Security technologies and their integration into smart buildings are confirmed among the top trends of systems integration.
Here is what we observed during our visit to SBE/Sicurezza 2017, which took place from 15 to 17 November, and affirmed by the 25,569 attendees that crossed the threshold of Fiera Milano. “The numbers confirm Sicurezza’s centrality in its reference market,” comments Fiera Milano CEO Fabrizio Curci. “In this event, the industry found a hub for innovation and vocational training, capable of giving concrete replies in a time in which integration and digitalization are changing their philosophies. A point of strength for the exhibition project, the offering’s cross-over was affirmed and even enriched this year by the consecutive presence of Smart Building Expo.” And it was truly the concept of the “network building” that dominated the convention’s initiatives, the training sessions and the solutions presented by the companies of the SBE project, promoted by Pentastudio, along with sector associations such as SIEC and Avixa.
Among the events with the greatest participation was AV Experience Lab, organized by SIEC and Avixa with the objective of fostering the dialogue between the AV market and professional end users: a series of roundtables where guests with varying profiles, from architects to technicians to media operators, discussed some of the challenges facing the sector. Among these is that of the role of the systems integrator, which is central but not officially recognized, the proper language for communicating innovation even outside the reference market, thus making its potential more intelligible, and the disparity that buildings present, as they are often underdeveloped when it comes to currently available technology. An intense and interesting moment of exchange that closed with a social moment for meeting one another, as well as exchanging ideas and…business cards.
If, then, the “historic” fair Sicurezza represented all areas well, from video surveillance to access control, from anti-intrusion to passive security, from fire-prevention to cyber security, the novelty of Smart Building Expo brought the topics of infrastructure in buildings to the show as a prerequisite for the evolution of digital services. Alongside proposals for home and building automation was also the presence of companies more closely related to AV, with solutions for the corporate, education, and retail environments and more.
A digital, intelligent convergence that we here at Connessioni will continue to follow closely – let’s not forget that Smart Building Conference and ISE 2018 by now are upon us – while the two Milanese events give us the date for their next edition, from 13 to 15 November 2019.
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