November 8, 2007 – Volume 3 Issue 23

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In focus
Getting a quality video image requires good camera placement and technology savvy

There's a certain irony in video surveillance. So many videos are routinely collected that file compression is necessary to manage storage. But in so doing, image quality is significantly reduced, often rendering video evidence useless. What's the most cost-effective solution to boost image quality?
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Defence and Security Innovation 2007

Technopole Defence and Security, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and POLE Québec Chaudière-Appalaches present Defence Security and Innovation 2007, held Nov. 13 to 16 at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel in Quebec City. This event will bring together over 350 participants and will showcase innovation, high technology and its applications all geared to the public safety and defence sectors.
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Wurldtech Security Technologies awarded funding from the National Research Council of Canada

Wurldtech Security Technologies, a leading provider of cyber-security solutions to SCADA, process-control and mission-critical industries worldwide, has announced an agreement with the Canadian National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) that will provide the company with a significant funding package to support the development of new testing technologies designed to protect global critical infrastructure from cyber threats.
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Security Business Wire

Genetec introduces latest Version of Synergis IP access control solution

Genetec has announced the release of the latest version of Synergis, its IP access control solution. The solution now broadens its access control capabilities with the release of features such as the Synergis Software Development Kit (SDK) for third-party system integrations such as human resource management systems (HRMS), time and attendance systems, fire and intrusion detection panels.
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Special Event: Managing the IT security environment
Executive-focused event to discuss evolving risks in the enterprise

Research from IDC indicates Canadian executives are looking at new ways to strategically manage aspects of their IT security environment, and a round table event at Ryerson Unversity will address those issues Nov. 22 in Toronto.

The event will take place at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University from 8 a.m. to noon as part of IT Security Week Canada. IDC is hosting the half-day event featuring a discussion with leading IDC analysts, IT and business practitioners and technology solution providers. Subject matter experts will collaborate to create and deliver practical advice and solutions to the key business challenges of IT security in organizations.
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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

Heated enclosures for cold climes

Safety Technology International Inc. (STI), has added clear Heated Polycarbonate Enclosures to its Stopper line of protective covers. The enclosures, which protect keypads, annunciators and other electronic products, are designed to protect devices, components and sensitive units from vandalism and accidental damage as well as weather, dirt, dust and grime.
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Fire alarm control panels allow for expansion

Silent Knight has announced its updated Farenhyt IFP-100VIP and IFP-1000VIP (Voice Integration Panel) fire alarm control panels.
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Slim profile monitors suit small security kiosk spaces

Toshiba Surveillance an& IP Video Products Group, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., has debuted a new line of high-resolution LCD monitors designed to improve the work experience for security professionals.
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Calendar of Events

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

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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