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Security Trends 2012:
Antoinette Modica, Samsung

Antoinette Modica from Samsung discusses user expectations, growth in vertical markets and analogue versus digital

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Direct marketer expands lead gen service to security surveillance
Harte-Hanks Inc. adds planned investment tracking for security to portfolio that includes cloud computing, hardware, software, networking and telecommunications

Mircom buys B.C.-based Signalink Technologies
Signalink is a manufacturer of UL/ULC listed, wire-free, fire alarm notification and audibility upgrade systems featuring power line communications

Data centre equipment provider opens Canadian office
Chatsworth Products Inc., a manufacturer of IT infrastructure equipment, including access control solutions for data centres, opens Toronto showroom

Government agencies moving to smart cards
by Dave Adams
A U.S. move towards smart cards in the mid-2000s is taking hold in other nations


Thermal PTZ
The Bosch MIC Series 612 combines a 36x zoom optical day/night camera module and an un-cooled, long wavelength IR thermal imager with a 35 or 50 mm lens View Now

Stainless steel door
Ingersoll Rand's Steelcraft LS-Series doors and FS-Series frames offer performance in harsh environments View Now

Security bollards
Calpipe Security Bollards are available in an array of colours and lighting options including fluorescent, metal halide, and LEDs View Now


What is the best source of education for the security industry?

  • Distributor programs
  • Vendor programs
  • Accreditation from industry groups/associations
  • College courses
  • Self-taught/learning on the job

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On deck:

Coming up in the June/July 2012 issue of SP&T News

The View from Wall Street:
Interest in the security market from external entrants, such as phone and cable companies, is increasing. Find out what people with money think about the security and alarm industry as an investment opportunity

Making the Right Choice:
When it comes to system integration these days, one of the most critical decisions security practitioners face is determining how to align security with other business systems. Do you go with a unified video management system and access control system or seek a Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solution?

Standards Update:
Checking in with ONVIF and PSIA. How have these vendor-backed standards affected the industry and do they ultimately matter to today's integrator?

Product Focus:
Fire & Life Safety

Regular Features and Columnists:
Industry News
Product Previews
Company Profile
Attrition Buster with Bob Harris
CANASA update with JF Champagne
Convergence Corner with Robert Moore, Axis Communications
Lessons Learned with Victor Harding, Harding Security
Fast Forward with Steve Bocking, Genetec

Calendar of Events:

Anixter Montreal Showcase May 31, 2012, Montreal, Que.

Anixter Vancouver Showcase June 6, 2012, Vancouver Convention Centre

CANASA Sudbury Mini-trade Show and Conference June 7, 2012, Sudbury, Ont.

Axis A&E Breakfast Symposium June 12, 2012, Montreal, Que.

Security Canada West June 13, 2012, Vancouver, B.C.

Axis Partner Road Show June 13, 2012, London, Ont.

APA 2012 Roadshow June 26, 2012, Edmonton, Alta.

CANASA Golden Horseshoe Sub-Chapter Member Breakfast Meeting: LYNX Touch and Honeywell Total Connect A "Lifestyle Choice" June 27, 2012, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

APA 2012 Roadshow June 28, 2012, Calgary, Alta.

Check out the Calendar of Events on the SP&T News website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions. Got an event you want us to include on the website? Please send an e-mail to editor Neil Sutton:

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