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IHS Markit: growth in video surveillance equipment market accelerated in 2017

According to analysis from IHS Markit, 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).

ONVIF announces winners of the Open Source Spotlight Challenge

The winning app, CAM X, submitted by Canada-based developer Liqiao Ying, offers an AI-based object detection system that utilizes blockchain solutions for storing information obtained from ONVIF cameras.

UK-based body worn camera company Edesix opens new office in U.S.

Edesix opens New Jersey office and says it also reaches international markets, including Canada, through direct sales or partnerships.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Door Alarm Warns in Two Languages

STI’s newly redesigned Exit Stopper® alarm effectively helps solve the problems of unauthorized exits and entries of fire or emergency doors. When activated, the unit now flashes and gives an audible warning (alarm sounds for 30 seconds, three minutes or continuously). Includes dual language warning instruction labels in twenty languages (shown with French). It also has updated sound and on/off graphics on the face and a low battery warning (battery included). Alarm can serve as an inexpensive workplace security device and help prevent theft. >> More information
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FIBARO acquired by Nice S.p.A for US73,000,000

“We’re thrilled to join forces with Nice, a company that shares our values and passion to further innovative work on our smart home system and other IoT solution,” said Maciej Fiedler, CEO, Fibar Group S.A. » Learn more...
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Aartech Canada Now Distributing WatchNET

Aartech Canada is now distributing WatchNET! WatchNET's line includes IP camera systems with up to 4K resolution, High Definition Over Coax camera systems, Access Control systems and IP/SIP Intercoms. Aartech exclusive sale pricing available for July only on WatchNET camera kits. Ask us how you can WIN with Aartech and WatchNET!  Aartech Canada is proudly Canadian owned and operated since 2002! Visit us at or call 1-877-760-3105.

Arecont Vision acquired by Costar Technologies Inc.

Arecont says it operated under normal business conditions throughout the bankruptcy process, did not experience any layoffs and continued to introduce new technology. » Read full article

Security ONE acquires Williamson Security

The purchase adds approximately 230 customers to the Security ONE Southwestern Ontario customer base. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

CANASA Eastern Ontario Regional Council Golf Tournament

Date: August 15, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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CANASA Prairie Regional Council Golf Tournament

Date: August 22, 2018
Location: Rosser, Man.
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Security Canada Atlantic

Date: September 12, 2018
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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CANASA Atlantic Regional Council Golf Tournament

Date: September 13, 2018
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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Global Security Exchange

Date: September 23-27, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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