May 9, 2008 – Volume 4 Issue 10

Unisys to integrate new ID management system for airports

Unisys Canada Inc. has been selected by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to supply, integrate and manage a new identification management system for 29 airports throughout Canada.

Tech Data U.S. expands video surveillance offering, adds network test solutions

Tech Data Corp., an IT products distributor, announced April 30 its Physical Security Specialized Business Unit (SBU) will offer resellers and security systems integrators access to a broader array of video surveillance solutions and network test equipment. The Physical Security SBU established distribution agreements with five new vendor partners, including Digimerge Technologies Inc., JDSU, Lorex Technology Inc., On-Net Surveillance Systems (ONSSI) Inc., and Videolarm Inc.

Gamble on analytics paying off for Waterloo firm
Marc Holtenhoff made a bet on video analytics four years ago and it seems to be paying off.

Holtenhoff joined Waterloo, Ont.-based Aimetis in 2004, shortly after the company was founded. Prior to that, he'd worked for Xerox and started his own IP security firm, which he sold to Verisign in 2002.

Counterforce Canada has recently appointed Sharon Ferguson as Business Development representative for Western Canada (Manitoba to Vancouver Island). Her role in this position is to form strategic partnerships with dealers and assist them as they grow their businesses.

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
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 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

June 26, 2008
Anixter LAN Cabling Workshop - Fiber Optic Fundamentals
Providing a basic understanding and hands on experience.
Anixter Canada, 200 Foster Dr. Mississauga,
Ont. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch provided)
Call Maria Commisso 905-502-2371
Register at:

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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