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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies such as machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing and gesture controls is changing the way personal robots are used in homes and hospitals, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan analysis.
STOCKHOLM – ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, provider of security technologies for the hospitality industry, has announced a restructuring of its organizational hierarchy, with hospitality now becoming one of several specialized market-specific units operating under the new ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions name.
FARMINGTON, Conn. — Data Management Inc., a visitor management system provider, has launched with a new name: “Threshold.”
VANCOUVER – 3 Sixty Risk Solutions Ltd., a security service provider, has announced that 3 Sixty Secure Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary, has entered into a three-year master services agreement to provide security services to cannabis firm Canopy Growth Corp. across Canada.
STOCKHOLM – ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire KEYper Systems, a supplier of electronic and mechanical key management systems in the U.S. with a presence in the automotive segment.
TORONTO – Weapon detection system developer Patriot One Technologies Inc. has announced the closing of its acquisition of New Brunswick-based EhEye Inc.
ADDISON, Texas. – Open Options, a provider of open platform access control solutions, has appointed Steve Wagner as the company’s new president.
OTTAWA, Ont. – Senstar, a provider of perimeter intrusion detection systems and video management systems, has announced Kristen Cory as its new vice president, Sales, North America.
The Monitoring Association (TMA) recently announced the appointment of two new directors: Illeny Maaza to the position of director, membership and programs and Leigh A. McGuire to the position of director of marketing and communications.
The Board of Directors of Digital Systems Corp., the parent company of Galaxy Control Systems, announced the appointment of Rick Caruthers to the position of president at Galaxy Control Systems.
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.– OpenEye, a provider of cloud managed video surveillance solutions, has appointed Eric Fullerton as the company’s executive director. 
Ottawa-based Feenics, a provider of access control as a service (ACaaS) technology, recently opened a new office in Beirut, Lebanon, led by Nancy Abou Eid.
Hikvision employees are among those who raised funds for a Mission 500 project in Puerto Rico, helping a family to rebuild their home after it was damaged by a hurricane.
The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) recently announced the winner of its R.A. Henderson Award, which recognizes a member for outstanding contributions to the security community.
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.
Q&A: Jacquelyn Hall-Davies, vice president of sales for Bosch Security and Safety Systems in Canada
Stefan Hartung, the member of Bosch’s board of management responsible for energy and building technology, recently stated that "in 10 years, every electronic Bosch product will either utilize AI itself or will have been developed and manufactured with its help.”
Fitch Security Integration was recognized as Integrator of the Year 2018 for a cutting-edge access control project where the company installed WiFi locks for a Toronto student residence facility
Pelco's new High Security Corner Mount Camera is part of the IBD Series. This specialized surveillance solution is the perfect fit for vandal prone areas.
Walking to classes, exploring the neighbourhood, making friends, studying into the night — the student residence can be more than just convenient lodging, it is a safe haven, the hub of campus life.
Speco Technologies recently announced new camera compatibility with OnSSI VMS, Ocularis 5.
Toronto-based Avante Logixx Inc. has acquired all the outstanding shares of Watermark Security. The transaction closed August 7, 2018.
Avante Logixx Inc. has executed a share purchase agreement to acquire the remaining 49 per cent of the shares of its subsidiary, Architronics Ltd.
Regulatory authorities have approved Securitas’ acquisition of the division Kratos Public Safety and Security from Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.
Security ONE Alarm Systems, a regional electronic security and life safety company headquartered in Leamington, Ont., has acquired customer accounts from Dorchester, Ont.-based Williamson Security Services.
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”).
Toronto-based Fitch Security Integration received the 2018 Integrator of the Year Award, sponsored by Anixter Canada, at a gala presentation on Oct. 24.
The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) held its annual two-day Toronto conference and exhibition, Security Canada Central, on Oct. 24 and 25. The event opened with a keynote address from David Shipley, founder and CEO of Beauceron Security, and included manufacturers' training sessions, education "Flash" sessions on the show floor, and more than 150 exhibitors. According to CANASA, 2,700 people attended SCC — a record number for the event.
Belleville, Ont.-based Alarm Systems officially opened its new facility and signal receiving station on Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and networking event for customers and security partners.
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

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