ISC East 2007 Photo Report

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, opening morning at the Javits Center, where the jointly held ISC East and InfoSecurityNY were being held. Traffic was surprisingly good. Inside the show, I ran into Clive Gillon of Transdyn, an integrator and engineering...

Proving that ISC East isn't only an "alarm" show, Optellios was showcasing the Fiber Patrol solution that can detect fence intrusions thanks to a fiber optic wire threaded along with the fence material.

ADI BMW Giveaway

The "drool factor" award for ISC East should go to ADI which was promoting its BMW giveaway. 10 bonus points and an "attaboy" to the first blog reader who can tell me what model this is (post answers in the comments). If you want to win, give your ADI rep a call or check in at an ADI store for details.


Thirsty for a sip of wine or gin? You're going to have to pay for it. BottleLox has a bottle-top locking system combined with electronic article surveillance (EAS).

Sentry 360 Security

I thought you might like to see this 360 degree camera from Sentry 360 Security. It's a 3-megapixel analog camera (they also have an IP camera with 5 megapixels) with built in image processing, video analytics and preset tour capabilities.

Bad Dog Tools

No matter what kind of really hot technology is in the booths nearby, attendees to ISC East regularly flood the tables at Bad Dog Tools to watch the guys drill through glass, steel and maybe even kryptonite. By the end of the show, everything in the booth is guaranteed to have at least one fresh hole drilled through it. Best bet when visiting Bad Dog? Keep your hands behind you, like the gentleman with the red bag.

Eastern CCTV

Eastern CCTV's booth: Mini dome cameras, DVR systems, and more.

Javits Center

You can tell this photo was taken on Wednesday due to the blue skies (Tuesday was wet for much of the day). I love the contrast of the image: Dozens of small steel-concrete bollards and concrete planter-barriers protecting what would seem to be massive vehicle-stopping concrete bollards. Actually, I'm told those are part of the convention center's heating system. There's a lesson here with the landscaping that anti-vehicle protection doesn't have to be particularly ugly. It's a reminder of the need for security to work with architects and landscapers when implementing vehicle-blocking devices.

Emerging security markets panel discussion

A Wednesday morning highlight: the Emerging Markets panel discussion with (left to right) SIA's Richard Chace, Reed Exhibitions' Dean Russo, Lehman Brothers Jeff Kessler, and Joanne Thornton of the Stanford Washington Research Group. This session sifted through the numbers to help manufacturers and integrators pull together a game plan for China, Russia, Brazil and other top emerging markets.

Honeywell Total Connect

The crew from Security Dealer and made it to Honeywell's booth to see a demonstration of the Total Connect system, which links Vista panels, GSM and iGSM communicators with a variety of sensors as well as video cameras for the "totally connected" home or small business.

Honeywell Total Connect video