July 5, 2007 – Volume 3 Issue 14

eNEWS Bites

Video on the go
City of Ottawa takes parks security on the road

Not everyone using the City of Ottawa's parks is doing so in a civically-minded manner but, until this year, vandals and trespassers often had the advantage of being out of view of authorities.
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Ken Mitchell Q and A

Ken Mitchell is the new executive director for CANASA. SP&T News recently sat down with him to discuss his new role.
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Reader Poll

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Security Business Wire

Moving on
New facility offers company room to grow

Avon Security Products is on its own and has moved to larger facilities to accommodate its growth and better serve its customers.
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New customer for March
U.S.-based big box buyer orders $6 million in IP video systems

On June 29, March Networks, a provider of IP-based video surveillance systems, announced that it received orders totaling $6 million during the first quarter of its fiscal year 2008 to provide its IP video management systems to a U.S.-based big box retailer. The company anticipates that the orders will be shipped prior to the end of the second quarter.
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Wide-spread distribution
Agreement gives integrators and installers access to off-the-shelf video systems

Ioimage has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Northern Video Systems, a distributor of security, surveillance and IP video equipment, to distribute its products to security systems integrators and dealers throughout North America.
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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

Indoor and outdoor

Infinova's SuperDome series indoor and outdoor analogue PTZ dome cameras are now available with built-in 10-bit digital fibre optic transceivers.
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Day and night

Bosch Security Systems, Inc. has introduced FlexiDome IP cameras.
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Safety Technology International, Inc. has introduced a way to protect beam smoke detectors against both vandalism and accidental damage.
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Calendar of Events

Sept. 5-9, 2007 CEDIA Expo 2007, Denver Colorado Convention Center. www.cedia.net/expo

Sept. 20, 2007 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, Security Canada Central, Toronto, Ont., www.securitycanadaexpo.org

Oct. 18-20, 2007, The Professional Locksmiths Association of Alberta 30th annual convention at the Capri Hotel and Convention Centre, Red Deer, Alta, www.plaa.org

Click here for a complete list of industry-related events
On Deck: SP&T News in August

Special focus:

  • False alarms: With a population of 1 million, the Region of York, located a half hour north of Toronto has one of the highest levels of false alarms in the country - the vast majority of alarm calls police attend to are false. SP&T News talks to the region's police force and industry players in other jurisdictions about the statistics and what can be done to address the problem.

Installation focus:

  • Multi-unit residential buildings: Determining the right system for a residential high-rise community can be a challenge. Depending on the sophistication of the property manager, it often requires considerable education before a system that will actually protect people and assets is created. How do some installers work with multi-unit facilities to create systems that deliver true security to residents.

Technology Focus:

  • Central Station Software


  • Ken Mitchell, Executive Director, CANASA

Product Focus:

  • Sensors

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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