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May 14, 2009
Volume 7, Issue 9

Ontario officers will have right to refuse unsafe work
On April 20 Bill 168, Ontario’s new workplace violence prevention law, passed First Reading. Once it comes into force this law will require employers to develop and implement comprehensive workplace violence prevention programs that include workplace risk assessments, procedures for summoning help in emergencies, and workplace violence training.
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Giving the next generation a leg up
In the middle of a recession, it’s tough enough for people with work experience to get a job, let alone a recent graduate just starting out with no industry contacts.
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How does your salary measure up?
Canadian Security magazine has partnered with the Canadian Society for Industrial Security (CSIS) to conduct a national online workplace survey concerning the Canadian security sector. Results will be published in the June/July edition of Canadian Security and
Results will also be available on the CSIS website at
Take the survey now, click here.

Coping with fears of swine flu
The outbreak of Influenza A (H1N1) infection should not send corporations into a state of panic, instead the focus should be on educating employees and clients about precautions, according to security professionals with experience dealing with pandemic planning.
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CSIS Conference: Securing the Nation: The Next Steps
Ottawa May 24-26, 2009
Speaker sessions include:
• Len Owen, University of Saskatchewan:Video Evidence Delivery — From Private Security to Law Enforcement
• Len Boudreault, Carleton University: Transforming Campus Security — From Old School to New
• Panel discussion: Training, Standards and Certification: Are They Really the Answer?
• Panel discussion: Public-Private Partnerships - Lessons Learned in Ottawa

For information call:
Executive Director, Bob Marentette - 1-800-461-7748

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 long, on average, does your company amortize security equipment?
Take a second to let us and your security colleague know what you think by answering the poll here. Thanks!

May 2009
Canadian Security Line-up

  • Counting down to 2010: Wiring up for the Olympics
    Less than a year out, with the security budget finally released, Canadian Security looks at how intrusion detection, CCTV and other technologies are being mapped out as Vancouver prepares to host the world for the Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games.

  • Private security regulatory update
    There is buzz in a number of provinces about further changes to regulations governing the private security industry. Ontario has hired a company to write the exams for security personnel and is seeking consultation from the industry

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

New Products:

Vicon system controller
Vicon Industries Inc., has introduced a new system controller that offers compatibility with both traditional Pilot matrix switching systems and ViconNet digital video management systems.
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IQ Pro line
IQinVision has supplemented its flagship IQeye PRO LINE Sentinel and 750-series cameras with 1.3 megapixel models that deliver megapixel or HD 720p images at 30 fps.
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Talking keypad
Napco’s new coded keypad GEM-K1VPS eliminates time consuming wiring homeruns.
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Calendar of Events

Mobotix and Graybar May 19-20, 2009 Hilton Garden Inn, 100 Traders Blvd., Mississauga, ON

ASIS Toronto Chapter May 21, 2009 Location: CN Tower, Maple Leaf Cinema 8 to 9:45am

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

CSIS Conference: Securing the Nation: The Next Steps May 24-26, 2009
Hilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, ON

Basic Level 1 Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Course (CPTED) May 25- 27, 2009, Holiday Inn Select – Toronto Airport Security Through Safe Design Inc.

Anixter Sudbury Showcase May 26, 2009 Holiday Inn Sudbury 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
RSVP by May 8 to Maria Commisso

Advanced Level 2 Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Course (CPTED) May 28-29, 2009, Holiday Inn Select – Toronto Airport Security Through Safe Design Inc.

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

Executive Protection CourseJuly 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: