August 30, 2007 – Volume 3 Issue 18

eNEWS Bites

The last of a breed
Purchase of Pelco seen as positive move for the industry

Pelco may have been one of the last of the independent large-scale security product manufacturers but its purchase by Schneider announced earlier this month is not being mourned but seen as a positive step forward for the company.
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Dawson College improves security
Deadbolts, improved communications part of upgrades

Students returned to Dawson College on Aug. 22, less than a year after a shooting rampage that resulted in one student dead and 20 others injured. But students were feeling safer as a result of several improvements at the school designed to increase their safety in a crisis.
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Security Canada Expo
This year CANASA celebrates 30th anniversary

The speakers are set and registration is being accepted to the Canadian Security Association's (CANASA) Security Canada Central, Oct. 17 – 18 at the Toronto Congress Centre.
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Security Business Wire

Keyscan announces appointment
Ross Mitchell hired as new COO, CFO

John Dyall, president of Whitby, Ont.-based Keyscan Inc. recently announced the appointment of Ross Mitchell to the position of chief operating officer and chief financial officer. In his capacity with Keyscan, Ross assumes overall responsibility for managing the company's operational and financial functions.
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VisualGate, ADI pen agreement
Distribution deal to distribute video over powerline

Toronto-based VisualGate Systems has reached a distribution agreement with ADI for the delivery of its Surveillance Video over Powerline (SVoP) products and systems. As a result of this distribution agreement, ADI will offer this new category of products and security dealers and installers will have more access to VisualGate's Powerline products.
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Intelligent video tested for mine safety
Other applications seen for system

Arteco is working with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Spokane Research Laboratory, to help the mining industry cut down on work-related injuries and deaths.
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SCC-B5353 1/3” Color DNR, Vari-Focal Dome Camera

The Samsung Electronics SCC-B5353 1/3” Color DNR, Vari-Focal Dome Camera features 540 TV Lines of resolution and true Day/Night capability. It has a movable IR filter that allows the camera to operate as a color camera in daylight and in B&W in very low light. The camera features a 3-axis gimbal that allows it to be mounted on vertical, horizontal as well as slanted surfaces and the electronic image flip allows more mounting flexibility.

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Product Previews

Image stabilized

A new, compact, fully automatic image stabilization system is being introduced by Energen, Inc. of Lowell, Massachusetts.
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Indoor and outdoor cable

Berk-Tek, has introduced a new indoor/outdoor fiber optic drop cable, specifically for security and FTTx, including MDU/MTU applications.
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IR enabled

International Electronics Inc. (IEI), a manufacturer of electronic access control systems, has introduced the prox.pad plus IR PC-based access system that is wireless infrared communication enabled.
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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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