January 11, 2008 – Volume 4 Issue 1
Tela-Link dealers scramble to replace alarm units
Security installers and resellers that have purchased wireless radio alarm units from Calgary-based Tela-Link Communications are paying thousands of dollars out of their own pockets to replace the devices, fearing that the network that supports them will soon be shut down.
Bioscrypt acquired by L-1
L-1 Identity Solutions Monday acquired Canadian biometric security firm Bioscrypt for $44 million in an all-stock transaction.
Dealing with “noise” pollution
Surveillance video analytics promise to automate much of the mind-numbing monitoring security staff must perform. The technology is starting to catch up with the hype, but the false positive rate is still about 65 per cent, according to Frost & Sullivan. Although it isn't ready for prime time yet, video analytics technology can nevertheless deliver real value in some security scenarios today when it's combined with human judgement.
Storage firm locks down CCTV surveillance
When your business is protecting other people's possessions, you can't afford to have a security problem. So when Turan Kalfa decided it was time to put a stop to the vandalism and theft occurring at his company's self-storage units in Quebec, he turned to a smarter, centralized IP camera system.
From your perspective, what impact has the strong Canadian dollar had on the security industry?
|On deck: Coming up in the March of SP&T News
Technology Focus: Network Threats
As more companies move video to the network the concern about that information being hacked increases. What are the current threats end-users are facing and what do installers need to know when talking to clients about the nature of network-based threats?
Special Report: Privacy matters in public surveillance
City after city is introducing or expanding video surveillance in public places across Canada creating a polarization of attitudes between tough-on-crime measures and concern about loss of privacy.
As a result, security managers in the public sector have to walk a razor-thin line between the two in surveillance system design and operation; and the private sector should watch this space to discern trends that may influence the evolution of privacy guidelines in commercial areas.
Installation Focus: Card readers
New column: Fast Forward, the marketing of security by JF Champagne
Product focus: Wireless cameras
January 15 to 17, 2008
January 15: New Power Series Training (PC 1616/1832/1864)
New Product Overview: Installation; End User Functions; Basic Programming; and,
January 16: DCS Maxsys Accredited Technician Program. A DSC-MAXKIT will be required to attend.
January 17: DSC T Link & GSM Universal Wireless Alarm Communicator Training.
January 22, 2008
Bosch Product Technical Training Seminars.
April 2-4, 2008
April 12-13, 2008
April 13-16, 2008
Apr. 22-23, 2008
June 11, 2008
Sept. 11, 2008
Oct. 22-23, 2008
Oct. 29-30, 2008
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