Secutech 2024 spotlights intelligent solutions in security and beyond

Secutech 2024

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Following the continuous development of AI and loT further increasing prospects for manufacturers, Secutech 2024, Asia’s ultimate business and technology platform for security, loT and AI integration, concluded its 25th edition on 26 April.

300 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions showcased their technological advancements at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre, welcoming 15,123 visitors (up 10% compared to the previous edition), including systems integrators, consultants and distributors from Asia and beyond.

The concurrent events of Mobility, Fire & Safety and SMAbuilding, along with 124 seminars, proved to be significant draws for buyers.

At Secutech 2024, a wide variety of leading industry stakeholders gathered to witness the further development of smart applications and products.

Ms Regina Tsai, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd – Taiwan Branch, spoke at the fair’s conclusion: “Secutech is a crucial link for the development of the security industry, connecting Taiwan, Asia-Pacific and the world and has evolved into a platform where business and innovation intersect.

“Across three engaging days, we have witnessed the widespread application of smart security solutions in various sectors such as smart railway, logistics, disaster prevention, storage, hospitality, security, hotels and more, with numerous opportunities for cross-sector collaboration.”

Delivering the opening remarks on the first day of show, Mr Cheng Wen-Tsan, Taiwanese Vice Premier of Executive Yuan said: “Security and resilience are ever-evolving industries, with a continuous stream of innovative technologies emerging, such as AI, loT and other disaster prevention technologies.

“I believe Secutech will introduce numerous innovations to the security industry and offer new solutions that can benefit cities and countries worldwide.”

Secutech consistently draws a range of international exhibitors and buyers. At this edition, among the top visiting countries were China, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the US.

Exhibitors hailing from China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UK, the US and more showcased their wide range of intelligent solutions, with many booths benefitting from the strong visitor flow.

Buyers were particularly intrigued by several standout features, such as surveillance automation systems, platform reliability software, smart parking system management and video fire detection systems.

Moreover, the presence of ten dedicated pavilions, led by industry powerhouses, served as focal points for various industries including transportation, smart home & building, smart factory and fire and safety.

This facilitated the seamless sourcing of products and solutions across vertical markets.

Complementing the trade platform, 124 seminars helped industry players expand their understanding of market developments, covering six major areas: Security, Industrial Safety, Fire Safety and Disaster Prevention, Smart Building, Smart Transportation and Smart Mobility Solutions.

In one particular highlight, industry experts from Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines discussed technology integration aimed at enhancing disaster response at the “2024 Asia Disaster Prevention Forum”.

Exhibitors’ comments

Mr Mike Shen, General Manager, I-TEK, Taiwan: “Our products include smart door access control systems and smart door locks, serving the commercial market in airports, hospitals, schools and government buildings. We participate with the aim to promote our brand and attract customers from Taiwan and around the world.

“This time, we connected with many buyers from Spain, Japan, the Philippines and Eastern Europe. The concurrent events also facilitated valuable discussions and potential collaborations with exhibitors from different fields. We will definitely continue to participate in Secutech!”

Mr Tom Ni, Fire Protection Engineer, Nohmi Taiwan Ltd: “This is our first time exhibiting at Secutech, attracted by its stellar reputation. Our goal is to increase our company visibility and showcase our new products to a broader customer base. The number of active and goal-oriented visitors exceeded my expectations, with some showing strong intention to cooperate.

“The fair’s strength lies in providing a hands-on experience for visitors, allowing them to personally engage with the products. Secutech not only attracts participants from the fire protection field but also fosters cross-industry collaboration, making it an ideal platform.”

Mr Morris Fan, Manager, Hi Sharp Electronics Co Ltd, Taiwan: “We have participated at every edition of Secutech, and our company has grown alongside this fair. Secutech is a prominent platform for manufacturers to showcase their products and services. In the security industry, the significance of AI technology continues to rise.

“We provide customised solutions for customers and our booth has been very busy throughout, mainly with buyers from abroad, including India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and the UK, primarily comprising project managers and wholesalers, which is precisely our target customer group.”

Mr James Cox, VP Business Development, Network Optix USA: “Participating at Secutech helps us reinforce our committed presence in the region, particularly Taiwan, and the fair is a central hub for connecting with partners from Southeast Asia and beyond. It’s not only about meeting new contacts; many existing partners also visit us and explore Taiwan.

“Having attended other trade fairs around the world, Secutech stands out with its broad offerings and innovations. More importantly, it offers a cost-effective return on investment. I’m confident that we’ll return for future editions of the show.”

Visitors’ comments

Mr Jason Kurek, President, The Security Solutions Association of Singapore: “Digitalisation is a key focus and the security industry is undergoing a technology-driven transformation. Our members from Singapore are keen to participate and benefit from these trends.

“Attending this fair has been beneficial for sourcing and building relationships, as face-to-face meetings are crucial for establishing personal connections and fostering collaboration. We greatly appreciate the warm hospitality extended through the buyer programme and are confident that our relationship with Secutech will continue to strengthen in the future.”

Mr Threin Htun, Managing Director, Trustlink Company Ltd: “We are a system integration company in Myanmar, specialising in government and banking sector projects. This is our first time participating at Secutech – we aim to source innovative solutions for our upcoming project, specifically seeking cameras integrated with AI technology.

“These cameras are crucial for smart development and enhancing law enforcement regulations for road and vehicle controls. We were pleased to find a wide range of these products at the fair and had productive discussions with high quality manufacturers who can provide the solutions and cameras we require.”

Mr Stefanus Ronald Juanto, Chairman of Indonesian Security System Industry Association (AISKINDO): “It’s truly exhilarating to be back at Secutech, reconnecting with industry friends and engaging with security system companies that develop innovative solutions.

“The overall quality of exhibitors has significantly improved, with a notable shift towards more advanced solutions, particularly in AI and software. I see significant growth opportunities in the security market, especially in our home country of Indonesia, where innovation is on the rise.”

Speaker’s insight

Mr Makoto Ebuchi, Deputy Director General, Department of Disaster Management, Kochi Prefectural Government, Japan: “In recent years, Taiwan has faced frequent disasters.

“Through this disaster prevention forum, our aim is to strengthen cooperation, foster a deeper understanding and raise awareness among industry players in Taiwan, regarding the mitigation of natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis.

“At the same time, I am also excited about the potential for technology and disaster prevention exchanges with Taiwan and eagerly look forward to engaging in such collaboration.”

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