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Cansec Systems at ISC West 2014
Fred Dawber, president, on Cansec Systems' Cloud Rescue Service


Samsung to acquire SmartThings
Company develops software that allows devices in the home to be controlled via mobile app

Quantum Secure now an SEC Solution Innovation partner
The program allows practitioners to more easily identify trusted, capable solutions for unique environments

LILIN appoints new GM
Joe Cook takes the position of vice-president/general manager of its operations

Study: Top six items stolen in home burglaries
The research, based on interviews with 422 incarcerated burglars, sheds light on what motivates them to commit crimes

ADT, IFTTT working together on home automation
Planning to test a beta version of an ADT Pulse Channel on "If This Then That"

Ingram Micro named distributor for Invixium
To be exclusive Canadian distribution partner of Invixium's IXM line of biometric fingerprint access control products

SecurTek launches Air Miles reward program
SecurTek customers can start earning reward miles immediately

VIVOTEK offers PoE solutions for surveillance market
Products include a wide range of PoE switches, extenders and injectors

Eaton expands line of notification appliances
Cooper Notification business expands its Wheelock Exceder LED Series

SightLogix names new sales director
Victor Biberston takes on role of director of sales, Western Region

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Mechanically steerable line array
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Enterprise access control
Honeywell announces enhancements to its Pro-Watch security management system
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Omni notifier board
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Calendar of Events:

Graybar Canada Supplier of the Month BBQ Aug. 21 Guelph, Ont.

Tri-Ed Montreal Golf Outing & Vendor Expo
Sept. 4 Anjou, Quebec

Pelco Day
Sept. 10 Vancouver, B.C.

Bosch B Series Training - ADI Toronto Sept 11 Toronto, Ont.

Security Canada Atlantic Sept. 18 Moncton, N.B.

Anixter Showcase Sept. 18 Toronto, Ont.

BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 Anaheim, Calif.

ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits Sept. 29 - Oct. 2 Altanta, Ga.

Focus on Commercial/Property Management Security Oct. 15 Toronto, Ont

CANASA Monitoring Symposium Oct. 21 Toronto, Ont.

Security Canada Central Oct. 22-23 Toronto, Ont.

Check out the Calendar of Events on the SP&T News website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions. Got an event you want us to include on the website? Please send an e-mail to editor Neil Sutton:

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