October 26, 2007 – Volume 3 Issue 22

eNEWS Bites

Brampton Civic Hospital to track babies, assets with RFID
Security services to be managed by Carillion
By Jennifer Brown

Kelly Hollidge, Security Coordinator and John Fodor— Director, Security and Parking, Brampton Civic Hospital

The security team at Brampton Civic Hospital is experiencing something rare in health care — a state-of-the-art system in a brand new facility.

The new 600-bed, 1.2 million square foot Brampton Civic Hospital is monitored by 500 closed circuit video surveillance cameras and an radio frequency asset tracking system, patient wandering system and an infant anti-abduction system that will see all babies ''tagged'' to monitor their location while in the hospital.
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Embassy Suites chooses Axis
Security staff will access video anywhere, anytime

Axis Communications and integrator InterCam Systems announced they have installed an advanced IP-surveillance system for the Embassy Suites hotel, located in the financial district of Montreal. This recent installation is the first of six to take place among the Aquilini Investment Groups' Embassy Suites franchises throughout the eastern seaboard of Canada, including the provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
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Video overload
Surveillance boom creates storage headaches
By Rosie Lombardie

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 U.K-based IMS Research. Cheaper digital cameras, big broadband pipes, and ubiquitous wireless connections means 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.
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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

Rita Murphy joins Lanvac Group
Company relocates Montreal monitoring station

John Georgoudes, president, and Ken D'Arterio, national sales director of the Lanvac Group of Monitoring Companies, have announced the appointment of Rita Murphy to the position of regional sales representative for the Southern Ontario marketplace.
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Emergency messaging on campuses
IP-based devices offer more direct communication

Barix AG, a developer of IP-based audio, intercom and monitoring products, has announced its three-tier approach to emergency messaging on multi-building campuses is now available and shipping in various configurations.
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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

Toronto security vendor debuts SVoP kit

VisualGate Systems, a Toronto-based manufacturer of security grade surveillance video over powerline (SVoP) products for commercial, government and residential applications, recently debuted VueKIT, an SVoP solution that can be up and running in as little as five minutes, the company says.
For more on this product, click here.

Smoke detector is standards compliant

The Fireray 5000 from Fire Fighting Enterprises has been certified as compliant with EN54:12, CPD and LPCB standards. The F5000 incorporates the Easifit first fix system and a visual LASER alignment aid to ease installation.
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Prepackaged cameras

Bosch Security Systems, Inc. has announced the KBE and KBN series prepackaged cameras equipped with universal housings. The new KBE/KBN Series also includes prepackaged Dinion IP cameras.
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Calendar of Events

Nov. 13-14, 2007, Securing New Ground, The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, NY, www.securingnewground.com

Nov. 14-16, 2007, Ontario Robbery Investigators' Conference
Open to all corporate security representatves and robbery investigators from across Canada.
Stage West Hotel
Mississauga, ON

Nov. 28-29, 2007, Canadian Transportation Security and
Technology Forum:
Applying Canadian and Global Solutions
The Conference Board of Canada
Crowne Plaza Ottawa Hotel

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

Installation Focus: System Integration

  • Many buildings today contain an assortment of electronic equipment for access control, CCTV and video monitoring, fire and intrusion detection and heating, cooling and lighting controls.
    As manufacturers continue to use open technology and support nonproprietary industry standards, the opportunity is growing for integrators to connect various equipment used for security, life safety and building management into one system. Through integration of IP devices and systems, building operators and security personnel gain more flexible and sophisticated management of their security, life safety and facilities systems. Combining access control with video surveillance is just one example of the power of integrated systems.
    This story will describe the benefits of integration and the opportunity for integrators and the role of IT, security and facilities personnel in the adoption of integrated systems and explore the responsibility of manufacturers in the advancement of integration in the industry.

Technology Focus:

  • Developments and industry trends in digital video.

Product Focus: Control Panels

Q&A: Bob Moore

  • Regional Manager, Axis Communications, Canada, talks about the company's recent Total Cost of Ownership comparison of IP and Analogue-based Surveillance Systems.

Our regular columnists

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

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