The 7th edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi) event, taking place 15-17 March 2016 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC), will feature a dedicated “Future of Policing” pavilion to highlight new trends and developments in the equipment and technology deployed worldwide and how these are being applied regionally.
Regional Police services are increasingly utilizing technologies such as wearable devices, analytics and social media as they look to fight crime more effectively, engage more closely with citizens and deliver better services.
Faced with these growing demands, Police services are looking at innovative technology solutions, including video, mobile solutions and data sharing, to improve operational efficiency and work more closely with members of the public.
“The world in which police operate now is radically different from what it was even a few years ago and services need to adapt accordingly. Greater use of technology makes it easier for police forces to collect, access and share the information needed to detect and deter criminal activity, while engaging more closely with the citizens they are trying to protect,” said Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Inspector General of the Ministry of Interior.
“Police Forces globally are adopting new technologies and the Middle East is at the forefront of this trend, as regional governments look to improve the service they offer to their citizens,” said Nicky Dawson, Group Exhibition Director of ISNR Abu Dhabi. “The Middle East continues to be in the global spotlight and events such as ISNR will help our police services rise to the occasion,” Al Raisi added.
Key trends expected to be featured at the event include wearable technology, with body cameras having come under the spotlight this year. According to research from the University of Cambridge, the deployment of body cameras by Police led to an 87% drop in violence against officers.
Video analytics is becoming an increasingly important field in policing, with cities around the globe looking at combining closed circuit TV networks with analytics software, biometrics and facial recognition technology to make services more responsive to security issues and environmental threats, such as fire or flooding.
Police Forces are also increasingly looking at how they engage with the wider public, so that citizens feel safe and secure. The Ministry of Interior has steadily been engaging more widely on social media platforms and in outreach programs.
Police Forces globally are having to deal with rising citizen expectations, as people demand more responsive services, and higher levels of organized, digital crime, all while attempting to manage with budget constraints, according to a report from Accenture.
Under the guidance and direction of UAE’s Ministry of Interior, ISNR Abu Dhabi is a platform to see and source the very latest homeland security solutions in one place, at one time, with more than 500 exhibiting companies from 45 countries.