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Security system to restrict access to secure areas only to authorized persons.


The “Association des entrepreneurs en construction du Québec” (Association of Quebec Construction Contractors or AECQ) is a non-profit organisation regrouping all construction industry employers performing work subject to the act on labour relations, vocational training, and workforce management in the construction industry.


A sound or signal giving notice of danger or calling attention to some event or condition, per example an intrusion, a fire or an assault.

Anti-theft alarm

Offering a protection against burglary and intrusions.


The “Association provinciale des constructeurs d'habitations du Québec” is the provincial association of dwelling builders of Quebec or APCHQ.


Acronym of Alarme Sécurité Concept.


Security process whose aim is to validate the identity of an individual. There are three traditional automated authentication methods: -Authentification based on the knowledge of a secret (ex : password); -Authentification based on the possession of an object (ex : magnétic card); -Biometric authentification.
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The automated identification or verification of an individual's identity through measurable physical such as fingerprints, hand shape, iris, retina.

Bombardier Recreational Products

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Established in 1977, the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the security industry and supporting security professionals in Canada. CANASA protects and promotes the interests of its members and the safety of all Canadian through education, advocacy, and leadership.

Carbon monoxide

Odourless, colourless and dangerous, carbon monoxide (CO) can be fatal when submitted to lengthy exposure. It reduces the blood’s capability of moving oxygen to the body’s cells.


Created in 1987, the “Commission de la construction du Québec” (Quebec’s Construction Commission or CCQ) is responsible for applying the act on labour relations, vocational training, and workforce management in the construction industry (act R-20), which provides a legal framework for the industry.

Celluboutique Bell

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Centre de protection de la jeunesse

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Centre d'emplois Canada

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Coca Cola

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Sequence of secret numbers for the authentification of an individual.


Property of data that indicates the extent to which these data have not been made available or disclosed to unauthorized individuals, processes, or other entities.

Corbeil électroménagers

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Curateur public (Le)

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Safety device designed to detect, reveal the presence of a body, a phenomenon or a physical quantity. There are several types of detectors.


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Video recording technology used in video surveillance.
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Fire Alarm

Offering a protection in case of fire.

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Groupe Kirouac

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Home Automation

Set of processes and technologies by which you can control, monitor and program all functions of your home.
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Refers to a detector receiving infrared energy changes in a secure area.


A two-way communication system without a central switchboard, through terminals usually limited to a single building or home.
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Basic component of a security system for activating or deactivating the system with a specific code.
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Lainage Victor

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Magnetic Card

A magnetic card is a plastic rectangular object having magnetic component capable of storing digital data, and for authenticating individuals by magnetic card readers.

Montour Ltée.

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Peripheral detectors

Detector located to protect the opening of your doors and windows, detecting all intrusion attempts using magnetic contacts.

Place Marieville

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Proximity card

Access card with a unique identifier read without contact with the reader.
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According to the law on buildings, the mission of the “Régie du bâtiment du Québec” (Quebec Building Board or RBQ) is “to ensure the quality of construction work and the safety of people accessing a building or equipment destined for public use, or who are using an installation not attached to a building”.

Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux

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Remote Monitoring

A monitoring process at a distance from specialized centres, called Remote Monitoring Centres, which operate via a telephone network, an IP communicator or through a cellular phone.
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Security system

Set of components and devices (sensors, control module, keyboard, etc..) to detect dangerous situations such as fire, intrusion or gas leak.

Sérigraphie CPS

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Simons (La Maison)

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Plastic card containing a chip unique identifier to authenticate individuals.


Short message received on your photo to notice you of an abnormal event taking place in your absence.


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Stand-By Battery

Critical standby power battery backed safety system need to perform instantly when called upon during an outage.

Surveillance cameras

Component of a video surveillance system.

System Monitoring

Specialized center providing remote monitoring of your alarm system. In case of alarm, specialized stakeholders ensure notify you and send the emergency services when required.
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Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol are the two first networking protocols defined in the set of communications protocols used for the Internet and similar networks, and generally the most popular protocol stack for wide area networks. TCP/IP provides end-to-end connectivity specifying how data should be formatted, addressed, transmitted and received at the destination.
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Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) is an independent product safety testing, certification and inspection organization.
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Vidéo Monitoring

Video Monitoring enables a more efficient process of data provided by surveillance cameras by converting it into useful information.

Ville de Ste-Marie

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Detector whose operation is based on presence detection using different methods (infrared, microwave, etc.).