Technological innovation within the UK’s security sector is driving demand for British-made technology among Asian buyers. That’s the view of members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Export Council, many of whom are currently preparing to exhibit at IFSEC South East Asia in September.
IFSEC South East Asia offers expertise and guidance for the security sector in the region. This year’s event is to be held in Kuala Lumpur between 3-5 September.
The event is billed by organiser UBM as the focal point for 8,000 security solutions buyers and decision-makers who attend for a wide range of reasons, ranging from reviewing the latest products and innovations through to building business partnerships and making deals.
Running alongside the exhibition is an education programme – part of the IFSEC Global Academy – that attracts senior purchasers looking to gain an overview of the market and the latest technological developments.
A key driver of demand for UK products and services is the technological innovation demonstrated by British manufacturers. This will be showcased at the 2014 event by three BSIA member companies scheduled to exhibit as part of the BSIA-organised UK Pavilion. The company’s are GJD Manufacturing, Metham Aviation Design and TDSi.
On display at GJD Manufacturing’s stand – Hall 4 Stand UK13 – will be the company’s state-of-the-art dual-tech anti-masking curtain detector which uses microwave and PIR sensors with integral anti-masking detection to create an invisible curtain beam pattern to protect an end user’s property against crime.
Launched at the show by GJD will be Harper Chalice’s FenceSecure™ electronic perimeter intrusion detection systems. Coupled with GJD’s innovative range of external PIR and dual-tech motion detectors, a comprehensive product offering is now available that truly offers the first and second lines of defence for any perimeter requirement.
Requirement for visibility and intuitive operation
Meanwhile, TDSi will be showcasing its new reader range following the initial launch at IFSEC International in June. Included in the line-up are new versions of TDSi’s MIFARE CSN (Chip Serial Number) and its proximity readers, which have been updated to combine end users’ needs for visibility and intuitive operation with the aesthetic ability to fit in with modern architecture and surroundings.
TDSi’s managing director John Davies commented: “Readers are an essential part of most secure access control systems. We have been talking extensively with our customers, end users and partners to ascertain what would best suit the needs of the real world. As well as the need for using the latest technology, the feedback we received revealed that often more basic elements, such as the shape and size of the reader, are extremely important.”
BSIA members are seeing an upsurge in demand from the South East Asian region, with respondents to a recent BSIA survey reporting that business has increased in the region over the past 12 months. Among the customers served by UK exporters in the area are Critical National Infrastructure providers, with BSIA members beating tough international competition to win business in the region.
*Visitors to IFSEC South East Asia can find out more about the BSIA’s Export Council and the expertise of its members by visiting the Association on Stand UK16. Alternatively, you can learn more by logging on at: http://www.bsia.co.uk/export-council