ІІ International exhibition
EXPERT SECURITY - 2021
On June 15–18, 2021, the prominent event for Ukraine in the field of security systems – II International Exhibition "Expert Security - 2021" – took place at the International Exhibition Centre.
The event was traditionally held together with ХIX International Exhibition "Protection Technologies/FireTech - 2021", XVII International Exhibition "Arms and Security - 2021" and XII Aviation and Space Salon "Aviasvit - XXI". Joint format turned the exhibitions into a powerful business and scientific forum dedicated to the full range of security issues of the state and society.
The exhibitions were attended by a number of honorable guests,
including those directly involved in national and public security:
Key indicators of 4 exhibitions:
Among 64 exhibitors of "Expert Security - 2021" there were Ukrainian and foreign manufacturers and distributors which showcased security and safety products to those in attendance.
Besides the booths, a number of police, special‑purpose, and firefighting and rescue vehicles were demonstrated at the exhibition grounds.
The following well‑known brands in the security industry were present at the expo:
Evidence of the high level of the event is its professional audience – this year "Expert Security" was attended by trade visitors in the following segments:
Manufacturers, installers and dealers of security and protection solutions
Representatives of physical and cyber security departments of companies in the following sectors:
defense industry, state enterprises and institutions, law enforcement agencies, fuel and energy companies, banks, agricultural companies, logistics companies, retail, development and construction companies, etc.
Associations of security industry companies
Amalgamated territorial communities
Companies engaged in management of residential apartment buildings and housing cooperatives
Representatives of Viatec presented the following new products from Hikvision and Dahua: wireless burglar alarm Hikvision AX PRO, integration of artificial intelligence and deep video analytics in video surveillance and access control systems, project video surveillance and smart access control, a line of thermal imaging equipment from the HIKMICRO sub‑brand.
DEPS showcased a number of new products that will be of interest to both installation companies and ordinary users. In particular, they showcased a new brand in the field of video surveillance – TYTO, which focuses on classic functionality and will be interesting for its affordable price. The range of network equipment was presented by Foxgate and FinMark brands.
ZKTeco, a brand in the field of access control and management, with its systems supporting remote thermal screening technology, was not left out either. It is worth noting the highlight of DEPS booth: demo zone of Ajax Systems – Ukrainian developer and manufacturer of wireless security systems with an international name.
Romsat impressed with a wide range of devices for both video surveillance and access control, including those with support of artificial intelligence and thermal screening – the main trend of recent years. Solutions from such well‑known brands as Uniview, Bosch, Hanwha Techwin, Magal Security Systems, Aqara, ITC and others were presented at the company's booth.
Ukrainian manufacturer GreenVision exhibited video cameras that successfully solve the problem of internal and external video surveillance in both small apartments and large industrial facilities. In addition, visitors of the booth had an opportunity to get acquainted with the range of video recorders.
A new player on the market, PLEK Elektronics, presented PLEK speed radar panel, which reduces the number of road accidents. The main purpose of the device is to prevent speeding of vehicles. Thanks to radar, up to 70% of drivers reduce speed, which means that intersections, crowded places, pedestrian crossings become safer.
Winkhaus, Smart Security, Seven Systems, Bastion‑Kyiv and Infocom demonstrated their security and access control solutions for households and small businesses, as well as for large facilities. Door locks with electronic latch and multifunctional electronic keys, biometric readers and Bluetooth keyboard modules, biometric identification system that uses the palm vein scanning method, wireless access control systems and other solutions – all this equipment was shown during the exhibition.
One of the real pillars of the Ukrainian security market – Yugo‑Zapad – presented its range of products, in particular, seismic and vibration systems for perimeter protection.
During the expo, visitors could get acquainted with the whole range of security services and compare the options and prices for them at 3 booths: Security Police, Sheriff Holding and Femida Complex Plus.
Thermoscreening of visitors using special systems, which is a very important and convenient solution during the COVID‑19 pandemic, was a trend at the expo. Dozens of companies manufacturing security systems around the world decided to upgrade the relevant functionality of their hardware and software or even to release completely new products. "Expert Security" became the first expo in Ukraine where such systems were not only demonstrated at the booths, but also installed at all entrances.
