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Protect Your Place of Worship From Hate Crime With a Verified Security Solution

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jul 28, 2020 10:22:00 AM

Places of worship - such as churches, synagogues, mosques and temples - are all susceptible to hate crime. That’s why it’s crucial your establishment is protected with a verified security systemThis is even more important in Alberta, where hate crimes are on the rise. Numbers released by Statistics Canada earlier this year show that a total of 207 hate crimes were reported to police across the province in 2018 - that’s a rise from 192 in 2017.

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Topics: Security for Place of Worship

Top 5 Tips to Keep Your Place of Worship Secure in Western Canada

Posted by Joe Wilson

Mar 31, 2020 10:22:00 AM

Your church is a safe place that’s run and visited by well-intentioned and good-hearted people within your local community. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean your place of worship is safe from the damaging effect of crime.

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Topics: Security for Place of Worship

Is Your Place of Worship Protected Against Arson and Other Crimes?

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jan 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

In Edson, Alberta, a mosque is set ablaze a day after Eid al-Fitr, a celebration marking the end of the holy fasting month, Ramadan. Security cameras captured the suspect leaving the property in a dark hoodie.

In Edmonton, Alberta, a suspicious fire broke out at a United Church just before preschoolers were to arrive. Employees saw someone unfamiliar leaving the church but did not pursue them for safety reasons.

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Topics: Security for Place of Worship

The Best Security Systems for Protecting Places of Worship

Posted by Joe Wilson

May 16, 2017 1:24:58 PM

There is no honour among thieves. Especially for those who are willing break into and vandalize a religious and faith-based organization.

While we would like to believe that even some places are safe from criminal activities, this is not always the case. It only takes a quick Google news search to see that this type of crime happens more frequently than you would likely believe.

Faith-based organizations do tremendous good for the community they serve, and a burglary, vandalism, assault, fire, or an act of violence, could seriously undermine their mission, not to mention put people at risk.

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Topics: Security for Place of Worship, Building Access Control

Why Your Business Needs a Customized Security Solution

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jun 2, 2016 2:00:00 PM

No two businesses are alike. A school will have entirely different security needs from a construction site. By purchasing a generic conventional off-the-shelf alarm system for your business, you’re putting your business, assets, and employees at risk. Having a customized solution to fit your needs is important to staying secure.

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Topics: Retail Security, Government Building Security, Office Workplace Security, SonaVision Online Monitoring, Security Systems for Schools, Security for Place of Worship, Security for Auto Dealerships

Is Your Place of Worship As Secure As It Could Be?

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jan 28, 2016 10:11:37 AM


Many places of worship in Canada have no formal safety and security measures in place. There are inherent safety and security risks to take into account, and for some locations there are greater levels of risk that will need to be properly assessed and managed. But usually there’s no security system in place, no safety committee, no partnership with first responders, no training and no emergency plans.

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Topics: CCTV Video Surveillance, Office Workplace Security, Security for Place of Worship

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Joe Wilson, Owner of Sonitrol Western Canada

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