Industry News

Mobotix has appointed Bill Brinker as general manager. Brinker has held senior strategic roles in both sales and sales management, and will lead the company’s growth initiatives in North America.
Paul Burke has joined Oncam as vice-president product management, Cloud and applications. He will lead product developments, focusing primarily on upcoming cloud solutions, for Oncam, a provider of 360-degree video capture and video-based analytics technology.
Frank Jiang is joining KBC Networks as president of the company’s operations in China. KBC Networks manufacturer of transmission equipment for commercial and industrial networks including CCTV, security, banking, and systems control.
Warren Strem has joined TOA Canada as regional sales manager, West Coast. TOA Canada manufactures commercial audio and intercom products, and Strem has extensive experience in the audio-visual and professional sound industry.
Vanderbilt will introduce Eric Widlitz as the company’s new vice-president of sales for North America at ISC West. In his new role, Widlitz will be responsible for the management of the North American sales team, focused on expanding the company’s reach in target markets.
Jim Cisneros has joined AMAG Technology as vice-president, technical services. He will oversee all aspects of the technical services team globally, including technical support, professional services and education/training.
The 2016 edition of ISC West attracted the largest attendance and hosted the largest number and square feet of exhibits in the long history of ISC West. The event, which was held in early April in Las Vegas, is sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA).
Mission 500, a non-profit initiative focusing on the security industry, raised more than $95,000 at its seventh annual Security 5K/2K Run/Walk and related sponsorships at this year’s ISC West.
The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) is now seeking applications for its annual scholarship program which is open to the dependents of current CANASA members.
Peter Levoy, Anixter’s vice-president of channel sales in Canada, received the 2016 Larry G. Romig award during the 2016 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
The first annual Mission 500 security industry hockey classic, held Feb. 18 in Toronto, raised more than $19,000 to benefit children in need.
On Feb. 18, the first annual Mission 500 Hockey Tournament, sponsored by SP&T News, will take place in Toronto, with security industry professionals facing off to help secure the futures of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.  The tournament will feature two games followed by an awards ceremony and banquet.
Genetec has announced a new level of secure integration with cameras from Axis Communications based on Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) as a means of hardening surveillance content against cyber-attacks and unauthorized interception.
Hanwha Techwin will soon be able to provide Veracity’s Coldstore and Trinity surveillance storage solutions through Hanwha Techwin’s normal distribution channels. The global marketing partnership was formalized in early April.
The agreement between Aimetis and Anixter adds the Aimetis suite of products, including Aimetis Symphony video management system, to Anixter’s security product line.
Genetec Inc. plans to support the Allegion Schlage® AD-Series of hardwired and wireless locks. Through this integration, the Schlage AD 300 and 400 Series can be seamlessly integrated into Genetec™ Synergis™, the IP-based access control module in Genetec Security Center.
Video surveillance solutions from Dahua Technology are now available in 103 ADI store locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
OnSSI has appointed Genesis Agency to its manufacturer representative network, saying the company will deliver extensive coverage within Canada’s security, IT and datacom industries.
Safran has reached an agreement to sell Morpho Detection, a US-based subsidiary, and other detection-related activities to Smiths Group plc for an enterprise value of US$710 million.
Joel Matlin and AlarmForce have reached a settlement in Matlin’s $11.3-million wrongful dismissal lawsuit. The details are confidential.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with respect to the acquisition of ADT by Apollo Global Management.
Two players in the global labeling industry have announced a merger. CCL Industries, a producer of specialty label and packaging solutions, has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Checkpoint Systems, which manufactures technology-driven, loss prevention, inventory management and labeling solutions, including RF and RFID-based, for the retail and apparel industry.
Revenue and EBITDA grew in 2015 for Avigilon Corp., but the company experienced declines in net income.
TOA Canada achieved impressive sales of its commercial audio and intercom products last year, making 2015 the company’s best sales year on record.
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.
Integrator of the Year winner for 2015, Paladin Security, was celebrated at an award gala in Toronto on Oct. 21. The gala, sponsored by Anixter Canada, was attended by friends, colleagues and partners from across the security industry. Paladin was chosen as the recipient of this year's award based on a perimeter protection project conducted for client BC Hydro for a site in lower mainland B.C. Ted Reid, Paladin Security Systems president, accepted the award, saying he was grateful for all the hard work and effort that went into making the award-winning project a success.     View the embedded image gallery online at: http://www.sptnews.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&Itemid=181&lang=en&layout=latest&view=latest#sigProGalleriab948926601
The Canadian Security Association hosted two Security Canada Expos in June: Security Canada Ottawa on June 3 and Security Canada West, in Richmond, B.C., on June 17. The Ottawa event was also the scene for CANASA's AGM where a new board was elected, a new president was appointed (Richard McMullen), and several board members received awards for their service to CANASA. Here are some photo highlights from those events. For more information, please check out the June/July issue of SP&T News (AGM photos are courtesy of CANASA).     View the embedded image gallery online at: http://www.sptnews.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&Itemid=181&lang=en&layout=latest&view=latest#sigProGalleriad4cc065725
  View the embedded image gallery online at: http://www.sptnews.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&Itemid=181&lang=en&layout=latest&view=latest#sigProGalleria5988d82393 CANASA's Golden Horseshoe Sub-Chapter held a breakfast meeting on Oct. 28 featuring guest speaker Stephen Donohoe, a forensic video analyst with Halton Regional Police Service's Technical Crime Unit. The topic presented by Donohoe was: Forensic Video Analysis – the Sharp End of the CCTV Business. (Photos: Scott Hammond).