March 31, 2008 – Volume 4 Issue 7

IBM to develop packaged security systems
Physical security now part of “business as usual” at Big Blue

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
Understanding the benefits of a large-scale solution

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.

U.S. police stations choose AutoVu for stolen vehicle recovery

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.

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.


Tiny DVR captures video

Access control device designed for high security situations

Compression technology makes long-term storage viable

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 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
CANASA Update by Ken Mitchell
Minding Your Business by Scott Adamson
In the Trenches by Ivan Spector

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.

Click here for the nomination form


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 1, 2008
CFAA's Annual Technical Seminar York University's Schulich School of Business

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

May 15, 2008
ADI-Burtek Customer Appreciation Event
Hampton Inn, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON
Seminars: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm | Exhibits: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Over 30 vendors - Free admission
Contact: Jason Gobeo - 800.465.9234

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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