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Paladin Security merges with top Canadian integrators

February 8, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

BURNABY, British Columbia—Paladin Security, a full-service guarding company and security systems integrator based here, on Feb. 1 merged with two integration companies in Canada—Marcomm Systems Group Inc. (MSGI) and CONTAVA Inc.—creating one of the largest system integration companies in the country. Both deals are shared purchase agreements.Although Paladin has a very strong presence on the guarding side, over the last few years the company has really started to grow aggressively...

Contava, Marcomm Systems Group Inc., MSGI, Paladin Security, Ted Reid


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General News

Integrators and end users face off at TechSec

February 3, 2016Spencer Ives

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Leading integrators and end users from Security Systems News “20 under 40” Class of 2015 discussed how to deal with manufacturers, IT staff and each other in the Next Gen educational session, which took place Feb. 2 here at TechSec Solutions.The “20 under 40” integrator speakers included Scott Ranger, VP of operations for CONTAVA; Henry Hoyne, VP of Professional Services at Northland Control Systems; and Josh Long, manager, technical & services delivery,...

Comcast, Contava, Diebold Security, Henry Hoyne, Josh Long, Marvel Studios, Matthew Slatoff, Northland Control Systems, Reggy Timothee, Scott Ranger


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20 Under 40

Integrators '20 under 40' 2015—Scott Ranger

October 13, 2015Martha Entwistle

Scott Ranger, 34VP Operations, CONTAVAEdmonton, Alberta“My impression of security from a distance was that it was fairly simplistic, I found it was quite the contrary after spending some time with CONTAVA,” said Scott Ranger.Ranger came to systems integration firm CONTAVA four years ago as a project manager following 14 years in the telecom industry. He was surprised to learn how technology was being used. “It's pretty amazing what's being done in the security world,” he said.Although...

20 under 40: Class of 2015, Contava, Scott Ranger


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News Poll: Cybersecurity is becoming a physical security matter

March 25, 2015Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—As cybersecurity becomes a common topic of conversation among physical security systems installers, Security Systems News asked its readers whether they're concerned about cybersecurity threats and what their companies are doing to safeguard themselves and their customers.Jeff Frye, Interface Security Systems VP, says that there are multiple reasons to be concerned with cybersecurity. “Internet of Things devices raise new threats. Many manufacturers lack a security practice....

Brad Zellers, BSN Security, Contava, Curtis Nikel, Cybersecurity, Interface Security Systems, Jeff Frye, Mark McCall, News Poll, Security Central


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Proprietary vs. open systems: Open is preferred, but it's harder to sell

March 25, 2015Martha Entwistle

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—The debate over open systems versus proprietary systems is usually not a debate in the physical security industry. Open systems are generally thought of as better. Integrators want them, end users demand them and manufacturers are making them, right?At least that's the claim made by many manufacturers' marketing departments.And that's the reason standards bodies are working hard to make security systems components more easily compatible.In the field, the reality is different....

Ben Butchko, Butchko Inc, Chris Peckham, Contava, David Sime, Joe Grillo, Kratos/HBE, open systems, proprietary systems, TechSec 2015


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20 Under 40

'20 under 40' 2014—David Sime

October 21, 2014Martha Entwistle

David Sime, 34VP of engineering and delivery, CONTAVA, Edmonton, AlbertaWhat inspired you to get into the security industry?I wasn't inspired to get into security, I fell into it. But I became inspired quickly when I saw what it was about and where it could go. … It's cool, sexy, complex technology, with many different pieces and it's all changing very fast. I came from the telecommunications industry and was the first technical resource at CONTAVA to be entirely ignorant of the technology application....

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Commercial

Cyber security a recurring theme at PSA-TEC

May 7, 2014Martha Entwistle

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—The data breach that brought down Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is being used as a cautionary tale here at PSA-TEC.While the Target breach was not related to a physical security device or system, it could have been, according to experts at PSA-TEC. The topic of what systems integrators need to know about Internet safety was discussed in at least three different educational sessions on May 6.Some video surveillance components, namely Windows/Microsoft dependent DVRs and VMSs,...

Bill Bozeman, Bosch, Chris Peckham, Contava, Dakota Security, Darnell Washington, David Sime, Dean Drako, Eagle Eye Networks, Eric Yunag


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Contava completes $6.1m transit project

July 14, 2011Martha Entwistle

EDMONTON, Alberta—Contava is an IT-centric systems integrator that focuses on projects that combine security and information technology, so the installation of a network with multiple IP HD cameras, VMS, and large storage requirements is right up this company's alley. However, a recently completed project with the City of Calgary Transit stands out for its scale and complexity, and the fact that the project was completed with minimal impact to the LRT service and the public. The project included...

Calgary Transit, Colin Adderley, Contava, Curtis Nikel, David Sime, Genetec Omnicast, LRT


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