PSA-TEC 2012 continues to grow and the 2012 conference logged record attendance and more exhibitors than in its recent history. Some 800 registered attendees, including systems integrators, consultants and manufacturers and distributors, attended the event held at the Westin Hotel in Westminster, Colo.
There were some 50-plus educational sessions, including certification classes, with a strong emphasis on services, cloud computing and other cutting edge technology topics. Vendors also held training classes to keep PSA Security Network members up to speed on the latest innovations and iterations of products.
The show kicked off with an evening reception and keynote address featuring Dean Meyer, executive vice president of the Buildings Business of Schneider Electric, Palatine, Ill. Meyer discussed the evolution of the industry and said the company has worked hard to enter the world of IP cameras squarely.
Other topics at the conference included a session on cooperatives; mergers and acquisitions; mass notification and emergency communication systems; marketing; cloud services; and a state of the industry address.
PSA is firming up its 2013 dates and next year’s TEC will again be held at the Westin Westminster.