Dear readers, the Latin American Security Association and complete 19 years of service to the industry, experience that has allowed us to achieve great benefits to our partners, positioning and recognition of their companies, professionalization of its employees, optimizing their budgets, advice on regulations and standards are just some of them.

Maturity, experience and confidence about 500 partners make today WINGS companies are a benchmark in the industry for its support for education, for its visibility and its ability to anticipate trends to apply to products and solutions more innovative.

Beyond the journey, for ALAS partners major projects that allow us to ensure that this is the best time to be part of the Partnership approach, as during the second half of 2016 and the 2017, we will be working on ambitious initiatives :

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Cooperation agreements for the dissemination and promotion of standards and regulations in Latin America with recognized organizations such as UL, NFPA, BICSI and ONVIF.
Compilation of Good Practices in installing security systems
The launch of the Latin America Security Market Index
ALAS creation Seal according to manufacturing companies.

Also we continue to work with the same intensity for our events, courses and trainings continue to be recognized for their high quality, networking opportunities that generate and as the ideal platform for the launch and presentation of portfolios of our partners.

Being a member ALAS is the first step that will bring your company to the leadership and recognition in Latin American security industry.

Learn how to do some of the largest network of professionals from Latin America in the email diana.martinez@alas-la.org


Security leaders gathered in the sixth edition of the ALAS Management Summit

260 managers, presidents and security leaders from different 20 nationalities met in Miami during the ALAS Management Summit last 27 and 28 in July to discuss and update on the trends, opportunities and challenges facing the Latin American security industry.

Attendees found a complete academic agenda with conferences 13, 42 exhibitors exhibition, a panel discussion with manufacturers of security systems, networking activities and awards and recognitions.

For the sixth time the Latin American Security Association made the ALAS Management Summit, an annual event that brings together leading executives and decision makers from leading companies and users of security systems in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The academic agenda featured speakers first order focused attention on market trends Security, ICT and IoT, the end-user needs for security systems, risk management, new business opportunities that bring the regulations of the World Trade Organization, and the prospects for Brazil and Mexico over security and crime.

Coaching and leadership conferences were also part of the program, which managed to strengthen skills of attendees for teamwork and sales management.

Mario Ramírez, Undersecretary for Road Safety and Control of Medellin in Colombia, considers the event is an opportunity to "understand more about the field of security for investment projections and generate contacts". Likewise Marcelo Gabriel Fernandez, Manager of Equity Security Paladini in Argentina, said "the summit has an excellent level of speakers and topics were well selected by the organization. I take an important body of knowledge and the joy of being part. I will certainly assist 2017. "

The Summit was a unique opportunity to learn about new technologies that break the security market, 42 exhibitors showed the latest developments in video surveillance systems, access control, secure identification, monitoring centers, alarms, automation, among other technologies.

About Alejandro Rodriguez Avigilon, one of the exhibitors, said "we had the pleasure of being in the 2016 Summit, has been a very good event, with attendees of excellent quality, we have had the opportunity to show the solutions of the company and make several networking sessions with all participants. Actually the level of the people is very high, as they are decision makers. We are very pleased about our partnership this year. "

Recognitions and awards also had a place in the Management Summit. During the cocktail reception held on July 27, 2016 the ALAS awards were presented. They received the awards:

  • Jaime Caicedo of Colombia Robotec and Mario Andres Ramirez of Medellin, first public project.
  • Daniel Jimenez and Miguel Zuñiga of America Free Zone, first private project
  • Daniel Marino Intelligent Security Systems Corp and Stuardo Rizo, second public project.
  • Erick Fleming Boninha, Aries Cezzaretti and Arie Hornreich of Digifort, third public project.
  • Alberto Ark Oxatechnic, third place private project
  • Also juries ALAS, Joseph Hoellerer, Manager of Government Relations SIA, Giovanni Pichling, Safety Manager at the Association of Banks of Peru Award; Antonio Macías, director for Latin America and the Caribbean NFPA and Gustavo Gassmann, Vice President of ALAS, were recognized for their contribution in choosing the best security projects in Latin America.
  • Humberto De La Vega was also awarded the recognition of the career for over 30 years of service in the Security Industry from companies like HID and in management positions in renowned organizations such as Smart Card Alliance SCALA and the Mexican Institute of Internal Auditors IMAI . Also for his involvement in the founding of ALAS 19 years ago.

In the event it had the opportunity to perform an activity for the benefit of underprivileged children Florida Mission participants 500. Sponsored by armed 100 Segware attendees backpacks with school supplies to be delivered next August 12 in Crosspointe Elementary School.

The academic activity closing Management Summit consisted of a panel with leading manufacturers in the region, who discussed the future of electronic security systems, technology trends, the relationship with the internet of things, the solutions in the cloud and distribution channels.

The seventh edition of the ALAS Management Summit and the 26 27 July will be held again in Miami and bring technological innovations as tours attendees seeking to improve their understanding of new technologies in the industry.
Some reactions:

Eduardo Cuellar Wall UL Mexico: "We were at the ALAS Management Summit, a wonderful event, we were both days of the event, and from the first moment, we were able to connect with a large number of key security actors in Latin America, we saw many colleagues and especially our customers; We plan with them on how they are doing, where their security prospects are going in Latin America. We look as UL where we can fit to solve the problems that are afflicting the industry and seeking to improve the quality of life of users, customers and of course, companies. "

Diego Cacciolato of Bykom, assistant: "It is our first experience in the ALAS Management Summit, I am surprised by the profile of the participants, really very happy to be here, grateful to the people of ALAS who invited us, we are fulfilling the commitment and putting together the business plan to participate in the actively incoming "year.
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About ALAS
ALAS is the main organization that brings together companies Industry Security in Latin America and the Caribbean. With 19 years of experience, ALAS gathers near 500 27 countries partners, including manufacturers, distributors, end users, integrators and service providers are.

The Association promotes the growth and professionalization of the industry through education, research, networking, standards development and support the interests of its partners.

Further information:
Gina Castillo
Gina.castillo@alas-la.org
+1786 299 51 05

Santiago Jaramillo
Author: Santiago Jaramillo
Editor
Social communicator and journalist with more than 15 years of experience in specialized digital and print media for Latin America. Currently Editor of the Security Sales, Building Management and Academic Coordinator of the TecnoEdificios Congress.

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