April 11, 2008 – Volume 4 Issue 8

Intercon sold to ADT
Parent company president says market demanding security integration on a higher scale than current

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?
Why security can play second fiddle to fire alarm systems

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
Products intended for campus, branch and mobile application

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.”

Tackling fear and loathing in the parking lot
Spending in the wrong area could be a waste of money

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 News reveals new online look

Welcome to the redesigned sptnews.ca, 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.


RTWAVE serves as alternative to hard wired-systems

Swann introduces notebook computer based surveillance system

HID Global launches the Fargo HDP5000 card identity system

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

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

Product focus: Locks

Web survey

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

To take our web poll, click here.


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.

April 18, 2008
Anixter - Proxim Wireless Breakfast Club
Anixter Canada, 200 Foster Dr. Mississauga, Ont.
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Maria Commisso 905-502-2371

Apr. 20, 2008
Learn about Multi-tenant Solutions for Apartments & Condos Video Entry Systems / Video Baluns from CYREX. Tri-Ed Vancouver, 3006 Beta Avenue, Burnaby, BC.
For more information, call 1-800-863-9596

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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