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Accessible Standards for Ontario Universal Washrooms

PLEASE NOTE that this document does not constitute legal advice and is meant only as a guide. Accessible Standards for Ontario universal washrooms should already exist in your organization. One of the current priorities of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the “AODA”) is to build an accessible Ontario by 2025. Some of the …

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Using Access Control to Ensure Compliance in Hospitals and Clinics

Have you ever used the sticky end of a Post-It® to clean crumbs from your keyboard? Or clipped a trouser hanger to a cookbook and suspended it from a pantry knob for easy reading? Finding other practical uses for a product is gratifying and gives you a bigger bang for your buck. The same applies …

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3 Ways to Strengthen Access Control on Campus

Did you know that 50% of criminal offences on college/university campuses in Toronto are burglaries? The Department of Education defines burglaries as ‘the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.’ The question is— in a campus environment where openness and accessibility to buildings are part of everyday life, how can …

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Understanding How the Access Control Ecosystem Has Evolved

We all use access control. As employees in a secured building or as visitors to an organization or hotel, we touch badges to readers multiple times a day, moving in and out of doors or zones, subconsciously complying with the rules. The assigned key cards or fobs are our first touch point to hundreds, if …

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What you need to know about migrating to an IP-based access control system

Migrating from a traditional Access Control System (ACS) to an IP-based system can seem like a huge undertaking.  Without a clear sense of the process, you may find that you have several questions: Can you retain any of the time and money invested in your legacy system?  Will your organization be vulnerable during the switchover?  Will you …

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How to Pick Automatic Doors for Your Building?

There is no denying the utility of automatic doors. Because automatic doors provide many benefits to a business, and are a great investment as we mentioned in another article named Benefits of Automatic Doors. Most importantly, ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (the “AODA”) has make installing automatic doors a requirement for business settings  in Ontario. But when …

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How Automatic Doors Work?

History of automatic doors According to Wikipedia: “In 1931, engineers Horace H. Raymond and Sheldon S. Roby of the tool and hardware manufacturer Stanley Works designed the first model of an optical device triggering the opening of an automatic door. The invention was patented and installed in Wilcox’s Pier Restaurant in West Haven, Connecticut for …

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Choosing Automatic Doors for Retail Stores

There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing doors for your retail space, from sliding doors to swing doors and either automatic to manual. What you choose should depend on many factors, including the size, layout, and location of your store. Your security requirements are also a factor, as you want to …

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Key to Creating Your Business Security Plan

Creating a cohesive and coordinated security plan is critical for the success of your business and the safety of your staff members. Working with a company that specializes in creating and implementing Houston business security systems can help you protect your inventory and provide a safe environment for your workers. Here are some of the …

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