Light + Building 2018 Trade Fair - New Features at the SECURE! Special Show

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CANZLER teamed up with Messe Frankfurt to develop the overall concept for the SECURE! Special Show on the occasion of the Light + Building Trade Fair from March 18-23, 2018.

The special show enables planners, investors, industry and hotel operators to experience new trends and applications for security technology for themselves. Alongside specialist consultancy and architecture, CANZLER handled coordination of the over 40 exhibitors who took part.

The SECURE! Special Show in Hall 9.1 featured 1,000 m² of exhibition area with numerous security technology highlights in a real setting for commercial users. Since construction, fit-out, technology, uses and events were all linked interactively and across all functions and trades, visitors were able to grasp and experience all the applications and modules under live conditions in their entirety. “As a result, security technology also becomes interesting for users and investors,” comments Bertram Canzler, CEO of CANZLER. “The fact that SECURE! Was so hands-on gave visitors any number of ideas to support decision-making in their own projects.” Alongside information from the exhibitors, engineers were also at had to field to questions and discuss issues.

Specifically, three real applications from the commercial construction world were on show for new builds, conversions and maintenance; the focus here was on typical usage in hotels, offices and industry. The applications areas and main facilities offices in such buildings were recreated as live experiences. In this way, the show explained how the functional interaction of CCTV and access controls, optical and acoustic alarms, fire and burglary alarms. “At many places visitors were able to test the functions of the applications,” Viktor Höschele, project manager at CANZLER, recalls. Visitors were able to experiment for themselves with approval/blocking of access to spaces, the use of CCTV and alarms for unauthorized entry into specific spaces/areas, for example.

“The special sector solutions demonstrate most impressively how security technology can be linked to smart technology in hotel applications,” Höschele continues. When searching for a hotel, the guest scans a QR code. Using the provider’s corresponding hotel App the guest then selects a free room that meets what he is looking for. Using the check-in function he then reserves it. And by means of the QR code on his Smartphone he can then open the door to the room, without requiring any keys or access card. And can later safely check out and use the software, which distinguishes between private and business overnights, to pay. Such applications will no doubt be the standard in many a new hotel in a few years’ time as they offer guests and hotel operators greater flexibility and business advantages.