December 20, 2007 – Volume 3 Issue 26
Security installers feel pinch of strong Loonie
are deals to be had for U.S. security products, thanks to a weak
greenback, but it's Canadian security installers that are beginning to
feel the pinch.
Is the weak U.S. dollar affecting your business? Take our online poll.
has agreed to pay $93 million for Burnaby, B.C.-based Extreme CCTV Inc.
in an all-cash arrangement. Under the terms of the purchase,
Stuttgart-based Bosch will pay $5 a share. On Dec. 14 trading on the
Toronto Stock Exchange, Extreme's shares gained 26 per cent, jumping
from $3.90 to $4.94.
The headlines were full of acquisitions and mergers in 2007. We look at the top stories in the security industry for 2007.
From your perspective, what impact has the strong Canadian dollar had on the security industry?
|Security Business Wire|
Systems Inc. has joined Axis Communications' Application Development
Partner plan, which, according to the companies, will allow for better
integration between their products. The purpose of the partnership is
to engage in joint product development and collaborate on an
engineering level, says Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis
Communications North America. The two companies will also pursue sales
and marketing opportunities. For example, Axis shared booth space with
Cisco at a recent trade show.
Specialties Ltd. introduced their new patent-pending raXess design
technology. The raXess design, which focuses on power management and
wiring efficiency, allows for a lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
associated with the deployment of an access control system, according
to the firm.
TeleEye doubles frame rate
RX has introduced a new upgrade on TeleEye RX 8- and 16-channel video
recording servers, models: RX328, RX3216, RX368_V2 and RX3616_V2, in
which the recording frame rate at D1 resolution is doubled to reach 100
and 120fps for PAL and NTSC respectively.
Extreme zooms in on Moondance
CCTV has released the Moondance Integrated-Infrared Ruggedized
Pan-Tilt-Zoom camera, an integrated-infrared powerdome solution that
delivers imaging in all lighting and weather conditions.
|Calendar of Events|
April 2-4, 2008, ISC West, Sands Expo and Convention Center,
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
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On Deck: In the January/February Issue of SP&T News
Installation Focus: Digital surveillance
Technology Focus: Digital video analytics
Product Focus: Access control
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