Security takes center stage at Securex West Africa exhibition

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By NKIRUKA NNOROM

Latest security initiatives, trends, challenges and emerging technologies will be the focal point of the forthcoming  West Africa exhibition, billed to take place in Lagos.

The exhibition will bring together leading commercial, homeland and cyber security, fire protection and safety suppliers and is targeted at delivering strategic technologies, training and intelligence solutions to the market.

Evaluating existing counter terrorism policies, understanding new domain threats posed by regionally active militant organisations, cyber security, training security forces, strategic approaches to emerging threats and accessing gaps in existing commercial and homeland security infrastructure, implementing effective resilience measures to mitigate potential crisis and more will be covered at the trade show taking place 18 – 19 March 2014 in Lagos.

Speaking on the Securex exhibition, Mr Fola Arthur-Worrey, CEO of Lagos State Security Trust Fund, said: “In these times of increasing concerns surrounding national and internal security, not just in Nigeria but indeed across the globe, security exhibitions such as Securex are critical in interrogating current security challenges and then designing appropriate national, sub-national and private sector responses to them; and, more particularly, in driving specialisation across the broad spectrum of possible responses both human and technological.

Mr. Sean McCarthy, Regional Sales Manager in the Exports Division at Elvey Security Technologies, South Africa, said: “For our company, the greatest value we generate from exhibiting at a show like this, is the exposure we get to an expanded installer market as well as business leaders from various other sectors, such as the banking industry, for example.”

The Securex West Africa trade show is being organised by Montgomery West Africa and sponsored by HIK Vision, Halogen Security, Kontz Engineering and Rapid Vigil; supported by the United Kingdom Trade and Investment, Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute for Industrial Security, Institute of Safety Professional of Nigeria, International Institute of Professional Security, Lagos State Safety Commission, World Trade Center of Nigeria, International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and Occupational Safety.

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