You're welcome, Tim. The links are correct, but you're right some seem to have been removed and others are now only available using the audit site's search feature. In case they are in the process of taking them down, here are the most recent reports for ASIS (2012) and ISC West (2011).
The links from the older data (older reports) seems to have been removed. Thanks for the information!
IPVMU Certified | 10/22/13 01:14pm
Thanks Carlton! I think I am doing it right then. I don't give our overall company budget of hundreds of millions; I just give my very small part of that MUCH larger number. I do think it is misleading to the vendors though. We had eleven people go and I told them all to answer with our overall Security budget number which falls in the 1 to 5 million category. What we actually spend on NEW products or services is probably only 5 to 10 percent of that overall number, but no way am I going to take the time to break it down and give a detailed response.
I asked someone from ASIS about this today. I don't know how the original question is worded but this is what they told me: That question is targeted toward end users who are looking to spend on security sometime in the near future. It's asking what their security budget is, not their organization's total budget.
Just guessing, I would suggest that they are not breaking down the categories to that level of granularity.
I found it interesting that more attendees reportedly were looking for access control rather than video. Why are there so many more video booths then!
Ross, that's a good point. It's possible that people are interpreting the question differently. For instance, if an integrator answers it do they specify their own internal budget for security (tiny) or the amount they buy for resale or (often millions)?
I find it interesting that in the what people are looking for did not include VMS? Is this simply data from their registration? Why are the VMS booths always packed?
IPVMU Certified | 10/21/13 02:25pm
Overall very interesting. I find the budget numbers especially interesting. Specifically the large number in the under 10K category, I am VERY surprised by that. This made me think maybe I am doing it wrong, but when I give my budget numbers for things like this I give my TOTAL budget. So yeah we are in the millions, but I am certainly not spending millions on products or services.
Carlton, nice find.
Here's ISC West number's for comparison:
A couple of interesting patterns:
- For both shows, about 40% of total attendance is exhibitors, so the 'real' buying attendance is roughly half of the stated total number.
- ASIS has literally 10x the number of conference attendees as ISC West. This is probably worse for exhibitors because it keeps buyers off the show floor.
- In terms of people going just for and to exhibits, about twice as many go to ISC West than ASIS.