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Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC) recently announced a three-year limited warranty on select 2GIG GC2 and GC3 panels and compatible cell radio modules.
In recent years, an unprecedented number of natural disasters threatened  cities and communities throughout the world. The impact of severe weather patterns — from hurricanes to tornados to wild fires — have heightened the importance of proactively planning for expected and unexpected threats. Since it is difficult, if not impossible, to prevent major loss events, the focus should be on mitigating vulnerabilities and ensuring damages are as minimal as possible. This concept, known as “resiliency,” has become an increasing priority for infrastructures and municipalities.
For years, residential penetration rates for home security have been stuck around 20-25 per cent.
While Bill 148, or the Fair Workplace, Better Jobs Act, has been the centre of attention because of the minimum  wage  increase that recently took effect, the “Scheduling”  provision of the Act, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2019, is also generating some concern.
According to an IHS Markit study, voice-operated alarm systems are expected to grow at a seven per cent CAGR through 2022.
For the 10th year in a row, Milestone Systems is the No. 1 global VMS vendor by company revenue, according to market research from IHS Markit.
Dahua Technology USA Inc., a subsidiary of Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd., recently announced that Wayne Hurd will be the new vice president of sales, North America.
Speco Technologies recently announced the addition of Dan Caputi to the SecureGuard Software Engineering Department.
Brady Carthy was recently promoted to executive vice president of Paladin Technologies Inc.
Hikvision USA Inc. recently announced that its director of cybersecurity, Chuck Davis, has been appointed to the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Cybersecurity Advisory Board.
Aiphone recently announced that Kimberly Kapustein has joined the company as the meeting event and trade show planner.
Allegion plc has appointed Charles L. Szews, former CEO of Oshkosh Corporation, to the company’s board of directors.
SP&T News presented Crime Stoppers with a cheque for $13,393.03 on behalf of Mission 500 at the Toronto Crime Stoppers Chief of Police Dinner, which was held at the Liberty Grand in Toronto on May 9.
SP&T News is pleased to announce that The Monitoring Association (TMA) has joined Security Summit Canada as an official association partner.
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
Digital Watchdog (DW) and Connected Technologies LLC recently announced the release of the DW Spectrum integration with Connect ONE.
Arteco has completed its integration with Paxton’s networked access control system, Net2.
ASSA ABLOY recently announced that the company is working to support mobile access capabilities for student IDs with Apple Wallet.
DFENDUS Security Solutions announced that it has acquired Actron Security Systems Ltd. based in Woodbridge, Ont.
SALTO and Wavestore have established a technology partnership that allows operators to visually verify the identity of anyone attempting to gain access to a site or sensitive areas of a building.
Maxxess recently announced its eFusion security management platform with Ambit, the company’s cloud-based safety and security offering that includes a smartphone app.
Novacap, a Canadian private equity firm, recently announced it has finalized the acquisition of Horizon Telcom, a provider of fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services operating primarily in Ohio.
Avante Logixx Inc. recently announced that it has completed its previously announced offering, on a “bought deal” basis, pursuant to a short form prospectus, including the full exercise of the over-allotment option (the “offering”).
abode systems, a provider of do-it-yourself (DIY) smart home security, recently announced a strategic investment from Nice S.p.A., a home and building automation company based in Oderzo, Italy.
Milestone Systems recently reported revenue growth of 24 per cent in 2017. Net revenue was 881 million Danish Krone (DKK) (118 million euros).
Cemtrex Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire ownership of approximately 46 per cent of the outstanding common stock of Vicon Industries Inc., a provider of mission critical security and video surveillance systems.
Motorola Solutions Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of all issued and outstanding common shares of Avigilon Corporation.
The second annual Security Summit Canada, held June 6 in Toronto, was attended by security and alarm professionals from across Canada and the U.S.
Annual security industry trade show ISC West was held last week in Las Vegas, April 11-13. The event, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA),  hosted more than 1,000 manufacturers and was expected to draw approximately 30,000 industry professionals. In addition to the usual roster of security-related companies, ISC West organized several specialty areas on the trade show floor including "Connected Home," featuring home automation products and services, "Global Expo," showcasing a large assortment of international security providers, and returning for a second year, the "Unmanned Security and Safety Expo," featuring drones, robots and other unmanned systems.
SP&T News visited with exhibitors and attendees at the ADI Expo Toronto on March 15, 2018. The annual conference and showcase is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and features educational seminars and exhibitors from across the security and audio industries. The distributor will hold additional events this year in Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, 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#sigProGalleria576c940bfb
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.

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