The 2005 Systems Integration Expo

Designers, installers and specifiers of commercial electronic systems will learn from experts and each other at the 2005 Systems Integration Expo March 10-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Held jointly by PSA Security Network and the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), the 2004 Conference and Systems Integration Expo brought in a record number of PSA member attendees and nearly 11,000 systems professionals. Buyers at last year’s expo represented more than 2,700 companies worldwide and $5 billion in annual purchasing power.

“PSA is working harder to bring even more attendees into the Security/Life Safety pavilion this year,” said Bill Bozeman, CPP, PSA president and CEO. “The pavilion’s placement is conducive to more foot traffic, and new events like the Integrated Security Showcase and the Technicians’ Rodeo will attract additional visitors.”

PSA is overseeing the security/life safety education tracks at the expo, which feature a wealth of information from technical, network sales, project management, technical demonstrations and business acumen training taught by industry experts.

Security professionals will benefit from NSCA’s expertise in audio, video, A/V presentation, telecommunications, data networking and lighting control. NSCA members can take advantage of PSA’s professionalism and knowledge in security and life safety areas.

During the combined expo, PSA will hold private PSA functions including the PSA Vendor Appreciation Awards Banquet, opening mixer and stockholders/ business meeting.

For further information about the Systems Integration Expo and the PSA Security/Life Safety pavilion, contact Shelly Binder at (800) 525-9422 ext.120 or

BuilConn 2005

BuilConn 2005, March 21-24 at the Adam’s Mark in Dallas, brings building and facility managers together to discuss the technologies that shape the building industry and to learn about integrated buildings.

Experts from HVAC, security, CCTV, lighting and IT will offer presentations on a variety of topics. Building systems boot camps on March 21 will be organized in tracks about infrastructure, technologies, trends, industries and development. They are designed to give attendees a basic knowledge and understanding of industry-relevant topics.

On March 22, workshops will be in tracks on LonWorks, BACnet, oBix, Niagara and BuilSpec. Conferences on March 23 will have tracks on enterprise, wireless, open systems, FM and networks. Tracks for conferences on March 24 will be for owners and on security, energy, case studies and wireless mesh. For more information visit

Security Canada East

The 2005 Security Canada East Conference and Exposition will be held April 14 at the Chateau Royal, Laval, Quebec. The largest security trade show in eastern Canada is hosted by the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) and features conference sessions on telephony over Internet protocol, VoIP, the Quebec private security reform and a special conference by the Montreal ASIS chapter.

This one-day event is free to those who register before April 1. Registration forms are available on the Web site at

NASS EX 2005

The North American Monitoring Technology Symposium and Exhibition (NAMTSE), now renamed NASS EX, will be held May 12-15 at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal.

Committee meetings and a reception and dinner will highlight May 12. On May 13, training sessions are held and product and technical presentations made on operations management, sales and technical tracks. May 14 includes an exhibition and May 14 and 15 additional training.

More than 70 hours of education are offered to central station managers, sales managers and leaders, installers, system integrators, technical personnel, financial people and others. Many NASS EX sessions are approved for NBFAA/NTS CEU credits. Earn 0.1 CEU for every 50 minutes of security-industry-related education. Please refer to the individual session descriptions to determine which are accredited. NTS course numbers are listed with the courses. See NBFAA’s Web site,, for information on NTS continuing education requirements or call (866) 636-1687.

NASS EX is open to all in the security industry, not just members of the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). For more information and registration, visit

ISC West 2005

ISC West 2005 in Las Vegas, April 6-8, will include the latest in access control, biometrics, CCTV, systems integration, home systems, alarms, fire and inventory control, monitoring and more.

The ISC West Conference focuses on innovations in the security industry with dedicated tracks for IP security systems and applications and convergence.

The expo offers security professionals an opportunity to learn about recent advances in the industry through state-of-the-art conference programs.

International affairs expert and NBC News military analyst Gen. Barry McCaffrey will be the keynote speaker April 6. A four-star general and veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, McCaffrey will offer insightful comments on the war on terrorism.

More than 80 educational sessions and special events are offered. The conference provides in-depth training, case study orientation, classroom and roundtable discussions all geared to present state-of-the-art security solutions and their applications.

The University of Nevada Las Vegas, Institute for Security Studies, Professional Development Center will present courses in crisis communication skills and workplace protection which are related to their certificate program. Courses will be presented by high-level ex-government and corporate instructors.

ISC West 2005 is sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA) and endorsed by the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA). For more information, visit