Security

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REMI Network

Survey exposes the most germ-covered surface in airports

The trays used to put carry-on luggage and personal items in airport security check areas carry the highest frequency of respiratory viruses, revealed a study titled Deposition of respiratory virus pathogens on frequently touched surfaces at airports.
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.
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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.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

High-tech security depends on best practices

Though technology is rapidly advancing, the simplest, yet most effective preventative measures stem from rudimentary security fundamentals.
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CondoBusiness

Lighting design that illuminates condo security

Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.
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Canadian Property Management

Conducting video surveillance of properties

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.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Building services seen as precarious employment

Cleaners, security guards, parking attendants and building-specific food service workers could attain union certification through a streamlined one-step process if proposed amendments to Ontario's Labour Relations Act are adopted.
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REMI Network

Companies overrate cybersecurity abilites: survey

A new Accenture security survey indicates that overconfidence may be putting Canadian organizations at higher risk for cyberattacks.
Johnson Controls

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Johnson Controls signs cybersecurity agreement with Department of Homeland Security

Johnson Controls has signed a CRADA agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.
guard patrols

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Guard patrols get digital back-up

An expect explains how technology is changing the way guard patrols, which protect people and property, get done.
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Canadian Property Management

Why Security Should Be Your Number-One Priority

Ensure the safety and security of your employees and guests is your number one priority by working with trained, experienced security professionals.
commercial building operators can empower true first responders

Canadian Property Management

How commercial building operators can empower the “true first responders”

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
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Security breaches caused by human error: survey

Shred-it, an information destruction services firm, has released the results to its sixth annual Shred-it Security Tracker Survey. The results show that Canadian businesses believe
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Remove graffiti fast to prevent future tagging

An expert offers tips on how to prevent building vandalism, suggesting the best method is to remove graffiti fast to avoid future tagging.
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Canadian Property Management

Mobile surveillance for commercial properties

Mobile monitoring apps have made property surveillance more flexible than ever before, helping to increase tenant satisfaction and protect property value.
AVG Technologies opens new facility in Ottawa

Canadian Facility Management & Design

AVG Technologies opens new facility in Ottawa

AVG Technologies has opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art AVG Business facility in Ottawa, Ont.