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Gerry Miller, Peel Regional Police's alarm program supervisor, recently retired. At her retirement celebration, SP&T News asked her to reflect upon the industry, the changes she has seen over the years and what she expects to see in the future.
Security 101 has announced that 15 offices in the U.S. will participate in the 6th annual Gift of Security corporate giving program.
For those working with video analytics and video monitoring systems, chances are you’ve encountered a client who looks at footage of a security incident and says, “Let’s enhance that.” But, as Stephen Donohoe will tell you, it just doesn’t happen that quickly.
The Monitoring Association (TMA) has released a new training course for monitoring center operators, created to address the challenges of 21st century monitoring.
At ONVIF’s annual membership meeting in October, the company gave its members an update on the accomplishments of 2017 and its outlook for 2018.
It is fitting that Houle is recognized with the 2017 Integrator of the Year award, sponsored by Anixter Canada, for a project that required them to work on two different sites simultaneously.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has named George R. Oliver, chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls, to its Board of Trustees.
Commissionaires Northern Alberta Division in Edmonton, Alta., announced that Dan Stanton has joined as Technology Solutions Advisor with responsibility for promoting the Division’s security monitoring capabilities.
OnSSI has promoted Dan Berg to the newly created position of sales engineering manager.
OnSSI has promoted Duncan Havlin from western regional manager to national sales manager.
Avigilon Corp. has announced the promotion of James Henderson to president and COO as part of its executive succession plan.
Hikvision USA Inc. has announced that Chuck Davis has been named director of cybersecurity for Hikvision North America.
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.
CANASA has announced the winners of its annual scholarship program.
LifeSafety Power’s intelligent analytics now allow systems integrations partners for Mercury Security to utilize direct software management capabilities for monitoring information and alerts generated by LifeSafety Power’s networked power solutions.
St. Louis-based Omnigo Software has acquired Toronto-based iView Systems, a provider of public safety management solutions for the gaming and hospitality industries.
ADT has announced the acquisition close of Datashield, a cybersecurity company. Now operating under the brand ADT Cybersecurity,
Qognify has announced that Johnson Controls has approved Qognify Situator and VisionHub for integration with its latest Software House C-CURE 9000 access control solution, enabling management of access control through a single smart platform.
Pelco by Schneider Electric and AMAG Technology have announced they will provide an integrated access control and surveillance system management solution that “enables end-users across a wide spectrum of applications to make faster and more informed decisions.”
Axis Communications has announced that the integration of 2N’s North American operations with Axis North America will be completed as of January 1, 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Events

PM Expo
November 29-1, 2017
CES
January 9-12, 2018
TechSec Solutions
February 27-28, 2018