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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...]

Security licence exemption for ID scanning

According to a recent release from the Queensland Office of Fair Trading, Mandatory ID scanning for most liquor licensed venues in safe night precincts commences on 1 July 2017. These venues will be required to operate networked ID scanners from 10pm onwards. As a general principle, anyone involved in screening the entry of a person into a place must be licensed as a crowd controller. However, the Commissioner for … [Read more...]

Don’t be misled by United’s crisis survival

By Dr Tony Jaques It could be very easy to draw the wrong lessons from the United Airlines “customer re-accommodation” crisis. United will survive the forced removal of a law-abiding passenger being dragged off their plane and, within a very short time, the “scream heard around the world” will probably be forgotten . . . if not forgiven. That’s the sad reality. Public memory is short and boycotts rarely last. In the … [Read more...]

Masterclass – Bomb Safety and Security – Melbourne

ASRC Masterclasses enable peer-to-peer discussion of relevant topics guided by a leader in the field. This Masterclass will be lead by Don Williams CPP, author of Bomb Safety and Security, The Managers Guide Takeaways from this Masterclass are the principles underpinning a safe and sensible response to bombs, threats, unattended items and post-blast scenarios. The emphasis is on providing a safe and secure environment … [Read more...]

Security industry trainees urged to stick to reputable trainers

The Queensland OFT (Office OF Fair Trading) is reminding those training to work in the security industry to ensure they complete their training through a reputable provider. The warning comes as the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) cancelled the registration of a further three Registered Training Organisations (RTO) that were delivering security training in states across Australia, including New South Wales … [Read more...]

The Refinement Of Smart Homes: Opportunities For Installers And Locksmiths In 2017

It is a well-established fact in the marketing and business worlds that it costs as much as five times as much to attract new customers than it does to retain an existing customer. However, in service-based industries such as locksmiths or domestic alarm installation where a customer has a very specific need that, once fulfilled, is unlikely to generate much in the way of repeat business, the question becomes, how do you … [Read more...]

Dahua Appoints LSC as a Distributor

During the recent Total Facilities Expo in Sydney last week, Damien White, Dahua Marketing Director for the Oceania region announced that Locksmith Supply Company, one of Australia most trusted and respected names in the security market, had been appointed as a Dahua distributor along side the likes of Sedan Security. According to White, the appointment of LSC was a mutually beneficial agreement that would benefit both … [Read more...]

AISC approves training package review

According to a recent report by ASIAL, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved the case for change for the Security Operations training package Cert II and III. The next phase will start when the Skills Service Organisation (which in the case of security is Artibus Innovation) receives the work activity order from AISC, which will enable them to proceed with finalising the Technical Advisory … [Read more...]

2016 Ruddock Fellow

Lewis (pictured left) and Libby (pictured right) at Emirates Group Security in Dubai Zoe Cowan, ASMF Outreach Manager, recently had the opportunity to travel to Dubai and chat with two Edith Cowan University students about their internships with Emirates Group Security. Libby, studying a Bachelors of Counter-terrorism, Intelligence and Security, said: “For me, my time working within the teams of Emirates Group … [Read more...]

Security should be the antidote to fear

An elderly couple posed this question to me yesterday: “What do you think? Should we be letting Muslims into the country?” This is an otherwise good, you could say warmhearted, couple, who have worked all their life, raised families, built successful businesses, contributed to society and donated generously to charities; in other words, model citizens, the sort of people you would hope to grow to be yourself and for … [Read more...]

Nominations For The 2017 Australian Security Medals Are Now Open!

As you are all no doubt aware, The Australian Security Medals Foundation Inc. (ASMF) has grown to become a credible force in change for the good not just in the security industry, but across the community as a whole. In order to continue the good work being done, the Foundation requires your support. We need you help to identify the outstanding men and women in our industry who are worthy of recognition. As many of … [Read more...]

The Value Of ‘What If’ Tests

My father was involved in mechanical engineering all his life and he used to say that a good boss would often ignore one of his people staring into the distance because many times that person was considering the ‘what ifs’ of a design. It may have been that it was my dad’s excuse for just wool gathering. So, what has that to do with aviation security? Well, I have always been a fan of conducting something similar that … [Read more...]

The Key Considerations For Implementing A Crisis And Recovery Management Plan Across Borders

A corporate crisis can strike at any moment, in any location. Indeed, a crisis relates to an incident, human or natural, that requires urgent attention or action to protect life, property, environment or reputation. In the age of digital media, it can be business as usual one day and, without prior warning, the following day an international corporate crisis can be in full swing. With an almost immediate news cycle … [Read more...]

Can The Police Force Me To Turn Off My Dash Cam?

I was recently pulled over by the police. When they went to question me, they noticed my dash cam and told me to turn it off. When I asked them on what basis they could require me to do so, they would not answer. In the end, I thought I had better not rock the boat and turned it off. My question is whether or not the police have the power to force me to turn it off? Dale Griffith, Victoria.   As you would be … [Read more...]

The ASIS International Australia Conference 2017

The ASIS International Australia Conference 2017 is the premier gathering of security professionals. The conference provides an established platform for education and business exchange, addressing the key trends and issues facing security professionals locally and globally. Key topics Terrorism Cyber-Security Behavioural techniques Security Management Emergency Management The conference is a great … [Read more...]

The 2017 Australian OSPAs

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) are pleased to announce the dates for the 2017 Australian awards. They will be working for the third year in a row with the prestigious, Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL). The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) recognise and reward companies and individuals across the security sector. The OSPAs are designed to be both independent … [Read more...]

Creating A Resilient Organisation

Resilience – what does it mean? Bounce back, bounce forward, to recover and prosper? For Global Resilience Group Director Mark Carrick, it is about moving forward and never giving up. “For me personally, the first thing I always seem to think of is Indiana Jones, relentlessly pursued by that enormous rolling ball in the original Raiders of the Lost Ark. His focus on not only avoiding the ball, but treating each setback … [Read more...]