Building security and Tandem Montreal

Carol Roach By Carol Roach, 29th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Living in a seniors residence provides security at times. However, the security can only work if the tenants cooperate.

Senior residence

I live in a senior’s residence. We have cameras in the hallways for protection. We are not supposed to let in people we don’t know. However, there are always people going door to door trying to sell us something. The building is owned and operated by the city of Montreal. Today I noticed that a notice went up to remind people not to let anyone in the building that they do not know. Someone is letting them in but whom?

Strangers in the building

Today someone rang my bell I answered and he said that he was from Tandem. I really didn’t know what Tandem is but I have heard about it. I just told him I was not interested. Later I was waiting for my aunt to bring me the cat food I ordered. Two young people were still there. They were ringing everyone’s door bell and not getting anybody. I got tired of looking at them and I told them this was a security building and they shouldn’t be ringing the bells trying to get in.

A woman from the building came in and said it was alright they worked for the city. They were checking the security of the building to make sure people were not letting just anybody in.

Public Security

I was curious and I looked up Tandem on the Internet, Basically, Tandem is a Branch of the City of Montreal. Its purpose is to provide public security whether it be in a senior’s building or a school and so on. The trouble is when you go to the city of Montreal’s website, the information on Tandem is all in french. They never bothered to translate the page. My government really sucks. The law here in Quebec is that everything goes out in French but you can request the correspondence you receive from the government in English. They won’t make it easy on everyone and send out the information in both languages to begin with.

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Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
30th Oct 2015 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar Jennifer Dombrowski
30th Oct 2015 (#)

I knew they spoke French in Montreal but didn't know about things going out in French. I just assumed ithey spoke English! Another great article!

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