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Milestone Systems has launched the System Builder Program for hardware partners in the Milestone community. The open program enables hardware manufacturers to ship their servers, clients and storage solutions powered by Milestone XProtect software.
On February 15, SP&T News hosted the 3rd annual Mission 500 Hockey Classic, raising more than $17,000 in support of Toronto Crime Stoppers Youth Programs. Sean Sportun and Martin Douglas discuss the importance of these fundraising events for Toronto's youth.
As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, become more popular and sophisticated, so does the demand for drone detection solutions in the security industry.
Effective March 1, 2018, the Bosch Security Systems division will be known as Bosch Building Technologies.
SP&T News recently reached out to a variety of security systems manufacturers and developers and asked them for some helpful pointers that we can relay directly to our readership. Read on for advice on customer relationships, IoT, legacy systems, connected devices, project management and more.
SP&T News recently reached out to a variety of security systems manufacturers and developers and asked them for some helpful pointers that we can relay directly to our readership. Read on for advice on customer relationships, IoT, legacy systems, connected devices, project management and more.
Brian McLaughlin is the new CEO of IPR Inc. He will lead the recently merged company (previously ipDatatel and Resolution Products) and be responsible for all aspects of the business.
Boon Edam Inc. has announced the expansion of the Enterprise Customer Group, a sales and service team originally launched in 2013 to help large national and global companies address the risks of physical breach.
Daniel Demers has joined GardaWorld as strategic advisor to the company’s CEO, Stéphan Crétier, and is spearheading an initiative that will see the Montreal-based guarding company significantly expand its security offerings.
Leviton has announced the hire of Philip G. Warner as the new vice president general manager of the Leviton Lighting Business Unit, effective January 29, 2018.
Luxul has added John Epeneter and Lindsay Bull to the positions of product manager and technical writer, respectively.
Safe-T has brought on John Parmley as the new U.S. CEO. He will lead U.S. operations, including sales, business development and support.
SP&T News is getting ready to launch the third annual Hockey Classic in support of Mission 500.
The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) and ASIS International recently signed a memorandum of understanding, announcing an intent to work together to pursue mutual goals.
The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) has announced that Brittany McBain, Supervisor of the Greater Toronto Area Criminal Analysis Section and a member of the National Critical Infrastructure Team with the RCMP, will be the keynote speaker at the opening of Security Canada Central in Toronto on Oct. 18.
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.
Speco Technologies has announced compatibility with Synology’s Surveillance Station with the integration of  Speco’s most popular IP camera models into Synology’s NAS systems.
SALTO Systems has partnered with Phunware to deliver integrated mobile access control platforms that offer easy-to-use applications for multi-family residential property managers and residents.
OnSSI has announced a new integration partnership with License Plate Recognition (LPR) software company, Vaxtor Corporation.
ISONAS Inc. has integrated its software application, Pure Access, with the Ocularis platform, an IP-based surveillance software from On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI).
VIVOTEK, an IP surveillance solution provider, and Trend Micro, a provider of cybersecurity solutions, have announced a strategic partnership to offer cyber-defense solutions.
Talkaphone is partnering with two Midwestern private equity funds: Capital for Business (CFB), based in St. Louis, Missouri, and Northcreek Mezzanine (Northcreek), based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
According to reports, Boca Raton, Fla.-based ADT priced its initial public offering (IPO) at $14.
ADT announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 105,000,000 shares of common stock at an initial public offering price of $14 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions.
Verint Systems Inc. recently announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding equity interests in Next IT Corporation and its affiliate Next IT Innovation Labs, LLC (collectively, “Next IT”), a developer of artificial intelligence-powered intelligent virtual assistants.
IHS Markit has released The Physical Security Equipment and Services Report 2017, which provides a combined analysis of the largest and most interesting markets within the IHS Markit portfolio on physical security, the company says. This fifth edition report presents a global overview of the physical security market by equipment, service, vertical and geographic region.  
Solink Corporation has announced that it has closed $5 million in new funding, led by Generation Ventures, with participation from ScaleUp Ventures, BDC IT Venture Fund and Valor Equity Partners.
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.
SP&T News hosted the third annual Mission 500 Hockey Classic on Thursday, Feb. 15 at the Canlan Ice Sports complex at York University, raising more than $17,000 in support of Toronto Crimestoppers Youth Programs.
On October 31, Peel Regional Police hosted a retirement celebration for Gerry Miller, Peel Regional Police's alarm program supervisor.
For the second year in a row, Houle is the recipient of the Integrator of the Year Award, sponsored by Anixter Canada.
The Canadian Security Association kicked off its annual Security Canada Central Toronto showcase, the largest show of its kind in Canada, with a focus on the monitoring community. CANASA brought back its Monitoring Symposium on Oct. 17 this year with speakers and content focused on how the industry is reacting — or in some cases not reacting — to the issues of self-monitoring and cybersecurity and the growing influence of companies like Amazon and Google on the home automation market. The speaker list included Bell Canada's Ken Short, ULC's Alan Cavers, CANASA executive director Patrick Straw and The Monitoring Association's new president Ivan Spector (the first Canadian ever to hold that position).
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.