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IACP Police Show Best and Worst 2013

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The IAPC is the nation's biggest law enforcement trade show featuring all kinds of police equipment from cameras to drones to tanks from more than 750 companies. We attended this year's show in Philadelphia, a great place to see what's popular whe...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

SIA NPS New Product Showcase Judging

"It's like a cute baby contest. If only 12 ugly babies enter, then only ugly babies are going to win," explained the SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) chair, Jennifer Martin, of their awards program. Many industry people, or at least us, have been c...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

Avigilon Employee Claims ‘Pissing Contest’ With IPVM

I saw the same ad that most ISC West attendees probably saw at McCarran International Airport. Baggage claim was draped in Avigilon banners with bold letters proclaiming “Analyze, Prevent, Stop.” At the bottom of the banner,  it says to “get the f...

By IPVM Team - about 6 years ago

Best and Worst ISC West 2013

Great attendance with a limited number of new products marked ISC West 2013. Brian, Carlton, Ethan and myself attended, putting together the following list of highlights for you to review: Bosch Stares Down Axis We Respect Women ... as Sex Obj...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

IPVM Live From ISC West 2013

In this post, we bring updates from the show floor, highlighting the great and not-so-great trends we see at the show. UPDATE: Our full roundup of the whole show is now live: Best and Worst at ISC West 2013. Attendance was strong but lumpy. Most ...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

ISC East is Back On But?

ISC East, cancelled this week, is now back on for the end of November, the week after Thanksgiving. The show, which was once a national event, has declined over the past decade to become a regional show for the Northeast. A few years ago, SIA att...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

The Funniest Spin on a Weak ASIS2012

Spinning is an art form. And doing so when faced with bad news is the pinnacle of the art. With show traffic so poor at ASIS 2012, this demanded the best spinning. When traffic first started to decline after the 2008 recession, PR pros had a stoc...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Best and Worst of ASIS 2012

Definitely the most eventful and colorful ASIS show in a long long time; While it certainly was not particularly successful in a conventional sense nor were exhibitors thrilled with traffic, Philadelphia was quite an experience. Most everyone had ...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

At ASIS, Sponsors Get Top Billing

At ASIS, sponsors get top billing. Literally. The organization that makes $10+ million each year from manufacturer sponsors now readily admits this in its own publication: ASIS emphasizes how manufacturers sponsoring keys, maps, head rests, p...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

ASIS 2012 Bad Traffic, Good Products

The security industry is not showing much love to the City of Brotherly Love. A small show floor hosted clearly lighter traffic than recent past events with many exhibitors gossiping or checking their phones, despite quite a number of products wit...

By IPVM Team - almost 7 years ago

Tri-Ed Roadshow: Worth Going to?

Single day, touring 'roadshows' promise an easy way to learn about new security technology without having to travel far. In the US, one of the most aggressive roadshow operators is Tri-Ed, a national distributor. Since Tri-Ed / Northern has a repu...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

What Do Rubber Ducks Have to Do With Security?

"Well actually nothing," admits a security manufacturer who is giving away 3000 rubber ducks at ASIS 2012. Indeed, there are 25 sets for you to pick from, including: Viking rubber ducks for Axis employees Super villian rubber ducks for OV empl...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Selling Reprints is Unethical

One of the ugliest yet least known elements of the media business is publications selling article reprints to companies covered in those articles. Needless to say, companies only buy reprints of articles that are favorable to them, creating a nast...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Should Integrators Go to PSA-Tec?

Trade shows typically are run by manufacturers, for manufacturers (except for ASIS which is simply controlled by manufacturers). By contrast, PSA, a co-op of integrators, offers an event that they claim is different, run by integrators for integra...

By Brian Rhodes - about 7 years ago

Best New Product Awards Investigated

The ISC best new product awards use a secretive process that lacks transparency, making it impossible to understand the rationale, fairness or accuracy of the awards. Equally troubling, SIA, the organization behind this program, chose a Pixim mark...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

ISC West 2012 Show Best / Worst

We spent the week on the ISC West show floor checking out what is interesting and have come away with a series of observations and images. Here are the topics/companies covered: Show Floor Traffic Ingram Micro Samsung Interlogix Mobotix V...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

ISC West Show Floor Review Day 1

We spent hours on the ISC West show floor today and yesterday checking out what is interesting and have come away with a series of observations, images and one juicy rumor about a top manufacturer up for sale. Here are the topics/companies covere...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Interlogix Releases a Cake

In a past millenium, historians tell us that Interlogix innovated digital surveillance solutions. Now, the once proud brand has been reduced to trade show parlor tricks. Rather than dazzle us with great new technology, they confound us with an IP ...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

ISC Nearly Triples Number of Surveillance NPS Awards

Despite struggling to identify truly innovative products over the last few years, ISC West is nearly tripling the number of video surveillance awards offered for their upcoming 2011 show. Last year, SIA granted 3 surveillance awards for analytics...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

ISC Solutions Examined

Facing falling attendance and interest, ISC East has been 'transformed' to ISC Solutions. Exhibit attendance dropped to 6,331 in 2009 while paying education attendees was an anemic 41. In their announcement, the exhibitor justified the move as co...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

iSecurity Virtual Trade Show Reviewed

Below is a video screencast showing the live iSecurity Virtual Trade Show held on March 3rd. The virtual trade show is meant to be an on-line version of a physical trade show (like ISC, IFSEC, Essen, etc.). For background, see our overview of iSec...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

iSecurity Virtual Trade Show Examined

On March 3, 2010, a one-day 'virtual' trade show will be held. Called the iSecurity Virtual Trade Show and run by Security Magazine / SDM, the event will allow people to log in from their computers to watch videos, chat with exhibitors and other '...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

SIA Seeks to Make ISC Education Commercial Free

A common complaint for seminars at trade shows is that they tend to be too commercial and too vendor specific. Sometimes this occurs indirectly and other times it is a result of a sponsorship package (pay X and get a speaking slot). Responding to...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

ASIS 2009 Attendance Down to 2004 Levels

With a significant drop in attendance for the second straight year, attendance to the ASIS International tradeshow is now down to 2004 levels. Peaking in 2007, ASIS attendance was 23,708 (audited), up from a reported 19,000 in 2004. Now, in 2009,...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Is the Web Replacing Security Magazines and Shows?

While ASIS show attendance was down and disappointing for the second consecutive year, online traffic to security websites continues to rise significantly. Regular users of online security sites now likely outnumber trade show attendees. Though th...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

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