As Security Integrators, We Must Set the Bar High

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As Security Integrators, We Must Set the Bar High

While these may be uncertain times for the Canadian economy, the electronic security industry continues to thrive in most markets across the country. Our industry has historically weathered many economic down turns and continues to adapt to changes in technology as well as the competitive landscape. Maintaining a competitive advantage can prove challenging for some […]

September 20, 2015 Security no Comments
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A Career in Security

Reflections on a Career in Security

I began working in the electronic security industry in 1982 as a part-time Central Station Operator for a small independent alarm company. That company, Golden Triangle Alarms (GTA) was a collection of some of the most interesting characters that you can imagine. Many of them continue to contribute to our industry in a variety of […]

August 10, 2015 Security no Comments
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Is it time you moved to IP Video Surveillance?

The digital revolution has taken the security industry by storm in recent years, and video surveillance is no exception. IP (internet protocol) Video Surveillance continues to evolve as the dominant electronic security solution for business; industry; government and even residential applications. While the transformation from traditional analog video to IP technology has been a slow-moving […]

May 14, 2015 Security no Comments
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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Alarm Company

Ensuring the security of your building or organization by choosing an alarm company can be a daunting task, especially with the variety of service offerings and providers.  At the end of the day, the best advice is to do your homework and remember if it sounds too good to be true – it probably is. What to Know […]

February 3, 2015 Security no Comments
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FCi Employees

The Importance of Having a Certified Security Integrator

Whenever searching for a professional or company to perform services, it is a best practice to look for some type of certification in order to ensure that whoever you hire is qualified to perform the duties you’ve employed them for. Security integration should be no different, especially when safety, and protection of property are on […]

December 16, 2014 Security no Comments
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How Intercom Systems Provide Security as the First Line of Defence

Intercom communications are no longer simply two tin cans connected by a string. Today, sophisiticated intercom systems help keep people safe and secure in all types of environments. Audio communciation systems can be used to connect a reception desk to an entry door, or even include video integration to allow staff to see who is […]

December 4, 2014 Security no Comments
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In An Emergency, Look to the Blue Help Box

Canadians are among some of the most connected mobile telephone users on the planet. However, in an emergency you may not have access to your device or be able to provide first responders with critical information. This is where Code Blue help points can provide critical information in an emergency. These vibrant coloured units offer […]

November 28, 2014 Security no Comments
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Why it’s Time to Ditch the Keys for an Access Control System

If you are still using a key to provide access to your building or office, you should know that there’s a better way. Access Control Systems have become an accepted method of controlling access to high rise residential buildings, offices and workplaces. These systems offer secure and convenient access to a variety of properties, and […]

October 28, 2014 Security no Comments
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7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Video Surveillance System

So, you just bought a state-of-the-art video system for your building or organization – now what? Today, many organizations invest substantial time and resources in the acquisition of state-of-the-art video surveillance systems. But they fall short of getting the most effective return on their investment by failing to have a plan for the operation and […]

October 9, 2014 Security 2 Comments
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How video surveillance fights 4 major workplace security threats

Security professionals and ordinary 9-to-5 workers share the common concern of keeping their workplace safe and secure. One measure that provides great security benefits while making a minimal impact on honest, hard-working employees is employing the use of video surveillance. Many companies already make use of “traditional” analog video surveillance; increasingly, more and more companies […]

September 29, 2014 Security no Comments
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