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How to Keep Your Licensed Marijuana Production Facility Secure

Posted by Joe Wilson

May 22, 2018 12:00:00 PM

With the imminent legalization of marijuana in Canada and the growth of legal marijuana facilities, owners need to establish unique security solutions that protect them against theft and deter criminals.

The legal production, growing, cultivation, and selling of marijuana is already very well regulated with rules in place for the safe provision of medical marijuana. Marijuana is listed under Schedule II of the CDSA, meaning it is defined as a controlled substance. 

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Topics: Security for Marijuana Grow-Ops

Why Your Church or Place of Worship Should Reevaluate Its Security System

Posted by Joe Wilson

May 15, 2018 8:11:36 AM

Faith-based organizations and places of worship are known for having open doors and accepting environments but, just like any other section of society, they are vulnerable to criminals.

Crimes targeting faith organization are uniquely defined in the Criminal Code as ‘Mischief Relating to Religious Property' - damage against a property that is “primarily used for religious worship, including a church, mosque, synagogue or temple, or an object associated with religious worship located in or on the grounds of such a building or structure, or a cemetery." 

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Topics: Place of Worship, Church

See Sonitrol in Action in These Recent Criminal Capture Videos

Posted by Joe Wilson

May 9, 2018 12:26:09 PM

 Sonitrol leads the way in criminal apprehension rates, over 175,000 criminals have been caught by Sonitrol security systems to date. Sonitrol also leads the security industry in the elimination of false alarms, a time-wasting problem for police departments across Canada.

What kind of commercial security systems receive such high acclaim? We specialize in Verified Alarms, Intrusion Detection, CCTV Monitored Video Surveillance, and Access Control Systems.

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Starting a New Business? Let’s Answer Some of Your Security Questions

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 30, 2018 8:03:05 AM

What are the competitors like in the area? Will employees want to work here? Can we afford the rent? These are all questions a new business might ask when selecting their first location. Many, however, forget to ask something very important - How can we make sure our new business location is secure?

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Topics: Small Business Security, Verified Security Alarms

5 Common Misconceptions About Security Alarm Systems

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 20, 2018 10:33:48 AM

Thousands of small, medium and large businesses are broken into every day, with the result sometimes being catastrophic for the company.

Whether opening for the first time, moving locations or simply looking to upgrade, business owners have a lot of aspects to consider. The security of their premises should be high priority on that list.

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Topics: Verified Alarms, Crime Prevention Tips, Security Tips

Still Locking Up With an Old-Fashioned Key? Learn About Managed Access Security

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 11, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Security, and keeping possessions under lock and key, goes back thousands of years. A lock found in ancient ruins near Nineveh, is thought to be 4,000 years old. The Romans kept valuables in chests locked by a key worn as a ring. And about 500 years after the Roman empire collapsed, locksmiths in England were making all-metal lock and key systems. Double-acting pin tumbler locks used today, were patented in 1848, so have been used commonly since, for over 160 years.

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Topics: Keyless Access Control, Keyless Entry, Managed Access Control

Sonitrol’s Reputation Speaks Volumes - Here’s What Our Clients Say...

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 2, 2018 11:02:11 AM

Every location has unique security needs and requirements; construction sites are different to car dealerships, places of worship are different to schools, and public administrative offices are different to non-profit organizations. Not only are these places functionally different, but each organization has a unique location, with a series of unique security needs.

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Topics: Verified Video Surveillance

Government Security Solutions That Will Get Your Vote

Posted by Joe Wilson

Mar 26, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Governments of all levels take security risk seriously.

And while governments are focused on tightening and improving security, countless government buildings have less than adequate security systems.  It’s not uncommon for offices, for example, to have outdated access control, and surveillance that is not up to the task.

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Organized Retail Crime - Combat the Risk with Comprehensive Store Security by Sonitrol

Posted by Joe Wilson

Mar 22, 2018 10:23:53 AM

 “Organized retail crime continues to be one of the biggest challenges to retailers of all sizes,” NRF Vice President for Loss Prevention Bob Moraca said in a statement. “These crimes happen across the country every day, with criminals getting smarter, more brazen, more aggressive and sometimes even attacking store employees and shoppers. Fighting ORC is a full-time job, and retailers must learn how to stay a step ahead of these thieves.” Security Info Watch, 2017

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Topics: Retail Security

Why it’s time for a Security Audit of Your Business

Posted by Joe Wilson

Mar 6, 2018 10:33:00 AM

“Rising crime rate strains Victoria police force, offences increase nearly 20 percent over 2 years.” CBC News, March 2017.

