Video surveillance solutions are security tools that let you keep a close eye on activities around, or inside, your premises. Video solutions deter revenue loss from stolen merchandise, vandalism and destruction of valuable information. Today’s video solutions can perform a multitude of functions, from live and recorded high-resolution viewing, remotely viewing live images on your laptop or smart device and analytics for easier search and identification processing.
Video surveillance solutions are designed to meet customer’s specific needs and budgets. Systems are designed for future expansion as facilities grow or can be designed as a single camera system for urban traffic management.
A security alarm is a system designed to detect intrusion into a building or area. Security alarms are used in residential, commercial, and industrial properties for protection against burglary (theft) or property damage, as well as personal protection against intruders.
Some alarm systems serve a single purpose of burglary protection; combination systems provide both fire and intrusion protection. Intrusion alarm systems may also be combined with video surveillance systems to automatically record the activities of intruders, and may interface to access control systems for electrically locked doors. Systems range from small, self-contained noisemakers, to complicated, multi-area systems with system monitoring and control.
A properly designed security system meets the needs and budget of the business while providing the protection it needs.
At Elite Security, we work with our clients to determine what their location needs and the benefits of monitoring the door sensors, motion sensors and critical conditions such as building fire system, server temperature sensors, and moisture sensors.
Call Elite Security for more information on how we can help you design a system that fits your business needs.
The term access control refers to the practice of restricting entrance to a property, a building, or a room to authorized persons. Electronic access control uses computers to solve the limitations of mechanical locks and keys. A wide range of credentials can be used to replace mechanical keys. The electronic access control system grants access based on the credential presented. When access is granted, the door is unlocked for a predetermined time and the transaction is recorded. When access is refused, the door remains locked and the attempted access is recorded. The system will also monitor the door and alarm if the door is forced open or held open too long after being unlocked.
An access control point, which can be a door, turnstile, parking gate, elevator, or other physical barrier, where granting access can be electronically controlled. Typically, the access point is a door. An electronic access control door can contain several elements. At its most basic, there is a stand-alone electric lock. The lock is unlocked by an operator with a switch. To automate this, operator intervention is replaced by a reader. The reader could be a keypad where a code is entered, it could be a card reader, or it could be a biometric reader. Readers do not usually make an access decision, but send a card number to an access control panel that verifies the number against an access list. To monitor the door position a magnetic door switch can be used. In concept, the door switch is not unlike those on refrigerators or car doors. Generally only entry is controlled, and exit is uncontrolled. In cases where exit is also controlled, a second reader is used on the opposite side of the door. In cases where exit is not controlled, free exit, a device called a request-to-exit (REX) is used. Request-to-exit devices can be a push-button or a motion detector. When the button is pushed, or the motion detector detects motion at the door, the door alarm is temporarily ignored while the door is opened. Exiting a door without having to electrically unlock the door is called mechanical free egress. This is an important safety feature. In cases where the lock must be electrically unlocked on exit, the request-to-exit device also unlocks the door.
Elite Security Systems. supplies, installs and services most manufacturer’s access control products. Call our Commerical Security group to see how we can assist you.
Alcohol or other drug use can sometimes become a social and health problem, which can have a negative impact on the working and private lives of those it affects. It is also possible that the use of alcohol and other drugs could create problems in the workplace such as, but not limited to, increased risk of accidents and other safety issues, absenteeism, diminished performance and productivity, and interpersonal conflict.
What Employers Can Do
Alcoholism and other drug addictions can become chronic and potentially fatal diseases if not treated. Employers who notice an employee having difficulty on the job may want to assess whether alcohol or drug use is affecting this person's productivity. If this is the case, here are some steps you can take to begin a discussion about alcohol and drugs in the workplace.
Educate: Educate employees about company policies regarding alcohol and drug use.
Document: Keep a record of the employee's work performance -- good and bad. That way you will be able to document any change.
Warn: Have an informal talk to alert the employee about his or her unsatisfactory job performance, communicate your expectations, and discuss the consequences. Do not discuss drug and alcohol abuse specifically. Keep the conversation on job performance issues.
Refer: Contact the person designated by your company -- whether it's a representative of your Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a medical professional or other -- to advise you about confronting an employee who has problems. They can give you advice for your initial discussion and then inform the employee of available help.
Intervene: Don't delay or beat around the bush. The sooner you talk to an employee, the sooner he or she can get help.
Confirm: Evaluate the extent of any problem through professional assessment.
Follow up: Stick to your guns. Once you have confronted an employee, following through with appropriate support is extremely important.
The Itemiser3 is an instrument used to screen for drugs. Screening is a preliminary evaluation that attempts to determine whether key features of drug abuse are present in an individual. Screening indicates whether the problem of drug abuse is likely present.
Imagine being able to go into a workplace or even a school and being able to determine if cocaine, heroin, THC, methamphetamine, Amphetamine, MDMA, MDA, Crystal Meth or other drugs are being used, you can identifying potential or actual abusers so appropriate intervention services can be provided.
The Itemiser3 uses simple particle swaps that are swiped across a surface and then inserted into the Itemiser3 for analysis. Surfaces include skin, vehicles, ID cards, pens, etc. The Itemiser3 was designed with portability and flexibility in mind. It has touch screen menus on a graphical user interface that make it easy to learn and operate. Quick analysis and results are ready in as little as 7 seconds. Its lightweight design makes it easy to transport and can operate from any vehicles 12 VDC power outlet, as well as, the one hour battery life. With expanding libraries to accommodate unique user requirements the Itemiser3 is functional for almost anyone in any situation.
Elite Security System maintains an Itemizer3 in house to compliment the Narcotic Dog detection team and to assist corporate clients with validation of potential narcotics found during swab tests. Contact Elite Security Systems for more information.
Elite uses several different breeds of dog for narcotic detection but has primarily employed the Labrador Retriever breed. The dogs are selected from reputable breeders with basic obedience training being taught. The selected dogs are matched with Elite officers to continue the narcotics detection training which forms a well-trained detector dog team.
The life of a detector dog:
What Elite looks for in a potential detector dog:
Passive vs. Active
When the program initially started, all drug/firearm dogs were trained to indicate actively by scratching, digging, biting and barking at the source of the contraband odour. This was an effective way to deter drug and firearm smuggling. Primarily, only passive dog training is now conducted.
Passive dogs will sit beside the source of the trained odour. The docile and friendly nature of the dogs allows Elite officers to peacefully circulate with them during detection. Passive detector dogs are working in all regions throughout Canada including international airports in Halifax, Quebec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.