On opening day of the new ISC Solutions, the folks at Reed Exhibitions confirmed that the “largest bucket” of pre-registered attendees is security directors and other titled end-users. “Over the years we have seen a greater presence of security directors, so ISC Solutions came out of that,” Amie Cangelosi, marketing director at Reed Exhibitions, told ISC Solutions e-NEWS.


ISC East, once a show with a heavy dealer concentration, had in the past few years drawn more and more end-users. But in the time leading up to ISC Solutions, Reed Exhibitions said it attended many local association meetings in the specific market segments of healthcare and education. This grassroots effort among the final security buyer is expected to show here over the next two days.


One thing that remains the same as with ISC East, however, is that — based on pre-registered attendees —  most are still expected to come in from the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.


Something to keep in mind, Cangelosi said, is that the New York-based ISC show has traditionally drawn many students who come to investigate a future career in security.


The biggest change attendees will notice and the feature that sets ISC Solutions apart as a new breed of trade show is the central location and role of education. As attendees walk onto the show floor, the main aisle will lead them straight into the  “Central Networking Hub” where two education theaters are located, surrounded by the SIA, PSA Security Network, NYBFAAV/CASIA, and ISC Events booths. The two theaters, sponsored by Cooper Notification and Viscount Systems Inc., offer free sessions segmented within three vertical markets: campus, government and healthcare. Theater 1 features educational sessions organized with the help of SIA. In Theater 2, manufacturers, integrators and end-users come together to present case studies.


Around this central hub, vendor booths are grouped by product offerings into Public Safety, Perimeter Protection & Detection, Access Control and Video Surveillance categories. The front of the show floor features booths by companies offering solutions in more than one category. Behind the central hub, ISC Solutions shares the show floor with the Contingency Planning & Management Expo, giving ISC Solutions attendees who do business with business continuity managers the chance to visit that conference without leaving the floor. ISC Solutions is also held simultaneously with The 4th Annual New York Police Fire & EMS Expo, which is accessible to all ISC Solutions attendees.


The ISC Solutions website (www.iscsolutions.com) offers planning tools to connect show attendees with the vendors who most closely match their needs and interests. The Matchmaking tool, ISC’s own social networking platform, makes connections and facilitates scheduling appointments.


As you plan your ISC Solutions schedule, keep in mind these highlighted events:


Wednesday, Nov. 3

  • 1:30-2:15pm. Theater 2. Intelligent IP Video Surveillance at Citi Field.

“Get an in-depth look at the installation and utilization of the new intelligent IP Video surveillance system in the 45,000- seat Citi Field Stadium, the home of the New York Mets.”

  • 2:30-3:15pm. Theater 1. Mass Notification: Communication, Coordination and Regulation.

In the healthcare industry, “the changes to recent NFPA regulatory requirements have increased the need to reassess methodologies of communication, coordination, and evacuation, in an effort to reduce the risk of harm to employees and patients. This panel will discuss these NFPA regulatory changes and the integrated technology solutions to help achieve them.”

  • 3:30pm. Central Networking Hub. Networking Reception.

Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served while peers make new connections and an important announcement is made.


Thursday, Nov. 4

  • 2:30-3:15pm. Theater 2. Mass Transit: Huge Quantity of Passengers Leads to Huge Security Risks.

“Unlike air travel, which can be carefully screened, mass transit systems can be penetrated by would-be terrorists who can deliver chemical, biological, radiological or explosive threats through hundreds of access points that are virtually impossible to defend. This session will bring together experts in the latest strategies employed by local police and corporate security professionals to thwart — and neutralize — terrorist threats in mass transit environments...”

  • 3:30-4:15pm. Theater 1. Clery Act Update: What the Latest Amendments Mean for Campus Security.

“Today, compliance with the law is tied to participation in federal student financial aid programs; thereby affecting most private and public colleges and universities in the United States. Failure to accurately comply the Clery Act can jeopardize the ability to offer financial aid, and result in fines of up to $27,000 per offense. Learn how the Clery Act can be utilized as a comprehensive framework for implementing a proactive campus safety network.”