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January 9, 2019
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ADT launches redesigned security system at CES

ADT announced its newly redesigned smart home security system – the ADT Command Panel & Control Platform (ADT Command) – at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), held this week in Las Vegas, Nev.

Legrand releases Amazon Alexa voice control for Nuvo

Legrand, a provider of audiovisual infrastructure, networking and digital systems, has released the integration of Amazon Alexa voice control with its Nuvo Player Portfolio whole home audio system when used in conjunction with an Amazon Echo device.

Zigbee Alliance and Thread Group release Dotdot over Thread Specification and streamlined certification programs

Together, the Zigbee Alliance and Thread Group, two Internet of Things (IoT) organizations building and advocating open standards, have completed the Dotdot 1.0 specification and the Dotdot over Thread certification program.
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ABC Security

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Jacquelyn Hall-Davies

Q&A: Jacquelyn Hall-Davies, Bosch Canada

This article originally appeared in the Fall issue of BIOT Canada, a sister publication of SP&T News. » Learn more...
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Home Automation

Catch up on all of SP&T’s home automation coverage from 2018

  • How monitoring firms are reacting to verified response
  • Marketing to Millennials
  • Home automation in the office
  • Connected health solutions
  • Managing attrition
  • Plus industry news, opinions and home automation product previews
  • » Read issue

    Qognify completes OnSSI acquisition

    Qognify stated Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of On-Net Surveillance Systems and SeeTec GmbH that was first announced in December 2018. » Read full article

    The Monitoring Association appoints two directors

    The Monitoring Association (TMA) recently announced the appointment of two new directors: Illeny Maaza to the position of director, membership and programs and Leigh A. McGuire to the position of director of marketing and communications. » Read full article
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    Event Calendar 

    4th Annual Mission 500 Hockey Classic

    Date: February 21, 2019
    Location: Toronto, Ont.
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    Security Career Expo

    Date: March 7, 2019
    Location: Toronto, Ont.
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    Canadian Technical Security Conference

    Date: April 2-4, 2019
    Location: Cornwall, Ont.
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    ICT Canada — Presented by BICSI

    Date: April 8-11, 2019
    Location: Toronto, Ont.
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    ISC West

    Date: April 10-12, 2019
    Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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