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    Security Systems: Fire; CCTV; Access Control

  • Jun 24, 2021

    A new generation of handheld tools can help security installers overcome key industry challenges and benefit from significant time and cost savings, says TREND Networks.
     

    Dec 17, 2020

    Following the release of FLIR United Video Management System 9.0 (United VMS) in August 2020, today FLIR Systems announced the global availability of United VMS 9.0.1 with new advanced features. The latest platform update offers further streamlined access to system status and alarms around the clock for security teams to react to threat activities faster, while enjoying improved reporting and cybersecurity functionality.

    The advancements include updates to the FLIR Latitude VMS Software as well as Horizon and FLIR Meridian Network Video Recorders (NVR), featuring:

    Sep 17, 2019

    Honeywell [NYSE: HON] announced the release of 30 Series IP Cameras, a new suite of video cameras that strengthens building safety and security through advanced analytics and secure channel encryption.
     

    Jun 19, 2019

    Shepherd Lock , a new keyless smart lock for the home, launches on Kickstarter. Shepherd Lock uses the same technology found in the automotive industry and is the first smart lock that detects lock-picking attempts to protect homes against burglaries.

    Shepherd Lock is equipped with a keyless entry system, making it convenient to enter the home.

    Aug 22, 2018

    With a refined user experience, sleeker design and additional security, the second generation Kevo Touch-to-Open Smart Lock by Weiser has hit the market.

    Jun 19, 2018

    As documenting IP CCTV performance becomes more commonplace, IDEAL Networks has released a new White Paper to help installers and systems integrators understand how to apply network testing practices to CCTV installations.
     

    Jun 15, 2018

    Nora Lighting has posted a comprehensive new Exit and Emergency Lighting brochure online for easy reference. The 32-page catalog (available as a PDF) presents a detailed overview of Nora’s extensive product line with more than 60 exit and emergency models for indoor and outdoor use. The link is: noralighting.com/uploads/downloads/Exit_Emergency_Catalog.pdf.

    Nov 17, 2016

    Crestron, the global leader in enterprise control and automation technology, is now shipping the new generation of their award-winning line of TSW touch screens. The TSW-560, TSW-760, and TSW 1060 deliver a bold new level of touch screen performance and security for a broad range of enterprise applications.

    Oct 18, 2016

    These security lights are equipped with a motion sensor as well as an integrated photocell that allow you to power the lights to turn ON when motion is detected during the day or at night. This system creates an inviting atmosphere and provides added security at all times.

    The motion-activated built-in sensor turns light on when you need it, whereas traditionally, most lights stay on all night. This LED system eliminates waste and allows savings on energy consumption.

    Oct 05, 2016

    Legrand North America, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, announced the release of their LEED with Legrand Product Guide.

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  • Industry News

    Signify, the world leader in lighting, will enhance road safety and improve the driving experience in Stockholm’s E4 Bypass tunnel, connecting the northern and southern parts of Stockholm County. Of the road’s 21 kilometers, more than 18 kilometers will be in a tunnel, making it one of the longest road tunnels in Europe, and one of Sweden's largest and most prestigious infrastructure projects to date.  
     

    Bosch Rexroth, EPLAN, Festo, Murrelektronik, PILZ, Rittal and WAGO, seven prominent companies in automation and advanced manufacturing, based in Canada with their headquarters in Germany, are hosting Canada’s third edition of the German Technology Day.

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    LUMEN, A Sonepar Company, announces two important appointments.

    Gilles Motard has been appointed Vice-President of Operations. With an MBA specializing in logistics and transport, Gilles has been in the field of distribution center operations for over 30 years. His main task will be to support the distribution center team while optimizing its operations and logistics.

    During the past few years, he was Vice President of Operations at Sysco, a company that had to face all the logistical challenges related to the restaurant markets which were severely affected by the pandemic. He was also logistics and operations director of the ABB Bromont distribution center from 2015 to 2020.

    Yves Martin becomes Director of Supplier Strategies - Distribution Center, under the supervision of Gilles Motard.

    IMARK CANADA announces the winners of the 2021 Distinguished Performance Awards. Award winning companies were selected based on superior
    performance during the period of time between July 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021.

    The IMARK Canada members listed below were recognized (based on objective criteria tracked by IMARK HQ) for their effective implementation of IMARK Canada marketing programs and their exemplary support of IMARK Canada preferred suppliers.

    Oscan Electrical Supplies of Oshawa, Ontario is the 2021 IMARK Canada Member of the Year. The criterion for this award includes growth on purchase volume, the number of IMARK Canada suppliers purchased from and Joint Market planning activities and success.

    RUSSELECTRIC, A Siemens Business, announces the appointment of Don Bachman as Head of Strategy for Russelectric, A Siemens Business. In this newly created role, Don will focus on the creation and execution of key strategic initiatives around the company’s overall business plans as well as the broader Siemens’ solutions.

    “Don Bachman comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the critical power market, with 35+ years of industry experience,” said Jason Martin, Head of Russelectric, A Siemens Business. “During his career, he’s excelled in Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Business Development and overall General Management roles. I am very excited to see what Don and all of us will create together.”

    WESTBURNE Ontario Division announces two new additions to the Senior Leadership Team.

    Mark McArthur has been promoted to Eastern District Manager effective September 1st, 2021. Mark will be responsible for Westburne’s branches in Belleville, Brockville, Cobourg, Cornwall, Kingston, Lindsay, Oshawa, Ottawa, Pembroke, Peterborough, and Smiths Falls. The Ottawa East branch will continue to report to the Ottawa West Branch Manager.

  • Product Showcase

    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, announces that Philips Hue has created the first deep integration of lighting and music, providing consumers around the globe with an immersive light and music experience like no other. Thanks to Philips Hue + Spotify, the Philips Hue system is enriched with a new algorithm that analyzes the metadata of each song in real time to make the lights flash, dim, brighten, and color change right along with the beat, mood, genre and tempo of any music on Spotify.

    Advanced light scripts for every song

    A unique Craftsman styled fan integrated lighting fixture. The 36-inch Prime Landesboro Chandel-Air (model 196335) is unveiled by Meyda Lighting

    A stunning Botticino Idalight diffuser is enhanced with a frame and hardware featured in a warm Mahogany Bronze finish. This modern marvel illuminates with Integral energy efficient LEDs. 

    In summer, the fan pushes down a windchill that circulates to keep the space cool and comfortable.  In winter, the fan is reversed to pull the room air up towards the ceiling and force the warm air back down into your space.  

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