March 17, 2008 – Volume 4 Issue 6

TTC gets green light for cameras
Privacy Commissioner issues recommendations for use

The Privacy Commissioner of Ontario has given her stamp of approval to the Toronto Transit Commission's dramatic expansion of cameras on subways, buses and streetcars, allowing the rollout to continue unimpeded.

UBC Okanagan networks its doors with SALTO
Campus to roll out integrated system this spring

The University of British Columbia at Okanagan has signed a 10-year contract with SALTO to provide an electronic access control system networked across the campus.

Ford launches Tool Link with DeWalt
RFID tracking system catalogues tools on board

Construction companies and contractors may soon be able to curb the loss of tools and equipment on job sites due to a tracking device built right into Ford pickup trucks.

What is Market Segmentation? The term simply describes a way of carving up the global list of all potential customers into smaller groups with similar characteristics or needs.

The ABCs of PoE

A primer on Power over Ethernet: What is it? How does it work? What can it do for you?

Ask The Expert: DVR integration

How Can an Incident Reporting and Risk Management Systems Integrate with a Digital Video Recording Surveillance Platform?

SP&T News reveals new online look

Welcome to the redesigned, the companion portal for SP&T News. Everything you remember from the old site is here — news, polls, editorials, products, calendar, links — but we've rearranged the contents according to category for your convenience.


Electronic lock keeps unauthorized hands out of the pharmaceutical cookie jar

AV accessories designed for custom AV installations

Day/night cameras switch between colour modes

Web survey

If the electronic security industry self-regulates, what's the most likely outcome?

To take our web poll, click here.

On deck: Coming up in the March issue 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
Minding Your Business by Scott Adamson
In the Trenches by Ivan Spector

Product focus: Wireless cameras

SP&T Integrator of the Year

The Integrator of the Year award, sponsored by Anixter Canada, is designed to recognize a security systems integrator that has demonstrated dedication, professionalism, innovation and customer service. We will consider all nominations provided they adhere to the following criteria:

The company offers security integration services, i.e. solves a customer’s problem by designing, installing and implementing a solution that meets that customer’s security needs.

The company operates in Canada.

The project(s) was completed for a Canadian customer.

The size of the project or cost involved is not the most important factor when we judge a winner. All companies are eligible, from the largest multi-national to an organization with less than 100 employees. Please take the time to help us recognize excellence and achievement in security.

Click here for the nomination form


March 19, 2008
Anixter - IQiVision Breakfast Club - MegaPixel Technology
Anixter Canada, 200 Foster Dr. Mississauga Ont.
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Contact: Maria Commisso 905-502-2371

March 27, 2008
Anixter - IQiVision - MegaPixel Technology
Anixter Canada, 18371 Blundell Rd Richmond BC
Session 1 - 10 a.m to 12 p.m.
Lunch served
Session 2 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Julio Cipriano 604-276-0366

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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