Commissionaires Blog

Welcome to Commissionaires’ blog! As a leading security provider and Canada’s largest private sector employer of veterans, we’ll keep you up-to-date on security industry news, security tips and techniques, and profiles of our team members.

Secure your Home with HomeWatch

September 16, 2016

Going on vacation? Worried about your house, and don’t know who can care for it while you’re gone? Whether you’re away for a few days or several months, don’t leave your home to chance – leave it to Commissionaires.

Our professionally trained staff will ensure that your home is secure and looks lived in as long as you are away.

What to do when someone loses consciousness – there’s an App for that!

August 26, 2016

A few weeks ago, a Commissionaire from Montreal helped a man through life-threatening situation. He had trouble breathing and, as our Commissionaire called for backup, the victim lost consciousness. Here’s how you can help if you see someone in a similar situation:

Think like a Commissionaire to safeguard your Home

July 29, 2016

When Commissionaires think security, we think prevention. We look for potential security concerns and address them before there’s a problem. Commissionaires scan, plan and prevent. Repeat.  

Learn how you can secure your home by thinking like a Commissionaire:

Spring Clean Your Past with a Record Suspension

June 30, 2016

If you’ve made a mistake in your past and you don’t want it appearing on a background check – perhaps one you need for a volunteer position or a pre-employment screening – Commissionaires can help.

While we can’t erase your criminal record completely, Commissionaires can help you with a record suspension (formerly called a pardon).

This process removes your criminal record from the Canadian Police Information Center Database (CPIC). Once it’s done, a search won’t reveal your past, or even that you’ve received a record suspension/pardon.

Three Tips to Protect your Computer against Malware

May 27, 2016

The cybercrime goes like this:

Your computer freezes. A message from the “Police Cybercrime Investigation Department” appears onscreen saying you must pay $100 or face criminal prosecution for a slew of possible offenses like copyright violation, gambling and infecting other computers with a virus. If you pay, the message reads, your computer will be unlocked in less than 72 hours.

Here’s what to do if you’re targeted with this latest cyber scam called “Ransomware”:

Don’t pay, say the RCMP.

Defend Against Business Theft

April 29, 2016

Pre-employment background screening will help keep your business secure. By screening, we don’t mean Facebook stalking. Commissionaires provides professional, in-depth background screening to ensure you’re hiring exactly who your candidate says he is.

Commissionaires offers:

Criminal Record Checks: Commissionaires will use your applicant’s name, date of birth or digital fingerprints to confirm a clean record.
Response Time: Within 72 hours, if no convictions are found.

Top Reasons to Join Commissionaires

March 31, 2016

Interested in working at Commissionaires? We value our Canadian Forces and RCMP veterans, but we also keep our doors open for civilians who care about protecting Canadians. Here’s what our team members have to say:

Business Security – Your Way

February 26, 2016

Protecting your business can be worrisome. Commissionaires takes the worry out with our trained, licensed security guards. We start with a business risk assessment to review your current security situation. Then we work with you to develop a custom plan for your business size and budget.

Your security plan may include:

Top 3 Reasons why our Non-Core Police Services can Help Your Police

January 29, 2016

Commissionaires’ non-core police services helps municipalities and police departments by taking on non-core duties to free up police for the jobs they’re trained to do. This puts them back on the streets -helping and protecting citizens and communities.