Visitor numbers grew by 20% for this year’s edition of Securex, with more than 6 000 people visiting the security themed event at Gallagher Estate between 24 and 26 May, according to the organisers.
The attendance of 6 374 pure visitors (excluding the flow-through from co-located A-OSH EXPO) was the exhibition’s highest attendance number since 2010, organisers said. The exhibition welcomed 314 international visitors from 25 different African countries, an increase of 12% since the 2015 event.
“We have received extremely positive feedback from both our 168 exhibitors and the visitors. It is worth noting that the 2016 event was the debut event for 45 exhibitors, who have expressed their satisfaction at the calibre of visitors who came through their stands,” said Joshua Low, Securex Event Director at Specialised Exhibitions.
Securex 2016 was the launchpad for a number of new products including the first proactive patented solution to identity theft using new technology and tried and tested forensic techniques from ITUS-ID; two new fingerprint IP terminals, BioStation A2 and BioStation L2 from Suprema; the first shredder worldwide developed specifically to securely destroy digital media in an office environment from Paxton; and PSS Distributors’ new 12V 8Ah gel battery which can run a single PC for 40 minutes.
Other launches included Canon’s VB-M50B high-sensitivity 1.3MP PTZ network camera; Bluelock, OnGuard’s Bluetooth receiver, which allows the user to open gates and doors using their mobile phone; FSK Electronics’ feature rich, high performance hybrid Rhino alarm panel and the first bi-directional, shock resistant, water resistant long range remote control – Raptor; and RJ Connect’s Moxa VPort 66-2MP series of rugged IP cameras.
ECONZ Wireless announced the addition of Photo and Signature Capture to its Eservice GPS and Timecard GPS and Axis Communications added a high-performance HDTV 720p camera to its AXIS P12 Series of complete modular cameras as well as its first explosion-protected network cameras for hazardous areas.
Jablotron’s newest offering is a 100 alarm system that includes a hybrid panel with up to 15 partitions, 32 220 PGMs, voice dialler, and including LAN and GSM modules. Newteltron launched two new HID Fargo printers – the DTC5500LMX all in one high-volume printer and laminator and the HDP5600 600dpi reverse transfer printer.
Visitor attractions at Securex 2016 included a New Products Display, the Ideco Networking Lounge and the Business Matchmaking Service sponsored by Ideco, which allowed visitors to be pre-matched with relevant exhibitors. This initiative provides the opportunity for meetings to be arranged in advance of the exhibition, thereby maximising the visitor’s time at Securex 2016. The InFiRES seminar, hosted by FPASA was run once again.
Another first for Securex was the co-location of the PSiRA (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority) Pan-African Forum which tackled subjects such as Promoting partnerships for crime prevention between state and private security provider.
The Securex Seminar Theatre was packed to capacity with visitors flocking to hear talks by prominent industry speakers on topics such as Understanding violent crime in SA and what to do about it, and Ensuring data security in a hyper connected world. FPASA held its InFIRes seminar for the second consecutive year.