High-Rise Headache: Does Your Insurance Cover Water Damage?

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

While a burst pipe in your garage can mean a new door and ceiling, an undetected slow leak in an office or condo tower can cost millions of dollars. If the high-rise is under construction—and therefore unoccupied—the risk of water damage, delays...

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Recall Highlights Risks of Plastic-Based Fire Extinguishers

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

On November 2, 2017, Kidde Corporation recalled 40 million fire extinguishers, including 2.7 million units sold in Canada. Why? The US Consumer Product Safety Commission cited 391 cases involving faulty Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic...

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What to Do Before, During and After a Flood

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Flood damage can be devastating. Red River, 2009. Thunder Bay to Montreal, 2012. Calgary and Southern Alberta, 2013. Quebec, 2017. Flooding is Canada’s most costly and frequent natural hazard. According to a University of Waterloo study,...

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Wood-Frame Construction Fire Risks and Security (2 of 2)

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

In our last blog, we talked about how fire has consumed major wood-frame construction projects across North America recently, resulting in hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars in damage. Firefighters recommend that developers and...

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Wood-Frame Construction Fire Risks and Security (1 of 2)

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Construction projects are going up in flames across North America. At dawn on May 15, 2016, fire swept through a condo development under construction in White Rock, B.C., displacing more than 100 nearby residents. On July 8, 2017, in Kelowna,...

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The Odd (Security) News File

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

For this year’s Summer RANT (Random Advice, News and Tips) blog, we’ve rounded up some recent security-related news stories. What can you learn from these true crime stories?

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Crane Climbing: Hot Trend, Security Headache

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Crane climbers are giving contractors a serious headache this summer.

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Non-Violent Crime Heats Up in Summer

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Non-violent crimes spike in the summer, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. At Radius Security, we’ve noticed more teenagers out making mischief since summer vacation began and a sharp uptick in suspicious activity in general since May. ...

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Teamwork Catches Crooks

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

A security system is only as effective as the people responding to it. You can purchase the most expensive state-of-the-art video surveillance technology, install banks of security cameras, hire guards around the clock--and still fail to arrest...

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Security Systems Improve Employee Safety

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Why install a security system? To catch criminals, of course. However, protecting employees is also a key reason for video monitoring and other security solutions.

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