November 22, 2007 – Volume 3 Issue 24

eNEWS Bites

CANASA to make submission to privacy commissioner
Asssociation responds to U.K.-based group's objection to TTC cameras
By Neil Sutton

The Canadian Security Association is lobbying the Ontario Privacy Commissioner to consider the Toronto Transit Commission's plan to install cameras on vehicles, and the effectiveness of cameras as a crime deterrent.
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Q&A with Frank Pietrobono, President of CANASA

Frank Pietrobono was recently elected president of CANASA. SP&T News spoke with him about his plans and vision for the association.
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IT IQ of security industry on the rise
Data analytics, networked video lead trends for 2008

Major security trends for the next five years will include video surveillance, identification and biometrics, background checks and physical security services, according to a leading financial analyst following the security industry.
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Industry must move towards interoperability
Security vendors embracing future that will mean partnering with IT to deploy tools
By Jennifer Brown

Giants in the security industry all point to the rising influence of information technology as a major factor in how their businesses will change and be forced to adapt in the next few years.
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Web survey

Where are you making investments in your business? Is it participation in trade shows? Is it marketing? How about training?
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Security Business Wire

CMI Inc. to distribute ioimage

Ioimage has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with CMI Inc., a Canadian channel management company of security and IT products throughout Canada.

As part of the agreement, Ottawa-based CMI Inc. will offer its customers ioimage's off-the-shelf intelligent video encoders and IP cameras with built-in video analytics. CMI's client base spans Canada and includes security systems integrators, architects and engineers, and IT security professionals.
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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

DVI video to remote destinations

Intelix, manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the DIGI-DVIT4R-F system, which transmits DVI video from a single source to four remote destinations over twisted pair cabling.
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D800 series dead bolts provide safety and security

The new D800 Series dead bolt lockset from DORMA Architectural Hardware offers a reliable way to provide safety and security in commercial and institutional applications.
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See every moment with LCD CCTV monitors

Speco Technologies designed a new family of LCD monitors with the CCTV industry in mind. A variety of sizes is offered in high resolution for clear display and communication anywhere.
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Calendar of Events

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

April 2-4, 2008, ISC West, Sands Expo and Convention Center,
Las Vegas, Nev.

April 13-16, 2008, ASIS International 7th European Security Conference, Barcelona, Spain

April 22-23, 2008, Security Canada East, Sheraton Laval, Laval, QC

June 11, 2008, Security Canada West, River Rock Casino, Richmond, B.C.

Sept. 11, 2008, Security Canada Atlantic Ramada Crystal Palace, Moncton, NB

Oct. 22-23, 2008, Security Canada Central, Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, ON

Oct. 29-30, 2008, ISC East, Jacob Javits Centre, New York, NY

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: Frank Pietrobono, President, CANASA

Our regular columnists

  • Tales from the Trenches, Ivan Spector
  • Alarm Science by Jeffrey Zwirn
  • CANASA Update

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