Welcome To Security Solutions

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...]

Building an A1 Control Room

It was late last year when Staysafe Monitoring embarked on building a new A1 graded control room built to Australian Standards (AS2201) to provide a continuing level of service to its existing and new customers. … [Read more...]

When Risk Management Fails!

  Periodically, security professionals are expected, by standards of good governance, to conduct a physical security risk review at a facility or a whole portfolio of facilities. These might be offices, an airport, power station, water supply dam, a hospital, railway network, sports stadium or a shopping centre. No matter what type of facility, the process of conducting a risk assessment should be quite well … [Read more...]

How do we Defeat ISIS?

In light of this morning's tragic events and what appear's, at this stage, to be yet another attack on innocent civilians by members of ISIS, I felt this most recent article by Dr Anne Speckhard of the International Centre for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) offers some timely and interesting insights. - John Bigelow ISIS has gone unchallenged in one arena for far too long and the longer we let it slide, the … [Read more...]

Behavioural Economics As A Tool For Enterprise Security

    Has anyone ever wondered why on their electricity bill there is a representation of their household’s usage against the average two-, three- or four-person household telling them whether they are over or under? How does it make people feel? The term behavioural economics has been around for maybe two decades. The marketing profession has been using the techniques it describes for even longer to … [Read more...]

Aviation Security – The New Norm

  On the 30th of December 2015, a family was departing an airport in North Carolina. The 10-year-old daughter was called aside for a frisk search. The father was outraged at the “aggressive” pat down and “groping” by the Transport Security Administration (TSA) agent. The father filmed the pat down and put it on YouTube. For the next week or so he gave a number of interviews condemning the TSA and asking why it was … [Read more...]

ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate

ICSVE is proud to announce their new book! The authors hadn’t intended to put themselves in danger but that’s what happened as they interviewed an unprecedented thirty-two battle-hardened defectors about the gritty details of life inside ISIS. With unparalleled breadth, depth and access, ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate offers a compelling view of ISIS from men, women and teens now in hiding, … [Read more...]

CR Kennedy Introduces Video Management Centre VMC-2 with touch screen

With the VMC-2 Dallmeier offers a new Video Management Centre with touch screen for the convenient and intuitive control of video systems. The Video Management Centre VMC-2 stands out due to its ergonomic and intelligent design. It is made up of a touch screen, a joystick and a jog-shuttle. The individual components are modular and flexible, i.e. they are freely positionable and thus ideally suited for both left- and … [Read more...]

Help Recognize Australia’s Unsung Heroes

  Would you attempt to stop a man who had just set fire to both a petrol station and a liquor store while also attempting to burn the store attendant? Would you run towards a burning car in an effort to stop the LPG gas tank from exploding to save a complete stranger? Would you use your own body to shield someone you have never met from an enraged group of men, receiving serious injuries in the … [Read more...]

The Growth of IP-Enabled Access Control in Asia Pacific

The adoption of panels and other IP-based equipment in the Asia Pacific market has ramped up significantly in 2015, and growth is expected to accelerate from 2016 through 2020. In fact revenue from IP-enabled panels will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8 percent from 2015 to 2020. The total market for access-control panels is expected to reach $499.3 million in 2020, and IP-enabled panels will make up … [Read more...]

Conflict And Cameras: Facing The Reality Of Social Media

  Technology can benefit public safety operations in many ways. With advances in technology increasing at a staggering rate, there are many options available for public safety agencies to increase operational efficiency. However, point-of-view (POV) technology is now prevalent in people’s daily lives and, in the age of smartphones and CCTV, security personnel need to understand that they are always under scrutiny. … [Read more...]

Retail Loss Prevention On A Budget: The Power Of Staff Networking

  For small to medium and possibly even a large retail business, is it possible to operate a wide-ranging loss prevention program which consistently delivers company best results, under a very limited loss prevention budget? The answer is a resounding yes! To set about achieving the above, it is first necessary to look at the setting up stage and what the retail business should consider in order to get off to … [Read more...]

The New Video Compression – HEVC / H.265

  Video compression has come a long way since the introduction of the first digital transmission, the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), back in the 1980s. Utilising (now long forgotten) H.261, a video compression standard used mostly for video conferencing, it was introduced by the CCIR (Consultative Committee on International Radio) group, which later became known as ITU (International Telecommunication … [Read more...]

Salto XS4 Mini

https://youtu.be/r4Rk7MISTbY We check out the XS4 Mini from Salto, the latest addition to Salto's range of easy to use, easy to install and easy manage access control range.     … [Read more...]

ISIS’s Revenues include Sales of Oil to the al-Assad Regime

For months now disaffected Syrian, ISIS defectors we have been interviewing in our ISIS Defectors Interview Project have been telling us that one of the many reasons that they became disenchanted with ISIS was that their leaders were directly negotiating and selling oil to their enemy, Bashar al-Assad—oil that was then used in barrel bombs that rained back down on the Sunnis uprising against the Assad regime.[1] This week … [Read more...]

2016 Australian Security Medal Nominations Closing Soon!

The Australian Security Medals Foundation nominations will be closing on June 17. The Australian Security Medals Foundation (ASMF) would like to encourage you to start sending in your nominations as they do not want your company to miss out. This year, the ASMF have made nominating easier by creating online nomination forms. You now have the option to either nominate someone online or, as has been the case in previous … [Read more...]

Failing to Act on the Risk of Terrorism

Risks associated with a terrorist incident are well-reported within Australia and abroad.  The Australian government raised its terror alert level in 2014 from medium to high. In 2015 a new National Terrorism Threat Advisory System was launched that replaced the previous four step approach to a scale of five levels. The scale provides public advice about the likelihood of a terrorist act occurring in Australia. This … [Read more...]