Drones Lead Middle East’s High Tech Homeland Security

Drones Lead Middle East’s High Tech Homeland Security

Middle East Spending on Security is Increasing at Three Times the Global Average: Public Safety is of Primary Concern

Drones are leading the Middle East’s high-tech homeland security, with the most advanced solutions being demonstrated at ISNR 2016 in Abu Dhabi this week.

The 530 exhibiting companies, including global leaders such as BAE Systems, Dyncorp, L-3 Communications, NEC Global, and Thales, are showcasing solutions across public safety, disaster management, border security, connected law enforcement, and critical national infrastructure protection.

Showing the business potential, the Middle East’s market for homeland security is expected to see annual growth of 18.7 percent – triple the global average – hitting USD 34 billion per year by 2020, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan report.

“GCC countries are global early adopters of the most innovative solutions that meet the most complex requirements – from Smart Cities to protecting critical national infrastructure. ISNR’s broad perspective on security and resilience is well suited to Thales unique position, and is a marquee event for driving new business leads,” said Marc Duflot, Vice President at Thales Middle East, the French security conglomerate.

Drones and advanced safety systems lead ISNR’s innovative solutions, along with security vehicles, surveillance technology, biometrics, communications equipment, remotely operated vehicles, and firearms. ISNR also features over 100 conference and seminar presentations on homeland security and national resilience.

Over 20,000 attendees from the security and safety industries, and about 150 official delegates and government buyers, are expected to attend the exhibition during the course of its three days.

The Future of Policing Pavilion showcases 21st century policing solutions and technologies across policing, counter-terrorism, and special forces. Solutions include smart ID cards, smart watches, drones, and robots in the live demo area.

At the Innovation Podium, attendees can experience innovative products, solutions and services, with free seminars, case studies and presentations on topics such as police recording, mini-drones for reconnaissance and surveillance, automated visual evidence gathering, mass transit threat detection, and biomedical countermeasures. The French Pavilion will showcase solutions from leading French organizations.

Four co-located events include Infosecurity Middle East, Emergency Response and Disaster Prevention, Fire Fighting Middle East, and Occupational Safety and Health Middle East. Organized by the UAE Ministry of Interior and Reed Exhibitions, ISNR 2016 runs through 17 March 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.