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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...]

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...]

Resilience And Identifying Potential Disruptions

As noted in the previous columns, definitions of the concept of resilience vary within different disciplines and sectors, such as critical infrastructure, homeland security and emergency, and disaster management response. However, the common characteristics of adaptability, transformation and flexibility appear generally consistent. While resilience has been described as “the capacity for complex systems to survive, … [Read more...]

If Popularity Trumps Security

It is not entirely clear quite when it happened but, at some point over the last three months, the improbable became likely. Indeed, barring a spectacular collapse in popular support, or convoluted Machiavellian contortions at the Republican convention, it looks likely that Donald Trump will be the GOP (Grand Old Party – a term used to refer to the Republican Party) candidate for president later this year. The GOP … [Read more...]

Reader and Card Security Considerations

It should come as no surprise that not all access control systems are created equal. An Access Control System is made up of many elements, beginning with  a  panel  which  incorporates  a feature set designed to facilitate proper verification and enrolment procedures. The panel should also enable continued credential maintenance procedures for the maintenance of both the approved credential lists and unauthorised … [Read more...]

Civil security and civil defence in the spotlight

The not-for-profit organisation behind the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition has added a new string to its bow. Its latest venture is CIVSEC, will be a major showcase of expertise, ideas and technology in the fields of civil security and civil defence. The event will be a congress of conferences, seminars and workshops that will address the complex and increasingly important … [Read more...]

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB 3.5in HDD

The ninth generation, 8TB Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5in HDD is a drive designed for nearline applications with 550TB/yr workloads and requires 24x7 reliability. Leading the industry in capacity, reliability and performance, the Enterprise Capacity 8TB HDD is available in various configurations, such as 6Gb/s SATA or 12GB/s SAS for different DVR/NVR requirements. Power consumption and performance is continuously … [Read more...]

The Key To Physical Access Control

  Every facility is safer with the addition of a key control and management system from Morse Watchmans. Physical keys continue to be mission-critical for every type of organization, and Morse Watchmans is dedicated to delivering the best solutions for managing, controlling, tracking and auditing all your keys. KeyWatcher Touch Systems are the access control solution for physical keys. Every key is accounted for … [Read more...]

A New Risk Assessment Standard For Security And Operational Risk

Many organisations claim their risk management structures and processes comply with the International Standard on Risk Management Principles and Guidelines, ISO31000:2009. However, if risk assessments used by these ‘compliant’ organisations are poor, then risk management failures will almost certainly occur. If a security manager guesses that a risk is low, medium or high, then questions need to be raised about whether or … [Read more...]

Global Standards Group IEC Adopts ONVIF Specification for New Access Control Standard

ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced today that its newest access control specification has been adopted by the global standards group International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as its new standard for Electronic access control systems, positioning the ONVIF specification as the global access control standard in countries, projects and industries all … [Read more...]

SWIFT Admits Their International Bank Transfer System was Hacked

According to reports emerging today, SWIFT "is aware of a number of recent cyber incidents" involving the hacking of their SWIFT software, and have urged 11,000 financial institutions to update their software with a new security update they released on Monday. SWIFT has been the focus of intense scrutiny since the theft of US$81m from the Bangladesh Central Bank's account at the New York Federal Reserve in February … [Read more...]