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Ontario taking steps to make carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in ALL homes
March 26, 2014
Ont. proposing amendments making CO alarms mandatory Compliments of ...
Fire destroys Erin Mills home
February 13, 2014
Fire destroys Erin Mills home Courtesy of Mississauga News, February ...
Carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in Ontario
December 4, 2013
The Ontario government unanimously passed the Hawkins-Gignac Act int...
Trio found guilty in violent home invasion
November 6, 2013
Trio found guilty in violent home invasion Deer Run home ...
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Ontario taking steps to make carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in ALL homes
March 26, 2014

Ont. proposing amendments making CO alarms mandatory Compliments of SP&T News 26 March 2014 Ontario is taking steps that would make carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all homes. The propos...

Fire destroys Erin Mills home
February 13, 2014

Fire destroys Erin Mills home Courtesy of Mississauga News, February 12, 2014 An Ingram Road home is a write-off after a fire over the weekend in Erin Mills. Mississauga Fire Platoon Chief says ...

Carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in Ontario
December 4, 2013

The Ontario government unanimously passed the Hawkins-Gignac Act into law, making carbon monoxide (CO) alarms mandatory in all Ontario homes with fuel-burning appliances or heating systems, fir...

Trio found guilty in violent home invasion
November 6, 2013

Trio found guilty in violent home invasion Deer Run home invasion Torstar Network Paramedics and Peel police load an injured suspect into an ambulance, one of four men arrested after...

Counterfeit certified cheques being used to pay for on-line items
October 30, 2013

Police looking for cheque scammer Have you seen this man? Supplied photo Peel Regional Police believe this man has defrauded Mississauga residents out of more than $100,000. ...

Keys stolen from car dealer were captured on camera installed by Cairn Smarter Security!
October 7, 2013

Thursday, October 3, BAD GUYS WANT YOUR KEYS A UCDA member in Peel Region reported yesterday that two fellows scooped a set of keys off of a salesperson’s desk. Fortunately for the dealer,...

Possible home invasion gone wrong - Malton killer still at large
August 20, 2013

Courtesy of Louie Rosella, Mississauga News MISSISSAUGA — The hunt continues today for a killer who broke into a Malton home in the middle of the night and fatally shot a man living i...

Violent crime down but identity fraud and burglaries up in Hamilton
July 30, 2013

Crime stats good news for Hamilton Contributed by:  Mississauga News, Bill Dunphy/Torstar Network In 2012 Hamilton posted Canada's largest year-over-year decrease in poli...

Top reasons for a professionally monitored security & safety system
March 18, 2013

Life Safety   Safety and security alarm monitoring is made up of many elements from theft and burglary detection to the most important piece - Life Safety.  Who will call emergency resp...

Paradox security system - we've got you covered
March 6, 2013

We've got you covered with unique Paradox security features... All Paradox products available from Cairn Smarter Security, a division of Cairn Control Systems Inc.

Smarter Home & Business Monitoring with Automation
February 19, 2013

Smarter Home and Business Monitoring Cairn Smarter Security (a division of Cairn Control Systems Inc.) Our customers can connect to their home and business remotely with their smart phone.  ...

Control4 Launches Panelized Lighting Solution
February 5, 2013

Control4 Launches Panelized Lighting Solution, Complete with Elegant New Wired Keypads Control4, a leader in IP-based home automation systems, announced new Control4® Wired Keypads along with ...

Mississauga robbery possibly led to murder
January 17, 2013

Police explore robbery motive in Acorn Place murder   Peel Regional Police suspect a Woodbridge man was targeted for a robbery when he was fatally stabbed on Sunday outs...

Interactive Security Touchscreen - Great Christmas Idea!
December 13, 2012

Announcing the Paradox TM50 Touch - The next generation in intuitive system control     TM50 Touch – Interactive Touchscreen: Available in a variety of fashion ...

Surveillance video leads to arrest of robbery suspect
December 11, 2012

The release of surveillance video led to the arrest of a suspect following robberies at the same Churchill Meadows bank on consecutive days last week.   Just a few days after rel...

Holiday Fire Safety
December 6, 2012

It's easy to think that a home fire would never happen to your family, but there are more potential risks around your home than you may think – especially during the winter months. Fires gr...

Mississauga bank robberies linked
December 6, 2012

Peel Regional Police are on the hunt for a bank robber in Churchill Meadows on December 5th. Some 24 hours after being robbed by a man who claimed he had a gun, a Churchill Meadows bank was target...

