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Worldwide Security Earns OCNI Nuclear Industry Innovation Award

13:26 24 August in awards, Nuclear, Security
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Aug.24, 2020 – MORRISVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ascom Americas’ partner Worldwide Security Ltd. based in Mississauga, Ontario recently earned the prestigious Innovation Award from The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) for developing innovative wireless communications and establishing a new performance standard for in-vault communications for the nuclear industry. Worldwide Security standardized its nuclear clients on a turnkey solution that utilizes Ascom’s DECT mobility platform, including rugged handsets, special hardened in-vault enclosures, and messaging software.

“We are working closely with them as they expand the applicability of this solution into other industries requiring mission-critical communications that improve production and help to mitigate risk. ”

 

Robert Dyk, President of Worldwide Security, shares, “We are very pleased that our extensive vetting and numerous successful deployments of this integrated Ascom solution was recognized by our peers in the nuclear industry, which must keenly focus on security, worker safety and production uptime. In response to their requirements for high-capacity and robust wireless communication in this hazardous environment, we used Ascom’s rugged mobile handsets with integration and messaging software for an extremely dynamic, almost infinitely scalable, and agile multi-point system focused on superior audio quality, and virtually 100% up-time. Our unique Radiation Protection Talkback Console system enables the seamless integration of communications with all personnel instantly, representing a dramatic safety improvement.”

The Worldwide Security solution also has applications in other industry settings that require similar coverage and protection, such as maritime, mining, oil and gas, heavy industry, and clean area manufacturing.

“The nuclear industry requires a communications solution with near 100% uptime, and one that is ready to go ‘out of the box’ without extensive or specialized training. Worldwide Security is an exemplary partner which put its three decades of experience to work establishing and advancing new performance standards and turnkey deployment,” said Shelly Bond, Ascom Vice President and Sales Development – Canada. “We are working closely with them as they expand the applicability of this solution into other industries requiring mission-critical communications that improve production and help to mitigate risk.’

About Ascom

Ascom is a global solutions provider focused on healthcare ICT and mobile workflow solutions. The vision of Ascom is to close digital information gaps allowing for the best possible decisions – anytime and anywhere.

Ascom’s mission is to provide mission-critical, real-time solutions for highly mobile, ad hoc, and time-sensitive environments. Ascom uses its unique product and solutions portfolio and software architecture capabilities to devise integration and mobilization solutions that provide truly smooth, complete and efficient workflows for healthcare as well as for industry and retail sectors.

Ascom is headquartered in Baar (Switzerland), has operating businesses in 18 countries and employs around 1,300 people worldwide. Ascom registered shares (ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich. For more information, visit www.ascom.us and follow @AscomNA and LinkedIn.

COVID-19 – Essential Services Designation

12:25 26 March in Imaging, Nuclear, Security
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March 24th, 2020

RE: ESSENTIAL SERVICES DESIGNATION

To all Worldwide Security Ltd., and Worldwide Imaging and Detection Inc. customers,

As the Governments of Canada and Ontario continue to enact measures necessary for the preservation of public health, we are committed to diligently following these measures while maintaining operational capability for our clients, employees and stakeholders.

With respect to the recently mandated closures of all non-essential businesses by the Government of Ontario, Worldwide Security Ltd. and Worldwide Imaging and Detection Systems Inc. are identified as Essential Services.  As such, we are, and will remain fully operational, and have taken measures to mitigate any COVID-19 related risk.  

To this end:

·       We are minimizing personal contact by enabling remote-work wherever feasible.

·       We have advised our staff to maintain best health practices during, and outside of work hours to help maintain our response capability.

·       Our drivers, technicians and in-plant personnel have been issued with appropriate protective equipment.

·       We are in constant communication with, and are fully integrated with all our vendors and partners and foresee no significant interruption in our supply chain.

·       Our on-site support will be available to you as necessary to prevent any impact to your operations.  Please let us know if your company or site has special restrictions.

·       All regular communication methods are in place and operational. 

We are fully committed to doing our very best to ensure your ability to operate remains uncompromised as we navigate the impacts of COVID-19, together.  

Please, do not hesitate to contact our offices should have questions or concerns.

