Messe Frankfurt Middle East, organiser of the prestigious awards programme associated with Intersec – the world’s leading trade fair for safety, security and fire protection which runs at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 17th – 19th January – has unveiled the 54 finalists for this year’s honours.
Spread across ten categories which recognise the best in security, fire and safety and personal industry contributions, this year’s finalists hail from across North America, the Middle East, including Israel, the UK, Far East and Europe.
“This year’s entries demonstrate the highest ever level of innovation impacting all sectors of the security eco-system,” commented Alex Nicholl, Show Director of Intersec. “The awards also highlight great advancements within the UAE security sector with numerous organisations presenting technology-led products and services.”
The UAE’s Axis Communications Inc. is bidding for the ‘Cybersecurity Product/Service of the Year’ accolade with its Axis Device Manager Extend aggregated dashboard, which enables users to manage their Axis device and sites from anywhere.
The dashboard gathers information about all customers’ devices and sites in one, easy-to-use application. They are then informed when recommended firmware upgrades are available and receive recommendations for replacement products. They can see which analytics are running on devices and apply new. It enables users to manage thousands of Axis devices and perform tasks at scale and roll back pushed out firmware in case of potential compliance issues. Jobs are fully traceable, and it’s possible to export all system device information for reporting or auditing purposes.
Dubai Police is vying for the ‘Safety Product/Service of the Year’ award with its ‘Lost and Found’ product which helps customers report their loss and match them within five minutes using AI and digital technologies. The system aims to communicate with government and semi-governmental sectors, institutions, public and private sectors and all segments of society in a smart and innovative way according to international standards.
The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention has been shortlisted in the ‘Security Sustainability Product/Service of the Year’ for its Internet-of-Things Smart Building Project. The project includes many systems like visitor management, parking management, CCTV, smart facilities management, smart meeting rooms, wayfinding, smart speed gates and access control. It is also integrated with one of the world’s most sustainable model – BEEAH – which will help MOHAP improve performance, increase efficiency, become smarter, more responsive, and capable of making better informed decisions.
The UAE’s NAFFCO is hoping to secure the ‘Fire Product/Service of The Year’ award for its new smoke management system which integrates many systems into a single unit of responsibility for greater building safety. “The smoke management system that we have developed has a full unit responsibility that can be integrated with other life safety systems and building management system that allows smooth and unified operation”, said Abdulkareem Daraghmeh, General Manager, NAFFCO smoke management & security solutions.
This year’s awards programme will also honour outstanding people within the fire and security industries. It features a ‘Young Emirati Achiever of The Year’ to recognise someone under 35 years of age who has demonstrated a great understanding of their sector, innovated an initiative, and is deemed to be the sector’s ‘One to Watch.’ Making the cut for the Emirati Achiever award are Hamda Al Maazmi of the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention, Ahmad Al Awar of Dubai Police and Essa Ahmed Al-Mutawa of Dubai’s General Directorate of Civil Defense.
Candidates for the’ International Leader of the Year,’ award include high rise firefighter Brent Brooks, Les Allan of Heriot-Watt University, Khalid Al Khatib of NAFFCO, Sawsan Dahham of Dar Al Handasah and Mohammad Alqassim of Dubai Police.
Shortlisted for the ‘Long Service Award’, which recognises exceptional commitment to the sector, are Adil Abdel-Hadi of Aman Security Training, Abdulla Al Sayari of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health, Ali Baghdadi of Ingram Micro, Mansoor Mabyooa of Civil Defense Ras al Khaimah and Woosuk Byun of Commax Co. Ltd.
The ‘Industry Hero of the Year’ for an individual deemed to have gone beyond normal duties has three shortlisted candidates – high rise firefighter, Brent Brooks, Abdulla Al Sayari of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health, and Ansari Wahid of the Adeeb Group.
The 2023 Intersec Awards will be presented in a glittering gala dinner ceremony at the Ritz Carlton DIFC on Wednesday, 18th January, and tickets for what is one of the industry’s most highly anticipated events are now on sale via https://intersec.ae.messefrankfurt.com.