Siklu Inc. is expanding its presence in the video surveillance market to empower video networks with interference-free transmission. Siklu’s new small form factor radio, the EtherHaul-600TL, is designed to integrate with street-fixtures, and facilitate extendable cascading. The world’s smallest 1Gbps outdoor radio futureproofs video networks, supports ultra-high camera resolutions and network density, enabling flawless video.
The “eVisitorPass” visitor management system, by Data Management Inc. of Farmington, Conn., makes it possible for organizations to register, badge, track, and run reports on visitors of all kinds, including vendors, contractors, and family members.
Morpho (Safran) introduces two additions to the MorphoAccess (MA) SIGMA family of biometric access control and time solutions, called the MorphoAccess SIGMA Lite series.
Milestone Systems has released Milestone Husky M50 Advanced. This appliance is a customizable, rack-mounted solution that supports up to 120 cameras in an all-in-one set up.
HID Global has expanded its iCLASS SE platform with long-range ultra-high-frequency (UHF) solutions that provide new options for opening doors and parking gates from a distance.
Weiser’s SmartCode 10 Touchscreen is a keyless, touchscreen deadbolt and the newest product to offer Weiser’s patent-pending SecureScreen technology to consumers.
VIVOTEK has unveiled its new V-Pro Lite series, a lineup of 2-Megapixel and 5-Megapixel network cameras at an economical price-point but equipped with high-value features, such as WDR, 3DNR, vandal-proof casing, and protection from extreme temperatures (from -50°C to 50°C). There are 20 new V-Pro Lite series network cameras, available in bullet and dome types with fixed focus and remote focus installation, in the series.
AMAG Technology has released the Symmetry EN-1DBC+ Single Door Controller. Powered locally or through the network, the Symmetry EN-1DBC+ Controller uses Power over Ethernet+, which supports 1500mA, or ample power to support strong magnetic locks and a card reader. The Symmetry EN-1DBC+ supports AMAG’s Javelin card reader series and wiegand card readers using the MCLP protocol.
Qolsys has added the IQ Temp & IQ Siren to its expanding portfolio of connected sensors and smart devices.
Raytec’s new range of Panoramic Ultra Infra-Red illuminators is designed for all PTZ domes, wide angle and multi-sensor cameras covering a large area. It provides wide angle 180° illumination to allow these cameras to generate images at night, at distances up to 150 m and beyond – all from one illuminator. Panoramic Ultra achieves 360° surveillance with only two lighting units.
Geutebruck has added two devices to its G-Scope/8000 Expert Servers: The G-Scope/8000-IP16SAS with its integrated RAID system can accommodate up to 16 hard drives.
Platinum Tools announces that the EZ-DataLock Locking Strain Reliefs are now part of the Platinum Tools’ line of EZ-RJ45 network solutions.
Camden Door Controls has released their new CV-350 Series TCP/IP and RS485 networked access control system. Designed for 2 to 6 door applications, the system also provides virtually unlimited system expansion.
Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products estimates that 90 percent of mid- to large video surveillance systems installed in the United States have migrated from traditional analog video to IP network technology. However, less than half of smaller systems - those with 16 or fewer cameras - have made the transition, presenting a major growth opportunity for security distributors.
VIVOTEK has launched a new recessed mount fixed dome network camera, the FD816C-HF2, very small at only 60 mm wide.
Power management company Eaton announced it is providing mass notification solutions for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. The 9/11 Memorial selected Eaton’s ALERiTY mass notification platform to communicate emergency messages to personnel and visitors located on the Memorial grounds.
Microsoft recently expanded in the retail market by deploying kiosks in over 30 locations throughout the United States and Canada.
3xLOGIC, Inc., provider of integrated security solutions, has announced that Foodbank of the Rockies (FBR), located in Denver, Colorado, has substantially upgraded its security system with an expanded 3xLOGIC NVR and new IP cameras. iCAM Video Management Solutions, Inc., a security integrator, has been instrumental in providing design and installation expertise for FBR since they first installed their security system in 2008.
