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Avigilon Corp. is expanding outreach efforts in communications and investor relations with the appointment of Darren Seed as vice-president, capital markets and communications. Seed's primary responsibilities are to build and maintain strategic relationships with the investment community and to expand Avigilon's institutional shareholder base.
Keith Fulmer, president and owner of Video Mount Products, is celebrating his 20th anniversary with the company, which provides mounting solutions for the A/V, communications and security markets.
PSA Security Network recently presented its vendor and customer service awards for 2016. Highest honors, the Superstar Award, was presented this year to Altronix and Windy City Wire.
The Thread Group has expanded its presence across the connected device industry, by bolstering its board of directors and membership, deepening collaborative efforts, and appointing a new president.
Aiphone Corp. is opening of an East Coast office in Cherry Hill, N.J., to better serve a growing U.S. market area.
The Mircom Group of Companies has announced that, Eduardo Eguiluz, business development (Mexico), has been appointed president of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Mexico chapter.
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.
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.
Chubb has teamed up with ADT Security Services to provide ADT's specialized home protection services to Chubb's high-net-worth personal insurance customers in the United States.
Hikvision has expanded its capabilities with the acquisition of Pyronix, a UK-based manufacturer focusing on intrusion alarm systems.
Thirty-eight new members have joined The ZigBee Alliance since the beginning of 2016. The alliance is a group of companies focused on creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things.
The new Johnson Controls, formed from the merger of Johnson and Tyco International, is on track to complete the merger in October and will be able to cut $1 billion in costs in the years ahead, executives said at an industry conference in Florida.
With an aging population, an opportunity exists in the smart home market for passive monitoring of habits and patterns of older people living independently, according to Blake Kozak, principal analyst, IHS Technology.
Tyco Security Products has acquired the assets of Innometriks and 2DogsStudios, developers of high assurance readers, software and mobile solutions for FIPS-201 (federal information processing standard) smart card credentials.
The continuing increase in computer hacking is leading to a rise in the use of managed security services in North America. As the corporate world and governments address these new and ongoing threats, managed security services in North America are forecast to grow at a 10.9 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from US$16 billion in 2015 to US$26.9 billion in 2020, according to market analytics firm IHS Inc.
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.
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.
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

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