Security Canada Central

Toronto Congress Centre
Toronto, ON
October 19-20, 2022

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Education Flash Sessions

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

11:00 A.M.

Armchair Chat: Patrick Straw, CANASA & Neil Sutton, SP&T News

Patrick Straw, Executive Director of the Canadian Security Association and Neil Sutton, Editor of SP&T News, discuss some of the latest developments across the security industry and CANASA, including educational opportunities at Ontario colleges, recent updates to the Alarm Technician Course, new memberships, relationships with AHJs and much more.

Neil Sutton

Neil Sutton

Editor, SP&T News, Annex Business Media

Neil Sutton joined the SP&T News team in 2007, managing the publication’s digital presence as online editor. In 2011, he took over management of Annex Business Media’s security group portfolio as editor of Canadian Security, SP&T News and French-language publication Securite Quebec. Neil currently oversees the editorial direction for all three brands, managing print publications, websites, social media, award programs, video content, podcasts, in-person events and now virtual events. A business media journalist for more than 20 years, Neil was previously the editor of ITBusiness.ca and holds an MA in journalism from Western University.

Patrick Straw

Patrick Straw

Executive Director, Canadian Security Association (CANASA)

Patrick is proud to be the Executive Director of the Canadian Security Association. After 33 years working in security integration as a Senior Sales Manager Patrick took over the role at the association almost 4 years ago. Patrick has extensive experience in the intrusion business including monitoring as well as all other technologies sold in the Canadian market. Patrick is currently an associate member of SIA in the United States as well as TMA, The Monitoring Association. Patrick communicates on a daily basis with the Canadian security industry from coast to coast.

12:00 P.M.

Mitigating Risk for Logistics Operators: The Need for a Multi-Layered Security Approach

Warehouse, fulfillment and distribution facilities are critical to the health of the Canadian economy and require around-the-clock protection. In recent years, logistics operators have faced significant challenges with increased rates of vandalism and theft. To avoid disruptions to 24/7 operations, these facilities require integrated, multi-layered security solutions that reduce risk from both external and internal threats. By combining video surveillance with access control and intrusion detection sensors, organizations can monitor activity, detect abnormalities, and implement corrective actions.

Brad Martin

Brad Martin

Director of Product Management, Senstar Corporation

Based in Senstar’s Waterloo office, Brad Martin has been the Director of Product Management for over a year. He has been involved in product management at other technology companies during the past decade. Brad has a passion for understanding customer pain points and working with development teams to solve them. He has also worked as an FPGA Developer, Software QA Team Lead and Program Manager. Brad holds a degree in Electrical Engineering (B.Eng) from Lakehead University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University.

1:00 P.M.

Lean Six Sigma in Security - What The Manufacturing Industry Teaches Us About Standardization

When Toyota and Motorola introduced the twin concepts of LEAN and Six Sigma, they essentially changed the manufacturing industry forever. While LEAN emphasizes reducing waste and preventing errors, Six Sigma focuses on reducing variation. Combining and applying these two principles can enable security professionals to standardize processes and workflows for improved efficiency and profitability. This presentation will provide an overview of Lean Six Sigma principles and the benefits of adopting them.

Heather Morgan

Heather Morgan

Business Development Representative, SiteOwl

Heather Morgan has been in the Electronic Security Industry for just over 25 years. She began her experience as an integrator for 15 of those years, acting as everything from Office Manager to Sales to Project Manager, and even Install Technician on occasion. Since leaving integration, she has worked with some of the most well-known manufacturers in our industry, including Pelco and UTC Interlogix. Now at SiteOwl, she feels like she is back to her integrator roots with a product that is truly purpose-built to better manage the project life cycle for integrators. This is her second opportunity to work for a SaaS model company, and she loves all the new trends that are emerging in our industry and how things have changed over the last 25+ years.

2:00 P.M.

Turnstiles - Enhancing Your Access Control and Management Post-COVID

Using turnstiles post-COVID to control employee and visitor access can help to enhance safety and security in a wide variety of applications, from corporate offices to healthcare facilities to distribution warehouses. Turnstiles once considered just for big businesses to deter tailgating attempts, have proven their worth to small and mid-sized businesses by creating ways to reduce overheads, increasing operating efficiencies and more recently provide secure and contactless entryways with real time occupancy counting. This session will present the benefits and performance features of touch-free optical, full-height, and waist-high turnstiles and reviews the many aesthetic and customization options available to install a turnstile system that meets the needs of any facility.

Troy McCleary

Troy McCleary

Security Sales – Canada, Alvarado dormakaba Group

Troy McCleary, Security Sales – Canada possesses a strong technical background as well as 20 years of progressive sales and leadership roles in the physical hardware and electronic security markets focused on increasing market share through customer satisfaction. Today, he is part of the dormakaba sales group with responsibilities of increasing Alvarado’s brand awareness across Canada.

3:00 P.M.

Union of Protection

This presentation will highlight the need to adopt a “whole approach” to security and that even small strides towards this goal will enhance investigative power and physical security response. This talk will be conducted through a physical security lens, and it is intended for practitioners who may not be well-versed in IT security, but who are trying to achieve closer collaboration with other departments to bolster physical security operations and reduce institutional risk. Participants will consider a collaborative approach when planning and responding to physical security threats, to champion for “security thought building” and to spread the knowledge that total risk mitigation cannot be achieved by departments working independently.

