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Integrators '20 under 40' 2015—Scott Ranger


Scott Ranger, 34
VP Operations, CONTAVA
Edmonton, Alberta

News Poll: Cybersecurity is becoming a physical security matter

Though, some readers say more ‘definition’ is needed

YARMOUTH, Maine—As cybersecurity becomes a common topic of conversation among physical security systems installers, Security Systems News asked its readers whether they’re concerned about cybersecurity threats and what their companies are doing to safeguard themselves and their customers.

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

Integrator, consultant and manufacturer discuss the drivers and limitations of both types of systems

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.

'20 under 40’ 2014—David Sime


David Sime, 34
VP of engineering and delivery, CONTAVA, Edmonton, Alberta

Cyber security a recurring theme at PSA-TEC

Drako: ‘Where was your DVR made? Is it connected to the Internet?’

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—The data breach that brought down Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is being used as a cautionary tale here at PSA-TEC.

Contava completes $6.1m transit project

Job showcases Contava’s IT, engineering and project-management smarts

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.