Total Security Summit

The Total Security Summit is specifically targeted for Security Professionals across all sectors. This event facilitates focused discussions with vendors offering the latest technologies and innovative solutions.

Upcoming Event Dates

Now, more than ever, you need to be sourcing security services, products and solution providers that offer the best value for your money. We can help you find them quickly and efficiently.

98% of our delegates say that our events are "an easier, more efficient way to find out about potential service providers than any exhibition". Here's why...

The Total Security Summit is specifically organized for VPs, Directors, and Managers of Security who are directly concerned with their facility’s security and safety operations.

For More Information Please Contact...

Cherissa Irvin – Event Manager
(941) 925-7585 x107  |  email

Bonnie Passalacqua – Event Coordinator
(941) 925-7585 x114  |  email

Liz Parsloe – Event Manager
(941) 925-7585 x103  |  email

Total Security Summit in Chicago, IL
November 9 & 10, 2015

Event Workshops Include...

Can You See and Hear Me Now - Using the Power of Social Media and Security Technologies
Presented by Steve Surfaro, Industry Liaison, Axis Communications Chairman, Security Applied Sciences Council, ASIS International Vice Chair, Security Industry Standards Council

Social media powers a myriad number of virtual communities in the discussion of a wide scope of topics. Those conversations have implications for a range of organizational functions including security operations. Understanding and reacting to those conversations can improve intelligence and provide security personnel with valuable information to assist in securing persons, property, and assets. This session will also provide case studies of security successes through use of trending security technologies, mobility and Internet of Things.

Access Control Evolution: Card and Reader Technology
Presented by Terry Gold, Founder of IdAnalyst LLC

This session will review how physical access control systems, cards and readers work and where the market is heading. We will cover general concepts but then get into depth so the audience understands, in very simple terms, how the technology works and differs from one another to improve their ability to assess their current systems, future requirements and proposed technologies.


It will also cover the current landscape of technology, vendors ad their related offerings in context of key selection criteria while also looking toward the future of what is around the corner, how to prepare, avoiding common mistakes, and strategies for making the migration without breaking the bank. 

Your Physical Access is Broken
Presented by Terry Gold, Founder of IdAnalyst LLC

Physical Security programs are in place to protect people and assets that are part of an organization. There are many systems as part of these environments  -from cameras to alarms, to control systems to credentials. While organizations have systems that “work”, the majority of the time they increasingly fail to be effective against attacks and being undetected in the process.


As enterprises become more operationally driven for scale, standardization, and automation as they deliver products and services to their customers, the instructions of “best practice” from certifications we are taught are becoming obsolete as attackers become more sophisticated themselves.


This session will introduce the physical security and facilities professional to how attackers think, what they look for, and how they creatively break corporate defenses to impact intellectual property, critical infrastructure controls, and operations. We will also review real-world examples, common pitfalls by end user and integrators, and how to fundamentally realign security programs while remediating current vulnerabilities. 


Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

1551 N. Thoreau Dr.
Chicago, IL 60173

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For the independent traveler who values originality, the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois is the area’s only lifestyle hotel that inspires its guests to discover something different—each time they stay. We deliver an experience that goes beyond expectations. Take your group to spaces designed for inspiration.

Chicago, IL

November 9 & 10, 2015

Areas Covered

  • Access Control
    Alarm Systems, Biometrics, Building Management Systems, Card Readers, Cash Handling, Exit Alarms, Exit Devices, ID Card Printers, ID Systems & supplies, Key Holding, License Plate Recognition , Locks & Locking Systems, Security Doors and Windows, Smart Cards & ID Cards
  • Business Continuity & Risk Management
    Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Planning, Fire Risk Assessment, Health & Safety
  • CCTV
    Cameras, CCTV Maintenance, Digital Video Recorders, IP Cameras, Mega Pixel Cameras, Multiplexers, Remote Video Monitoring, Surveillance & Monitoring, Thermal Imaging, Video Analytics
  • Fire Solutions
    Emergency Lighting, Fire Alarms, Fire Doors, Fire Safety Equipment
  • IP/IT Security
    Audit Security, Computer Network Security, Data security, Information Security Management, IP Networks, IP/TCP/Ethernet Systems, Networked Storage Systems, Video Servers, Visitor ID Systems, Wireless Access Control, Wireless Applications
  • Lone Worker Security
    Close Protection, Guard Tour Verification, Manned Guarding, Mobile Communications
  • Perimeter Security
    Barriers & Turnstiles, Cages/Enclosure, Fencing & Gates, Glazing Solutions, Intrusion Detection, Maintenance, Secure Lobbies, Shutters & Grills
  • Specialist
    Asset Protection, Concealed Weapons Detection, Crime Risk Assessment, Incident Management, Integrated Systems, Lockdown Solutions, Loss Prevention, Low Voltage Products, Mass Emergency Notification, Safes, Security Consultants, Security Resource Planning
  • Transit Security
    Armored Vehicle, Maritime Security, Tracking Systems, Transmission Equipment, Vehicle Cameras, Vehicle Security

Confirmed Vendors

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Total Security Summit Partners with Correctional News

posted by Yasmin Parsloe on Thursday Aug 20, 2015

The Total Security Summit is pleased to announce a new media partnership with Correctional News, a publication by Emlen Media. By partnering with Correctional News, the Total Security Summit is now at the forefront of industry news and trends. “Correctional facilities utilize many security measures, ranging from basic to very extreme.  Correctional News is very relevant to the...

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