FORT WORTH, Texas — Kudos to the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) and all the folks who toiled feverishly this week to present the ninth annual Electronic Security Expo (ESX).
I’ve traipsed throughout the Fort Worth Convention Center the entire week attending the main events and some of the educational sessions. The organizers have done a splendid job of offering its member companies a wealth of opportunity to gain awareness and insights into many disruptive facets that are affecting their organizations.
SSI once again sponsored the Public Safety Luncheon, during which the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award was presented jointly by SSI and the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) to Amherst Alarm. Congratulations to CEO Tim Creenan and his team for their outstanding efforts in reducing unnecessary alarm dispatches.
It was also my pleasure to moderate a panel titled “DIY: Embrace or Disgrace?” Many thanks to panelists Lance Dean (2GIG), Chris Johnson (LiveWatch) and John Campau (Comtronics) for helping deliberate the rising DIY trend in the traditional security arena and beyond.
Check out photos and takeaways from the event at the link above.
These shows are always great for networking and seeing what’s new. I see a lot of interest in the DIY space and think it will continue to grow, especially as the IOT gets larger and larger.