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Nortek enters acquisition agreement with U.K.'s Melrose Industries

Home automation company to become wholly-owned subsidiary in deal valued at an estimated US$2.8 billion >> Read full article

Quantum Secure gains Lenel certifications

Quantum Secure’s SAFE physical identity solution interfaces with Lenel’s OnGuard security management platform >> Read full article

SG-System 5 integrates with Manitou central station

Enhanced integration between Tyco’s SG-System 5 receiver and Bold Technologies’ Manitou central station software means that Manitou now supports visual alarm verification >> Read full article

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SIA Insights

Bridging the Gap between Physical and Cybersecurity

SIA Board Director Ken Mills of EMC2 discusses the evolving challenges and opportunities the security industry faces as it bridges the gap between physical and cybersecurity. While the industry’s awareness is growing, there is still a need to gain a better understanding of potential liabilities as security products become increasly IT-centric. Ken also explains how the SIA Cybersecurity Board is poised to help the industry and its members address some of these challenges and ultimately help protect customers from risk. >> WATCH VIDEO

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Integrator Roundtable 2016

Integrator Roundtable 2016: Security and terrorism

In the second of three videos from the recent SP&T News Integrator Roundtable, participants discuss the role of terrorism and its impact on security products and precautions >> Learn More…

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Door Knockers and Summer Sell Offs

Door Knockers and Summer Sell Offs

The latest video in the Selling Points video series focuses on how Canadian alarm and security dealers can compete with summer door knockers and alarm sell-off programs. In Episode 4, Bob Harris, founder and president of Attrition Busters, a well-known and respected North American alarm industry consultant, discusses how summer alarm programs impact small to mid-size alarm companies in Canada. Learn how you can compete against summer alarm programs by building strong relationships with current customers. >> WATCH VIDEO


Monitronics/AARP deal targets aging population

Monitronics is now the exclusive AARP-branded provider for professionally installed residential security monitoring, giving the company an edge with AARP’s millions of members aged 50 and over >> Read full article

IPVideo sponsors Robolliance program for robotics in security

IPVideo sees clear benefits to the future integration of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) equipped with cameras and other sensors with surveillance and physical security management platforms >> Read full article

Get with the program

Victor Harding argues that there are very good reasons for dealer programs to exist. First and foremost, because it is tough for an independent alarm dealer to compete in the residential/small commercial space today without financial help >> Read full article

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StarLink communicators add support for Canada

StarLink communicators add support for Canada

The StarLink Series Cellular and IP alarm communications solutions line from Napco Security Technologies now includes original StarLink Intrusion Radios, StarLink Fire Dual Path cellular and/or IP models, Mercantile (Metal) models, and StarLink Connect communicators. The code-compliant StarLink communicators offer broad coverage – Verizon Network Certified CDMA or AT&T 3/4G – now also including support throughout Canada >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

Tri-Ed Halifax Customer Appreciation Event & Expo

Date: Aug. 11, 2016
Location: Hatfield Farms, Hammonds Plains, N.S. >> More Info

Security Canada Atlantic 2016

Date: Sept. 21, 2016
Location: Casino New Brunswick, Moncton, N.B. >> More Info

ADI Expo

Date: Sept. 22, 2016
Location: Vancouver >> More Info

Anixter Showcase

Date: September 30, 2016
Location: Montreal >> More Info


Date: October 17-19, 2016
Location: Toronto, ON >> More Info