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CANASA's new executive director
Focus is on taking organization in new direction

Three days into the new job and there is only one phrase that could describe the learning curve for CANASA's new executive director, Kenneth Mitchell: straight up.
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VoxCom receives purchase offer
Deal with UE Waterheater Income Fund would be worth $108.5 million

On Apr. 16, Edmonton-based VoxCom Income Fund announced that UE Waterheater Income Fund had agreed to make an offer for the security monitoring company worth about $108.5 million.
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Federal funding for transit security
Smaller transit authorities outside urban areas to benefit

The federal government has announced new projects to enhance rail and transit security under Transit-Secure, the Government of Canada's $80-million passenger rail and urban transit security contribution program.
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One month to go
Looking for Canada's top integrator

SP&T News is looking for Canada's top security integrator and the deadline is approaching fast.
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Security Business Wire

IBM makes its debut at ISC West
Julie Donahue talks about heading up the company's push into the video surveillance market.

IBM's vice-president of security and privacy services has big plans for the company's foray into the world of video surveillance and she doesn't plan on building it on just an analytics tool.
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Wilfrid Laurier installs 4XEM system
IP system chosen over CCTV for large area installation

Wilfrid Laurier University recently installed 4XEM network cameras at its Brantford, Ont. campus. 4XEM network cameras were selected over a CCTV DVR system as the 4XEM proposal offered the new digital video technology in an expandable system.
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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

Multiple options

The Camclosure IP110 series is the first system available in Pelco's Camclosure IP family and is available with multiple camera and lens options including day/night Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), day/night high resolution, color WDR, and color high resolution.
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Transportation sector

Rainbow's CLD46D one third-inch color DSP camera incorporates Sony Super HAD CCD technology and has 460 TV lines of resolution.
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Going farther

Intelix LLC recently announced the release of the VGA-SR-F, a passive VGA balun which extends video signals up to 450 feet over standard unshielded twisted pair cable, such as Cat 5 or Cat 6.
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Calendar of Events

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, Wolfville, 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:

  • Interview 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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