Once again in 2011, the security industry will come together at ISC West in Las Vegas to learn about must-see developments and acquire tools to better their businesses. ISC will offer educational sessions April 5, 6 and 7 presenting technology panels, executive forums, PSA-led education and several education tracks including end-user – physical security, central station, access control and hosted security.

New for 2011, the ISC Premier Education Series has been themed by day, making it easier for attendees to go to the sessions that are of most interest to them. On Wednesday, April 6, ISC Premier Education’s programming is organized by industry demographic. Dealer/installers, systems integrators, central station owners, and security end-users will find timely topics targeted specifically for their needs.

The Central Station track has grown and will include sessions focusing on new legislation, technology, designing training programs, opportunities in fire alarm systems, fire codes and laws in application and more. For information, visit http://iscwest2011.conferencepath.com/program/?action=viewtrack&trackID=769.

The End User – Physical Security track will present several case studies on topics such as finding hidden ROI; balancing openness and security in different environments; collaboration between law enforcement, private security organizations and loss prevention professionals; and a session on developments, ethical considerations and framework required in CCTV applications. For information, visit http://iscwest2011.conferencepath.com/program/?action=viewtrack&trackID=772.

Brand new to ISC is the Thursday, April 7, Technology Panel Day. Each session has been spearheaded by a member of ISC’s Education Advisory Board, ensuring an unbiased and honest debate of the issues. Sessions are longer and more intensive, ranging from 1 to 2 hours in length. The technology tracks include access control/biometrics and hosted security, among others.

The access control/biometrics tracks will feature lively discussion on personal identity verification (PIV) identity cards, facial recognition technologies and a biometrics panel. For information, visit http://iscwest2011.conferencepath.com/program/?action=viewtrack&trackID=828.

On the hosted security track, panels will discuss managed services and cloud computing, outsourcing the physical security program, and personal emergency response systems (PERS). For information, visit http://iscwest2011.conferencepath.com/program/?action=viewtrack&trackID=825