The Electronic Security Association has awarded $12,500 in scholarship funds to students from Virginia and New Jersey as a part of the association’s annual Youth Scholarship Program, sponsored by COPS Monitoring and DMP.
In sessions, keynotes and on the tradeshow floor, the word of the day seemed to be “change.” In fact, this year’s official theme was “Explore. Expand. Exchange. Evolve.” ESX was held in Nashville June 12-16, and most agreed this is a great venue. Next year’s event will return to Nashville, June 19-22, 2018, an announcement that was met with cheers.
A University of California, Santa Barbara, study demonstrated how unmanned aerial vehicles can use safe, everyday Wi-Fi signals to provide through-wall 3D imaging of unknown areas, including moving or stationary objects.
The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) has recognized Engineered Protection Systems Inc. in Grand Rapids, Mich., with its 2016-17 Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) award. The PDQ award is given to the company that promotes best practices working with law enforcement to reduce the number of unnecessary dispatches to alarm customers. The award was presented at the ESX - Public Safety and Networking Luncheon at ESX on June 16th in Nashville, Tenn.
SDM has extended the deadline to July 7 for companies to apply to become the 2017 SDM Dealer of the Year, an annual recognition of companies that demonstrate unmistakable success, a high level of innovation, the use of industry best practices, and notable growth and accomplishments in the security dealer industry.
In a Security Industry Association (SIA) blog, Daniel Conway, communications and outreach manager, DHS Science & Technology (S&T) directorate, reported that the Department of Homeland Security developed a close working relationship with the security industry, stating that the relationships help ensure the research and development investments DHS S&T makes today can withstand tomorrow's challenges.
It’s an old axiom, but it holds up well. Money follows the security industry because the security industry delivers results. And while many things haven’t changed about how security dealers get financing, a few new trends are starting to emerge. Read more stories in June Issue 2017.