June 7, 2007 – Volume 3 Issue 12

eNEWS Bites

Lyndon Security wins safety award
IAPA recognition is seen as more than a plaque on the wall

You might assume the biggest safety and security challenge security firm employees face is dealing with an armed intruder or even corporate espionage or sabotage. And that's true — on TV.
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Transit-Secure program extended
Announcement of round three funding.

The federal government has announced round three Transit-Secure funding is available for Canada's six largest cities to improvement their passenger rail and urban transit security. The program is also being extended for another year.
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Cellular changes underway
No sunset extension south of the border

Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) has failed to get an extension of the Feb. 18, 2008 sunset date for the AMPS cellular system and the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) is urging its members to get ready to make changes.
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Security Business Wire

Power, video and audio over one line
VisualGate adopts Panasonic technology

Toronto-based VisualGate Systems recently announced its intention to expand surveillance video over its Powerline product by adopting Panasonic's HD-PLC technology.
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Guardian Mobile gets $3M funding
Plans to expand its sales base and develop new products

Vancouver-based Guardian Mobile Monitoring Systems, Inc., a provider of turn-key GPS systems for the monitoring of assets, vehicles and people, has announced it is getting over (US) $3 million in funding which the company plans to use to increase its sales base.
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New door hardware
Black and Decker announces July release

Black and Decker's Hardware and Home Improvement Group is launching its K2 commercial and industrial door hardware system that includes cylindrical and tubular levers, deadbolts, door closers and exit devices. K2 commercial products will be available for purchase nationwide in early July 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

Fog shield

ShatterGard Inc. has announced the launch of FogShield. The FogShield security fogger is designed to stop burglars by ejecting a dense, yet harmless wall of fog eliminating an intruder's line of sight.
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Low light

The Cohu 5900 Series provides high thermal sensitivity and image resolution to see important details under low-light conditions.
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Next generation

Honeywell has released the 5808W3A photoelectric smoke and heat detector with a built-in wireless transmitter.
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Calendar of Events

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

Sept. 20, 2007 CANASA's Security Canada Atlantic, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, www.securitycanadaexpo.org

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

Click here for a complete list of industry-related events

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 to 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

Our regular columnists

  • In the Trenches by Ivan Spector
  • Selling Security by Lou Sepulveda
  • CANASA Update
  • Ask the Expert
  • Alarm Science by Jeffrey Zwirn

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