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The United States market has become a key focus for Ontario-based Aimetis Corp., a provider of intelligent video management software. The company plans to increase its U.S. sales team by ten people. The roles will include regional sales managers (RSM), field sales engineers (FSE), and vertical-specific business development managers (BDM).
Doug Knight has joined the technical support team of TOA Canada, a manufacturer of commercial audio and intercom products.
Anthony Chan has joined Tri-Ed as business development manager, serving British Columbia and Alberta.
Security industry veteran Tom Barnes recently joined Boon Edam as business development manager for the eastern provinces. His territory includes Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Ottawa-based Feenics continues to expand its sales force, announcing the appointment of Fadi Hajjar as director of sales for Canada. Hajjar will be charged with expanding the company’s footprint for the Keep by Feenics cloud-hosted security management platform and bringing new systems integrators into the company’s value-added reseller program.
Chris Haun has joined BCDVideo to manage the Titan Series product line. Haun is a fifteen-year veteran of Pelco by Schneider Electric. The company says Haun is an expert in quality assurance and product management, and brings a proven record of ensuring the customer has the right network backbone to negate any issues with their video management systems.
ISC West has unveiled plans for a new event, Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West, focusing on aerial drones and ground robotics for security applications. The Unmanned Security Expo will take place April 5-7, 2017, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas within the larger ISC West physical security event, sponsored by the Security Industry Association.
Security alarm company ADT has joined The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR), marking a significant shift in the direction of the electronic security industry, the association says. PPVAR is a public-private partnership comprised of electronic security stakeholders from law enforcement, the home and property insurance industries, and the security alarm industry.
The Security Industry Association has selected Fredrik Nilsson, vice-president, Americas, Axis Communications, to receive the 2016 George R. Lippert Memorial Award.
ONVIF hosted its 14th Developers’ Plugfest in early June in West London to allow testing of its standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products. With multiple testings of ONVIF-conformant products, the Developers’ Plugfest included interoperability testing for all six ONVIF profiles, including Profiles Q and A, which are both scheduled for final release in 2016, and Profile T, ONVIF’s newest profile for video that is currently in development.
IPVideo Corp., a manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and command center solutions, announced that it will be a founding technology sponsor of the Robolliance Program. Robolliance, and its associated online forum (http://www.robolliance.com), is a gateway for technology partners and industry experts in robotics, surveillance and security to advance the understanding and awareness of the growing opportunity for autonomous robotics within the security marketplace.
The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) and SP&T News will host a special seminar held the morning of Security Canada Ottawa on June 1.
ExacqVision now supports integration with Hartmann Controls Protector.net web-based access control system for faster response to critical alarms with immediate video verification.
A partnership has been announced between Axon Public Safety Canada, which specializes in digital evidence management solutions, and the Canadian Centre of Public Safety Excellence (CCPSE).
ORLANDO, Fla. — Pelco’s CEO is in the midst of transforming some of the company’s major business practices and re-targeting its efforts on key verticals.
Paxton networked access control system, Net2, now integrates with Milestone Systems. The integration allows the user to display access control events and monitor video surveillance cameras from the Milestone XProtect Smart Client.
The integration of March Networks’ Searchlight for Retail software with high-performance fixed radio frequency identification (RFID) technology from Zebra Technologies has been announced. A statement from Ottawa-based March Networks says the integrated solution enables organizations to enhance loss prevention capabilities and visually verify events to draw additional business insights.
A newly formed Johnson Controls began operations Sept. 6 following the successful completion of its merger with Tyco, marking a historic turning point for both companies.
Tyco has signed a definitive agreement to sell its security business in South Africa, which operates locally under the ADT brand, to Fidelity Security Group for approximately ZAR 1.9 billion (US$140 million).
Avigilon Corp. of Vancouver reported record revenue of US$85.7 million for the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 17 per cent over Q2 2015 revenue of US$73.0 million. The higher revenue reflects greater customer adoption in existing markets, further penetration of new target regions, sales of new products, and a pricing adjustment.
NTT Security Corp. has begun operations as a specialized security subsidiary of NTT Group, bringing together NTT’s advanced analytics technologies, threat intelligence and security experts.
Market concentration in the video surveillance industry really took hold in 2013. While there have been many acquisitions in this sector, that’s not the only factor causing market share growth among the top 15 video surveillance equipment suppliers, says Niall Jenkins, consulting manager, building technologies, IHS Markit.
FST Biometrics has announced that Avi Naor, a member of FST's board of directors, has made an investment in FST Biometrics and has been appointed chairman of the board.
TSOC has pledged support for the Alberta Fires Appeal, and will donate five per cent of all TSOC product sales at the Graybar Canada Edmonton and Calgary locations between May 16 and August 31, 2016.
Axis Communications held its third annual Axis Canada Golf Classic this week at Piper's Heath Golf Club in Milton, Ont.
Axis Communications officially opened its new Canadian office on Tuesday — a 12,000 sq.ft. Axis Experience Centre.
G4S Canada recently held an official opening for its latest Toronto office - a facility that houses its Secure Integration division. The company hosted clients and partners, including its partner for remote concierge services UCIT Online. G4S relaunched its integration business earlier this year under the Secure Integration banner, promising investments including a new fleet of vehicles and additional technical personnel. The company plans to ramp up in Ontario first, leveraging its presence in the guarding business, then expand across the country.
SP&T News visited with exhibitors and attendees at ADI Expo Toronto. The annual conference and showcase includes educational seminars and exhibitors from across the security and audio industries. The distributor will hold additional events this year in Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Montreal.     View the embedded image gallery online at: http://www.sptnews.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&Itemid=181&lang=en&layout=latest&view=latest#sigProGalleriace882e14ec    
Canadian Security magazine's Security Career Expo, held March 9 in Toronto, hosted more than 200 students who came to listen to expert speakers, mentor with respected industry professionals and meet potential employers.
Convergint Technologies invited partners to help the company celebrate the official opening of its new office location in Toronto.

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