February 20, 2008 – Volume 4 Issue 4

An IP network under fire
There are ways to secure your video, but you have to know where to look.

Security managers are starting to ask about the possibility of getting attacked or hacked when running IP video surveillance or access control over the corporate network. But integrators don’t always know the answer to that question – or how they can mitigate those risks.

Falcon Security strikes partnership with Alarm Systems and T.A.S Communications
Belleville- based company's merger creates one of the largest independent security companies in Ontario

The merger expands on the territories of both companies, according to Falcon's owner. The estimated 3,000 clients Falcon currently has will now have access to Alarm Systems 75 employees in addition to Falcon's 23 staff members.

Ask the expert: Keeping your cool in a crisis
Question: What's mustering?

Ask the expert: The high cost of digital
Question: Why do network cameras cost more than analogue cameras?


Software provides virtual manager 24x7

Intelix releases wallplate balun

Extender kit cuts costs associated with HDMI cabling

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.

June 19-20, 2008
Tri-Lateral Security Conference, Calgary, AB

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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