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January 12, 2009 - Volume 5 Issue 1

Retailers brace for more crime as economy worsens
Don't look for hardened criminals; this is mom and pop shoplifting

Hard times tend to bring out more crime, particularly in the retail sector. About 84 per cent of the 52 largest and fastest-growing U.S. retailers are reporting increases in theft and amateur shoplifting, according to a December 2008 study conducted by the Arlington, Va.-based Retail Industry Leaders Association.

March Networks maps out 2009 survival strategy
CEO says Europe and Middle East will help make up for any shortfall

Even as retailers in North America are clamping down on big new capital expenditures for their security departments, the head of March Networks says he is bullish on the security market as the Ottawa-based company heads into the first quarter of this year.

Bosch appoints CCTV specialist

Bosch Security Systems Inc. this week announced the appointment of Murray Kreuzer as the Extreme CCTV Sales Specialist for Canada. Kreuzer previously served as the Senior Inside Sales Representative for the Eastern Region and North America for Extreme CCTV, having worked for the company for more than 10 years.

Anixter Canada enters distribution agreement with New Zealand's ICT

Anixter Canada, a distributor of communication products, electrical and electronic wire & cable and security products, has entered into a distribution agreement with ICT, a manufacturer of integrated electronic access control and security solutions.

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STI gives Stopper a push
STI has released the Stopper Station, a multipurpose pushbutton meant to reduce accidental activation. The button is mushroom-shaped, has a timed delay before reset ranging from two to 60 seconds and is self-contained. The housing is constructed from polycarbonate with a stainless steel backplate, and has a lifetime guarantee. The Stopper is available with or without an STI anti-vandalism cover, with a faceplate in red, yellow, white, blue or green and optional wording and languages.

Look out for SharpEye flame detectors
Spectrex Inc., has released the SharpEye 40/40 series optical flame detectors specifically for against hydrocarbon–based and water vapors combustion products types of fuel and gas fires. The series includes IR, UV, UV/IR, IR3 and Multi-spectral flame detectors, which come in several models with optional sensitivity to ethanol and other alcohol derivates.

Swann releases FamilyCam

Swann Communications announces their latest wireless security innovation intended to safeguard families, the ADW-330 FamilyCam. This wireless monitor and camera system features Swann's Advanced Digital Wireless technology that provides clear, interference-free video that can not be intercepted by others.

On deck: Coming up in the January/February issue of SP&T News

Installation focus: Retail Security
Managing in a downturn

Technology focus: Video analytics at the Central Station
We look at how Sonitrol is using video analytics for remote video monitoring and verification.

Special topic: Fire systems integration

Product focus: IP cameras

Company Profile: Security Locksmith & Design

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


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

January 15, 2009
ASIS Toronto
Urban Organized Crime and Outlaw Biker Intelligence
Woodbine Entertainment
Northern Dancer Room
5th Floor
555 Rexdale Blvd
Toronto, Ont.
Registration: 11:30 am

April 1-3, 2009
ISC West
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Las Vegas, Nev.

April 21, 2009
Security Canada East
Sheraton Laval, Laval QC

April 27-29, 2009
Critical Infrastructure Protection Workshop
Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Richmond, B.C.

April 28-30, 2009
Canadian Gaming Summit
2009 Canadian Association of
Casino Security Directors General Meeting
Caesar's Windsor
Windsor, Ont.

April 30, 2009
Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Workshop
Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Richmond, B.C.

May 21-22, 2009
Port Secure
Hilton Montreal Bonaventure
900, rue de la Gauchetière ouest

June 10, 2009
Security Canada West
River Rock Casino Resort
Richmond, B.C.

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