With the opening of the exhibitions calendar in New Delhi, the securityscape received a formidable fillip with the 15th International Security Expo that opened on September 13, 2012.
This expo is one of the main homeland safety and security trade shows in India. Like all trade-oriented presentations, it was designed to promote networking activities amongst corporate houses and users. Supported by the Ministry of Home, there was a visible attempt at demonstrating the latest technological innovations and developments at this four-day show. Conceptually, the focus was on Homeland Security and in keeping with that principle, all stakeholders in the notion of security within, had participated.
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Technology at the International Security Expo
Technology, as we are aware, plays an important role in the business of internal security. From intense surveillance to protection against bombs, all ingredients of security threats were highlighted through devices designed to counter them. Several global appliances manufacturers had joined in the endeavour; Samsung and LG were most notable. Sophisticated methods for the maintenance of law and order could be discussed and companies could draw up financially rewarding collaborative agreements at the show too. A large array of modernised and reliable RFID tools, smart cards, crowd control devices, GPS gadgets and other high-end products were exhibited at the show.
The placement of stalls by several paramilitary forces was inspiring considering their premier roles in India’s internal security. The Border Security Force had displayed the products of their Tear Gas Unit; a unique and singular supply unit of these materials which not only caters to the needs of Indian security forces but also those of several SAARC countries. Several police outfits under India’s Central Police Organisation like the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) presented themselves.