Things to consider when building an in-law (or nanny) suite
November 28, 2012

With a struggling economy and an unpredictable stock market, mixed generations are sharing their homes.  In-law suites are often created by converting a room in the house into a livable suite....

Protect yourself from fire
November 16, 2012

Each year in Ontario 100 people die and thousands are injured as a result of fire.  Most of these victims were as a result of fires that were preventable. Most people die in fires before the ...

Three wanted in violent Mississauga home invasion
October 29, 2012

Peel Regional Police are looking for three white male suspects who fled the scene of a home invasion near Mavis Rd. and Terry Fox Way last night. After responding to a call at 8:25 p.m., police ar...

Erin Mills shootings connected?
October 18, 2012

Peel Regional Police responded to a shooting at Erin Mills Town Centre Tuesday night (Oct 16). Officers are trying to determine if it's connected to a shooting on Colonial Dr. earlier in the ...

Shooting at Erin Mills Town Centre
October 17, 2012

Peel Regional Police responded to a shooting at Erin Mills Town Centre tonight.  Peel Regional Police are looking for two suspects after shots were fired on Tuesday night during a jewelry sto...

Cooksville gas station robbed
October 16, 2012

A thief who robbed a gas station in Cooksville last night got away with cash and several packs of cigarettes. Peel Regional Police say it was about 10 p.m. when a man entered the office of the She...

Protect yourself during an open house
October 15, 2012

It’s important to plan for an open house because it does come with risks.  After all, it involves opening your home to complete strangers. Few people think to remove medications and val...

Natural Gas smells like rotten eggs
October 3, 2012

For your safety, an odourant called mercaptan is added to natural gas that smells like rotten eggs.  It helps make even the smallest leak easy to detect. Most often natural gas leaks are dete...

Toronto Police probe six overnight break-ins, sex assaults
September 20, 2012

Courtesy of Tamara Shephard, Toronto police Sex Crimes Unit is investigating a number of sex assaults that occurred in the early hours Tuesday in south-central Etobicoke. Insp. Gerry Cas...

Help keep your family safe
September 8, 2012

As babies grow, so does their curiosity with the world around them.  Basic household items, including window coverings, can turn into potential hazards.  Making window fashions safer for...

Two charged as police bust major crime ring in Ontario and Quebec
September 6, 2012

Two Mississauga residents are among 34 people arrested by Durham Police in connection with a sprawling criminal organization that was based in Pickering and operated throughout Ontario and Quebec. ...

Canada's "Breaking Bad" Robbery
September 6, 2012

On Friday, news broke that thieves had stolen $30 million dollars worth of Quebec's strategic maple syrup reserves. Much as the United States keeps a stock of extra oil buried in undergro...

Group of Seven art stolen from gallery
September 4, 2012

Beach Litter by Arthur Lismer was one of three paintings stolen from a Toronto art gallery last weekend. Courtesy of Jacques Gallant, ...

Home thieves stole from the wrong guy
September 4, 2012

Fair warning to the thieves who stole John Pielechaty’s fibreglass DQ cone out of his Mississauga Valleys backyard — you messed with the wrong person. Pielechaty is a retired RCMP dete...

Monitor home security from afar with Yale Real Living and Control4
August 30, 2012

  Incorporate wireless security into your home control system. What is home control? With more and more smart electronics playing a central role in our daily lives, they deserve an even...

Police hunting bandits in jewelry store heists
August 29, 2012

Police seeking suspects. Peel Regional Police are trying to identify these two men, who are wanted in connection with a pair of jewelry store heists in Mississauga.  Peel Regional ...

Man charged in rash of break-and-enters
August 28, 2012

A Mississauga man is facing 25 charges in connection with a rash of break-and-enters in Etobicoke over three months including one in which an 85-year-old woman was assaulted. Toronto Police say 14...

39% of homeowners want move-in ready home with security
August 17, 2012

Ontario Real Estate Association survey shows 39 per cent of homeowners want move-in ready home Courtesy of Daily News Safety, perceived value and a location close to shopping or transportat...

Indoor Wireless Siren - new product announcment
August 10, 2012

Indoor Wireless Siren  Paradox has introduced the only wireless indoor siren on the market that incorporates a 2–color strobe light with different audio/visual sequences. It...

Property Manager's Guide to Strengthen Security Measures and Emergency Management in High-Rise and High-Risk Buildings
July 27, 2012

Property Manager's Guide to Strengthen Security Measurers and Emergency Management in High-Rise and High-Risk Buildings Compliments of: Office of the Fire Marshal How important is security in det...