With recent crime rates increasing in Canada, it is more important than ever to maintain a secure business. Keeping up with your security is vital and falling behind can be incredibly costly for your business. If you haven’t had a security audit in the last couple of years, you’re probably overdue for one!

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Topics: Security Audit

Sonitrol Commercial Security for Legal Marijuana Facilities

Posted by Joe Wilson

Feb 21, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Lately, there has been an increase in security threats for legal marijuana facilities in North America. With this type of venture comes a unique set of risks, and requirements for high performance security. Not addressing these security risks can come with a high cost.

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Rising Crime Rate in BC Makes Companies Reconsider Their Security

Posted by Joe Wilson

Feb 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

With the rising crime rate in British Columbia a lot of companies are questioning their security and with a spate of crime in Langley City, business owners are looking to improve their security solutions.

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Verified Security Should Drive Security at Your Automotive Dealership

Posted by Joe Wilson

Feb 2, 2018 10:00:00 PM

The Calgary news in the past couple of months has been very focused on automotive crime, from theft from autos, to grand theft auto - there is a serious concern in Alberta.

Automotive crime is a nightmare for dealerships. Stolen vehicles or parts not only hit your books but they can be a huge inconvenience to your customers if the vehicle was theirs or pre-ordered.

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Evaluate Your Commercial Business For These Potential Security Issues

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jan 30, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Commercial security risks can come from a variety of threats and it is imperative you do not make your business a target for would-be criminals. Some aspects of security are self-evident and often small business owners try to address their building security by piecing together off the shelf products. This is not an effective approach to secure your building, assets or employees. It could be highly risky and leave you vulnerable.

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Topics: Security Audit

Custom Designed Security Systems for Schools and the Education Sector

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jan 15, 2018 10:30:00 AM

“Red Deer RCMP investigate school break-ins. December 4, 2017. Red Deer RCMP are investigating a rash of recent break-ins to Red Deer schools where electronics were stolen, and are asking for public assistance in identifying the suspects and in reporting suspicious activity around schools.”

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Topics: School Security

How to Protect Your Pharmaceutical Company or Retail Location from Crime

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jan 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Recently there has been an increase of pharmaceutical crime. According to the Pharmaceutical Security Institute, incidents in the North America region increased over one hundred percent. This is partially due to ineffective pharmacy security and criminals being more versatile and creative with their methods.

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Topics: Pharmacy and Drug Store Security, Security for Pharmacies

Make Office Security a Priority in 2018 with a Sonitrol Verified System

Posted by Joe Wilson

Dec 27, 2017 2:30:00 PM

The importance of security systems for offices can be underestimated, as a lot of people don’t see them as a target, but an alarming amount of businesses are at risk with increased criminal activity in offices.

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Topics: Offices, Office Building Security

Security Designed For Construction and Compound Protection

Posted by Joe Wilson

Dec 19, 2017 10:35:00 AM

It can sometimes be tough to maintain your construction site or compound’s security, with a range of security concerns, from after dark break-ins to internal theft from your employees, but compound security doesn’t have to be difficult! 

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Topics: Construction, Construction Security

More Threat of Copper Theft as Prices Rise

Posted by Joe Wilson

Dec 11, 2017 1:20:00 PM

Criminals are constantly adapting, thinking of new ways to commit crime and have been known to even monitor news and social media to find opportunities. A recent apprehension by our security solution Sonavision captured a copper thief in the act.

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Topics: Copper Theft, SonaVision, Prevent Copper Theft

Beyond Dine & Dash - How to Increase Restaurant Security

Posted by Joe Wilson

Dec 6, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Dining out reveals a lot about someone’s character, the way they treat the staff, the tip the give and what they order, in the restaurant industry you see all sorts of characters and customers, but, by far the worst is the Dine & Dasher.

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