Security & Life Safety
Construction site security is under renewed scrutiny after a member of the public gained access to a downtown property and scaled a crane.
Some condo lobbies may be looking spare lately because the lounge furniture that usually occupies these spaces is being targeted as a fire risk.
Many campuses are vast in size — the University of British Columbia, for example, occupies more than four square kilometres of land. Within these campuses
Two recent events in Toronto have called into question the security of master keys in condo buildings.
Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
Recent innovations in delivery services may raise additional security concerns for condos, placing renewed importance on access control.
Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.
The minimum wage hike may sting more in condo communities than others as they face new costs associated with recent changes to Ontario’s condo laws.
Though technology is rapidly advancing, the simplest, yet most effective preventative measures stem from rudimentary security fundamentals.
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.