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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...]

Qualities Of Leadership

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By Bob Ansett. In what must have been the longest running election campaign in our history, we witnessed a true presidential style campaign that would do justice to American elections. Although we have a Westminster Parliamentary form of government, our federal election campaigns have nevertheless morphed into the American Presidential style of campaigning with the outcome determined pretty much by the image, … [Read more...]

Turning Purpose Into Profits

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By Omer Soker. Every company launches with the vision and creative spark of its founder – be it a security consultancy, patrol business, integrator or monitoring center. But what happens to this original purpose once the business starts employing new staff and managers? And how can the current workforce access the passion and enthusiasm that started it all? It is no longer enough for business owners to simply charge … [Read more...]

Revolutionary new facial recognition technology takes the hassle out of getting a police check in an Australian first!

When it comes to police checks, National Crime Check have changed the game with this month’s release of an Australian first technology to improve and streamline the process making it easier than ever before. The innovative facial recognition technology National Crime Check have implemented on their online portal is a first in the industry. Nationalcrimecheck.com.au’s facial recognition technology enables users to … [Read more...]

Turn On Your Mobile Phone, Sir

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By Clive Williams. The new airline passenger screening requirements coming out of the US seem to be an over-reaction to intelligence that al-Qaeda and like-minded groups are focussed on perfecting an explosive device that could be hidden in shoes, electronics or cosmetics. The information is, at least in part, credible, but the way in which screeners have been expected to respond is lacking in common sense and simply … [Read more...]

Professionalism Under Fire

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  A recent incident caught on a mobile phone camera showed a foul mouthed bully on a train in Queensland using racial taunts and slurs in an attempt to provoke a security officer to violence. Despite the incredibly insulting and confronting nature of the bully’s taunts, the security officer in question demonstrated the utmost professionalism and restraint, remaining calm and even protecting his protagonist from … [Read more...]

Compliance Techniques: Hands-on Resistance Control

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By Richard Kay. The most important elements of an officer’s operational safety toolkit are strong command presence, a positive mindset, excellent communication skills and well-developed operational awareness. The combination of these four attributes means an officer can resolve most situations safely and with minimal force. However, to be truly effective and confident in the operational environment, officers must have … [Read more...]

Industry News: RESIGNATION/APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR – Q Technology Group LTD

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The Directors would like to advise that Mr Rick Stokes has retired from his role of MD and CEO of Q Technology Group Limited. Over the past 18 months Rick Stokes has undertaken a part time leadership role of 2.5 days per week and also developed the management team to position the business for further growth. Mr. Stokes has served as CEO and MD since December 2007 and the Directors wish to thank Rick for his leadership … [Read more...]

Westfield selects Canon after mini dome ‘shootout’

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In another major win for Canon Specialised Imaging (CSI) Network Cameras, the VB-S800D has been selected as the only 'mini dome' for select surveillance area upgrades in Westfield centres nationally. This win is a result of Scentre Group, the developer and manager of Westfield shopping centres, holding an evaluation ‘shootout’ in Westfield Bondi, with several suppliers competing to win the title of Westfield’s … [Read more...]

Issue #91 Cover Story: How Cloud Services Are Impacting Physical Security

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By Brian Tuskan. Who would have believed, even a short time ago, that cloud technology would change everything for Physical Security. The enhanced services that security can now deliver to improve safety and save lives, is akin to seeing just beyond the headlights; and steering away from danger, just ahead of time. Before I jump into the cloud discussion, I will provide a little context around my experience with … [Read more...]

Social Meda & Extremism

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A one day forum discussing Social Media and Extremism in the Australian context. 25th November 2014 University House, ANU The Australian Security Research Centre invites professionals involved in communications, media, public relations, community development, legal and related industries to participate in a one day forum. Over the course of the day speakers will discuss: The balance between security and … [Read more...]

Depression Is No Laughing Matter

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The recent tragic death of Mark Wylie, Security Professional, Former Police Officer and Recipient of the Medal of Valour, has once again turned the spotlight onto the issue of mental health and depression. Mark’s unfortunate passing serves as a reminder that it is often hard to see depression in others, and that many men suffer in silence, mistakenly believing that seeking help is either weak, something other people do, … [Read more...]

Raising The Bar To Secure The Airport Journey

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By John Kendall. The desire to fly safely means that air travellers generally support airport security measures, such as providing personal information or undergoing security checks that they might be less willing to undergo on other occasions. However, as the nature of air travel changes – with greater use of self-service processing, the emergence of international transfer hubs and stricter industry security … [Read more...]

Through The Looking Glass: Future-Proofing Your Security Investment

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By Michael Brookes. The time has come to upgrade that outdated security system you have been operating for what seems like an eternity. You have done your homework and built your business case, and you have finally been granted approval to proceed. As your mind fast-forwards with visions of an intuitive security-centric design, multi-camera views, synchronised and instant playback, and motion searching for improved … [Read more...]