Sights and Takeaways From ESX 2016

Organizers of the well-attended ESX 2016 delivered on the event’s theme to provide attendees with educational programming and networking opportunities to ‘explore, expand, exchange and evolve.’

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.

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About the Author


Although Bosch’s name is quite familiar to those in the security industry, his previous experience has been in daily newspaper journalism. Prior to joining SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in 2006, he spent 15 years with the Los Angeles Times, where he performed a wide assortment of editorial responsibilities, including feature and metro department assignments as well as content producing for Bosch is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in Mass Communication & Journalism. In 2007, he successfully completed the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s National Training School coursework to become a Certified Level I Alarm Technician.

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