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NICE sells security business to technology investment firm

NICE Systems announced Monday it has entered into an agreement to sell its physical security business unit to Battery Ventures, a technology investment firm, for a total consideration of up to US$100 million >> Read full article

Hikvision Canada opens Quebec-based office

Hikvision Canada announced its Canadian branch office near Montreal opened on Aug. 4 >> Read full article

MorphoTrak tattoo ID places first in NIST evaluation

MorphoTrak's tattoo recognition algorithm placed first in the Tattoo Recognition Technology - Challenge (Tatt-C) evaluation conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) >> Read full article

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Situational Awareness helps prevent fire at Canadian independent living location

Shaw Computer Systems recently completed installation of Status Solutions’ Situational Awareness and Response Assistant (SARA) at the St. Peter’s location of Kawartha Participation Projects (KPP) in Peterborough, Ont. Recently, the technology alerted KPP staff to a smoke alarm, helping prevent a fire within one of the building’s apartments >> Read full article

MKS now integrates with Bosch cloud-based services

MKS and Bosch Security Systems have announced the integration between the MKS (Micro Key Solutions) Central Station platform and the full range of cloud-based video monitoring services from Bosch >> Read full article

Pelco and Agent Vi partner for video analytics

Pelco by Schneider Electric has teamed up with Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi) to integrate Pelco’s VideoXpert video management platform with savVi, Agent Vi’s video analytics platform >> Read full article

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Audio specialist manufacturer TOA announces its new Voice Evacuation System, which complies with both American and Canadian standards UL 2572 and CAN/ULC-S576 listings. The VM-3000 is an integrated system, incorporating a paging matrix/mixer with DSP, digital messaging, a priority microphone and zone-switchable power amplifier section >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

Tri-Ed Montreal - BBQ/Counter Day: WatchNET

Location: Montreal, Que.
Date: August 12, 2015 >> More Info

Graybar Canada Customer Appreciation BBQ with Hubbell, Middle Atlantic and Aiphone

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: August 13, 2015 >> More Info

Security Canada Atlantic 2015

Location: Halifax, NS
Date: September 15, 2015 >> More Info

Anixter Toronto Showcase 2015

Location: Toronto, ON
Date: September 17, 2015 >> More Info

Focus On Hospitality Security

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Sept. 24, 2015 >> More Info

CONNECTED + Show 2015

Location: MaRS Discovery District, Toronto
Date: Sept. 28-29, 2015 >> More Info