Security Professionals invade the big apple

SSN Staff  - 
Monday, August 1, 2005

In the city that never sleeps with its five boroughs and 8 million people, security is always on the mind, especially at this year's ISC East show.
It's anticipated that more than 9,600 security professionals will converge at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City on Aug. 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to take advantage of networking opportunities, discuss industry issues, and attend conferences and educational programs focusing on the security industry's landscape.
More than 450 companies will exhibit at this year's Northeast convention. Of those, 30 percent are new to ISC East, according to Reed Exhibitions. The company also said that pre-registration for the show is up by 35 percent.
Not only will attendees have an opportunity to browse the many companies exhibiting this year, but dealers and integrators can also get company- and product-specific training direct from exhibitors in the manufacturing training sessions. Dealers can attend one-hour educational forums taught by manufacturing experts for no additional charge.
These sessions will offer demonstrations that show features and benefits of the company's specific products and services. Honeywell, Linear, HAI, DSC, Fire lite and Samsung are currently signed up.
At the ISC East event this year, attendees can find a variety of additions. Debuting is a series of panel discussions and round tables to help facilitate interaction and shared knowledge of the industry.
Dealer and end-user attendees can also participate in classes that discuss systems design, technology applications, networking and IP, homeland security, CCTV and surveillance, and management.
Keynotes include Jon Douglas Rainey, 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. They will present on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 8:30 a.m.
The reality-based show in each episode exposes security flaws as burglars break in and ransack a volunteer's home. After the break-in segment, the experts give the property a home-security makeover.
A few weeks later, the host pays an unannounced visit to see if the homeowner adopts the lessons taught and uses the system.
Also, added to the ISC East line-up is a multi-media interactive tool called ISC Connections.
It's a personal assistant that can mine through the ISC East Community. The web portal can help find people and products that match an exhibitor's or attendee's objective at the show.
End users, dealers and integrators return to New York City for this year's ISC East event. This year's attendance goal is 9,600, up from last year's 8,500, noted Reed Exhibitions.