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According to reports, president and CEO of HID Global Denis Hébert has left the organization.
Hikvision has announced Frank DeFina as the new senior director, strategic sales, for Hikvision USA Inc. With over twenty years of experience in the security and technology industries, DeFina will work to further Hikvision USA's key relationships with customers and partners in North America, with a focus on the company’s strategic projects and vertical solution sales.
The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT) for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, has announced that Mark Walters, IoT industry leader and technology executive and recent Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance, is the new Vice President of Strategic Development at the ZigBee Alliance.
AlarmForce Industries Inc. has announced the appointment of Graham Badun as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Video Mount Products has named Tom Shankle sales manager, effective immediately.
Icontrol Networks has announced the appointment of two senior executives to its expanding leadership team – Letha McLaren will lead Icontrol’s product and marketing initiatives as chief marketing officer (CMO), and Corey Gates will oversee technology across all business units as chief technology officer (CTO).
Pamela J. Petrow, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vector Security, Inc., is the new President of CSAA International.
Mission 500 raised more than $120,000 at ISC West this year through their sixth annual Security 5K/2K Run/Walk and other events.
MorphoWAVE from Safran Morpho took the top honour at the Security Industry Association's 2015 New Product Showcase (NPS), winning the coveted Best New Product Award at the NPS awards ceremony at ISC West on Wednesday.
The Women’s Security Council, a network of successful professionals focused on promoting the advancement of women in the security industry, is delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 WSC Women of the Year awards. The award program lauds the top female professionals in the security market in a variety of categories.
Mission 500, a charitable organization engaging security professionals to sponsor needy children through the World Vision organization, has announced the winners of its annual Humanitarian and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards.
NICE Systems’ nominations are now open for the 2015 PSAPs’ Finest Awards, an annual recognition program for public safety communications professionals.
Protection 1 announced it has signed definitive agreements to be acquired by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC.
Numerex Corp has announced that Uplink Security and Nortek Security & Control recently completed the integration of the firmware of Uplink with the firmware of Nortek's 2GIG GC2 panel, allowing alarm dealers to easily pair the GC2 panel with Uplink's proven and reliable suite of home security services.
ISONAS Inc., IP access control system manufacturer, has announced the selection of JFC Solutions to represent them in Canada. For over 18 years, JFC Solutions has represented manufacturers such as Arecont Vision, OnSSI, IOMNIS, and Legrand and they have experienced first-hand the change in the marketplace to IP technology.
Panasonic Canada has introduced a new warranty for its core video-related security products, extending the warranty from three to five years at no cost to customers.
Honeywell has released a number of updates to its popular Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 platform to help security dealers provide a better user experience, stay competitive and drive more recurring monthly revenue (RMR).
According to a Reuters news report, Apollo Global Management Llc (APO.N) is in talks to buy ASG Security and combine it with another home security company it is acquiring, Protection 1, valuing them collectively at about $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
Suprema announced financial results for its 2014 fiscal year ended Dec 31, 2014. The company posted record high yearly revenue of $65.5 million (USD) and increase in market capital to $357 million (USD).
Razberi Technologies — a developer of network video solutions for professional video surveillance and security applications — has raised $3.5 million in capital led by Texas-based LiveOak Venture Partners and has appointed security industry veteran Ken Boyda as non-executive Chairman of the Razberi Technologies Board of Directors.
Avigilon Corporation recently announced its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. All figures are stated in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.
  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).
Anixter was there to help Habtech celebrate Anixter was there to help Habtech celebrate Integrator of the Year 2014 award Integrator of the Year 2014 award Mike Godara, Habtech, recieves his award Mike Godara, Habtech, recieves his award Anixter and Habtech with publisher Peter Young Anixter and Habtech with publisher Peter Young Sharing conversation during cocktail reception Sharing conversation during cocktail reception The Habtech team The Habtech team Networking reception Networking reception Mission 500's Canadian board members Mission 500's Canadian board members Catching up with friends and colleagues Catching up with friends and colleagues   View the embedded image gallery online at: http://www.sptnews.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&Itemid=181&lang=en&layout=latest&view=latest#sigProGalleriade8d6f0c04 Mississauga, Ont.-based Habtech received the Integrator of the Year award at a gala event in October sponsored by Anixter Canada. Colleagues and industry partners were on hand to wish them well.
ASSA ABLOY's press conference ASSA ABLOY's press conference Axis Communications' Martin Gren marks the company's 30th anniversary Axis Communications' Martin Gren marks the company's 30th anniversary The "Great Debate 2014" with Fredrik Nilsson, Axis Communications; Steve Van Till, Brivo Systems; Donald Zoufal, SDI; and Jay Hauhn, TycoIS The "Great Debate 2014" with Fredrik Nilsson, Axis Communications; Steve Van Till, Brivo Systems; Donald Zoufal, SDI; and Jay Hauhn, TycoIS Scott Lindley, president, Farpointe Data Scott Lindley, president, Farpointe Data ISC West broke attendance records in 2014 ISC West broke attendance records in 2014 Mircom's David Andersen and David Ito Mircom's David Andersen and David Ito ISC West's New Exhibitor Pavilion ISC West's New Exhibitor Pavilion RCI's Alex Grenda with the NPS award-winning 0563 1/2" Rim Strike RCI's Alex Grenda with the NPS award-winning 0563 1/2" Rim Strike Domingo Martinez, Video Insight Domingo Martinez, Video Insight Mike Scirica, WavestoreUSA Mike Scirica, WavestoreUSA   View the embedded image gallery online at: http://www.sptnews.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&Itemid=181&lang=en&layout=latest&view=latest#sigProGalleriadf831187d0 ISC West 2014 drew record crowds in 2014. Here are some highlights from the annual Las Vegas, Nev., security conference.
The security industry came together on Oct. 19 to recognize Contava, an Edmonton-based integrator, for their excellent work on a Calgary Transit CCTV upgrade project. Contava received the SP&T News Integrator of the Year 2011 award, sponsored by Anixter Canada, based on their achievements   View the embedded image gallery online at: http://www.sptnews.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&Itemid=181&lang=en&layout=latest&view=latest#sigProGalleria4da32eb544
Familiar faces from the security industry attended the annual SP&T News Integrator of the Year awards dinner. This year's winner, Rick Steele, accepted the award for Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.'s mobile access control solution.
Lots of faces from the security industry were on hand recently when Bulldog Fire & Security accepted the Security Integrator of the Year 2009 award for their work with Sleeman Breweries.

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