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Free Educational Sessions for the entire Security Channel to be offered at ISC Solutions

October 21, 2011

Contact: Beth Blake
203.840.5451
bblake@reedexpo.com

Information to help Security Professionals Make Smarter Decisions

(NEW YORK, NY Oct. 21 - - -The ISC Premier Education SeriesSM, a robust line-up of educational sessions, will be presented free on the ISC Solutions show floor. The sessions are open to all badge-holders attending the show, which opens up at 12 Noon on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

The sessions provide excellent insight and knowledge into today’s most pressing security issues and are geared towards the learning needs of dealers, installers, integrators, specifiers and end-users. 18 free sessions are scheduled on topics such as port protection, protecting large stadiums and venues, PSIM, security for healthcare facilities and residential high-rise buildings, assessing risk for critical infrastructure, CCTV, cloud computing and business-building.

Dealers, Installers and Integrators will find a mix of sessions that cover both business and technology. In fact, this year’s program features a 4-part business-building series covering estimating, creative sales & marketing, and preparing for a business acquisition or divestiture. Included in the business series is “Making Business Sense: Strategies for Surviving and Thriving in a Tough Economy.” The session, taking place on Wednesday, November 2 from 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm, will feature creative and proven ways to grow, expand and ensure the financial stability and desirability of an existing security business.

One session that may be of great interest to the entire channel is “Innovative Situational Awareness at the New World Trade Center: Security Intelligence Through the Integration of Identities and Events.” Lou Barani, Security Director at the New World Trade Center, will join Laurie Aaron of Quantum Secure, Phillip Santore of DVS, and Tim Galvin of VidSys on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 1:00 pm for a discussion on integrating a complex security system, which meets various stake holders’ needs while balancing the commercial viability of the WTC.

In addition to the ISC Premier Education SeriesSM, PSA Security Network will be presenting a series of case studies in a theater on the show floor.  These free, integrator-presented case studies are designed to illustrate how multiple products from several manufacturers were successfully integrated into a fully-functional security system to achieve the security goals of the end-user customer. Each case study will be presented by the project lead or principal at the Integrator’s company with ample opportunity to discuss the project in-depth. The Case Study Theater will cover projects in Healthcare, Education/Campus Security, Building Management, and Pharmaceuticals.

“Our customer needs research shows that peer learning and best practice-sharing is consistently one of the highest priorities for the security professionals attending events,” said Ed Several, Senior Vice President & General Manager, ISC Event portfolio. “Through our collaboration with industry associations and partners, we are able to bring valuable and relevant education to the entire security distribution channel at no cost. We’re confident that ALL ISC Solutions attendees can benefit from the insight that will be shared.”

For descriptions and times of the sessions, click here - Free Sessions

Security Week:
Security Week is comprised of separate, yet inter-related events:

  • Security 500 (Nov. 1, Roosevelt Hotel); Executive conference on managing and measuring the value of the security function within organizations;
  • Securing New Ground (Nov. 1-2, Roosevelt Hotel) Executives, investors and users of security technology gather to interact and discuss what’s on the horizon.
  • ISC Solutions (Nov. 2-3, Jacob Javits Convention Center); Interactive Conference and Event for Northeast security professionals.
  • Security Week GALA (Nov. 2) Honors the achievements and contributions of security industry leaders with the George R. Lippert Memorial Award presented by The Security Industry Association (SIA), and the Fred V. Morrone 9/11 Memorial Award presented by the InterPort Police. This year, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security will receive the Morrone award.

Security Week will bring together the entire security distribution channel to focus on the business of security in the metropolitan New York area. For more information on participating, visit http://www.securityweekonline.com

Security Industry Association (SIA):
The Security Industry Association is the leading trade group for businesses in the electronic and physical security market. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states; producing cutting-edge global market research; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and providing sole sponsorship of the ISC Events, the world's largest security trade shows and conferences.
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