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Security tips to help students stay safe while living off-campus

As September and back-to-school season nears, a whole new crop of Ontario students is getting ready to head off to their first year of college or university. As we outlined in a recent blog, most will be overwhelmed (in a good way) as they immerse…
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Security incident at Kevin Hart show underscores the need for staff training

Sometimes all it takes is one bad employee to sully an organization’s reputation. If you ask one Ottawa couple that attended a recent Kevin Hart show at the Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata, Ont., that’s exactly what happened after they were…
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Developing a new property? Don’t forget the security budget

Residential and commercial property developers are some of the Canada’s most visionary entrepreneurs, taking incredible financial risks to build our cities and towns, filling them with homes to raise our families and constructing the buildings…
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Campus security requires a proactive approach

When most Canadian students venture off to college or university, on-campus security is one of the last things on their mind. Studying, gaining the skills to build a meaningful career and developing important social networks and potential future…
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Marijuana legalization could pose a security threat. Are you prepared?

If all goes according to the federal government’s plan, by October 17, marijuana will be legal in Canada. It’s a hugely significant legislative change that will have an impact across our society. Well, sort of. As many experts have already…
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Emergency preparedness event offers important tips to GTA residents

No one ever expects emergencies to happen, but when they do, it’s crucial to have a plan in place and be prepared. From tragic incidents such as the vehicular rampage through a north Toronto neighbourhood in April that killed 10 and injured…
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Want staff to take security seriously? Make it part of your culture

We all talk about the importance of security, but enforcing protocols can be remarkably challenging when our security responsibilities seem to be growing by the day. It can also be stressful at a time when we’re being bombarded with daily…
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Security lessons from Toronto’s van attack, Part 2

One of the most enduring memories from the vicious van attack near the busy Yonge-Finch intersection that shook Toronto residents last month—not to mention Canadians from across the country—was the scene of bodies strewn across the sidewalk,…
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Security lessons from Toronto’s van attack

The calm of employees darting to and from work and innocent passersby enjoying a sunny Monday stroll in north Toronto was shattered on April 23rd, when an individual hopped a curb near the intersection of Yonge and Finch and engaged in a murderous…
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What exactly is security systems integration?

Remember when delivering security services meant assigning a guard to patrol a building to make sure that doors were locked, monitor CCTV cameras and generally ensure that nothing untoward was happening across a property? That was basically…
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Why it’s time to upgrade your property’s lighting

When owners and managers of commercial, retail, condominium and industrial properties consider security strategies, their thoughts tend to focus on components such as security systems—and rightly so. A robust security infrastructure should…
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Starbucks incident offers retailers a lesson in smart security

About the only positive development that can be gleaned from the recent incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks store, where two African-American men were arrested after being reported to authorities by an employee, is that it offers a teachable…
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Why ultra-tall condominiums need extra security

A new crop of ultra-tall condominiums—many of them mixed-use incorporating retail, hotel and other elements—are sprouting up across Toronto’s downtown core. As they continue to redefine the city’s skyline, property owners and managers…
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A Wincon Team Blog: Strong culture is key to our company's success

This blog is part of our ongoing Wincon Team blogging initiative, designed to keep our employees up-to-date on company and security-industry news and developments Ever wondered what makes a great company? I’ve been thinking about it…
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A Wincon Team Blog: Why Wincon Security is stronger than ever

This blog is part of our ongoing Wincon Team blogging initiative, designed to keep our employees up-to-date on company and security-industry news and developments As always, this New Year brought with it a sense of hope, prosperity and energy…
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A Wincon Team Blog: What I’ve learned in 25 years at Wincon Security

This blog is part of our ongoing Wincon Team blogging initiative, designed to keep our employees up-to-date on company news and developments It’s amazing just how quickly 25 years can fly by. Back in 1992, I founded Wincon Security with…