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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.
In the first part of Suspicious Incident Awareness we discussed front-line staff having an important role to play in the organization’s security; this includes all staff members with exposure to external environments including building operations, front office, security officers, concierge, shipping/receiving, mail room, or anyone in a position to make observations of or have contact with persons outside the organization. 
Due diligence and risk mitigation are common terms used in the security industry. What do they really mean? In simpler terms they refer to taking all necessary steps, given your budget and resources, to reduce the odds of harm coming to patrons or staff, while reducing the liability to the promoter.
In the wake of recent security threats, including the arrest of an ISIS sympathizer for alleged plans to bomb the U.S. Consulate and buildings in the Financial District in Toronto, a video threatening a strike on the West Edmonton Mall, and other threats occurring in the Greater Toronto Area and other parts of Canada, proactive public & private sector security program managers have been taking steps to educate their front-line security staff and business units across their organizations.
Are we on the cusp of a new era in Canadian government thinking and policy on community safety, crime prevention and the delivery of policing services? If so, are industry regulators and the broad security industry ready?
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.