Security & Life Safety

cybersecurity

Property managers downplay cybersecurity threats

Buildings are becoming more connected and functional as information and operational technology converge, heightening the risk of cybersecurity attacks.
property managers

Changing market challenges property managers

A recent PM Expo seminar elaborated on changing market conditions and how they will affect future property managers in an increasingly technical field.
fire safety in buildings

Tragedy accentuates fire safety in buildings

Following the recent tragic fire in Oakland, California, fire safety and legal experts are reflecting on the confluence of deliberate and inadvertent omissions that underlie most calamities.
guard patrols

Guard patrols get digital back-up

An expect explains how technology is changing the way guard patrols, which protect people and property, get done.
protocols for high-rise building evacuations

Safe protocols for high-rise building evacuations

In a fire emergency situation, cooler heads prevail. And in fully-sprinklered, non-combustible construction, commercial high-rise buildings with two-stage fire alarms and emergency voice paging systems,
commercial building operators can empower true first responders

How commercial building operators can empower the “true first responders”

When the media talk of the “first responder,” images of brave fire fighters racing into burning buildings, or police of officers marching onto an accident
technology trends

Eight technology trends that could impact CRE

Eight technology trends have recently been flagged in a new global report, spanning various regions and industries, including real estate.
building evacuation

Using technology for safe building evacuations

An expert highlights how new systems help first responders deploy their resources more efficiently during building evacuations.
emergency plan

How to create an emergency plan for facilities

This is why building managers should have an emergency plan in place. Besides potentially helping to save lives, it can reduce damage and minimize downtime.
Workplace

Workplace tragedy spurs call for risk framework

Industry is urged to implement risk management framework after a project manager was found guilty of criminal negligence in the '‘swing stage case."
public safety network

Public safety network has spectrum but no funds

Canadian proponents have few committed resources to kick-start the proposed high-speed mobile public safety broadband network, whereas their American counterparts have been promised USD $7 billion (CAD $9.24 billion).
surveillance

Mobile surveillance for commercial properties

Mobile monitoring apps have made property surveillance more flexible than ever before, helping to increase tenant satisfaction and protect property value.
business continuity

Business continuity to curtail water damage

Disaster recovery contractors are able to minimize fire and water damage if property managers have organized a clearly defined decision making process.
fort mcmurray

Fire safety fundamentals for seniors’ homes

The Quebec government has moved quickly to mandate sprinklers in seniors' homes following recommendations from Coroner Cyrille Delâge.
Disaster Prepardness Plan

Effective disaster management for condos

The massive floods that occurred in southern Alberta and the Greater Toronto Area in 2013 are just a few examples of the rising prevalence of natural
Generator

A flurry of red-tagged emergency generators

When last winter’s ice storm walloped Toronto days before Christmas and knocked out power in parts of the city for upwards of a week, it
Coins in a guitar case in a street

Delineating where private property rights end

The City of Toronto is investigating the use of visual aids to delineate where private property rights end and public property begins. The move follows