The East welcomes pair of security shows

SSN Staff  - 
Friday, July 1, 2005

Back-to-back conferences: ISC East in New York City and ASIS International in Orlando
The show season for the security industry this time around has made its home on the East Coast.
First up is ISC East, a show where security professionals can take a glimpse at the latest security innovations products and services from more than 450 exhibiting companies. The show, which will take place in New York City at the Jacob Javits Convention Center from August 24 to 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, will feature a product training program from manufacturers, a conference program for attendees and the Security Industry Tri-Association Awards Dinner.
This year's keynotes on Wednesday, August 24 at 8:30 a.m. are Jon Douglas Rainey, former thief and host of the show from the Discovery Channel, "It Takes a Thief," and the show's security consultant, Frank Santamorena, a physical security professional from Assa Abloy Americas Integrated Solutions Specialist. The reality-based show exposes security flaws in each episode as burglars break in and ransack a volunteer's home. After, the experts give the property a home-security makeover. A few weeks later, the host pays an unannounced visit to see how well the security solutions are holding up.
Attendees such as installers, integrators, corporate security professionals, government professional and corporate facility protection experts are expected to attend.
ISC East 2005 is being sponsored by the Security Industry Association, and is endorsed by the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association.
The next show on the East Coast is ASIS International's 51st Annual Seminar & Exhibits, which will be in Orlando, Fla., from September 12 to 15 starting at 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily at the Orange County Convention Center. This year's show will feature 590,000 square feet of exhibit space with more than 850 vendors that will showcase cutting-edge security technologies, products and services. Gen. Colin L. Powell, the former U.S. Secretary of State, will keynote.
This year's educational program will include 135 sessions--offering 33 sessions dedicated to homeland security, which covers emerging issues and topics critical to security management professionals. The sessions will address issues of crisis and risk management, terrorism, physical security, retail security, information technology, investigations and career development.