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November 21, 2008 - Volume 4 Issue 24

Security integrators losing ground
Industry insider singles out the "cliche of convergence"

Bill Bozeman, president and CEO of the PSA Security Network, called out the security industry on the “cliché of convergence” at the Securing New Ground Conference held in New York City, Nov. 11-12.

Security well positioned amid global crisis: ADT
Financial community agrees security may have decent forecast

The global economy has taken a serious stumble, but the security business may have a decent chance of being able to stay on its feet, according to one industry leader. Naren Gursahaney, president of ADT Worldwide, said that there are forces at work in security which may present some opportunities for security companies and professionals during this time of economic strife.

Bosch opens training centre

Sessions to focus on video management, IP encoders and cameras

Flashfog gets in your eyes

If you're a burglar, an alarm system that's a theatrical smoke machine combined with a strobe light is probably going to scare the living daylights out of you.

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Lorex IP camera compatible with iPhone
Lorex Technology Inc. announces the release of its Easy Connect Network IP Camera (LNE3003). The Easy Connect Network IP Camera allows users to remotely monitor their home and business through a secure, password protected connection that requires no networking knowledge.

Geutebruck’s hybrid recorder available with new pricing
re_porter/econ, Geutebruck’s hybrid recorder, processes up to 19 video channels and an audio channel. It supports analogue, network and megapixel cameras from all well-known manufacturers, and enables easy migration from analogue to digital.

Bosch releases Extreme Cameras
Bosch Security Systems Inc. announces the release of its Extreme Series IP Cameras. Combining advanced optics, active-infrared illumination, IP connectivity and on-board Intelligent Video Analysis in a ruggedized housing, the six camera models deliver uncompromised networked surveillance in all lighting and environmental conditions.

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

Installation focus:
Remote Security. At construction sites and remote areas without power or phone lines, security has always been an issue. And hiring security guards isn’t necessarily a feasible option.

Technology focus:
At the Medical Simulation Centre in McGill University in Montreal,Quebec, students and professors are doing something which has been taking off around the world — learning through the use of security cameras.

Special topic:
Trends for 2009. The SP&T News Editorial Advisory Board discusses what technologies and issues will take centre stage next year.

Company profile:
G4S Justice Services

Product focus:
Communications tools

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


Nov. 22, 2008
Underwriters Laboratories of Canada - UL University
Installation and Classification of Burglar Alarm Systems for Financial and
Commercial Premises, Safes, and Vaults: CAN/ULC-S302 workshop
Vancouver, B.C.

Nov. 25, 2008
Underwriters Laboratories of Canada - UL University
Installation and Monitoring of Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Alarm Systems:
CAN/ULC-S561 workshop
Vancouver, B.C.

Nov. 27, 2008
Underwriters Laboratories of Canada - UL University
Central and Monitoring Station Burglar Alarm Systems: CAN/ULC-S301 workshop
Vancouver, B.C.

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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