Criminals are getting increasingly ingenious, with many turning to the latest technology to commit crimes of growing sophistication. As this trend proliferates worldwide, there is increasing pressure on security forces and police personnel worldwide to harness the latest scientific methods to combat increasingly clever criminals.
Security agencies around the world and especially in the Middle East are turning their attention to the latest developments in crime-fighting science and technology to keep a step ahead. This has led to growing interest in the latest advances in forensic criminology and detection methods from police and security forces from around the Middle East region.
Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of the region’s premier security and policing trade event, Intersec, expects these trends to be reflected in the upcoming edition of the trade exhibition and conference with strong interest already registered in this field.
The three day event will take place from15-17 January 2012 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“The use of scientific methods to combat crime and anticipate the criminals’ next moves is certainly not new,” said Ahmed Pauwels, Chief Executive Officer of Epoc Messe Frankfurt. “But the effectiveness of using the latest technology to aid in solving otherwise puzzling crimes has been demonstrated tellingly both in the region and on the international stage. This has led to growing emphasis on forensics and criminology by law enforcing agencies around the region,” he added.
“With Dubai Police in the process of setting up a US$137 million ultra-modern, cutting-edge forensic criminology complex in the emirate, representatives from the force will be examining the latest wares of international forensic suppliers and laboratories with close interest,” Pauwels stated.
Forensic criminology is expected to be a key area of interest at Intersec 2012. The safety, security and policing trade show and conference is the premier networking, trade and discussion forum for the regional security community and reflects the concerns and issues being felt around the Middle East.
Recent estimates by industry experts state that the global market for Homeland Security products and services is expected to be worth US$194.3 billion this year*. The Homeland Security & Policing section at Intersec 2012 will feature the latest range of specialized electronics, forensic solutions, training and consultancy services, equipments for Special Forces, aviation security, physical security, tactical security, detection and disposal, as well as armored vehicles and equipment.
Confirmed exhibitors at this year’s Intersec within the Homeland Security & Policing section include Bruker Daltonics, Cross Match Technologies, Smiths Detection, Streit Group, Proytecsa, Solan, Scanna, Mirion, Reflex Responses and many others.
Intersec will also feature exhibitors in the fields of Commercial Security & Information Security, Aviation, Fire & Rescue and Safety & Health.