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APR 2017

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Drones, robots headed to ISC West 2017 Convenience you carry. Helix™: Connected to life. Not the wall. 1402 Heggen Street Hudson, WI 54016 (877) 260-5578 By Spencer Ives LAS VEGAS—Drones and robots will have a notable presence at ISC West 2017 with the show's inau- gural Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West. Incorporating this new tech- nology fits ISC West's develop- ment. "This is part of our regular process here at ISC. We always look at the show as a constantly evolving entity. We never want to deliver the exact same event year after year. We want to con- stantly be on the forefront with new tech- n o l o g y a n d really reflect- ing the future of the indus- try," Sherida Sessa, industry vice president for ISC Events, told Security Systems News. The Unmanned Security Expo will have its own section of the show floor, marked by banners and different colored carpeting. The area will feature a "flying cage" that allows ground-based robots and aerial drones to display their movement capabilities. The expo currently has about 30 exhibitors, according to Sessa, with more still joining as of mid-March. In the very early phases of the Unmanned Security Expo, ISC West was looking primarily at aerial drones. "We've learned that really it goes much further than that and, so, the Unmanned Secu- rity Expo reflects that," said Sessa. "It's not just the drones in the air— although that is a significant por- tion of it. There's a nice selection of ground robots … as well as all of the software and applications that support those products." "As important as drones are, the anti-drone products and the anti-drone software is extremely important as well," Sessa contin- ued. Education will be another com- ponent of the expo, addressing topics such as anti-drone tech- nologies and drone use in law These technologies will bring a new benefit to ISC West attendees. "The end user side is definitely a factor at ISC West and … these products have real opportunity to alleviate the human [beings] that are potentially either in very repetitive or very dangerous types of situations," Sessa said. There's also opportunity present at the expo for traditional deal- ers and installers, she continued. "These end users don't fully know how to apply the technology, so they're looking for guidance and they're looking for someone who can come in and really assist them." enforcement. "To complement the exhibits we will actually have an education stage that'll be in that area, offering free 45 minute sessions," Sessa said. This will be the first time ISC West is offering free education, she noted, which "shows how important we think this information is." Transi T Continued from page 2 in infrastructure develop- ment, said Choudhur y. "High initial investment" could be a market challenge, she said. Choudhury also under- lined the infrastructure security component within the mass transit security market, which includes "fire security systems, intrusion prevention systems, and visitor management systems that include products such as alarms, video surveil- lance cameras, and visitors screening systems." This market portion was valued at "$5.63 billion for 2016 and will reach close to $8.6 billion by 2021 with a CAGR of 8.8 percent," she said. SSN Sherida Sessa SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS Ap RI l 2017 NEWS 5

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