For more than 35 years, PSA Security Network has brought the security industry the annual PSA-TEC conference. This year’s event will take place at The Westin in Westminster, Colo., May 6 to 10, 2013. This year, PSA-TEC is expanding its educational offerings by adding new classes and bringing back favorites by popular demand.

The conference is geared towards a variety of security team members, from technicians to executives. Topics highlighted include systems design; installation, deployment and maintenance strategy; implementation; business management; project management; consultative selling; proposal development; and procurement and fulfillment.

Attendees take advantage of learning and TEC-working opportunities at last year’s conference. PHOTO COURTESY OF PSA

The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) Mass Notification & Emergency Communications (MNEC) Symposium will be a new, featured track during PSA-TEC. This event will include a keynote address by Michael Mulhare, director of office of Emergency Management at Virginia Tech.

The Information Technology Track at PSA-TEC 2013 is intended to educate a variety of PSA-TEC attendees on the network as it pertains to each. The track includes new sessions such as “PSIM Workshop: Real-World Lessons on Using PSIM to Win Business & Maximize Profit Potential,” “How Big Data & Enterprise Resilience Impact the Physical Security Community,” and more.

Other tracks include Physical Security, Business Optimization and Managed Services. The full course guide as well as registration and show information are available at — By Sabrina Gasulla, Associate Editor