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March 31, 2009 - Volume 5 Issue 7

Developer to sell "security smart" homes
A Toronto developer has opened sales offices at Mountain Trails in Collingwood, touting the development as the first smart neighbourhood in Canada where every townhome will include automated technology.

Quebec firm develops secure luggage tags
Next time you rip a baggage label off your suitcase, think about how easily it came apart. A Quebec-based company has developed a new product they think will make that label a little more secure.

Selling a business in slow times
Selling a business can be a time consuming, gruelling process during the best of times. Throw a financial credit crunch and global economic crisis into the equation and it's not a surprise that most security business owners are opting to delay putting up the 'for sale' sign for at least a few more years.

Casino considers facial recognition to spot problem gamblers
The OLG is testiing biometric technology to augment a "self-exclusion program" for self-confessed gambling addicts.

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MN2000T features new vapour suction device

Scent Detection Technologies, a provider of trace detection systems for the homeland security, civil aviation, police, law enforcement and defence markets, recently announced its next generation system, the MN2000 Series - a light and portable yet ruggedized dual-mode explosives and narcotics trace and vapour detection system.
Scent Detection Technologies

Electromagnetic locks designed for high-security applications

Continental Access is a vendor of electromagnetic locking products that are manufactured with holding forces from 600 to 1200 lbs. The locks, used in correctional facilities, government institutions, airports, schools and office buildings, offer end-users high-security fail-safe design, the company says. Users can achieve NFPA/BOCA compliancy by adding push bars and exit buttons to the electromagnetic locks.
Continental Access

Equipment rack helps address low-voltage installation issues

Video Mount Products’ ER-148 equipment rack addresses a range of space, thermal and cable management issues by providing easy-to-assemble, vented, functional and compatible racks, shelves, brackets, mounts and accessories to meet the challenges posed by component-laden home theatre and other low voltage installations. The ER-148 19-inch Headend Equipment Rack features a rail height of 48 inches, EIA compliance, 27 rack spaces, standard 10-32 threading, 32 rack screws, steel construction and a black static-resistant powder-coat finish. MSRP is $169.95.
Video Mount Products

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


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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