Welcome speech of the patron
Ladies and Gentlemen, Perimeter Protection Visitors,
As a patron, I would like to give you a warm welcome to Perimeter Protection 2020. I am delighted that the exhibition for perimeter protection, fencing and building security is being held at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg once again.
Europe’s largest exhibition focusing on outdoor site protection presents an impressive range of groundbreaking technologies for video surveillance, access control, fencing systems, IT solutions for integrated security technology, and perimeter protection. It is the perfect platform for extensive networking and exchanging ideas and information with fellow professionals.
Guaranteeing internal security presents the state’s security architecture with new challenges every day. To us, internal security is a fundamental social right, because it’s only those who feel safe and live in safety that can actually enjoy their constitutionally protected freedoms. Internal security is also a key location factor both for the quality of life of citizens and for Bavarian companies. As the Bavarian Minister of the Interior, for Sport and Integration I am therefore very proud of the fact that Bavaria has been the safest state in Germany for years now.
And to ensure that remains the case, we are dealing with all types of crime in a consistent manner, responding to new developments immediately and devising offence-specific approaches in order to prevent criminal acts. Interdisciplinary collaboration with authorities, institutions and organizations plays a huge role here, and working closely with the security industry is particularly important to me, because our trust-based relationship has been a successful model for years. With this in mind, I strongly encourage you to take advantage of the security experts’ specialist knowledge available to you here at Perimeter Protection and learn all there is to know about the latest technological developments.
I hope you find the exhibition informative and profitable and leave with some valuable ideas. I would also like to thank the organizers and exhibitors for their contributions to strengthening internal security in our state.
The Bavarian Minister of the Interior, for Sport and Integration
Member of the Bavarian State Parliament