Contact: Beth Blake
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(NEW YORK, NY Nov. 3) - - - ISC Solutions opened yesterday in grand fashion to the FDNY EMS Pipes & Drums band amidst a who's who of security industry leaders. Show hours opened later to accommodate participants in the Security 500 event, one of four co-located events billed as Security Week which includes Securing New Ground, Security 500 and the Security Gala. US Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano received the Fred V. Morrone Award from the InterPort Police last night at the Security Gala at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.
Nearly 300 companies showcased new products, technologies and services to integrators, dealers, installers, specifiers and end-users where a product category floor plan provided organization for product sourcing. Final attendance figures will be available next week and despite the recent storm that hit the Northeast, show floor traffic flow was steady.
"As a first-time exhibitor, we have had a good experience because we have already paid for our booth with a sale on the show floor," said Samy Dawood, Eastern Regional Director, NUUO, Shreveport, LA. "We like the floor plan and the attendance was filled with the right customers for us. We will be at ISC Solutions next year."
For the first time at ISC Solutions, a New Product Showcase was introduced to spotlight emerging technologies available. Over 40 companies participated.
The ISC Premier Education SeriesSM presented a full line-up of coursework for dealers, installers, integrators and end-users and covered topics including business building, the Cloud, Near-Field Communication and CCTV system design. These courses were presented on the show floor.
Working with industry partners, such as the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS), the InterPort Police and SecuritySpecifiers.com, ISC Solutions offered additional education. IAHSS offered CE accredited courses toward the pursuit of the Certified Healthcare Protection Administration (CHPA) designation; Security Specifiers.com offered customized education for specifying consultants and InterPort Police presented education wrapped around networking opportunities between law enforcement, public safety and security.
A slate of practical integrator case studies were offered by PSA Network, and included best practices for education/campus, healthcare, pharmaceutical and residential buildings.
Several local industry associations were on the show floor including the New York Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NYBFAA), the New Jersey Burglar Fire Alarm Association (NJBFAA), the Pennsylvania Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (PABFAA) and the Connecticut Alarm & System Integrators Association (CASIA). The Womens Security Council (WSC) networked with women in security and announced that they are accepting nominations for their inaugural Women of the Year Award program.
"We are hearing great response from our members at ISC Solutions. The mood is upbeat, traffic has been steady and our members are seeing good results," said Don Erickson, CEO, SIA. "We are now turning our attention to working with the ISC team to create a great event for the industry.
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 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.