ESX enlists recruits

SureView hosts Next Generation Monitoring Boot Camp
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
TAMPA, Fla. and LANCASTER, Pa.--The Electronic Security Expo this year was to feature a new, cutting-edge, half-day education program, entitled the ESX Next Generation Monitoring Boot Camp, on Monday, June 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center. Sponsored by SureView Systems, the boot camp aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and requirements for launching next generation monitoring and remote management services.
According to SureView Systems executive vice president Matt Krebs, “there’s a large movement underway toward more interactive video and audio, access control and monitored services. The timing of this was just perfect.”
Security Partners vice president Kerry Egan, one of the confirmed panelists for the session, believes “doing [the bootcamp] at ESX is important because ESX was created to be more the educational segment to the trade show idea in the industry. ISC East and West are more of a product line intro.” Why is a boot camp for next generation monitoring important? “The idea of remote managed services is going to give dealers the opportunity to, in fact, double the recurring revenue that they are used to getting per customer,” Egan said.
Waste Management Security Services director of physical security operations and systems Sarah Conley, another boot camp panelist, feels the opportunity to participate in, and help grow, the industry is invaluable. “We believe very strongly in both the CSAA and the NBFAA, and the fact that they’re providing this forum for education and networking is very valuable,” Conley said.
Krebs assured boot camp recruits they could expect to walk away empowered. “If I’m a boot camp attendee, and I want to get into this interactive world, when I walk away, I’m going to have a pretty good idea of how I’m going to get there.”