ISC West Day 1
I think I'm actually ready for ISC West meeting frenzy after a morning run on the strip with Gene Szatkowsky from Secure i and SSN associate editor, my comrade, Dan Gelinas. I arrived in Vegas yesterday and last night I went to the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF) Reception at the Rock House. (Very nice event, but the Rock House had the special ambience found in a frat house.) In attendance were members of the AIREF board of directors, the NBFAA Executive Committee and players and sponsors of the 6th Annual AIREF Golf Classic at ISC West. John Jennings, (SafeGuard Security CEO)â€”and, I learned last night, chairman of AIREFâ€”announced that the golf event raised $1,000 which will be used for industry training efforts. Saw lots of people there including ASG CEO Joe Nuccio, who I'll be interviewing for ssnTVnews later today; SDA Security president Shandon Harbour; Dave Simon (Brink's) and Dave Koenig (Capital Fire & Security) who played golf together, but didn't win like they sometimes do. Dave Merrick of Vector; George Gunning, Merlin Guilbeau, Pat Egan, the one and only Bart Didden, GE's Kirk McDowell, and many, many others. Gotta run now. Meeting frenzy starts in less than an hour at the Honeywell Booth, where I'll catch up with Ralph Maniscalco and David Gottlieb, meet Honeywell's new GM for their cable and CE business, Brian Casey, and hopefully get a chance to talk to Ron Rothman for a few minutes. Throughout the day I'll see Ray King, president of VES (used to be Viking); Stanley's Tony Byerly; attend a Pelco press conference, and live, from Booth 1129, on ssnTVnews, I'll be interviewing Bill Polk from Capital Source, Dean Seaver president of GE Security; Alex Dunn, COO of Apx Alarm; Joe Nuccio, as I mentioned, and Chester Donati of DMC Security.