Jun 6, 2008 – Volume 4 Issue 12

Guests check-in to Holiday Inn with RFID

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Halifax is one of a handful of Canadian hotels equipped with RFID room keys and locks, but interest in the technology is growing.

Top 10 tips to avoid camera placement problems

For want of a nail, the battle was lost, goes the old proverb. Businesses are sinking big bucks into video surveillance systems - all for nought in many cases because their cameras aren’t placed correctly to capture decent images.

Video surveillance guidelines

This is what you need to know, according to Canada's privacy commissioners

Ask the Expert: Smarter AI

What are the latest trends in intelligent video and analytics?


Real-time encrypted video

Videocomm has introduced their RT-Wave Wireless Digital Video Series. The series can transmit real-time high resolution encrypted video and audio, and is powered by a ViXS chipset.

Versatile, double-sided lock

Bosch Security Systems Inc. has developed the Conettix D6100i Communications Receiver/Gateway.

LCD monitors provide picture-in-picture and split-screen viewing

Bosch Security Systems has added a line of high-performance and general-purpose colour liquid crystal display (LCD) flat panel monitors to its portfolio.

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

Web survey

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

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June 10-12, 2008
Info-Security Canada
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building
Toronto, Ont.

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: maria.commisso@anixter.com

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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