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Mircom at Security Canada Central
Mircom's David Ito discusses the company's latest touchscreen technology


WaveStoreUSA partners with BTI in Canada
Based in Edmonton, BTI will supply technical, training and consultation support across country

Hikvision upgrades Mac's surveillance
Beginning in 2007, Mac's transitioned from analogue surveillance to a digital platform

Aimetis announces new vice-president, global sales
David Almasi brings more than 20 years of experience to the role

OPINION: Embracing and leading change in the access control infrastructure
Organizations often prefer to delay change, but it should be seen as an opportunity for proactive improvement

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Wide angle IP cameras
Toshiba adds two full HDTV (1080p) mini-dome IP cameras featuring 110° horizontal viewing angles to its line
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Security screwdriver kit
Platinum Tools' 22-in-1 kit is designed specifically for security professionals
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Video intercom substation
TOA Canada has released its first substation that provides video and audio together
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What impact will the Google purchase of thermostat and smoke detector maker Nest have on the home security market?

  • Will benefit everyone by bolstering public interest in home automation
  • Signals a shift towards technology/online service companies taking a larger piece of the market
  • Traditional security companies will need to innovate faster to keep up
  • Still too early to tell

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Calendar of Events:

Digital Watchdog: DW Spectrum IPVMS Certification March 10 Mississauga, Ont.

Focus on Financial Security March 27 Richmond Hill, Ont.

APA Ottawa Roadshow 2014 March 18 Ottawa, Ont.

APA Montreal Roadshow 2014 March 20 Montreal, Que.

ISC West April 1-4 Las Vegas, Nev.

Security Canada East April 23 Laval, Que.

BICSI Canadian Conference & Exhibition April 27-30 Vancouver, B.C.

Security Canada Alberta May 8 Calgary, Alta.

Anixter Showcase May 29 Montreal, Que.

Security Canada Ottawa June 4 Ottawa, Ont.

Focus on Retail Security June 19 Richmond Hill, Ont.

Security Canada West June 25 Richmond, B.C.

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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