Robert Dyk 
President 
Worldwide Security Ltd 

International Security Conference EAST, USA. November 2019

15:18 29 March in Imaging, Nuclear, Security
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ISC East, a SIA-sponsored event, is the Northeast’s largest security industry event. At ISC East attendees have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 300 leading brands in the security industry, introducing new products and stay ahead of the competition. With everything from video surveillance and access control to smart home technologies and unmanned security.

ISC East is the ONLY industry event at which dealers, installers, integrator’s, end users, architects and consultants can obtain FREE high-quality industry education.

Dates: November 20th-21st

This year the ISC EAST is taking place in New York City.

For more information: https://www.securityindustry.org/upcoming-events/isc-east/

International Security Conference WEST, USA. April 2019

11:31 29 March in Imaging, Nuclear, Security
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ISC West is THE largest converged security industry trade show in the U.S. At ISC West, attendees have the chance to network with over 30,000 security professionals through New Products & Technologies encompassing everything from access control to drones & robotics from over 1,000 Exhibitors & Brands.

The ISC West is taking place this year in Las Vegas, NV.

Dates:
SIA Education@ISC: April 9-11, 2019
Exhibit Hall: April 10-12, 2019

For more information: https://www.iscwest.com/Show-Info/

Nuclear Safety in Canada

21:00 21 March in Nuclear
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The Canadian nuclear industry protects people and the environment by placing safety above all other goals.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), which regulates industry participants, vows that it will “never compromise safety.” This means that safety trumps all other considerations, including production, schedule, and cost. The industry’s track record is both impressive and thoroughly documented – but never taken for granted.

A CNSC inspector verifying a control panel

A CNSC inspector verifying a control panel. Source: CNSC.

The CNSC reports annually on the nuclear power industry’s safety performance, as well as on the performance of the mines, mills and processing facilities that produce nuclear fuel. It also reports annually on the nuclear safety performance of the medical, industrial, commercial, and academic and research sectors.

The CNSC examines industry members’ performance annually, using 14 broad tests of the areas of management, facilities and equipment, and core control processes. Each test grades the performance as “fully satisfactory,” “satisfactory,” “below expectations,” or “unacceptable.” On its website, the CNSC offers an interactive simulation of an inspection of a typical CANDU reactor.

Nuclear safety is a global issue: substandard safety regulations in one country could lead to accidents that affect others; also, countries that harness nuclear technologies can learn from the best practices of other leaders in the field. One of Canada’s closest partners is the United States, where nuclear safety is guided by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The CNSC also works closely with the International Atomic Energy Agency, a United Nations organization that seeks to promote the responsible use of nuclear energy for peaceful ends.

Likewise, the Canadian nuclear industry also has a global partner, the World Nuclear Association, which shares the industry’s interest in promoting the safe use of nuclear technology internationally.

ARTICLE: Canadian Nuclear Association. ‘Safety Regulations’, Online Safety & Regulations Section.

The Importance of Security at the Workplace

18:00 04 October in Security
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Physical security is very important, but it is usually overlooked by most organizations. It is necessary if you do not want anyone to snatch away your information or destroy it, in case of natural calamity. The reason could be anything, the attacker doing it for personal gain, financial gain, for seeking revenge or you were the vulnerable target available. If this security is not maintained properly, all the safety measures will be useless once the attacker gets through by gaining physical access. Though physical security is proving to be challenging than previous decades as there are more sensitive devices available (like USB drives, laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.) that enables the stealing of data easy and smooth.

Physical security is very important, but it is usually overlooked by most organizations.

As mentioned before there are fewer measures used for physical security and no one pays heed to it as attention is mostly on technology-oriented security. This slip-up gives the attacker a chance to exploit data or open ports. They scheme plans of penetrating the network through unauthorized means. Though there are internal threats too, for example, employees that have access to all the areas of the company can steal the assets with ease.

There are many methods and equipment that are difficult to scale by an intruder, have a low initial setup cost and can significantly reduce security threat. The following list of things help maintain a good and strong physical security:

  • Intrusion detector
  • CCTV, smart cards
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Guards
  • Suppression systems
  • Intrusion alarm
  • Motion detectors
  • Physical access
  • Chain link fence
  • RFID tags
  • Barbed wire and much more.

Access control (AC) are accessible to multiple operators; it includes authorization, access approval, multiple identity verifications, authentication, and audit.

Article Resource: https://resources.infosecinstitute.com/importance-physical-security-workplace/