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The digital revolution
A peek into the future of digital video

The digital revolution in video surveillance technology has come a long way but it means that integrators have to take their customers through a jungle of technology to get to the solution that is best for them.
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Locksmithing not just about locks
Practitioners can offer more in risk management

Studies have shown that more than half of every business is going to experience some kind of breach in the coming year and 25 per cent of business failures will come from internal losses.
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Time to combat false alarms
Simple methods can help

False alarms have been the discussion around many tables over the past few years as alarm installers and monitoring companies try to figure out how to deal with the problem.
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Security Business Wire

Revenue growth for United Protection
Growth in market demand credited for hike

Edmonton-based United Protection Security Group is reporting plans for healthy growth into the next year.

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SAI Realigns Roles of Key Executives
Sales operations shifted to accommodate burgeoning business

Security Associates International, Inc. (SAI), headquartered in Arlington, Ill. and with operations in Canada, recently announced it has restructured top-management in its sales, sales support and dealer training functions for both the authorized dealer and wholesale business units.

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Siemens announces acquisition
Buying developer of automated video analytics

Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., announced recently that it has signed an agreement by which it intends to acquire VistaScape Security Systems Corp., of Atlanta, as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

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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

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 design of these intelligent padlocks allows them to perform 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 intended to protect 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 applications such as securing tank valves, underground utility vaults, and marine cargo containers.
As with all CyberLocks, one 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.

Dual use biometric
L Scan Guardian dual-use criminal and applicant live scan and fingerprint enrolment system can be used in different environments from civil background checks to large scale access control systems to providing biometric credentials for government employees. Users of these applications typically are not fingerprint experts and require equipment that they may utilize without special training. The Guardian may be used in tight locations, requiring a small footprint and allows users the capability of quick release from its mounting bracket. It has a 3.2-inch by three inch, single prism, single imager with a uniform capture area and 500 ppi resolution. It can operate at a temperature from 1.6 degrees Celsius to 49 degrees C, a humidity range from 10 to 90 per cent non-condensing, is splash resistant and factory calibrated and sealed with automatic IQS.
Cross Match

Scalable video management
BroadWare Technologies Inc. has announced the BroadWare Encoding Server (BES), a scalable, single-box, appliance-based system that encodes, distributes, manages and archives digital video feeds for video surveillance and enterprise security applications.
BES includes up to 64 channels of video, 16 alarm inputs, PTZ control and up to six terabytes of internal storage. Multiple BES servers can be combined to accommodate additional channels and scale to support massive enterprise video applications. BES can meet a number of video surveillance requirements including single-building facilities, campuses or multi-geographic facilities such as retail store chains. Government and commercial facilities can now combine different video codecs, including MJPEG and MPEG-4, into a single BroadWare system. Bandwidth can be managed within each portion of an IT network to optimize capacity and protect other applications.
When integrated with the BroadWare Application Server, the BroadWare Encoding Server gives administrators and operators multiple Web-based consoles to configure, manage, display and control many sources of video.
BroadWare Technologies


Calendar of Events

November 13, 2006 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. DSC T link training seminar at Tri-Ed’s Ottawa branch.

November 14, 2006 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. New power series training (PC1616/1832/1864) at Tri-Ed’s Ottawa branch.

November 15, 2006 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. product seminars HAI and DSC at Tri-Ed’s Mississauga branch.

November 15, 2006 2p.m. - 5 p.m., Dealer training: Kantech special edition software at Tri-Ed’s Vancouver branch.

November 15-16, 2006 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., DSC Maxsys accredited technician at Tri-Ed’s Ottawa location.

November 22, 2006 Tri-Ed technical seminar: Potter certification training at The Capital Hotel, St. John’s, Newfoundland. Register at 902-468-9704 or 1-800-261-3613.

November 23, 2006 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tri-Ed technical seminar: the full line-up of Vivotek and Samsung 360 CCTV products at The Capital Hotel in St. John's, Newfoundland. 709-738-4480. Register (902) 468-9704 or 1-800-261-3613.

November 29-December 1, 2006 PM Expo, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, south building, Toronto, Ont. www.pmexpo.com

November 30, 2006 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. M and S systems technical training CAT5 Visuals, EMI Demonstration, Steve's Two Handed Rule for EMI, and The Dedicated Circuit, half-step Troubleshooting, DMC1 and DMC3/4, XDM, and Central Vacuum at Tri-Ed’s Halifax branch.

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

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

May 15-17, 2007 Canadian Technical Security Conference and Trade Show, Mississauga Convention Centre, www.ipg-protect.com/ctsc.html

May 30, 2007 CANASA Security Canada West, Richmond, B.C. www.canasa.org

June 20 - 21, 2007 CANASA Security Canada Alberta, Edmonton, Alta., www.canasa.org

Sept. 6, 2007 CANASA Security Canada Atlantic, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, www.canasa.org

Sept. 24-27, 2007 ASIS International 53rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Las Vegas, Nev., www.asisonline.org

Oct. 16 -18, 2007 CANASA Security Canada Central, Toronto, Ont., www.canasa.org

Click here for a complete list of industry-related events

On Deck - In the December SP&T News

Installation Feature: Systems Integration

Integrators make a case for IP-based security.

  • Security installations have become more complex as physical security converges with IT. But with change comes resistance and both sides don’t always speak the same language. SP&T News looks at how integrators become bridge the distance between the two solitudes, which assists the company's bottom line.

Special Feature: Verified response

What's happening with verified response

  • Police forces across North America have little resources as it is so responding to every little dispatch that might come from an alarm monitoring station can make their job easier. In some jurisdictions, they’ve gone to verified response, a process where a call to the keyholder or boots on the ground to assess the scene are the answer before calling the police.

Growing up by buying up

  • For 10-year-old alarm installer PasWord Protection Services in Hamilton, the best way of assuring its future was not through the slow growth of acquiring accounts one customer at a time. Instead, they have undertaken a strategy of growth through acquisition.

Product Focus: Recording Devices

Q&A: Peter Garnham, owner, PG Security Associates

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