The Security Event set to reunite the sector


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Thousands of security professionals will once again return to the NEC in Birmingham from 7-9 September.

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

The event last ran in 2019 and has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it is set to welcome visitors after lockdown ends in July and signal the return of face-to-face physical events. 

The Security Event is the leading UK exhibition that targets the commercial and residential security market, this free-to-attend event will bring together a world-class education programme, market leaders and industry experts back at the home of UK security.

It is uniquely co-located with The Health and Safety Event, The Security Event, The Facilities Event, The Emergency Services Show and the newly-launched National Cyber Security Show. This means that delegates only have to register once to have access to all six events, which form part of Nineteen Group’s Safety and Security Series, giving them access to six major events in one unmissable opportunity.

The organisers are expecting more than 28,000 delegates to attend across the three days and there are already more than 900 exhibitors signed up to showcase the latest products, services and training and the events span over 54,000 square metres – making these events the biggest of their kind in the UK.

Event Director, Tristan Norman said: “The Security Event 2021 will be double the size of the 2019 version as well as have double the number of exhibitors and double the amount of content. The entire show is a different beast to what it was in 2019 and we just can’t wait to provide that platform for the industry to get back to doing what it does best.”

He added: “The sheer amount of new products that are going to be on show and available at The Security Event will be fantastic. Just as we’ve been busy behind closed doors, I know for a fact that all of our exhibitors have been working to develop new products, solutions and integrations which they cannot wait to demonstrate to our audience.

“In addition to the product innovation on display, visitors can also expect a lot of networking opportunities. We are the largest and only commercial security event in the UK in 2021 and we are creating a platform for the industry to meet in one place once again.”

Unrivalled CPD content

Across the Safety and Security Series there will be more than a dozen educational theatres offering 300+ hours of CPD content. These seminar sessions are all free-to-attend and visitors will receive CPD points for attending any session. 

The Security Event will play host to four theatres offering CPD content to all visitors. Dedicated to the needs of the fire and security installers and integrators, the Installer Theatre will provide important industry updates and guidance for practitioners and business owners.

Security in Practice

At the Security in Practice Theatre, leading expert speakers will uncover the emerging technologies, latest trends and best practice case studies for security professionals. With a specially curated agenda, attendees will come away with plenty of inspiring ideas and actionable strategies that can be applied to their respective business and profession.

Education Partner: Honeywell

Highlights include:

  • The challenges, opportunities and security implications of IoT
  • Advanced Systems Integration; The key transformation of the next decade?
  • AI & analytics in Smart Buildings
  • The implications of AI in security, where are we?
  • Managing the risks and benefits of Smart Building technologies

Innovation Theatre

The Innovation Theatre will give visitors the opportunity to discover the breakthrough technologies shaping the security sector. Learn how these innovations will impact how you specify, integrate and install your solutions and find out how you can stay ahead of the curve. Education Partner: Honeywell

Installer Theatre

Dedicated to the needs of security installers and integrators, the Fire & Security Installer Theatre will provide important industry updates and guidance for practitioners and business owners. With a focus on standards, regulations and industry best practice, these sessions will be vital to ensure businesses remain compliant and are best equipped to meet the needs of their clients. Supported by NSI

Highlights include:

  • Certification post-pandemic
  • Essential updates for installers: alarm confirmation for police response, cyber secure installations & access control
  • How tech innovation is challenging traditional business models for installers
  • Skills – finding and upskilling the next generation of installer
  • The rise of DIY; What does it mean for installers?

Designing Out Crime Zone

The Designing Out Crime Zone will showcase the latest police techniques to reduce crime and keep local communities safe. In association with Secured by Design (SBD), the national Police Crime Prevention Initiative has undertaken pioneering work to raise security standards with the construction industry and Government to embed designing out crime into the planning process. Sponsored by PCPI

Highlights include:

  • Introduction to PCPI – House of Brands
  • Testing and certification – the importance of this process
  • Police Digital Security Centre: Focus on cybersecurity
  • Police Crime Prevention Academy: how an accredited qualification can help you in your job and to go on to do different things

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Supported by the industry

The Security Event will also showcase the latest innovations in the market and is being supported by its Founding Partners Anixter, Assa Abloy, Comelit, Honeywell, Motorola Solutions, TDSI, Texecom, Tyco, Videcon and other leading brands including Ajax, BT Redcare, CSL, Oprema, Panasonic to name but a few.

The industry has also backed The Security Event in a big way and bodies and associations supporting the event include ASIS UK, The Security Institute, Linx International Group, Secured by Design, Association of Security Consultants to name just a few.

The event will offer free parking on site at the NEC. This will further enforce that the NEC is the most accessible venue for any event in the fire and security sector with a train station and airport nearby and the venue adjacent to the M42 motorway. 

Norman concluded: “We have been blown away by the support the industry has given us right from the beginning. We originally created The Security Event with nine founding partners and we are delighted to say that they are all still on board with us and support the show fully. The event is designed by the industry, for the industry and everyone seems to have got behind that ethos.

“I don’t think there is a better platform in the security industry in 2021 to generate sales, increase brand awareness and demonstrate innovation than The Security Event.”

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