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The CSI Journal

Colonnade Security Inc. (CSI) is locally owned and operated by Carl Waddell, one of the most respected alarm installation company owners in Eastern Ontario, in business since 1981. Carl is an industry leader with a proven track record built on experience, reputation, and outstanding customer satisfaction. He is always forward-thinking and committed to your peace of mind serving you and your individual safety and security needs for home and business, large or small.

The CSI Journal is a culmination of his experiences and in-depth industry knowledge, here for you to read and gain the skills to make informed decisions on better protecting your family and your business. If you have any questions, or if you want to update an existing system, give Colonnade Security a call or email us at

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Avoiding security system false alarms

Most false alarms are usually somehow caused by the user. First make sure everyone in the home or business knows how to use the security system. Most false alarms are user error. Make sure they know what to do if they set off the alarm by accident.

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Security systems with smart technology

Home security has evolved from being an alarm system to protect your home from intrusion to being a complete home automation system that offers you control over all aspects of your home. And you can control it all remotely from your cell phone or your computer.

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