Skip to Content


General News

SIA, ALAS and CANASA coalition in favor of USMCA

September 11, 2019SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The Security Industry Association (SIA), the Latin American Security Association (ALAS) and the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) have formed a coalition to urge the U.S. Congress to promptly approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the renegotiation of NAFTA. SIA, ALAS and CANASA - the leading representation of the security industry in North America - collectively represent more than 2,500 companies with business operations located in the United States,...

ALAS, Canadian Security Association, CANASA, Latin American Security Association, NAFTA, Security Industry Association, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, USMCA,  SIA

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

Canadian Security Association's executive director resigns

July 2, 2015SSN Staff

MARKHAM, Ontario—JF Champagne is stepping down as executive director of the Canadian Security Association, effective Aug. 21. CANASA's national board and executive committee are working with Champagne to manage the transition and will meet to make recommendations on his replacement, the association said in a prepared statement. CANASA said Champagne “skillfully led the organization, bringing vision, guidance and energy to not only the national board of directors, but to the regional councils...

CANASA, JF Champagne

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

CANASA, ASIS to collaborate on Ottawa security show

September 3, 2013SSN Staff

MARKHAM, Ontario—The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) and ASIS International 140 Ottawa Chapter will team up to put on the Security Canada Ottawa trade show in June 2014. “We are excited about the next phase in the development of the Ottawa Security Showcase and Seminar. Moving into our third year, we are pleased that CANASA has partnered with us for 2014 to grow and develop this annual event,” said John Sheridan, ASIS Ottawa Chapter 140 chairman, in a Sept. 3 press release....

ASIS International, CANASA, Ottawa Security Showcase and Seminar

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon


Four new members named to SIAC board

February 3, 2012Rich Miller

FRISCO, Texas—Four new members have been named to the board of directors of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), an exchange of industry veterans that brings the group "fresh energy and fresh ideas," according to Executive Director Stan Martin.The new members, announced by SIAC on Jan. 24, are John Stroia, vice president of corporate development for Diebold; Mike Miller, vice president of Moon Security Services in Pasco, Wash.; Ivan Spector, president of Sentinel Alarm in Montreal;...

CANASA, Charlie Darsch, Don Budden, ESA, Ivan Spector, John Stroia, Karen McGee, Kim Schellenberg, Mike Miller, Ralph Sevinor

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Fire Systems Installation

Canadian group leads regulation battle

March 14, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

TORONTO—The Canadian Security Association continues to fight against a zero-tolerance false alarm regulation here, despite a recent decision by a city committee to defer until 2012 consideration of a proposal that would give homeowners a break, allowing them one free false fire alarm annually before fines would kick in. “We lost the battle for the year, but we sure have not lost the war,” CANASA's executive director JF Champagne told Security System News in February. He said the...

CANASA, false fire alarm ordinance, Gloria Lindsay Luby, JF Champagne, Toronto, William Stewart

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Fire Systems Installation

Toronto zero-tolerance rule raising alarm

December 9, 2010Tess Nacelewicz

TORONTO—A zero-tolerance false alarm regulation here is raising concerns within the industry because residents are reportedly disconnecting their fire alarms to avoid fines of more than $1,000. “We believe that this is a serious situation,” Stan Martin, executive director of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition told Security Systems News. “Anytime you're talking about people shutting off systems because of high fines that's a huge public safety issue and we all need to work...

CANASA, Gloria Lindsay Luby, SIAC, Stan Martin, Toronto fire alarm ordinance

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon