ESX 2012 Tackles Technology & Applications Trends
Technology change has never been as widespread and dramatic in the electronic security industry as it is today.
ESX recognizes the challenge this places on integration and monitoring companies as they struggle to keep pace with both new technologies and products and how they impact their business models.
ESX, ESA and CSAA are constantly researching the needs and interests of the industry and members regarding technology and applications changes. With that research, they identify a handful of top technology and applications trends to address in the ESX seminar program, through information products like white papers and research studies and through dynamic special features on the ESX show floor.
Our goal is to provide the information, analytical framework and vendor contact electronic security companies need to make better business decisions on the tech and applications trends.
The seven tech/applications trends ESX 2012 will focus on are:
Mobile Apps – Smartphone & Tablet Systems Integration will be showcased at a special “Mobile Apps Meet-up” on the ESX show floor. Attendees will be able to take in dozens of apps from exhibiting companies during the Meet Up and vote on awards for the most innovative products. Mobile Apps will also be covered in Technology & Applications, Sales and Marketing and Installation & Service seminars.
Alternative Signal Transmission/Alarm Communications will also be covered in several seminars and ESX attendees will be able to obtain a special white paper on the state of the market and likely roadmap for the security industry’s wide area network at the event.
Networked, Hosted & Managed Security is an essential trend that is driving the development of RMR in categories like video and access. We’ll hit the topic in several tracks and offer ESX attendees a white paper on networking/IP technical fundamentals for security and a whitepaper on RMR business models emerging around the hosted/managed service approach.
Home Automation & Energy Management will be covered in a new seminar mini track and show floor zone titled NexTech at ESX. Recent and future ESA Residential Research Reports will also tackle the trend, and we’re looking forward to hosting a major ESA consumer PR event focused on integrated residential systems at the show.
HD Surveillance is emerging as an important new force in security. At ESX we’ll address the trend on the show floor in tech sessions and with white papers that define HD Surveillance technically and identify top markets and applications requiring HD systems.
Video Alarms that combine incident based triggering with video capture and communicate to system users, central stations and responding authorities is an important trend that is seeing new developments almost daily. In sessions, white papers and on the show floor, we’ll get on top of these powerful combinations of alarm and video technology, how and where to apply them and how to leverage them for appropriate and informed response.
Central Station Technology Innovations will focus on two timely topics: 1) how the technology of central stations is changing to accommodate increased volume of video monitoring and 2) how technology must change to leverage new electronic linkages with responding authorities. Like most other trend areas, we’ll hit these topics with sessions, show floor activities and white papers.
Are there specific aspects of the tech and application trends you want to see ESX tackle with a seminar, exhibits or otherwise? Let AE Ventures VP of Operations Nancy Franco know and we’ll work on it. Contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-618-4225.