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Why the thermal camera market is getting hotter
Technology once used just for military and critical infrastructure deployments is getting a wider audience thanks to some fundamental changes

What’s behind the open-architecture door?
by Steve Bocking
With the advent of IP communication, there are lots new players involved in access control from a manufacturer, integrator and end user perspective. These new players are stimulating lots of interesting innovations, the most important of which is the move towards open architecture.

What do I need to consider when going with federation?
by Jimmy Palatsoukas
Last month, we looked at the concept of federation within the world of security. In this second article, we will explore some of the key elements of a solution supporting federation that may affect your recommendation

March Networks announces agreement with ScanSource
The agreement, which takes effect on May 1, 2011, allows ScanSource Security reseller customers to immediately access March Networks’ IP video solutions

The 2011 Integrator of the Year microsite is now live!:

View stories and images from past winners and nominate the company you think should take the trophy in 2011.


CANASA's JF Champagne issues call to action over Toronto fire bylaw
Canadian Security Asociation will appear before the City again before the end of March

SP&T News/Anixter Canada
Integrator of the Year Award
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Genetec releases Security Center 5.0
Security Center now supports an embedded video recording and streaming engine. Additional features include an enhanced architecture that facilitates the installation and maintenance of the platform
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Bosch expands Autodome Junior HD series
The camera offers built-in Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) software to automatically process video signals and alert operators to potential security risks
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Siqura cameras use Pixim image sensors
Its Seawolf image sensor uses Pixim’s Digital Pixel System technology, which processes each pixel individually
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Coming up in the May 2011 issue of SP&T News

Installation Focus: Wireless cameras

Tech Focus: Future of Video Management Software
With more manufacturers shipping video management software on board their cameras what will be the evolution of standalone VMS systems?

Special Topic: The Greening of Security
What measures are security manufacturers taking to make themselves and their product more environmentally appealing?

Q&A: with Entrust CEO Bill Conner
Entrust is most closely associated with encryption, digital certificates and PKI security. Its client base is largely public sector, but the company is looking to grow its private sector business and make a bigger splash in the physical/logical access space by getting more of its technology on to smart cards.

Product focus: Detection systems

In every issue:
Fast Forward with Steve Bocking
CANASA update with JF Champagne
In the Trenches with Ivan Spector
Ask the Expert with Jimmy Palatsoukas, Genetec
Convergence Corner with Robert Moore
Company profile

Calendar of Events:

Tri-Ed Canada Night at ISC West (all customers welcome!) April 7, 2011 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Margaritaville, Las Vegas

Solution Seminar – Spotlight on Thermal Imaging April 12, 2011 Axis Canada Office, Mississauga, ON

APA Calgary Roadshow April 12, 2011 10:30am - 6:30pm The Blackfoot Inn Calgary

ADI Customer Appreciation Expo April 14, 2011 Regina, Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza Hotel Learn about the latest technologies and interact with today’s cutting-edge manufacturers. 905-564-321

Tri-Ed IP Video Tech Tour April 19, 2011 Learn about the OSI Model, IP Naming Structure, Network Design Best Practices and Switch Basics. Mike Leary, Network Product Specialist for Tri-Ed / Northern Video, will instruct the classes. Winnipeg, MB, 204.697.8743

Security Canada East Sheraton Laval April 19-20, 2011 Laval, Quebec

Intelligent Video Conference April 19-20, 2011 Hyatt Regency, Century Plaza Los Angeles, Calif.

Axis Partner Refresh Canadian Tour April 19-20, 2011 Radisson Hotel Vancouver, B.C.

Tri-Ed IP Video Tech Tour April 21, 2011 Learn about the OSI Model, IP Naming Structure, Network Design Best Practices and Switch Basics. Mike Leary, Network Product Specialist for Tri-Ed / Northern Video, will instruct the classes. Calgary, AB, 403.571.6980

Graybar Canada Training Seminar for ACTi IP Camera/NVR May 16, 2011 12:00pm - 5:00pm (Lunch provided) Cost: Free

International Association of Health Care Safety and Security May 22 - 25, 2011 Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

Security Canada Alberta May 25-26, 2011 Deerfoot Inn & Casino, Calgary, Alberta

Axis Partner Refresh Canadian Tour June 8, 2011 The Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, Calgary, Alta.

Check out the Calendar of Events on the SP&T News website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions. Got an event you want us to include on the website. Please send an e-mail to editor Jennifer Brown:

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