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CANASA is here
Still time to register

There’s still some time left to register for this year's CANASA show, Oct. 17 to 19 at the Toronto Congress Centre.
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Cameras proposal draws caution
Privacy must be considered

A proposal to install security cameras in some areas of Calgary in an effort to curb crime has brought a cautionary not from Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner Frank Work.
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Q and A
VoxCom president and CEO Brad Sparrow

SP&T: Your company recently announced a strategic marketing partnership with Home Depot. Why this partnership and why Home Depot?

Sparrow: We've always aligned ourselves with national brands to market with and we believe home renovations is on a huge upswing and will continue to be for many years to come as the baby boomers start to retire.
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It's Guide time
December issue approaching rapidly

In the December issue of SP&T News, we will have our second annual Guide to the Security Industry. Below is a link which can be used to access an on-line form which companies wishing to be listed in the Guide can put in their relevant information. The listing is free.
Click here to fill out the online form

Security Business Wire

Staples, Checkpoint and ObjectVideo announce partnership
Integrating advanced POS analytics in a retail setting

Virginia-based ObjectVideo has announced a retail industry package developed to address the needs of customers in retail and business supply retailer Staples Business Depot is trying it out.

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Brady Corp. Asia receives North American certification
Organization looking to expand standard into world supply chain

Brady Corp.'s plant in Singapore, Brady Corp. Asia Pte Ltd., has been certified by the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) for successfully completing a comprehensive security risk management audit.

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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

Monitor mounts
Pelco has introduced a new line of LCD monitor mounts, designed to optimize LCD monitor use in control rooms as well as in other viewing situations.

The new line of LCD mounts come in several models including the tilt wall mount, single-arm wall mount, and dual-arm articulating wall mount. They are UL listed, rated up to 90 pounds, and are VESA compatible. Having full tilt and swivel capabilities, monitors can be mounted in either portrait or landscape orientations and provide up to 35 degrees of tilt to ensure optimum viewing angles in any application.

The ceiling mount is available with an optional 15-inch to 30-inch telescoping pole, is UL listed and compatible with 1.5-inch NVT pipe for installation in applications with high ceilings. The ceiling mount features a 90-degree tilt capability, is rated up to 90 pounds, and is VESA compatible.

Pelco also offers three rack mount kits for installing 15-inch, 17-inch and 19-inch LCD monitors in standard 19-inch equipment racks, allowing the monitor to tilt up or down for optimum viewing. And the PMCL-V200 adapter plate enables Pelco mounts to be used on large format monitors, accommodating monitors with 200 by 200 millimetre and 200 by 100 mm hole patterns.

Electronic Access Control
Videx has announced that CyberLock electronic access control technology has been incorporated into two new padlocks: the Hockey Puck and the Bar Bell. The electronic Hockey Puck Padlock has a stainless steel body that completely surrounds a stainless steel shackle when closed. Its buried shackle prevents attacks from bolt-cutters. The electronic Bar Bell Padlock has a stainless steel core and locking post. It is environmentally sealed with O-rings to prevent water and dirt from reaching the inner core of the lock.

The unique design of these intelligent padlocks allows them to perform extremely well in wet, corrosive environments. The Hockey Puck has anti-drilling features built into its core and the stainless steel construction makes it resistant to harsh conditions. This padlock is ideal for protecting vending equipment, coin boxes, and truck trailers. The Bar Bell has a screw-on waterproof cap and stainless steel locking post.

A stainless steel cable tethers the cap and post to the body of the lock to prevent them from being misplaced. This padlock is built for rugged applications such as securing tank valves, underground utility vaults, and marine cargo containers.

As with all CyberLocks, you can restrict access for authorized users to specific days and for specific times during those days. In addition, a record of events is stored in both the lock and key, providing an audit trail for management.

Secure Housing
Wiremold/Legrand offers a ceiling-mounted enclosure to provide a secure, yet accessible housing for wireless access points. The 24-inch by 24-inch by four-inch enclosure provides ample space for mounting most access points, including larger devices, from leading manufacturers. This lightweight aluminum enclosure installs in drop ceilings and is designed for maximum signal coverage and reduced visual impact. A removable access door makes it easy to install devices within the enclosure. Units include all hardware required for mounting to ceiling tiles and grids. Attachments are also offered for suspension wires. A chain secures the door to the enclosure when open. A key lock secures the enclosure from unauthorized access. The enclosure has a standard textured ceiling white finish to blend unobtrusively with most room environments.


Calendar of Events

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.

January 22-25, 2007 BICSI Winter Conference, Orlando Fla. www.bicsi.org

February 5-7, 2007 ASIS Asia-Pacific Security Conference, Singapore, asisonline.org

March 4-7, 2007 BICSI Canada conference, the Westin Bayshore Vancouver, B.C., www.bicsi.org

March 25-27, 2007 ASIS European Security Conference, Berlin, Germany, www.asisonline.org

March 28-30, 2007 ISC West, Last Vegas, Nev. www.iscwest.com

April 25-26, 2007 CANASA Security Canada East, Montreal, QuÈ. www.canasa.org

May 7-9, 2007 ASIS International Emerging Trends in Security and Technology, San Antonio, Tex.

Click here for a complete list of industry-related events

On Deck - What's Coming Up in October

Installation Feature: Access Control

Cost-controlled access

  • With staff coming and going at all hours of the day and night from its CanWest Global station in Toronto, the company needed to upgrade its aging and inefficient magnetic stripe access control as well as the system at its National Post newspaper property. CanWest upgraded to a proximity card system with added photo identification. The project was economical though because certain aspects of the existing system were converted into the new system. SP&T News looks at how the project took shape.

Special Topics: Vertical Markets

Securing the Food Chain

  • At one time, food security involved checking for razor blades in your Halloween candy. But in 2002, the U.S. Bioterrorism Act put measures in place for product tracking, such as registration of facilities, and C-TPAT, the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, now requires documentation of security procedures for cross-border trade.
    While Canada has no legislation on ''food defence'' many Canadian companies are affected by regulations south of the border and are making significant investments in physical security infrastructure. And ''food defence'' costs money. This can include security guards, gates and fencing, for example, as well as surveillance cameras and access card systems for employees. SP&T News looks at the opportunities for security systems in the food industry.

Q&A: Brad Sparrow of VoxCom

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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