Genesis Agency is now the manufacturer’s representative in Canada for Digital Watchdog. The company’s product line includes digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software.
According to the Canadian Security Association, Heather Terrence has stepped down from her role as the organization's executive director effective immediately, citing personal reasons for her departure.
Milestone Systems announced that Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, former vice-president business unit corporate products, will take on a new role as chief technology officer (CTO) for the provider of video management software.
Speco Technologies, a manufacturer of high definition video surveillance equipment and commercial/residential audio products, is continuing the development of SecureGuard and its accompanying applications. Joseph Niosi, an accomplished software engineer, has joined the software development team.
Chris Gokiert and Lee Matheson have joined the board of directors of AlarmForce Industries Inc. Gokiert is president of Critical Mass, a digital experience design agency, and Matheson is the co-founder of Broadview Capital Management Inc.
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).
Mission 500 raised more than US$55,000 at its second annual Security Softball Game on August 20 in East Meadow, New York. Additionally, 300 school bags were filled with school supplies by game attendees for donation to children attending Title One schools in the South Bronx – the poorest congressional district in the United States.
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 (, 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.
OnSSI continues to expand the versatility of the Ocularis 5 Video Management System (VMS) via integration with Vidsys’ Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software. The integration allows operators to respond to events more quickly and effectively while enabling more accurate and efficient post-event investigation.
FireMon has acquired FortyCloud, a field-proven cloud infrastructure security broker. The move advances FireMon’s cloud management capabilities across all major cloud platforms, providing a comprehensive view and consistent control of the complex hybrid environments enterprises must manage.
In an effort to improve cyber-threat information sharing and analysis, Johnson Controls, a global provider of integrated solutions and building controls, has signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.
A strategic partnership involving Point Blank body-worn cameras and Genetec’s Clearance evidence management application is expected to enable law enforcement organizations to efficiently capture, process and share evidence to accelerate investigations.
BCDVideo and Sentry360 are collaborating on a turnkey, multi-camera body cam solution with on-premises storage capabilities offering up to three years of video retention.
Schneider Electric has launched Connected Services, which provides building owners and operators with a complete range of tools for quicker resolution, response and support for building system challenges. Connected Services combines Schneider Electric’s expertise in building systems with data collection and analytic capabilities – collecting data every five minutes and providing automated analytics daily.
After a strong first half of 2016, the growth rate and level of activity for Axis Communications in the third quarter was slightly weaker. The company reports a net sales increase of 5 per cent in the third quarter of 2016, and an even greater increase, 9 per cent, for the January to September period.
A Toronto-based provider of identity and authentication solutions has raised $27 million in growth capital to fund the commercial rollout of a privacy-enhancing digital identity network. Teaming up with SecureKey Technologies Inc. on this initiative and participating in the funding round are: BMO Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, CIBC, Desjardins, Royal Bank of Canada and TD.
A Chinese webcam manufacturer is recalling some of its products after they were identified as a contributor to the massive Internet attack last Friday that affected Reddit, Twitter and other popular sites.
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.
Houle Electric is the recipient of this year's Integrator of the Year award, sponsored by Anixter Canada.
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:    
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.


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