CCTV SURVEILLANCE MYTHS

The Lies of CSI: Survey exposes surveillance myths created by TV crime dramas

Canadians are hooked on crime dramas, and some shows are so convincing that our perception of what forensic technology can do has been skewed – especially when it comes to video surveillance.

According to a survey by Leger for Axis Communications, 68% of Canadians said they watch crime dramas like CSI, Criminal Minds, Castle and Law and Order. Of those surveyed, most believe image ...

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Alarm system frustrates Winnipeg senior

Most people have heard about the new door-to-door salespeople that visit our neighborhoods throughout the years. In recent summers, we have seen an increase in this type of selling in Winnipeg from American Alarm System Companies like Vivint & Titan.

Margaret Fentum is advising homeowners against buying residential alarm systems from door-to-door salespeople, stating that they created headaches for her rather than security.

Fentum said a couple of days after signing the contract, she was home alone when the alarm sounded.

“This horrific ...

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Family of 5 escapes St Vital house fire unharmed

A family of five escaped a dramatic New Year’s Day house fire in St. Vital unharmed but their home was completely gutted from the fire.

A neighbor told CTV News the family went to his house in the middle of the afternoon and asked him to call 9-11 because of smoke and moments later the house was engulfed.

The home is located at St Mary’s Road and Havelock Avenue.

A family of five escaped a dramatic house fire in St. Vital unharmed but ...

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Safe Travels for The Holidays

Most people for when you ask them about their fondest childhood memories will usually tell you a story about a special gift they received around Christmas time, or when their favorite aunts and uncles safely traveled to their home from the other side of the globe. For myself, I remember being so excited to get my power wheels fire truck from Santa, but now it’s all about the holiday specials and family for me.

If you are traveling over the pond ...

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SI Alarms Ltd Google Plus and Local Page

SI Alarms Ltd Google Plus

SI Alarms continues to strive to meet the best customer service standards in the security industry. As we begin to think about our New Year’s resolutions we have turned to Google Plus so that our customers and friends can connect to our business. Through the new Google Plus Page Located Here we will share company news, trending industry hardware, funny security moments and enriched media like pictures and ...

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Winnipeg Transit Security

Extra security will be provided on city buses but it’s still not clear what powers will be granted to the new inspectors.

The six new transit inspectors will start in July 2014, but they might not have the power to detain unruly passengers.

Over the past decade, Winnipeg Transit has received several security and budget increases to provide passengers with a more comfortable and safe travelling experience throughout the city.

We’ve seen the adoption of video security that has been able to ...

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Fines for fire-code violations to skyrocket under changes

Fire-code Fines for not following the province’s fire code are rising substantially under a wider review of the province’s worker-safety legislation, Manitoba’s Labour and Immigration minister said Monday.

Increased penalties under the Workplace Safety and Health Act and recently introduced legislation to protect workers.

“Maximum fines would increase to $125,000

from $1,000 for a first offence”

“We’re committed to making sure our workers are safe,” Braun said.

She said the new penalties for fire-code offences will help ensure more timely compliance with orders.

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Apartment fire in Winnipeg

Firefighters rescued a man who jumped from his balcony to an adjoining roof during a fire at an apartment complex in downtown Winnipeg on Sunday morning.

The fire started just after 8:00 a.m. in a suite on the fourth floor of the high rise building on Donald Street near St. Mary’s Avenue. Thick smoke billowed out of window when emergency crews arrived.

A witness who lives on the top floor of the building saw the man crawl out ...

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Manitoba dairy farm fire in Giroux

Last Saturday, a farmer and his family were devastated after a fire claimed the majority of their livestock on their dairy farm.

Approximately 103 of their cattle were killed in the fire. The family was able to save 60 cows.

Welden Plett told CBC News the fire began about 9:17am.

The case of the fire has not yet been determined.

Manitoba fire crews responded to the call and began battling the blaze.

The Plett family is in shock ...

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Winnipeg fire crews battle 2 garage fires

This weekend fire fighters in Winnipeg were kept busy in the early hours of Sunday when they responded to a couple of garage fires that broke out within an hour of each other.

In the end, the flames had taken and destroyed both of the garages. Located at 46 Kate Street & in the East Kildonan area on Larsen Avenue the first fire was reported at 2:45 a.m. and the second at 3:57 a.m. according to the Continue Reading →

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