Cortech event on control room management hailed a success

Cortech event on control room management hailed a success


Security software solutions provider Cortech Developments welcomed 60 delegates from across the region for its first Open Innovation Event (COIE) in Muscat recently.

The COIE was a showcase for some of the latest advances in high security, fire and building control technology and a platform for demonstrating how interoperability between these systems can reduce cost and risk, improve operational efficiencies and provide greater situation awareness.

Cortech Developments Middle East Director, Phil Witts said of the event: “In collaboration with our attending manufacturers we were able to demonstrate how smart integration can mitigate risk when managing multiple technologies across multiple sites.”

The event was held at the Hormuz Grand Hotel in Muscat, Oman. Cortech were also joined by four collaborating manufacturers that included Advanced, Detection Technologies, Stentofon and SciFlair.

A live demonstration formed the centre point of the event which aimed to address many of the challenges faced by modern day control room environments, including health and safety incidents, intrusions, unauthorised access, fire detection, nuisance alarms and energy consumption. Further consideration was given to the risks and challenges faced when managing multiple technologies across multiple sites with a focus on prioritisation, escalation, accountability, verification, efficiency and return on investment.

The event also highlighted key considerations for high security environments and critical national infrastructure, featuring the latest advanced video analytics for identifying individuals, vehicles and unusual behaviour.

Distinguished guest speaker, Bill Nelson, managing partner of Rose Associates addressed delegates with an engaging insight into the smarter integration of security and building systems. A former Lt Col in British Military Intelligence with broad domestic and international operational intelligence and security experience, Nelson has worked in the private sector for over 17 years. Following the success of COIE Oman, there are now plans in place to host another event later in the year in Dubai.

Cortech Developments Middle East DMCC provides specialist software solutions for the integration of building, high security and fire control technology and is based in Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai.