IFSEC India: An invaluable congregation of policy makers, regulators and key decisions makers

Global interest, analysis of industry best practices and technological breakthroughs to mark the 11th edition of IFSEC India; South Asia’s largest Security event by UBM India

New Delhi, 30 November, 2017: The International Fire & Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) India Expo, South Asia’s largest security, civil protection and fire safety show by UBM India, is gearing up for its 11th edition which is slated for December 6th – 8th at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Supported by Asian Professional Security Association(APSA), American Society for Industrial Security(ASIS) , Electronic Security Association of India(ESAI) , Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) and Overseas Security Advisory Council(OSAC), along with Assocham as Strategic Partner and PwC as knowledge Partner, the show brings together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one common platform.

The South Asia region, which the IFSEC India Expo brings within its radar, is an especially vulnerable as well as progressive zone when it comes to security and surveillance in a three pronged manner.

1) Safety issues in a terror prone region: The constantly evolving cities in this geographical region face higher criminal activities, war and terrorism threats that are a source of critical concern for citizens in terms of disaster preparedness and prevention.
2) Crowding up of cities: A United Nations study revealed that about 66% of the global population will be living in cities by 2050, up from 53% today. Ninety percent of that increase will be accounted for by Africa and Asia, with the latter’s urban population set to reach 2.7bn. As cities absorb thousands of new arrivals every year, Asian governments are increasingly turning to technology to cope with the strain – more specifically, ‘smart’ technology.
3) The need for data security and privacy in the South Asian IT hub: The South Asian region, and India specifically, is rightly perceived as an IT hub with ambitious digital programmes, that while having tangible benefits, often struggle with issues like networks resiliency, privacy and data security. An IDC study projects that the threat of some form of major breach over IoT networks in the coming two years at no less than 90%.

Significantly, in an industry where upgradation of technology is the very key to surviving competition, the IFSEC India Expo provides high-impact, informative demos and a wealth of opportunities for the visitors to network and learn about cutting-edge technologies, industry best practices and trends, challenges, market insights and discover the best solutions to keep their business and clients secured.

IFSEC India will include in its already formidable repertoire, products and technologies pertaining to biometrics, transport, access control, in addition to surveillance for the knowledge of end users and providers by global brands & distributors such as Aditya Infotech, Dahua, eSSL, Globus Infocom, Hanwha Techwin, Hikvision, Mark Electronics, Realtime,Roadpoint, Secureye,Techsmart, Tenda, TVT, Uniview,& Zkteco as Premier Plus partners. Premier partners include — Advik, Axestrack, Biomax, Delta, Dlink,Face ID, Hifocus, Idemia, Mantra Softech, Orbit, Panasonic, Seagate, Slingshot, Tansa, Timewatch,Unique Electrovision and Western Digital amongst others. The expo will see participation of over 300 brands from 20+ countries such as UK, USA, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Lithuania, South Africa, Russia and Turkey to name a few from the security and fire domain.

Speaking on the announcement of the 11th edition of IFSEC, Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “As per estimates, about 25–30 people are migrating every minute to major Indian cities from rural areas in search of better livelihood and better lifestyles. With this momentum, about 843 million people are expected to live in urban areas by 2050. To accommodate this massive urbanization, India needs to find smarter ways to manage complexities, reduce expenses, increase efficiency and improve the quality of life. Consequently, Public safety has emerged as an important function for governments across the world. With challenges such as criminal activities and terrorism, cities are expected to manage and control the change to allow their communities to have a standard of living that meets modern-day expectations and induce a feeling of safety among the citizens. In the age of smart technology and to match the pace of smart cities, the need for smart security is of utmost significance..”

“The growing awareness in the retail and enterprise segment too is giving security solutions a cult status. Under these circumstances, IFSEC India will act as catalysts for the progress and vision of the industry, as we provide a platform for industry players to collectively ideate, innovate, and spot trends like the shift in India’s security paradigm from a preventive approach to a monitoring and response strategy.” he further added.

