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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...]

4k And Beyond!


By Vlado Damjanovski. The electronics industry provides one of the most efficient and productive technologies of modern times. In the late 1940s and after the invention of transistors following WWII, the electronics industry has continued to evolve and develop, from the humble transistor to the latest super microprocessors. The industry has helped convert cameras from the old film type, through tube pick-up devices … [Read more...]

Multiple Attackers:


Outnumbered Does Not Mean Outmatched! By Richard Kay. It is sad but true that a fair fight is a rare thing these days. If officers are faced with a situation in which they need to defend themself or others from violence, the chances of it being a straight conflict between two people are low. Apart from domestic violence, most fights involve more than two people. What they say about bullies also holds true for … [Read more...]

ISIS And The Rise Of Homegrown Terrorism In The West


By Anne Speckhard. On 22nd October 2014, Canadian Michael Zehaf-Bibeau opened fire at the Canadian National War Memorial killing Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a Canadian soldier on ceremonial sentry duty. From there, Zehaf-Bibeau went on to the Parliament building in Ottawa where he attempted to kill as many parliamentarians as possible. A shootout ensued in which Zehaf-Bibeau was killed. Zehaf-Bibeau, inspired to his … [Read more...]

Lessons from Martin Place


By Rod Cowan. While the inquest and other reviews are underway into the tragic events in Sydney in December 2014, Rod Cowan says security should start now to examine its role in a crisis. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) makes a distinction between a crisis and a hostage situation. Only four percent of cases could be classified as a hostage negotiation, which is where the plan is to trade people for money … [Read more...]

Xtralis VESDA-E VEA and HeiTel 4G Body Worn Video Solutions win Security Industry Association 2015 New Product Showcase Awards


The innovative solutions bring Xtralis pro-active threat prevention to the masses through early & reliable detection, remote visual verification, and immediate and effective response Dublin, Ireland — 17 April 2015 — Two Xtralis solutions today received prestigious awards at ISC West, largest security industry trade show in the USA. VESDA-E VEA aspirating smoke detector (ASD) won the Security Industry Association … [Read more...]

Secure your entry to the 30th annual Security Exhibition & Conference


Registrations are now open to attend the 2015 Security Exhibition & Conference, Australasia’s premier security industry event, which is returning to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from July 15 to July 17. Celebrating its 30th anniversary – a testament to the event’s unmatched success – the 2015 event is expected to be the biggest yet, connecting more than 4,500 attendees with 140 leading suppliers in the … [Read more...]

The Crisis Economy


By Nicole Matejic. Nothing sells news like a scandal, but while security companies are busy protecting their clients’ people and assets, who is looking out for them? ‘News that sells’ is the mantra of modern-day media. From print newspapers to talkback radio, social media and online news, the telling of stories is now more than ever embedded in a click-bait profit cycle that is at its best informative and … [Read more...]

Placing Extremist Narratives Within The Context Of The Information Environment


By Nick Burma. This article examines the nature of extremist narratives in the context of the information environment. The focus of the discussion is intentionally directed towards Islamic extremism. This is not to suggest that members of the Muslim community are particularly pre-disposed towards extremism and terrorism. However, the presence of radicalisation and extremism, as well as terrorist violence, in Muslim … [Read more...]



Matthew Baas-Becking. The most important aspect of a security system is the overall functional architecture of the system. It is often argued that systems security, physical security and personnel security are separate entities that are developed and maintained separately. And yet they need to operate together to achieve optimum benefit for a particular area and level of security. Electronic security provides us … [Read more...]

SSM digital edition #94


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Getting Insurance Right


By Kylie Howlett. Insurance, much like security, is often seen as a grudge purchase, something that you need to pay for but never really want to pay for. However, smart business people know that insurance is much more that a simple compliance cost, it is an essential part of running successful business. In fact, when you get it right, the correct insurance cover can not only save you vast sums of money, it be can … [Read more...]

Nominations For The 2015 Australian Security Medals Closing Soon!

  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. The ASMF needs your help to identify the outstanding men and women in our industry who are worthy of recognition. As many of you will be … [Read more...]

Total Facilities wraps up for another year


Diversified Communications has successfully concluded the 2015 edition of the annual Total Facilities event with the announcement that more than a third of exhibitors have already committed to the 2016 Melbourne event. Held at Glebe Island’s Sydney Exhibition Centre from Wednesday March 25 to Thursday March 26, Total Facilities 2015 hosted some of Australia’s most prominent thought leaders and key influencers in the … [Read more...]

Seadan Security & Electronics further expands CCTV Division by announcing a new strategic partnership with Pelco by Schneider Electric


Seadan Security & Electronics forges ahead in rapidly expanding their CCTV Division by confirming a strategic partnership with Industry giant Pelco by Schneider Electric. Seadan continues to grow their CCTV Division by forming a new partnership with Pelco. This newly formed alliance will provide the Australian market with a greater breadth of choice in CCTV innovation and technology. About Seadan Security & … [Read more...]