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IDV Solutions has announced availability of the latest release of its enterprise risk visualization (ERV) software, Visual Command Center 3.0.
TRU-Vu Monitors has introduced a new 11.6” Sunlight Readable LCD monitor.
Christie showcased its broad range of high performance video wall and content processing solutions at DistribuTECH in San Antonio, Texas, January 28-30. A leading player in command and control markets that include utility, government, traffic control, and network operations, Christie had on display a 2 by 2 video wall composed of Christie Entero HB 80 inch SXGA+ high brightness display cubes, the only LED control room solution to offer wireless control through Wi-Fi.
Amika Mobile's Amika Panic and Amika I-am-OK personal safety mobile app is now available on the Google Play Store. The app allows mobile users to issue a panic alert from almost anywhere, sending their location and status in a major disaster or emergency situation, or just indicating when they arrive safely at their destination.
American Dynamics, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, introduces the Illustra Flex Series of IP cameras, providing affordable, high-definition 1MP and 3MP video with quality low light performance.
STANLEY Security, a provider of access control and integrated security solutions, introduces the EL Series Wireless Access Control Solution to the STANLEY Commercial Hardware line, a web-based solution allowing the end-user to easily and effectively manage access for both interior and exterior door openings.
IndigoVision's Ultra 5K Fixed Camera is the first ultra-high resolution security camera to deliver outstanding image detail and video performance in all lighting conditions.
VIVOTEK has announced the launch of a new series of speed dome network cameras, specifically, the SD8314E, SD8324E, SD8316E, and SD8326E, bolstering its SUPREME series product line. Featuring D1 resolution and 18x/36x optical zoom lens, SD8314E/24E/16E/26E are fully capable of delivering high image quality.
A new type of slash resistant base layers have been launched by PPSS Group after identifying that prison and correctional officers all over the world operate within an environment where such realistic and clear risks and threat have been identified.
The new Single Channel Slave Receiver (STI-34098) is designed to work in conjunction with a control panel and all unique STI transmitters. The small sized receiver operates up to 1000 feet (line of sight), has a Form “C” contact which enables the device to interconnect with another system, a Form “C” relay, 12 VDC operation and is momentary or latching.
Bannister Lake announces the availability of BL Snow Day, a new school closures and local community events solution for broadcasters, schools, municipalities and digital signage networks. BL Snow Day’s simplified web-based workflow provides an unlimited number of content moderators the ability to pre-schedule content for future play out, and set automatic story expiration.
The last 20 years has seen tremendous growth for the health-care security industry in the acute care sector in Canada.
The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines security as “the thing that guards or guarantees safety of State, company etc. against espionage, theft or other danger.” It goes on to define safety as “freedom from danger and risks.” The American Society of Industrial Security lexicon defines security as “the condition of being protected against hazards, threats, risks or loss.” So where do security and safety interact?
Incidents happen every day with security personnel, from simple things such as slips and falls to more serious cases, such as assaults from people who don’t want to interact with security. The reality is that, unfortunately, the trend is heading upwards, mostly due to slips, trips and falls, especially in the winter months.
Security is a balancing act, especially when it comes to emerging technologies. Embracing mobility requires an enterprise to adapt its security posture or be exposed to unmanaged risk.
From hospitals to college campuses, and from shopping malls to office towers, mental health issues are becoming a greater challenge for security professionals and police across Canada; demanding increasing time and resources as a result.
In 2013, there were nearly 38,000 medical marijuana patients in Canada. According to Health Canada, this group of licensed users produced approximately 190,000 kg of pot last year in legitimate home-grow operations.
On the majority of today’s university campuses, magstripe cards are used to secure facilities, but feature little or no fraud protection. Low-frequency (125 kHz) card systems, often known as proximity (or prox) cards, can also be cloned. The best way to protect students, faculty and staff is with high-frequency contactless smart card technology that uses mutual authentication and cryptographic protection mechanisms with secret keys, and a secure messaging protocol delivered on a trust-based platform.
The modern health-care facility faces increasing crime and economic challenges in protecting people, property and sensitive data. There are a number of best practices to consider.
Canadian adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) systems lags behind that of other western countries – where in several countries adoption rates have been documented at well over 90 per cent of practitioners.
As both personal and corporate data and applications move to the cloud and mobile devices, the saying “trust but verify” takes on new meaning.  It captures the practical reality of a world in which so many of our interactions occur online.  More than ever, we need mechanisms to verify the identity of the entities with whom we interact.  
It is becoming increasingly critical that financial institutions ensure their consumer and corporate banking customers are able to access their accounts with the highest reasonable security, using a process that is very straightforward and approachable.
The Ontario Ombudsman’s report, “In the Line of Duty,” which was published last year, speaks to the lack of training and member support provided by the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services regarding “operational stress injuries,” otherwise known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).