With the increasing focus on Homeland security in India, IFSEC India, 2017 has decided to proactively decipher relevant insights gained in the global security market by conducting a one day conference with the theme ‘Secure Nation and Safer Environment’ alongside the exhibition. The expo is supported by Assocham & PWC as ‘Strategic’ and ‘Knowledge Partners’, respectively. The conference will witness eminent personalities delivering special address and key note, to name a few — Shri G K Pillai –Member of the National Security Advisory Board, Ministry of Home Affairs and Shri Nagendra Nath Sinha, Managing Director, National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation. Some interesting topics that will be discussed at the conference are — Smart Border Management – Comprehensive Strategies for Challenges and Threats to Land Borders, Coastal & Maritime Security Challenges.

This year, IFSEC India is all set to bring back the 2nd edition of IFSEC India Awards. The Electronic Security Industry in India is proliferating and the awards are crafted to specially get the minds behind electronic security in various industry verticals like BFSI, Retail, Manufacturing, Energy, Healthcare, PSUs, IT & ITES and Infrastructure in the limelight. The awards will recognise the excellence and innovations of CSOs & Security officers who continuously work behind the scenes to ensure robust security. The process advisors for the IFSEC India Awards will be Ernst and Young.

IFSEC India owes its rich legacy to the 40-year-old IFSEC Global and success to the way the Indian edition has modified itself to suit the specific needs of this region. Recommended by industry experts as the pre-eminent authority on the global security and fire industry, the expo has has nudged us on the path to a completely secure, smart and digitally enhanced world.

The 10th edition of IFSEC India gets underway in the Capital

South Asia’s largest Security and surveillance congregation by UBM India

• 20 participating countries & over 300 brands showcase Smart Security for Emerging India
• Launch of the first ever IFSEC India Awards
• Two-day high impact conferences focussing on Homeland Security

UBM India today launched the 10th edition of International Fire & Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) India, a three day show between December 8-10, 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. IFSEC 2016 was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Hon’ble Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India, Guest of Honour, Shri Ramsewak Paikra, Hon’ble Minister for Home, Government of Chhattisgarh other key dignitaries Shri D. R. Kaarthikeyan, IPS (Retd.), Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council of Homeland Security; Mr. Maninderjeet Singh Bitta, Chairman, All-India Anti-Terrorist Front; Mr. Shiv Charan Yadav, President, APSA; Dr. Arvind Gupta, Deputy National Security Advisor, Government of India; Shri Anil Dhawan, Co-Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council of Homeland Security; Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Pankaj Jain, Group Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering.


The show brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one common platform, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the security and fire domain.
The show was a convener of internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials that provided informative demos and a wealth of opportunities for the visitors to network and learn about cutting-edge technologies, industry trends, challenges, market insights and discover the best solutions to keep their business and clients secured.
IFSEC India in its 10th anniversary saw participation from countries such as Australia, China, Hungary, India, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, UAE, UK and USA. It is well-supported in its endeavours by associations such as APSA, ESAI and ESSCI.
The expo has over 300 participating brands which includes premier plus partners such as Aditya Infotech, Advik, Dahua, ERD Technologies, ESSL, HI-Focus, Hikvision, HANWHA TECHWIN
(formerly SAMSUNG TECHWIN), Secureye, Fortune Marketing, Tech smart, Tenda, Hamsa, Uniview, ZKTeco. The Premier Partners of UBM India for the expo included ACSYS, Axestrack,

