The 2006 ISC West show featured more exhibitors and floor space than ever before, and the 2007 show is on track to beat those records.

Where will you be on March 28, 2007?

Perhaps among the tens of thousands of security professionals attending that little annual trade show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas! The International Security Conference & Exposition — ISC West 2007 — is an amazing venue that draws security professionals from around the world. Today it is considered to be “the show” among the security installer community, because many manufacturers gear their product developments around ISC West, and other organizations plan award announcements at the show.

For example, the Security Industry Association’s annual New Product Showcase is an award program for innovation in product design, and throughout the years has become a harbinger of security industry trends.SDMis pleased to present to you, in print, descriptions of all of the 2007 New Product Showcase entrants, beginning on page 135 of this issue.

We are excited to announce thatSDM’s senior editor, Russ Gager, will be participating this year — for the first time — as one of the judges in the SIA New Product Showcase. Results of this year’s NPS awards will be announced at 3 p.m. on March 28 on the show floor.

Also at the show,SDMwill be announcing the winners of its own Securing America Awards program, which honors suppliers for innovative, informative marketing material. Winners will be displayed inSDM’s booths (#12139 and #22142).

For the second year in a row, ISC West will feature the Urban Security “show-within-a-show,” which features exhibitors covering security for applications such as city and commercial property protection.

The show features new educational tracks, including an IP Institute and roundtable discussions. The IP Institute will include a Level I, one-day session, and a Level II, two-day session — both specifically geared toward those from the physical security market.SDM’s contributing technology writer, David Engebretson, will be speaking at two sessions. On March 27 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., he will present “Holes in the Fence: Prevention of Security System Breaches of Networked Edge Devices.” Engebretson’s second presentation, titled “Network Video Options and Applications,” will be held March 29 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

In addition to the larger-than-ever exhibit floor space, ISC West will feature two “shows-within-a-show.”Urban Security features exhibitors covering security for applications such as city and commercial property protection.SmartHome@ISCis an inaugural event, and will feature products and technologies for residential installers and home automation experts.

ISC West is sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA) and endorsed by the California Alarm Association (CAA) and the NBFAA. For the past four years, ISC West has been ranked as one ofTradeshow Week’s“Fastest 50 Growing Events.” For information on ISC West 2007

Sidebar: What, When, Where

ISC West 2007
March 28 – 30, 2007
Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas
Trade show opens at 10:00 a.m. daily and closes at 5:00 p.m. (except on Friday, 3:00 p.m. close)
On-site admission to the expo hall:$75
Conference dates: March 27 – 29, 2007
Web site:

Sidebar: Access the Expertise of the New SmartHome Pavilion at ISC West

Be part of the inaugural home automation show-within-a-show at ISC West 2007. Approximately 85 companies will be showcasing the latest products, solutions and technologies that are now available for residential installations including home audio/video, networking/communications, automation controls and electrical products.

The ISC home automation event will bring together the dealers, integrators and installers that are now faced with delivering a completely integrated solution to a home with the vendors that are designing the products that ultimately will be part of a fully connected and automated residence.

Publisher BNP Media, which publishesSDM, is the official media sponsor of the SmartHome@ISC event.

If you are a residential security or low-voltage dealer/installer, you may have received a copy ofSDMSmartHome, a newly launched publication fromSDMMagazine, with your March issue ofSDM.SDMSmartHomewill work closely with ISC to offer a truly comprehensive event and provide the resources that are necessary for the industry to advance at the same pace as the needs and expectations of its customers. For more information

Sidebar: ISC Attendees Invited to Emerging Technology Forum

The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association invites all ISC West Expo attendees to attend the inaugural NBFAA Emerging Technology Forum on March 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:55 a.m., in room 501 of the Venetian Hotel and Casino. The NBFAA is hosting this new event, which will follow a general member session and breakfast.

The purpose of the NBFAA Emerging Technology Forum is to provide a venue for chief executive officers and other senior leaders to present their company’s emerging technology, to introduce the security professional to new applications, markets, strategies and consumer trends and to provide technology insight with which they can grow their businesses. This year’s presenters are Jordan Serlin, president of Cenuco and Bob Diamond, CEO of Xanboo.

Spring Conference
ISC Expo West is the site of NBFAA’s annual spring conference. NBFAA’s bi-annual Leadership Symposium will feature a chapter workshop, board of director’s meeting, committee meetings, member reception and the annual leadership awards luncheon.

Proceeds from the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF)/ NBFAA fourth annual Golf Without Guilt Tournament, to be held on March 27, provide funds to support AIREF and other NBFAA programs.

NBFAA’s The Evening Event, to be held on March 27 at Treasure Island’s Kahunaville, will feature the presentation of the prestigious Morris F. Weinstock and Sara E. Jackson Awards.  Another major event of the week is the presentation of the annual First Line of Defense award, co-sponsored bySDM, on Thursday, March 29, before the start of the NBFAA Emerging Technology Forum. For more information on the winner of this year’s First Line of Defense Award, turn to page 76 of this issue.

Additional 2007 Spring Conference information, including how to register for the events, can be found on NBFAA’s Web site