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ISC West in Review: DVTel Q&A
Yoav Stern on why you should choose DVTel

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CANASA launches accreditation program
CANASA is actively seeking volunteers for the CASC program, which will be governed by two groups: the Governing Body and the Council

SecurTek acquires customer accounts for
$2 million

SecurTek Monitoring Solutions has acquired the customer accounts of Intercept Security,
a security monitoring provider serving Alberta homes and businesses

Avigilon to offer PTZ cameras
Avigilon has expanded its H.264 technology platform with the addition of a high-definition pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera available in one
or two megapixel (MP) resolution

Mirtech hires industry veteran
Paul Ireland is the new director of sales and marketing at Mirtech


Professional monitors
The American Dynamics Performance and Professional Series of monitors offer VGA and DVI input for DVRs or PC applications View Now

Wireless cameras
Bosch Security Systems has introduced the latest additions to its Advantage Line: the Bosch NBC-265-W 720p wireless IP camera and the Bosch NBC-255-W wireless IP camera View Now

Hosted video
MAXPRO Cloud hosted video service gives customers access to their video surveillance using any device connected to the Internet View Now


What is the best source of education for the security industry?

  • Distributor programs
  • Vendor programs
  • Accreditation from industry groups/associations
  • College courses
  • Self-taught/learning on the job

Take the poll here

On deck:

Coming up in the June/July 2012 issue of SP&T News

The View from Wall Street:
Interest in the security market from external entrants, such as phone and cable companies, is increasing. Find out what people with money think about the security and alarm industry as an investment opportunity

Making the Right Choice:
When it comes to system integration these days, one of the most critical decisions security practitioners face is determining how to align security with other business systems. Do you go with a unified video management system and access control system or seek a Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solution?

Standards Update:
A look into what is new at ULC and the security and life safety services and product categories it is currently working on

Product Focus:
Fire & Life Safety

Regular Features and Columnists:
Industry News
Product Previews
Company Profile
Attrition Buster with Bob Harris
CANASA update with JF Champagne
Convergence Corner with Robert Moore, Axis Communications
Lessons Learned with Victor Harding, Harding Security
Fast Forward with Steve Bocking, Genetec

Calendar of Events:

ADI Customer Appreciation Expo May 17, 2012, Saskatoon, Sask.

Security Canada Alberta and Trilateral Conference May 23-24, 2012, Calgary, Alta.

Axis Communications Webinar - Sales & Support Programs May 24, 2012 4-4:30 p.m. EST

Axis A&E Breakfast Symposium May 24, 2012 Toronto, Ont. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Anixter Montreal Showcase May 31, 2012, Montreal, Que.

CANASA Sudbury Mini-trade Show and Conference June 7, 2012, Sudbury, Ont.

Security Canada West June 13, 2012, Vancouver, B.C.

APA 2012 Roadshow June 26, 2012, Edmonton, Alta.

CANASA Golden Horseshoe Sub-Chapter Member Breakfast Meeting: LYNX Touch and Honeywell Total Connect A "Lifestyle Choice" June 27, 2012, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

APA 2012 Roadshow June 28, 2012, 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 Neil Sutton:

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