The French company AzurDrones won the Innovation Award at the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR) in Abu Dhabi, (6- 8th of March). Its Skeyetech’s Doubt Technology for unmanned systems and robotics, integrates artificial intelligence. Member of the French Tech, AzurDrones exhibited its tech solutions at the ISNR, alongside other French startups and SMEs. France was the most represented country after the UAE at the ISNR exhibition this year.

The French Business Group was business partner of ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018.

Middle East homeland security sector revenus to double by 2022

The homeland security market in the Middle East is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.5% between 2017 and 2022, according to recent research.

Fueled by security investments in major infrastructure projects and the ongoing expansion in the building and construction industry, it shall more than double in four years in the region to hit US$19.7 billion by 2022.

Reaching US$1.6 billion of revenues, the UAE was the second biggest market in the region after KSA (US$4.3 billion) last year, accounting 16,6% of market share.

The sector attracts international companies like Thales, Airbus or Engie, as well as SMEs and startups bringing their disruptives technologies.

ITHPP for example, was proposing improvised explosive device jammer and engine stopping by electromagnetic pulse system, Mirion Technology – its catalogue of radiation detecting systems, and Axonesys – its software for safe city, to mention only few.

The awarded AzurDrones’ Skeytech can fly in a few moments and reach extremely quickly the place of intervention. “Thanks to its artificial intelligence, the solution takes advantage of unconventional video surveillance capabilities of drones, without constraints, for enhanced security”, says AzurDrones.

Digital transformation in industry and the latest developments in artificial intelligence, drive regional governments to focus on smart security solutions to preserve internal security.

In 2017, nearly 40% of sector’s revenue was generated by cyber security, according to Infoholic Research rapport

Jointly organized by the UAE Ministry of Interior and Reed Exhibitions, ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 included the second editions of the exhibition’s two collocated events – Infosecurity Middle East, and Major Events Safety and Security Summit (ME3S), as well as Emergency Response & Disaster Prevention (EmDi).