The SecurityInfoWatch.com and Cygnus Security Group crew is back from ISC West 2008. It really was a great show, and from what SIA's Richard Chace told me after the show, the numbers looked really good. The second day of the show, Thursday, was jam packed with attendees in the tradeshow floor, and although session attendance was apparently hit or miss (that probably depends more on the subject matter than the number of people there), it was clear that ISC West was the place to be! In fact, all you had to do was to send an email out to the industry, and judge by the number of "out of office" replies you receivedÂ to tell how well the show was doing!
Finally, here are some more photos of the tradeshow floor, ranging from access control to chemical threat detection. There's always cool technology to see at this show, and I've been amazed at how ISC has transitioned from a alarm dealer's show to be a real, widespread gathering place for everything security, from computer access systems to mobile surveillance trucks. It really is an amazing place to see the industry.
From left: Alexander Ivanchenko of the Security Industry Association of Russia (RASI); Inna Svyatenko, deputy of Moscow City Council in charge of security; Sara Scroggins, product marketing manager with Pelco and a Women in Security Electronics (WISE) member; and Dale Eller, executive director of WISE. The four caught up after the show to discuss security in Moscow and advancing the role of women in the security industry. Svyatenko and Ivanchenko were on hand to review security solutions that could be used in Moscow for community protection.
What's a tradeshow without a hands-on contest? This one pitted techs and dealers against a clock and a retrofit project.
OK, you get the sneak preview here if you didn't make it to ISC West 2008. The Ford Transit Connect is a commercial delivery vehicle that would work especially well in urban environments and for small projects where you don't need as much delivery space. It's no E-150 full-size van, but it's probably just right for technicians, and the 4-cylinder engine won't drink up your business profits.