April 11, 2008 – Volume 4 Issue 8
Intercon sold to ADT
FirstService Corp., which operates under the Intercon Security brand in Canada, Monday said it has agreed to sell its security division to ADT for US$187 million.
Who rules in the security vs. fire debate?
We’ve all seen movies where the bad guy trips the fire alarm, slips into a building unnoticed and steals a gigantic diamond or pile of cash. While that may oversimplify the situation, there are real issues with the integration of security and fire alarm systems – and some argue that not enough attention is being paid to the potential risks.
Cisco rolls out IP cameras, access control system
Cisco has announced two IP cameras and an access control system as part of its Cisco Connected Physical Security product portfolio, intended to “ease the convergence of Information Technology and physical security by allowing customers to integrate with existing physical security systems and IT infrastructures.”
Parking lots fill many people with a visceral dread, and rightly so. There's a high incidence of crime in these dark, enclosed spaces. “There are a lot of targets – cars and people – in a small area,” says Bill VanRyswyk, president and CEO of Security Through Safe Design Inc. (STSD Inc), an Ottawa-based consultancy.
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.
|On deck: Coming up in the May issue of SP&T News
ISC West Coverage
Technology Focus: Sensors
New column: Fast Forward, the marketing of security by JF Champagne
Product focus: Locks
If the electronic security industry self-regulates, what's the most likely outcome?
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