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February 12, 2009 - Volume 7, Issue 3


Hospitals in transition
Security managers in some of Ontario’s biggest and busiest hospitals face complex challenges on a day-to-day basis, but for most, two stand out. One is managing an increase in patient population with aging infrastructure. The other is trying to keep pace with technology in a cash-strapped health-care environment.

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Always on call
Martin Green has found creative ways to keep the hospitals he works at secure. When it comes to upgrading technology, progress has been slow but that’s what happens when you’re competing for dollars that could also be spent on life-saving hospital equipment.

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Shred it forward
Whether it’s done in-house or outsourced, when it comes to forming a thorough shredding policy some companies may find they haven’t gone far enough to make sure the documents they want destroyed are securely disposed of in an efficient manner.

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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 colleague know what you think by answering the poll here. Thanks!

March 2009
Canadian Security Line-up

  • Cover story: Rob Weir, Chief Security Officer, Direct Energy: The CSO for electricity and natural gas supplier Direct Energy sees his job as being one of securing the company brand, and that involves protecting the business, its employees and customers. To do that he believes strongly in engaging every employee in the company in the security practices he has put in place. He talks to Canadian Security about how incident reporting software is used across both physical and IT security; how manages outsourcing and why the company insists on criminal background checks for the door-to-door agents who market for Direct Energy.

  • Perimeter protection: Windsor Security talks about integrating perimeter security systems, including the use of video surveillance cameras to protect against theft, vandalism and trespassing.

  • Metrics for security management: Why more senior security directors are applying metrics to their departments.

  • Training: Preparing your team for incidents of workplace violence

  • In every issue:
    CCTV & The Law with Elliott Goldstein Viewpoint By Brian Robertson Bookreviews

New Products:

IR unleashes dogging indicator
Door control is a constant security issue for health care facilities. When doors are being dogged (not latched) and undogged (latched) on a regular basis, the time spent monitoring the status of every exit device in perimeter doors can consume much of the limited maintenance time available.
Ingersoll Rand
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Flame detectors sensitive to alcohol
Spectrex, Inc., has released the SharpEye 40/40 series optical flame detectors specifically for against hydrocarbon–based and water vapors combustion products types of fuel and gas fires. The series includes IR, UV, UV/IR, IR3 and Multi-spectral flame detectors, which come in several models with optional sensitivity to ethanol and other alcohol derivates.
Spectrex, Inc.
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Calendar of Events

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

ISC West April 1-3, 2009 Sands Expo and Convention Centre Las Vegas, NV April 21, 2009 Sheraton Laval, Laval QC

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

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

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

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

Check out the Calendar of Events on the Canadian Security website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.

Got an event you want us to include on the website? Please send an e-mail to editor Jennifer Brown: