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Feenics, a provider of cloud-hosted access control and security management solutions based in Ottawa, Ont., has appointed Paul Cohn as western regional business development manager.  
AMAG Technology, a G4S company, has announced Kurt Takahashi, senior vice-president of sales, has been promoted to president.
Pivot3, a provider of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions for the modern datacenter, has hired Grant Aitken and Ian Clarke to expand Pivot3’s products in the Canadian marketplace.
TOA Canada Corporation, manufacturer of commercial audio and intercom products, has appointed Mitsuhiro Omura as president and CEO.
Robert Mitchell is now IC Realtime’s director of government practice and law enforcement division.  In this newly-created division and role, the company says Mitchell will work on further developing direct government relationships within the homeland security, battlefield interoperability and intelligence gathering sectors.  
Milestone Systems, an open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), is ushering in a team of new employees in the Americas.
The annual Security Industry Hockey Classic for Mission 500 is back! Mark Feb. 16 down in your calendars now!
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.
Veracity, a provider of intelligent solutions that solve IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display, has announced the full acquisition of icomply (I-Comply Ltd), a U.K. software provider of integrated command and control security solutions.  The agreement includes all operational staff, software, intellectual property, ongoing business and also icomply’s sales and support subsidiary in India. Veracity says it will maintain icomply as a separate business and will immediately expand its operations including a move to larger premises near Leeds.
Feenics of Ottawa, Ont. has achieved platinum partner status for Mercury Security.
Arteco, a global provider of video event management solutions, has announced its integration with ZKAccess access control platform.
Vanderbilt recently completed its integration with Mercury Security and says it is now an “authentic Mercury partner”, meaning Vanderbilt devices now support Mercury Security’s hardware controllers and peripheral panels.
HID Global forecasts a shift in the use of identity technology that will lead to increased adoption of mobile devices and the latest smart card technology, a greater emphasis and reliance on the cloud, and a “radical new way of thinking of trust in smart environments and Internet of Things (IoT)”.  
Connected Technologies has revealed its latest integrations for January 2017, expanding the installation and specification possibilities of the Connect One cloud-hosted security management platform.
Legrand North America’s Red Cross disaster relief fundraiser has collected $112,540, which will provide assistance to the people and regions affected by natural disasters throughout the country, according to the company.
3M says it has entered into agreements to sell the identity management business within its Traffic Safety and Security Division to Gemalto for $850 million, subject to closing and other adjustments.
Resolver has finalized the acquisition of Wynyard’s Risk Management suite of products and says it has “re-engaged a significant portion of the original WRM team,” including Bob Adderley, Scott James, Clint Walker and Adam Belfield.  
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.
Hammond Manufacturing recently opened the doors to its new factory in Guelph, Ont. — a 119,000 sq. ft. facility staffed by 103 employees on two shifts.
Canon Canada recently hosted a media event to mark the opening of its new 180,000-square-foot facility and Canadian headquarters in Brampton, Ont.
SP&T News toured the 29th PM Expo, part of The Buildings Show 2016, last week at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
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.

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