Security Systems Save Lives: Technology protects the unwary and summons needed help

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

“He’s lucky to be alive,” said a supervisor at a construction site where an apparently intoxicated man had climbed a crane in Abbotsford, B.C., on July 14. Redhanded security cameras at Radius first spotted the man at 9:46 p.m. on a warm Saturday...

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Renewed Spotlight on Copper Theft

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Copper theft is back in the headlines. On July 12, the City of Port Coquitlam in Metro Vancouver fired seven employees for allegedly stealing new copper pipes destined for public installations. The group sold them to a scrap metal dealer over the...

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How to Prevent Vandalism at Construction Sites and Auto Dealerships

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Whether it’s just kids looking for trouble or hardened criminals out to steal expensive equipment, vandalism at construction sites and auto dealerships hurts the bottom line. In February 2018, two vandals smashed almost 300 windows at a Detroit...

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Sleeping on the Job: HD video analytics helps prevent security guard fatigue

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Have you ever caught yourself nodding off at work? Now imagine staring at a monitor for long hours without a break. You look at grainy images of parking lots, storage containers or perhaps construction equipment, night after night, and nothing...

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6 Tips for Upgrading from Analog to IP Security Cameras

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

 Is it time to migrate from your analog CCTV video surveillance system to a more advanced system of IP (internet protocol) digital security cameras? Perhaps your CCTV system is reaching its end of life, as manufacturers discontinue their analog...

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Fire Safety Plans: Guidelines for owners, contractors, managers, and developers

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Do you need a fire safety plan? The answer is “Yes!”--if you own, manage or build

  • Commercial and recreational buildings
  • Hospitals and care facilities
  • Low-rise and high-rise developments
  • Large multi-building complexes

An FSP must be in place...

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What Does Facebook Know? Privacy and security tips for social media

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

With Mark Zuckerberg testifying before the United States Congress about the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach, you may be wondering how safe your personal information is on social media. Tens of millions of Facebook users had their data...

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Are You Safe? Mapping crime across Canada

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Are there more murders in Vancouver or Toronto? What about break-and-enters or auto thefts? Is one area of the city or one suburb safer than another? Police departments across Canada have published maps and statistics based on crime reports....

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Partners in Crime: How Security Companies Work with Police

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

As any Radius Redhanded™ remote guarding operator can tell you, apprehensions are a team effort. Within our central monitoring station, operators often jump in to monitor cameras, call police and contact clients when an alarm goes off....

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Video Surveillance Technology: A Primer

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Once upon a time, a security system meant an annoying car or house alarm that woke up the neighbourhood at all hours. Nowadays, a security system usually includes video cameras, if only a basic web cam from a big box store. Future security...

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