April 29, 2008 – Volume 4 Issue 9

March Networks and Sun Microsystems team up to provide IP video
Sun servers to provide storage technology

March Networks announced April 28 that it will collaborate with Sun Microsystems, Inc. to jointly market IP video surveillance solutions to enterprise organizations across North America.

MESH touchscreen panels in demand for new construction
B.C. security dealer benefiting from condo boom

Condo fever has hit Canadians hard. If there's a spare inch of city space left anywhere, chances are it's slated for urban development. That's been good for the real estate, construction and home renovation centres, but it's been equally beneficial to security system vendors like Steve Leach.

VoIPAlarm.com partners with API Alarm Monitoring to offer IP monitoring services
API to be exclusive provider of VoIPAlarm IP signal transmission across Canada

Alarm monitoring provider VoIPAlarm.com has announced that API Alarm Monitoring will offer the VoIPAlarm IP signal transmission service to alarm companies and dealers across Canada.

Viscount Systems Inc. has been selected to secure up to 17 healthcare facilities in
Canada. The first installation is scheduled for late April.

Safe Harbour Security acquires Breton Business Centre

Halifax-based Safe Harbour Security announced that it had completed the acquisition of BBC, a Sydney based alarm monitoring and call answering centre.


CMOS image sensor operates in all lighting conditions

Legacy control panels can operate as standalone units

Heat detectors sniff out explosive situations

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 June/July issue of SP&T News

Installation Focus: IP Video
How retailers are using IP video for more than just security.

Technology focus: Biometrics
Q&A with Terry Wheeler, president of Identica Corp.
Identica has seen it's vascular scan technology adopted by several large Canadian organizations including the Port of Halifax. SP&T News talks to Wheeler about the biometrics market in Canada and how security departments view the technology once viewed as too intrusive for mass adoption.

Special Topic: Home Automation
DSC signed a partnership agreement with Life Ware
The DSC Home system features the IT-120 WSD integration module and Life Ware software, bringing together home security, home automation, and home entertainment — all controlled in the living room via the TV screen, digital entertainment center and TV remote control. What does this mean for future opportunities for security dealers? Is Home Automation really taking off in Canada?

Company profile: Waterloo, Ont.-based Aimetis Corp.
Aimetis develops open technologies for intelligent video applications and has worked with customers such as the City of Oshawa.

Product focus: Fire panels

In every issue:
Ask the Expert
Tales from the Trenches
Fast Forward
Product Previews

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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 8, 2008
CEDIA Custom Home Theater - Delivering the Experience
Mississauga, Ont.

May 9, 2008
CEDIA Level I Review and Exam
Mississauga, Ont.

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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