Exhibitors' Opinions

With an impressive appearance at an exceptionally designed exhibition stand, the GRUNDIG brand returned to the Security Essen 2018, the leading international meeting place for the security sector, after a one-off break. Numerous skilled visitors came to the trade fair booth in the new "Video-Hall" 5 to find out about Grundig's trade fair highlights. The greatest interest was shown in the innovative software solutions, which were particularly convincing in terms of video analysis – and the associated forensic evaluation – of the image material. In short, Security Essen is the absolute market leader for security in an international comparison. Thanks to the excellent cooperation of the trade fair organisation team, it offers the ideal platform for presenting new products and solutions in the security sector, but also for strengthening brand awareness on an international level. This is why Grundig secured pole position in Video Hall 5 for Security Essen 2020 at an early stage.
Ludwig Bergschneider, Managing Director, Abetechs GmbH (Grundig Security)
Our stand position in the new Hall 6 was a very good choice. Visitor footfall was above average and the results were even better than we saw at the last Security 2016 trade fair. We thought the hall distribution was a particularly great success this year. The number and quality of our D/A/CH trade fair contacts were very good; not only this but we were delighted to see how many trade fair visitors attended from around the world, which was a great fit for Vanderbilt’s global orientation. The trade fair contributed to further developing the level of awareness of the Vanderbilt brand. We consider Security to be the leading trade fair for our industry. It is an excellent platform from which to present our solutions to a broad audience.
Andreas Straubinger, Region Manager D/A/CH, Vanderbilt International GmbH
For us, Security Essen has been our most successful trade fair to date. The high levels of demand for our ALVARA Logistic App and ‘Digital Driver Legitimation’ were one reason, but not the only reason by any means. In particular, the BMWL joint stand brought together all of the stakeholders in cash services, offering an overall solution for efficient cash circulation. The joint stand was well placed not only to present the route to innovation but also to confirm it. The concept is very impressive and we will be back in 2020.
Bernd Hohlfeld, Management Board, ALVARA Cash Management Group AG
PwC Cyber Security Services GmbH is Germany’s leading consultancy firm for data security. As Security Essen set up its own exhibition hall for cyber security this year for the first time, to us it was a logical step to come and present our products and services here. The topics which were in particularly high demand were information security, data protection, emergency services and cyber security. The trade visitors were extremely well informed and precisely our target audience.
Knud Brandis, Managing Director of PwC Cyber Security Services GmbH
Stölting Security was extremely satisfied with Security Essen 2018 in Essen. As a large security services provider operating in Germany, we were able to present our services and position ourselves in the best possible manner. The second day saw high footfall and was of great significance for us as a trans-regional personnel service provider operating in the sector of cleaning, security and staffing. Stölting Service Group will be back in 2020!
Sebastian Mosbacher, Managing Director, Stölting Service Group
WSecurity Essen was beyond our wildest expectations; it has been one of our best platforms to get in direct contact with our target audience at an international level. Furthermore, winning the Security Innovation Award 2018 for our core product the Stealth Key, the worlds’ first 3D metal printed key, has been an invaluable validation stamp from arguably the world’s leading security fair. It is clearly the place to be for security and we eagerly look forward to come back once again in 2020.
Dr. Alejandro Ojeda, CEO and Founder of UrbanAlps AG
HOPPE presented at Security Essen for the first time this year – and so far, we are extremely satisfied with the results of the trade fair. Security Essen is a good platform for HOPPE innovations and expertise in the field of protection and amenities; this is also clear from the high number of contacts we made at the trade fair – both with customers as well as visitors who came from segments which are new to us, for example from the electrical wholesale trade. Of course, the quality of the new contacts can only be evaluated after the trade fair but we are delighted with the high level of interest shown by visitors in our products – both from trade visitors and from the media. Visitors were particularly appreciative of our innovations such as the burglar-proof window handles SecuForte® with automatic locking function and convenient contactless front door handles or the wireless window handle offering central locking.
Rainer Schratz, Marketing Manager, HOPPE AG, Stadtallendorf
Trade fair visitors from around the world were able to seek information about the diverse possibilities offered by modern security technology from around 950 exhibitors. The new layout, with six primary areas, also received very positive feedback. The profile of the Security trade fair offers the right background for the entire security industry. As a specialist trade fair, it specialises in security and therefore offers the ideal platform for providers and users to share information and views. Current aspects such as “Security technology in the smart home” and “Digitisation and cyber security” were afforded a great deal of attention. The innovative spirit of the security providers also became particularly clear at the presentation ceremony of the Security Innovation Awards 2018.
Norbert Schaaf, Chairman of the Federal Association of Security Technology (BHE) and Chairman of the Advisory Board for Security Essen