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Latest issue of Security Solutions out now! Security Solutions 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 busy security … [Read more...]

VIVOTEK Introduces New Multi-Adjustable Sensor Dome Network Camera, MA8391-ETV, for Versatile Coverage

Taipei, Taiwan – VIVOTEK, the global leading IP surveillance solution provider, today announces the launch of its multi-adjustable sensor dome camera, the MA8391-ETV. Featuring four independent 3-megapixel CMOS sensors, the MA8391-ETV allows users to simultaneously view four different areas while occupying only a single IP address. This not only reduces the installation time and total number of cameras needed, but also … [Read more...]

HID Global Boosts Security While Reducing Total Cost of Ownership With Latest Direct-to-Card™ Printer/Encoder

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today unveiled the latest in its Direct-to-Card (DTC) printer/encoder line, bringing new convenience and security features to its proven entry-level offering while further reducing ID card printing expenses for cost-conscious organisations. The company first demonstrated the DTC1500 printer/encoder at GITEX 2017, in mid-October.  “By adding high-capacity … [Read more...]

Structuring For The Future – Strategic Thinking For A Secure Australia

Safeguarding Australia — the country’s longest running and most influential National Security Summit in it's 15th year — brings together government, business and academia to address today’s security challenges, locally and globally. This year’s summit will address developments of contemporary interagency operations and focus on the friction points created through developing an integrated strategic focus. In particular, … [Read more...]

How do you Deprogram a Country After ISIS is Defeated?

by Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. & Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D. The final victory over the so-called Islamic State won’t be won until its ideas have been dismantled and discredited. BAGHDAD—We arrived in Baghdad this month just as Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the territorial defeat in Iraq of the so-called Islamic State. We had come here as researchers from the International Center for the Study of Violent … [Read more...]

The New MxBell App Makes Door Stations Even Smarter

MOBOTIX has now released the app MxBell, adding a mobile remote station for MOBOTIX IP Video Door Stations, in addition to the MxDisplay+. The app makes it possible to receive notifications when the doorbell rings and open the door from a mobile device, and even display a live view from the door camera. MxBell can be downloaded free of charge from Apple’s App Store and from Google Play. The new app sends push … [Read more...]

Imagus Technology And Vix Verify Expand Global Reach With Key Sales Appointment

Fraser Larcombe Named Sales Manager in Strategic Hire to Drive Growth in Asia Pacific, Americas and EMEA Regions Brisbane, Queensland, November 14, 2017– Imagus Technology, a global leader in facial recognition technology and Vix Verify, a global leader in online identity verification services, has today announced that Fraser Larcombe has joined the companies in a joint capacity to further develop their growing network … [Read more...]

The Shape of Things To Come

by John Bigelow There should be little doubt that security technology is evolving at a rapid rate. One need only look at the depth and range of new solutions on display at this year’s Security Conference and Exhibition, held at the International Conventional Centre in Darling Harbour Sydney in late July. One area that seems to be experiencing significant change is that of access control. The introduction of newer and … [Read more...]

Keeping Pace With The Global Retail Supply Chain – Part II

by Jac Brittain The role of loss prevention across the retail supply chain has grown considerably in recent years. Part one of this article in the previous issue of Security Solutions Magazine introduced readers to supply chain management and began the discussion on points of potential risk to the supply chain. Jac Brittain continues the discussion in the final of this two-part article. In-Transit Methods For decades, … [Read more...]

Workplace Health And Safety In The Security Industry: Do You Know Your Duties?

by Anna Richards The main legislation which governs what duties employers owe and what duties contractors and employees owe in relation to workplace safety is set out in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Commonwealth) (referred to as “the Act” in this article).  Purpose of the Act One of the main purposes of the Act is obviously to eliminate as far as possible, and otherwise to minimise as far as possible, risks to … [Read more...]

Zach Winslade wins the MLAA John Andrew Apprentice of the Year Award 2017

The Master Locksmiths Association of Australia held its Annual Conference in Geelong last month. Sean McGovern, Zach's "Master" and General Manager Locksmiths and Keiran McGovern, Masterkeying Manager, accompanied Zach to the event, where the winner of the John Andrew Apprentice of the year 2017 was announced. The MLAA commented that this "award recognises the up-and-coming next generation of the trade. During a whole … [Read more...]

Dynamic Risk Equilibrium – The Next Wave

By Dr Gav Schneider and Kate Down The term ‘VUCA’, made popular by the United States military in the late 1990s and now adopted by business schools all over the world, shows the criticality of dynamic thinking and action. VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. It highlights the key underlying factors that everyone faces in everyday decision making in the modern age. This also makes sense from … [Read more...]

Hands Free Access Control Installation Crucial to Queensland MS Kids Movability

ISCS and N.A.S.A. Electronic Security Systems have been instrumental in providing young, high-care MS patients with much-needed technology to help them move about more freely. Nedap uPASS readers and UHF cards in conjunction with the ICT Protégé WX Access Control system were installed in the recently completed $5.5 million MS Queensland Youngcare complex at Albany Creek, Queensland. Integrator Norm Larden, managing … [Read more...]

A Revolution in Video Analytics

How Deep-Learning Makes Video Surveillance Smarter By Oliver Philippou, Senior Analyst, Video Surveillance, IHS Markit Why is the security industry talking about artificial intelligence? IHS Markit forecasts the total market for paid-for video analytics market will reach $700 million in 2021. This growth attributed to the widespread adoption of emerging analytics technologies, specifically deep learning … [Read more...]

Conducting Workplace Investigations – Part 3

By Greg Byrne This is the third article on the correct and (safe) method of conducting an internal investigation due to workplace conflict or misconduct. The first two articles in previous issues of Security Solutions Magazine outlined the steps involved in conducting an investigation. This article will outline some common pitfalls with not conducting an internal investigation correctly or of not conducting one at … [Read more...]

Data Privacy And Resilience – A Cautionary Note

By Dr Rita Parker The digital transformation of society has added to the complexity of doing business today for large corporations, international conglomerates and small owner operators, as well as for individuals. Risks and threats are evolving on a daily basis due to the widespread use of internet-enabled devices and processes. Recent high-profile cyberattacks demonstrate the extent of possible losses to institutions … [Read more...]

CISOs On The Rise – But Many Organisations Still Lacking Adequate Cybersecurity

By Jo Stewart-Rattray In my discussions with colleagues and peers, it is pleasing to see the importance of cybersecurity awareness is growing among business leaders and board directors. Unfortunately, this awareness and understanding of cyber threats has come at a price, as the recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks demonstrate how vulnerable and unprepared many organisations remain. According to ISACA’s State of … [Read more...]