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Schneider denies takeover talks with Tyco
Amid heavy speculation and quotes from "insiders" that a deal may be on the table, Schneider says there are no discussions

Interactive home control system from ADT rolling out in May
ADT says it will beat Rogers to the punch with home offering the company describes as a 'lifestyle tool'

Is price or paranoia driving home security?
Despite reductions in crime and break-ins, the market continues to grow. DIY products growing in popularity

Orca Security has profitable niche in Greater Vancouver
Provides security and other low-voltage systems to residential market


ADT reveals Pulse home automation details for Canadian launch
ADT chief marketing officer Don Boerema talks to SP&T at ISC West

Samsung plunges into Canadian market with new hire
Canadian director of sales and marketing Antoinette Modica talks strategy at ISC West

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Dedicated Micros expands closed IPTV range
EcoSense NVR contains a built-in Dedicated Micros Layer 3 enhanced CCTV switch which provides safe and secure plug and play IP camera connection and recording, without any prior IP knowledge
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IndigoVision goes ONVIF-compliant with SMS 4
SMS 4 consists of ‘Control Center’ 4.2 Video Management Software and updates to the company’s range of Network Video Recorders (NVRs)
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Aimetis launches first hardware product
Aimetis E3200, an all-in-one appliance, combines video analytics, video management and business intelligence into one device
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On deck:

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:

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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