Three-year deal will pump up security at high-growth custom electronics event
Framingham, MA - August 11, 2005 - EH Events & Education announced today that it has finalized an agreement with the Alarm Association of Florida (AAF) for the co -location of their events. Starting in 2006, the AAF's Annual Convention will be co -located with the Electronic House Expo (http://www.ehxweb.com) tradeshow in Orlando, Florida.
As part of the agreement, the AAF will sponsor a new Electronic Security Pavilion at EHX Spring starting with the 2006 show in Orlando, March 30 - April 1, conduct their Convention technical training courses and social events including their MVP Award Dinner. Additionally, the AAF board of directors, other committees and general membership will meet at EHX Spring. The AAF Convention typically draws approximately 500 attendees. With the added value of co -location with EHX's exciting exposition and conference program, attendance numbers are bound to increase over the term of the agreement.
AAF is increasing its participation due to the growing interest in electronic security products among EHX attendees. EHX Spring 2005 research shows strong percentages of the EHX attendee audience purchasing security. Specifically:
* 85% of EHX attendees purchase CCTV
* 71% purchase burglar and fire alarm controls
* 70% purchase access control
* 72% purchase intrusion sensors
* 67% purchase fire/smoke detectors
* 63% purchase telephone -based access control for multi -family applications
* 59% purchase gate operators and perimeter protection
EHX attendees are also increasingly active in non -residential markets, with 57% serving the light commercial new construction market and 46% serving the light commercial retrofit market. Better than half of all attendees do some form of light commercial work.
The AAF's endorsement expansion also reflects the growing interest in product line diversification among security dealers. Whether its structured wiring, multi -room audio, home and building automation, home theater or commercial A/V, security dealers are looking at logical add -on businesses, and EHX offers them resources to research and act on these concepts and plans.
"EHX is projecting 10,000+ attendees at the upcoming Spring show, providing a great opportunity for AAF associate members and other security vendors to gain access to the vibrant custom electronic dealer market," stated Roy Pollack, CPP, President of the Alarm Association of Florida. "The AAF Electronic Security Pavilion offers an impressive and cost -effective way for security companies to exhibit and meet not only with tradition security dealers, but new entrants to security from the broader systems integration market."
"The Alarm Association of Florida is a very professional organization, and we are proud to partner with them," stated John Galante, Vice President, EH Events & Education. "The association and its members will compliment the EHX event by providing an even more robust offering of security products and training for the EHX attendees.
"Between this new arrangement with AAF and the expanded endorsement of the California Alarm Association at our Fall show, EHX has made solid strides forward for security at EHX. Now, both shows have cost -effective pavilion -style exhibiting packages that make entering and succeeding at the show a snap for security suppliers. EHX also has two outstanding state alarm associations working hard to attract their installing -company members in greater numbers to the show," Galante concluded.
For information on exhibit space and pricing for the Electronic Security Pavilions at EHX, please contact Susan Celli (companies A -M) mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or George Keegan (companies N -Z) mailto:email@example.com at 800 -315 -1581.
For information on the Alarm Association of Florida, please contact Bob Neely, AAF executive director, at bneely@fla -alarms.org or 800 -899 -2099.
For additional details on Electronic House Expo, please visit http://www.ehxweb.com, or call 800 -315 -1581. Registration for EHX Spring 2006 will be open in December.
About EH Events & Education
EH Events & Education develops and produces world -class trade shows, conferences and events for technology industries. The group is staffed by talented, seasoned exposition professionals with expertise in operations, marketing, conference management, customer service, account management, strategic planning and the technology markets. EH Events & Education's Electronic House Expo (EHX) was named the fastest growing show in America by Tradeshow Week magazine in 2003, and both EHX Spring & Fall were named among the fastest 50 growing tradeshow by Tradeshow Week magazine in 2004.
The Alarm Association of Florida, Inc. (AAF) was founded in 1968 by a group of alarm dealers who knew the time had come to organize their energies and talents and provide a resource to the security industry for services and representation to the public. However, the official date used for "the beginning" of the Association is 1970, since that is the year that the first set of Bylaws was adopted and a Code of Ethics enacted for AAF members.