August 16, 2007 – Volume 3 Issue 17

eNEWS Bites

Unisys is Canada's top integrator
Project selected for innovative use of biometrics technology

SP&T News is pleased to announce that our editorial advisory board experts have selected Unisys Canada as Canada's Security Systems Integrator of the Year.
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Partnerships sought for marine protection technology development
CATA is main contact for submissions

Lockheed Martin's Maritime Systems and Sensors (LM MS2) is looking for Canadian partners in the development of technologies that match with its business objectives.
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Combatting CBRNE
DRDC calls for technology proposals

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) recently announced a call for proposals under the federal government's Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI) for proposals to enhance Canada's ability to prevent, prepare for and respond to CBRNE terrorist threats.
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Online survey winner

Congratulations to Kenneth Craig of Bolt Security in London, Ont. who was chosen the winner of the $200 Futureshop gift certificate for participating in SP&T News' readership survey.

Security Business Wire

Canadian representation agreement
Marketplace growth is expected to exceed U.S. for the next decade

GVI Security Solutions Inc. of Carrollton, Tex. has announced a new representation partner agreement with Innotech Solutions, a division of ICSI Corp. based in Ontario, to represent the full line of GVI Security products throughout all the Canadian provinces with local representation in cities such as Vancouver, Calgary, North Bay, Toronto, London, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax.
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Steve & Barry's deal struck
Sentry to install CCTV for growing retail chain

Sentry Technology Corp. of Ronkonkoma, NY has announced the signing of a contract to install SentryVision SmartTrack traveling CCTV systems in 33 Steve & Barry's stores plus its distribution center. Steve & Barry's is an apparel retailer with more than 200 locations across the U.S. The program includes OperationalVideo, Sentry's remote security and business management solution. Installation will be completed by mid-November.
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Automation and security converge
HAI, Tyco announce integration of products

Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), based in New Orleans, La., has announced the integration between HAI's Lumina central lighting and home automation product line and Tyco's DSC PowerSeries security panels.
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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

Wireless network

Fluidmesh Networks, the worldwide leader in wireless video-surveillance systems based on mesh networking technology has unveiled its Fluidmesh 1100, a point-to-point wireless Ethernet bridge designed for security, public safety and video-surveillance applications.
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System expansion possible

Tyco Fire and Security has announced the release of its American Dynamics brand MegaPower Modular Scalable video matrix system. The MegaPower 3200 Video Matrix System more than doubles system capacity with support for up to 3,200 cameras, 256 monitors, and 64 keyboards and is designed to reduce the cost of ownership of large-scale security systems.
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Extending signals

JobSite Systems has released its line of Cat-5 balun transformers that enable extended cable runs of various audio/video signals via Cat-5 wire in place of coaxial cables.
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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 October Issue of SP&T News

Cover story: SP&T News Integrator of the Year

  • We announce the winner of our first ever Integrator of the Year competition and present a feature story on the company.

Health Care Installation Focus: Answering the Call for help

  • At the Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor, Ont. all 2,000 hospital employees wear a pendant that's hooked into a wireless help call system that interfaces with the hospital's CCTV system.

Technology Focus:

  • Calgary Medical Centre undergoes system integration procedure.

Special Topic: Wireless woes
Do you know your legal obligations when installing a wireless system?

  • Following on a story in the June/July issue of SP&T News about the interception of a video image of a woman in the washroom of a Sudbury, Ont., methadone clinic, CCTV legal expert Elliott Goldstein examines what installers should be doing to warn end users about the potential for this kind of thing happening with wireless video.

Product focus:

  • Intrusion detection

Our regular columnists

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

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