GSX 2022 Insights: A Reinvigorated Global Security Exchange

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine presents his thoughts on GSX 2022 and shares the latest solutions from 12 exhibitors.

GSX 2022 Insights: A Reinvigorated Global Security Exchange

Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2022 took place at the Georgia World Center in Atlanta Sept. 12-14.

ATLANTA — Enthusiasm ran high and foot traffic was fairly brisk as more than 13,000 security professionals took part in the Global Security Exchange (GSX) show Sept. 12-14 at the Georgia World Center.

Produced by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), GSX spotlighted several hundred technology, equipment and service vendors in the exhibit hall, and offered the event’s customary plethora of educational sessions, keynote presentations and networking activities on and off the show floor.

Following several years of dwindling participation in this high-profile expo — which along with ISC West has long served as the industry’s most important gathering — and then being maligned by the pandemic followed by a disappointing 2021 edition, it’s not surprising that many ventured to Atlanta holding their expectations in check.

Fortunately, the quantity and quality of the turnout sated nearly all the attendees Security Sales & Integration spoke with and most of the vendors as well. Unsatisfied exhibitors tended to be those whose wares are better suited for ISC’s dealer/integrator-centric audience, whereas GSX (and ASIS) are primarily end-user focused.

From a technology perspective, the overriding themes were access control and video surveillance refinements and deeper integrations, video and operational software and analytics, Cloud-based platforms, and applying artificial intelligence across the board.

Robotics also continued its recent elevated presence, making for some of the more eye-catching and fascinating (for some perhaps even a bit scary) demos.

Supply chain challenges remained prominent in conversations as vendors reaffirmed their commitments to channel partners, with everyone overcommunicating (including to end-user customers) to collaboratively problem solve an issue anticipated to flow into at least some of 2023.

Following are photos and insights from some of the dozens of booth meetings SSI engaged during the event. Next year’s GSX returns to Dallas on Sept. 11-13.

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Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration. Well-versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is nationally recognized as an industry expert and speaker. Goldfine is involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), ASIS Int'l and more. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the SIA Marketing Committee, CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee, PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council and Robolliance. He is a certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast. Goldfine joined Security Sales & Integration in 1998.

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