Opening times

25 – 27 September 2018: 9 am – 6 pm

28 September 2018: 9 am - 4 pm

Key topics

The world's leading fair for civil security is recognising the needs of the sector and is putting itself on a new footing: In the future, security essen will be divided into six superordinate subject worlds.

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Exhibitors' Opinions

security essen was once again a total success for us. The number of visitors to the booth was extremely high. From our viewpoint, the quality and, above all, internationality of the visitors have grown in comparison with the preceding event. We were able to greet longstanding partners on our booth and to establish new business contacts, too. We will certainly be involved in security essen 2018 once again with a perhaps even larger booth. It is definitively the world's leading fair in the sector.
Veli Kirim, Pre-Sales Manager, Hikvision Europe B.V.
As Vanderbilt’s first showing at security essen, the fair was a tremendous success, the booth position was very good in terms of gaining lots of traffic and we look forward to exhibiting in that same space in 2018. The quality and quantity of the DACH contacts was very good and additionally we were very impressed at the number of international attendees the show was able to draw in. Furthermore, it was a great opportunity for us to enhance and build our brand awareness to the German-speaking and European markets and we consider Security Essen as the premier European show for our industry and a great place to showcase our solutions.
Kim M Loy, Director of Marketing, Vanderbilt International
For us, winning the security innovation award constitutes a significant mark of distinction and achievement. It confirms us in our endeavour to refine our core segment of the padlocks constantly in an innovative way. For the first time, security essen 2016 is offering us an outstanding platform in order to introduce the strength and diversity of our brand in Germany and to continue to tread this path together with existing customers and with new customers won over here.
Frank Blöbaum, Sales Manager, Master Lock Deutschand GmbH
From alarm installations to access control: At security essen, around 1,000 exhibitors once again presented in an extremely impressive way everything that is feasible in matters relating to security. The leading global fair for security and fire prevention showed that it had its finger on the pulse of the times with new, innovative subjects and it was possible to recognise that the companies are dealing with the subjects of digitisation and networking to an increasing extent. This was illustrated, amongst others, by the specimen house for smart security and by the winners of the security essen Innovation Award 2016. The numerous visitors to the fair showed great interest in the many interesting products of the individual exhibitors.
Norbert Schaaf, Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Security Essen Fair
We at Hekatron understand networking not only on the level of technology but also especially in the connection between companies and people. Therefore, security essen is the most important platform for us in the dialogue with operators and constructors. There was particularly strong demand for the intelligent connection of products and services into new workable business models relating to all aspects of fire prevention.
Peter Ohmberger, Managing Director, Hekatron Vertriebs GmbH
We were able to establish a large number of new contacts and to intensify existing business relationships even further. Attention focused on the smart security solutions which extend from personal security and security technology via money & valuables services right up to risk and health management. Moreover, there was particular interest in, amongst other subjects, the KÖTTER automatic machine service portal with which our family-owned company offers web-based malfunction management, e.g. for cash dispensers, as well as the smartphone app for travel security.
Friedrich P. Kötter, Member of the Administrative Board, KÖTTER Security
This year, too, the security service providers were able to register a successful week at the fair. We were particularly pleased about the 7th Training and Further Education Day which was very well-visited once again and featured the presentation of the 4th BDSW Training Prize which we organise together with Messe Essen. This year, many hundreds of young people were once again able to gain a particular insight into our sector and to obtain information about innovations. In the future, these will also include security solutions with ever greater integration. Together with the Association for Security Technology (VfS), BDSW introduced these and an elaborated recommendation for action in this field within the framework of security essen.
Dr. Harald Olschok, CEO, Federal Association of Guard and Security Companies
1040 Exhibitors
45 Nations
40.000 Visitors