Shaw Computer Systems Inc. recently completed installation of Status Solutions’ Situational Awareness and Response Assistant (SARA) at the St. Peter’s location of Kawartha Participation Projects (KPP) in Peterborough, Ont. Recently, the technology alerted KPP staff to a smoke alarm, helping prevent a fire within one of the building’s apartments.
Smarter Security, Inc., provider of entrance control and outdoor security solutions, has announced a worldwide electronics company recently installed Fastlane Glassgate 300 turnstiles in its Canadian headquarters.
Hikvision USA and Milestone Systems announce the successful implementation of a large-scale project that aims to provide secure environments for hundreds of schools throughout Montreal.
For the past 50 years, Mac's Convenience Stores have served the needs of Canadian customers throughout a multitude of locations in Ontario and Western Canada. Beginning in 2007, Mac's transitioned from their old analog surveillance system into a digital platform.
A BBC wildlife project got more than it bargained for, when Raytec Infra-Red lighting helped to capture an intruder live-in-the-act, in the middle of the night.
IQinVision has announced that Rathcliffe Properties, based in Toronto, Ont., has deployed IQeye HD megapixel cameras, along with exacqVision Edge server software to provide video surveillance for a strip shopping center it owns and operates.
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Toronto Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate team, has replaced its stadium’s old fire system with a new Fire-Lite Alarms addressable fire system.
Waterloo, Ont.-based integrator Bulldog Fire & Security helps Conestoga update cameras with Axis IP equipment
The space shuttle Endeavour recently made its final voyage — a trip to the California Science Center to become a permanent exhibit.
The Ottawa Food Bank will use March Networks' Command video management software and high-definition IP cameras to safeguard staff, volunteers and assets at its newly expanded 21,000 square foot warehouse facility.
A Windsor college has learned how to send emergency security alerts to thousands of students spread over four campuses in two cities by tying the PA to the fire alarm system.
Most major projects start with an RFP. Projects are won (or lost) based on the quality of the response. In Contava’s case, the Calgary Transit project was definitely won based on the diligence and dedication they showed to it before a single camera was installed or wire run.
Once you’ve collected the required information to present your business case, a well-constructed proposal is imperative.
Spearheaded by Vida’s Chief Operating Officer - 27 year RCMP veteran Derek Ogden - Vida Cannabis Corp. is leading the development of state of the art purity, safety and security in the Canadian Medical Marijuana industry.
ADT has released findings from a recent survey of small business owners that reinforced the significance of technology in the life of a modern-day entrepreneur, especially during vacation season.
Cloud-based software solutions, biometric terminals and mobile apps are among the key trends in the years to come for managing the workforce in business settings, according to new analysis from IHS Technology.
The security landscape continues to bring change on many levels. While organizations often prefer to avoid or delay change because of concerns about budget or productivity and workflow disruptions, it can and should be interpreted as an opportunity for proactive improvement.
Despite the exciting trends and industry buzz surrounding mobile technologies, wireless locks and hosted access control, more long-standing and less sensational trends such as encryption and multi-technology readers are taking center stage in the access control market.
The physical security and access control market is undergoing a major transition to IP-based solutions that deliver ease of operation, simplified expansion and customization, and the ability to integrate a physical access control system (PACS) with many other solutions sharing the same network.
The move to a more “frictionless” security experience, meaning a security experience that does not slow users down, is one of the key trends HID Global anticipates will drive the industry in 2013.
ADI Canada's new GM talks about immediate plans, his interest in the security business, his experience in the retail business, and what big box stores are doing to the market.
Optimal access card security requires a multi-dimensional approach for identity validation, and a multi-layered approach for the systems that are used to issue them. The latest advances enable issuers to better protect the integrity of each credential, cardholder, and the overall issuance system.
The access control industry’s move to open standards is cultivating a broad range of interoperable products with enhanced features and security. Open standards also ensure that solutions can be easily upgraded to support changes in technology and applications, and give users the confidence that investments in today’s technologies can be leveraged in the future.
The bring your own device (BYOD) mobility deployment phenomenon — where you’re allowed to use your smartphone for work — is growing in popularity as today’s smartphones simultaneously grow in capabilities. We can use our phones to access computers, networks and associated information assets and to open doors and enter secured areas. Deploying these applications in a BYOD environment requires security assessment, proper planning and the right technology and provisioning infrastructure.
