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ADT finally completes spin-off
ADT Corp. returned this week to the public equity markets as an independent company

OnSSI appoints business development manager
Carlos Puche will be responsible for the Caribbean and Latin America

Convergint Technologies partners with KRG Capital Partners
Integrator hired William Blair & Co. to search for a capital partner to assist in expanding North American footprint

IMS Research: NFC will rejuvenate the access control credential market
Smart card credentials are expected to lead the next generation of credentials

Using BYOD smart phones for converged access control
By Tam Hulusi
Physical access control is among the most recent capabilities added to today's smart phones

Canadian Security Salary Survey 2012
Take the survey and let us know what you think! As a thank-you, if you take the survey, you will be entered for a draw to win a $100 Best Buy gift card.


Special report: Anixter Showcase
In a special report for SP&T News, Electrical Business magazine editor Anthony Capkun speaks to Jeff Hofstetter, Anixter's director of marketing, enterprise cabling and security solutions and Robert Cherun, CEO of UCIT Online at the Anixter Showcase in Toronto

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Home control system
The Omni LTe home control system from HAI by Leviton features an Ethernet port and may be controlled remotely
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Intrusion detection system
The Fence Intrusion Detection System from Terminus uses shock sensors to detect the vibrations caused by intrusion attempts
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HDR cameras
Bosch Security Systems DINION and FLEXIDOME HDR cameras provide image quality in both bright and dark environments
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What has the emergence of monitoring services from cable companies meant to the security business?

  • Hasn't had much of an impact
  • Much greater impact than expected
  • Still too early to tell
  • The industry benefits from their participation

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On deck:

Coming up in the October 2012 issue of SP&T News

Integrator of the Year: Cobra Integrated Systems
Cobra Integrated Systems Ltd. has been named as Security Integrator of the Year 2012, sponsored by Anixter Canada, by the SP&T News editorial advisory board. Cobra, based in Vancouver, won the award based on the installation of an IP-based security system at EPCOR Tower, a 28-floor office tower in Edmonton. The project included an IP access control system for 450 doors and an IP video system comprised of 350 cameras, as well as IP intercoms and fire monitoring.

False alarms:
The issue of false alarms is one that has haunted the security industry — heavy fines levied by municipalities on private home owners have resulted in finger-pointing and an ongoing search for solutions in order to reduce the rate of false alarms and deal with those that occur. Industry stakeholders provide their perspectives and comment on the current state of affairs.

Visitor management systems:
Many security dealers and integrators overlook visitor management. It doesn't often carry the high system sales cost of access control or CCTV systems. But a modern visitor management system can add substantial value in improved security and operational efficiency and provide another service that installers can offer their clients.

Product Focus: IP video

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:

Fluidmesh Networks Global Partner Conference Oct. 10-12 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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

iTech Infrastructure Technology Summit Oct. 25 Vancouver, B.C.

ISC East Oct. 30-31 New York, NY

SecureTech Oct. 30-31 Ottawa, Ont.

Tri-ed Montreal Customer Appreciation Day Nov. 1 Montreal, Que.

Securing New Ground Nov. 1-2 New York, NY

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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