Pretty Close to Perfection

Pretty Close to Perfection

You may disagree, that is your privilege, but I am thinking that last week’s ISC West 2021 tradeshow was almost perfect. Sure, lots of the bigger booths, and industry names were not at ISC West, but that did not stop those who did find a space from showing their wares.

Yes, there were a couple of hiccups, and I will start with the hard concrete floor. I guess most of us had gotten used to the softer touch of carpeting. Oh, and the temperature station before going into the show was needed but did it really work? I never saw anyone turned away.

There were numerous points on the upside, beginning with wider aisles to travel from one side of the hall to the other. Of course, there were fewer people attending so that helped expedite foot traffic. It was terrific to see old friends, and make new friends along the way.

It was a smaller tradeshow, and reminded me somewhat of the first shows I attended two decades ago. I have watched this event grow over the years, and I applaud those in charge of getting vendors and attendees. They have done magnificent work. Following more than a year of COVID-19 sheltering, this gathering of security experts, integrators and end users were treated to a near perfect show.

I am hoping by early spring, COVID-19 will be thing of the past. If you haven’t gotten you vaccination, please do so you can sign up for ISC West 2022.

About the Author

Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.

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