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Bosch says it has expanded its professional services for integrators with the Boost Onsite Support offering available in North America.
VANCOUVER — Avigilon Corp., a Vancouver-based Motorola Solutions company, has announced that its Avigilon Blue cloud service platform for security and surveillance will support professional video monitoring through a new integration with SureView Systems Immix CS and Immix CC software.
With the security industry continuing to grow and attract outside capital and debt based on the industry’s solid operating margins, predictable cash flows and market value liquidity, the key depleting operating dynamic — customer attrition — continues to demand a measurement standard and substantial management attention.
The transition to cloud-based systems has been so pervasive that the question now might be, what doesn’t run on the cloud?
Health-care facilities may be one of the biggest consumers of security technology and services.
Wave of new alarm response programs from police agencies spreads across Canada
VIENNA, Va. – Next month, Celia T. Besore will become the new executive director of The Monitoring Association (TMA). 
CALGARY— On Oct. 5, the Board of Governors of Commissionaires Southern Alberta announced the appointment of Charles Caldwell as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Caldwell previously served as the Chief Operating Officer.
Avante Logixx announced that Scott Goodman will join Avante as the company’s chief people and legal affairs officer. Goodman previously held roles at the TMX Group Inc. and Parmalat Canada.
Audio over IP company Barix announced that it has promoted Reto Brader to CEO. Brader was previously vice-president of sales and marketing.
Code Blue Corp. has named John Plooster its director of enterprise solutions.
Genetec recently announced two promotions within its executive leadership team: Guy Chenard has been promoted to Chief Commercial officer from his previous role of vice-president of sales, while Michel Chalouhi is now vice-president of global sales.
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.
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.
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.
Eagle Eye Networks and Arecont Vision Costar today announced a partnership to support Arecont Vision MegaIP cameras on the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS.
Legrand has integrated Amazon Alexa voice control with its Nuvo Player Portfolio whole home audio system when used in conjunction with an Amazon Echo device.
Genetec recently announced that its unified platform, Security Center, has been integrated with Secure Store, a profit protection and exception reporting solution developed by Appris Retail.
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”).
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
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.

Events

Security Canada Central
October 24-25, 2018
Anixter Showcase
November 2, 2018
ISC East
November 14-15, 2018
Anixter Showcase
November 29, 2018

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