Safety

The View From The Cloud At The Winter Olympics

Temperatures here in Montreal have once again settled into the low negative 30s. Rather than complain, we embrace the cold and head outside. And this year, it’s with the added benefit of getting ready for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. To be fair, we are not all Olympic athletes able to compete in bobsledding, skeleton, or moguls. But we do feel like winter sports are an essential part of our everyday lives. We feel personally connected with the event, and, for me, this extends to issues of security. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to talk with Juliette Kayyem, a professor who teaches on homeland security at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. At the time, she said something that has stayed with me ever since: “If you want to have a perfectly safe Super Bowl, don’t have a Super Bowl.”

Truck Fleet Exoneration: Using Video To Determine Accident Liability

Inattention, excessive speed, failure to yield, and unsafe lane changes are among the top causes of truck collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). For fleet managers, preventing collisions caused by their own drivers can be quite challenging because risk factors must be measured before an accident occurs. But what happens when a crash isn’t the truck driver’s fault? In fact, a Fleet Owner whitepaper on video-based safety, sponsored by SmartDrive, found that even though truckers are blamed for most of the crashes that occur in the U.S., 80% of those crashes are actually the fault of car drivers.

Community Security Service Launches App To Counter Threats To Jewish Community

In the face of growing reports of threats on Jewish people and institutions nationwide, the Community Security Service (CSS) is launching a new app called the Jewish Security Application (JSA). JSA empowers individuals to report suspicious activity and document anti-Semitic incidents quickly and accurately from their smartphones. JSA also provides a panic button to alert local authorities to immediate threats.

New Immediate Active Shooter Response System

Intruder Defense Services, LLC (IDS) announces the release of Guard Safe™. Guard Safe allows existing staff the ability to respond pro-actively and quickly to an attack by an armed intruder. Research shows the average response time for law enforcement to arrive on scene in the U.S. is nearly eight minutes. In outlying or congested areas this time can be significantly longer. This time lapse between onset of an active shooter event and the arrival of police leaves a building and its inhabitants vulnerable for too long.

InfoComm 2015

Each aisle at InfoComm has thousands of the latest AV products for you to discover. It’s focused. InfoComm has organized the Exhibit Hall into several focused pavilions so you can hone in on just the technology you’re looking for.

Reliance Protect Introduces New Lone Worker Device

Reliance High-Tech has expanded its popular range of Reliance Protect services with the launch of the rtouch™, a small, ultra-lightweight emergency alert device that offers lone workers enhanced personal protection, support and two-way communication whenever they may be exposed to heightened risk while at work.

Could You Pass a Security Guard Licensing Exam?

Yes, in most places you really do need to take an exam to be a Security Guard. Throughout Canada and the United States, Provinces and States are requiring those who wish to work as a Security Guard to take a course and pass a licensing examination before being permitted to work as a Security Guard.

A Behind the Scenes Look at Security in Biggest Mall in US

Shoppers at the Mall of America seem undeterred after hearing about a video purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls. The video specifically mentions the Bloomington Mall of America.

Delhi India Politician Promises to Install 1-Million WiFi Security Cameras

Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has promised to make Delhi streets safer like the UAE with the help of security cameras, if voted to power again. The national convener of Aam Admi Party (AAP) who is readying to fight assembly elections in Delhi early next year, promised to install one million WiFi security cameras across Delhi to make the streets safer, especially for women.

Unique Barrier Turnstiles Protect Electronics Company

Smarter Security, Inc., provider of premium, innovative entrance control and outdoor security solutions, today announced a worldwide electronics company recently installed Fastlane® Glassgate® 300 turnstiles in its Canadian headquarters. As part of a building renovation, the company chose to put optical turnstiles in the lobby to increase accountability and safety. The company’s appreciation of and familiarity with Fastlane in the United States contributed to Smarter Security winning the business.