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Alarm panel standard gets support
Important as security systems gain market share.

North American police chiefs have thrown their support behind a standard for alarm panels called SIA CP-01.
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Layoffs at GE plant
80 to leave in New Year

On Nov. 28, 80 sheet metal workers with GE Canada's plant in Owen Sound, Ont. were told they were being laid off.
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Security Business Wire

New feature for ISC West
Smart home technology is the focus

In response to an increasing demand for smart home systems and the consumer expectations that will place on installers, ISC West will debut Smart Home @ ISC West for its 2007 show.

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London trains get Canadian technology
March Networks integrated into Bombardier trains for London Metronet Rail

In 2009, there will be a new train riding London's underground rail system that will have Canadian security technology built in.

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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.

More recording space
Gatekeeper Systems Inc.'s 320 giga-byte hard drive for the GSX digital smart recorder is now available. The 320 GB hard drive is designed to provide four times the amount of recording time over the standard 80 GB hard drive. Users who previously had five days of recording time can now expect an increase of up to 20 days.
The 320 GB hard drive is available as a factory option on new orders or as an upgrade to customers who own GSI's GSX-900 or GSX-1000 digital video recorders with 80 GB drives.
Gatekeeper Systems

Long-range identification
Extreme CCTV announces the GVS1000, a long-range day/night pan-tilt-zoom surveillance for critical security applications. It is capable of one kilometre of recognition-level surveillance and 500 metres of identification-level surveillance in total darkness. The GVS1000 provides situation awareness capabilities for applications including Homeland Security, force protection and critical infrastructure security.
Combining active-infrared illumination and a 60-times IR-corrected zoom lens, the GVS1000 delivers absolute performance in color by day and monochrome for recognition and identification. A single joystick keyboard controller supporting Pelco P protocol commands the entire system.
Extreme CCTV


Calendar of Events

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 January/February SP&T News

Installation Feature:

High-rise buildings:

  • Ville Place Marie in downtown Montreal is a 42-floor tower in an important area of the city's business district. The building's security manager needed a flexible CCTV system that could grow and evolve with the needs of its tenants while still managing some legacy systems. SP&T News looks at the challenges of installing an IP surveillance video system at Ville Place Marie.

Technology Focus:

What Will Be Hot in 2007?

  • The editors of SP&T News sat down with the magazine's editorial advisory board and reviewed what they see as the top technologies for the coming year and the challenges facing the industry.

Special Topic:

Disaster Recovery

  • If a major disaster wiped out your business tomorrow, could you still service your customers? What do alarm-monitoring companies need to know when developing a disaster recovery plan?

Product Focus: DVRs

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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