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Springing ahead early
Time change less likely to be bomb than bust

For those who've had enough of winter, this year's early start to daylight savings time might be a welcome change with clocks moving forward on March 11 to allow for an added hour of daylight in the evening.
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Q and A with Allan Smith

Anixter has played a significant role in the security industry for almost a decade. Allan Smith, the company's vice-president of sales, security solutions, spoke with SP&T News recently about being a distributor of security products and working with integrators in the market.
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The search is on
Looking for the top Canadian integrator

SP&T News is on the hunt for Canada's top security integrator!
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Security Business Wire

Fitch Surveillance joins GE partnership
Company in business for 25 years.

Toronto-based Fitch Surveillance Systems Inc. has been approved as an Enterprise Business Partner for the sale and service of GE Security's Facility Commander (Secure Perfect) and Picture Perfect integrated security and access control product lines and also the SymSecure IP CCTV product line.
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iView Systems earns certified partner status as Microsoft Partner
Stringent requirements must be met to be included in program.

Oakville, Ont.-based iView Systems has earned certified status in Microsoft Corp.'s Partner Program. The company has to have demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and ability to meet customer needs to be recognized as a certified partner.
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Cyberoam appoints new North American operations VP
Joshua Block has over 18 years of experience in security market.

Cyberoam, a division of Elitecore Technologies and developer of identity-based unified threat management (UTM) systems, recently announced that Joshua Block has been named vice-president, North American operations.
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320X Power Zoom Lens Camera

GVI-Samsung CCTV introduces the Built-in 32X Optical Zoom Lens Camera (SCC-C4307), includes a 1/4 inch Sony Ex-View CCD to provide you an excellent surveillance range. With auto focus, light level and iris controls, it takes zero time to focus the camera correctly. The camera includes a high sensitivity imager that provides unmatched low light performance as well as Day Night and Wide Dynamic Range to give you the best picture in all lighting conditions.

See online demo at www.samsung-security.com

Product Previews


Canadian-based Extreme CCTV's EX36N camera is being used for active-infrared night vision for applications in behavioral health units, sleep research labs, and ER holding rooms in Oregon and Washington hospitals.
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Appearances can be deceiving

An automated Ground Observing Reconnaissance Transmitter (GORT) crime deterrent product from Cross Point Industries, Inc. is designed to protect large outdoor areas with a high-intensity light and CCTV activities that give the appearance of human operation.
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Corning Cable Systems LLC, has made available its new low-loss plug-and-play Universal System.
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Calendar of Events

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

March 7, 2007 New Power Series/TL250/GS3055i technical training; Mar. 8: Maxsys/TL250/GS3055i technical training. www.tri-ed.com

March 7, 2007 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Delta Beausejour 750 rue Main Street, Moncton,N.B., DSC training, www.tri-ed.com

March 14-15, 2007 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tri-Ed Halifax, 133 Ilsley Ave., Unit K, Dartmouth, N.S. Kantech dealer training. Laptop required. www.tri-ed.com

March 20, 2007 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Delta Beausejour 750 rue Main Street, Moncton, N.B., Digimerge: training seminar — IP cameras 101. www.tri-ed.com

March 20-22, 2007 Burtek Montreal Road Show in Ottawa and Montreal. www.burtek.com

March 22, 2007 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tri-Ed Halifax,133 Ilsley Ave., Unit K, Dartmouth, N.S.; Digimerge: training seminar — IP cameras 101. www.tri-ed.com

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, Qué www.canasa.org

May 3, 2007 Canadian Fire Alarm Association’s annual technical seminar at York University (Schulich School of Business), www.cfaa.ca

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

Oct. 19-24, 2007 CSAA Annual Meeting, Fairmont Orchid Hotel, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, www.csaaul.org.

Click here for a complete list of industry-related events

On Deck: SP&T News in April

Installation Focus:
Intelligent Video

  • Intelligent video is getting a lot of hype lately, but has the technology reached maturity yet? It's being used in casinos and for critical infrastructure, such as port security, but some say it won't really be the magic tool until the image quality increases.
  • SP&T News examines the current limitations and what has to improve.

Dealer sees all:

  • Through the use of remote surveillance tools, car dealers in southwestern Ontario are catching thieves at work.

Technology Focus:

  • Is biometrics the answer for authentication? SP&T examines some biometric projects that have been rolled out in government, retail and transportation.

Product Focus:
(Intercom, alarm verification, emergency management.)

Q&A with René Mallandain, president of CDV Americas

In Every Issue:

  • In the Trenches
  • Selling Security
  • Alarm Science
  • Product previews


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

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