Security and Life Safety

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CondoBusiness

Electrical safety tips for swimming pools

What are electrical safety tips for swimming pools, and how can problems be detected and avoided? Mark Marmer of Signature Electric explains.
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Canadian Property Management

Toronto ice storm pelts residential managers

The Toronto ice storm this past December left many properties without power for days, leaving tenants and building systems vulnerable to the cold.
Fire Alarm

Canadian Property Management

Hot new trends for fire alarm systems

Advancements in fire alarm tech can better protect occupants and property, reduce expenses and help building management maintain their systems.
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Canadian Property Management

Fire safety planning

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.
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CondoBusiness

The legalities of emergency management

Emergency management includes four interdependent risk-based functions, according to Public Safety Canada. These are: prevention, preparedness, ...
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Canadian Property Management

Smart meter flare-up

Fire departments in Ontario have been asked to report fires or explosions associated with electrical meter installations to the Office of the Fire Marshal ...
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Canadian Property Management

Caution afoot

Engineering and life safety specialists are currently examining stairwell concerns in preparation for possible new or revised rules that would be introduced in the 2015 National Building Code.
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CondoBusiness

Implementing an emergency response plan

It’s important to have a comprehensive emergency response plan (ERP) in place before disaster strikes. The longer an issue is not resolved, the bigger ...