March 31, 2008 – Volume 4 Issue 7
IBM to develop packaged security systems
IBM has restructured the way it is selling its Smart Surveillance analytics product in Canada, saying it will produce pre-packaged “cookie cutter” systems for retail, banking and public sector clients who are ready for video analytic tools, rather than sell the system independently.
Mega Video Solutions
IP-CCTV systems are not just a cheaper and more flexible alternative to traditional analogue systems but they have opened up new opportunities for security that are simply not possible with the old technology. It is changing the way the security industry implements CCTV surveillance and has spawned a new concept – Mega Video Solutions.
The Office of Housing in Victoria, Australia, has adopted Omnicast, Genetec's IP video surveillance solution, to protect the residents of approximately 7,000 dwellings within the city's affordable housing development projects.
Within the last four months, five independent police departments within the State of Texas selected AutoVu, Genetec's advanced licence plate recognition (LPR) solution, to automate the recovery of stolen vehicles.
If the electronic security industry self-regulates, what's the most likely outcome?
|On deck: Coming up in the April issue of SP&T News
Technology Focus: The ABCs of PoE
Power over Ethernet has the potential to revolutionize the industry by providing an innovative way to supply power to equipment and devices. We tell you what you need to know about this up-and-coming technology.
Business Focus: Marketing De-Mystified
In order to make the best of your marketing efforts, you must understand your customers first. Breaking down markets into segments and aiming at distinct verticals can only help your sales. The process is explained here, from small businesses to multinationals.
New column: Fast Forward, the marketing of security by JF Champagne
Product focus: Locks
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.
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