ISC West, the physical security event in North America, recently unveiled plans for the all-new Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West, launching April 5-7, 2017, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The Unmanned Security Expo will take place within the larger ISC West event, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), and will focus on aerial drones and ground robotics for security applications.
Changes in FAA guidelines
The addition of this critical product category to the already robust offerings of the show stems directly from recent changes in FAA guidelines (FAA Part 107) which govern the commercial use of UAVs/drones. The changes, which went into effect in late August, remove many of the previous barriers that limited UAV/drone use in security applications. In response to these changes, PwC has valued the emerging global market for drones in the security industry at over $10B.
"We're thrilled to offer this unique content to the attendees of ISC West," explained ISC Senior Vice President and General Manager Ed Several. "ISC's goal is always to provide the industry with the latest products and technologies in security, and Unmanned Security Expo does just that. It's the first robotics event to focus specifically on security applications."
"The broader trend of UAVs and robotics has great potential to change the security industry," said Don Erickson, CEO for the Security Industry Association. "SIA seeks to inform our members and influence government policy related to this technology trend so that these new solutions can be used smartly to drive business growth."
Unmanned Security Expo details
The Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West will include approximately 40 vendors ranging from UAVs/drones, drone detection, ground robotics, and more. Complementing the exhibits will be a fully functional flight cage, which will host daily technology demos on the show floor. Seminars will also be provided through the SIA Education@ISC conference program, and shorter overview sessions will also be provided for free on the exhibit floor.