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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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HID to centralize U.S. operations in Austin, Tex.
Company says Canadian offices will not be affected by the establishment of the facility for now

ADT creates chief innovation officer position
Arthur Orduña will be responsible for the company's "technology vision"

Moxa Americas appoints business development manager
Joe Cook will focus on key accounts, systems integrators and VMS partners

DVTEL adds to executive ranks with two industry veterans
Dr. Ed Wassall, most recently of Samsung, and Hans Klein take on key appointments

IndigoVision expands U.S. team
Paul Smith has been appointed as senior vice-president, United States, by IndigoVision

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What has the emergence of monitoring services from cable companies meant to the security business?

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Coming up in the November/December 2012 issue of SP&T News

The surveillance side of security has long promised more information and better real-time analysis when it comes to interpreting camera data. We check in with leading vendors to gauge their product offerings and see if the "free with purchase" solutions are worth hanging on to or if third-party add-ons are still the go-to option for end users.

Licence plate recognition:
It's widely regarded as a police and parking tool, but the field of LPR has grown beyond expectations. Find out how it's being used today and how it might be used tomorrow.

Event management:
Vendors and integrators can act as a resource for security managers when it comes to safely organizing an event and setting up security protocols. A leading expert walks us through the paces.

Product Focus: Sensors

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:

Axis Communications Webinar - The World of Encoders and Decoders Oct. 26 12-1pm EST

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

BICSI Technical Education Summit Nov. 1-2 Norcross, GA

Innovation and Loss Prevention Conference and Expo Nov. 6 Vancouver, B.C.

Honeywell Technical Training: Home Solutions Nov. 6 Scarborough, Ont.

Honeywell Technical Training: Home Solutions Nov. 7 Mississauga, Ont.

BICSI Canadian Region Meeting Nov. 7 Mississauga, 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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