Written by Staff
A number of shopping centres owned and managed by Ivanhoe Cambridge are deploying new video surveillance systems using IndigoVision’s complete end-to-end IP Video security solution. Mapleview Shopping Centre, located in Burlington, Ont., is the latest to undergo the transformation, following on from the successful installation at the company’s Mayfair Mall in Victoria, British Columbia.
Written by Staff
Vancouver Community College, one of British Columbia’s oldest and largest colleges, has deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System in an effort to improve staff and student safety across its two campuses in the Vancouver, British Columbia area.
Written by Neil Sutton
An Ontario post-secondary institution where security was practically an afterthought has, in a few short years, become a showcase of ingenuity.
Written by Linda Johnson
Like many art galleries today, the new Art Gallery of Alberta doesn’t just house works of art. It is a work of art. But where arcing structures and moveable walls take the place of regular ceilings and rooms, it can be difficult to find a place to put a security system, and one good enough to protect millions of dollars’ worth of art. Such an unconventional building called for an unconventional solution, and it was found in a 100 per cent IP-based security system that has fully integrated access control and CCTV systems.
Written by Steve Bocking
In the realm of analytics, there are lots of technologies for lots of applications. One interesting form of analytics is licence plate recognition (LPR). Although not too many integrators specialize in LPR systems, those who are investing resources to learn its functions and applications are carving a niche out of this up-and-coming technology.
Written by Jennifer Brown
For many large facilities, key control remains a huge headache and cost factor. Lost master keys are expensive to replace and they often have too many keys on bulky key rings with too many users who could potentially lose them. So consider the potential pain involved when you’re the largest university campus in North America. With 70,000 students the University of Toronto is, by population, the largest post-secondary institution in Canada and the U.S.   Watch the video.
Written by Rosie Lombardi
If there’s a lot of crime around an apartment building, video surveillance may deter it slightly but doesn’t prevent it. Unless it’s manned by guards in real-time — but they can’t watch screens endlessly. Unless you automate alerts to guards with video analytics — but these systems generate a lot of false alarms.
Written by Staff
RCMP selects Panasonic Canada Inc.’s IP surveillance technology for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Written by Staff
Sears Canada's new head office has chosen IndigoVision’s IP security system to serve as an integrated surveillance system on the top four floors of its flagship store at the Eaton Centre in the heart of Toronto.
Written by Vawn Himmelsbach
Securing North America’s largest shopping and entertainment centre is no easy task, considering it employs more than 23,000 people and sees between 60,000 and 150,000 shoppers on a daily basis. So West Edmonton Mall — featuring the Galaxyland, World Waterpark and Ice Palace attractions — was looking to upgrade its disparate access control systems into a unified security solution.
Written by Jennifer Brown
In 1933, during the last year of prohibition, relatives of George A. Sleeman were caught smuggling beer in Detroit, Michigan and given the option to pay the beer taxes and sell the business or lose possession. Sleeman chose the first option.
Written by Peter Caulfield
Allen Leigh Security and Communications is a small operation with four full-time employees in addition to founder/owner Chris Sobchuk. The company is located in a 2,500-square-foot storefront in Brandon, a small (pop. 50,000) city tucked away in the southwestern corner of Manitoba.
Written by Staff
Genetec announced that the West Edmonton Mall (WEM), in Alberta has selected and installed Synergis for a major access control system upgrade. With the completion of the initial phase of the upgrade, the security staff at WEM use Synergis to protect over 70 doors in North America's largest shopping and entertainment centre, with plans to continue expanding the system in the near future. Previous to implementing Synergis, WEM had two disparate access control solutions in place which required several different access control cards, creating an administrative nightmare and taking up valuable resources in both the security and human resource (HR) departments. With the help of Contava, an Alberta-based security reseller and integrator, the new upgrade to Genetec’s Synergis access control solution provided WEM with the tools to be more efficient and expeditious in response to critical situations. “One of the main benefits we experienced with Synergis is the ability to integrate it with our Windows Active Directory,” said Joseph Schuldhaus, vice-president of information technology at Triple Five Group of Companies, in a statement. Triple Five is the owner and manager of West Edmonton Mall and Mall of America with offices throughout the world. “When we onboard an employee using Synergis, the same tool that creates an employee record and badge, will at the same time update the active directory structure,” said Schuldhaus. The Active Directory integration in Synergis has taken a lot of the day-to-day administration work away from HR personnel who no longer have to wait for security to issue or activate a badge. With Omnicast, Genetec’s video surveillance solution, already managing over 800 cameras at various Triple Five Group owned and managed properties, the integration of two solutions from a single provider has been another key benefit at WEM. In real-time, dispatch can see video of a door being opened along with the credentials of the employee who is accessing the door. The intrinsic compatibility of both solutions also has allowed WEM to build and successfully implement an innovative application for remote door release. More so, choosing Synergis meant that WEM would benefit from the same level of service and support they had come to rely on with Omnicast. “Genetec has been a superior provider of technology, services and support,” said Schuldhaus. “We have great respect for the company and it has worked out well for us.” Although WEM is only beginning to scratch the surface of Synergis’ capabilities, they look forward to taking advantage of some additional benefits such as fully integrating the mall floor plan into Synergis, so that communications officers can have a better view of where the doors are situated. “WEM and the Triple Five Group have been extremely pro-active in their quest to be the best multi-entertainment facility in Canada, and they did not forgo security in the process,” said John Joyce, Director of Business Development for Synergis at Genetec, in a statement. “The recent Synergis integration with Omnicast at WEM will enhance security and ultimately offer their customers and tenants an even better experience at the mall.”
Written by Staff
Organizers of a world-class track and field deployed Avigilon’s 16 megapixel cameras and network video management software to deliver a safe and secure stadium environment.
Written by Neil Sutton
Sheridan College has embarked on a project to integrate its emergency management system and make it available across multiple communication platforms.
Written by Staff
A major four-year CCTV upgrade to the Welland Canal section of the St. Lawrence Seaway will include IndigoVision’s IP Video technology.
Written by Vanessa Chris
With security system projects becoming increasingly complex, it’s tough to find project managers with the appropriate technical knowledge and management background to ensure everything is delivered on time, on budget and without a hitch.
Written by Vawn Himmelsbach
When it comes to integrating fire alarms with security systems, there’s still a lot of confusion about what to do, how to do it and who should be doing it. And while rules and regulations exist, there’s still a lack of awareness, which leads to problems with false alarms or – even worse – doors not releasing on alarm.
Written by Peter Caulfield
In 2000, Scott Knutsen and Brian Sylvester quit their jobs with a national security integrator and bought a small mom-and-pop alarm company located in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond. Knutsen and Sylvester thought big. Their plan was to take the business, which had gone nowhere under four previous owners, and turn it into a successful independent security integrator that served B.C.'s Lower Mainland.
Written by Carolyn Yates
St. Joseph's Health Care has doubled the number of cameras in its facilities since it began using the technology.IndigoVision’s integrated IP Video technology has been providing multi-site CCTV surveillance for St. Joseph’s four facilities in and around London, Ont., since 2001. The system now includes 250 cameras.
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