Libya - Safety and Security Libya - Safety and Security
- Safety and security are major concerns in Libya now and will be into the foreseeable future. $4 billion, 10% of the Government of Libya’s 2016 budget, will be assigned to safety and security and military expenditures from the anticipated budget.
- Border, Coastline guard security and vital institutions, main objective is to monitor drugs and weapons smuggling, illegal African entry, and extremists from entering the Libyan territories.
- The main objectives include strengthening intelligence surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR), air and seaport security, communication systems, and Customs inspection, which require the appropriate tools, equipment, armored vehicles, uniforms and training.
- Much of the existing safety and security technology was sourced from the Eastern bloc while Libya was under sanctions.
- Increasing security threats are spurring the government to seek higher quality American and Western European equipment to replace or upgrade existing equipment when buying new systems.
U.S. Companies should consider the following:
- Relationships are keys to many ventures.
- Gain a thorough knowledge of local business laws and requirements before making sales Commitments.
- Recent changes to Libyan law require partnership with local partner.
- The payment terms set in an export sales contract are critical to getting paid.
- Flow of communications is very essential between the client and the company.
- Take a long-term approach to the market rather than look for an immediate return.
The U.S. Commercial Service in Tripoli, Libya provides U.S. companies with marketing services, such as the International Partner Search and Gold Key Matchmaking Service. For more information on these services and other trade promotion services, please visit our website at www.export.gov/Libya
The Ministries of Interior, Defense, Oil & Gas, Transportation, and the Libyan Intelligence Service are all tasked with internal and border security responsibilities ranging from internal safety to drugs and weapons smuggling and illegal entry of foreigners to Libya.
The main objectives include strengthening intelligence surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR), air and seaport security, communication systems, and Customs inspection, with the right tools, equipment, armored vehicles, uniforms and training.
As Libya looks to develop a modern security and law enforcement infrastructure, the country’s internal security challenges will only be met by drawing on overseas technology and expertise to support its internal security agencies. These include special public security forces; police; fire and emergency services; immigration; border control; coastguard and civil defense.
The opportunity for international companies and suppliers of security technology looking to demonstrate their expertise to Libya’s security and safety market. Central to the exhibition will be a Ministry of Interior stand with officials on hand for the benefit of exhibitors and exhibition visitors, as well as conference delegates.
Sub-Sector Best Prospects
- Communication and satellite equipment
- Satellite phones
- Maritime and Teleports
- Quick deployment for emergency response communications
- Border protection and control equipment.
- CCTV and surveillance systems.
- Mobile surveillance vehicles
- Fixed surveillance station
- Military vehicles
- Armed vehicle.
- Armed forces vehicles.
- Military uniforms
- Metal detecting equipmets
- Hand guns
- Marine equipment
- High speed Boats
- Navigation Communication equipments
- Air navigation equipment
- CCTV and surveillance systems
- X-ray and handheld scanners
Name: Mohamed Shwehdi
Position: Commercial Specialist
|1||Little to no probability of success|
|2||More challenges than opportunities|
|3||More opportunities than challenges|
|4||Very high probability of success|
|Key Applications||Country: Libya|
|Video Surveillance Systems|
Including: CCTV/Video surveillance, Video Management, Video Analytics
|Intrusion Detection/Burglar Alarm systems|
Including: Door alarm monitoring, Sound and glass break sensors, Security system monitoring
|Electronic Access control System|
Including: Proximity and Smart cards, Electromechanical locking solutions, Biometrics
Including: Mechanical locks, Automated gates, Vehicles barriers, Turnstiles, Roll-up doors
Including: Fencing, Grilles, Bullet resistant glazing, Mechanical window coverings, Safes, Locks
/metal detectors, Scanning and screening equipment
|Article Surveillance Systems|
Including: RFID systems, proximity tag systems
|Personal Protections Products|
Including: Goggles, Bullet proof vests, Mace
Including: Bodyguards, Security guard services
Including: Risk analysis, Risk management, Disaster recovery, Business continuity, Organizational
Including: Counter terrorism, Border security, Critical infra., Command & control, Law enforcement eq.
|Fire & Rescue|
Including: Fire/smoking detection, Fire suppression, Fire proofing, Leak detection, Protective gear
Including: Cyberterrorism, Anti-malware, Encryption