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ISC West in Review: Software House
Warren Brown on Software House's VT Integration

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Saskatoon integrator recognized by chamber of commerce
Reed Security recently won two Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce SABEX Awards: Small Business of the Year and Customer Service.

Stanley Security appoints new president
Marty Schnurr has been named president of Stanley CSS North America, taking over from Tony Byerly, who had served in the role since 2009.

IMS report: many systems integrators
prefer IT distributors

According to a new report from IMS Research, almost 40 per cent of North American security systems integrators would prefer to deal with IT distributors when purchasing their IP-based video surveillance products.

Axis claims global top spot for surveillance cameras
Axis Communications claims it now occupies the No. 1 global manufacturer position for all surveillance cameras — including IP-based and analogue providers — based on industry research.


Mobile app - remote viewing
Version 2.0 of Samsung's iPOLiS Mobile is optimized for Android and iPhone smartphones and offers enhanced live and playback options. View Now

Musical wireless doorbell
STI's Wireless Chime (STI-32500) is a musical wireless doorbell chime that offers an operating range of up to 250 feet between transmitter and receiver. View Now

Video entry kit
The Longix LE-VIM44MK Video Entry Kit includes an indoor monitor (LE-VIM44), outdoor station (LE-VOS4M) and cUL power supply (LE-VIM44PS). 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

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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:

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.

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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