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Monitored Access Control: Separating Fact From Fiction

Posted by Joe Wilson

Oct 11, 2023 8:40:50 AM

In the security industry, few technologies have seen as rapid an advancement as monitored access control systems

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Topics: Managed Access Control

Enhancing Employee Safety with Panic Buttons and Duress Alarms

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jul 11, 2023 8:35:47 AM

At Sonitrol Western Canada, we understand the significance of employee safety within any organization. Every employer has a moral and legal obligation to prioritize the well-being of their workforce. That's why we offer advanced, verified security solutions that go beyond traditional measures. 

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Topics: Managed Access Control, Office Building Security, Building Access Control

Avoid Crime With These 4 Security Tips for Property Managers

Posted by Joe Wilson

Aug 27, 2021 8:41:47 AM

When it comes to security, property managers are in a unique position. They’re not only responsible for protecting their property and staff, but also that of the businesses that rent from them and the customers who frequent those businesses. 

That can make security solutions difficult, especially in multi-unit offices. Luckily there are steps that you can take to protect your assets, tenants and their customers. 

Sonitrol Western Canada has listed four tips for property managers to enhance the security of their premises.

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Topics: Keyless Access Control, Managed Access Control

Business Security: How to Use Your Managed Access Control System

Posted by Joe Wilson

Nov 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Managed access control systems (also called keyless entry) can be a valuable way to keep business assets safe and protect your employees from crime, but only when they are used to their potential.

Unfortunately, many companies do not maximize the effectiveness of their access control systems and the features they have to offer. To better ensure you are getting the most out of your investment here are four tips that will help you use your managed access control system.

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Topics: Managed Access Control

4 Reasons How Managed Access Control Will Enhance Your Organization’s Security

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jul 30, 2019 11:00:00 AM

No matter what industry your business operates in, having a proper security system in place that makes use of verified alarms is essential for the protection of your organization’s employees and assets.

Verified security technology will cut down the false alarms associated with conventional CCTV cameras, significantly speed up police response times for any criminal activity at your business, all while catching criminals in real-time before they do any real harm to your business.

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Topics: Managed Access Control

Do You Know Where The Keys to Your Business Are?

Posted by Joe Wilson

May 27, 2019 11:00:00 AM

The keys to your business give people access to more than your building - it provides them access to your equipment, supplies, inventory, electronics and customer information.

In the wrong hands your keys can be a serious security issue, providing criminals with dangerous access to your assets, put your business and employees in danger, and cost you financially. 

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Topics: Managed Access Control

How Controlled Access Can Help Business Owners Fulfill PIPEDA Requirements

Posted by Joe Wilson

Dec 28, 2018 11:00:00 AM

As a business owner in Canada, you have more to worry about than securing your premises against burglars in the middle of the night. You need to protect personal and identifiable information on the people you work with and work for.

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Topics: Managed Access Control

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

Who Gets In? How to Improve Commercial Security with Managed Access Control.

Posted by Joe Wilson

Nov 1, 2017 11:09:00 AM

With security becoming a more complex environment and criminals becoming smarter, more and more businesses are turning away from conventional methods of security and looking for more integrated and customizable options.

As a business owner, it’s your job to ensure the safety and security of your business and your employees at all times. So how can you best protect your property and everyone working for you?

One of the most popular security trends is using keyless entry via a Managed Access Control Security System. Managed Access Control allows you to permit entry to certain employees at certain times of day. For example, if you have rotating shifts, day staff will only have access between the hours they work. It can be that specific. The ID cards or fobs issued to the employees for their keyless entry are unique to the assigned owner, so you can identify who was there and when.

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Topics: Managed Access Control

Keyless Entry Security Is A Better Way In And Out

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 20, 2017 12:37:27 PM

When an employee misplaces their key to your business, it should never be taken lightly. A lost key not only puts your business at greater risk for trespassing, vandalism, and theft, it can also put your employees at risk if they are at the office when a criminal gains access. 

That's why it's critical that misplaced keys are reported immediately and that access to the affected areas be changed - the longer you wait, the longer you risk that someone will use the key.

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Topics: Keyless Access Control, Commercial Security, Retail Security, Keyless Entry, Managed Access Control, Professional Office Seccurity, Office Building Security, Dealerships, Building Access Control

6 Ways to Prevent Inventory Loss With Retail Security

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 5, 2017 10:57:37 AM

Inventory shrinkage is a huge problem for retailers. In fact, Canadian retailers lose about $4 billion a year to theft, errors and damage. Retailers are constantly looking for ways to reduce their losses - from eliminating shoplifting, to reducing internal errors in shipping and accounting.

Sometimes the risk of inventory loss can outweigh a retailer’s resources for managing it.

That's where we can help. I'd like to share with you 5 tips that will help you better manage your inventory and prevent loss.

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Topics: Retail, CCTV, Retail Security, Managed Access Control, CCTV Video Surveillance

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