Fire Code Violations charged to property managers and owners
July 12, 2012

London Court Imposes Stiff Penalties for Fire Code Violation July 9, 2012Last week the London Fire Department took two property management companies and the owner of a local restaurant to Provinci...

Carbon monoxide - why is it so harmful?
July 9, 2012

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless and odourless gas.  Because it can’t be seen, tasted, or smelled, it can affect people before they even know it’s there. CO is harmful becau...

Fire safety in the office
June 26, 2012

If a fire or other emergency happened in your workplace, would you know what to do? Planning ahead and staying calm can mean the difference between safety and injury. Prepare Know the location ...

Safety tips to protect your family from CO poisoning
June 22, 2012

INSPECT – PROTECT - DETECT It's silent, deadly and lurks in the home while your family sleeps. Dubbed the "silent killer," the colorless, odorless and poisonous gas - carbon monoxide (CO) - ...

Electrical & fire safety tips for your home
June 20, 2012

Use only ULC OR CSA Listed electrical appliances and power tools. Check all electrical and extension cords on all appliances, power tools, and garden equipment for frays, cracks, ...

Tech-savvy security connects with smart buyers
June 11, 2012

Courtesy of Colin McBride, Union-Tribune San Diego Structured wiring for home automation was an emerging topic for the building industry in the ’90s. Meanwhile, buyers at the dawn of the inf...

Serial burglar killed woman for $360
June 8, 2012

New Jersey prosecutors say serial burglar killed 92-year-old woman for $360 in loose change Daniel Rios charged with murder and burglary in death of Annette Hemple Courtesy of SARAH ARMAGH...

Password Management
June 8, 2012

The problem Passwords for computer authentication are as old as multiuser computers, and are not the best form of authentication we have. Certificates are better, but harder to manage. So, for mos...

Facebook posting creates a security concern
June 7, 2012

Australian Facebook robbery target wrong home Two masked bandits robbed the wrong home hours after a teenager posted a photo on Facebook of a large pile of her grandmother's savings. Police in Ne...

Precautionary security tips for vacationing homeowners
June 5, 2012

Data shows that residential burglaries spike in the summer Courtesy of Canadian Insurance Top Broker As spring turns into summer, more and more Canadians start taking advantage of the warme...

Family Safety and Security Tips
May 28, 2012

Don’t let your guard down when it comes to your safety and security There have been too many events in the news recently that warrant us to all look at our daily activities and how our famil...

Control4 intercom door station increases safety
May 25, 2012

Control4® Door Station See who's at your door from the comfort of your couch, desk, bed, or even from outside your home or office when used with Control4 Touch Screen with integrated came...

Surveillance DVR streams analog cameras to Control4
May 18, 2012

New surveillance DVRs (Digital Video Recorders) are now available to stream live video natively to Control4 Smart Home Automation.  The new product makes it possible to stream video from all ...

Increase the value of your security alarm system
May 17, 2012

An alarm system is your first step in securing your home or business.  There are other items to consider when personalizing your alarm for your unique needs.  New technology allows easier...

Security and Crime in China
May 9, 2012

We recently returned from a trip to China organized by MBOT (Mississauga Board of Trade).  With over 1.3 billion people, China has the highest population in the world, representing about 20% ...

Smart Home Automation - What is it?
April 23, 2012

With simpler interfaces and smartphones, MySmarterHome can make your home a safer, more comfortable, and energy efficient place to live. Safer Surveillance cameras are smaller and more secure n...

App for your Paradox alarm system
April 16, 2012

Looking to access your alarm system remotely?  There's an app for that! App allows you to view: System status Alarm memory App provides you the ability to: Arm/disarm remotely Bypa...

Quick tips to avoid identity theft
April 10, 2012

  Shred all sensitive documents Collect mail daily Don’t give personal information to anyone who calls you Never write down or tell you PIN Change the PIN on your banking cards of...

How to build a better password
April 10, 2012

  Passwords should be at least seven characters Use a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols Don’t use the same password for everything Don’t use kids or pets names, ye...

Choosing an alarm company
April 2, 2012

When choosing an alarm company, take your time to make a thorough decision: Discuss your needs and budget with a reputable alarm company Ask how long the company has been in business – st...

Lost smart phone is a concern
March 23, 2012

Lost smartphones are likely to be mined for valuable information by strangers who find them, according to the results of a sting operation conducted by computer security firm Symante...

