Security & Life Safety

dislodge drug dealers

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New rules could help dislodge drug dealers

Proposed amendments to Ontario's Cannabis Control Act would allow authorities to lock down and bar entry to residential dwellings in the course of laying charges
Ontario Fire Code

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario Fire Code to add steeper fine bracket

More stringent fines and an extended period for prosecutions are slated to come into force 30 days after the Ontario legislature adopts the Budget Measures Act.
false fire alarm

CondoBusiness

The implications of false fire alarms in condos

For condo managers, a false fire alarm results in new issues. What happens when a fire alarm goes off at a condominium when no smoke or fire is present?
parcel delivery

CondoBusiness

How to handle an influx of packages

As the volume of online purchases grows, the need for an effective parcel delivery system is vital, especially for online shoppers living in condos.
safety compliance

CondoBusiness

Safety compliance for condo corporations

As employers, condo corporations can be prosecuted under the ‘general duty’ clause, even when complying with OHSA safety compliance regulations.
security

CondoBusiness

New security solutions target condo communities

Specialized analytics and network audio are addressing lax condominium security by combining video surveillance, communication and entry control.
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Canadian Property Management

BOMA Canada raising awareness for cyber wellness

BOMA Canada's 2019 Cyber Wellness Guide is a tool for building owners and managers to start thinking about cybersecurity.
flood

CondoBusiness

Flood recovery in four steps

There are four basic steps that those responsible for a property need to take to help manage disasters such as floods.
construction site security

CondoBusiness

Site security comes under renewed scrutiny

Construction site security is under renewed scrutiny after a member of the public gained access to a downtown property and scaled a crane.
furniture

CondoBusiness

Lounge furniture targeted as multi-res fire risk

Some condo lobbies may be looking spare lately because the lounge furniture that usually occupies these spaces is being targeted as a fire risk.
hospital SNC-Lavalin

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

More hospitals introduce antimicrobial copper

Hospitals have a potent, new tool in their mission to improve patient health and safety. It also happens to be the one of the oldest metals known to man - copper.
visitor management

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Visitor management on the modern campus

Many campuses are vast in size — the University of British Columbia, for example, occupies more than four square kilometres of land. Within these campuses
master keys

CondoBusiness

Are your condo property’s master keys secure?

Two recent events in Toronto have called into question the security of master keys in condo buildings.
flood season

Canadian Property Management

Spring pests return for flood season

Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
security

CondoBusiness

Food delivery changes challenge condo security

Recent innovations in delivery services may raise additional security concerns for condos, placing renewed importance on access control.
tile trends

Design Quarterly

Tile trends – bigger is better

The designer trend towards large format tiles and stone continues in 2018. Preparation of the substrates is key to a beautiful and successful installation.
accessibility network

Canadian Property Management

Accessible fire safety tips for property managers

Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.