INTERVIEW: Dahua Technologies
Interview with Dahua; We caught up with Dahua ahead of Securex West Africa 2018 to find out how important the show will be for the company and why this year is a crucial one for the industry as a whole.
Tell us a bit about Dahua as a company…
Dahua Technology is a leading solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, bringing value to our customers and taking on social responsibilities in building a better, more secure world. We continuously invest in building our global presence and aim to serve every customer in every corner of the globe.
Why did you choose to sponsor Securex West Africa 2018?
Since Nigeria is the biggest economy in West Africa, we believe that by sponsoring this event, we will have better access to the whole West Africa market, especially Ghana.
We chose Securex West Africa because it is a leading exhibition for the industry across West Africa. It is a trusted platform for security professionals where we can network with our peers and showcase our new technology and services. Moreover, it is a great chance for us to learn the actual market needs directly from our customers.
Why did you believe it is important for companies to participate at Securex West Africa?
West Africa is bursting with business opportunities. As the biggest security event in this region, it is important not only to meet the most influential decision-makers in the commercial, video surveillance industries, but also to boost brand recognition and showcase advanced technologies, products and solutions.
What is your opinion of the current West African Security and Safety market?
Though Nigeria’s overall economy has been hindered in recent years due to fluctuations in global oil prices, the security and safety market still has great potential in West Africa.
This region has a large, growing population which has suffered from climbing crime rates and terror threats. This has had a knock-on effect on the security and safety market as most public markets such as banks, governments, private sectors, businesses and even residential compounds need to be equipped with sophisticated security systems to detect and deter any potential threats.
As a leading provider in the global video surveillance industry, we can readily provide the market with advanced video surveillance and related safety products and solutions to enable local people to enjoy a safer society and smarter living.
What do you hope to accomplish as a headline Sponsor at Securex West Africa?
We want to change people’s perception of our products that are made in China, to inspire faith in products made in china as excellent quality, design and reliable. We want our products and solutions to be known and widely applied across West Africa, serving industries including banking & financial, manufacturing, energy, maritime, retail, allied chemical, transportation and insurance.
As a headline sponsor, we want to meet and establish firm business relationships with as many visitors as possible over the three days of the show, especially those from neighbouring countries like Ghana and Cameroon.