Safety, Security and Fire Protection on the agenda in Dubai

Safety, Security and Fire Protection on the agenda in Dubai
The Intersec is the World’s leading trade fair for Safety, Security and Fire Protection and the Fire and Rescue section appears to be growing steadily, and remains the fastest growing section at the Intersec 2018. With more than 1300 exhibitors and over 30 000 visitors coming from 129 countries, Intersec is the largest exhibition and the most international trade platform in its industry worldwide.

The exhibitors presented a comprehensive range of products across seven broad sections: Commercial Security, Smart Home, Information Security, Fire & Rescue, Safety & Health, Homeland Security & Policing and Perimeter & Physical Security. This events presents the latest technologies available and is highly relevant in the context of innovation and the use of technologies to increase safety in road tunnels and proper tools for emergency services with responsibilities for underground facilities, and not at least how to handle fire in vehicles with new energy carriers.

New developments within thermal imaging, imaging resolutions and surveillance systems to manage an increasing amount of detection systems, cameras, and other new functionality from Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), are some of the highlights from the security sections. The intelligence that is implemented in some of these solutions are impressive, and will definitely contribute to better services, and more reliable solutions in the future, also in the context of tunnel operations. 

Solutions to prevent cyber attacks on control centre, objects and vulnerable networks was also presented by several companies on the exhibition, and cyber security has a growing attention in this part of the surveillance industry. A topic that has an special interest - considering the new ways to communicate (IoT, Internet of Things). 

New improved fire fighting robots, for use in hazardous environment, was also presented. It is now possible to equip fire and rescue services with robots that has a speed of 30 km/h, with a 200 litre tank of foam, that can handle obstacles and climb stairs and has the ability to operate and give visual imaging under the most extreme conditions. How this technology can be used in tunnel fire operations, will be explored in later articles. 

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