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Video retention: Does security trump privacy?
What makes for a good video surveillance retention policy? Experts discuss how long is long enough and what four Toronto hospitals are doing about it.

Time to exchange public for private
by Jennifer Brown
The time has come to offload more paid police duty assignments to private security

Why are security awareness programs so rare?
By Glen Kitteringham
Security awareness as defined by the Protection of Assets Manual “is a state of mind when you’re conscious of an existing security program and its relevance to your behaviour, as well as the effect of your behaviour on reducing security risks”. Everyone who is part of a particular enterprise, should be responsible for such.

Are you registered for the Tri-Lateral security conference in Calgary?
This year’s conference will be held May 25 and 26 at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary, Alberta. The theme this year is ‘Back to the Basics’.


New release Samsung controllers and readers
Samsung Techwin has released several stand-alone controllers and Wiegand-output readers. The new devices employ various combinations of 125 KHz proximity or 13.56 MHz contactless smart card credentialing, keypad access based on personal identification numbers (PINs), and/or fingerprint biometrics.
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Hand reader option for Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher
Morse Watchmans featured a hand geometry interface at ISC West 2011 that can be integrated with any of their KeyWatcher or KeyBank system cabinets.
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Rontal acquired by Verint for PSIM application
Verint Systems Inc. announced at ISC West the acquisition of Rontal Engineering Applications Ltd., a privately-held provider of situational awareness solutions.
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Coming Up: Canadian Security May 2011

Cover story:
Choosing an emergency notification system
What’s right for a large campus environment may not be a good fit for a small organization. We ask end-users what they’re looking for and talk to the vendors about what they recommend.

Job titles in the Security Industry
What, exactly do they mean? Should they be standardized or is it employer education that is badly needed?

Case study: Incident Reporting:
Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara rolls out incident reporting system.

Should condominiums undergo threat-risk assessments? Are property managers willing to spend the money to do so?

Also In this issue:
From the top: By Glen Kitteringham
ASIS Chapter update: Southwestern Ontario Chapter news
Regulatory round up with Fraser McGuire
Tech Watch with Marty Musters
Book Reviews with Derek Knights
World Watch

Calendar of Events:

Security Canada East Sheraton Laval April 19-20, 2011 Laval, Quebec

Women In Security: The Path to a Successful Career in Security April 20, 2011, Speaker: Annick Tremblay, Security Director, Facility Manager GlaxoSmithKline, Ryerson University, Room POD 250, 380 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, 6 to 8 p.m.,
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ASIS Toronto Best Practices April 21, 2011, Villa Columbo, 40 Playfair Avenue, Toronto, ON, Guest Speaker: ASIS International president Ray O'Hara, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., $145

Anixter Showcase May 4, 2011 Registration - 8 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Seminars - 8:45 a.m. - 12 Noon Buffet Lunch - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Exhibits - 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Mississauga Convention Centre 75 Derry Road West, Mississauga (at Hurontario St). Free Parking

OPS Safety and Security Leadership Conference May 31-June 1, 2011, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ont.

International Association of Health Care Safety and Security May 22 - 25, 2011 Royal York Hotel Toronto, Ontario

Security Canada Alberta May 25-26, 2011 Deerfoot Inn & Casino Calgary, Alberta

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

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