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Booking appointments for ASIS

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Going to ASIS? Interested in meeting with Security Systems News or Security Director News while you're there?

Amy Canfield (lead editor for Security Systems News' sister publication Security Director News) and I will be at the show Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 and have just started booking appointments. We get way more requests for appointments than we are able to take. Below is some information about how we set our schedules and some ideas about what we want to see and who we want to talk to at trade shows like ASIS.

SSN and SDN do have a booth on the show floor. (#4610) That's an OK place to leave a note for us, or to pick up the latest issue of Security Systems News, but you're unlikely to find Amy or I there.

We'll be in the educational session or out on the show floor. We'll be checking out products, for sure, but mostly trying to catch up with our readers. For Amy, that's the end users. Have a great new product and want to get Amy to come check it out? A good way to get Amy to stop by is if you have one of her readers--an end user--in your booth who she can speak to.

For me, I'll be looking at new products, especially new product categories  (as opposed to the newest version of a product you've manufactured for years.) And, remember we're not a product publication or a how-to publication. Security Systems News aims to help its readers--the integrators--make good business decisions that will increase their bottom line. We're also interested in manufacturer's businesses. Business trends you're seeing, new intiatives within your company, what you're doing that's new for the channel--that stuff is more interesting to us than the 3.7 version of your flagship product.

Having a press conference? Great. Let us know when and where it is. Please try to have it during the show hours, and let us know what the press conference is about. One company sends us an announcement before every ASIS, ISC West, and ISC East inviting us to their press conference. Asked what the press conference will be about, we get an email saying that they'll be announcing that later. There are others who want us meet with "someone from their company," but they won't tell us who.

Don't be those companies!

Amy and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible, learning about your businesses (and in some cases seeing the 3.7 version of your flagship product), so email us. Let us know why the readers of Security Systems News and the readers of Security Director News would be interested in the news you're sharing at ASIS, and we'll try to fit your into our schedules. Often, if we can't fit you into our schedules, we can schedule a call after ASIS.

 

 

Ray Dean joins MSA Systems Integration

Dean will work internally with MSA SI staff and externally with manufacturers, consultants
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07/23/2014

NEW YORK—Ray Dean, who was most recently with Stanley Security, has joined MSA Systems Integration here as SVP.

Diebold fortifies SecureStat, explains strategy

Goal: Create an ecosystem—a diverse portfolio of products and systems—that security directors can manage at a glance
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10/02/2013

CHICAGO—Diebold aims to connect SecureStat, its online security management platform, with all security products that its customers use now or might want to use in the future.

ASIS announces Accolades winners

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09/13/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Access and camera systems dominated the 2013 ASIS Accolades Awards.

Study: $350 billion U.S. security market expected to grow

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08/15/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—In its first comprehensive study of the security market since 1990, ASIS International and the Institute of Finance and Management analyzed the expansion of private security over the past decade and project further growth in the country’s security product

Iconic Chicago tower thrives on friendly security

Security director has ‘open’ philosophy while protecting 12,000 employees
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06/04/2013

CHICAGO—At 110 stories, 1,450 feet tall and 4.5 million square feet, the Willis Tower is an architectural icon in the United States. Formerly known as the Sears Tower, the building’s area is equal to about 100 football fields or 17 Chicago city blocks if laid out flat.

Avigilon’s newest VMS can ‘listen and see’

Fifth release of Avigilon Control Center ‘unites best of IT, Web design and video game industries’
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09/28/2012

PHILADELPHIA—Megapixel video provider Avigilon at the ASIS show announced the details of the newest version of its VMS, the ACC 5.0, and demonstrated its ability to respond to voice commands and body movements.

Axis takes aim at small-business applications at ASIS

Network video provider targets small-camera count applications, debuts encoder with 60 fps
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09/26/2012

PHILADELPHIA—Among a slew of new offerings that network video provider Axis Communications was showing at the September ASIS show were a new 60 frames-per-second encoder and an updated version of its free software client Axis Camera Companion.

Sony and Next Level Security Systems team up on cloud-based surveillance

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09/18/2012

PHILADELPHIA – Next Level Security Systems (NLSS) announced ambitious plans and two newly minted smart phone applications at the ASIS expo, held here from Sept. 10–14.

Notable politicians at ASIS

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

In case you haven't had enough of politicians this election year, you'll have a chance to hear some notable politicos at ASIS this year. ASIS yesterday announced that, as she did last year, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano will speak deliver a keynote address on the first day of the show, September 10, from 12 to 1:30.

Other keynote speakers include former defense secretary Robert Gates and former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (from 1997-2009) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei

ElBaradei will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 8 to 9 a.m. From the program: "In his last months as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei found himself at the explosive crux of the world’s nuclear politics, leading negotiations between the Obama administration and Tehran in an effort to break the stalemate over Iran's nuclear program. He had been intimately involved with this crisis in the previous six years as the IAEA worked to verify the nature of the Iranian program. Drawing on his career as a diplomat, international civil servant and scholar, Dr. ElBaradei will address global security, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament, international organizations and international law."
 
Gates, who served as U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011, will speak at 8 a.m. on the last day of the show, Wednesday, September 12. 

One of the most respected leaders in recent U.S. history, Robert Gates served as a trusted advisor to eight U.S. presidents, driving U.S. intelligence and defense policies over the past four and a half decades from the Cold War to today’s ongoing war on terrorism. As Secretary of Defense under two presidents—Barack Obama and George W. Bush—and through two wars—Iraq and Afghanistan—Gates shares his candid insights on global politics and world affairs, U.S. intelligence and defense strategies, leadership and leading change in a large institution, and the global challenges of the 21st century. Join us for this provocative presentation.
 

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