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CANASA prepares for CASC
Executive Director JF Champagne was in the SP&T studio to discuss the Canadian Accredited Security Contractor program

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CANASA's regional director for Quebec ready for challenges
Danielle Paquin will represent the association in the province, working with government and the Bureau de la Securite privee, as well as members

PSA Security Network appoints director of vendor management
Craig Patterson will be responsible for all contracts and coordination of the suppliers/vendors/manufacturers

Security-Net announces new hires
The integrator group, which has 50 office locations across the United States and Canada, fills several roles


Voice, data, and video tester
The VDV MapMaster tests Cat-6, Cat5e, Cat-5, Cat-4, Cat-3, and coax cables, as well as shielded cables View Now

Anti-piggybacking technology
StereoVision 2 merges two types of sensing technologies, optical and near infrared light, to monitor the compartment of a security revolving door View Now

USB desktop joystick
The RS Desktop features a three axes joystick with 12-bit resolution, delivering control for PTZ cameras 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:
Checking in with ONVIF and PSIA. How have these vendor-backed standards affected the industry and do they ultimately matter to today's integrator?

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:

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

Axis A&E Breakfast Symposium June 12, 2012, Montreal, Que.

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

Axis Partner Road Show June 13, 2012, London, Ont.

Axis Communications Academy: Fundamentals June 19-20, 2012 Vancouver, B.C.

Southwestern Sub-Chapter Golf Tournament June 21, 2012, Dorchester, Ont.

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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