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Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, has launched its new public safety decision support system, Genetec Citigraf.
NAPCO Security Technologies has launched a new enterprise website at www.napcosecurity.com.
Sales of security alarm systems are projected to increase by 5.1 per cent annually through 2021, reaching $4.9 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group called “Electronic Security Products U.S. Market Forecasts.”
ASIS International has selected its 2017 ASIS Accolades Award winners.
Security Summit Canada will return to Toronto on June 6, 2018. This is a can't-miss event for security dealers, installers and alarm professionals. For more information, visit the Security Summit Canada website.
Axis Communications Tuesday opened its Dallas Axis Experience Centre, based in nearby Irving, Tex. Dallas is also the host city for the annual ASIS International conference this year, which concludes this week.
Victoria Walsh has joined the Smith + Andersen Intelligent Integrated Systems team as a senior associate specializing in security engineering and design at the company’s Vancouver office.
Pelco by Schneider Electric recently introduced Jean-Marc Theolier as the company’s new CEO.
Arecont Vision, a manufacturer of high-performance megapixel IP cameras, has announced changes to its executive leadership team, including several promotions.
Global access control giant ASSA ABLOY, based in Sweden, issued a statement that company CEO Johan Molin may be stepping down next year. Molin has been the company’s president and CEO since 2005. According to the brief statement, issued Oct. 5:
MOBOTIX Corp. has appointed Joseph Byron as vice president, Americas. In this position, he will lead the company’s business and growth initiatives in the American market.
Leviton has announced the promotions of John LaMontagne and Jeff Beyert to vice president, sales, for Leviton Lighting Business Unit and vice president, sales, Energy Management, Controls and Automation (EMC&A) business division, respectively.
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.
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.
Camden Door Controls, a provider of door activation and locking devices, has retained manufacturers’ rep agency Core Products Group. Core Products will provide local support for dealers, integrators and distributors in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and Yukon provinces.
SecureKey Technologies, a provider of federated identity and authentication solutions, and Levio, an IT and business consulting firm, have announced an agreement to support digital transformation and ID authentication projects with government entities and private sector organizations across Quebec.
Everbridge Inc., a provider of critical event management and enterprise safety applications, and G4S, an integrated security company, announced a partnership at ASIS 2017.
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America has formally incorporated its Security Business Group into the company’s video surveillance business with Video Insight, a video management system software and storage company acquired by Panasonic in 2015.
March Networks, a provider of intelligent IP video solutions, and Patriot One Technologies Inc., a developer of a weapons detection system, have announced an integration that offers video-enabled covert weapon detection notifications to aid visual verification of potential threats and reconstruct incidents by providing clear video and data evidence to support investigations.
Senstar, a premier intrusion detection systems (PIDS) firm, has announced the beginning of a transition period to bring Aimetis under its brand.
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.

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