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October 14, 2008 - Volume 4 Issue 21

True confessions of a lockpicker
Sometimes all it takes is a doctored beer can to render a lock useless

There are lock companies and locksmiths that do not like Deviant Ollum. Mostly because he’s figured out their secrets and is willing to tell everyone.

Video standards committee accepting new members
Bosch exec explains how development process will unfold

A member of the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF), the body responsible for the creation of standards in video surveillance technology, says that the first working standard will be available by the end of the year.

RFID moves to access control applications

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) has achieved a level of recognition in enterprise supply chain tracking and management thanks to RFID mandates made by organizations like Wal-Mart and the U.S. Department of Defense. Use of the technology seems to be growing, but sometimes away from the supply chain.

Are you responding to the opportunity?
With IT giants entering the market, it might be a whole new ball game

What a difference a year can make. Last September we ran a Q&A with John Sheridan, then the newly-named director of security solutions with Nortel Networks. Nortel was getting into the security game, although no one was really sure what their play would be. The best guess was that, like Cisco, they wanted to take advantage of the huge customer installed base that would be looking at integrating IP surveillance devices on to their networks in future.

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Mass notification can go worldwide
Notifier, a division of Honeywell, has released a series of new mass notification systems. The systems broadcast emergency information across a specified location or series of locations.

NDT 200 updates design
Fast Forward Video has announced the latest version of the NDT 200 portable DVR. Improvements over the previous version include improved mechanical design, better shock and vibration tolerance and a different user interface.

Frame free touchscreen
Tyco Electronics has released the Elo TouchSystems 1900L and 2200L high-resolution LCD touch monitors. Without the monitor frame, the monitors have increased useable surface area.

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

Security Systems Integrator of the Year:
KM Enterprise Solutions designs integrated system for the Art Gallery of Ontario
Covergint Technologies creates system from the ground up for Calgary Court System

Special topic:
Battling false alarms

Company profile:
Bulldog Fire and Security

Product focus: Monitors

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


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. 23-24, 2008
Advanced Level 2 CPTED Training
Best Western Durham Hotel & Conference Centre, Oshawa
Hosted by Security Through Safe Design Inc.
(877) 787-7873

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

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

Nov. 6-7, 2008
Predictive Profiling and Security Questioning
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Presented by Chameleon Associates & Securiguard

Nov. 13, 2008
5th International Sports Security Summit
London, U.K.
Rushmans Conferences and Events
+44 1264852016

January 12, 2009
Preventing Workplace Violence: Assessing and Managing the Risks
Ontario Hospital Association
Toronto Board of Trade,
1 First Canadian Place

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