News: January

Award Winning CANASA presented the 2004 President's Award to Peter Garnham, owner of PG Security Associates in Brampton, Ontario, at its Security Canada International Conference and Exposition recently. CANASA also named the winners of its "Dealer's...


Award Winning
CANASA presented the 2004 President's Award to Peter Garnham, owner of PG Security Associates in Brampton, Ontario, at its Security Canada International Conference and Exposition recently. CANASA also named the winners of its "Dealer's Choice Awards" at the Expo. They are: CCTV'i3 DVR International; Specialty'i3 DVR International; and, Home Automation'Chamberlain Group.

Motor Vehicle Commission Opts for CCTV System
Security Services & Technology (SST), a division of First Service Corporation with headquarters in Valley Forge, PA, has been awarded a security project by the state of NJ in the approximate amount of $2.5 M. Led by CEO Frank Brewer, SST will be providing a state-of-the-art video system for the New Jersey Motor vehicle commission. The project includes 45 MVC agency offices throughout the state.

Understanding the goals and parameters of the project, SST partnered with March Networks and Panasonic to deliver the right mix of technology. Panasonic is providing the cameras, and March Networks is supplying the digital recording solution. Stored and live video images will be made available instantaneously to the MVC and law enforcement.

Shanghai Success
The second PRACTICAL WORLD ASIA held in Shanghai this past October was a resounding success. The event attracted around 35,000 trade visitors from 75 countries, approximately 4200 from abroad. This represents about a 40 percent increase over last year.

For more information, visit www.practicalworld-asia.com.

Access Technologies International (ATI) is expanding its operations to include a new warehouse facility in the downtown area of Milwaukee, WI. The company is also adding three new positions to their staff to keep up with growth.

Gail Freitag, with 16 years of security industry experience, will be responsible for overseeing training, vendor relations, and customer service as Customer Care Manager. (gfreitag@atiaccess.com). Naida Arvelo will be responsible for Latin American sales in her new position as International Sales Executive (narvelo@atiaccess.com). Greg Patyk, whose inside sales team was the leading profit center for five years at his previous position within the access control market, will be heading the inside sales force as Sales Manager and will focus on building the national and regional markets within the United States (gpatyk@atiaccess.com).

Leading the Way into a New Era
Integral Technologies names Matthew M. Kushner its new President and CEO. Kushner is charged with leading Integral Technologies into a new era of providing comprehensive security solutions to the worldwide security markets. With the recent joining with Schneider Electric, Integral is now focused as Schneider's core security company and will lead the company by providing a complete line of digital video management systems, electronic access control products and seamlessly integrated security solutions. A 17-year veteran of the security industry, Kushner served, for the past year, as Vice President of Sales for Integral Technologies.

No Child Left Behind
Pelco presented a whopping 141,934 Toys for Tots to the U.S. Marine Corps during a ceremony in December at its Clovis, CA, headquarters. For the past four years, Pelco's donations'averaging over 115,000 toys each year'have been acclaimed by Toys for Tots National CEO, Lt. General Matthew Cooper (ret.), as being the largest made in the country and some of the largest ever in the program's fifty-year history. This donation alone enabled the Marines to meet their local area goal'ensuring that every identified needy child would receive at least one gift during the holidays. On behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Rosser O. Baker Jr. accepted the donation from Pelco.

Pelco President and CEO David L. McDonald states, "This is a year-round remarkable effort by hundreds of dedicated Pelco people. We believe that the children in our society are truly the innocent ones. And no matter their unfortunate circumstances, we cannot leave them behind." The company matches one-for-one the number of toys donated by employees.

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