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VoxCom/Home Depot pen agreement

VoxCom Security Systems and home renovation retailer The Home Depot have signed an agreement that will make VoxCom the exclusive national provider of residential security systems for The Home Depot's installation services.

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Convergence theme draws attention to ISC East

ISC East organizers are hoping the addition of InfoSecurity to the Jacob Javits Convention Centre venue will help boost attendance and renew interest in the annual conference and expo to be held Oct. 24 and 25 in New York City.

Security Business Wire

Honeywell has new Western Canada technical manager

Honeywell recently announced Ron James Anderson has joined its sales team as technical manager for Western Canada.

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Dedicated Micros Inc. appoints Mark Provinsal as new VP of marketing

Dedicated Micros Inc. has announced the appointment of Mark S. Provinsal as vice-president of strategic marketing and products for the Americas region and market, as of Aug. 1, 2006.

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Brivo and Xceed working together

Brivo Systems LLC, a provider of integrated security management systems, recently entered into an OEM agreement with XceedID Corporation to resell XceedID's line of access control readers and cards.
Brivo Systems will now offer XceedID cards and readers as part of its line of integration products.

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Product Previews

Stand-alone DVR
The AVerMedia SA6416 is a 16-channel stand-alone DVR with an embedded Windows operating system combining the functions of a surveillance recorder with a multiplexer into one product. It features advanced MPEG 4 compression, 16 video inputs, three SATA removable hard drive capacity, and is able to accommodate up to six USB external storage devices (cameras not included). It offer video recording, playback, backup, search and editing features.
Other features of the SA6416 include eight-channel audio input, built-in video encryption to scramble remote video access, point of sale integration and watermark image verification technology. Remote monitoring, recording and playback can be performed through either LAN or Internet. 
The SA6416 can be connected to almost any CCTV or LCD monitor to view video and playback and can also be monitored and controlled through web enabled PDAs and mobile handy views. A central monitoring package is also offered, enabling users to use multiple DVRs simultaneously up to 128 channels.

Small and lightweight
The LCD-400T is designed for video surveillance system installation. It has a small size and light weight at 1.1 pound. The installer can easily adjust the camera position and focus by viewing the image through the LCD-400T on hand. The LCD-400T has a standard video input port to connect to the testing camera. The four-inch TFT LCD panel provides high resolution  (480 by 234 pixels) in full color. A 12-volt DC/400mA rechargeable carry-on battery pack is included. The maximum power is six watts.

Sound and light
Gentex Corporation’s Fire Protection Products Group today announced the introduction of the SSPKCLP- series low-profile, ceiling mount selectable candela speaker and speaker strobe. The SSPKCLP series is a neodymium speaker that offers evacuation signaling and visual alarms that meet ADA and NFPA requirements for audio, visual and voice communications. Available in a red or white faceplate, the SSPKCLP series mounts to a standard two and one eighths-deep back box and carries a three-year warranty.  It offers tamper-proof candela selections of 15, 30, 75, 95 and 115. The frequency range on the SSPKCLP is 400-4000 Hz. The SSPKCLP series strobes can be synchronized using the Gentex Synchronization Module. It also provides 25 or 70.7 VRMS speaker and with field selectable power taps of 1/8-watt, ¼-watt, ½-watt, one-watt, two watts or four watts.


Superior Performance w/Unique Functions...

DVRs that perform incredibly with many outstanding features; the SHR-2000 series consists of 4/8/16 channel digital video recorders capable of a real-time recording rate with 4 channel or a 120ips recording rate in CIF mode with 8/16 channel options. Each channel provides a variable image compression setting to save HDD consumption. The series also records 4-channel synchronized audio. The external interface method is USB 2.0 and the built-in CD-RW options available.

See online demo at www.samsung-security.com

Calendar of Events

September 14, 2006 ADI Expo. Montreal, www.adilink.com/expo/calendar.php

September 18-21, 2006 BICSI's 2006 Fall Conference. Las Vegas, Nev.

Sept. 21, 2006 CANASA's Security Canada Atlantic. Dieppe, N.B.

Sept. 22-23, 2006 CANASA's Alarm Technician Course - Level 1. Dieppe, N.B.

Sept. 25-28, 2006 ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits. San Diego, Calif.

October 2006 Feria Internacional de Seguridad, E+S. Bogot, Colombia

October 3-4, 20 RFID Solutions Conferences. Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

October 17-19, 2006 CANASA's Security Canada Central. Toronto, Ont.

October 24-25, 2006 ISC East. New York, N.Y.

November 3-8, 2006 CSAA 2006 Annual Meeting. Rome, Italy.

Click here for a complete list of industry-related events

On Deck - What's Coming Up

Installation feature focus: Commercial operations

  • Barrie Police Service rolls out IP-based video surveillance to boost security
    The Barrie Police Service was looking for a better way to collect evidentiary data in the form of audio/video statements, as well as a more reliable solution to monitor and store video data from its prisoner holding area. Their analogue closed-circuit TV system was outdated, and in law enforcement the evidentiary component is key to the Police Services Act and the Crown Attorney. After a lengthy consultation process, it turned an IP-based video security system for its headquarters in Barrie, Ont., located about an hour north of Toronto

Technology feature focus: Licence plate recognition technology

  • With the price of fuel on the rise at the pumps, drive-off theft at gas stations is on the rise and more retailers are starting to look at the latest in licence plate recognition technology — an image processing technology used to identify vehicles by their licence plate numbers. Specialized software enables installed CCTV surveillance cameras to capture a digital photo image of the automobile's licence plate and — within a matter of seconds — record the numbers and letters on the plate. The image can then be saved and provided to law enforcement.

Special feature focus: Insurance for dealers/installers

  • Alarm dealers shouldn't skimp on insurance, nor should they rely on general liability insurance in the event of a failure. If the client (or even their insurance agency) can find the dealer at fault for any reason, they can take the dealer to court — causing bankruptcy and ruined reputations. Having the right insurance (such as errors and omissions insurance), signing clauses that limit their liability and offering options in their quotes are some ways that alarm dealers can protect themselves in the event of a failure. SP&T News will outline how insurance — or not having enough of it — can impact alarm dealers, and what they should and shouldn't be doing to protect themselves against liability.

News feature: Bill 88 becomes law

  • Bill 88 has now been passed in the Quebec National Assembly. It will mean a new regulatory era for the security industry in Quebec with implications for the rest of the country as well. SP&T News looks at what it will mean for those working in the industry.

Product focus: Card readers

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  • Ask The Expert
    Product Previews
    LineCard – Security industry news


  • Ivan Spector, Tales from the Trenches
    Lou Sepulveda, Selling Security
    Jeffrey Zwirn, Alarm Science

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