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Analogue versus IP
IP camera sales may be growing quickly, but the analogue market is still significant, says Tyco Security Products president Mark VanDover

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ObjectVideo appoints
Warren Brown president
ObjectVideo places former Tyco executive in top spot.

Lenel signs access control agreement
Mercury Security will provide access control hardware for use with the Lenel OnGuard Total Security Platform.

Diebold expands Vancouver team
Michael Hogg brings more than 15 years' experience specializing in IP video systems, integrated solutions, enterprise IP-based systems and managed access.

SecuraKey appoints new CEO
Walton starts his new role in August, following his departure as GM and EVP at INSIDE Secure.

StatsCan reports lowest crime rate since 1972
Fewer crimes were reported to police in Canada in 2011 than at any other time in the last 40 years.

VIVOTEK and Milestone collaborate in channel operations
Companies say they have worked together extensively over the first half of 2012.


Ethernet switches
Samsung iES4028FP L2 and the iBG2016 L3 Ethernet Switches provide PoE and/or non-PoE switching ports.
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2MP outdoor dome camera
OpenEye's CM-816 is a 2MP outdoor dome camera equipped with an integrated heater and fan
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Cable tester tool
The Snap Shot fault finding/cable length measurement TDR detects, locates and identifies fault conditions.
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How has the Olympics affected the perception of security?

  • Helped to highlight security's critical role
  • Shone a spotlight on some of the industry's weaknesses
  • Provided an opportunity to examine customer/provider relationships
  • Security works best when it goes unnoticed

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On deck:

Coming up in the August/September 2012 issue of SP&T News

The power of e-learning
With so many manufacturers and distributors offering online learning through webinars, YouTube videos and other distance options, integrators are spoiled by choice. We speak to some pioneers in the field to find out what works and what doesn't.

Wi-Fi and access control
Using a wireless network as part of a building's access control system means no wire pulls in order to secure locks and doors, making installation that much easier ? particularly for hard-to-reach locations. We look at the advantages of the technology, where it makes the most sense and the precautions necessary to transmit secure data wirelessly.

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:
Identity management

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
Taking Care of Business with James Brown

Calendar of Events:

Tri-Ed Mississauga: DSC Maxsys Training Aug. 4 Mississauga, Ont.

QNAP Education and Training Seminar Aug. 8 Burnaby, B.C.

Ottawa Sub-Chapter Golf Tournament Aug. 22 Hammond Golf and Country Club, Hammond, Ont.

Safe and Sound: Bosch Security and Audio Tour Sept. 5 Toronto, Ont.

Safe and Sound: Bosch Security and Audio Tour Sept. 7 London, Ont.

ASIS International Sept. 10-12 Philadelphia, Pa.

Security Canada Atlantic Sept. 12 Moncton, N.B.

Anixter Toronto Showcase Sept. 19 Toronto, Ont.

CANASA Golden Horseshoe Golf Tournament Sept. 20 Crosswinds Golf and Country Club, Burlington, Ont.

Canadian Security's Focus On Series: Health Care Security Sept. 26 Richmond Hill, Ont.

Security Canada Central Oct. 24-25 Toronto, Ont.

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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