CSAA to Present at Expo Seguridad Mexico 2006

A panel of top U.S. central station executives from the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) will address future trends for central stations in Latin America during the upcoming Expo Seguridad Mexico 2006 Conference and Trade Show.

The CSAA panel will discuss "The Central Station and Alarm Industry in the U.S. Today and its Relationship to the Latin American Alarm Industry: A Unique Perspective on Legal, Operational and Future Trends." The presentation will be held on Thursday, April 27 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Inalarm is sponsoring the simultaneous translations for this session.

Moderated by CSAA Executive Director Steve Doyle, the panel will include presentations from industry experts including John Murphy of Vector Security, Thom Helisek of Vector Security, Lou Fiore of L.T. Fiore, Inc., Bob Bonifas of Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. and Ben Dickens Esq. of Blooston, Mordofsky, Dickens Duffy and Prendergast.

Murphy and Helisek will present "An Overview of the US Alarm Industry Today & It's Convergence with IT Technology." Fiore will discuss "The Changing Face of Alarm Communications-VoIP, AMPS, etc."

Bonifas will review "False Alarm Management Two Call Verification, and Avoiding Police Non-Response" and "The Changing Relationship Between the US Telephone Industry and the US Alarm Industry in Comparison to The Latin American Legal Framework" will be presented by Dickens.

"CSAA has taken the lead in the United States in addressing issues that will affect central stations, such as telecommunications, law enforcement, 911 centers, CAD-to-CAD, AHJs, profitability and future market trends," said Andrea Ferrando, sales and marketing director for Expo Seguridad Mexico. "These are all issues that are important in Latin America, and we are pleased to be bringing the best of CSAA to the region to help central stations address these issues as they arise."

The CSAA's presentation at the Expo is the first step in a planned, long-term relationship with Expo Seguridad Mexico, and it marks CSAA's first time attending the Expo.

"We have not been as active in Latin America as we would have liked but that is changing, said Doyle. "We are already translating our online courses into Spanish and we're excited to endorse and take part in Expo Seguridad Mexico."

Based in Vienna, Va., CSAA represents providers, users, bureaus and other agencies of UL-Listed and/or FM-Approved central station protective services. For more than 50 years, the association has been at the forefront of issues that are important to central station and the security industry in general.

Now in its fourth year, Expo Seguridad Mexico 2006 is organized by Giprex, endorsed by ALAS (Latin American Security Association), CABA, CANASA, CSAA, Smart Card Alliance Association SIA and several local associations. It is also sponsored by four prominent security distributors in Mexico. Expo Seguridad is also rapidly becoming an event with International appeal as evidenced by attendance from 18 countries, including many in Central America and the Caribbean: Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, Dominican Republic.

This year's show is being held April 26-28 at Centro Banamex in Mexico City. For more information on Expo Seguridad Mexico 2006, visit www.exposeguridadmexico.com.