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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...]

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...]

Industry News: Hills business Lan 1 named Milestone Distributor of the Year

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Hills has been named Milestone’s Best Value Added Distributor of the Year at the Milestone Partner Open Platform conference held on the Gold Coast. Milestone recognised Hills for its high quality service, strong technical focus and effective partnerships across Australia. Daniel Lee, Hills Head of CCTV, Surveillance and IT Distribution Practice said the company was delighted to receive this award from a global … [Read more...]

CCTV Data Storage Headache

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By Lamie Saif. The amount of data generated by the new models of CCTV­ cameras is huge and so its storage requires some planning. So, how can this best be done? Before we choose the best hardware and software for optimum CCTV data storage, we need to take into account the following parameters:­ Camera resolution. Number of frames per second. Level of compression. Number of cameras. Storage period. Level … [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...]

Sony announces new day-to-night, dual light system SNC-VB632D video security camera

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Sony has today announced the latest edition to its outdoor camera range with the launch of the SNC-VB632D Full HD infrared bullet camera. The SNC-VB632D employs the newly adopted Dual Light system with infrared (IR) illuminator and white LED, working as an effective deterrent and allowing for clear visibility under dark conditions in either black and white or colour. The SNC-VB632D supports high-performance illumination … [Read more...]

HID Global Brings Intelligence to the Door with Its New EDGE EVO Solo Solution for Stand-Alone Networked Access Control in the SMB Market

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News Highlights: HID Global introduces EDGE EVO Solo that brings intelligence and decision-making to the door for advanced and highly customizable access control. Solution uses a standard web browser and does not require software to be installed on PCs. Ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses managing a single door for ten to hundreds of cardholders. HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity … [Read more...]

The Security Industry, Recruitment And Unemployed Men

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By Anthony Smith One of the greatest challenges for many security companies is finding quality personnel. In fact, over the last few years, this has become one of the largest and most frequent complaints from the operations managers across many of the nation’s largest guarding services organisations. Despite this, there are currently large groups of mature-aged men who have been made redundant throughout Australia who … [Read more...]

Moving Cheese: Key Considerations For Change Management

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By Lisa Burrell. “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” — Niccolo Machiavelli   The above quote, from 1532, calls to mind the old adage, “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. Whether you own and run a security company, manage a security department, or … [Read more...]

Video Review: Cognitec FaceVacs

Premier Face Recognition Technology Supports Advanced Video Screening And Analytics Applications Face recognition technology is rapidly gaining wide acceptance as one of the most effective methods available for preventing ID fraud while providing support to criminal investigations by way of evidence. While originally developed as a form of biometric security for access control, the ways in which face recognition is … [Read more...]

Explosives 2014 – 1-2 October, 2014

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“Explosives 2014” is for everyone with an interest in the legal or illegal use of explosives.  The Australian Security Research Centre is pleased to confirm the forum will be opened by Senator Fawcett Chair of the Defence Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade introduced by the Rector of the University of New South Wales at ADFA. Current topics include: humanitarian … [Read more...]