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Written by Ellen Cools
With recreational cannabis set to become legal on Oct. 17 this year, the question of safety and security in cannabis producing facilities has taken centre stage. In fact, ULC Standards recently announced the proposed first edition of CAN/ULC-S4400, Standard for Safety of Buildings and Facilities Utilized for the Cultivation, Production and Processing of Cannabis.
Written by SP&T Staff
Convergint Technologies this week announced the acquisition of Altel, a Montreal-based systems integrator.
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ONVIF recently announced it has surpassed 10,000 conformant products that meet its global interoperability standards.
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For the 20th consecutive year, Lenel will provide systems and services to secure the annual Little League Baseball World Series.
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According to a new study from The Freedonia Group, “Smart Lighting in the U.S.,” smart lighting controls accounted for 63 per cent of smart lighting sales in 2017.
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Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G), a division of STANLEY Security, recently launched S&G Lock Shop, an e-commerce site that will sell direct to consumers.
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The Toronto Police Service is moving to a verified response model for burglar alarm activations, according to the Canadian Security Association.
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Knowing what makes your alarm customers leave — and then taking steps to keep them with you — is a foundation of success in the monitored security industry.
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According to the Zigbee Alliance, research conducted by market firm ON World, indicates that half a billion Zigbee chipsets have been sold to date. Their analysts predict that 802.15.4 mesh chipset sales will grow to 4.5 billion by 2023 with the majority of those being based on Zigbee Alliance technology standards.
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Boon Edam recently announced the launch of new interactive troubleshooting guides for accelerating the diagnosis and problem-solving process for service technicians.
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Ilitch Holdings Inc. has selected Motorola Solutions and Avigilon Corp. to help enhance safety at its properties in Detroit.
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Telus has entered the smart home and business security market with the launch of Telus SmartHome Security and Telus Secure Business.
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Honeywell Wednesday announced that "Resideo" will be the new name of its home products portfolio and ADI distribution business. Honeywell first announced the corporate spin-off last year — it is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
Written by Bill Maginas
Power grids are responsible for providing electrical power across cities and provinces.
Written by Ellen Cools
For alarm dealers and monitoring centres, attrition is part of life. But is your attrition really as low as you think?
Written by SP&T Staff
In each issue of SP&T News, we will be highlighting a different alarm dealer. We recently spoke to Bob Hoevenaars, owner of London, Ont.-based Alarmtech Security Systems, to learn more about how the company has grown, the impact of technology and market trends, and more. Read the full Q&A below.
Written by Ellen Cools
The Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) recently announced a change to its alarm response protocol.
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Nice S.p.A., an Italian home automation and home security company, recently announced it has acquired FIBARO, a smart home company. The transaction, which was public as of July 13, 2018, is valued at US$73,000,000 and includes the entire share capital of Fibar Group S.A., including its U.S. subsidiary.
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According to analysis from IHS Markit by Jon Cropley, senior principal analyst, video surveillance, the world market for professional video surveillance equipment grew by 9.3 per cent in 2017. This is a much higher rate of growth than in 2016 (3.9 per cent) and 2015 (1.9 per cent).
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ONVIF recently announced the winner of the first ever ONVIF Open Source Spotlight Challenge.

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