Security

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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Updating facility security in a post-COVID era

A former counterterrorism expert explains some steps that can be taken to enhance facility security.
Simple computer passwords are standard in most industry sectors

Canadian Property Management

Real estate opts for simple computer passwords

Analysis of more than 162,000 publicly reported data breaches at major real estate firms finds that “password”, “123456” and some variation of a company’s name are ensconced favourites.
Manitoba to redefine trespass violations

Canadian Property Management

Manitoba to redefine trespass violations

Construction sites are not specifically identified for limited occupiers' liability provisos, but an associated proposed amendment defines unauthorized entry onto a construction site as a criminal act.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Licensing exams go online for security guards

The new option aligns with the Ontario government’s objective to provide digital alternatives for paper-based administrative processes.
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Construction Business

2021 video surveillance and security trends

Eagle Eye Networks has identified the trends that will have the biggest impact on video surveillance, security in 2021.
COVID-19

REMI Network

COVID-19 resource for condo managers and boards

A new resource, available for managers and boards, offers a due diligent standard approach for fire, safety and security during the COVID-19 response.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Improving safety programs on campus

National Safety Month is an excellent reminder to conduct an audit of existing infrastructure and determine where upgrades can be made.
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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.

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.
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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
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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.
surveillance

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.
HVACR technicians adhere to Health Canada protocol

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.