French security equipment manufacturers keen to increase their presence in the Middle East

HSSRJan13In the key-event in the protection and security sectors, 14 French companies will take part at Intersec 2022

This security-focused trade show will allow to reconnect with the industry players to enhance the protection of businesses and industries across the Middle East

The UAE represent an attractive market for French players in the security sector with a lot of investments opportunities. Meanwhile, the commercial security and infrastructure protection market is expected to reach US$7.4bn by 2024, and on the other hand, fire safety and rescue is a sector that is worth around US$699bn in 2021. That’s why the French security experts are eyeing the GCC market with high interest and will be present on the French pavilion at INTERSEC to promote their solutions and know-how.

The French exhibiting companies that have been selected to participate specialise in cybersecurity, firefighting and rescue solutions, perimeter and physical security including monitoring and maintenance devices to ensure environment protection. Among these companies, one can find innovative solutions such as biometric keys to protect the user’s identity through built-in fingerprints analysis, next-generation optical fibre sensor systems for infrastructure maintenance and monitoring, optronics for monitoring extended sites, industrial thermography, test applications and infrared metrology, access control equipment, fire-fighting systems, coated technical textiles and protective clothing, to name just a few.

The UAE position national security as a top priority over the next ten years with US$10bn to be invested in the sector, whereas, France is willing to strengthen agreements and co-operation measures by introducing specific solutions that remain crucial for the security of the country. 

With an existing solid presence in the region, through technical co-operation agreements, military and security assistance for air, land, maritime forces, as well as in the area of civil security, the UAE recently reinforced their long-standing partnership with France through a strategic deal of approx. US$19.4bn defence contract involving a major French group along with mid-sized companies.  

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