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Security Director of the Year: Future focused
Don MacAlister has spent 33 years in the security industry designing programs to protect public spaces — from corrections, to universities and hospitals with the largest amount of time spent in the health-care field. But it’s the future of the industry he finds himself spending a lot more time thinking about.

Airport screeners 2.0
by Jennifer Brown
CATSA's tough but fair approach to dealing with its contractors

CSIS boosts numbers, looks to have greater say in industry
by Jennifer Brown
The president of the Canadian Society for Industrial Security says the society is overcoming past struggles and growing membership

Saving lives and reducing shrink: Toronto Chapter of ASIS recognizes security practitioners
ASIS Toronto held its 13th annual Law Enforcement and Security Practitioner awards dinner Sept. 23 handing out four awards honouring excellence in private security

Innovation Zone coming to Security Canada Central
The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) is partnering with Canadian Security magazine and SP&T News to produce The Innovation Zone — an exciting new attraction at Security Canada Central (SCC) this fall Oct. 20-21 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

This Week in Canadian Security:

Condo culture
A conversation with G4S and Toronto area condo property managers about technology vs. guards and what makes tenants feel safe



Falcon appliance combines VMS with storage
Ideal for surveillance environments where several VMS are implemented or multiple edge recorders are needed in one system
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Honeywell releases HDT Series PTZ dome
The PTZ dome is a low profile unit suited to areas where a larger dome is impractical.
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RoxProx built to withstand harsh environments
RoxProx reads HID 125kHz proximity cards and fobs (up to 91 bits) with up to 2 inch read range
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Coming Up: Canadian Security November 2010

Security Director of the Year Don MacAlister

Université Laval goes beyond code: The old fire alarm systems were an aging conglomeration of different makes and models. Moving forward, the university sought bids for a standardized system from a single supplier for a true proprietary fire alarm solution.

World Watch: What's happening around the world in security

In every issue:
CCTV & The Law with Elliott Goldstein
From the top: By Glen Kitteringham
Book Review

Calendar of Events:

Anixter Bosch Breakfast Club Leaders in PoE Sept. 29, 2010 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Anixter Canada Inc. Training Room 200 Foster Crescent Mississauga, ON RSVP to: Maria Commisso 905-502-2371

Anixter Showcase Sept. 30, 2010 Marriott River Cree Casino Resort Edmonton, Alta.

Graybar Canada Oct. 4, 2010 IP-Based Physical Security Road Show St. John's, NL

Graybar Canada Oct. 6, 2010 IP-Based Physical Security Road Show - Fredericton, NB Fredericton Inn - 1315 Regent Street, Fredericton, NB

Graybar Canada Oct. 8, 2010 IP-Based Physical Security Road Show - Dartmouth, NS Graybar Canada - 260 Brownlow Avenue, Dartmouth, NS

ASIS International Oct. 12-15, 2010 Dallas, Texas

Security Canada Central Oct. 20-21, 2010 Toronto Congress Centre Toronto, ON

Managing Your Physical Security Program Nov. 17 to 19, 2010 Edmonton and Northern Alberta Chapter ASIS West Edmonton Mall, Fantasyland Hotel

ASIS International Nov.18, 2010 Toronto Chapter 3rd Annual Security Summit Parking Facilities Security Cost $100 for security association members, $150 for non-members Ryerson University Toronto, Ont. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. AGM and Chapter elections to follow at 1 p.m.

Human Security and Transnational Crime Feb. 21-23, 2011 1st Annual Conference Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, B.C.

Check out the Calendar of Events on the Canadian Security website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.

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