Securitas Sicherheitstag (Security Day) opened successfully

Thursday, March 15, 2018

On Thursday evening, the Securitas Sicherheitstag started successfully – with approx. 150 participants – in Leipzig. At the Salles de Pologne, the “Herausforderungen in Gefahrenabwehr und Krisenbewältigung” (challenges of hazard prevention and crisis management) were discussed. Brief introductory speeches were delivered by Albrecht Broemme, President of the THW, Prof. Dr. Peter Martini, Head of the Fraunhofer Institute FKIE, Thomas Striethörster, President of the Federal Police Department of Berlin, and Alf Göransson who has been the leader of the worldwide operating Securitas Group, based in Stockholm, until the first week of March. In the meantime, Göransson has passed the CEO-torch to Magnus Ahlqvist. In Leipzig, Manfred Buhl, CEO of Securitas Deutschland, thanked Göransson for his leadership work during the past 11 years, which was characterized by a clear strategic vision.

Thomas Striethörster, President of the Federal Police Department of Berlin, talked about the pilot project entitled "Sicherheitsbahnhof Berlin Südkreuz" (Berlin Südkreuz security railway station). There, various systems of face recognition are tested with the help of volunteer participants; moreover, hazard prevention is tested by evaluating different scenarios. The technology has proven to be extraordinarily powerful, he said in Leipzig.

Albrecht Broemme, President of the THW, reported on domestic and foreign missions undertaken by the THW, emphasizing the importance of good equipment and – above all – of well-trained support staff.

Prof. Dr. Peter Martini, Head of the Fraunhofer Institute FKIE, commented on the work performed on intelligent assistance systems for the security sector: Today, we achieve fantastic results in the field of video analysis, which could not have been achieved by applying classical IT methods.

At the end of the event, Manfred Buhl, CEO Securitas Deutschland, announced the second part of the Securitas Sicherheitstag taking place in Bitterfeld, on Friday, where Securitas operates the plant fire brigade at Chemiepark. One focus will be on fire-fighting and fire protection. The Securitas plant fire brigade will demonstrate the use of modern devices, e.g. of a fire-fighting drone, during real-life exercises. Furthermore, technical security solutions – such as remote video surveillance or access control at big events (e.g. at a general meeting) – will be presented in a vivid manner. Further subjects include perimeter protection and digitization. The event is entitled "360 Grad, 24 Stunden. Sicherheit neu denken" (360 degrees, 24 hours. Rethinking security). This describes a permanent all-round view including many topics of the security industry.