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Integrator of the Year 2012:
Cobra Integrated Systems

Scott Knutsen, principal and director of sales and engineering, talks about Cobra's award-winning integration project for Edmonton's EPCOR Tower

More video: Crosscheck Networks on the Forum Sentry XML Gateway Solution

Avigilon No. 1 in Deloitte Fast 50
The Vancouver-based company ranked first with an annual growth rate of 29,917 per cent

Tyco hires new sales manager for Ontario
Tim Grose has joined Tyco Integrated Security (formerly ADT Business Solutions)

Linear beefs up engineering, development and sales
Company hires six new employees and promotes a vice-president as part of its Specialty Business Units plan

Speco launches audio design service
Users can submit a job online in less than five minutes, according to the company

ObjectVideo signs licence agreement with Pelco
Lawsuit alleging patent infringement now settled as a result of the agreement

Hikvision joins Lenel's alliance program
Company's IP cameras can now integrate Lenel's OnGuard access control


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Innovative Security Designs' JMS-AF-1080P and JMS-CS-1080P deliver full 1080P HD resolution
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Cooper Notification's Wheelock Series EH speakers produce high-fidelity sound output
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Smartphone support app
March Networks GURU smartphone application is an interactive, technical support tool
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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 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:

Tri-Ed Halifax: DSC, Kantech & American Dynamics Integration Seminar Nov. 15 Halifax, N.S.

Tri-Ed Halifax: Kantech 101 Training Nov. 19 Halifax, N.S.

Tri-Ed Halifax: Kantech Corporate Certification Training Nov. 20 Halifax, N.S.

BICSI Canadian Region Meeting Nov. 22 Ottawa, Ont.

Tri-Ed Halifax: DSC New Communications Training Nov. 22 Halifax, N.S.

Axis Communications Webinar - Sales & Support Programs Nov. 26 4:00-4:30pm EST

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

Tri-Ed Halifax: CNB Technology Counter Day Nov. 28 Halifax, N.S.

Tri-Ed Halifax: Potter Certification Training Seminar Nov. 28 Halifax, N.S.

ISC East Nov. 28-29 New York, N.Y.

ADI Customer Appreciation Expo Dec. 4 Montreal, Que.

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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