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Winsted Corporation announces the availability of the company’s new Impulse Dual Sit/Stand consoles.
INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing, a Canadian-based company specializing in the production of armored vehicles for private, commercial and military purposes, has introduced the INKAS Sentry APC, a tactical attack and defense vehicle designed to serve in extreme climate conditions. The new vehicle joins the extensive INKAS lineup of innovative APCs alongside its 16-passsenger flagship – the INKAS Huron APC.  
Winsted Corporation, supplier of control room console solutions, has announced the availability of the company’s new Dyna-Linq Modular Electrical System.
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.
The major threats facing those working in retail security come from robberies. Protecting retail establishments means that security guards are the first and often only line of defense against people intent on stealing. Unlike robberies of other businesses like banks, airports or even warehouses, people that rob retail businesses are likely unprepared, possibly unstable, and most likely still armed. This means that the threat can be even higher, as accidental injuries and violence are more likely to occur. Working as retail security means being prepared for attacks is essential. This may mean regularly wearing body armour, which serves as a useful piece of equipment for a number of reasons.
Canadian banks and financial services providers are routinely lauded as among the best in the world, not only in terms of economic performance but for overall soundness.
Part 1 explained the nature of security intelligence (SI) and its OPSEC challenges. This installment explains the OPSEC challenges facing security intelligence in an iconic commercial enterprise or location.
This is the first in a series of articles. These articles address the security practices and countermeasures needed to maintain operational security (OPSEC) for the security intelligence process that should form part of your enterprise’s self-defence mechanism.
Being personally responsible for the safety of another human or their family is a uniquely rewarding experience that only close protection operatives can understand.
Government agencies at all levels have their eye on the music festival industry and are working closely with promoters and producers of major events to make sure that best practises are followed. The goal is to ensure the public and others that the event will be safe and enjoyable for all that attend, as well as for the host community.
The last two columns covered general technology trends across all markets, and market-specific trends in banking, health care and education.  In this installment, we take a look at what to expect in transportation, the enterprise and the retail marketplace.
There are a host of variables that help organizations succeed – having a great product or service, knowledgeable and dedicated staff, competitive pricing are but a few. Increasingly, the ability to innovate is a key element to corporate success and survival – either to address a challenge or create new opportunities.
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?

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