TORONTO — Police say two men are dead and a third injured after an altercation in an east-end Toronto McDonald's escalated and “multiple” shots were fired early Saturday.
The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has released the following statement regarding shopping center and mall security.
A jury has heard that a B.C. couple accused of plotting a terrorist attack at the provincial legislature considered changing the plan so they could carry it out on Canada Day.
Toronto police said a mysterious tunnel discovered near a Pan Am Games venue posed no risk to the summer sporting event, but they're still seeking the public's help to find out who made it and why.
TORONTO — The RCMP says it's investigating a reported video from the Al-Shabab group that appears to urge Muslims to attack shopping malls in western countries — including the West Edmonton Mall.
A Toronto company that packages food for shipment has been fined $150,000 after a worker was killed during a night shift.
Security plans for this summer’s Pan American Games will involve a “combined environment” of police forces and private security, says Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, but he is giving assurances that if an incident occurs in the city, whoever fills his shoes will be the one in charge.
Rights organizations on Friday called for urgent steps to be taken to protect private calls and online communications after allegations that U.S. and British agencies hacked into the networks of a major SIM card maker.
Did the U.S. National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other surveillance targets around the world?
Paladin Security has announced that Iain Morton has joined the organization as Director - Eastern Canada. Working from the company's Toronto office, Iain will form part of Paladin's senior leadership team.
Amika Mobile‘s situational awareness, command and control products have been selected through a competitive process for a project with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The project is funded by the Build in Canada Innovation Program that funds SMEs to bring innovative solutions to government of Canada departments.
The country's federal and provincial privacy watchdogs are urging police departments to ponder the risks to privacy before they start equipping officers with body-worn cameras.
ISCON Imaging, Inc., a manufacturer of infrared (IR) imaging screening systems, has unveiled its new FocusScan handheld imager for targeted personnel scanning. FocusScan is the first-ever IR-based handheld imaging technology purpose-built for use in loss prevention, security enhancement and asset protection.
Phoenix Data Security has launched Swimlane, a new security operations management platform and company focused on empowering enterprises and government agencies with data-driven automation and orchestration for incident response and improved security operations.
Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products is helping businesses realize the improved picture quality of 960H high resolution with its new EAV16-480 embedded digital video recorder (DVR).
Larson Electronics introduces a new twenty three inch wireless LED tow light. The HDTL-WLED-M wireless battery powered LED tow light from Larson Electronics is powered by a rechargeable battery and has stop, tail, turn and hazard strobe light capabilities.
Genetec, developer of unified IP security solutions, announced the next generation of its IP-based automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) cameras, the AutoVu Sharp and AutoVu SharpX. The new cameras enable the concurrent detection of license plates from a greater variety of models, capturing license plates from different states or countries on the same system.
SureScan Corporation has announced that its x1000 CT Explosives Detection System (EDS) has been certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The SureScan x1000 is the first TSA certified multi-energy stationary gantry CT EDS for checked baggage screening, representing a next generation solution of CT EDS design and detection technology.
A new series of slash and needle resistant gloves has today been launched by UK headquartered PPSS Group. All glove models are being manufactured using an ultra-high performance cut resistant fabric known as Cut-Tex PRO.
SÄLZER has developed a multifunction door, part of its SECUFIRE series, which combines a range of different security requirements. The door offers extensive protection against forced entry (up to level RC4), ballistic attack (up to level FB4-NS), fire (up to EI45), smoke (S200) and blast (tested with a charge of 500kg).
Elpas releases the Lone Worker Emergency Call Transmitter which is now commercially available as part of its Emergency Call Solution.
Vanderbilt Industries introduces lite blue, a 2-door web-based access control system with expansion capabilities to 8 devices. lite blue boasts the same easy-to-use software as the company’s bright blue Intelligent Access Management System and is easily upgradeable to a full bright blue 32-door system.
Talkaphone has introduced compact Voice over IP call stations for front door entry, gates, and other applications where both space-savings and security are desired. The new VOIP-200 Series call stations feature a contemporary new design and IP66 weather rating for tough environments.
Among the enhancements to its biometric card, Zwipe has announced that presently installed proximity card readers, as well as smart card readers, can now be used by organizations that want to add biometric authorization to their verification process without having to implement biometric readers.
There are many components to risk planning for a successful festival. We will cover the major components, however, this is not an exhaustive list.
The music festival industry was under the microscope in 2014 due to four deaths that occurred within a two-week period across Canada.
Return fraud is evolving fast. James Harris looks at some of the latest variations and considers how retailers can stay ahead.
It’s undeniable. The reality of the threat from extremist acts has changed. Have you recognized the shift and do you appreciate its gravity?
The unfortunate deaths of spectators at the Pemberton Music Festival in British Columbia and the Veld Festival in Toronto in recent months have raised serious concerns about the effectiveness of current security measures.
Our past experiences shape how we perceive the present, and plan for the future.
Years ago, I wrote about a British case where a video of shop theft was accidentally erased by the investigating (police) officers. However, the prosecutor was still able to obtain a conviction based on the testimony of the officers who viewed the video prior to its erasure.1 A similar thing happened in a recent Alberta case (2) where a Provincial Court Judge admitted the evidence of a police officer about what he saw on a video that was erased prior to trial.
There is an alternative to litigation for resolving conflicts and disputes. It is called mediation.
I’ve been very lucky in my career. I started as a security officer in a hotel in Winnipeg (people who’ve heard me speak at a conferences know this) and eventually became the Chief Information Security Officer for the Government of Alberta. I’ve seen some positive changes in physical and IT security throughout my career, and watched our industry mature to the point where security professionals are now beginning to show the strategic value of security to organizations.
A few months ago, I wrote about dashboard cameras and their increasing popularity with the general public in Canada and elsewhere.
Over the past year, we’ve read a number of disturbing reports on major companies and the breaches they’ve suffered to their information systems.
Recent events have prompted some police forces to use wearable video cameras, also known as body-worn video (BWV) cameras, to record the interactions between police officers and the public.