors

Over 350 participants, including national pavilions from the United Kingdom, Taiwan, China and Singapore, will showcase their latest technological advancements, solutions and services at this must-attend show for industry-related experts. Key industry players include Panasonic, Sony, Samsung Techwin, Dahua, Fingertec and Bricomp and more. For 2015, the event will be bigger and better, with more exhibitors and visitors and a new hall layout that takes advantage of Hall 2 at KLCC.

IFSEC SEA is strongly supported by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), Ministry of Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government of Malaysia (KPKT), the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), CyberSecurity Malaysia, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and the Asian Professional Security Association (APSA) Malaysia Chapter. APSA, which had been a strong supporter of IFSEC SEA, will organise its own conference themed “Strategising Public & Community Security in a Developing Nation”, along with a gala dinner which will host YAB Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, as the guest of honour in conjunction with IFSEC SEA.

"IFSEC Southeast Asia play an important role in the introduction of new technologies", says Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Khalid Bin Abu Bakar, Inspector General of Royal Malaysia Police

For 2015, IFSEC SEA is introducing a new event called Safe Cities. Safe Cities is a much-favoured approach to urban security, featuring the ability to efficiently and effectively react, respond to and monitor incidents related to crime, terrorism, accidents or natural disasters. The four main focus areas within Safe Cities at IFSEC Southeast Asia are: Critical National Infrastructure, Public Order, Cyber Security and Counter-Terrorism. Co-located with Safe Cities is Rail Business Asia 2015. This third edition is themed “Evolving Rail Industry in Asia: Sustainability, Connectivity and Safety”, and is co-hosted by the Land Public Transport Commission (S.P.A.D) and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia, and supported by the Institute of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE).

Free-to-attend seminars

As well as visiting the exhibition, visitors will benefit from a free-to-attend seminar, the IFSEC Global Security Technology Showcase. The seminar will introduce 17 topics delivered by Security, Fire and Safety experts. Speakers include industry experts such as YBhg. Datin Paduka Dr. Dahlia Rosly, Director-General of Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Malaysia; Gaku Hikada, Manager of Panasonic System Solutions Asia Pacific; Brian Lee, Regional Business Development Manager of MicroEngine Technology; Rocco Vitali, Product Manager Electronic Security Products of ISEO Serrature S.p.A Italy; and Philip Saint-Pere, Managing Director of Stratel (M) Sdn Bhd. The sessions will focus on the latest challenges and solutions in the industry. Please note that these are free seminars that any security professional and trade buyer should not miss.

UBM Malaysia, the organiser, is confident that the event will be the best platform to discover new technologies and innovations while building networks and businesses with other professionals and industry players. Visitors can register online for free entry to the show at www.ifsecsea.com. The event is open to trade professionals and those 18 years and above.

Share with LinkedIn Share with Twitter Share with Facebook Share with Facebook
Download PDF version Download PDF version

In case you missed it

What are the challenges and benefits of mobile access control?
What are the challenges and benefits of mobile access control?

There is a broad appeal to the idea of using a smartphone or wearable device as a credential for physical access control systems. Smartphones already perform a range of tasks that extend beyond making a phone call. Shouldn’t opening the door at a workplace be among them? It’s a simple idea, but there are obstacles for the industry to get there from here. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the challenges and benefits of mobile access control solutions? 

