(LAS VEGAS, NV – March 29, 2012)—After packing the aisles and surveying the show floor on the opening day of the ISC West exhibit hall yesterday, attendees and vendors were discussing projects today. Exhibitors were especially on the lookout for the red badges worn by ISC Executive Club Members, top buyers from over 800-plus companies, comprised of many of the security industry's most influential leaders and whose membership is based on their purchase authority and position within their organization.
“ISC West is the largest gathering of security industry leaders, providing exhibitors with access to over $50 billion in buying power,” affirms Ed Several, Senior Vice President, ISC Events. “It is especially important to the vendors as 50 percent of the attendees do not attend any other major security event, with 87 percent saying that they need to be at ISC West.”
“Our corporate leaders, salespeople and integrators were really motivated to see the long lines waiting to see our NFC demonstration of using smartphones as an access credential and the accompanying video of aptiQmobile™ being used at Villanova University,” said Jay Phillips, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies manager, tradeshows and events. Other exhibitors concurred.
The day began with the Security 5K Run/2K Walk which raised money for Mission 500, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis.
Today was also the final day of the acclaimed ISC Premier Education Series(SM), which featured a choice of sessions organized by industry demographics – Dealers/Installers/Integrators; Central Station owners; or End Users who had a choice of tracks including Physical Security Issues, IT-related issues or Public Safety. The Signature Series offered a panel on Near Field Communications (NFC) plus there was an ONVIF Interoperability Demonstration and Reception.
Tomorrow is the final day of ISC West 2012. The show had more exhibiting companies and attendees than ever before. The exhibit hall closes at 3:00pm.
For more information about ISC West; visit www.iscwest.com
ISC West is the security industry's premier launching pad for new products, solutions and technologies in the U.S. Each year, ISC West hosts over 900 international and domestic security product manufacturer companies and over 23,000 security professionals in Las Vegas. Currently, ISC West is completely sold out with sales projections pacing towards a 10% growth in show floor space making ISC West the largest exhibition hall in the US for security. This year's ISC West Premier Education Series(SM) provided the latest insights and applications for security professionals involved in every segment of the industry. Designed by the ISC Educational Advisory Board in collaboration with the Security Industry Association (SIA), ISC Premier Education Series(SM) is the security industry's broadest offering of education, developed by the industry, designed to take today's security professional to the next level. Next year’s ISC West Exhibition will take place on April 10-12, 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV with the ISC Premier Education Series(SM) running April 9-11, 2013.
The Security Industry Association (SIA)
SIA is a nonprofit international trade association that represents more than 350 electronic physical security product manufacturers, specifiers, integrators and service providers.