Laser security engineering—increasing security through lasers
In these times of global political, social and religious crises and conflicts, security remains a hot topic. Photonics-based security engineering, which is unrivalled in terms of its performance level, is increasingly used to satisfy this basic human need.
The industry for security services and technology is booming. In Germany alone, the annual turnover achieved with electronic security technology amounts to 4.145 billion euros. In addition to that, projections indicate future annual growth rates of up to 30 percent. A growth in investments into surveillance systems is very likely, which implies greater expenditure in this area.
Laser security engineering: a rapidly growing market
Laser systems play a significant role in current efforts to satisfy current requirements for technology-based security as they outperform conventional surveillance and infrared cameras on multiple levels. The most important applications of optical security engineering include:
Automatic person identification
Biometric identification methods
Laser warning systems
The latest laser-based processes and optical security systems have a seemingly unlimited potential, which is why they have been a focal topic of LASER World of PHOTONICS for quite a while. They are crucial for developing future security technology and are already in use in various fields today: Security industry and defense technology, aerospace engineering, space surveillance, shipping, transport and traffic.
The LASER World of PHOTONICS product index (PDF, 296 KB) is a helpful range of exhibits according to product groups covering, among others, the following areas:
- Modules and equipment for modern security technology that are based on optical technologies
- Applications in aviation and aerospace, shipping, transportation, defense technology, astronomy
- Research institutes, developers and manufacturers of optical and photonics components and subsystems
As LASER World of PHOTONICS is at the very heart of the industry, attendees get an insight into current and groundbreaking developments in laser-based security engineering. In addition, they have an opportunity to get into contact with the industry’s key players and leading experts.