Security in cyberspace
Cybersecurity technologies are as important for the state's defense capabilities as military equipment because in the 21st century the fiercest battles are taking place on the invisible front. Evidence of this is the significant number of solutions in this area that were presented during the exhibition.
National Cyber Security Coordination Center under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine – the first state platform that unites the efforts of the state and the private sector in countering threats to national cybersecurity – presented a number of its accomplishments in such important areas as the exchange of information on cyber threats and public‑private partnership.
Elcore Ukraine is a part of the international holding ELCOREGROUP and offers cyber security solutions for factories, healthcare institutions, housing and communal service companies, etc. Visitors of the company's booth had an opportunity to learn about system lockdown software for mission‑critical devices – Trend Micro Safe Lock™ TXOne Edition – and other cybersecurity products from various vendors.
Cyberlab Computer Forensics Laboratory showcased devices designed to extract, analyze and protect data. The company also informed visitors about services for the investigation of IT crimes and information security incidents and computer forensics.
FS Group shared with visitors a niche expertise in the field of infosecurity and threat intelligence. The company successfully investigates high‑tech crimes using its own unique platform, application of computer security checks and implementation of its own solutions in the field of threat intelligence.
Solutions for special services, law enforcement agencies and information security
Mathesis presented monitoring systems for telecommunications and radio networks, automated control systems, information‑analytical and geoinformation systems, face and voice recognition systems, speech recognition and machine translation systems used by special services and operational units of law enforcement agencies.
UALEKS SOFT showcased individual solutions for operational and investigative activities that allow to automate analysis processes and perform missions faster and more efficiently, a variety of modern technologies to combat terrorism domestically, regionally and globally, advanced analytical solutions to identify and prevent potential threats and maintain homeland security and stability.
Turday (Slovakia) demonstrated security alarm system SpiderNet, which is able to monitor a segment of terrain, border, perimeters of objects, etc, by detection of terrain seismic vibration and transmitting radio and photo/video alarm signals to control unit; mobile jamming systems; reactive jammers for prisons, anti‑EOD; anti‑drone jammers, radio signal monitoring, classification and direction finders; perimeter radars.
Regula (Belarus), a leading manufacturer of forensic equipment for authenticity verification of documents, banknotes and securities, showcased devices for authenticating documents and banknotes and informed about the proprietary software used to operate these devices.
ICOM SYSTEMS is a Ukrainian company that has many years of experience in implementing projects in various areas of the telecommunications sector and performs a full range of works on the creation and maintenance of special telecommunications networks and systems. The company presented specialized software for notification and dispatching systems and software to prevent leakage of confidential information from information systems.
Sensority showed the work of software and hardware systems for psychophysiological analysis. Insight X technology analyzes real‑time or offline video of interrogations, identifying patterns of behavior at the psychophysiological and neuro‑levels. You just need a regular video camera aimed at a person's face, which makes it easier to set up and less distracting during interrogation. The company's solutions are relevant for intelligence services, law enforcement agencies and government agencies in the hiring process.
Confidentiality in the modern world is gradually becoming a luxury, so the demand for it dictates a significant number of products that enter the market each year. Five companies presented their services and products for information leakage detection and technical protection: Digital and Analog Systems, Dataway Security, Locker’s, Plasmotechnika and Kriaton.
The largest security exhibition in Ukraine
Expert Security - 2021 is the largest security industry expo held in Ukraine in almost two years, despite two postponements due to the COVID‑19 pandemic and other factors. Thanks to the favorable location of the International Exhibition Centre (10 minutes by public transport from the city center) and its joint format together with such powerful exhibition as "Arms and Security", we were able to attract quality attendance, which is the main indicator of a successful exhibition. That's why "Security is within easy reach" is not just a motto, it is about a desire to be accessible to everyone interested in the security of their business and property.
Plans for 2022
The exhibition received the official support from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, we received positive feedback from exhibitors and applications from potential exhibitors for the next year. After the visit to the exhibition by the Head of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, the representatives of the Service confirmed their readiness for fruitful cooperation in the preparation of the next edition of the exhibition and expressed their intention to take part with a booth. So now we begin to work on Expert Security - 2022, which will take place on September 27‑30, 2022 at the International Exhibition Centre.