Security on the Move: Video technology in logistics

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Santa isn’t the only one loading up packages these days. Goods are being rushed to and from warehouses and logistics centres at a frantic pace all over the world. From your online Christmas shopping to the latest arms shipment, businesses need to...

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Life on the Watch: Q & A with a security monitoring station operator

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Edward Corbett, a Radius central station supervisor, is in charge of Redhanded operations on the night shift. Since most break-ins happen overnight, he sees a lot of apprehensions. We asked him what a typical shift at a security monitoring...

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Wrong Number: How to recognize and avoid telephone scams

Submitted by: Susanna Chu
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Guarding the Pot: Monitored security cameras and marijuana

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

You may have seen the news footage last week. Boisterous Canadians lined up to be among the first to purchase recreational marijuana legally. Canada is only the second country in the world to legalize cannabis for medical and recreational use...

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K9s: A Police Officer’s Best Friend

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

On Dec 18, 1967, Vancouver police dog Valiant was shot as he pounced on a prison escapee hiding under a bed. Despite his injury, he stood guard until the suspect was taken to the police car. The bullet had punctured his lung, liver, kidney and...

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Say No: What you can do to prevent workplace harassment

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

A contractor gropes the new kid at a job site. The manager at a dealership repeatedly pressures a sales rep for a date. The warehouse guy yells and rages out of control. Have you heard similar stories at your workplace? A 2017 Employment and...

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Police Take Aim at False Alarms, Mandate Alarm Verification

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

False alarms account for 97 per cent of police dispatches, according to a 2016 internal review conducted by the Toronto Police Service in consultation with the Canadian Security Association. The result? Effective September 10, the TPS updated its...

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Battling Crane Climbers, Thieves and Trespassers: A Security Strategy for Your Construction Site

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

Construction cranes dotting skylines reflect healthy, growing construction markets. In Toronto, New York, Vancouver, San Francisco and other cities across North America, those same cranes are tempting thrill seekers and their copy cats. Along...

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Summer RANT: Home Security, Cranes, Cows, Pickpockets

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

 

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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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