This year’s highlight was Global Digital Surveillance Forum (GDSF), which was presented together with Security 50, the top 50 industry company
Over 510 exhibitors displayed their surveillance, access control and integrated security solutions 

The 16th edition of Secutech was held from 24 – 26 April 2013 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taiwan and attracted 25,807 visitors from 100 countries and regions.

Organised by Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd, the three-day show is an annual international exhibition and conference for the electronic security, info security, fire & safety sectors. This year, 510 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions displayed products and services which included surveillance, access control and integrated security solutions.

Commenting on the show, Mr Parson Lee, the organiser’s Managing Director said: “Secutech is a trade event that security industry people don’t want to miss. I am happy that the show attracted visitors from nearby countries and regions such as China, Japan and Malaysia, as well as Russia and South Africa which are far away from Taiwan.”  He added that the top 10 visiting countries and regions outside Taiwan were Japan, China, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, US, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines and Indonesia.

Axxonsoft Asia Pte Ltd, a video surveillance and security solutions provider from Singapore has exhibited at Secutech for the past three years. Mr Durairaj Gireraj, the company’s Asia Pacific Director said: “Our target customers are not only from Taiwan and Asia and Secutech really gives us exposure to international visitors. As a leading brand in the industry, we see the need to be at this show.”

Chinese surveillance manufacturer, Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co Ltd, also uses Secutech as a platform to meet customers. The company’s Vice President, Mr Michael Chen said: “This is the meeting point where we mingle with existing customers, meet new customers and learn new trends.”  This year, Zhejiang Dahua Technology met visitors from Austria, Israel, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Turkey and the UAE. Having exhibited at the show for the past six years, Mr Chen is very positive about the market as he believes security and safety is important for government and individuals. He added: “I am happy with the fair and will participate again next year.”

In order to help exhibitors expand their businesses, the organiser of Secutech arranged business matching services. One of the participating exhibitors was Chuan Yen Tech from Taiwan. Mr Dennis Chang, the company’s President said: “The business matching programme connected us with a professional buyer from Brazil. He has great interest in one of our firefighting products. I think it is a good medium to establish new contacts.”

"Secutech is a trade event
that security industry people don’t want to miss. I am happy that the show attracted visitors from various countries and regions"

As an annual industry event, Secutech offers comprehensive sourcing opportunities. To bring more professional visitors to the show, Secutech organised buyer delegations from Europe and Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. In addition, “Star Buyer” meeting rooms were available for buyers to hold private meetings.

Vietnamese visitor Mr Tran Dinh Nghiem, Director for TDN Co Ltd was able to find products at Secutech. “I am currently working on a smart city project in Hanoi and I came here to look for security solutions including access control and fire alarm for my project,” he expained. “I have met 15 suppliers and I am confident that I can find good suppliers for my project.”

First time visitor from South Africa, Ms Jenny Reid, was impressed by exhibition’s scale and product quality. She said: “It is amazing how big the show is and it is nice to see quality products here.”  Ms Reid is the Director of iFacts, as well as President of the Security Association of South Africa. “I will definitely consider visiting Secutech next year as I think the relationships we have formed here are long lasting,” she said.

Mr Charles Chen, Product Manager for Taiwanese company Gorilla Technology Inc, visits Secutech every year to keep up-to-date with the latest products and services. Commenting on the HD SDI Demonstration Hall, he said: “I think it is a good idea to set up this demonstration area, then I can compare the performance of various products.”

"Our target customers are not only from Taiwan and Asia and Secutech really gives us exposure to international visitors. As a leading brand in the security industry"

One of the show attractions was the Secutech Award display area, which was visited by many buyers who were invited to vote for the best IP camera and NVR camera. The winning IP cameras were produced by Dahua, Everfocus, Lilin, Panasonic, Sony and Vivotek while the winning NVR cameras were from NUUO, Qnap and Synology. Commenting on the award display area, first time visitor Mr Nidhal Jerbi, Manager for Tunisian company Multicom said: “The display provides different product information and also the ranking so I can compare and choose the product I want.”

Diverse fringe programmes add to exhibiting and visiting experience

Secutech 2013 offered 22 seminars with 131 sessions and the topics included surveillance, security components, fire & safety as well as info security.

This year’s highlight was Global Digital Surveillance Forum (GDSF), which was presented together with Security 50, the top 50 industry company ranking based on revenue. Surveillance specialists from several leading brands gave advice on CCTV upgrades, an upcoming challenge for the industry.

Dr Steve Ma, Executive Vice President for Vivotek, Taiwan, was one of the GDSF speakers. He said: “This year we introduced our panoramic camera at GDSF as the event offers a good opportunity to interact with the audience.” Commenting on the Security 50 ranking, he added: “It is an important index for visitors to know our position in the industry. It is our pleasure to be on the ranking every year.”

Another speaker, Mr Sunny Kong, Director of Sales for Milestone Systems Pte Ltd from Singapore said that participating at GDSF helped attract more visitors to the booth. He explained: “It is a platform for us to meet with our partners and end users. It is important to show our IP video management software so that users can experience and better understand our products.”

The next edition of Secutech will be held from 19 – 21 March 2014 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. For more details about the show, please visit www.secutech.com, or contact Ms Lois Lee at +886 2 2659 9080 ext 358, or by email at lois.lee@newera.messefrankfurt.com.

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