With 160 exhibitors from 17 countries and a total audience of 9,900 people, LAAD Security 2014 – International Fair of Public and Corporate Security – consolidates itself as one of the most important events in the security area held in Latin America. The fair was held in April in Rio de Janeiro. Besides a huge exhibition and many networking and business circles, the event also provided the exchange of experiences and discussions through the speakers at the III LAAD Security Seminar.
One of the debates that took greater public interest was the session ”Security for Major Events”. To Luiz Fernando Corrêa, Safety Director of the Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio2016, the event was very important as it “brought together in the same space and equipment technological solutions, industry experts and exchange of experiences in the seminary.”
Cybersecurity was also highlighted at the seminar. With the increasing use of internet, the evolution of e-commerce and social networking, cyber crimes found space and vulnerability to proliferate. According to the National Center of Cybercrime Reports, currently 2,500 complaints of Internet crimes are daily reported in Brazil.
Microsoft also presented their solutions developed for cyber defense in the seminar. Participants met about the experiences at cyber security of the Institutional Security Cabinet of the Republic Presidency; the Civil Police of São Paulo; the National Agency of Telecommunications (ANATEL) and the School of Magistrates of Rio de Janeiro (EMERJ).
One of the highlights of the exhibition was the launch of the anti bomb robot of the Israeli company iRobot. The Special Secretariat for Big Events (Sesge), of the Ministry of Justice, acquired 30 of them and distributed two to each of the 12 host cities of World Cup, besides the states Espítiro Santo, Sergipe and Alagoas. The robot, which has a little over a meter and weigh about 6kg, can get into hard places to reach to remove a bomb or an artifact that could endanger people”s lives.
The Brazilian government also acquired and sent to states that will host the Cup safe rooms for the 12 Integrated Centers of Command and Control, where all databases will be stored. Sold by the Brazilian company Aceco IT, they cost R$ 161 million.
Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company has participated in LAAD Security 2014 with their solutions for professional communications such as Tetra, surveillance radars such as the portable radar Lyra 10 included in the control system of land borders, along with the vessels traffic management system (VTMS) and integrated solutions for Airports.
The Man Latin América presented one of the 22 vehicles reformed by the Brazilian company Truckvan in a VW Constellation 15.190, mounted on platforms of high observation (POE). It consists of a monitoring images system, composed of 14 cameras with facial recognition technology, and coverage of up to three miles away. The entire observation system is installed on a telescopic mast 15 meters covered by an automatic hatch time. An operating room with monitors allows the command of all the features of the device.