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CANASA sets education agenda for Security Canada Central
CANASA Executive Director JF Champagne visits the SP&T News video studio to tell us about "Education Flashes" for 2011. Also: A preview of the Innovation Zone

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Tyco buys wireless security specialist Visonic for US$100 million
Tyco International Ltd. announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Visonic Ltd. a global developer and manufacturer of electronic security systems and components, for approximately US$100 million in cash. The company says the acquisition will strengthen the wireless product and technology portfolio and market presence of the Tyco Security Products business in the intrusion security market.

IQinVision CEO steps down
IQinVision announced that long-time President and CEO, Pete DeAngelis, has stepped down from his position. Gary Sutton, a member of the company's Board of Directors, has been named interim CEO. DeAngelis will remain on the IQinVision Board of Directors.

The language of security
Several years ago, I was part of an acquisition of 1,400 monitored accounts that included a large number of Chinese-speaking accounts. The buyer knew that the base was heavily Chinese but had difficulties establishing Chinese monitoring or service for the account base.


Video Mount Products to feature small flat panel ceiling mount at ASIS 2011
Video Mount Products, a provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial and pro audio/video markets, announced it will feature the LCD-1C small flat panel ceiling mount during ASIS 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from September 19-21 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 3479.
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Elk Products announces interface
Elk Products, a manufacturer of security and control components, announced a new interface integration from the M1 Cross Platform Control to Lutron's RadioRA 2 total home control system. The ELK-M1XSLU M1 to Lutron serial interface connects directly to the RadioRA 2 main repeater and enables the M1 to control and adjust the lighting, shades and scenes of a premise.
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Honeywell and Tridium introduce Rapid Eye
Honeywell and integration software maker Tridium Inc. introduced a software tool that allows integrators and security dealers to incorporate digital video surveillance capabilities into larger building control systems.
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On deck:

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

Security Integrator of the Year: Contava

Security as a Service

Product focus: IP Video

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:

Tri-Ed Vancouver Kantech Access Control Seminar Sept. 22, 2011 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 604-257-0800

Tri-Ed Calgary Aiphone Counter Day Sept. 22, 2011 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1-800-606-1316

ADI Quebec Grand Reopening Celebration Sept. 22, 2011 Quebec City, Que. Come and see ADI's newly renovated branch and spend time with some of your favourite industry leading manufacturers. 418-682-3223

ASSA ABLOY Intelligent Openings RV Sept. 22, 2011 U of T, Toronto, Ont. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Graybar Canada Summer BBQ & Counter Day featuring Ilsco & Brady Sept. 22, 2011 7000 Kinsmen Court, Niagara Falls, Ont. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Security Industry Association - Certified Security Project Manager program Sept. 22-25, Orlando, Fla.

Key Digital Webinar Sept. 23, 2011 Register at any ADI branch for the webinar training and learn how to successfully run HDMI 1080p video signals over CAT5 cabling up to 150 feet. 1-877-234-7378

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 Neil Sutton:

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