ESX announces 2010 tours and outings

Attendees to explore Pittsburgh's PNC Park, Mount Washington and Guardian Protection central station facility


March 24, 2010 – Every year, ESX coordinates tours and outings to allow for attendees to experience the local region and its accompanying security and monitoring practices. Today, ESX is announcing its 2010 exclusive security tours and scenic spouse outing in Pittsburgh.

Guardian Protection Services Central Station Tour
Monday, June 14 | 4:30PM – 7:00PM
Registered tour attendees will explore the Guardian Protection Central Station, built in 2006. The UL-Certified, FM-Approved and 5-Diamond rated facility serves more than 250,000 customers. This customized tour includes a glimpse into the station's operations, including the facility's technology design and disaster-recovery systems. A motor coach will take attendees from the Westin Convention Center Hotel to Guardian's headquarters. A cocktail reception will follow the tour; Guardian officials will be in attendance.

PNC Park Security and A/V Systems Tour
Monday, June 14 | 4:30PM – 6:30PM
Registered tour attendees will get an exclusive chance to tour PNC Park, home of the MLB's Pittsburgh Pirates. The $216 million park, which opened in 2001, was built in the style of "classic" stadiums like Boston's Fenway Park. Built in just 24 months, the park utilizes unique features, such as a riverside concourse, steel truss work and an out-of-town scoreboard. Hailed as one of the best parks in the country, PNC hosted the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

This tour includes a glimpse of the park's back-of-the-house operations, including security and A/V Systems. A reception overlooking the ballpark and transportation from the Westin Convention Center Hotel are included in tour registration.

In addition to the security tours, ESX offers a spouse outing to provide spouses with the opportunity of connecting with each other.

"I have attended every ESX with my husband," says Stacey Sevinor. "The spouse outing not only gives me an opportunity to see the city, it also is a great time to meet and get to know the other spouses. I am looking forward to seeing my old friends in Pittsburgh and to making new ones."

Spouse Outing
Wednesday, June 16 | 9:00AM – 2:45PM
This customized spouse outing will begin with a breakfast for tour registrants at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. Here they will be picked up by old-fashioned trolleys that will take them through the city's downtown and up Mount Washington. After enjoying views of the city's skyline on the crest of Mount Washington, tour registrants will eat at the upscale Georgetown Inn and shop on Pittsburgh's high-end Walnut Street.

Registration for these tours and outings are required. To secure your registration for the event, including these tours/outings click here or call 866-447-7395.

ESX takes place from June 15-17, 2010 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. ESX features nearly 50 seminars and an expo floor with 175 electronic security manufacturers and service providers.