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Damar wins Honeywell’s dealer of the year award
Recognizes promotion of life safety

Damar Security Systems of Sarnia and Brantford, Ont. has been awarded the 2006 First Place Dealer of the Year Award for outstanding growth and accomplishments in the Honeywell Authorized Security Dealer - First Alert Professional’s 2006 sales contest.
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The rise of intelligent video
Convergence driving demand for cameras with a brain

A study has shown that, if there is one problem with traditional video security, it’s that it relies on human beings to be able to keep their attention focused. Faced with a bank of 50 monitors with input from 2,000 cameras, however, it’s easy to see how things might get missed.
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Going wireless
Having situational awareness without being connected

Some of the worst crises to occur so far this century have also contributed to the development of technology that helps those handling crisis do so without having to be tied down by a wire connection.
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Security Business Wire

Canadian biometrics company acquired
Deal made for $12.5 million for shares

L-1 Identity Solutions of Stamford, Conn. has announced it is acquiring Oakville-based Comnetix Inc. a provider of biometric identification and authentication technologies to the private and public sectors.

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Young entrepreneurs awarded
BDC recognizes trio for building business

Ontario's I3DVR was one of over a dozen businesses that were presented the Business Development Bank of Canada's (BDC) 2006 Young Entrepreneur awards.

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Tyco appoints new marketing director
Responsibilities include Canadian-based brands

Philip Poulidis has been appointed the director of marketing for Tyco Intrusion Security with responsibility for the DSC, Sur-Gard and Bentel brands.

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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

Communication technology
The Spectrum 430-IP intercom system uses packet audio technology to provide voice communication and signaling on a Local Area Network (LAN) for both master-to-master and master-to-substation internal intercom applications.
The 430-IP system supports many station types and features for hands-free duplex conversations, paging and control of access in parking garages, detention facilities, healthcare and corporate campuses. Some of the advantages of 430-IP include the following: can be connected to existing LAN; direct interface to fiber optic transceivers; master stations with digital LCD display of called ID/caller ID; group page, all-call, speed dial, two, three or four-digit extension numbers; overall cost savings and reduced equipment requirements.
Spectrum 430-IP’s basic system is comprised of a 430-IP central exchange, linked by a LAN to IPStation hubs with digital or analogue stations. One central exchange can support up to six IP-station hubs and 48 stations.
Up to 21 IP-central exchanges may communicate with IP-station hubs on the LAN for capacity of 1,008 stations. The Spectrum 430-IP interfaces to PA overhead page and PBX systems. Additionally, it features remote door control, hold, call transfer and forward.
Jeron Electronic Systems

High capacity storage
Mitsubishi Electric is introducing its new DX-TL4509E, a digital recorder designed specifically for cost-effective security. Sharing several features with the DX-TL5000E, this single unit can record up to nine channels for more than 18 months. Dual multiplexer output enables the simultaneous monitoring of live and recorded footage, and images are stored in the JPEG2000 format, which ensures high data compression while still retaining fine detail. Features include: Triplex function; dual multiplexer output; nine-channel multiplexer; emergency recording; long pre-alarm recording (LPA); alarm partitions; motion detection; built-in CD/DVD-R/RW drive; maximum eight terabytes HDD capacity: one terabyte internal plus seven terabyte external (using 500 gigabytes HDDs) and active mirroring function.
Mitsubishi Electric Europe

High-definition monitor
The Sharp PN-655U has a 65-inch (diagonal) screen with 1920 by 1080 (two-megapixel) high definition resolution. The PN-655U can be used in a range of commercial settings including control rooms, GIS global information systems, training, CAD / simulation, banking and finance, retail, hospitality and airport displays.
Sharp has other product options including the Sharp 45-inch LCD monitor. With full two-megapixel 1920 by 1080 HDTV resolution and 45-inch diagonal screen size, it has proprietary and application specific features.
Via Security Brokers


Calendar of Events

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, Las 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,

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

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