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Joe Wilson

We provide our customers with the best commercial security solutions and quality service backed by our unique Guarantee and Commitment to Service. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee!

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Business Security: The Power of Sonavision’s Intelligent Video Monitoring

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jun 5, 2024 9:33:57 AM



In an era where security threats are increasingly sophisticated and prevalent, businesses must adopt advanced technologies to protect their assets and personnel effectively. Among these innovations is Sonavision, a cutting-edge video monitoring solution offered by Sonitrol Western Canada. But what exactly is Sonavision, and how can it help secure your business?

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Topics: SonaVision

School Security: Safeguarding Educational Institutions Throughout the Year

Posted by Joe Wilson

May 23, 2024 7:25:15 AM



As summer approaches, colleges and schools prepare to close their doors for the seasonal holidays with the security of educational buildings a top priority. While bustling hallways and classrooms may soon quiet down, the need for robust security measures persists, especially during periods of reduced activity when staff and students are away.

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Topics: School Security

Six Essential Security Measures for Commercial Protection

Posted by Joe Wilson

May 15, 2024 12:00:41 PM



In today's uncertain world, safeguarding your business against potential threats is paramount. Whether it's break-ins, theft, vandalism, fire, or other risks, the consequences of inadequate security can be devastating. That's why investing in a comprehensive security system like Sonitrol's is crucial for businesses looking to deter criminals and safeguard their assets effectively.

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Topics: Commercial Security

High-end Retail Robbery - Don’t Use CCTV Cameras to Secure Your Jewellery Store

Posted by Joe Wilson

May 8, 2024 11:39:00 AM



Recent incidents, such as the
break-in at a BC Surrey mall reported by CTV News, highlight the evolving tactics of jewellery thieves. Rather than attempting complex safecracking operations, criminals now target jewellery left out on display overnight, even lower-end products.

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Topics: Retail Security

How to Better Secure Your Underground Parking Garage or Parking Lot

Posted by Joe Wilson

May 3, 2024 12:53:24 PM

Protecting your commercial parking facility goes beyond just safeguarding vehicles; it's about ensuring the safety and peace of mind of everyone who uses it. Closed parking lots are prime targets for theft, vandalism, and other criminal activities, posing a significant risk to car owners and their passengers.

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Topics: Fenced Compounds

Extend Security Measures to Outdoor Premises - 12 Tips for Business Managers

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 25, 2024 1:29:00 PM



Protecting your facility from crime involves not only interior alarms and surveillance but also monitored surveillance systems covering the outside of building and parking areas. Criminals are increasingly targeting these exterior spaces, seeking vulnerable entry points to exploit.

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Topics: Fenced Compounds, Building Access Control

Boosting Business Security: Inside BC's Rebate Program

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 12, 2024 1:28:00 PM



In response to the growing concerns of property / commercial crime affecting businesses in both rural and urban areas across the province, the BC Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development, and Innovation has introduced the Securing Small Business Rebate Program. This BC government program allocates $10.5 million to help small businesses in covering costs related to property damage caused by vandalism, and costs associated with implementing preventive security measures.

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Topics: Small Business Security

Garda $30 Million Heist - 3 Ways Sonavision Could Have Stopped the Crime

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 4, 2024 1:29:00 PM

It reads like a screen script for a Hollywood blockbuster. Thieves broke into a Gardaworld building in a quiet subdivision in Los Angeles and stole upwards of $30 million dollars and as of yet - no arrests made by the FBI or LAPD. The vault theft of cash wasn’t even discovered until employees turned up for work after the Easter weekend on Monday.

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Topics: Commercial Security, CCTV Versus Sonavision

The Advantages of Sonitrol's Verified Audio Intrusion Detection Systems

Posted by Joe Wilson

Mar 29, 2024 1:27:00 PM

In today's higher risk business environment, safeguarding assets and ensuring operational continuity are key concerns for many management teams. Traditional alarm systems, while providing a degree of protection, often fall short in effectively addressing evolving security challenges. Fortunately, advancements in technology have given rise to innovative solutions like Sonitrol's Verified Audio Intrusion Detection Systems, offering businesses unparalleled levels of security and peace of mind.

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Topics: Audio Intrusion

How to Better Secure Your Warehouse and Distribution Center from Theft

Posted by Joe Wilson

Mar 21, 2024 9:00:00 AM

Your warehouses and distribution centers stand at the core of your business operations, housing valuable products in one central location. Yet, these facilities are also prime targets for both cargo theft and storeroom burglary.

 “CargoNet, which tracks voluntarily reported cargo thefts, said there were 566 incidents in the U.S. and 16 in Canada in the second quarter last year, a 57% year-over-year increase. The majority of cargo thefts in the second quarter of 2023 occurred near warehouses and distribution centers, along with unsecured parking lots and company truck yards and premises, according to both Overhaul and CargoNet.”

Traditional security measures, while effective to a degree, often fall short in providing comprehensive protection. From vulnerable entry points to internal theft by employees, safeguarding your warehouse and parking area requires a multifaceted approach.

