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Security Summit Canada 2022
February 17, 2022 at 1:00pm ET

A unique security conference bringing together members of Canada’s security channel to learn how to expand their business, attract new customers, retain more clients and offer more value to their customer base.

From alarm and security integrators and dealers to security vendors, distributors, investors, attendees at Security Summit Canada will gain access to global security experts and will participate in the exchange of essential industry intelligence they can use to better understand current business environment and market trends, as well as to grow and expand their own business.


1:00pm - 1:10pm
Welcoming Remarks

Speaker: Neil Sutton, editor, SP&T News

1:10pm - 1:40pm
Keynote Address: Growth opportunities for the security industry through cloud, AI and technology innovation

Speaker: Dean Drako, founder and CEO, Eagle Eye Networks

1:40pm - 1:50pm
ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions – Case Study

Speaker: Joe Meijer AHC LEED AP BD+C

Residential Property Managers face many challenges in their efforts to secure their buildings. They are managing more buildings, with more units, and more amenities. They need to find ways to control costs, simplify operations and attract new tenants while maintaining existing tenants.

We’ll look at how one property ownership group, with a diverse portfolio of high-rise multi-family properties across the country, found an all-in-one lock, software, and credential solution that allowed them to reach their keyless goals and find some efficiencies along the way!

1:50pm - 2:30pm
Panel Discussion: Opportunities for integrators

Moderator: Neil Sutton, editor, SP&T News
  • Helen Perry-Raycraft, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Brigadier Security Systems and Elite Security Systems
  • Mark Gill, Security Solutions Account Executive, Vipond
  • Doug Penson, President, My Managed Security and SecurU
Throughout the pandemic, the security systems business has thrived, though with some modifications and a few obstacles along with way. Canadian integrators offer their thoughts on areas for business growth, challenges they have dealt with (and overcome), and how they are taking advantage of the latest technology the industry has to offer to deliver more services to clients.

2:30pm - 2:40pm
TAG DISPATCH, Innovation for a Better Tomorrow

Speaker: Anna de Jager, Managing Partner and COO of TAG Dispatch Inc.

TAG Dispatch is the first and largest community of Taggers (licensed guards) in Canada. To achieve maximum efficiency and transparency during the Alarm Dispatch process, TAG utilizes advanced technology in conjunction with our TAG App to connect your Alarm Event to a Tagger within minutes of the dispatch address, all while providing and logging automatic GPS updates every step of the way!

Our entire offering was designed with all the Canadian Security Industry Stakeholders in mind. We welcome you to join Anna de Jager, TAG COO, for a quick 10-Minute look at our new and advanced solution for guaranteed fast, simple & reliable alarm response to your monitored family of customers – unlike anything else that is available today! A solution that can quickly reduce your alarm response times and costs by over 50% while exponentially improving your customer and staff satisfaction.

2:40pm - 2:55pm
Coffee Break

2:55pm – 3:05pm
Increasing Lifetime Value with SaaS

Speaker: Patrick Soo

Patrick Soo, Director of Canadian Sales will provide an overview on Alarm.com’s latest innovations around commercial services, beyond security and video advancements. Patrick will also address some of the latest industry trends and opportunities that drive increased lifetime value.

3:05pm - 3:15pm
Increasing cash flow

Speaker: Ben Hedenberg, Sales Director, SimPRO

With the new year, comes new opportunities to increase your company's cash flows. Join Ben Hedenberg, North American Sales Director at simPRO, as he discusses some opportunities integrators can utilize to increase their overall profitability.

3:15pm - 4:05pm
Panel Discussion: Where are alarm dealers and business owners focusing their energy and how are they spending their time in today’s market?

Moderator: Victor Harding, president, Harding Security Services
  • Sean O'Leary, President, SafeTech Alarm Systems
  • Anas Mustafa, CEO, Canadian Security Professionals
  • Ivan Spector, President, Alarme Sentinelle
  • Michael Bloom, Owner, Alert Security
  • Kevin Leonard, Chief Operating Officer, Huronia Alarm
The alarm and security markets have changed a lot in the last five years, through new technology, a shifting competitive landscape and new expectations from clients. Alarm dealers across the country tell us how they are approaching the business today and what changes may come in the near future.

3:55pm - 4:00pm
Closing Remarks

Speaker: Neil Sutton, editor, SP&T News

Investments and M&A activity in security

Alper Cetingok, head of the security and safety sector at financial services firm Raymond James, discusses the impact of the pandemic on M&A activity in the security market. Cetingok also looks ahead to 2022 and identifies hot technology trends that continue to excite the market.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Security Summit Canada 2022

When & Where?

Security Summit Canada 2022 will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on February 17, 2022 at 1:00pm ET.

There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of February 17, 2022.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.