October 1, 2007 – Volume 3 Issue 20

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Home Security 2.0 next generation monitored home service
Monitronics to offer system from GE, iControl.

First there was Web 2.0, then Enterprise 2.0. Now, iControl and GE Security have rolled out what they're calling Home Security 2.0, or the ''next generation of home protection.''
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On the Hook
Unsecured wireless systems could be a liability to your business

Unsecured wireless video surveillance systems pose a risk to privacy. This was the conclusion of Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner after investigating an incident reported by a CBC radio reporter. The reporter was contacted by a driver of a car equipped with a wireless mobile rear-assist parking device or ''back-up'' camera and said the driver viewed an image of a toilet in a washroom on his vehicle's back-up camera, while driving by a methadone clinic in Sudbury, Ont.
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New web survey

We are once again turning to our readers to get input on the state of the industry.

This time, we're asking: Where are you making investments in your business? Is it trade shows? Is it marketing? How about training?
To take our web poll, click here.

Security Business Wire

Canada hosting border security conference
Tucson gathering to bring in experts from government, industry

Border security continues to be a hot topic in the security industry and the Canadian Consulate in Tucson, Ariz. is tackling that issue with a conference planned for Oct. 29 – 30.
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Remote Guarding Alliance formed
More effective management through analytics projected

Guard services worldwide are a $50 billion US industry but a newly formed alliance of companies thinks greater efficiency is possible through video analytics and off-site monitoring.
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Teamed up
SBT integrates new system into its offering

With Atlanta, Georgia-based VistaScape Security Systems joining Siemens Building Technologies (SBT), which has a Canadian office in Brampton, Ont., its name will retire Oct. 1, but its SiteIQ video analytic platform will continue as part of a new set of systems designed to help customers secure and monitor critical infrastructure and public spaces.
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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.

See online demo at www.samsung-security.com

Product Previews

Adlink Tech. designed for ruggedness

Adlink Technology Inc. has released the PXIS-2690P — a 14-Slot, 3U portable PXI chassis fully compliant with the PXI specification, rev. 2.2. The PXIS-2690P is designed for military, aero-defence, field testing, and in-vehicle testing applications by providing a touch panel 15-inch LCD display, keyboard, touchpad, DVD combo drive, and 500-watt power supply in an aluminum alloy frame.
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Niles Audio joins AMX Program

Niles Audio Corp. has announced that the company has joined the AMX InConcert program.
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Geographic accuracy with FFT

Future Fibre Technologies has announced that Secure Fence can now locate a breach by using latitude and longitude coordinates.
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Calendar of Events

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

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., 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: In the November Issue of SP&T News

Technology Focus: Analytics tools

  • Catching Copper Thieves on Video
    With the price of copper holding steady at well over $3 per pound during the last 12 months, criminals are continuing to engage in metal theft and it has many companies looking for a solution to catch the thieves in the act.
  • SP&T News examines how intelligent video analytics tools are being used to catch thieves in the act, or to capture video evidence for later identification and arrest.

Special Topic: Storage of Video Footage

  • Video surveillance boom creates storage headaches
    Video surveillance is growing at an eye-popping rate. The world market for network video surveillance products increased by 41.9 per cent in 2006, according to IMS Research. Cheap digital cameras, big broadband pipes, ubiquitous wireless connections and readily available technologies are combining with demand for more safety and security to create a dramatic surge in installations at the front-end. But with that comes a need for video storage solutions at the back-end to house huge multimedia files on networks. Security people need to work with IT staff to sort out their selection criteria for the best possible storage system.

Installation Focus: Casinos

  • Specifying IP video systems for the casino market.

Product Focus: Wireless cameras

ASIS Coverage

Our regular columnists

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

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