See what everyone's talking about at ESX

Videos from the show floor feature integrators and installers talking technology and trends
Thursday, June 25, 2009

BALTIMORE--The industry's leading figures descended on Baltimore this week for the 2nd annual ESX Conference and Expo, spanning June 22 through 26. On June 24, the first day of the Expo, the editors of Security Systems News sat down with a number of integrators and installers to talk about the latest technologies and trends that will shape the industry over the coming year.

Click on the names below to see the interviews.

Alan Kruglak, senior vice president of Genesis Security Systems, spoke about the single biggest mistake integrators are making.

Jason Caldwell, national sales director at America-on-Watch, said remote video monitoring is the fastest-growing piece of his business, but it may take two or three more years before it hits the mainstream. Why?

David Koenig, treasurer of the NBFAA, said the organization is concerned about a looming lack of technical workers and is working hard to correct that problem for its members. How?

Michael Ferro, fire life safety division manager for Anderson Fire Protection, talked about why the quality of fire installations industry-wide is a concern.

Peter Orvis, CEO of Security Solutions, picked his favorite for the best industry event for the alarm company owner.

Rick Sheets, director of national commercial operations and license compliance for Brink's and chair of the NBFAA's Fire and Life Safety Committee, discussed a new model false fire alarm ordinance that he's hoping will be adopted nationwide.

George Gunning, USA Alarm Systems owner and former NBFAA president, said there's one thing the industry can do to help itself more than anything else.

John D. Kochensparger, president of Electronic Security Training and president of the VBFAA, warned that a recently defeated law in Virginia may be attempted in again in Virginia and in other states, and he's created a new organization to help fight it.