Police Take Aim at False Alarms, Mandate Alarm Verification

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

False alarms account for 97 per cent of police dispatches, according to a 2016 internal review conducted by the Toronto Police Service in consultation with the Canadian Security Association. The result? Effective September 10, the TPS updated its...

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Battling Crane Climbers, Thieves and Trespassers: A Security Strategy for Your Construction Site

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Construction cranes dotting skylines reflect healthy, growing construction markets. In Toronto, New York, Vancouver, San Francisco and other cities across North America, those same cranes are tempting thrill seekers and their copy cats. Along...

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Summer RANT: Home Security, Cranes, Cows, Pickpockets

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

 

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Security Systems Save Lives: Technology protects the unwary and summons needed help

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

 

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Renewed Spotlight on Copper Theft

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Copper theft is back in the headlines. On July 12, the City of Port Coquitlam in Metro Vancouver fired seven employees for allegedly stealing new copper pipes destined for public installations. The group sold them to a scrap metal dealer over the...

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News Round Up: Thefts Remote Video Monitoring Could Have Prevented

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Working in security, we are continually stunned by stories where a remote video monitoring security system could have stopped thieves in their tracks. Why, we ask ourselves, don’t businesses do the obvious and monitor activity around their...

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How to Prevent Vandalism at Construction Sites and Auto Dealerships

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

 Whether it’s just kids looking for trouble or hardened criminals out to steal expensive equipment, vandalism at construction sites and auto dealerships hurts the bottom line. In February 2018, two vandals smashed almost 300 windows at a Detroit...

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Sleeping on the Job: HD video analytics helps prevent security guard fatigue

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Have you ever caught yourself nodding off at work? Now imagine staring at a monitor for long hours without a break. You look at grainy images of parking lots, storage containers or perhaps construction equipment, night after night, and nothing...

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6 Tips for Upgrading from Analog to IP Security Cameras

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

 Is it time to migrate from your analog CCTV video surveillance system to a more advanced system of IP (internet protocol) digital security cameras? Perhaps your CCTV system is reaching its end of life, as manufacturers discontinue their analog...

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Fire Safety Plans: Guidelines for owners, contractors, managers, and developers

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

 Do you need a fire safety plan? The answer is “Yes!”--if you own, manage or build

  • Commercial and recreational buildings
  • Hospitals and care facilities
  • Low-rise and high-rise developments
  • Large multi-building complexes

An FSP must be in place...

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