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Topics: Security for Warehouses & Manufacturing

Responding to Retail Crime Threats with Sonitrol’s Advanced Security Systems

Posted by Joe Wilson

Mar 11, 2024 1:26:00 PM

Commercial retailers across British Columbia have grappled with a surge in criminal activities, ranging from theft and vandalism to break-ins and shoplifting. A poll conducted in the region revealed that nearly half of the businesses have directly or indirectly experienced crime, showing clearly the security challenges faced by the retail sector. Emily Boston, spokesperson for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, pointed out that waste, litter, vandalism, breaking and entering, theft, and shoplifting as the most prevalent issues encountered by businesses in British Columbia.

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Topics: Retail Security

Securing the Build: Tackling Construction Theft in Canada with Sonitrol

Posted by Joe Wilson

Mar 7, 2024 7:26:00 AM

Construction theft poses a significant challenge to both large and small-scale projects across Canada, with equipment, vehicles, building materials, and tools disappearing from sites at an alarming rate. Recent estimates indicate that construction theft costs Canadian contractors up to $46 million annually, with losses escalating over time. The ease of theft, coupled with the lucrative resale market for stolen goods, makes construction sites prime targets for both on-site workers and organized criminals.

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Topics: Construction Security

10 Ways to Improve Restaurant Security

Posted by Joe Wilson

Mar 4, 2024 10:57:00 AM

Security is a critical concern for restaurant owners, as threats to their establishment can result in financial losses, damage to property, and safety risks to customers and employees. 

In fact, breaking and entering was the third most common claim for restaurants in Canada, according to Federated Insurance’s internal claims data. The average loss was about $8,000, but the highest claim came in at over $90,000. 

Fortunately, there are several effective ways to improve restaurant security and protect your business. In this blog, we will explore ten strategies that can help protect your restaurant and strengthen your overall security system.

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Topics: Restaurant Security

Protecting Your Pharmacy: How to Defend Against Internal & External Threats

Posted by Joe Wilson

Feb 28, 2024 8:01:07 AM

In the area of law enforcement, securing businesses like pharmacies is vital to maintaining public safety. These establishments are not only hubs of healthcare but also potential targets for criminal activity. Here’s a recent warning from the Vancouver police.

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Topics: Pharmacy and Drug Store Security

Rising Crime: A Concern for Small Businesses in Western Canada

Posted by Joe Wilson

Feb 15, 2024 8:48:00 AM

A recent report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has claimed that small businesses in Western Canada - the heart and soul of many neighbourhoods - are calling for more work to be done to address crime and better improve community safety. 

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Topics: Crime Prevention Tips, Small Business Security

Comparison: Choosing the Right Security Solution for Your Business

Posted by Joe Wilson

Feb 8, 2024 8:50:00 AM

Today’s security threats are increasingly sophisticated. Unfortunately, that means businesses are faced with a new challenge - selecting a security system that not only deters crime but also provides reliable detection and response.

Traditional unverified alarms have been the norm for years, but as technology has advanced, verified security systems have emerged as a superior choice for a multitude of reasons.

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Topics: Commercial Security

Defending Your Business From Door-to-Door Scams - Tips From the RCMP

Posted by Joe Wilson

Feb 1, 2024 8:42:00 AM

Despite the surge of online scams and fraudulent digital transactions, door-to-door scams still persist, posing a potential threat to business owners. Staying informed about these scams and implementing a robust security solution is crucial for safeguarding your business from financial losses.

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Topics: Commercial Security, Fraud

Security Guards Vs Video Surveillance: What’s Best?

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jan 25, 2024 11:39:00 AM

Thefts, assault and intimidation are on the rise for businesses across Western Canada. As a result, an increasing number of companies are looking for ways to better protect their properties

One popular solution, especially for larger establishments, is hiring security personnel to stand guard outside of stores. But is this really the right option?

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Topics: Guaranteed Commercial Security, CCTV Video Surveillance

Does Your Commercial Security Plan Include These 7 Key Components?

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jan 19, 2024 12:28:20 PM



Companies of all sizes confront an array of security threats going into 2024, ranging from cyberattacks and data breaches to vandalism and employee theft. It is imperative for companies to implement a robust security solution that safeguards their assets, employees, and customers.

An effective business security plan should encompass various key components designed to tackle an extensive range of security threats.

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Topics: Commercial Security

Creating a Safe Workplace: The Importance of Panic Buttons

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jan 11, 2024 8:51:00 AM

Ensuring the well-being of employees has become a paramount concern for organizations in Western Canada. Employee safety and security are not only ethical imperatives, but also fundamental to fostering a productive and harmonious work environment. 

One of the key innovations that have emerged in recent years to address this concern is the implementation of panic buttons in workplaces, particularly in the retail industry where violent crimes are more common.

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Topics: Office Workplace Security

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We provide our customers with the best commercial security solutions and quality service backed by our unique Guarantee and Commitment to Service. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee!


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