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Denis Hébert joins Feenics as president

The former CEO of HID Global has joined Ottawa-based Feenics as an equity partner and the company's president >> Read full article

Nortek Security joins ZigBee Alliance

Nortek Security & Control is planning to develop products that utilize the ZigBee protocol to create a larger ecosystem of compatible devices within its smart home product lines >> Read full article

ONVIF releases Profile Q for quick installations

A new ONVIF specification for IP-based physical security products is said to provide quick and easy discovery and set-up, as well as advanced security features >> Read full article

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Security all the way to the edge

By allowing sensors to be used and controlled remotely across an existing IP network infrastructure, the Internet of Things creates opportunities for more direct integration between the physical world and computer-based systems, writes Genetec’s Andrew Elvish. When working with extended IP-based and federated physical security systems, multiple access points will naturally result in increased opportunities for cyber attacks. Camera manufacturers have become increasingly involved in the security of their edge devices and are aware of the impact vulnerabilities can have on an entire network. Some already publish recommendations on how to keep their cameras secure, but, if end users do not follow these guidelines, then they are of little help. >> Learn More…

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Selling Points

Selling Against the Lowest Price

Episode 5 of SP&T News’ Selling Points video series discusses the cost of buying an alarm system and what that means for Canadian alarm dealers.

Bob Harris, founder and president of Attrition Busters, talks about price and the value proposition that alarm companies have to show customers in order for them to want to spend a little more money with your company. Learn how to explain to clients why they should choose your alarm company instead of your competitors when you are not the lowest price option in your market.

Selling Points is a 6-part video series delivering sales and marketing advice to Canadian alarm and security dealers. To watch other episodes, visit
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ASSA ABLOY sponsors Carolina Panthers

ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems has become an official partner of the Carolina Panthers football team for the 2016-2017 season >> Read full article

Thread Group partners with Open Connectivity

The two organizations will work together to ensure that OCF's application layer will be fully compatible with Thread's low-power, secure and scalable IPv6-based wireless mesh network layer >> Read full article

Core Brands adds to quality assurance team

Core Brands has appointed quality assurance expert Sally Rosencutter to the position of quality director >> Read full article

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Enclosure systems

Trove access and power integration enclosure systems integrate Altronix power and accessories with access controllers from the industry’s leading manufacturers. Trove 2 enclosures and backplanes for larger access systems are currently available for AMAG, CDVI, HID/VertX, KABA/KeyScan, Mercury and Software House controllers >> 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

Security Canada Central

Date: October 19-20, 2016
Location: Toronto, ON >> More Info