SmartFile has brought on Tyler Snetselaar as the director of strategic alliances and channel partnerships to lead the expansion of SmartFile's channel partner program to systems integrators, value-added resellers and managed service providers. The company says this expansion will give channel partners the ability to reach other areas in the organization and diversify offerings.
Paul Baratta has joined Axis Communications as the business development manager for healthcare to further develop the company’s growing portfolio in the segment. Baratta has more than 33 years of experience in law enforcement, security, emergency preparedness and healthcare and security sales.
Allegion Canada announced that Claude Simard will assume the role of National Business Development Manager, Security Channel. According to the company, Simard's focus will be on driving Allegion’s electronics products growth in Canada in the electronics channel segments through tactical program and sales execution as he leads and continues to develop strong relationships with national accounts.
Symetrica Inc. announces the appointment of Kimberly A. Prono as Director of Sales and Business Development to support increasing demand from government agencies and commercial partners for its radiation detection technology. 
Eric Fullerton has resigned his position as CEO of Vicon Industries effective August 5, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission document. The document also indicates that the company's board of directors has appointed John Badke as interim CEO. Badke serves the company as senior vice-president, finance and CFO and will continue to hold those positions while he assumes his new role. The news of the executive appointment was also confirmed by a Vicon spokesperson via email.
Core Brands has appointed quality assurance expert Sally Rosencutter to the position of quality director, reporting directly to Core Brands’ vice-president operations, Kevin Amiri.
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.
The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) and SP&T News will host a special seminar held the morning of Security Canada Ottawa on June 1.
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.
Digi Security Systems has partnered with March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, to offer customers more cutting-edge electronic security products tailored specifically to the retail and banking markets.
Open Options has announced an integration with Allegion’s Schlage NDE series wireless locks with Engage technology.
FLIR Security is now a certified member of AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Preferred Partner Program, allowing FLIR’s Latitude Video Management System to integrate with AMAG’s latest Symmetry V8 Access Control System. AMAG Technology and FLIR cooperatively tested and certified this integration.
The strategic partnership between Bosch Security Systems and OnSSI has resulted in new integration capabilities with the Ocularis IP video surveillance and security platform. Ocularis 5.2 now supports client-side dewarping of streams from the Bosch FLEXIDOME IP panoramic camera family.
Arteco, a global provider of event-driven intelligent video management solutions, announced the integration of Arteco’s suite of video event management software (VEMS) with Contact-ID, an alarm protocol for intrusion, fire and building automation alarm systems. 
Since the first surveillance cameras began appearing on big box shelves, some consumers made it clear they liked putting their own systems together.The DIY trend certainly seemed to have carved out its own track, separate from the professional security market.
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:    
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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