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The right technology can help build resiliency to natural disasters

Severe weather patterns have heightened the importance of proactively planning for expected and unexpected threats. Through technology and infrastructure upgrades, buildings can take a proactive approach to improving the safety and comfort of its occupants in the wake of an emergency.

Toronto to adopt verified response for alarms

The Toronto Police Service is moving to a verified response model for burglar alarm activations. The new model will take effect on Sept. 10 this year.

Fire code enforcement affecting installers

After the fire department removed a CANASA member’s technicians — who were changing smoke sensors on a wired alarm system — from a jobsite, SP&T News asked the CFAA to clarify how the Ontario Fire Code applies to alarm installers.

Q&A: Sanjay Saini, general manager, AtHoc

SP&T spoke with AtHoc’s GM Sanjay Saini to get more information on how mass notification can be integrated into companies and organizations and what the role of crisis communications is now that Canada has launched Alert Ready.

Niagara Regional Police Services transitioning to verified alarm response

Police outline circumstances under which an alarm may be verified resulting in a dispatch.

Honeywell reveals the new name of home/ADI spin-off

Company first announced the corporate spin-off last year — it is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
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Life safety checklist

While the actual plan or product should be tailored to a specific location, there are several safety trends that resonate across most industries which can help to improve any facility, no matter the size. Consider the following best practices and tips for enhancing fire and life safety at your property. » Learn more...
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Event Calendar 

Converged Technology Forum

Date: August 23
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition

Date: September 9 – 13
Location: San Antonio, Tex.
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Security Canada Atlantic

Date: September 12, 2018
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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ADI Expo

Date: September 13
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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Anixter Showcase

Date: September 13
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Global Security Exchange

Date: September 23-27, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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