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January 21, 2009 - Volume 5 Issue 2

March Networks announces salary roll-back, layoffs
CEO says Europe and Middle East will help make up for any shortfall

March Networks is cutting the company’s global workforce by seven per cent and reducing the salaries of all North American executives and staff by six per cent salary as it tries to fortify itself for the continued downturn.

Pelco teams with Cisco on video over wireless mesh
Camera company looking to engage CIOS and IT managers

Cisco is teaming up with Pelco to provide the mesh infrastructure behind IP video security – for everything from city surveillance to the protection of campus environments. The companies sday this will create new opportunities for security dealers and IT resellers alike.

Fire integration 101
Security industry still lacks awareness of fire alarm regulations

When it comes to integrating fire alarms with security systems, there’s still a lot of confusion about what to do, how to do it and who should be doing it. And while rules and regulations exist, there’s still a lack of awareness, which leads to problems with false alarms or – even worse – doors not releasing on alarm.

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Programmable locking system
Videx has released the CyberLock electronic lock system, which is intended to provide schools with an easy means of key control. The system works with preexisting hardware and uses electronic cylinders and keys which can be programmed to allow access to specific locks at specific times. If keys are lost, they can be removed from the system. CyberLock also includes an audit system, which allows traffic tracking.

Never forget your keys again
Weiser has released the SmartCode lock, a numerical lock for residential applications. The lock can be easily rekeyed by the end user, can store several numbers and has an optional automatic locking feature. It also has a lighted keypad, and is available in satin nickel, Venetian bronze or polished brass finishes.

Lock can integrate with existing hardware
RCI has announced the DE8310 delayed egress electromagnetic lock, which helps with safety, loss prevention and traffic control. The lock has a pressure-detecting sensor, can integrate with preexisting door hardware and uses a red and green light panel to indicate status. It is also available with CCTV monitoring and voice options.

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

Installation focus:

Technology focus:
Access control

Special topic:

Product focus:
Locks and door controls

Company Profile:

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


February 10-12, 2009
Axis Communications 3-day Fundamentals

February 11, 2009
PowerDsine Breakfast Club...Leaders in PoE
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Anixter Canada
200 Foster Crescent
Mississauga, ON

February 19, 2009
Security Open House
8:30 a.m to 4 p.m
Graybar Canada
2-1730 Bantree Road
Ottawa, ON
(613) 688-0124

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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