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Salto Systems S.L., announced the acquisition of the remainder shares in Clay to become sole owner of the company and the purchase of a significant equity share in Poly-Control, the manufacturer of Danalock.
Austin, Tex.-based Eagle Eye Networks announced it has acquired Panasonic Cloud Management Service Europe BV, giving the company an immediate presence in Europe, according to CEO Dean Drako. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
In a statement issued last week, AlarmForce Industries said, effective June 14, it has entered into an agreement to sell its U.S. subscriber base to Select Security, based in Lancaster, Pa., for US$11.6 million. The transaction closed on June 20.
Farpointe Data has posted a radio frequency identification (RFID) Cybersecurity Vulnerability Checklist for access control manufacturers, distributors, integrators and end users to use to protect their access control systems from becoming hacker gateways to their facilities and IT systems.
Honeywell announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Nextnine, a privately held provider of security management solutions and technologies for industrial cyber security.
NAPCO Security Technologies and its divisions, Alarm Lock, Marks USA & Continental Access, announced the launch of the newly redesigned SAVI School website at www.savischool.com, as part of the company’s ongoing K-12 and Campus Security initiative.
Vicon Industries, designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components, announced that Fredrik Wallberg is joining Vicon as the Company’s Director of A&E Services.
Platinum Tools has named Jason Chesla marketing manager.
Qognify announced the appointment of Dan Hindman to the role of Vice President of Sales EMEA and Eran Noam to Vice President of Global Strategic Partnerships.
Winsted Corporation, a provider of control room console solutions, today announced the promotion of Rusty Hellen into the role of southeast regional sales manager.
Speco Technologies announced this week three new additions to its staff:
Cisco announced the appointment of Rola Dagher as the new president of Cisco Canada.
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.
According to information posted on the CANASA website, the London Police Service, Ont., has postponed the implementation of its verified alarm response program. Earlier information indicated that May 29 was to be the original launch date for the new program. A new date is forthcoming.
The Monitoring Association (TMA) is the new name of the 67-year-old Central Station Alarm Association. The name change “reflects an adjustment in mission and focus necessitated by growth and changes in the alarm monitoring industry”, the company stated.
The 2nd Annual Security Industry Hockey Classic for Mission 500 brought the heat on Feb. 16 in Toronto with over 60 security professionals hitting the ice to raise money for children in need.
The annual Security Industry Hockey Classic for Mission 500 is back! Mark Feb. 16 down in your calendars now!
Amika Mobile announced that the U.S. Veteran’s Administration (VA) has approved the Amika Mobility Server (AMS) platform for critical and emergency communication within its Technical Reference Model (TRM) software evaluation process. In addition, Amika Mobile has also just been certified as an International Women-Owned Business by WeConnect International.
Axis Communications recently announced enhancements to its Zipstream compression technology to support the increased data streaming and storage demands of 360-degree panoramic cameras and 4K resolution.
S2 Security and Allegion have announced S2 NetBox series product support for Schlage NDE wireless locks. S2 NetBox access control and event monitoring system users can now manage and control the locks using Allegion’s ENGAGE Gateway and Bluetooth technology.
Promise Technology announced that its Vess A-Series Network Video Recorders (NVRs) are certified for use with Bosch Video Management System software (BVMS).
The Southland Park complex towers over the surrounding flat Alberta plains and is situated on 15 acres in southwestern Calgary. Two 12-story structures, one five-story building and a two-story atrium, provide more than 1 million square feet of office and retail space, making it the city’s largest suburban office park. It even has its own light rail station to serve the campus’ 3,000-plus employees.
Razberi Technologies and Cylance Inc. have signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement to embed CylancePROTECT software in Razberi ServerSwitchIQ appliances.
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.
Total revenues for AlarmForce’s first three months of 2017 were $13.9 million vs. $14.2 million over the same period in 2016, the company has reported, which is also a decrease of 3 per cent (2 per cent in constant currency).
Avigilon Corporation has reported financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016.
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.
Canon Canada recently hosted a media event to mark the opening of its new 180,000-square-foot facility and Canadian headquarters in Brampton, Ont.

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