Two men sought in Hamilton home invasion
March 19, 2012

Hamilton police are looking for two men involved in a home invasion Sunday afternoon. A 42-year-old man told police two men, one armed with a knife, barged into his apartment on Tisdale Avenue S...

Tips to Reduce False Alarms
March 16, 2012

A false dispatch occurs when an alarm system is set off, police or guards are dispatched but there is no intruder or emergency situation. User error accounts for 3 out of 4 false dispatches. Avoid...

Almost Time for Spring Forward - Do you know why?
March 6, 2012

Daylight Saving Time starts on the first Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday in November. This year, we will move our clocks forward on March 11th. In 1784, Benjamin Franklin realized...

Secure and Deter
February 23, 2012

Most household burglaries are preventable by securing weak access points to deter potential break-ins.Visibility Keep trees and shrubs trimmed near your doors and windows Mount exterior mo...

The Convenience of Control4 Smart Home Automation
February 22, 2012

There's no place like a secure home Add enhanced security and convenience to any Control4 system. Simply go keyless, or custom-configure your door locks to trigger automatically as part of a...

Technical & human error led to fire deaths in Montreal
February 22, 2012

Coroner's report released; Says fire department's dispatch system is in shambles, recommends upgradesBY KATHERINE WILTON, THE GAZETTE FEBRUARY 22, 2012 While several factors contributed to the...

10 Home Security Tips To Keep Your Family Safe
February 20, 2012

10 Home Security Tips To Keep Your Family Safe   Burglars do not like a challenge. Thieving is their business, they want a very fast turnaround process, delivering a quick profit. They...

Lack of smoke alarms a factor in Winnipeg fire deaths
February 17, 2012

Alarm was working in home, but it was on wrong floor Couresty of CBC News February 2012 The Winnipeg house where five family members died in a fire last month had a working smoke alar...

Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
February 16, 2012

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors save lives – but only if they are working properly. • Have one smoke alarm on every level of your house.• Remember, change your cloc...

Lighting & Crime
February 14, 2012

Lighting & Crime Lighting is often assumed to reduce crime without question. However, there is a growing body of evidence indicating that lights lead to no change in crime levels, ...

Keep your house warm and safe this winter
February 9, 2012

Although we haven’t experienced extreme cold temperatures in our area this year, keeping your home warm & safe while keeping your heating bills down remains a concern. Heat is drawn to t...

Home Design Trends
February 8, 2012

Design Trends for 2012 include: Ultraviolet protection Sheer fabrics Gadgets Eco designs A return to warm tones Ultraviolet Protection Just as sunscreen protects our skin from the sun'...

Why Home Automation?
February 7, 2012

Why Home Automation? As the number of controllable devices in the home rises, interconnection and communication becomes a useful and desirable feature.  Rooms become "intelligent" and send si...

Environmentally Concerned
February 6, 2012

Cairn Control Systems Inc. is environmentally aware and actively seeks to find innovative solutions to decrease their consumption of energy and utilities thereby reducing their carbon footprint.&nb...

Dim and Dimmer with Control4 - Smart ways to save
December 5, 2011

Dim and Dimmer  Smart and even smarter lighting Control4 solutions  can help you save energy-automatically!Smart ways to saveControl4 dimmers and switches easily replace existing lig...

Next generation in access control card
December 2, 2011

Why SIO? Secure Identity Object (SIO) is a new portable credential methodology from HID Global that provides a secure, technology-independent and flexible identity data structure based...

Tips to Help Prepare Your Home for Winter
November 25, 2011

Tips to Help Prepare Your Home for Winter: 1. Furnace Inspection. Call an HVAC professional to inspect your furnace and clean ducts. Stock up on furnace filters and change them monthly. 2. Check ...

Don't open your door to the unknown
November 25, 2011

When you're looking for a economical solution for a door entry intercom to simply, easily connect your entry door to all the premise phones look no further than TeleDoorBell. It's clean lines, illu...

Remote Alarm Systems
November 4, 2011

The new wave of alarm monitoring allows users to observe their system remotely from their phone, anywhere a signal is available. The iParadox app, turns any iDevice (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) into ...

Choosing video surveillance cameras
October 28, 2011

Different resolutions and Megapixels can be confusing to anyone who is not cemented in the business. The article posted below, written by Raul Calderon, explains the  differences bet...

Wireless Network Security
September 27, 2011

Wireless Network Security The best part of getting a new wireless router is being able to hop on to the Internet from pretty much anywhere within a few hundred feet of that shiny new router. It s...

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