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Small independents may benefit from Tyco purchase of Broadview
Tyco International Inc. announced this week its acquisition of Irving, Tex.-based Broadview Security for about US$2 billion, but one Canadian competitor believes the deal will eliminate a major competitor and create more opportunities for smaller security providers.

Dedicated Micros closes Canadian office
UK-based security products company Dedicated Micros Canada has closed its Canadian headquarters and Carlo Di Panfilo, Dedicated Micros’ vice-president in Canada, has left the company.

Special report: Transition to IP video has kept security market strong
If the phrase “cautiously optimistic” had a face, it might look like Alastair Hayfield.Hayfield, video surveillance and CGA Group research manager for U.K.-based IMS Research, isn’t predicting great things for 2010 “but certainly towards the latter half — it will be a better year than 2009. more...

Hybrid: not just for cars
Pretty much everyone in the security industry can agree that the definition of a ‘hybrid’ is a DVR that can simultaneous record analogue and IP cameras. more...

Viion Systems' futuristic solution solves everyday problems
Viion Systems' facial recognition software could easily belong in a 1960s sci-fi film – or a Bond adventure, for that matter. There's definitely something cool about computers that can physically distinguish between authorized and unauthorized users, rather than relying on easy-to-guess passwords more...

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Axis launches thermal
network cameras
Axis Communications has announced the launch of its AXIS Q1910 and Q1910-E Thermal Network Cameras.
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Bosch launches all-in-one
surveillance for small

Bosch Security Systems, Inc. has released an addition to its IP Camera 200 Series – the NBC-225-P. The new IP camera has an integrated 4.9 mm fixed lens and is ready-to-use straight from the box, making it ideal for monitoring retail shops, restaurants, daycare centers and small offices
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C•CURE 9000 SiteServer
web-based network device

Software House, a Tyco International company, has announced C•CURE 9000 SiteServer, a compact, network device that provides a full-featured, low-cost access control solution for small applications, such as K-12 schools, satellite offices, and retail stores.
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On deck:
Coming up in the Feb/March 2010 issue of SP&T News

Minding your business:
How alarm dealers can leverage new technologies to boost recurring monthly reveue

Installation Focus:
Residential Security
Osgoode Properties installs Brivo for access control

Technology Focus
Standards: ONVIF vs. PSIA

Product focus:
Door hardware

In every issue:
Ask the Expert
In the Trenches
Fast Forward
CANASA update
In the Trenches

Calendar of Events:
Axis Communications - Webinar — New Product Introduction: AXIS P7701 Video Decoder Jan. 25, 2010 12-1pm EST

Axis Communications - Webinar – Sales and Support Programs Jan. 28, 2010 4-4:30pm EST

Axis Communications - Webinar – Securing Your Network Video Jan. 29, 2010 12-1pm EST

Pelco/IP Megapixel Cameras and Basic Networking Feb. 2, 2010 - Anixter Toronto,200 Foster Crescent,Mississauga, ON Training Rooms A&B 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presented by J.R. Correa, Technical Trainer, Pelco (Laptop computer required) Refreshments will be served RSVP to Maria Commissio 905.502.2371

Axis Communications - Webinar – Sales and Support Programs Feb. 4, 2010 4-4:30pm EST

Axis Communications - Webinar – Axis Communications Product Introduction Feb. 5, 2010 12-1pm EST

ISC West March 23 to 25, 2010 Sands Expo and Convention Centre Las Vegas, NV

Security Canada East April 20-21, 2010 Laval, Que.

Security Canada Alberta - Trilateral Security Conference May 12-13, 2010 Deerfoot Inn and Casino Calgary, Alta

Security Canada West June 16, 2010 Richmond, B.C.

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