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August 15, 2008 - Volume 4 Issue 17

Who's got your back?
Backup power for security systems shouldn’t be an afterthought

In mid-July, an underground fire turned the lights out on block after block 
in downtown Vancouver. The outage, which affected an estimated 20 per cent
 of the downtown core, according to media reports, lasted for about three 

B.C. integrator finds its niche
Cobra Integrated Systems grows to become one of largest independent integrators in Western Canada

In 2000, Scott Knutsen and Brian Sylvester quit their jobs with a national security integrator and bought a small mom-and-pop alarm company located in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond. Knutsen and Sylvester thought big. Their plan was to take the business, which had gone nowhere under four previous owners, and turn it into a successful independent security integrator that served B.C.'s Lower Mainland.

Up Close: Peter Garnham
A look at one of the industry's leading contributors

Peter Garnham is a security industry leader and innovator with an exceptional 34-year career.

Samsung names manufacturer's rep
Steve Peters, Canadian Regional Sales manager of SAMSUNG | GVI Security, announced the appointment of Anacon Solutions as the new Manufactures Representative for Ontario region (excluding Ottawa and Gatineau). Anacon is owned and operated by Frank Filice and Justin Parks. Frank has been involved with the security industry for the past 26 years. As the past National Sales manager for a Japanese CCTV Manufacture, Frank lends SAMSUNG | GVI Security an opportunity to expand new vertical markets. Justin (Wiz Kid) Parks brings over eight years of experience in the DVR and IP addressable video arenas. Both are known for their high level of customer service and technical support in the industry. They can be reached at 416-267-0002.


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

Installation Focus: Casinos

Special Topic: Disaster Recovery/backup power systems

Product focus: Cameras

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Ask the Expert
Tales from the Trenches
Fast Forward
Product Previews

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August 20, 2008
Genetec's ride the wave 08 - Explore the advantages of networked security solutions
Vanvouver Hyatt, 655 Burrard St., Vancouver

August 27, 2008
Tri-Ed Montreal: Dedicated Micros Counter Day and free lunch

August 29, 2008
Tri-Ed Quebec: BBQ and Car Wash

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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