2004 National Alarm Monitoring Technology Symposium & Exhibition (NAMTSE): April 15-19, Memphis, Ten

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The 2004 National Alarm Monitoring Technology Symposium & Exhibition (NAMTSE) more than lived up with its name April 15-19 at the famous Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. More than 250 Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) and National Burglar and Fire Alarm (NBFAA) members, vendors and others participated in the dozens of informative seminars, demonstrations and exhibits.

Split into three distinct educational tracks, the sessions covered established and emerging areas in operations management, sales and marketing, and business and financial management. In addition, training was also provided for becoming UL Listed and disaster recovery.

Video, access control, GPS and Internet monitoring and IT convergence were among the hot technology topics discussed. “We will see more developments in open connectivity and interoperability during the next two years than we have the past 20,” Bosch Security Systems Inc. Director of Systems Integration Sales John Judd promised during his “Today’s Technology Landscape” lecture.

Judd also emphasized the urgency for electronic security contractors to beef up their IT knowledge. “It is easier for network people to learn security than the other way around,” he asserted. “We need to open our eyes to it and approach them now, before they beat us to it by learning all about security on their own.”

Security Sales & Integration Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine made two presentations, one on sales and marketing techniques and the other an upbeat report on industry trends called “Spring Is Back in Security Industry’s Step.” In addition, Goldfine presented a check to CSAA President Richard Sampson on behalf of SSI for the association’s participation in the magazine’s LeadTracker service (for more, visit www.ssileadtracker.com).

Taking advantage of the locale, more than 150 attendees enjoyed a private, evening tour of Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate. The location and date of next year’s NAMTSE, formerly the CSAA Mid-Year Meeting, has yet to be determined. CSAA’s Annual Meeting is set for Oct. 22-28 in the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, visit www.csaaul.org.

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