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PSA TEC 2019 opens in Denver

PSA TEC 2019 opens in Denver

Excited to be here in Denver, Colo. this week for PSA TEC 2019, a conference hosted by PSA, a global systems integration consortium made up of progressive security and audio-visual systems integrators in North America.

Approximately 1,200 security professionals converged on Denver — ahead of a blizzard, yes blizzard, that is coming — to learn, network and explore the many opportunities and challenges facing system integrators and the security industry as a whole.

What is unique about this conference is that it brings together an incredible array of security professionals all focused on the same goal: Improving security for their customers while pushing the industry forward during a highly volatile and quickly changing security landscape.

Interestingly, PSA members combined boast over 400 branch locations, employ over 7,500 industry professionals and are responsible for over $4.5 billion annually in security, fire, life safety and pro audio-visual installations.

Some of the bigger themes for the conference this year — and for the industry overall as well — are:

• Cybersecurity and the physical and data convergence;
• How integrators are adapting to and adopting more of a managed services, RMR model;
• The continued rise and adoption of cloud-based solutions;
• Hiring, training and retaining good people;
• Adapting to the increasing role of IT within security
• The benefits and challenges of open architecture systems and platforms vs. end to end systems;
• Compliance and regulations, including GDPR; and
• Data privacy


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