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Nova Scotia launches discussion on legislation
Alarm industry will be included in focus

Given the growth in the private security industry, the government of Nova Scotia is looking at putting together legislation similar to other provinces that would take in more of the security industry, including installers.
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ASIS planning best practices seminar

The Toronto chapter of ASIS International is planning an all-day series of seminars on Apr. 19 at the Villa Columbo on Playfair Ave. in Toronto to discuss best practices in security, including the technology side of the industry.
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Less than two months to go
SP&T News is on the hunt for Canada's top security integrator!

The clock is ticking for submissions to SP&T News's first Security Integrator of the Year. Do you know anyone who fits the bill?
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Security Business Wire

GE Security purchases Owen Sound company
The first of several planned in fire sales and services

Jim McCoubrey, president of Owen Sound-based Troy Sprinkler Ltd. announced recently that members of the Canadian management team from GE Security Canada have purchased the Troy Sprinkler business, along with 12 other fire sales and service operations in Canada.
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Bosch hires new Canadian rep
Covering eastern Canada region

Fairport, New York-based security system manufacturer Bosch Security Systems has announced that Todd Humphrey has been named manager of distribution sales for Contact North Representatives. Contact North is Bosch Security's representative firm in the Eastern Canada region.
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Brinks recognized for reducing false alarms
Award to be presented at ISC West

The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) and the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) has awarded Brink's Home Security the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award for its efforts to reduce dispatches to false alarms.
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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

Turnkey system

Toshiba's surveillance and IP video products group has introduced the Surveillix XVR-series of digital video recorders employing a full suite of advanced storage, recording and search capabilities, yet priced to offer measurable cost savings to small- and mid-sized video surveillance operations.
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Addressable panel

Gamewell-FCI has introduced a new line of analogue addressable fire alarm control panels (FACP) designed specifically for smaller applications. The 7100 Series FACPs can support up to 198 or 396 devices. With networking capabilities, each panel can be connected using a single pair of wires.
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Night vision

Extreme CCTV announces the UFLED active-infrared night vision performance bundle, a 24-volt turnkey night vision system for day-night cameras.
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Calendar of Events

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.securitycanadaexpo.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 8-9, 2007 2007 Canadian RFID Conference Delta Markham Hotel (formerly Radisson Markham), Scandia Ballroom 50 East Valhalla Drive, Markham, Ont.; www.rmoroz.com/Registering_2007.asp

May 15-17, 2007 Canadian Technical Security Conference and Trade Show, Mississauga Convention Centre,

May 16-20, 2007 CSAA Electronic Security Forum & Exposition, Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, FL, www.cssaul.com

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

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

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

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

Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2007 CSAA Fall Central Station Operations Management Seminar, Hilton Saint Louis at the Ballpark, St. Louis, MO, www.cssaul.com

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