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Latest issue of Security Solutions Magazine out now! Security Solutions Magazine is a leading security resource for business, government and the security industry. Through Security Solutions, readers enjoy access to information from leading experts on issues such as terrorism, operational security matters, technological developments, risk management and IT security as well as the latest news on security events. As a … [Read more...]

Moving Cheese: Key Considerations For Change Management

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By Lisa Burrell. “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” — Niccolo Machiavelli   The above quote, from 1532, calls to mind the old adage, “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. Whether you own and run a security company, manage a security department, or … [Read more...]

Video Review: Cognitec FaceVacs

Premier Face Recognition Technology Supports Advanced Video Screening And Analytics Applications Face recognition technology is rapidly gaining wide acceptance as one of the most effective methods available for preventing ID fraud while providing support to criminal investigations by way of evidence. While originally developed as a form of biometric security for access control, the ways in which face recognition is … [Read more...]

Explosives 2014 – 1-2 October, 2014


“Explosives 2014” is for everyone with an interest in the legal or illegal use of explosives.  The Australian Security Research Centre is pleased to confirm the forum will be opened by Senator Fawcett Chair of the Defence Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade introduced by the Rector of the University of New South Wales at ADFA. Current topics include: humanitarian … [Read more...]

Verbal De-Escalation Techniques That Actually Work


By Scott Taylor CPP. Conflict is inevitable, and can occur in many forms. In essence, conflict occurs any time there is a trial of strength between two opposing parties and principles. This can be quite common in the security environment and unfortunately, a lot of today’s industry participants do not have a healthy attitude toward conflict and as such, are lacking some of the tools necessary for de-escalating conflict … [Read more...]

Why Should Supply Chains Like Facebook?


By Dr John Hopkins. If somebody mentions the word “Facebook” to you it is highly unlikely that the first expression that comes to mind is “powerful supply chain tool”– but amongst the plethora of pictures of friends’ babies, cat videos and Candy Crush updates, there may well lie a powerful platform that can help you to better understand your customers and increase the awareness of your brand. If used properly of … [Read more...]

The Future of Police Technology


By Clive Williams. I recently attended the second annual Police Technology Forum in Canberra organised by Informa Australia. The somewhat convoluted theme of the conference was “Evolving technology capability for a new age of policing in the face of advanced criminal intelligence,” but the conference proved to be rather more interesting than the theme suggested. Jeff Kukowski, the Chief Operating officer of Taser … [Read more...]

Issue #90 Cover Story: A Brave New World – How Might Wearable Technology Impact On Security


By Bruce Baer Arnold. The very low-key commercial launch last month of GoogleGlass is a reminder that we are entering the ‘Age of Wearables’. New personal technologies such as GoogleGlass and FitBit offer both threats and opportunities for security specialists. Most of those challenges will not be fixed by law or technology: they need a human solution. This article offers a perspective on the emerging world of … [Read more...]

Rigging Security


By Julian Talbot. It is difficult to appreciate just how far removed from everyday life it is like to work on a mining rig. Managing security in one of the most dangerous and isolated work environments in the world is equally different. Despite best efforts to provide decent conditions and great food, an operating oil or gas rig is definitely no place like home. It is inherently dangerous, isolated and constrained. As … [Read more...]

Hills business Lan1 and Sophos sign new distribution agreement


Hills business Lan1 has entered into a new distribution partnership with Sophos, which will greatly expand Sophos's market coverage across Australia and ensure a broader range of resellers have access to its entire IT security suite. Hills is strengthening its security focus, including IP Security, IP Storage, IP Networking and IP Cameras/CCTV, ensuring the company is well positioned to provide the reach and support … [Read more...]

Expansion Strategy explained: Bosch Security Systems on a clear path to growth


Changes in go-to-market model and a refocus of resources with a clear vision of enhancing customer satisfaction. With the recent closure of their Perth and Brisbane sales counter operations, customers may be forgiven for thinking that Bosch Security Systems are consolidating their operations in Australia. However, the facts are vastly different, as Chris Dellenty, General Manager of Bosch Security Systems in Australia, … [Read more...]

Industry News: Panasonic delivers exceptional image quality with new 3-series Fixed Dome Network Security Cameras


3-series Fixed Dome Network Cameras deliver superior performance in low-light conditions. Panasonic Australia has announced its 3-series family of network security cameras featuring seven Fixed Dome models. Engineered for high performance, the 3-series Fixed Dome Network Cameras are a compact and resilient camera solution for indoor and outdoor installation. The 3-series delivers outstanding image quality in dynamic … [Read more...]

Managing the flow of information in an Aviation Crisis


By Steve Lawson. As a business, we have been asked a few times to speculate about the loss of Flight MH370 but we made the decision to steer clear of making comments since, given the lack of any reliable data, any speculation would be irresponsible and could do real harm to families and reputations. Much of the criticism of the Malaysian government and Malaysian Airlines in regard to MH370 is of poor media … [Read more...]

Security Exhibition and Conference returning to Melbourne in 2015


Australasia’s premier security industry event, the Security Exhibition & Conference, will return to Melbourne next year, global exhibitions company Diversified Communications announced today. Following the outstanding success of the recent 2014 event – with record attendances, a sold-out floor plan months before the event and almost 170 brands exhibiting – Exhibition Manager Kylie McRorie said the event would be … [Read more...]