June 5th, 2003 - Keeping the Criminals Out
Guest Speaker - Mr. W.J. (Joe) Wilson, expert in physical security,
President and CEO of Sonitrol.
Mr. Wilson,discussed how to reduce losses due to theft, and better protect
our corporation's information assets. He discussed how criminals gain
entry to facilities and information without tripping conventional alarms,
how police react to alarms, what to look for in a criminal, and how to
make facilities more physically secure. In his immediate past life, Joe
was Director of Security with Molson and Labatt Breweries retail and wholesale
division, Brewers Retail (BRI). BRI was challenged with numerous armed
robberies and break-ins. After instituting sophisticated new alarm systems,
break-in losses dropped by 97%, and armed robberies were virtually eliminated.