Security & Life Safety
Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.
The intrusion detection system (IDS) is slowly being incorporated into integrated security solutions in condominiums.
Surveillance cameras’ value as deterrents to criminal activity is well-known. However, in order for organizations to use video surveillance, certain requirements concerning reasonableness, consent, purpose and notice must be met.
Building owners and operators should identify fire and life safety issues that impact their buildings.
A drone can capture data about the building structure as it scales the envelope, but consider too the images or video it could unintentionally capture.
Buildings are becoming more connected and functional as information and operational technology converge, heightening the risk of cybersecurity attacks.
A recent PM Expo seminar elaborated on changing market conditions and how they will affect future property managers in an increasingly technical field.
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.
An expect explains how technology is changing the way guard patrols, which protect people and property, get done.
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,
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
Eight technology trends have recently been flagged in a new global report, spanning various regions and industries, including real estate.
An expert highlights how new systems help first responders deploy their resources more efficiently during building evacuations.
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.
Industry is urged to implement risk management framework after a project manager was found guilty of criminal negligence in the '‘swing stage case."
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).
Mobile monitoring apps have made property surveillance more flexible than ever before, helping to increase tenant satisfaction and protect property value.