Associations
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Mission 500, a charitable organization engaging security professionals to sponsor needy children through the World Vision organization, has announced the winners of its annual Humanitarian and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards.
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NICE Systems’ nominations are now open for the 2015 PSAPs’ Finest Awards, an annual recognition program for public safety communications professionals.
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The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of global companies deploying Z-Wave, the world's largest ecosystem of wireless control products and services, is announcing a brand new competition to support and incentivize innovation on the Z-Wave platform.
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The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, the world's largest ecosystem of wireless control products and services, has announced that SmartThings has become a Member of the Alliance's Board of Directors.
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Louroe Electronics' CEO, Richard Brent, has been named the 2014 Security Industry Association (SIA) Committee Chair of the Year. SIA is honouring Brent for his extraordinary work as the chair of the SIA Government Summit Planning Committee.
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Mission 500 is seeking applicants for both their 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award and their 2015 Humanitarian Award. The Awards will be presented at a special cocktail reception on April 16th, 2015 during ISC West in Las Vegas.
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The Thread Group has announced the addition of Somfy and Tyco to its Board of Directors. Thread is the new IP-based low-power wireless mesh networking protocol designed specifically for the home and the Thread Group is an industry alliance chartered with guiding the widespread adoption of Thread. 
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Mission 500, the security industry-based non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children in crisis, has launched the Mission 500 #ShowOrange initiative aimed specifically at providing aid to children in need in the U.S.
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ONVIF, the global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced the Release Candidate for Profile Q, the specification that provides quick and easy interoperability in addition to advanced security features. This new Profile is now available for review on the ONVIF website.
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Tyco Security Products has announced that Stafford Mahfouz, Manager of the Government and Department of Defense Vertical for Tyco Security Products, has been elected to the Smart Card Alliance’s Access Control Council steering committee for 2015-2016 as a representative of physical access control product and services providers.
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VidSys has announced that software engineer Steve Dillingham was selected as one of five recipients 2014 ONVIF Awards, which recognizes security industry leaders and influencers who are shaping the adoption of open standards.
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ONVIF, the global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its annual membership meeting late last month. Attendees heard presentations on ONVIF successes from 2014, including the release of two new profiles, as well as an outline of new initiatives for 2015, such as the planned release of Profile Q and a new client test tool.
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Mission 500 and ESA Gives Back, the association’s charitable and philanthropic program, joined forces with the humanitarian agency World Vision earlier this year and raised a total of $12,500 towards a water sanitation project in the State of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is a good reminder CO alarms are now mandatory in all homes and other residential buildings.
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Mission 500 launched in the Canadian Security market during Security Canada Central Expo, which was held at the Toronto Congress Center October 22 – 23rd.
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At the largest security expo in the country last week, CHCH TV spoke with several experts who supply security to both private and public partners - including government buildings.
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According to a post on the Central Station Alarm Association's website, the organization opted to cancel its annual meeting, which was scheduled to be held in Bermuda, due to the "impending threat" posed by Hurricane Gonzalo. The conference was originally scheduled for Oct. 17-22.
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The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) has announced it has achieved important new milestones within its Physical Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) specification less than a year after forming a Working Group to develop it.
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ONVIF, the global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced that it now claims members from six of the seven continents in the world, with the addition of Brazilian security products manufacturer intelbras to its membership ranks.
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MicroPower Technologies Inc. has announced that it has joined the Security Industry Association (SIA), a non-profit trade association representing manufacturers, service providers and integrators of physical security products.

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