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Design Network North member to exhibit at world’s largest security exhibition

ievo Ltd, Design Network North member and Newcastle-based manufacturer of biometric recognition systems are to exhibit at Europe’s largest security exhibition in Germany, Security Essen 2016.

Security Essen is the world’s leading fair for security and fire prevention products and services. The exhibition will house stands from businesses world wide, with products ranging from CCTV to physical access systems. Industry experts as well as over 280 businesses attending and exhibiting will be expecting to see the latest industry innovations and trends. Security Essen, now in its 40th year, opens from the 27th until the 30th of September, in the Ruhr district of Germany.

ievo Ltd, the industry-leading manufacturer of biometric security systems, will be exhibiting for the first time. This year, ievo will be displaying their innovative range of biometric fingerprint readers, which are used as part of access control systems for organisations worldwide. The ievo ultimate, ievo micro and desktop reader as well as their upgraded REV4 control unit are expected to draw attention from industry experts, security integrators, installers and end users as they utilise some of the most advanced image capturing techniques and technologies to ensure positive identification, increasing safety and reliability of the access system whilst also increasing efficiency for the end user.

Stephen Thompson, Export Sales Manager for ievo Ltd commented, “An ever-greater focus is being placed on perimeter safety, in particular, physical access systems, which are used to protect businesses, government buildings, leisure facilities and many other sites around the world. We are seeing an increase in sales not only in the UK but also across Europe, Africa and the UAE, with the biometric market expected to reach a value of $1.83 billion by 2024. Security Essen is the perfect event to demonstrate the efficiency, safety and reliability of our products to a mix of new and current European clients at an event that encourages innovation. Biometric readers are now becoming the norm, where access systems that previously relied on swipe cards or numeric pin entry are becoming ‘old hat’ as these secondary credentials can be passed around or lost. Biometric security systems bypass those downfalls as they can’t be faked or shared. We are looking forward to showcasing our products and meeting some new faces.”

The event takes place between the 27th – 30th of September at the MESSE ESSEN GmbH, You can find ievo Ltd on booth #4C05 in hall 4. For more information on ievo Ltd please visit


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