February 1, 2008 – Volume 4 Issue 3
Canadian customers confused by analogue deadline
The retirement of analogue signals in the U.S. is imminent, thanks to a February deadline established by the Federal Communications Commission, but some Canadian alarm dealers and users aren't clear how it might affect their business north of the border.
March Networks announces offer to acquire Cieffe S.p.A.
March Networks has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Italian company Cieffe S.p.A. and its related company Insignis Technologies S.r.l.
Cisco loses two physical security experts
Within weeks of each other, co-founder of Cisco's physical security business, Bob Beliles makes the jump to Hirsch Electronics and Mark Kolar goes to Agent Vi. They predict they won't be the last of the networking experts to continue the migration to physical security companies scouting for top IT talent.
Dean Meyer promoted to Pelco president and CEO
Pelco has promotoed Dean Meyer to the position of Pelco President and CEO, effective January 21, 2008. Meyer is replacing David L. McDonald, who has served as Pelco President and CEO for the past 20 years. McDonald will continue his work with the company in the role as Chairman of the Board.
CANASA promotes Basnett
Steve Basnett has recently been promoted to the position of CANASA's Director, Trade Shows and Events.
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
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