ISC West Day 2 Features Opening of Exhibit Hall, Largest Annual Gathering of Security Industry

March 28, 2012

Attendees Especially Appreciative of Tools Available that
Help Manage and Navigate the Show Floor

(LAS VEGAS, NV – March 28, 2012) - - - Within minutes of the grand opening of the exhibit hall, sponsored by Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, the sold-out, filled exhibition floor was buzzing with introductions, demos, and security professionals discussing business opportunities with manufacturers' technical and engineering experts.  Security colleagues hailed each other to share opportunities and future needs.

Today was the second day of the ISC Premier Education Series (SM) which featured PSA®-TEC basic training up to and including advanced management and new IT technical advancements.  The ISC Signature Series (SM) featured “The State of the Industry – Where Are We Headed?”  This panel discussed major industry shifts and IT trends that are being embraced as Security evolves to the cloud and included inputs on the emergent new functions of security, consumerization, the explosion of "as a service" security solutions, plus standards and interoperability.  Also held was a panel on Security Cloud Computing and how it is changing the very fabric of how security is sold, delivered, used and as a result, valued by customers.

The coveted Best New Product Award in this year’s 33rd Security Industry (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) Awards went to MorphTrak, Inc. The top product out of 68 entries from 55 companies was the MorphoAccess® VP, a physical access control reader that integrates multimodal finger vein and fingerprint biometric technology into a single sensor and device.  The SD&I Fast50, honored the industry’s most dynamic growth companies.

Tomorrow begins with the Security 5K Run/2K Walk, in which all proceeds go to Mission 500, a non profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis.  The final day of the ISC Premier Education Series (SM) features a series of sessions conveniently organized by industry demographics – Dealers/Installers/Integrators; Central Station owners; or End Users who have a choice of tracks including Physical Security Issues, IT-related issues or Public Safety.  The Signature Series will present a panel on Near Field Communications (NFC).  There will also be an ONVIF Interoperability Demonstration and Reception. 

Last night, The SAMMY Awards, Security Sales & Integration (SSI) magazine's annual salute for the best sales, marketing and installation endeavors inducted Ted Geiszler, Chairman, Keri Systems Inc. and Fairpointe Data, John Mabry (deceased), former President, CSAA and NBFAA, Joe Nuccio, President and CEO, ASG Security, Pam Petrow, President and CEO, Vector Security and Ron Rothman, President, Honeywell Security Group into the SSI Hall of Fame.  Installers of the year were Bates Security (Lexington, KY) for small to mid-sized and Per Mar Security Services (Davenport, IA) for large installers.

The Women's Security Council “Women of the Year” Awards honored Erica Wood, CSO, American Fire & Security, Patricia Schmitt, President and CEO, Aegis Protective Services, Carole Dougan, Vice President Strategic Accounts, Arecont Vision,  Debby Maffei, National Account Manager, ScanSource Security,  Michele Freadman, Deputy Director of Aviation Security Operations, Boston Logan International Airport,  Amy Kothari, President and CEO, Alarm Capital Alliance and Renee Mallonee, Dealer Marketing Manager, Monitronics International.

Attendees have been generous in their praise of a series of navigation tools, including "My Show Planner" kiosks in various locations on the show floor and ISC West Mobile for smart phones, which continue to make the ISC West show floor one of the easiest to navigate.  ISC West Mobile features educational sessions, special events, show floor locations and an online exhibitor directory and interactive map and can be downloaded from the app store for iPhones and by going here for BlackBerries and Droids.

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ISC West:

ISC West is the security industry's premier launching pad for new products, solutions and technologies in the U.S. Each year, ISC West hosts over 900 international and domestic security product manufacturer companies and over 23,000 security professionals in Las Vegas. Currently, ISC West is completely sold out with sales projections pacing towards a 10% growth in show floor space making ISC West the largest exhibition hall in the US for security. This year's ISC West Premier Education SeriesSM will provide the latest insights and applications for security professionals involved in every segment of the industry. Designed by the ISC Educational Advisory Board in collaboration with the Security Industry Association (SIA), ISC Premier Education Series is the security industry's broadest offering of education, developed by the industry, designed to take today's security professional to the next level.  ISC West Exhibition will take place on March 28-30 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV with the ISC Premier Education SeriesSM beginning on March 27-29.

The Security Industry Association (SIA)

SIA is a nonprofit international trade association that represents more than 350 electronic physical security product manufacturers, specifiers, integrators and service providers.

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