Jun 20, 2008 â�" Volume 4 Issue 13

Identifying with Identica

Identica has seen its vascular scan technology adopted by several large Canadian organizations including the Port of Halifax. SP&T News talks to CEO Terry Wheeler about the biometrics market in Canada and how security departments view the technology once viewed as too intrusive for mass adoption.

St. Joseph's Health Care ramps up cameras

St. Joseph's has doubled the number of cameras in its facilities since it began using IndigoVision technology in 2001.

Ask the Expert: Are IP-based systems really reliable?

New customers often ask if IP-based systems are reliable. That's because video surveillance system downtime can jeopardize public safety and compromise the security of assets, operations and facilities. While infinite redundancy is theoretically achievable, you need to examine whether such a strategy would be cost effective and practical.


New camera from Eyeview

Eyeview’s new 36x MPEG-$ IP Speed Dome Camera (IPS-900 series) includes high-resolution images, wide dynamic range (WDR), and a Slow AW response function.

Powering up lock power and access control

The new SDC 621 1-Amp power supply supports both access control and lock power needs.

Communications receiver has improved functionality

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

On deck: Coming up in the August issue of SP&T News

Installation Focus: University of Windsor
The University of Windsor has 40 major buildings, 28 parking lots and a sports stadium to secure. SP&T News looks at the IP CCTV system that was installed recently to secure those facilities. The system makes use of dark fiber strands in pre-existing locations to route the signal back to a central head end location in the campus computer center. It also offers remote monitoring from virtually any personal computer, campus wide.

Special Topic: Training for Monitoring Centres
SP&T News looks at the importance of what is done in an Emergency Response Centre (ERC). While an ERC is a "call centre" it differs in that other call centres are not making potential life and death decisions.

Company profile: Camden Door Controls

Product focus: DVRs

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?

To take our web poll, click here.

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


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

July 3, 2008
Honeywell Product Feature Day, Ottawa, ON

July 9, 2008
Get Certified with PTSO Montreal, QC

July 9, 2008
Honeywell Product Feature Day and Barbeque, London, ON

July 10, 2008
Calgary Customer Appreciation Event - ADI-Burtek, Calgary, AB

July 25, 2008
Get Certifited with PTSO, Burnaby, BC

July 25, 2008
Get Certifited with PTSO, Calgary, AB

July 25, 2008
Get Certifited with PTSO, Mississauga, ON

Sept. 11, 2008
Security Canada Atlantic Ramada Crystal Palace, Moncton, NB.

Sept. 23, 2008
ADI-Burtek Quebec Customer Appreciation Event, Quebec, QC

Sept. 25, 2008
ADI-Burtek Montreal Customer Appreciation Event, Montreal, QC

Oct. 16-18
Professional Locksmiths Association of Alberta
Annual Security Convention and Trade Show
Capri Hotel, Red Deer, Alta.

Oct. 22-23, 2008
Security Canada Central, Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, Ont.

Oct. 29-30, 2008
ISC East, Jacob Javits Centre, New York, NY.

Nov. 6, 2008
ADI-Burtek Winnipeg Customer Appreciation Event, Winnipeg, MN

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