Milestone Solutions & Developers Forum 2006

The first Milestone Solutions & Developers Forum will take place at the Fontainebleau Resort Miami Beach, February 9-10, 2006.

The event will focus on networking and sharing information with business and technology partners on integrated solutions that exist today, those that are in the works, and those they can create in the future.

The key management at Milestone Systems, Copenhagen, an IP video surveillance software provider, will host the affair. Management from companies including S2 Security Corp., Panasonic and Axis Communications Inc. will present at the forum. For more information, visit

ISC West and SIA New Product Showcase

With more than 950 exhibitors and 21,000 security professionals expected, the International Security Conference (ISC) Expo West will allow attendees to view the latest products, network with colleagues and gain valuable knowledge through ISC Education. ISC West will take place April 5-7, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, will be the keynote speaker. Ridge will discuss the emphasis on security in the post 9/11 world, including responses towards emergencies, travel, transportation and security-influenced technological research.

The upcoming event will feature “ISC West Show Daily,” which will provide up-to-date information about show events including new product awards, new technology launches and educational sessions. The show daily will be distributed prior to the show doors opening, giving ISC West exhibitors the opportunity to market to key buyers before, during and after the event. The show daily will be produced by BNP Media, publisher of SDM and Security magazines, and Reed Exhibitions, Norwalk, Conn., producers of the ISC Expo events. For more information about ISC West, call (800) 840-5602 or visit

New Product Showcase

Each year at the ISC West convention, the Security Industry Association (SIA) offers a New Product Showcase (NPS) awards program. In 2006, SIA’s NPS will introduce several new or re-tooled product categories to reflect the changing security market. The Business Services category will become Business Services and Support Software. Additionally, Home Automation will be replaced with Residential Systems.

Peripherals, a new category in 2006, will cover anything used for installations, testing or support of a system. This new category will join NPS’s returning product segments: Access Control; Asset Tracking; Biometrics; CCTV; Digital Video; False Alarm; Fire Detection; Integrated Systems; Intrusion; Monitoring; Training; and Wireless.

All products entered into the NPS are judged off of the show floor – in the NPS meeting rooms. The awards ceremony will be held the day after the presentations.

Deadline for NPS entries is Jan. 20, 2006. For more information, visit or contact Jennifer Hart Ackerman at or (703) 647-8485.

NSCA Systems Integration Expo

NSCA’s Systems Integration Expo will feature 600 exhibits showing the latest technology in A/V, access control, acoustics, control systems, data, digital signage, security/life safety, lighting, telephony, sound and video. More than 11,000 systems integrators are expected to attend, March 16-18, 2006 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Pre expo education begins March 14. For more information, visit or call (800) 446-6722.