June 21, 2007 – Volume 3 Issue 13

eNEWS Bites

Sound of security
Music festival demonstrates wireless network capabilities.

Burlington's annual Sound of Music festival June 14 - 17 proved an opportunity for Damar Security Systems of Sarnia, Ont. to showcase the latest technology in IP-based video, wireless networking and monitoring.
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Have your say
SP&T News starts new web poll.

In an effort to involve SP&T readers in the development of future content, we are starting a new feature on our website and it will be you the reader who will contribute your ideas and opinions.
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Plane demolished in tests
Security technology gets a workout in terrorism scenario.

The National Research Council of Canada Institute for Aerospace Research (NRC Aerospace) recently completed a three-day controlled exercise that involved the deliberate demolition of a decommissioned, pressurized Boeing 727 at NRC's Uplands campus in Ottawa.
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Security Business Wire

Hirsch adds to board
Each has decades of industry experience

Hirsch Electronics recently announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors, Ayman S. Ashour and Douglas J. Morgan. Hirsch Electronics is based in Santa Ana, Calif.
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Bosch centralizes repairs
Moving service to Lincoln, Neb. centre

Bosch Security Systems, Inc. has announced that North American warranty and non-warranty repairs will be centralized in Lincoln, Neb. The transition is expected to allow Bosch to better support its customers with greater flexibility and improved service.
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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

Combined function

Vigitron introduces eight-channel and 16-channel video-power-data combiners with built-in AC power supply. Each channel provides an isolated 24-volt or 28-volt at one Amp for up to total 16 Amps, the highest density in the market.
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Physical security accessory

Viscount Systems Inc. has added the Mesh D accessory for its Mesh physical security system. Mesh D is a building directory and mapping system and comes in static or touch screen models with 32-inch to 54-inch displays.
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Apem Components, Inc. has introduced its panel-mount 9000 Series Joysticks. APEM joysticks are suitable for a variety of applications including security cameras.
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Calendar of Events

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.csaaul.org

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.

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

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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