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Proprietary vs. open systems: Open is preferred, but it's harder to sell

March 25, 2015Martha Entwistle

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—The debate over open systems versus proprietary systems is usually not a debate in the physical security industry. Open systems are generally thought of as better. Integrators want them, end users demand them and manufacturers are making them, right?At least that's the claim made by many manufacturers' marketing departments.And that's the reason standards bodies are working hard to make security systems components more easily compatible.In the field, the reality is different....

Ben Butchko, Butchko Inc, Chris Peckham, Contava, David Sime, Joe Grillo, Kratos/HBE, open systems, proprietary systems, TechSec 2015


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20 Under 40

'20 under 40' integrators panel

February 25, 2015Martha Entwistle

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Cybersecurity, working with IT and the rewards of working in the security industry were topics touched on during the “20 under 40” Integrators' Perspective educational session at TechSec 2015, which took place here Feb. 3-4.Four members of the “20 under 40” integrators Class of 2014 participated in the discussion: Sarah Jennings, COO, QuickPass; David Sime, VP of engineering and delivery, CONTAVA; Jim Lash, director of advanced IT installation, Diebold;...

CONTAVA. Jim Lash, David Sime, Diebold, NFC, PSIM, Quickpass, Sarah Jennings, Security Systems News, Sharon Shaw, tech systems


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'20 under 40' 2014—David Sime

October 21, 2014Martha Entwistle

David Sime, 34VP of engineering and delivery, CONTAVA, Edmonton, AlbertaWhat inspired you to get into the security industry?I wasn't inspired to get into security, I fell into it. But I became inspired quickly when I saw what it was about and where it could go. It's cool, sexy, complex technology, with many different pieces and it's all changing very fast. I came from the telecommunications industry and was the first technical resource at CONTAVA to be entirely ignorant of the technology application....

' Security Systems News, '20 under 40, Contava, David Sime


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Commercial

Cyber security a recurring theme at PSA-TEC

May 7, 2014Martha Entwistle

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—The data breach that brought down Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is being used as a cautionary tale here at PSA-TEC.While the Target breach was not related to a physical security device or system, it could have been, according to experts at PSA-TEC. The topic of what systems integrators need to know about Internet safety was discussed in at least three different educational sessions on May 6.Some video surveillance components, namely Windows/Microsoft dependent DVRs and VMSs,...

Bill Bozeman, Bosch, Chris Peckham, Contava, Dakota Security, Darnell Washington, David Sime, Dean Drako, Eagle Eye Networks, Eric Yunag


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Commercial

Contava completes $6.1m transit project

July 14, 2011Martha Entwistle

EDMONTON, Alberta—Contava is an IT-centric systems integrator that focuses on projects that combine security and information technology, so the installation of a network with multiple IP HD cameras, VMS, and large storage requirements is right up this company's alley. However, a recently completed project with the City of Calgary Transit stands out for its scale and complexity, and the fact that the project was completed with minimal impact to the LRT service and the public. The project included...

Calgary Transit, Colin Adderley, Contava, Curtis Nikel, David Sime, Genetec Omnicast, LRT


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