Face ID, Honeywell, Lilin, Mantra, Panasonic, Road point, Sparsh, Starex, Unicam systems, Unique Electrovision and Zebronics.
Speaking at the inauguration of the 10th edition of IFSEC India Expo, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Today, cities across the world are evolving faster than at any point in history. They have become more congested, and criminal activities have soared up, leading to the destruction of carefully tended to public assets. Compounding the problems, global terrorism has become a major concern that presents communities and neighbourhoods with dire security problems. Under these circumstances, IFSEC India will act as catalysts to the progress and vision of the security industry, as we provide a platform for industry players to collectively ideate, innovate, spot trends and come up with integrated, high-tech solutions that are at once cost effective and easy to implement.”
“This year, we have reached an important milestone and achieved a new momentum with the 10th anniversary of IFSEC and the expo is proud to feature a broader platter of technologies pertaining to biometrics, transport and access control, in addition to surveillance, for the knowledge of end users and providers. The multiple country participation, involvement of industry leaders, top global brands exhibiting their solution offerings, and content-rich conferences considerably augments the value of the expo.” he further added.
With the increasing focus on Homeland security in India, IFSEC India this year proactively deciphered relevant insights gained in the global security market by conducting a two-day conference with the theme ‘Security strategies to counter external and internal threats’ and ‘Creating a Smarter and Safer World with State-of-the-art Security Technology’ alongside the exhibition. Day 1 included technical sessions on Procurement of Security Equipment; Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs; Forensic Sciences Training & Development; Airport Security & UAV / Drones Policy. Day 2 will include sessions on Border Management Strategy; Challenges of Leftist Extremism and its Impact on National Security; Public Transport Security; Securing the Digital Network. The expo is supported by Assocham & PWC as ‘Conference’ and ‘Knowledge Partners’, respectively.
IFSEC India also launched the first ever IFSEC India Awards in India, which has been specially crafted to get the minds behind electronic security in various industry verticals in the limelight. The awards (which will be held on 8th Dec ) will recognise the excellence and innovations of CSOs & Security officers who continuously work behind the scenes to ensure robust security. The process advisor for the IFSEC India Awards is Ernst & Young and is supported by ASSOCHAM. The presenting partners for the awards are Dahua Technology & HIK Vision.
According to industry reports by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), India, along with Britain, Germany and France is poised to emerge as one of largest players in the global Homeland Security (HLS) market by 2020. The key opportunities of IFSEC

India 2016 accordingly lie in the areas of Urban surveillance, critical infrastructure protection, border, port & airport security, transport security, fire safety, cyber security, Home Automation, Safe cities and so on.

Industry Speak:
Prama Hikvision India
Mr. Ashish P. Dhakan M.D. and CEO Prama Hikvision India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The landscape for the security industry in India is quite conducive and congenial. All major sectors in India are expanding obligating security cover. The major initiatives of the Modi Administration such as ‘Digital India’, ‘Make in India’, ‘City Surveillance’, ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Demonetization’ have thrown open a flood gate of opportunities for the security industry in India. India’s security market has topped Rs 6800 crore or USD 1 billion this year. The growth is pretty good this year. Increase in militancy, rising crimes, growing economy and falling prices of security devise have accelerated the security industry’s growth rate in India. Globally the increase in terrorism has compelled all people and companies to be more security conscious. More and more latest security devices are installed even in public places in Europe to protect people and prevent loss or damage to properties. As such the security spending world-wide has been on the rise and nobody wants to take a chance.”
“IFSEC India 2016 is showcasing cutting edge products like CCTV & video surveillance, biometrics & RFID, integrated systems, access control, cyber security, integrated systems, physical security, perimeter protection, fire detection systems, intruder alarms and fire alarms. IFSEC India 2016 cements its position within the global security market.”He further added.

Honeywell Security and Fire India
Mr. Sharad Yadav, General Manager, Honeywell Security and Fire India
“Honeywell has a strong legacy of eight decades in India and understands deeply the security & safety requirements of the country. We are supporting the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government and locally manufacturing the products for them. At IFSEC, Honeywell will be showcasing its “Integrated Security & Fire Solutions” portfolio that covers a comprehensive range of products & solutions including video surveillance, access control for protection of premises, fire alarm systems for fire detection and burglar alarms for intruder monitoring. Honeywell is well positioned to help local customers in India meet the security and fire requirements across all market segments and verticals are it in enterprise, SMB, banking, hospitality, and retail, residential and industrial among others.”

This year Honeywell will be showcasing among other new products, eVance™ Facility Manager, a cloud-based technology that enables greater insight on the health of fire systems and better decision making, MaxPro™ Cloud Alarm Monitor, a cloud-based platform that enables powerful remote monitoring and real-time response across multiple sites, eQUIP™ Camera Series, high image quality cameras withstanding varying degrees of lighting and weather conditions suitable for a wide variety of applications, and the Xtralis range of solutions for remote visual verification of fire and intrusion risks, advanced perimeter security technologies, and video analyticssoftware.

Safe Cities: IFSEC India’s advocacy for Industry

10th edition of South Asia’s largest Security event by UBM India

300 Companies, 20+ Countries showcases Smart Security for Emerging India

As part of the world’s leading portfolio of security and fire safety events, the International Fire & Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) India, expo hosted by UBM India, is back once again with its 10th edition of the expo scheduled from 8th – 10th December 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Supported by APSA and ESAI, the expo is the region’s pre-eminent authority on the expertise and guidance of industrial security.

