ISC West sponsored by Security Industry Association (SIA) Presents Largest Security Trade Show of the Year

April 10, 2014

Norwalk, CT (April 10, 2014)—ISC West 2014 sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), attracted record attendance this year with more than 28,000 industry professionals attending the three-day exhibition, which was held at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas April 2-4 (SIA Education@ISC opened a day before the exhibit hall, April 1-3).

"ISC West 2014 in Las Vegas was the best show yet. I was able to meet with multiple companies at the same time to network and to find solutions to my current problems," said Paul Kirchmann, chief of security at DoD —American Forces Network Broadcast Center (AFN-BC).

"This year was my first visit to an ISC show and I did not leave disappointed," said Ryan Dodson, security systems analyst at The Walt Disney Company. "There were vendors and companies from all over with booths at the show and I was surprised at how many times I was impressed by something that I didn't even plan on seeing. ISC has put a lot of companies on my radar."

The ISC West exhibition floor included tens of thousands of products from 1,000-plus exhibiting companies and brands, producing packed aisles during the three-day show. A strong sense of community prevailed within the 2014 edition of ISC West, which was the largest since 2007 and the second largest in the history of the show.

"Exhibitors and attendees alike told us that ISC West 2014 was the best show they have seen in many years," said Ed Several, senior vice president at ISC Events. "ISC West witnessed record attendance, even more show floor area and, most importantly, a valuable view of all that the industry offers. Our exhibitors indicated their appreciation with higher renewals for next year. This year's event was a great balance between seeing all the latest technologies and products in one place while being able to network at all of the many industry and association events. As always, we thank the security industry for showing such confidence in ISC West, and we thank the Security Industry Association for their hard work and support."

"SIA and ISC Events presented an incredible agenda of exhibits, networking events, education sessions and awards programs during ISC West 2014. ISC West remains the first industry event of the year at which cutting-edge security products are launched," said SIA CEO Don Erickson. "The ISC Events team worked seamlessly with SIA to provide first-class customer service to exhibitors and thousands of show attendees. The overwhelming participation in ISC West is a clear reflection of a strong, growing and vibrant industry."

SIA Education@ISC also presented an education conference with more than 70 sessions in tracks specially designed for integrators, installers, dealers, end users and others. The education sessions experienced an estimated 33 percent increase in attendance in 2014 over 2013.

The three-day program, April 1-3, addressed a wide range of topics, including two tracks dedicated to technologies that are creating smarter buildings and cities and to helping business enterprises learn to use hidden business intelligence to drive bottom-line improvements. For the first time, the education program included five workshops exclusively dedicated to improving sales in the security industry.

The SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) also set a record this year with 105 entries from 88 companies. In addition to honoring the Best New Product and the Judges' Choice Award, the NPS judges presented awards in 24 product and service categories, and they also presented six honorable mention awards in six categories.

SV3 from Building Intelligence Inc., New York, N.Y., took the Best New Product Award at the NPS Awards Ceremony on April 2. Australian company dFENCE took the Judges' Choice Award for its dFENCE mobile ballistic barrier product.

The Security 5K, celebrated its 5th anniversary on the third day of ISC West. The Security 5K raised over $110,000 to support Mission 500, an organization that supports children and communities in crisis.

Other notable industry events hosted by ISC included:

  • The 11th Annual AIREF Golf Tournament to benefit the Alarm Industry Research & Education Foundation
  • The SAMMY Awards presented by Security Sales & Integration
  • The SIA Market Leaders Reception
  • Security Dealer & Integrator magazine's 2014 Fast 50 Awards
  • The Women's Security Council Women of the Year Awards
  • PPVAR Video Verification Round-table
  • SIA Ride for Education
  • And more

Industry professionals who didn't make the show (or need more information on exhibitors/events) can download the ISC West mobile app at or utilize My Show Planner on the ISC West website to reference exhibitors all year long.

ISC Events recently announced the dates for ISC West 2015, with the exhibition to occur April 15-17 and SIA Education@ISC to present its education conference April 14-16.

For more information about ISC West, visit

ISC West is the largest physical security tradeshow in North America and is considered the security industry's premier launching pad for new products, solutions and technologies. Each year, ISC West hosts over 1,000 international and domestic security product manufacturer companies and over 26,000 security professionals. In addition to the 10,000+ products featured on its show floor, ISC West offers business critical education sessions on the newest technologies in security, with more than 75 sessions designed for every security professional. ISC West is sponsored by SIA, the Security Industry Association. Currently, ISC West is completely sold out with sales projections pacing towards a ten percent growth in show floor space making ISC West the largest exhibition hall in the US for security. This year's SIA Education@ISC West will provide the latest insights and applications for security professionals involved in every segment of the industry. It is the security industry's broadest offering of education, developed by the industry, designed to take today's security professional to the next level.

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