August 2, 2007 – Volume 3 Issue 16

eNEWS Bites

Project to eliminate key control issues
University of Winnipeg card system will follow students where they go

The University of Winnipeg has chosen SALTO Systems to provide its access control security management.
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Calgary Zoo picks Omnicast for facility
IP video system will keep an eye on visitors, staff and animals.

The Calgary Zoo has selected Omnicast — Quebec-based Genetec's IP video surveillance solution to protect its visitors, staff and animals.
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John Sheridan is the Director of Security Solutions with Nortel Networks in Ottawa.
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Security Business Wire

Pelco acquired by Schneider Electric
Company is expanding its building automation offering

Schneider Electric has acquired California-based Pelco in a bid to expand its building automation offering.
''Schneider Electric is an ideal partner for Pelco,'' says Pelco president and chief executive officer David McDonald. ''Both companies share the same commitment to people, innovation and customer service that will make our combined enterprise an even stronger, more competitive player in the industry.''
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New HID Global systems architect
Involved in shaping several identity technology standards

Dr. Scott Guthery has joined HID Global in the role of System Architect, in charge of leading the formulation and development of secure identity-based products and services. In this newly created position, he will report to Dr. Tam Hulusi, executive vice-president of HID Global.
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NSS Labs joins PCI Security Standards Council
Assisting in increasing awareness of standard

NSS Labs has announced it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) as a participating organization. The Council is the independent industry standards body providing management of the payment card industry Data Security Standard (DSS).
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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.

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Product Previews

Biometric access

Sentry Group has launched the Sentry Safe Fire-Safe Fingerprint Safe DA3930.
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The self-contained SKE 12 pad series can mount directly to a single gang switchbox.
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Ruggedized Ethernet

Moxa has announced its first Ethernet switches with IP67-rated housing.
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Calendar of Events

Sept. 5-9, 2007 CEDIA Expo 2007, Denver Colorado Convention Center.

Sept. 20, 2007 Security Canada Atlantic, Wolfville, Nova Scotia,

Sept. 24-27, 2007 ASIS International 53rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Las Vegas, Nev.,

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

Oct. 8-11, 2007, IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology, Hampton Inn and Conference Centre, Ottawa, Ont.,

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. 17-18, 2007, Security Canada Central, Toronto, Ont.,

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

Click here for a complete list of industry-related events
On Deck: In the September Issue of SP&T

Installation Focus: School security

  • Wilfrid Laurier University recently installed a network of 15 digital video cameras at its Brantford, Ont., campus, with 23 more to be installed at the school by the fall. SP&T News spoke with Roderick Curran, head of security at WLU, and president of the Ontario Association of College and Universities Security Administrators, to learn about the technology, why this particular system was selected, and how the cameras fit into the school's ultimate goal of 100 per cent coverage of its campuses.

Special Topic:

  • Which is better: Private versus public training options for the security industry. Manufacturers and distributors try to provide dealers and installers with the latest training and skills development opportunities, saying educational institutions can't keep up with the pace of technology. Is one better than the other? Should there be a standard of education established for the security industry?

Technology Focus:

  • Smart card use in educational institutions.

Product Focus:

  • Card readers

Our regular columnists

  • LineCard News
  • CANASA Update, Ken Mitchell
  • Selling Security, Lou Sepulveda
  • Tales from the Trenches, Ivan Spector
  • Alarm Science by Jeffrey Zwirn
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