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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...]

Help Recognize Australia’s Unsung Heroes

  Would you attempt to stop a man who had just set fire to both a petrol station and a liquor store while also attempting to burn the store attendant? Would you run towards a burning car in an effort to stop the LPG gas tank from exploding to save a complete stranger? Would you use your own body to shield someone you have never met from an enraged group of men, receiving serious injuries in the … [Read more...]

The Growth of IP-Enabled Access Control in Asia Pacific

The adoption of panels and other IP-based equipment in the Asia Pacific market has ramped up significantly in 2015, and growth is expected to accelerate from 2016 through 2020. In fact revenue from IP-enabled panels will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8 percent from 2015 to 2020. The total market for access-control panels is expected to reach $499.3 million in 2020, and IP-enabled panels will make up … [Read more...]

Conflict And Cameras: Facing The Reality Of Social Media

  Technology can benefit public safety operations in many ways. With advances in technology increasing at a staggering rate, there are many options available for public safety agencies to increase operational efficiency. However, point-of-view (POV) technology is now prevalent in people’s daily lives and, in the age of smartphones and CCTV, security personnel need to understand that they are always under scrutiny. … [Read more...]

Retail Loss Prevention On A Budget: The Power Of Staff Networking

  For small to medium and possibly even a large retail business, is it possible to operate a wide-ranging loss prevention program which consistently delivers company best results, under a very limited loss prevention budget? The answer is a resounding yes! To set about achieving the above, it is first necessary to look at the setting up stage and what the retail business should consider in order to get off to … [Read more...]

The New Video Compression – HEVC / H.265

  Video compression has come a long way since the introduction of the first digital transmission, the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), back in the 1980s. Utilising (now long forgotten) H.261, a video compression standard used mostly for video conferencing, it was introduced by the CCIR (Consultative Committee on International Radio) group, which later became known as ITU (International Telecommunication … [Read more...]

Salto XS4 Mini

https://youtu.be/r4Rk7MISTbY We check out the XS4 Mini from Salto, the latest addition to Salto's range of easy to use, easy to install and easy manage access control range.     … [Read more...]

ISIS’s Revenues include Sales of Oil to the al-Assad Regime

For months now disaffected Syrian, ISIS defectors we have been interviewing in our ISIS Defectors Interview Project have been telling us that one of the many reasons that they became disenchanted with ISIS was that their leaders were directly negotiating and selling oil to their enemy, Bashar al-Assad—oil that was then used in barrel bombs that rained back down on the Sunnis uprising against the Assad regime.[1] This week … [Read more...]

2016 Australian Security Medal Nominations Closing Soon!

The Australian Security Medals Foundation nominations will be closing on June 17. The Australian Security Medals Foundation (ASMF) would like to encourage you to start sending in your nominations as they do not want your company to miss out. This year, the ASMF have made nominating easier by creating online nomination forms. You now have the option to either nominate someone online or, as has been the case in previous … [Read more...]

Failing to Act on the Risk of Terrorism

Risks associated with a terrorist incident are well-reported within Australia and abroad.  The Australian government raised its terror alert level in 2014 from medium to high. In 2015 a new National Terrorism Threat Advisory System was launched that replaced the previous four step approach to a scale of five levels. The scale provides public advice about the likelihood of a terrorist act occurring in Australia. This … [Read more...]

Token Behaviours

  The Internet of Things or IoT has stirred the imaginations of vastly diverse groups from the C-level executives at the worlds largest corporations to the engineers designing applications to the component manufacturers trying to cram the ‘perfect’ feature/price balance into their latest silicon creation and similarly at the consumer end of town, the most prolific source of most of the ‘Big Data’ outside the M2M … [Read more...]

Access Control Expectations for 2016

As physical and logical (IT) threats to corporations evolve, so must electronic access control. Additional deployments of logical and physical access control, mobile credentials, biometrics and cloud-based services are expected in 2016. To ensure success – and speed growth -- access control companies need to keep pace with the ever-changing market environment. The global access control market grew 6.6 percent in 2015 … [Read more...]

Are Wage Penalty Rates Still Relevant For The Security Industry?

As the 2016 federal election campaign gathers momentum, several key policy differences between warring parties have risen to the surface. Education, jobs growth, health, housing affordability and taxation reform top the list of most discussed political issues; however, wage penalty rates for nights and weekends is also emerging as a second tier topic driven by the Unions and the Greens who are threating to make it a … [Read more...]

Why Storage Is Now a Critical Component of CCTV Systems

  Storage is now a critical part of a robust video surveillance solution. Increasing camera resolutions, longer retention times, and increasing use of analytics all lead to larger digital storage capacity requirements. Across the industry, storage demands are increasing at existing sites undergoing upgrades and refreshes, and also in greenfield installations. Quantum, a global leader of the storage industry, now … [Read more...]

Introducing The Hikvision Blazer Pro All-in-One Server

  Hikvision Blazer Pro All-in-One server is a video management software station that comes preloaded with a licensed VMS in a Windows environment, boasting advanced features in storage capacity, system scalability and centralized management. Easy deployment & maintenance Blazer Pro has a pre-installed activated operating system (Win 8.1) and a preloaded VMS, which makes the unit even more … [Read more...]

SecuSafe Launches New DigiGuard 3MP IP Turret Network POE Camera

SecuSafe Pty Ltd, an Australian importer and distributor of electronic security products located in Sydney, introduces their new 3MP IP Turret Network POE Camera for SME surveillance industry. The attractive DigiGuard Matrix IR Turret Network Surveillance IP Camera, is fitted with a 2.8mm security lens available in grey and white colour, this can achieve an impressive wide angle view of 98° at 2MP (1920 x 1080) and 3MP … [Read more...]

Redefining Wireless Security

Despite advances in IP camera and security management system technologies, , founder and CEO of P2 Wireless Technologies, realised that the backend of most surveillance network designs is still heavily reliant on cable. P2 focuses on the creation of innovative, reliable and large-scale wireless mesh networking technologies for industrial and commercial use. Based in the prestigious Hong Kong Science Park, P2 has … [Read more...]