Sue Abu-Hakima, CEO of Amika Mobile, is being honored for her talent as an executive and innovator. She has been named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. She was also named a Top 100 by the WXN in 2015.
Nortek Security & Control announced new executive staff additions and role changes to better position itself for continued growth, deliver faster product time to market, fuel more innovation, and serve a growing customer base. The company will also be expanding its manufacturing capacity by 25 per cent.
AES Corporation, a manufacturer of long-range wireless private mesh radio alarm communication products and services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Saldamarco as the new Regional Sales Manager covering the Northeast US/Canada territory.
Biometric identification solutions provider FST Biometrics has nominated Gary Drutin as chief executive officer, replacing Major General (res.) Aharon Zeevi Farkash, who will shift his focus to the areas of innovation and strategy development.
S.M. Group International Inc. has announced personnel changes for its security division, SMi-CSP (CSP Security Consulting Inc.). Clement Belanger has been working at SMi-CSP for several months now as the technical security director. More recently, Patrick Fiorelli has joined the company as the security consulting director.
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.
The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, is adding a security requirement to its interoperability certification, requiring manufacturers to adopt “the strongest levels of IoT security in the industry”, Z-Wave Alliance says.
Teresa Gonzalez, president of United Central Control, was awarded the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA)’s highest honor, the Stanley C. Lott Memorial Award for Exemplary Service, at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Marco Island, Florida on October 26.
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.
HID Global has acquired Bluvision, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) provider in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. The acquisition transaction closed today and the company says financial terms are not being disclosed.  
ONVIF hosted its 15th ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest (ODP) November 9-11 in Taipei, Taiwan. ONVIF is a global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, so the Developers’ Plugfest included interoperability testing for five ONVIF profiles, including the newly released Profile Q and ONVIF’s video profile that is currently in development.
Genetec is aiming to grow the market for its open-architecture, unified IP security solutions in the Oceania region. The Quebec-based company has appointed Philippe Ouimette as its country manager for the Oceania region. In his new role, Ouimette will lead Genetec business growth and nurture new market opportunities, working directly with Genetec exclusive distributor, Hills Security, Fire, CCTV & IT solutions, one of Australia’s leading security technology providers.
Comtrend, a designer and manufacturer of broadband communications equipment, has joined Axis Communications’ technology partner program.
BriefCam announced the solution certification of its Syndex EP/EP+, version 4.0 and above, with Milestone Systems' XProtect video management software. This certification further strengthens the companies' long-standing partnership, ensuring that current and new customers benefit from XProtect integrated Video Synopsis solutions for enhanced security, operational management and business insights.
Under a new partnership agreement, Bosch Security Systems’ sales and marketing organization will serve and support all of Sony’s video security customers worldwide, except in Japan.
Avigilon Corp. has engaged CBRE Ltd. to market the company's nine-storey office tower located in downtown Vancouver for a sale and leaseback.
A private investment firm with an interest in Toronto’s UCIT Online Security has also made an investment in Stealth Monitoring Inc., a Dallas-based video surveillance business focused on designing, installing and providing remote video monitoring solutions to multi-family residential, commercial and industrial businesses in the United States.
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).
Johnson Controls Canada recently held an open house to showcase its newest facility, located in Richmond Hill, Ont. Staff moved into the facility earlier this year and offered a behind-the-scenes tour to industry partners and colleagues in November.
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: