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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.
S2 Security has announced the introduction of S2 Mobile Security Officer, a tablet app that makes security departments more effective.
Code Blue Corporation announces the release of the CB 6-s, a durable and weather resistant stainless steel enclosure capable of housing an emergency speakerphone.
PPSS Group claims to have now developed the world’s toughest Cell Extraction Vest, aiming to effectively protect corrections officers tasked with responding to riots, cell extractions, mass searches or major disturbances.
IDenticard's UBand is a silicone wrist band with a built-in MIFARE chip that allows it to be used for all MIFARE applications. UBand is of particular relevance on college campuses due to the variety of uses for MIFARE technology.
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.
If you’re a security manager, you’ve probably been asked at some point in your career to report on whether your organization is safe.
No workplace is immune from fraud and theft. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse (2012) estimates that a typical organization loses five per cent of its annual revenues to fraud. Often, one of the biggest causes of fraud losses are the business’ own employees. 
Forensic investigators now have a new tool to use to document crime, accident, and fire scenes — the 3D laser scanner.
Value creation is at the heart of everything we do, whether we’re self-employed or working for a private company or public agency. Corporate objectives, as a general rule, seek to continuously improve that value creation potential.