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Security Summit Canada 2023
February 16, 2023 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 - 1:05pm
Welcoming Remarks

Speaker: Neil Sutton, editor, SP&T News

Using surveillance tools to support client business objectives through AI, analytics and computer vision

Speaker: Matt Robertson, Senior Vice-President of Global Operations, Focal Systems

Matt Robertson spent almost a decade as a loss prevention practitioner and manager at Sears Canada before moving on to Focal Systems as Vice-President of Operations, then Senior Vice-President of Global Operations. Matt will discuss his journey from retail security end user to technology solution provider, and outline some of the latest developments in surveillance, including a rollout with client Walmart Canada. The retail giant uses Focal Systems’ camera-based computer vision solution to automate out-of-stock detection.

Technology Brief: Discover the Tools Keeping Dealers Competitive!

Speaker: Stephanos Georgoudes, National Sales Director, Lanvac Surveillance

Lanvac is 100% Canadian-owned and is Canada’s leader in third-party wholesale contract monitoring. Their roots and reputation go back over 40 years as a company exclusively and fully dedicated to providing quality monitoring services for alarm dealers and their customers. Stephanos Georgoudes, National Sales Director with Lanvac Surveillance invites you for a brief look at the future of video alarm monitoring, the speed of new alarm receiver integration along with the tools and resources that have helped hundreds of dealers compete in their market during the post-covid era and more.

How Inclusion & Diversity benefits company culture and business success

Speaker: Yaruba Tate, Vice-President, Inclusion & Diversity, Convergint Technologies

Yaruba Tate, Convergint, outlines how the global systems integrator made Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) a priority at all levels, from recruitment and retention to culture and business growth. He will explain how the company implements I&D both internally by supporting the creation of employee-led Affinity Groups and externally through partnerships and business agreements — and steps that all organizations can take to prioritize I&D in 2023 and beyond.

Technology Brief: GardaWorld: Your Complete Security Solutions Provider

Speaker: Scott Young, National Vice President, Security Systems and Technology, GardaWorld Canada

2:45pm - 3:00pm

Technology Brief: Getting the most out of your business software

Speaker: Renata Nantz, Enterprise Account Executive

With uncertain times looming, it's never been more important to fully understand how your business is performing. Are you calculating accurate job costs? Are you over purchasing inventory? Do you know which jobs are most profitable? Join Renata Nantz, Enterprise Account Executive with Simpro, as she showcases how integrators around the world are using Simpro's total business software to get a clear picture of their business performance and profits.

Technology Brief: 2023 current state of the industry and the future

Speaker: Colin Depree, Sales Strategy, North America, Salto Systems

Maximizing multiples/prices when selling your alarm accounts

Moderator: Victor Harding, Principal, Harding Security
  • Emily McGlenen, Director, Acquisition Centre of Excellence, Telus Smart Security & Automation
  • Chris Welling, Director, Business Development, SecurTek Monitoring Solutions
  • Henry Edmonds, President, The Edmonds Group
  • Patrice De Luca, PDL Consultant
There always seems to be a market for alarm accounts in Canada, but how do you maximize the price you are getting? Is there a good (or bad) time to sell? How should you prepare if you're thinking of selling some, or all, of your alarm business? Victor Harding, Principal of Harding Security Services and SP&T News columnist, will review these questions and more in a panel discussion featuring security and alarm industry experts from across Canada and the United States.

4:20pm - 4:25pm
Closing Remarks

Speaker: Neil Sutton, editor, SP&T News

SP&T News 2023 Virtual Security Summit with Scott Young

Discover how to improve your company by taking advantage of the many services that GardaWorld Security Systems offers.

Lanvac Introduction

Product Demos

Frequently Asked Questions About Security Summit Canada 2023

When & Where?

Security Summit Canada 2023 will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on February 16, 2023 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 16, 2023.

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.