Associations
Written by Steve Bocking
Hospitals are a place we typically all like to avoid in our personal lives, but as an integrator, it can be an interesting environment to work in. In this environment, there is opportunity to put your integration talent and expertise to work.
Written by Ivan Spector
I was lucky enough the other day to meet and listen to Ferguson Jenkins address a group of high school kids on a chilly Thursday morning.
Written by JF Champagne
CANASA changed its name in 2004 from the Canadian Alarm and Security Association to the Canadian Security Association to recognized that its members did more than just alarms.
Written by Ivan Spector
To summarize, these companies flood representatives in a certain area, and have been accused of engaging in less than ethical sales tactics in order to take your customer (and revenue) from you and switch to their system and monitoring service. The alleged sales tactics have included misleading the consumer that this is an upgrade to your existing system, that the consumer’s company has either gone out of business or is transferring the accounts to this new company, your existing supplier is changing to this new company, or a combination of deceptive misinformation. There have even been allegations of salesmen not leaving until contracts are signed and other hard sell tactics being used.
Written by Staff
Canadian officials should exempt electronic security and life safety devices from energy efficiency requirements that cannot sensibly be applied to them, SIA and CANASA argued in a joint letter to Natural Resources Canada.
Written by Neil Sutton
BICSI, a professional organization that supports the IT services industry, is reaching out to the security community, according to its new president, Brian Hansen.   BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Service International), an organization typically associated with structured cabling systems, is evolving, said Hansen — IP convergence has become the catalyst for change.
Written by JF Champagne
Some like to say that the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) is an Ontario-centric organization. Considering that many of the original founders of the Association, back in 1977, were primarily based in Ontario and Quebec, it’s easy to understand where this misconception began.
Written by Vawn Himmelsbach
It sounds like Betamax versus VHS all over again — but not quite. In the physical security world, two standards groups are vying for the support of the industry, but it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison. One supports specs around IP video, while the other is aiming for broader IP standards across the physical security market. And some players are supporting both specs.

Written by Craig Pearson
JF Champagne talks about the first day of the Security Canada Central Show
Written by Jennifer Brown
Long-time volunteer and former 1st vice-president Karen McGee was named the new president of the Canadian Security Association during the Security Canada Central show in Toronto Oct. 21-22.
Written by Craig Pearson
We take a tour of Sleeman's Guelph brewery and talk to Joe McCann of Bulldog and Linden Gossen of Sleeman
Written by JF Champagne
Since August 17th I have had the privilege to serve and represent the security industry in Canada as the new executive director of CANASA. It is with great pride that I take this assignment not only because CANASA is a fantastic not-for-profit organization but also because it serves an industry in which I have worked in for more than 15 years.
Written by Jennifer Brown
Linden Gossen, Sleeman’s National Health and Safety manager (left); Joe McCann, Business Development and System Design with Bulldog Fire & SecurityBulldog Fire & Security has been chosen as the Security System Integrator of the Year by the SP&T News editorial advisory board.
Written by Staff
Derek Tanguay has joined an expanding team at Montreal-based Feeling Software. Tanguay will be leading the global sales and business development of Feeling Software’s Security Applications division. 
Written by Jennifer Brown
The security industry mourned the passing of a friend and colleague April 5 when Ken Hall lost his long battle with cancer.
Written by Staff
KME was recently crowned SP&T's Integrator of the Year thanks to a superlative project at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Check through the photos to see KME's Stephen Martyn accepting the award from sponsor Anixter as well as other well wishers who attended the awards gala.{gallery directory=IOTY&vars=galheader=0&caption=1&description=1}
Written by Neil Sutton
Locksmithing is a time-honoured tradition with thousands of years of history behind it, but for Brian and Carol-Anne Lovell, the brother and sister team behind Toronto-based Security Locksmith & Design Ltd., it’s the last five decades that matter the most.
Written by Neil Sutton
Bill BozemanBill Bozeman, president and CEO of the PSA Security Network, called out the security industry on the “cliché of convergence” at the Securing New Ground Conference held in New York City, Nov. 11-12.
Written by Neil Sutton
Toronto’s top cop Bill Blair called for greater co-operation between police and the security industry at Security Canada Central in Toronto Oct. 23.
Written by Neil Sutton
A member of the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF), the body responsible for the creation of standards in video surveillance technology, says that the first working standard will be available by the end of the year.

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