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Analogue coming to an end
Negotiations slow as change to digital service looms

With analogue cellular communications systems about to become ''boat anchors,'' the slow pace of negotiation is confounding the alarm installation and monitoring industry.
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CANASA - Quebec appointed to new Private Security Bureau
Final steps to implement Bill 88 now in place

The Quebec chapter of the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) has been appointed to the board of directors of the new Private Security Bureau under Bill 88.
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Time change fizzles, but…
Phase two comes in April

For those who were worried that the earlier time change was going to mean the collapse of civilization, or at the least tremendous headaches, the reality may have proved more sizzle than steak.
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Security Business Wire

VoxCom partnering with Denver company
Monitoring system being presented to U.S. market.

Edmonton-based VoxCom is partnering with Denver-based Active Response Monitoring to allow companies to access on-site security information and video.
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Education opportunities planned
ADI is holding several expos, training courses in 2007.

Melville, N.Y.-based ADI has announced plans to educate its customer base and sales force on the latest technology, by offering a variety of educational sessions in 2007.
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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

Push of a button

APEM Components Inc. has expanded its line of IP sealed pushbutton switches with the addition of a flat top plunger switch series. The IPP Series allows for customization to help match the switch to unique applications.
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Bosch Security's AutoDome camera system employs a platform of interchangeable modules that allow users to quickly and cost-effectively migrate to advanced functionality, such as object tracking and TCP/IP connectivity, as new innovations become available.
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Clear video in difficult situations

Speco's new security cameras leverage Pixim's Digital Pixel System (DPS) technology and are designed to deliver accurate video capture and color accuracy in challenging lighting conditions, such as glare, direct sunlight, reflections, and strong backlight, 24/7.
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Calendar of Events

April 19, 2007 ASIS International Toronto Chapter 14th annual Best Practices Seminar, Villa Columbo, 40 Playfair Ave., Toronto, Ont. www.asistoronto.com

April 25-26, 2007 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 Security Canada West, Richmond, B.C. www.securitycanadaexpo.org

Sept. 6, 2007 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 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 May

Installation Focus:
From Cutting Keys to IT/Physical Security Convergence

  • When you've been in business for 75 years you've seen a lot of progress when it comes to the evolution of security technology. SP&T News talks to the principals of The Reilly's Group and its founder, 94-year-old Len Reilly, about how the business has transformed itself from locksmith to full-service security integrator. Established in 1932, the company's client lists includes large enterprise customers such as the University of Toronto, the CN Tower and Union Station.

Technology Focus:
Web-based Access Control

  • SP&T News looks at the technology that promises users the best of both worlds – easy-to-use features of a web server and functionality of a powerful access control system. But are there serious security vulnerabilities in running such a system?

Product Focus:
Access Control Software


  • Jeff Crews, vice-president and general manager,
    Bell Canada Monitoring Services

ISC West Coverage:

  • Keynote address from Cisco Chief Technology Officer Guido Jouret, who will discuss convergence and its impact on the security industry. Jouret is with Cisco's Emerging Markets Technology Group
  • Coverage of ISC West's inaugural Home Automation ''show within a show''
  • Q&A with Julie Donahue, vice-president of IBM Security & Privacy Services

Our regular columnists

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


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