Securing a sustainable future
Securing a sustainable future

The UK Government has set out an ambitious ten-point plan, known as the green industrial revolution, with an aim “to forge ahead with eradicating its contribution to climate change by 2050.” This makes our government the first major economy to embrace such a legal obligation. Green recovery Acknowledging climate change and meeting net-zero is a demanding challenge especially for those affected by the pandemic. But the UK Government, with the launch of its aspiring strategy, is investing everything in its power to promote a ‘green recovery.’ Here, Reece Paprotny, Commercial Manager and Sustainability Champion at Amthal, highlights how the fire and security industry has an opportunity to use the current recovery period to explore its own sustainable journey and embrace the significance of environment, economic and social collaboration, transparency, and accountability. Employing sustainable technologies Pressure is mounting on construction to find ways to reduce emissions and help meet net-zero targets The perception is that COVID-19 presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to re-write the existing rulebook. This is riding on the significance of changing public support for more environmentally friendly living opportunities, with associated cost savings, efficiencies, and cleaner industries. Innovative sustainable technologies are the key to kickstart this route to success.  Nowhere can this be seen more than in the built environment, which currently contributes to 40% of the UK's carbon footprint. Pressure is mounting on construction to find ways to reduce emissions and help meet net-zero targets. This is through the entire life cycle of a building, to reduce their impact on the environment from planning stages, through build and demolition. Building the right environment By creating the right policy environment, incentives for innovation and infrastructure, the Government can encourage companies to seize the sustainable opportunities of new technologies and value chains linked to green sectors. They can accelerate the shift of current carbon-intensive economic and industrial structures onto greener trajectories, enabling the UK to meet global climate and development goals under the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Transparent working practices Each industry sector is expected to engage and pledge its support to achieve the significant deadlines. Every company can make a difference, even with small steps towards a sustainable future. So whilst elements such as safety and security represent just one component of building the right sustainable environment, it paves the way to opening up our sector to greater efficiencies, transparent working practices, and encourages collaborative use of resources. Sustainability in security The security sector has a significant opportunity to incorporate ‘going green’ into its practices In fact, the security sector has a significant opportunity to incorporate ‘going green’ into their processes, and practices. This is right from product lifecycles to more environmentally friendly work practices when it comes to maintenance and monitoring services. When integrating environmentally friendly practices, starts with the manufacturing and production of the wide variety of systems in operation for the security sector. And some certifications and guidelines can be achieved, such as the ISO 14000 which looks into eliminating hazardous materials being used which in turn will reduce carbon footprint.  Upgrading supply chain process Observing the complete supply chain and working with partners to reduce unnecessary travel, shipments, and transportation of products, can all contribute and create sustainable processes.  In the maintenance and monitoring of products, it is essential installers and security specialists consider their own environmental impacts. Simple changes such as switching company vehicles to electric options for site visits can make a significant difference to climate change and improving air quality. Presenting sustainable ways of disposing of products at the end of their natural lifecycle is key to change in our sector. This is especially in the security industry where many customers will need a complete overhaul of outdated solutions or need systems upgrading due to changing threat levels. Sustainable evolution Progress is being made, specifically in the fire and security industry, in its sustainable evolution. Businesses are trying to develop a reputation for “sustainability” or “good corporate citizenship.” And it has gone well beyond the theory to the practical, where companies recognise activities have an impact on the environment and are also reviewing the social and economic influences. Three pillars of sustainability In a recent interview, Inge Huijbrechts, the Global Senior Vice President for safety and security and Responsible Business at Radisson Hotel Groups sees her vision to combine safety, security, and sustainability. Inge focuses on three pillars, namely, Think People, Think Community, and Think Planet. Think People means that we “always care for the people in our hotels and our supply chain.” So, in outwards communications, safety and security were always part of the Think People focus area. Think Community is caring and contributing in a meaningful way to communities where we operate. Finally, Think Planet makes sure that “our footprint on the environment is as light as it can be in terms of energy, water, waste, and carbon, and making sure that we incorporate sustainability into our value proposition.” Moving forward Apprenticeship schemes are integral to ‘think people’ and have a role to play in the social impact on the security industry There are immediate actions that can be taken by companies in the security industry to support sustainable development, working right from within a company to supporting industry-wide initiatives. From a social perspective, at a foundation level, “Think People’ can see the Living Wage Foundation as an example of a commitment to a team.  This is for businesses that choose to go further and pay a real Living wage based on the cost of living, not just the Government minimum. Apprenticeship schemes are also integral to ‘think people’ and have a pivotal role to play on the social impact on the security industry.  It addresses the sector-wide issue of finding employees with the right mix of skills to collaborate and meet discerning consumer demands for increasingly smart security solutions for homes and businesses. Impact of the full lifecycle of products From an environmental view, or ‘think planet,’ we need to collectively look at all elements of our industry, with a desire to analyse the impact of ingredients used, supply chain, or manufacturing alone, and also consider the full lifecycle of our selected products from creation to end of life. As Jamie Allam, CEO Amthal summarises, “This is a long-term, sustainable investment in our people, our products, and our business based on our values.” “When put together, a social team which feels empowers and operates in environmental optimum working conditions is in a position to provide a great experience to our customers, creating an economic positive difference. It forms the basis of a sustainable sector vision for the security industry-wide to adopt.” Taking action Amthal is taking action based on the ready-made universally agreed UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Also known as Global Goals, these are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member states. This agenda is a plan of action for people, the planet, and prosperity. By being an early adopter, we believe we can engage with customers, partners, and suppliers on these issues and generate opportunities to innovate for mutual and industry sector benefit. Together, we can contribute to building a more sustainable security sector and future, and contribute to the UK Government’s green industrial revolution.

What is the impact of privacy concerns on physical security?
What is the impact of privacy concerns on physical security?

Adoption of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the European Union in 2016 set a new standard for data privacy. But adherence to GDPR is only one element, among many privacy concerns sweeping the global security community and leaving almost no product category untouched, from access control to video to biometrics. Because privacy concerns are more prevalent than ever, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the impact on the physical security market?