Valuable educational sessions, key industry speakers, innovative exhibitors and breakthrough new products define day-one of the largest converged security event of the year
Las Vegas, NV – April 11, 2018 – The doors opened today to the ISC West 2018 Exhibit Hall. ISC West, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the largest converged security event of the year, was filled with attendees from all over the world exploring the show floor, attending informative educational sessions and speeches, and checking out featured exhibits, including Unmanned Security & Safety Expo sponsored by Knightscope, Connected Security Expo, Emerging Technology Zone, Public Security & Safety Expo, Connected Home sponsored by Alarm.com and Global Expo.
The Sands was bustling as attendees networked with their peers, discussing the most pressing and pervasive cyber-physical security threats of today and learning tactical insights during SIA’s accredited educational program. Some of the most influential, sought-after sessions so far included the Active Shooter Workshop, The Future of Physical Security: The Decade Ahead, The Standards Driving Biometric Adoption in Physical Security, Connected Home – The Future is Now, Creating a Smart Cities Solution by leveraging IoT, Video and Big Data and Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Our Bad Habits.
As part of the program, we had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Douglas Maughan of the Department of Homeland Security speak about re-inventing Cybersecurity R&D during his keynote presentation, detailing how DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Cybersecurity is mobilizing innovation to reduce risks and improve decision-making across homeland security operations.
Attendees were buzzing about SIA’s New Products Showcase, where over 120 product entries were pitched to leading industry experts. This elite group of rising products and services are on display in a designated area where buyers can discover them and interact with the companies behind them. IPConfigure (Booth 29107) took home top honors, recognized with the Best New Product award for its Orchid Core VMS for AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP). Allegion (Booth 20043) was honored with the Judges’ Choice Award for its Von Duprin Remote Undogging Kit for Exit Devices. Other category winners included ASSA ABLOY (Booth 8069) for its Yale nexTouch Sectional Mortise Lock, ASSA ABLOY Openings Studio Electrical Elevations and Ecoflex Electrified Exit Trim, and Axis Communications (Booth 14051) for its AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector, AXIS Device Manager, and an Honorable Mention for its AXIS P1280-E Thermal Network Camera. The full list of winners can be seen here.
“ISC West is the largest converged security event of the year for a reason,” said Sherida Sessa, Industry Vice President of ISC Security Events at Reed Exhibitions. “Security professionals from all over the world get the rare chance to come together under one roof, bounce ideas off each other and see the newest and most innovative cyber and physical security solutions debuting in the market. They also get to set precious time aside to learn during educational sessions lead by their peers, giving them tactical solutions to take back home and implement. We attract the best and the brightest minds in security and are thrilled to be able to offer these opportunities, year after year, and provide a pivotal jumping-off point for startups entering the scene.”
Year after year, exhibitors across the physical, IT and IoT sectors leverage ISC West as a launch pad to debut their new, cutting-edge products, as well as to elevate their leadership on industry topics. Some key sessions and announcements included:
- Dedrone (Booth 3141), a software platform that detects and identifies drones and mitigates all drone threats. CEO and Co-Founder Joerg Lamprecht presented a fascinating session, Drones: The New Weapon for Espionage and Data Hacking, on the heels of the company’s recent product announcement, the RF-300, a new radio frequency (RF) sensor which automatically locate drones and their pilots.
- Freeus (Booth 31087), one of the fastest growing mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) businesses in the U.S. held an in-booth press conference to unveil its new mobile medical alert product news.
- Kwikset (Booth 23003), the leading residential lock manufacturer, is showcasing five new locks equipped with cutting-edge features, including keyless entry, smart-lock conversion kits and Z-Wave chipsets with improved wireless range.
- Mivatek Smart Connect (Booth 14130), a leading interactive Protection Service platform provider, announced the introduction of its “Smart Connect as a Service” (SCAS), targeted at service providers and brand owners for ODM Smart Home, Smart Care, Smart Business, and Smart Community solutions and services.
- Observables (Booth 32086), the leader in Premises Management Services, announced two Joint Marketing, Reseller and Development agreements – one with ZKTeco USA and one with Shot Tracer Technologies, Inc. The goal of the former is to create a seamless access control experience, providing end-to-end services for small to mid-size business and larger residential security markets. The latter is intended to bring shot detection technology into the circle of trust in Secure Premises Management, providing critical access to meaningful information during active shooter situations.
- V5 Systems (Booth 30097), a company that provides wireless, self-powered outdoor security solutions that can be deployed in under 60 minutes, is co-exhibiting with Arrow Electronics, Panasonic and Pelco by Schneider Electric to showcase two new solutions, a portable V5 License Plate Reader and a smart V5 Portable Power Unit, running on the company’s self-powered technology.
Thursday morning we have the Security 5K Run/2K Walk bright and early, where all proceeds generated by the race will be contributed to Mission 500, a non-profit charitable organization focused on the security industry and dedicated to serving children and families in need across the U.S.
Tomorrow we’re also looking forward to a morning keynote from Jeff Crume, distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor, IT Security Architect at IBM, Patrol Division, who will be addressing the “Dark Side of The Internet of Things.” This is a vital topic considering all the connected touchpoints we deal with every day – from cars to tablets to even our refrigerators that are now capable of providing detailed personal information.