12 Jan Pressure on surveillance industry to deliver in Middle East
The pressure is now on the global surveillance industry to step up and deliver multi-functional solutions that offer benefits way beyond a traditional security remit, says Paul Webb, Chief Executive of Synectics.
Speaking ahead of the company’s attendance at Intersec 2016, Webb said: “Investment in the region spans many sectors, from critical utilities assets and tourism facilities, to transportation network improvement and expansion. These are incredibly diverse areas, all with distinctive needs, but a common thread throughout is the requirement for complete situational awareness; the ability to detect and respond to anything from terrorist threat or faulty equipment to public usage trends. It’s a scenario that can only truly be fulfilled by systems integration – often incorporating a complex mix of technologies and providers.
“Investors and asset owners are aware that database agnostic surveillance command and control solutions offer one of the best routes to this level of integration, and are subsequently challenging providers to offer systems that, quite simply, ‘do more’.”
Synectics – with a dedicated UAE office for local support – has responded to these demands with a series of new solutions and product enhancements spanning its COEX camera range (including HD IP COEX models with native IP, on-board compression technology and extreme high temperature capabilities) and its evolved Synergy 3 command and control platform.
The global surveillance specialist has recently secured a number of significant projects across Middle East and North African regions including the surveillance contract for Phase III of the North East Bab (NEB) Field Development (an expansion of the Rumaitha and Shanayel oil fields), and a high profile education centre in Bahrain.
At Intersec (stand S1-F54), Synectics will be demonstrating hardware and software innovations currently being deployed in the region. The surveillance specialist will also be joined by video analytics expert Ipsotek, whose solutions were recently integrated into an end-to-end solution for Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport via Synectics’ Synergy 3.