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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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Cobra Integrated Systems named SP&T's Integrator of the Year
Win based on Cobra's installation of an IP-based security system at EPCOR Tower in Edmonton

Ingersoll Rand launches Dealer/Distributor Knowledge Center portal
Portal provides product and installation information and answers for Ingersoll Rand dealers

Tri-Ed and Bosch expand partnership
Tri-Ed/Northern Video now distributes Bosch's pro audio and intercom products

Leviton acquires Home Automation Inc.
Acquisition broadens Leviton's home automation controls offering

Delivering converged physical and logical access control solutions
by Nick Stoner
Convergence solutions enable organizations to leverage their existing credential investment


Surveillance cameras
ZyXEL cameras come in four different form factors: bullet, mini-dome, normal dome and the PTZ dome
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Wireless intercom
DoorCom wireless intercom from Ritron is designed to provide wireless communication from a loading dock or receiving door
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Component shelf
Video Mount Products' CH-001B Wall Mount Electronic Component Shelf is capable of mounting on a single stud
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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:

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.

Canadian Security's Focus On Series: School (K-12) Security Nov. 28 Richmond Hill, 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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