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February 5, 2009 - Volume 5 Issue 3

Obsolete cameras a liability
Public’s awareness of security cameras is raising the bar on expectations of technology

A lack of high quality surveillance systems in public spaces is taking a toll on criminal investigations and the justice system, according to a February report from analyst firm Frost & Sullivan.

Pelco to abandon access control
Camera company to close facility

Pelco management announced to employees Jan. 30 that in consideration of the current economic situation, the company has decided to take aggressive steps in order to focus resources on supporting Pelco’s core video security business.

Ask the Expert:
What are the considerations when rolling out IP video systems to analogue environments?

To ensure a cost-effective and smooth customer rollout from analogue to network video environments, you may wish to consider five approaches.

SP&T News Poll:

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Camera has privacy features

Vicon Industries has announced the VN-856 series—three cameras which will be part of its I-ONYX line of IP cameras. The series includes colour, day/night and wide dynamic range models.

Vicon Industries Inc.

Mini-dome can multi-task

Toshiba has announced the IK-DF03A, a mini-dome camera designed for cost-effective use. It has a 350° adjustable pan, a 0° to 75° adjustable tilt, and can have a fixed lens of either 3.6, 8.0 or 12.0mm. The IK-DF03A comes in an all-metal housing for dust and moisture resistance, can be mounted on the wall or ceiling, and includes mounting screws, a mounting template and wall plugs.

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

Customize badges

Continental has introduced the Badging3000. This photo-badge-creating tool allows users to retrieve, view or modify existing badges, which can be printed with a variety of custom images, text and WYSIWYG layouts in addition to magnetic stripes, barcodes, smart chips or holographic images. It can work with either an included camera station, which uses face-finding software for consistent images, or with imported digital photos. In addition, the Badging3000 can come with a printer, camera, capture card and software.

Continental Access

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


Feb. 9, 2009
DSC Power Series training
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tri-Ed Mississauga

Feb. 9, 2009
DSC Power Series training
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tri-Ed Toronto

Feb. 10, 2009
Tatung Product Seminar, 2 - 3 p.m.
Tri-Ed Vancouver

Feb. 10, 2009
DSC Maxsys Accredited Technician Program
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tri-Ed Mississauga

Feb. 10, 2009
DSC Maxsys Accredited Technician Program
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tri-Ed Toronto

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 11, 2009
Acti Product Seminar, 10 a.m. - noon
Tri-Ed Vancouver

February 11, 2009
Napco iSee Video Seminar, 9 - 11 a.m.
Tri-Ed Mississauga

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 21-22, 2009
Security Canada East
Sheraton Laval, Laval QC

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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