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Commissionaires’ Tips to Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away

December 30, 2013

Travelers ask us how they can keep their home safe while they’re away over the holidays. Burglars look for an easy target. Show them that you aren’t one by making it look like someone’s home. Use a timer for both indoor and outdoor lights, have someone shovel your driveway, and leave a radio on for noise. Avoid broadcasting that you’ll be away on Facebook; or other social media - burglars aren’t above looking you up online.

Commissionaires’ “Airport Santa” returns to Victoria International Airport

December 24, 2013

Every December, one of our Commissionaires at the Victoria International Airport provides a truly jolly form of security. You might catch a glimpse of Senior Security Supervisor Al Paterson in the Departures area. He might even be humming a song involving bells or a reindeer. Known as the “Airport Santa,” Paterson goes all out, sporting a full beard and red attire.