The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) and Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) formed a joint venture to own and produce the Electronic Security Expo (ESX). ESX will focus on the product, technical and management training needs of installing and monitoring companies and the trends toward integration and Internet Protocol (IP) enabled security systems in the commercial, industrial, institutional and residential markets.

Organized by EH Events, the annual event will debut in the Nashville Convention Center with seminars running June 25 to 27, 2008 and exhibits June 26 to 27. More than 150 exhibitors and 3,500 attendees from across the country are expected to attend the inaugural event.

“Our members are looking for a dedicated forum that will provide them with ideas, products and services to expand their businesses and increase profitability,” said John A. Murphy, president of CSAA and CEO of Vector Security, Pittsburgh. “Events that traditionally addressed this need are now focusing heavily on other audiences like end-users and government and defense practitioners. CSAA believes that the time has come to offer an expanded trade show and conference program that will be of value to both large and small members of both associations.”

“NBFAA members recognize, and are moving with, the trend toward systems integration and IP based technology,” said George Gunning, president of NBFAA and CEO of USA Alarm Systems, Monrovia, Calif. “Most of our members are already heavily engaged with access control, video surveillance, IP-enabled security, ID systems, outdoor protection — the full range of security and life safety technologies in addition to our traditional strengths in burglar and fire alarm systems. Our member companies want to do more security systems integration with other home and building systems. We are excited to be sponsoring an industry-owned event that will help the installing and monitoring companies move forward faster in the integrated systems realm.”

For information, contact John Galante at EH, (703) 352-9211, jgalante@cox.net.