It’s showtime!

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

In about a month’s time from the writing of this editorial, many of us in the security industry will make our annual pilgrimage to the ASIS International Show, followed by a visit to ISC East.

These fall events make for a busy time in the security industry, but it’s much anticipated. It’s one of the few chances the industry gets to network with one another and to see the latest products firsthand.

After months of sitting in the office, I imagine that if you’re like me, you’re itching to get out. My favorite thing to do, besides talking with people, is to actually get to use the security products while visiting the show floor, whether it’s an iris scanner, access control system or door locking hardware.

In this month’s issue, we’ll provide you with a glimpse of some of the newest products on the market.

Once again we’ve put together our traditional new product section to cover the products that will be at both ASIS and ISC East.

This issue is a teaser, of sorts. It provides products from both events. This up-close look is not just for those attending these tradeshows, but for people who just can’t find the time to make it to these fall events.

This month’s issue will be followed by our October issue, which will be dedicated to products from ASIS International, while ISC East’s new product issue comes out in November.

When all is said and done, we’ll have covered approximately 150 products in a span of three months. Phew!

While these sections won’t provide the same, firsthand experience as attending the actual tradeshow and trying out the product for yourself, they should give you a better sense of not just what is on the market today, but what’s in store for the future.

Now I’m ready to hit that show floor!