Today, cities across the world are constantly evolving faster than at any point in history. They have become more congested, and criminal activities have soared up, leading to the destruction of public assets. Compounding the problems, terrorism has become a major concern that presents communities and neighbourhoods with new security problems. Faced with a wealth of often elusive challenges, cities are expected to manage and control the change to allow their communities to have a standard of living that meets modern-day expectations.



In the age of smart technology and to match the pace of smart cities, the need for smart security is of utmost significance. The rising need for advanced security, increasing public surveillance, growing IT infrastructure, increasing IT spends, and surging criminal activities have spurred the market for IP Video Surveillance systems in India. From the earlier Analog CCTV technology, there has been a steady technology shift to Internet Protocol (IP) based (digital), open source and fully integrated systems, with the option for remote surveillance, background screening, video analytics, digital video and sensor-based detection. It has hardly surprising then that the fastest growing end-user industry is projected to be city surveillance.

The growing awareness in the retail and enterprise segment too is giving security solutions a cult status. Under these circumstances, IFSEC India will act as catalysts for the progress and vision of the industry, as we provide a platform for industry players to collectively ideate, innovate, and spot trends like the shift in India’s security paradigm from a preventive approach to a monitoring and response strategy. In its tenth edition, IFSEC is proud to feature technologies pertaining to biometrics, transport, access control, in addition to surveillance, for the knowledge of end users and providers.

Over 300 companies from 20+ countries from the security and fire domain have confirmed participation for the 2016 edition; some of the premier plus partners include Aditya Infotech, Advik, Dahua, ERD Technologies, ESSL, HI-Focus, Hikvision, HANWHA TECHWIN(formerly SAMSUNG TECHWIN), Secureye, Fortune Marketing, Tech smart, Tenda, Hamsa, Uniview, ZKTeco. Our Premier Partners include ACSYS, Axestrack, Blue I, Face ID, Honeywell, Lilin, Mantra, Panasonic, Road point, Sparsh, Starex, Unicam systems, Unique Electrovision and Zebronics.

Speaking on the announcement of IFSEC India 2016, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “According to industry reports by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), India, along with Britain, Germany and France is poised to emerge as one of largest player in global Homeland Security (HLS) market by 2020. The demand for video surveillance in India has grown not only in corporate houses but also risen sharply among the RWAs and security agencies as well. The demand for other security systems like Access Control, Biometrics, Alarm Systems, Transport Security, Home Automation, Perimeter Security and Metal Detectors has increased too. The booming demand for these security solutions, falling costs of products & installation coupled with hassle-free installation & portability is making wireless security an instant hit. Against this landscape, IFSEC 2016, South Asia’s largest annual exposition in the security industry, shall showcase some of the finest IP electronic surveillance technologies & architectures to secure our tomorrows.”

“This year, we have also reached an important milestone and achieved a new momentum with the 10th anniversary of our expo which will provide a perfect platform for stakeholders from the security and fire community to come together and address challenges that have acted as speed bumps to this growth.” he further added.

With the increasing focus on Homeland security in India, IFSEC India, this year has decided to proactively decipher relevant insights gained in the global security market by conducting a two day conference with the theme ‘Security strategies to counter external and internal threats’ and ‘Creating a Smarter and Safer World with State-of-the-art Security Technology’ alongside the exhibition. The expo is supported by Assocham & PWC as ‘Conference’ and ‘Knowledge Partners’, respectively.

This year, IFSEC India will be launching the first ever IFSEC India Awards in India. The Electronic Security Industry in India is proliferating and the awards are crafted to specially get the minds behind electronic security in various industry verticals like BFSI, Retail, Manufacturing, Energy, Healthcare, PSUs, IT & ITES and Infrastructure in the limelight. The awards will recognise the excellence and innovations of CSOs & Security officers who continuously work behind the scenes to ensure robust security. The process advisors for the IFSEC India Awards will be Ernst and Young.
The key opportunities of the IFSEC India 2016 lie in the areas of Urban surveillance, critical infrastructure protection, border, port & airport security, transport security, fire safety, cyber security, Home Automation , Safe cities and so on.