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March 19, 2009 - Volume 5 Issue 6

Pelco to distribute product through Tech Data

Pelco says Tech Data will distribute its product line to IT resellers through its Physical Security Specialized Business Unit (SBU) and includes Canada. Tech Data said March 12 it will offer IT resellers access to a broad array of Pelco IP products and the expanded channel is intended to provide additional support to the increasing demand for advanced IP security systems.

Today’s security director faces yesterday’s vendor

Next-generation security chiefs are emerging as security systems merge with IT. The new breed has training, credentials, and technology know-how. Security people are also growing more finance-savvy so they can successfully make their pitches to their bosses for dwindling corporate funds. But are IT vendors changing their tunes in concert with their security customers?

Q&A with Pierre Hubert

Business Development Director-AutoVu
What is the difference between a mobile and fixed Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) application?

Vancouver-area integrator plans to prosper by thinking green

Vortechs Electronics Design Ltd., a Coquitlam, British Columbia-based security and home automation products installation service, grew and prospered, along with many of the other system integrators in B.C.'s Lower Mainland, when times were good. But economic conditions have deteriorated since then and Vortechs, like most other companies in the security business, is feeling the pinch.

SP&T News Poll:

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Exit series has style

Ingersoll Rand Security has announced that its new narrow stile Falcon 24 Series and wide stile 25 Series exit devices provide a perfect fit for and handle some of the toughest door traffic challenges possible.


GuardNVR 4.1 released

Quadrox Inc, has released GuardNVR 4.1 with new features and improvements, including visitors counting option, improved usability and one-click setup for network cameras.


Toshiba lanuches bullett cameras

Toshiba Surveillance and IP Video Products launched its new IK-7100A Series of day/night color bullet cameras, the company's first such introduction in this high-demand video surveillance category.


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

Installation focus:
Home Security 2.0
Extending traditional monitored home security by adding broadband and cellular connectivity, and the advantages of remote home monitoring and home control. Traditional home security companies are offering a host of enhanced services to their customers. Where does this put the broadband and telecommunications companies with large customer bases?

Technology focus:
SP&T News looks at the technology some gaming operations are considering to tackle the issue of problem gambling. Facial recognition software could be the answer to helping casinos spot self-declared gambling addicts.

Special topic:
Today's security director:
Do you know who you're selling systems to?

Product focus:
Fire panels

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


March 25, 2009
Incident Management from Every Angle-Featuring Perspective by PPM 2000
Toronto, Ont.
8:30 am - 12 pm

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

April 16, 2009
School of Sound Audio Communications Education Presented by Anixter and Bogen
Hilton Garden Inn 100 Traders Blvd. Mississauga, Ont.
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
RSVP to Maria Commisso 905.502.2371

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

April 21-22, 2009
Prairies 2009 Conference
Saskatoon, Sask.

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

April 27-29, 2009
2009 Canadian Technical Security Conference
Mississauga Convention Centre
Mississauga, ON

April 28-30, 2009
Axis Communications 3-day Fundamentals

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

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

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