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The 2nd Annual Security Industry Hockey Classic for Mission 500 brought the heat on Feb. 16 in Toronto with over 60 security professionals hitting the ice to raise money for children in need.
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The annual Security Industry Hockey Classic for Mission 500 is back! Mark Feb. 16 down in your calendars now!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Security Industry Association has selected Fredrik Nilsson, vice-president, Americas, Axis Communications, to receive the 2016 George R. Lippert Memorial Award.
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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.
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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 (http://www.robolliance.com), 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.
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The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) and SP&T News will host a special seminar held the morning of Security Canada Ottawa on June 1.
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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).
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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.
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The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) is now seeking applications for its annual scholarship program which is open to the dependents of current CANASA members.
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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.
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The first annual Mission 500 security industry hockey classic, held Feb. 18 in Toronto, raised more than $19,000 to benefit children in need.
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On Feb. 18, the first annual Mission 500 Hockey Tournament, sponsored by SP&T News, will take place in Toronto, with security industry professionals facing off to help secure the futures of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.  The tournament will feature two games followed by an awards ceremony and banquet.
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Mission 500 is expanding its fundraising activities to encompass the first annual Security Industry Hockey Classic.
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The ZigBee Alliance announced ratification of ZigBee 3.0.
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The Z-Wave Alliance has announced its year-end milestones for 2015 including new memberships and more educational opportunities as the smart home market continues to demonstrate growth.According to a press release issued by the Z-Wave Alliance:Since the beginning of 2015, the Z-Wave ecosystem has seen almost 100 new member companies, the addition of 250 certified devices and another 15 million smart home devices shipped into the marketplace. Parks Associates data shows that 1 in 5 consumers in the US currently own smart home devices with global growth on the rise and residential connected devices will generate approximately 11 million support requests from consumers. With that in mind, the Z-Wave Alliance and its members are increasingly looking at how to best educate, serve and support new users coming into the smart home market. Launching Z-Wave.com, the consumer portal for tips, best practices and frequently asked questions about Z-Wave smart home solutions, the Alliance's Consumer Working Group is working to give consumers tools to find the best possible smart home solution for their lives. "2015 has been an extraordinary year of growth for the Z-Wave platform with market adoption at its peak in home security, experiencing growth in the telco industry and poised for take-off at consumer retail," said Mitchell Klein, executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, "Our goals for 2016 include looking at partnerships to ensure Z-Wave is part of all smart home solutions, launching an IoT security framework to make Z-Wave devices the most secure on the market and giving consumers resources to help them understand benefits of the smart home." With the creation of a new installer training program and integrator level membership as well as global partnerships with telcos like Unicom in China and Orange in France, the entire Z-Wave ecosystem has experienced expansion in core and emerging markets for the smart home and residential IoT. The launch of the Z-Wave Security 2 (S2) framework means the Z-Wave standard is now at the forefront of IoT security for residential smart home products and homes with Z-Wave devices moving forward will be virtually un-hackable. "2016 will see a surge of new, smart, connected products entering the market. While end-point products may appeal to consumers, real value is derived by giving consumers access to an established ecosystem of products," said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy at Parks Associates. "The Z-Wave Alliance's rapidly growing ecosystem extends its strong position in the professional security and smart home channel." The Z-Wave Alliance membership has grown by 30% in 2015, resulting in the addition of more than 100 new members to the organization's roster. Embracing a diverse membership, the Alliance launched a new certified training program aimed at giving installers tools and best practices for deploying Z-Wave smart home solutions as well as a new membership level in the Alliance for the integrator community. In addition to the installer program, the Alliance continued to support startups and entrepreneurs in the smart home space through its Z-Wave Labs competition. The Alliance named 6 companies or individuals as Z-Wave Labs winners and awarded them full membership and Z-Wave IoT developer kits.
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