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The FCi Blog

Catch up on the latest news, views and ideas from our team of experts, with information on facility security, wireless networking, telecom and much more.

No Radios, No Trains

November 7, 2017 Wireless Shahab Siddiqui

Have you seen Ottawa’s bid to Amazon for its second global headquarters? Besides wooing the giant that is Amazon in their video pitch you will immediately notice the massive expansion plans that Ottawa-Gatineau is undertaking in the coming years. As one of Ottawa-Gatineau’s largest and most well-known service providers and integrators for critical building infrastructure, […]

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Need a High Security Gate? We do that.

October 11, 2017 Security Richard McMullen

Electronic security has many disciplines within the field with each offering substantial protection, detection and deterrent to unwanted behaviour or criminal activity.  We offer experience and expertise in many of these disciplines.  One often overlooked discipline is perimeter protection or territorial reinforcement.  Establishing a clear perimeter is an effective deterrent and can create time to […]

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The future comes with “no wires attached”

September 14, 2017 Wireless Shahab Siddiqui

By the end of 2016 there were about 3.7 billion internet users on the planet. All those people collectively generated approximately 1 zettabyte* of internet traffic in 2016 (that’s 21 zeros just in case you were wondering). And over 70% of that traffic was routed using WiFi**. WiFi has become such a critical aspect of our communications infrastructure […]

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Mobile Credentials

September 7, 2017 Security Brad Smith

  When was the last time you left home, or the office without your cell phone? Using our phone as an access control credential, can be convenient, and eliminates the need to carry conventional credentials (key fob, card, adhesive tag, etc…).   Although it seems like a simple extension, there are a number of things to […]

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Facial Recognition – Science Fiction to Reality

August 28, 2017 Security Richard McMullen

The 2002 science fiction film, Minority Report showcased some impressive video surveillance opportunities, highlighting numerous facial recognition features.  While we have yet to achieve much of this film technology, we have developed some practical advances in facial recognition technology.  Advances will no doubt continue to develop this video technology.  Utilizing this technology can have some […]

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