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According to data from Tractica, health-care applications for wearables, including body sensors, smart watches and fitness trackers will be a key driver for wearables market growth.
Brady announced that its Brand Protection business partnered with Kezzler and Honeywell to bring product authentication labeling and tracking to Genetron 134a refrigerant, which can be used in automotive, commercial and industrial air conditioning, and refrigeration applications. To combat counterfeiting, Brady provides secure label design services, layered anti-counterfeit materials, serialized label converting and controlled supply chain distribution through one of its NASPO-certified secure facilities; Kezzler offers a real-time serialization solution that provides each product its own digital identity; and Honeywell contributes covert security taggants and detection devices.
Camden Door Controls, a provider of door activation and locking devices, has announced a new Web Site Order Tracking System.
According to a research note from Oliver Philippou, senior analyst, video surveillance, IHS Markit, video analytics is still in the process of shedding the poor reputation it earned from over-promising and under-delivering, but is beginning to capitalize on technical accomplishments offered by deep-learning.
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According to a statement on its website, Toronto-based Resolver has completed the acquisition of Global AlertLink, a Charleston, West Virginia-based software company offering expertise in emergency notification and business continuity management.
Michael Poe has joined 3xLOGIC as the lead project manager for the company’s VIGIL software line.
Axis Communications announced that Joe Morgan has joined as the Business Development Manager for Critical Infrastructure to further develop its portfolio in the segment. Morgan has more than 32 years of experience building market share in the critical infrastructure industry. He has also completed course work to become specialized in Optical Imaging and Optical Security. Additionally, Morgan maintains a membership with ASIS and has also earned a certificate from the US Department of Homeland Security, Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information.
TOA Canada has announced the appointment of Lynn Zhang, CPA, CGA to Financial Controller. 
Vicon Industries announced today Dolores Wellisch will lead Vicon’s corporate marketing efforts as the company’s newly appointed director of marketing.
Canadian Ivan Spector has been voted president-elect of The Monitoring Association (TMA).
Hikvision’s director of marketing for its Canadian and U.S. divisions has been named to a top 50 influential CMOs list by Forbes magazine.
The Canadian Security Association's executive director Patrick Straw offers thoughts on new opportunities for the security industry and how CANASA can support future development
ONVIF has announced the Release Candidate for Profile T, a draft specification with advanced streaming capabilities that includes support for H.265 video compression and an expanded feature set that extends the capabilities of ONVIF video Profiles for systems integrators and end users.
The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) has posted the full agenda of its annual Monitoring Station Symposium, which will be held Oct. 16 in Toronto.
CANASA has announced the winners of its annual scholarship program.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presented four awards to recognize outstanding achievements in fire and life safety at NFPA’s Conference & Expo, held this month in Boston.
According to information posted on the CANASA website, the London Police Service, Ont., has postponed the implementation of its verified alarm response program. Earlier information indicated that May 29 was to be the original launch date for the new program. A new date is forthcoming.
Integrator Alarme Sentinelle has installed new Hikvision cameras at the JPPS Children’s Centre in Montreal.
Hilton announced in a statement that Digital Key technology is now available at 362,000 rooms in 2,000 hotels globally.
According to estimates from market research firm IHS Markit, 68 million intruder alarm sensors were sold globally last year, 41 per cent of them wireless. But only four per cent of the wireless sensors were meant for the large commercial  sector — the vast majority, 96 per cent, were installed in residential or SMB situations.
OnSSI and Seagate have partnered to provide a recording solution that integrates OnSSI’s Ocularis VMS and Seagate’s RealStor SAN storage. According to the companies, the combination allows users to expand their systems with increased recording capacities as needed, while ensuring continuity and manageability.
Chancellors Way Medical Arts Centre (CWMAC), a medical centre that serves the Guelph, Ont., community and the University of Guelph, has upgraded its physical security with a unified Cloud-based access control system, Brivo OnAir.
Legrand announced in a statement that its On-Q Digital Audio System has been integrated with Alarm.com.
According to recent research published by IHS Markit, the global market for professional video surveillance grew by 3.9 per cent last year. “This is a higher rate of growth than in 2015 (1.9 percent), but still low by historical standards,” states the report written by Jon Cropley, principal analyst for video surveillance at IHS Markit.
OnSSI announced the completion of a US$16-million private placement by Seacoast Capital, an institutional investor, with Imperial Capital acting as financial advisor and placement agent.  
ViewSonic Corp., a global provider of visual solution products, says it has completed its first full calendar quarter with a “realigned” Canadian organization under the leadership of Deidre Deacon, general manager.
3M says it has completed the sale of its identity management business to Gemalto.
2016 was a year of “solid growth”, says Hikvision, after releasing its official 2016 financial results. Highlights of the report include revenue of $4.6 billion, a 26 per cent increase in net profits, as well as plans to establish an R&D Centre in Montreal and a Research Institute in Silicon Valley, Calif.
Johnson Controls has signed a “definitive agreement” to sell its Scott Safety business to 3M in a cash transaction valued at about $2.0 billion, the company announced on Thursday.
Securitas Electronic Security (Securitas ES) officially opened its new Toronto headquarters Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and networking event for customers and vendor partners. Tony Byerly, Securitas ES president, based in the company's Cleveland office, presided over the ribbon-cutting with Dan Marston, senior director and general manager, Securitas ES Canada.
SP&T News and Canadian Security magazine hosted the first annual Security Summit Canada event this week, bringing together professionals from across the industry.
Security Canada Ottawa, held May 31, began with an opening session from Ottawa Police about how private businesses can work more effectively with police partners, as well as tips on how to report suspected incidences of fraud. The exhibit hall opened shortly after, showcasing exhibitors with expertise in access control, surveillance, home automation, monitoring solutions, and more. The event also hosted new CANASA appointees, national president Ellery Demedash, and executive director Patrick Straw. Past national president Richard McMullen introduced the morning session from Ottawa police. CANASA's next expo takes place in Vancouver on June 21.
ISC West, the annual security industry trade show, held April 5-7 this year, drew large crowds, more than satisfying exhibitor expectations.
SP&T News visited with exhibitors and attendees at ADI Expo's annual Toronto visit, which was held on March 14. Each year, the distributor hosts a series of trade show and educational events across North America. Additional Canadian stops for ADI will include Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Montreal.   View the embedded image gallery online at: https://www.sptnews.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&Itemid=181&lang=en&layout=latest&view=latest#sigProGalleria0364e88e64
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.