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Put A Stop to Crane Climbing with Sonitrol Security

Posted by Joe Wilson

Aug 24, 2017 7:39:00 AM

Over the past few months, there have been more and more stories about daredevils and miscreants seeking thrills atop skyscrapers and construction cranes.

Commonly known as rooftopping, this practice is both dangerous and a misuse of valuable emergency resources.

A worldwide phenomenon, Vancouver, Coquitlam and Calgary have been some of the more recent hot spots in Western Canada. Sonitrol has a solution.

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Topics: Construction Security, SonaVision, Security for Fenced Compounds

How to Deter Criminals From Targeting Your Business

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jun 8, 2016 2:30:00 PM

If you want to deter criminals - having a quality, customized, security system is imperative. But it’s not the only thing you can do to make your business or property less appealing to thieves, robbers, and vandals looking for opportunities. It’s equally important to ensure your facility is environmentally unwelcoming to would-be intruders. You want to let criminals know that your business - whether an office, warehouse, retail store, or construction site - is not an easy target, and that their time would be better spent somewhere else.

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Topics: CCTV Video Surveillance, Security for Fenced Compounds, Security for Construction Sites, Verified Security Alarms, Restaurant Security, Security for Auto Dealerships

Why Does Conventional CCTV Fail to Protect Fenced Compounds?

Posted by Joe Wilson

Aug 14, 2015 6:31:43 AM

Fenced compounds and fences construction sites often contain valuable stock, equipment, building materials or vehicles … making them an appealing target for would-be thieves.  And in the eyes of a criminal, a fenced perimeter is only a small hurdle between them and your valuable items.

There are many cases of break-ins where the criminal has simply hopped the fence or cut through it … and sometimes even smashed through the front gate with their vehicle.  Or worse, maybe one of your employees has purposely left the gate unlocked to allow the thieves to gain entry.

But what if you’ve already implemented security measures to protect your compound from theft and vandalism?  

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Topics: CCTV Video Surveillance, SonaVision Online Monitoring, Security for Fenced Compounds, Verified Security Alarms

How To Prevent Copper Theft From Your Construction Site or Compound

Posted by Joe Wilson

May 13, 2015 8:01:00 AM


Copper wire, copper pipes, or any other components made of copper, are a growing temptation for metal thieves hoping to take advantage of copper’s high value.  Some grades of copper can fetch almost $3 a pound, making construction sites, scrap yards, communications hubs and even hydro poles vulnerable to the threat of theft.


A pallet of copper wiring can be worth $6,000!


It’s an in-demand metal that is often left unsecured, and since stolen copper is difficult to track, thieves continue to target sites that contain this valuable metal. 


These recent local news features from Calgary and Saskatoon, highlight the ever growing problem.


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Topics: Prevent Copper Theft, Security for Fenced Compounds, Security for Construction Sites

Protect Your Dealership from Asset Theft and Vandalism

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 1, 2015 2:06:00 PM


Automotive, RV and equipment dealerships are all attractive targets for would-be thieves, vandals and organized crime. 

Keeping the dealership compound, parts warehouse, storage areas, office and repair shop, all secure can be a big challenge.

Dealerships appeal to criminals who are looking to steal vehicles and to get hold of valuable vehicle parts such as catalytic converters, air bags, navigation systems, pick-up truck tailgates, tires, rims, and in most cases the damage they do to the vehicle to rip these items out can cost many thousands of dollars in repairs. 

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Topics: Security for Fenced Compounds, Security for Auto Dealerships, Security for Warehouses & Manufacturing

Why SonaVision is the Best Security Solution for Your Fenced Compound

Posted by Joe Wilson

Feb 25, 2015 9:30:00 AM

In the month of January alone, we received three thank you letters from Kal Tire locations throughout Alberta.  Kal Tire uses fenced compounds for storage and distribution, and unfortunately, they are easy to gain entry to and are targeted by thieves who hope to get away with their products.  

Since installing our SonaVision Live Monitored Video, would-be thieves who have attempted to steal Kal Tire products have been met with quick police response.  Our Sonitrol operators verify the alarm and dispatch police who respond within minutes of the break-in! 

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Topics: SonaVision Online Monitoring, Security for Fenced Compounds

Perimeter Security Tips To Protect Your Business And Office Buildings

Posted by Joe Wilson

Nov 13, 2014 6:45:00 AM


Implementing an integrated security alarm system for your office or building that includes verified CCTV video and audio alarms and managed access control will definitely protect your business from any internal and external threats - we guarantee it.


But is there anything you can do to discourage criminals before they even look at your building?  


Here are some steps you can take to make your building less inviting to criminals, and this includes examining the perimeter of your building.

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Topics: Security Tips, CCTV Video Surveillance, Office Workplace Security, Security for Fenced Compounds

Construction Site Theft Costs Millions - Plan to Reduce Your Risk

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 4, 2014 9:39:10 AM

I want to conclude my series of blogs about construction theft by sharing some construction industry data and facts. It's hard to put an exact figure on the total cost of construction theft to construction companies and contractors in Canada, but according to a report from Zurich Canada, we can safely say that the amount is severely under reported in the area of $46 million per year in insurance claims.

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Topics: CCTV Video Surveillance, Prevent Copper Theft, SonaVision Online Monitoring, Security for Fenced Compounds, Security for Construction Sites

How To Prevent Copper Theft

Posted by Joe Wilson

Feb 28, 2014 2:11:00 PM

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Topics: Prevent Copper Theft, Security for Fenced Compounds, Security for Construction Sites

Construction Site Security – The Technology Solution You Need To Know

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jan 27, 2014 5:37:00 AM


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Topics: CCTV Video Surveillance, Security for Fenced Compounds, Security for Construction Sites

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