The ability to combine physical and logical access control on a single credential improves user convenience while increasing security and reducing deployment and operational costs. Convergence solutions enable organizations to leverage their existing credential investment to seamlessly add logical access control for network log-on and create a fully interoperable, multi-layered security solution across company networks, systems and facilities. Converged solutions also help organizations enforce more consistent policies, while facilitating the use of consolidated audit logs throughout the enterprise.
Organizations have traditionally had two badging choices: establish an in-house printing operation using the latest direct-to-card or high-definition card printers, or use a web-based service to simplify project management while accessing specialized expertise and more extensive contactless card technology options. With the advent of mobile access solutions, there now is a third option: over-the-air credential provisioning to smartphones and other mobile electronic devices.
What is the purpose of a letter of intent?The typical process for selling a company involves the seller disclosing general information about their company, and if an agreement can be reached on the price and terms of the business sale, then one buyer moves on to due diligence where intimate details of the company are released to the buyer. The Letter of Intent (LOI) is a written document outlining the major terms in an agreement between a buyer and a seller, in order to establish a “meeting of the minds.”
Security examination of a working city video surveillance system by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that networks designed to help protect people from criminals and terrorists could be misused by a third party exploiting system configuration flaws.
The last two columns covered general technology trends across all markets, and market-specific trends in banking, health care and education. In this installment, we take a look at what to expect in transportation, the enterprise and the retail marketplace.
Each market segment will face unique challenges in 2015, but all share the same concerns about improving the user experience with simple and convenient solutions. Here are the technology trends that will affect all market segments:
The global video surveillance industry can defy conventional market logic, resist product commoditization and still grow by more than 10 percent in 2015, according to a new white paper from IHS Inc.
More than 80 percent of security leaders believe the challenge posed by external threats is on the rise, while 60 percent also agree their organizations are outgunned in the cyber war, according to findings released today by IBM.
Global unit shipments of smart cards are expected to rise by 2.1 billion from 2014 through 2019—about equal to the combined populations of China, the United States, Indonesia and Brazil, according to IHS Technology.
Studies show that burglars typically spend no more than one minute breaking into a home and fewer than 10 minutes inside. Although they work quickly, burglars have a keen eye for valuable possessions.
Axis Communications has unveiled the results of the 2013 IT and Video Surveillance Market Study conducted by IT market research firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) to illustrate the growing role and influence that IT departments have on their company’s surveillance initiatives.
Charles Black, CEO of Ottawa-based home monitoring company iWatchLife, doesn’t think the new Canada-South Korea free trade agreement will have a measurable effect on his company right away, even though they do business in South Korea. It will, however, have a positive effect overall for Canadian business in the region.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the release of a major new study designed to improve the marketing effectiveness of organizations selling products and services into the security market — Business Opportunities in the Security Industry: New Paths to Success in a Changing Market.
HID Global has released a white paper describing an emerging security environment in which users will have a seamless experience when using cloud-based applications and services, accessing data, and opening doors.
Morse Watchmans has published a whitepaper titled Best Practices Provide Best Value When Implementing Key Control and Asset Management Systems.
The worldwide market for video surveillance equipment is expected to expand by more than 12 percent this year, according to a new white paper from IHS Technology, entitled “Trends for 2014 - Video Surveillance Trends for the Year Ahead.”
Gtechna, a supplier of end-to-end e ticketing software solutions, has announced a series of wins in both parking enforcement and public safety.
The total value of world production of Security Products at factory prices was $23.4 billion in 2013, predicts Memoori, who have just published a new resource for security market research & investment analysis - http://www.memoori.com/portfolio/the-physical-security-business-in-2013/.
CSAA International 2015 Annual MeetingFri Oct 09, 2015
CEDIA ExpoWed Oct 14, 2015
CPTED training Ottawa - Level 1Mon Oct 19, 2015
Security Canada Central 2015Wed Oct 21, 2015
CPTED training Ottawa - Level 2Thu Oct 22, 2015
Anixter Showcase Montreal 2015Fri Oct 30, 2015