The president of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Dr Hans-Georg Maaßen, got to grips with the new services and products of KÖTTER Security, among others, at the world’s largest security trade show “security 2016” in Essen.
The focus of the exchange of information and ideas between Friedrich P. Kötter, Director at KÖTTER Security and Vice President of the Federal Association of the Security Industry (BDSW) among others, and Dirk Bürhaus, Chief Executive Officer of German Business Protection (GBP) among others, was on targeted measures for economic and intellectual property protection. Since corporate espionage, product piracy and Internet criminality alone account for billions in damages to the German economy year after year and, according to a recent study, every second company is now affected by this.
Consensus emerged that SMEs, in particular, needed to further improve their protective measures. BfV President Dr. Hans-Georg Maaßen explained in context: “It is important that German companies adapt to the wide range of security risks of the networked world. The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution works together with several partners from the public and private sectors in order to improve the security awareness of SMEs in particular in the face of growing risks of espionage, sabotage and terrorism. The security industry also plays a vital role in this.”
Private service providers continue to support companies and security authorities on the basis of new products: GBP provides protection against cyber crime and intellectual property theft with its purpose-built IT security measures which include classification of sensitive company data and e-mails via confidentiality levels. At the same time, KÖTTER Security offers comprehensive solutions for the protection of sensitive intellectual property through the combination of risk management, personnel security and security technology (e.g. video and alarm management systems).
POSITIVE INTERIM BALANCE FOR COURSE OF TRADE SHOW SO FAR
Looking at “security 2016”, which will be in Essen until tomorrow, so far, KÖTTER Security is showing a positive interim balance. “We were able to make numerous new contacts and further develop pre-existing business relationships”, explained Friedrich P. Kötter. The focus was on the Smart Security Solutions which range from personnel security and security technology for money & valuables services to risk and health management. In addition to that, of particular interest was the smartphone app for travel security and the KÖTTER Automated Service Portal among others, for which the family-run company offers web based failure management e.g. for cash machines.
At the same time, Germany’s largest family-run security provider was able to welcome prominent guests to its booth. Including, Dr Hans-Georg Maaßen, President of the Federation of Germany Industry (BDI), among others, Ulrich Grillo, Mayor of Essen Thomas Kufen as well as the Essen and Mülheim an der Ruhr Chief Constable, Frank Richter.