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Honeywell acquires Burtek
Deal is subject to regulatory approvals

Honeywell has signed an agreement to acquire Burtek Systems Corp. and the Security Systems Division (SSD) from Richardson Electronics, Ltd for $80 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory requirements.
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One-stop-shopping ID
Adding biometric to driver's licence workable, ACT says
Written by Kathleen Sibley

Advanced Card Technologies of Canada (ACT) wants provincial governments to move quickly on the opportunity to turn driver's licences into one-stop-shop biometric ID cards that could be used for a host of identification purposes.
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We're looking for Canada's top security integrator
Who would you nominate for this prestigious award?

SP&T News wants to hear from you about the country's best security integrator.
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ISC launches security industry
ISC365.com resource for professionals

The organizers behind ISC West and ISC East have launched ISC365.com, an online database and portal to provide security education, training and product information.
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ASIS best practices seminar
Register now for April 19 session

The Toronto chapter of ASIS International is holding its annual all-day seminar on issues critical to the security industry Apr. 19 in Toronto.
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Security Director of the Year
Nominate someone you know is tops in the industry - Deadline is May 31

It's often said that security directors are doing their job well if no one is talking about them or their department. Senior-level security professionals work daily to plan for the unexpected, but even in a crisis, the best are typically working hard behind the scenes and receive very little glory for a job well done.
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Security Business Wire

Monitronics expanding into Canada
Dealer program to increase customer base

After more than 12 years of supporting successful dealers in the U.S., Monitronics is expanding its dealer program into Canada. Monitronics plans to increase its customer base by offering dealer support and services to attract the dealers in Canada.
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HID wins award
Innovation recognized by SIA

HID Global, a leading manufacturer in the access control industry, has announced that its Edge Solo received the Product Achievement Award for IP Devices, Products and Software at the Security Industry Association's (SIA) 2007 New Product Showcase (NPS) held March 27-28, in Las Vegas in conjunction with ISC West.
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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

Onboard analytics

Lumenera Corp., has unveiled the Li045 — Lumenera's first intelligent family of cameras featuring onboard video analytics.
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Rack space

Honeywell Power Products (HPP), part of Honeywell's Life Safety Group has a new video rack mount power applications center.
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Stand-alone NVR

JVC Professional Products Company has expanded its V.Networks lineup with the introduction of the VR-N900U, a stand-alone network video recorder (NVR) that records images from both analogue and IP cameras, which enables the upgrade of an existing system to a digital IP network.
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Calendar of Events

April 25-26, 2007 CANASA's 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 10-11, 2007 The 2007 Public-Private Sector National Security Summit: Stronger Borders, Better Trade, Ottawa Congress Centre, Ottawa, Ont. www.conferenceboard.ca

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 29, 2007 Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada Installation and Monitoring of Fire Alarm and Sprinkler alarm systems: CAN/ULC-S561, Vancouver, B.C. www.ulc.ca

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

June 13-14, 2007 InfoSecurity Canada, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON www.infosecuritycanada.com

June 19, 2007 Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada public workshop on monitoring and installation of commercial and financial burglar systems: CAN/ULC-S301 and CAN/ULC-S302, Toronto, Ont. www.ulc.ca

June 21, 2007 2nd Annual Tri-lateral Security Conferences, Calgary, Alberta www.asiscalgary.org

Sept. 20, 2007 CANASA's Security Canada Atlantic, Wolfeville, 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. 15, 2007 Underwriters Laboratories of Canada public workshop on the installation and monitoring of fire alarm and sprinkler alarm systems: CAN/ULC-S561, Toronto, ON. www.ulc.ca

Oct. 16, 2007 Monitoring Station Symposium, Doubletree International Plaza, Toronto, Ont. www.canasa.org

Oct. 17-18, 2007 CANASA's Security Canada Central, Toronto, Ont., www.securitycanadaexpo.org

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

Nov. 21, 2007 Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada monitoring and installation of commercial and financial burglar systems: CAN/ULC-S301 and CAN/ULC-S302, Toronto, Ont. www.ulc.ca

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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