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Marine security in Canada gets $12.5 million in funding
22 ports and ferries get money for security enhancements

On May 10, federal Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Lawrence Cannon announced 115 projects aimed at enhancing security at Canadian ports and domestic ferry services will receive funding under the Marine Security Contribution Program.
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RFID prompts privacy concern
Technology expected to impact every level of public service

Developers and suppliers of RFID technology should build privacy into their products now – before it’s mandated by law, says Melanie Millar-Chapman of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
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Anixter opens new security system test lab near Chicago
Customers can put products to the test before signing on the dotted line

Anixter has unveiled it's new Infrastructure Solutions Lab, designed to give customers the means to test-drive new security systems before rolling them out in their own enterprise environments.
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Last call for nominations
There's still time to vote for best integrator

Time is rapidly coming to an end for nominations to be submitted for SP&T News' Top Security Integrator of the Year.
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Security Business Wire

Vicon adds new centres
Additions expected to help grow Canadian customer base

Vicon Industries Inc., a designer and producer of video surveillance systems, has added two new authorized service and repair centres in Eastern Canada.
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Environmental recognition for DSC
PC certification for lead-free electronics assembly process capability

The IPC Association Connecting Electronics Industries has awarded certification to DSC under IPC's Certification for Lead Free Electronics Assembly Process Capability Program.
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Verint's Analytic system chosen for Texas transit
Video system designed to enhance passenger safety and deter vandalism

Melville, N.Y.-based Verint Systems Inc., a provider of analytic software-based systems for security and business intelligence has announced that the City of San Antonio, Tex. has selected its Nextiva Transit system and Verint has received a multi-million dollar order to enhance security and improve operations of its entire bus fleet, including fixed route and paratransit vehicles.
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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

Face recognition

Bioscrypt Inc., a provider of enterprise access control technology, has announced it has partnered with 3VR to integrate its VisionAccess 3D face readers and the VissionAccess 3D DeskCam with the 3VR platform to deliver facial recognition for physical access and identity verification linked to an active analytics engine.
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High resolution

Avigilon has introduced its 16 mega-pixel surveillance cameras that have been specifically designed for surveillance applications where detail needs to be captured over a wide field of view.
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IP network-centric

Wi-Fi lock and security company BlueWave Security recently unveiled its Network Generation of access control. The NetGen family of door controllers is designed to have all the features of panel-based access control systems at about the cost of a stand-alone lock.
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Calendar of Events

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 30-31, 2007 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tri-Ed's Mississauga branch, 3688 Nashua Dr., Units A-F, Mississauga, Ont.: Dealer Training: Kantech Corporate Edition certification.
Course fee is $325. A certificate will be awarded to each participant who successfully completes this course. A laptop is required.

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

July 9-11, 2007 Physical Security: Advanced Applications and Technology, ASIS International, Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina, Redondo Beach, CA www.asisonline.org

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On Deck: SP&T News in June/July

Installation Focus:
Intrusion detection/residential

  • The extension of home automation options to the residential security market could mean increased business opportunities for security distributors, dealers and installers. SP&T News looks at a pre-programmed home-lighting control system that can interface with other residential security systems.
    For security dealers and distributors, it's a way to up sell existing residential system installations and increase revenue. Until now, integrating a lighting solution into a residential security system has been a challenging and expensive process.
    But the emergence of easily installed residential lighting products — either as stand-alone or integrated packages, is creating new opportunities for residential security providers.

Technology Focus:
Home Automation/Audio

  • There's been a lot of talk over the past few years about home automation, wherein homeowners can automate features such as lighting, heat and even home theatre. More security installers are interested in merging home automation with security, which could increase their value-add to current customers and bring in new ones. But how do you get started and turn yourself into a low-voltage specialist? In this game, mistakes could be costly.

Special Topic:

  • Over the years distributors have become essential partners to dealers, serving as a means run a business without having to carry costly inventory. They also provide a means to finance their business and ensure just-in-time delivery. SP&T looks at the relationship that has evolved between distributors and dealers and the top five aspects of the relationship distributors try to deliver on most.


  • Mike Haislip, CEO Monitronics

Product Focus:

LineCard Industry News

  • A tour of Anixter's Infrastructure Solutions Lab

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  • In the Trenches by Ivan Spector
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