Danielle Weddepohl​

Danielle Weddepohl

Director of Security Operations, Sheridan College

As part of the Risk Management team, Danielle Weddepohl oversees security operations across Sheridan College’s three campuses. After completing a Master’s degree in Military and Strategic Studies from the University of Calgary, Danielle served as a Senior Project Officer at the Canada Border Services Agency and as an Intelligence Analyst at the Communications Security Establishment Canada. Danielle then became a faculty member in Sheridan’s School of Public Safety prior to being selected as Sheridan’s Director of Security Operations. Danielle revamped the institution’s Threat Assessment policy, functioned as one of Sheridan’s operational leads for the Covid-19 pandemic response, and she collaborates closely with Sheridan’s IT Security and Facilities teams to plan and execute access control measures and other large-scale security infrastructure projects. Danielle is also a member of Sheridan’s Cyber and Data Governance Committee, works closely with community safety and security partners and is dedicated to advancing whole approaches to security and threat mitigation by fostering close relationships between departments.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

11:00 A.M.

What's New in Video Surveillance Law

Brief review and update of changes to the law of video surveillance since October 2019.

Elliott Goldstein

Elliott Goldstein

Lawyer and Legal Author, The Law Office of Elliott Goldstein

Elliott Goldstein, B.A., J.D., is a York Region lawyer who practices civil and commercial litigation in Newmarket, Ontario, and consults to the alarm and security industry throughout Ontario. He has been a member in good standing of the Ontario Bar since 1988. He is the author of Visual Evidence: A Practitioner’s Manual, published in 1991 by Carswell/Thomson, which is updated twice annually. It is now three volumes and contains chapters on the law of video surveillance in criminal cases and a chapter on forensic video analysis. For many years he wrote a monthly column for Canadian Security Magazine, entitled “CCTV and the Law”. From 2006 until 2019, Mr. Goldstein annually lectured at the Ontario Police College in Aylmer, on the legal aspects of videotaping crime scenes, and on video search warrants, as part of the Applied Forensic Videography Program. He was a Deputy Judge of the Ontario Small Claims Court from October 2009 to October 2021. Mr. Goldstein is still actively engaged in visual evidence research and teaching.

12:00 P.M.

IT-Centric Access Control for Safe, Secure Learning Environments

Every day, education campuses see large traffic volumes from staff, visitors, and students. This makes them a soft target for multiple crimes, including theft, vandalism, and assault. Modern campuses install a variety of security systems and surveillance cameras which, in some cases, are enough to deter a crime. At minimum, these end-to-end systems make it easier to identify perpetrators. IT-based access control integrated with video intelligence communicates to security teams who the individuals are that are entering or exiting a facility and whether they are supposed to be on campus. In this session, Jason Stewart will discuss how education environments must deploy a robust, frictionless system to maintain a safer, more secure learning environment.

Jason Stewart

Jason Stewart

Regional Sales Manager, Canada, identiv

Jason Stewart joined Identiv with a long history in security sales and support, having held roles with JCI, Panasonic, Siemens, Source AV, and most recently at Honeywell as Channel Sales Manager. Jason lives in Oakville, Ontario, just outside Toronto, with his two teenage daughters, Nyla and Julianna. The family is serious about their sports and Jason coaches his girls who play high-level hockey. When away from work, Jason enjoys playing hockey, golf, and tennis.

1:00 P.M.

Importance of Fast Deployable, Zero Civil Work Based Vehicular Barriers

Hostile vehicle attacks have unfortunately increased over recent years and this trend has rapidly changed from explosive-laden trucks to using vehicles’ kinetic energy alone to cause damage to unsuspecting bystanders. How to evolve and how to create a solution that mitigates this new threat is the topic of this discussion. The solution needs to be easily deployable, temporary in nature and yet stop an impact.

Major Amitava Mittra

Amitava Mittra

CEO, Swaraj Secutech Pvt Ltd.

Major Amitava Mittra is an Armed Forces veteran and an engineer with 19 years of experience in the field of hostile vehicle mitigation solutions. Having designed a patent pending solution that has stopped an intrusion, Amitava’s company is an OEM of 12 crash-tested solutions.

2:00 P.M.

Video Management Made Easy

Experience the ease of installation, enterprise scalability and profitability of managed video solutions. In this session, you’ll see how robust, yet simple it is to provide complete IP surveillance solutions including in-camera analytics, high-resolution panoramic cameras, and high-density network recorders.

Paul Krofssik

Paul Krofssik

Director of Education Programs, Digital Watchdog

Paul Krofssik is the Director of Education Programs for Digital Watchdog, a leading manufacturer of complete video surveillance solutions. Originally from Fairfield, CT and a proud graduate of the University of Connecticut, Paul has been with Digital Watchdog in various capacities for more than 25 years. In presenting, “Video Management Made Easy” Paul will highlight the challenges surveillance professionals face today and how the robust features of a powerful VMS is the foundation of a modern security system.