February 1, 2008 – Volume 4 Issue 3

Canadian customers confused by analogue deadline
U.S. has set Feb. 18 deadline but carriers here have chosen different dates.

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.
Company will expand European footprint with acquisition of IP Video surveillance developer.

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
Beliles and Kolar leave to get that ''start-up'' feeling again.

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
COO takes helm after McDonald named chairman.

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
Trade show director veteran of security industry.

Steve Basnett has recently been promoted to the position of CANASA's Director, Trade Shows and Events.


Extreme CCTV releases intelligent infrared illuminator

Ding dong, it's STI

TAB Systems faces up to biometrics

Web survey

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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
CANASA Update by Ken Mitchell
In the Trenches by Ivan Spector

Product focus: Wireless cameras


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

April 12-13, 2008
Association of Ontario Locksmith 35th Annual Convention Holiday Inn Select,
970 Dixon Rd., Toronto

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

Apr. 22-23, 2008
Security Canada East, Sheraton Laval, Laval QC.

May 2-3, 2008
B.C. Lock and Security Conference Sheraton Guildford Hotel, Surrey, B.C.

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, Ont.

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

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