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.
Two recent events in Toronto have called into question the security of master keys in condo buildings.
Recent innovations in delivery services may raise additional security concerns for condos, placing renewed importance on access control.
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.
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.
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.
An expert offers tips on how to prevent building vandalism, suggesting the best method is to remove graffiti fast to avoid future tagging.
December has been seasonably mild, so winter safety tips may not be top of mind for condo managers. But now is a good time to prepare for coming weather.
A spate of condo blazes in Alberta has reignited conversations about the perennial fire safety risk posed by cigarettes in multi-residential buildings.
A security expert says condos need to have a plan for responding to short-term rentals ahead of tourist draws like the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
Condominium security and the management of security services can be challenging if the three main bodies that govern the service (the condo board, property manager
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
Insufficient lighting, tight traffic patterns and poor drivers can lead to serious damage in parking lots, and therefore costly repairs.
The tragedy in L'Isle Verte, Que. calls attention to the importance of proper fire safety planning and installing prevention systems for all residences.
For building managers, a thorough and up-to-date fire safety plan is vital for both the safety of occupants and the preservation of the premises.