September 20, 2016

Exhibits & Education Dedicated to Aerial Drones & Ground Robotics

Norwalk, CT: September 20, 2016 - ISC West, the leading physical security event in North America, today unveiled plans for the all-new Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West, launching April 5-7, 2017, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The Unmanned Security Expo will take place within the larger ISC West event, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), and will focus on aerial drones and ground robotics for security applications.

The addition of this critical product category to the already robust offerings of the show stems directly from recent changes in FAA guidelines (FAA Part 107) which govern the commercial use of UAVs/drones. The changes, which went into effect in late August, remove many of the previous barriers that limited UAV/drone use in security applications. In response to these changes, PwC has valued the emerging global market for drones in the security industry at over $10B.

“We’re thrilled to offer this unique content to the attendees of ISC West,” explained ISC Senior Vice President and General Manager Ed Several. “ISC’s goal is always to provide the industry with the latest products and technologies in security, and Unmanned Security Expo does just that. It’s the first robotics event to focus specifically on security applications.”

The physical security industry is clearly in need of this content. Almost 75 percent of ISC West attendees have expressed high interest in UAVs, drones and robotics.

“The broader trend of UAVs and robotics has great potential to change the security industry,” said Don Erickson, CEO for the Security Industry Association. “SIA seeks to inform our members and influence government policy related to this technology trend so that these new solutions can be used smartly to drive business growth.”

The Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West will include approximately 40 vendors ranging from UAVs/drones, drone detection, ground robotics, and more. Complementing the exhibits will be a fully functional flight cage, which will host daily technology demos on the show floor. Seminars will also be provided through the SIA Education@ISC conference program, and shorter overview sessions will also be provided for free on the exhibit floor.

Interested exhibitors, speakers and sponsors can learn more at or may contact Sherida Sessa at 203-840-5831 or

About ISC West

ISC Events also announced the dates for ISC West 2017, with the exhibition to occur April 5-7 and SIA Education@ISC to present its education conference April 4-6. For more information about ISC West, visit

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with more than 600 innovative member companies representing more than 350,000 security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground® conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.

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