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January/February Member of the Month: Stanley Security is the second largest electronic security company based on total revenue and one of the largest system integrators in North America, with over 75 offices serving over 120 of the largest metropolitan markets. STANLEY CSS designs, installs, monitors and services security systems for industrial, government, commercial, residential and national account customers. STANLEY CSS represents a network of resources, state-of-the-art technology and a culture dedicated to excellence; where its employees have the training, the equipment and the processes they need to deliver the finest security solutions in the industry. STANLEY CSS provides the best of both worlds, a local company with global resources and one of the most trusted names in security. Stanley Security has been an ATMIA Canada member since 2012.
The Ontario Provincial Police, the police force for the largest province in Canada, had a regional unit send out flyers discouraging businesses from hosting ATMs in their businesses. The flyer was overly negative and said ATMs were not worth the risk and did not bring in enough money to warrant hosting one in your business.
H+K reached out to the OPP on ATMIA's behalf and tracked down where this flyer came from. What made it complicated was that the flyer was not created in their communications department and had not followed the correct process for approvals. After a fair bit of searching and outreach, they discovered that the Western Region, representing communities west of Toronto, like London, Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo had taken it upon themselves to distribute these flyers after a rash of the thefts.
H+K arranged a call with the OPP inspector tasked with oversight, and compiled comments from ATMIA to design a new flyer that had approved ATM safety language. They have now taken these comments and created a new draft. Their ultimate focus is safety, and while there is still a tone of risk, all of the comments that explicitly discouraged hosting ATMs have been removed, and an emphasis has been put on preventative actions.
We also were adamant that the OPP acknowledge the problem with their initial flyer. In response, the OPP sent us an apologetic letter and a committment to work with us in the future.
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