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The Bosch Security and Audio
Tour hits Las Vegas
[Sponsored by Bosch] Bosch demonstrated its range of products at ISC West 2011 in a massive 53-foot truck. The truck showcased products such as HD Video, Intrusion, Access Control and Fire Detection

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Honeywell and 2GIG Technologies settle patent infringement lawsuit
The two companies today announced the settlement of a lawsuit involving the alleged infringement of a Honeywell patent related to the design of security system panels, known as the “148 Patent.”

Is it really prime time for home automation?
By JF Champagne
It has been almost 10 years since I set to install in my home what would become a comprehensive home automation system. It integrated a home security system with lighting control, thermostat control and cameras which could be controlled using multiple keypads, keyfobs, smart light switches, remote telephone access, PC controls and even web browser based access.

Managing cutting-edge recording devices
By Steve Bocking
It seems there are always new things to talk about in the security industry, especially in the video surveillance segment. With all the different established and emerging manufacturers, there is always developing technology being released

Placing a value on quality
By James Brown
In the second half of the 20th century, W. Edwards Deming popularized the notion that quality was a virtue in the manufacturing world. His works are credited with the establishment of the Total Quality Management movement. These efforts validate this quote “…quality is not an act, it is a habit…”

Time to nominate a security integrator you trust
The deadline for Security Integrator of the Year nominations is fast approaching. If you know of a project that's worthy of recognition, we want to hear about it. Click on the nomination form and let us know. Don't hesitate. We're closing nominations on
June 30th.
Click here to access the nomination form


Beam smoke detector
Fire Fighting Enterprises Ltd. (FFE), will exhibiting at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference and Expo, June 12 through 15, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (Boston, Mass.).
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Security Center 5.0 supports Bosch G Series control panels
Genetec, has announced that Security Center 5.0, the latest version of their unified security platform, now supports Bosch G Series Control Panels for intrusion detection. With the aim of expanding the unification capabilities of the platform, Security Center 5.0 was released with native support of third-party intrusion panels; Bosch’s GV2 and GV3 models are among the first systems supported.
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Bosch launches live chat for technical support
Support Chat, a new tool that allows customers to contact the Bosch technical support team using online chat was launched this week. With a computer or smart phone, customers can now reach a Bosch technical support specialist via chat for fast access to information.
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On deck:

Coming up in the June 2011 issue of SP&T News

Installation Focus: Casinos

Tech Focus: Access Control

Q&A: with Bob Lafrance of Rutherford Controls

Company profile: Fontaine Electric of Winnipeg
The company has been in business close to 100 years. The owners talk about how they have evolved the business over the years to stay successful

Product focus: Sensors

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, Axis Communications

Calendar of Events:

Graybar Canada presents Keyscan All Access Training June 3, 2011 9:30am - 12:00pm Graybar Canada, 2750 John Street, Markham, ON

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

Graybar Canada presents a free Commscope Education & Training Seminar June 9, 2011 9:00am - 12:00pm 1730 Bantree St, Unit 2, Ottawa, ON

ADI Customer Appreciation Expo June 9, 2011 Halifax, Nova Scotia Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview Learn about the latest technologies and interact with today’s cutting-edge manufacturers. 902-468-9782

Primespec Vendor Showcase June 9, 2011 8:30am – 5:00pm Whistle Bear Golf Club, Cambridge, Ont.

Tri-Ed Boat Cruise June 14, 2011 Vancouver, B.C. For details, call: 604-257-0800

Security Canada West June 15, 2011 River Rock Casino Resort Richmond, British Columbia

Anixter Showcase June 22, 2011 Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver, B.C.

ADI Customer Appreciation Expo June 22, 2011 Winnipeg, Manitobia Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport Learn about the latest technologies and interact with today’s cutting-edge manufacturers. 204-633-3301

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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