What a difference a year makes. After a pandemic-challenged staging of the Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Orlando in 2021, the event came roaring back Sept. 12-14 in Atlanta with a renewed energy befitting an industry known for its resiliency. 

SDM Senior Editor Rodney Bosch walked the GSX exhibits hall at the Georgia World Congress Center for the better part of two days and witnessed crowded aisles and bustling show booths throughout, with  attendees and exhibitors alike expressing much positivity. (Check out the image gallery and captions above for technology and product highlights.)   

The upbeat nature that permeated GSX 2022 reflected not just a return to some semblance of pre-coronavirus normalcy, but more so the overall optimism felt by security professionals across the ecosystem. The pace at which technology is moving to meet end-user security and business intelligence needs was on full display. Yes, marketing engines were revving on high. But practical use cases for robotics and drones, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud-based service models, and ever deeper integrations that are delivering holistic, end-to-end solutions, were pervasive throughout the exhibit hall.

Businesses and organizations off all stripes are increasingly embracing digital transformation initiatives to secure their facilities, people and bottom lines. GSX 2022 demonstrated an industry in motion, working to fulfill those vast needs and opportunities. 

The event, produced by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), will next be held Sept. 11-13, 2023, in Dallas.