It was only yesterday that thick-panelled doors, lockable window catches and steel-walled safes represented the ‘security’ aspects in a building – NO LONGER. The need for ‘protection’ has moved beyond just the material items and has come to include networks, data streams, etc. Particularly when one attempts to calculate the costs of losses, it becomes increasingly clear that security systems in the near future will also need to involve strategies for protecting digital infrastructures even more closely.
Moreover, digital protection means a lot more than just the security of ones and zeros. Surveillance, access control and data protection are all equally essential. Particularly so when technological security installations are linked with each other and with all the building services technology. As a result, electronic security technology has become an integral component of the ‘smart home’ and the ‘smart building’.
All across the world, security installations are becoming increasingly important. To achieve adequate levels of security, individuals, institutions and buildings must constantly meet new standards. Light + Building 2020, coming up in Frankfurt am Main from March 8-13, will be focussing on ‘Connected Security. A parallel programme – The Intersec Building will provide a forum for discussion, information and orientation.
For optimal efficiency, the various components of security systems need to work in tandem with one another. The same is true for the linking of security technology with other technical building installations. Interfaces, standards, planning and integration are all crucial factors. Busineses and professionals interested in this area will find common ground at Light + Building 2020 to meet and discuss the different facets of the technology and it’s applications.
As a central concern for the sector and for users, ‘Connected Security’ will occupy a prominent position amongst the main topics covered under the heading ‘Connecting’. A dedicated guide ensures that visitors find their way to products and services related specifically to security. This not only includes a list of all suppliers of security technology, with details where they are to be found at the trade fair, it also includes descriptions and timings of relevant events and promotions.
‘Connected security is an integral component of the technical building infrastructure. And that, too, is a reason why it is included in the product portfolio of a whole range of exhibitors to be found in all areas at Light + Building. At the same time, we shall be concentrating the range of security technology products, services and know-how in a few particular hot spots.’ says Ms.Iris Jeglitza-Moshage, Senior Vice President at Messe Frankfurt, referring to, for example, the special-interest theme of ‘Emergency Lighting’ or the international platform for connected security technology in Intersec Building.
As a part of Light + Building, Intersec Building, with its international leaders in the security market, such as ABI-Sicherheitssysteme, ABUS, Gretsch-Unitas, Hikvision and Mobotix, will be bridging the gaps between theoretical knowledge and practice. There will, moreover, be plenty of examples of integrated security technology in many of the other halls at Light + Building 2020.