In light of the most recent crime statistics released by Crime Stats SA, it would appear that although there has been a general decrease in total crimes from 2004 to 2013 of over 448 5000, key areas still require attention. For example, there has been an annual increase in robbery (with violent intent and coercion) at non-residential premises of 12 677 while commercial crime has increased by 35 631 and residential theft has increased by 8 587.

“Once a year we provide risk and security professionals with the opportunity to see the largest and most comprehensive selection of fire and security products under one roof. IFSEC SA 2014, which takes place between 13 and 15 May at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, provides industry with an unparalleled resource for viewing and sourcing the best dire and security technology and services available on the African continent,” said Joshua Low, IFSEC SA Event Director at exhibition organiser UBM Montgomery.

IFSEC SA is recognised on a global level as a high-quality trade exhibition. This was reinforced by the event receiving the best Trade Show (6 001 m2 – 12 000 m2 in extent) award by the Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA), for the second consecutive year.

For the past 20 years IFSEC SA has been the first choice for industry professionals in search of fire and security best practice. On site demonstrations and a hard-hitting seminar programme complement the wide variety of technology offered by the event’s exhibitors. Feedback from exhibitors indicates that IFSEC SA is the ideal platform for them to showcase their products and services to a targeted audience.

In a business environment characterised by time constraints, fire and security professionals are looking for ways to decrease the time taken to decide on and secure suitable technology. IFSEC SA guarantees that they will find solutions to their risk assessment and management needs, within a shorter timeframe. This not only means less time spent meeting with salespeople over an extended period of time, but the implementation of new technology is also greatly accelerated.

IFSEC SA is proven to decrease the time required for suppliers to secure a sale. A number of exhibitors also choose to increase their brand exposure by sponsoring specific elements of the exhibition. Ideco has once again secured the contract to sponsor the Premier Lounge and Hikvision has renewed its contract to supply all carrier bags for the event. Miro Distribution is responsible for the walkway banner and Axis Communications will supply all branding at the registration area. Lanyards will be provided by ADI Global Distribution and NEC is supplying the z-cards.

Axis Communications’ new top-of-the-line AXIS Q60-S PTZ dome network cameras in nitrogen-pressurised stainless steel casings are ideal for surveillance and remote monitoring applications in medical and clean room manufacturing facilities. The company will also be exhibiting its Lightfinder technology, which incorporates a CMOS sensor with exceptional light sensitivity. In addition, the AXIS Q1931–E thermal network cameras secure an area or a perimeter 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The cameras use thermal imaging, which allows users to detect people, objects and incidents in complete darkness and difficult conditions such as smoke, haze, dust and light fog.

Ideco has a range of biometric enrolment software, visitor management solutions and access control and time & attendance (T&A) readers which it will be exhibiting.

Amongst other products on display at the ADI Global Distribution stand, the company will also demonstrate its Ademco dome cameras, bullet cameras, monitors and DVRs. Leveraging its current success on the Standard Bank project, ADI will show visitors the advantages of its Tridium NiagaraAX Framework lighting control solution.

While a number of international companies have secured stand space at this year’s exhibition, the event is dominated by local suppliers and a number of local manufacturers. “IFSEC SA truly brings the best brands to the market and offers technology that is suited to the very demanding South African environment,” said Low.

Adding impetus to the advantages of visiting IFSEC SA 23014 is the fact that the exhibition will once again be co-located with OSH EXPO Africa 2014. Now in its fourth year, this exhibition has grown at a rapid pace and is very popular with risk and occupational health and safety professionals tasked with finding OHS solutions.

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