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January 29, 2009 - Volume 7, Issue 2


Establishing a standard of care
By Elliott Goldstein

Health care facilities such as hospitals and emergency clinics must provide security to protect patients and their family/visitors. But how much and to what extent? What is the standard of care that the heath care facilities should provide, as regards security?

Eyes and ears: Intelligence from the trenches
By Dean Young

There is much focus placed on training officers in the security industry. One source of informal information that is worth its weight in gold is that of the non-security employee. In most security settings, security staff are woefully underrepresented, especially in relation to the size of the property. I have worked in facilities numbering in the millions of square feet, and we only had two security officers on per shift. We cannot be everywhere at any given time, but staff members are. Regardless of the training regimen we put our security officers through, it is not necessarily ample. We can train stakeholders to embrace their own significant role in the security mandate.

Beyond the job description
By Steve Ballantyne

Some of the international and national risks that may impact a security manager’s organization could include a possible terror attack, a flu outbreak (eg, H5N1), natural disasters (such as flood and earthquakes), power blackouts, cyber attacks, civil unrest, and even environmental disasters due to chemical or biological attacks.

Fourth annual Security Director of the year launches for 2009

Nominate a security director or manager who is tops in their field. Deadline is May 29.
See photos from last year's event

Online Reader Poll:
How will the ailing economy affect the security industry in 2009?

Take a second to let us and your security colleagues know what you think. Thanks!


Extender works up 150 feet

Intelix has announced the DIGI-HDMI-IR, a twisted pair extender that can distribute HDMI and IR signals up to 150 feet. The DIGI-HDMI-IR also features ESD protection and diagnostic LEDs on both the send and receive unit. It supports HDTV resolutions, and is HDMI 1.3, 1080p and HDCP compliant. Each unit comes with a send balun, a receive balun, one power supply, an IR emitter, an IR receiver and two mounting brackets.
Intelix LLC

Recorder replaces tape devices

Fast Forward Video has announced the NDT 200 portable digital video recorder, a replacement for tape-based recording devices. The NDT 200 records in QuickTime format onto a serial ATA removable hard drive, uses a touch pad interface with large push button controls and includes a USB 2.0 port for easy information transfers. In comparison to previous versions, the NDT 200 has an enhanced user interface and greater resistance to vibration.
Fast Forward Video


January/February 2009 Canadian Security

Health Care Security Focus Group
Canadian Security and Siemens talk to health care security professionals about what keeps them up at night and what challenges they face as we head into 2009.

Profie: Martin Green, Rouge Valley Hospital.

How one health care security manager juggles the demands of an aging facility with a high-growth community.

Document destruction: The pros and cons of outsourcing. The importance of teaching destruction policy to employees.

Should a security manager be concerned with international and national risks?

In every issue:
CCTV and the Law with Elliott Goldstein
Viewpoint with Brian Robertson
New columnist: Richard Martin, Alcera Consulting
Letters to the Editor


February 11, 2009
PowerDsine Breakfast Club...Leaders in PoE
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Anixter Canada
200 Foster Crescent
Mississauga, ON

Feb. 19, 2009
Securing Your Business Conference and Trade Show
Ramada Plaza, Dartmouth, NS

April 1-3, 2009
ISC West
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Las Vegas, NV

April 21, 2009
Security Canada East
Sheraton Laval, Laval QC

April 28-30, 2009
Canadian Gaming Summit
2009 Canadian Association of
Casino Security Directors General Meeting
Caesar’s Windsor
Windsor, Ont.

May 21-22, 2009
Port Secure Hilton Montreal Bonaventure
900, rue de la Gauchetière ouest
Montreal, QC

June 10, 2009
Security Canada West
River Rock Casino Resort
Richmond, B.C.

July 27 - 31, 2009
Executive Protection Course
Minden, Ont.

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