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Network your door
Cisco Systems teams up with Assa Abloy for IP-networked access control

Assa Abloy is putting the door on the network in a convergence partnership with Cisco Systems.

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Bombardier and March join forces
Developing onboard security for passenger rail

Bombardier Transportation announced it has signed a joint design and development agreement with March Networks of Canada for the launch of an advanced, on-board mobile security solution for the passenger rail market.

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Canadians workers worried about safety
Executives feel responsible for disaster failures

Ask five working people in Canada and chances are one will tell you they are not confident the place they go to work every day is the safest it could be.

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Smoke alarm awareness campaign
Door knocking is underway

Ottawa Fire Services has begun its fall ‘Wake Up! Get a working smoke alarm’ door-to-door awareness campaign.

Security Business Wire

New home for Assa Abloy
Canadian HQ in Vaughan

Assa Abloy Canada recently announced that it has completed the move into its new corporate headquarters in Vaughan, just north of Toronto, Ont.

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Customer-driven improvements
Intelligent camera spots trouble brewing

Toshiba Surveillance and IP Video Products Group announces strategic alliance with Cernium Corp

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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

Product Previews

Intelligent video
ioimage has announced the release of the ioicam wdc100dn, an intelligent video IP surveillance camera that automatically detects intruders, suspicious baggage, stopped vehicles and removed items.

The new ioicam, an ultra-wide-dynamic-range IP color day/night security camera, uses proprietary algorithms and PIXIM video image processing to provide images for detection and security-usable video, even in extreme lighting and harsh weather conditions.

Easy upgrades
Honeywell and Integrated Engineering are offering the new OmniAssure readers.

Honeywell’s OmniAssure reader uses flash-on-card design that allows the reader’s flash firmware to be easily updated without removing the readers from the wall. The updates support current changing government standards. Simple configuration cards can also be used to manage security keys and change the operating characteristics of the reader. Additionally, the contactless smart card readers feature built-in hardware to support future RS485 protocols, and both the reading and writing of smart card credentials.

Performance surveillance
Avigilon recently launched the Avigilon Performance Surveillance System.

It features high-sensitivity Gigabit Ethernet cameras, ranging in resolution from VGA to 11 megapixels, and high-capacity recorders that capture and preserve surveillance evidence using lossless compression. Sectors currently using the Avigilon product include military, law enforcement, financial institutions, casinos, warehousing and transportation and critical infrastructure such as nuclear and petrochemical plants.


Calendar of Events

October 3-6, 2006 Feria Internacional de Seguridad, E+S. Bogot, Colombia

October 3-4, 2006 RFID Solutions Conferences. Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

October 17, 2006 CIPP/C and G Training Workshop, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto Ont.

October 18, 2006 CIPP training, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto Ont.

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 in October

Installation focus: Residential Security

  • Security is now a catch-word sold as an amenity in condominium brochures and apartment ads. According to Harold Cipin, president of the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario, security concerns account for a ''hefty portion'' of the annual operating budget in most high-rises. ''People want to know they’re living in a safe environment,'' Mr. Cipin said. ''Especially since, as any developer will tell you, a large percentage of condo purchasers are single females. Security, both from a physical and electronic presence, is very, very important and security companies are constantly showing their wares to condo boards.''
    And now that high-rise condo unit sales are outpacing those of single-family dwellings in many Canadian cities, opportunities for security devices and systems has never been better.

Technology Focus: Digital Video

  • According to research firm Datamonitor, the global market for digital video surveillance is expected to grow to $7.4 billion in 2007 from $1.3 billion in 2003. Retail represents the lion's share of that growth, the firm says, but government is also a growing market.
    The growth is due to the fact that digital video offers huge advantages over analogue. Cameras can be networked and images easily stored, searched and recalled, for one thing, making the job of finding specific footage much easier and faster.
    SP&T News talks to end-users and legal experts about the pros and cons of digital video technology.

Special Topics: Dealer Programs

  • For the installer, sometimes being on their own isn't where they want to be. This story looks at the benefits for dealer programs, what they're about and why they might be the way to go for installers who want to grow their business with the assistance of a larger name behind them.

Product focus: Locks and door hardware

In Every Issue:

  • 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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