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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...]

The Crime-Terror Nexus

Australian civil-military think tank Info Ops HQ recently published its inaugural report from its open-source investigation into Australian Foreign Fighters and Domestic Actors. What it found was local evidence supporting the global trend of criminal and antisocial behaviour being observed as one of the many precursors to radicalisation. Criminal First, Jihadi Second 2013 – Woolwich, London. British Army Fusilier … [Read more...]

Explosives: Not My Problem

Most security managers believe they have no responsibility for explosives, other than a nagging concern about IEDs. This is not the case. Explosives pervade our society: we are reliant on them for our wealth through the mining, rural and construction sectors; we enjoy large and small fireworks shows, pyrotechnic stage effects as well as special effects in Australian-made movies; many of our major transport and … [Read more...]

What it means that the Russian Ambassador to Turkey was Assassinated by a Radicalized Militant Jihadi off-duty Turkish Police Officer

The Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot and killed in an art exhibit event December 19, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey. Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, an off-duty Turkish police officer entered the art gallery by using his police ID and shot the Ambassador approximately ten times from behind as he addressed the crowd. As the Ambassador dropped to the floor his assassin shouted out the now too familiar jihadi … [Read more...]

Why Top Executives Need To Rethink Crisis Management

For a long time, crisis management was regarded as a tactical activity focused mainly on writing a manual and responding as well as possible in the hopefully unlikely event that a crisis actually occurred. As a result, it was often delegated down the organisation to middle managers and technicians whose skill sets may be best suited to dealing with emergencies or system breakdown rather than how to take steps to prevent a … [Read more...]

Loss Prevention Tips For The Peak Sales Season

So, the peak Christmas sales season is already upon us! For many retailers, the months of November and December offer the benefit of making a high dollar return on full-priced merchandise, while January provides the best opportunity to clear aged or seasonal inventory. In terms of cash passing through the registers, a retailer’s sales can be expected to rise sharply throughout the peak Christmas period. Along with the … [Read more...]

STid Mobile ID®

Developed for use with RFID, NFC and Bluetooth® Smart (Low Energy) technologies, STid Mobile ID® brings the access control capabilities to iPhone and Android phones. Users simply download the STid Mobile ID® app and enroll directly into the access control system.  The free app does not require a license and includes a free access virtual card, offering an affordable, easy to install access control solution. After the user … [Read more...]

Travel Security – Tips For Staying Safe

By Steve Lawson I can say that in almost 30 years of travel, I have never had an issue, and I have travelled to a few places that could be described as less than desirable. I have lost one bag, when I was on my way to New York to handle Qantas’ on-ground response to September 11 and I did not have a ticket for one sector. I have had one bag broken and that was by New Zealand Customs, who decided they needed to get into … [Read more...]

Digital Video Software Revenue to Exceed $9 billion by 2021, IHS Markit Says

Global digital video software market revenue to rise from $6 billion in 2015 to more than $9 billion by 2021 LONDON (7 December 2016) – The video software market is expected to exceed $9 billion in revenue by 2021, according to new insights released today by IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. The atomization of media distribution and the switch from … [Read more...]

National Security

Prime Minister Turnbull returned from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit in Peru all fired up about counterterrorism and that was the theme of his national security statement to the House on Wednesday 23rd November 2016. Terrorism is often included as a safe topic at international talks because just about everyone can contribute without there being major disagreements. However, there are many … [Read more...]

Industry Recognises Bravery And Commitment

In just six years, the Australian Security Medals Foundation Inc. (ASMF) has grown from an idea around a dinner table to an industry institution recognising bravery and contribution to security. With this year’s medals being presented during a sold-out black-tie charity dinner at the War Memorial In Canberra, ASMF Chairman, Paul Maihi, said: “Not only is it a huge honour to recognise individuals for their bravery and … [Read more...]

Calamity Monitoring Awarded Optus Personal and Business Services Provider of the Year

Calamity Monitoring was recently announced as the winner of the Personal and Business Services Provider of the Year at the 2016 Optus My Business Awards. The awards ceremony, held in Sydney on the 18th of November, saw leading businesses from all over the country gathered to celebrate innovation and success across a range of industries. Daniel Lewkovitz founded Calamity in 2008 after recognising a need for high tech … [Read more...]

Security at a Turning Point — Innovation, Leadership and Diversity

Early Bird Registration ~ Book Now To Save $220 Off Full Registration Fee! Vital national security summit shaping up to face the future Safeguarding Australia 2017, the 14th national security summit will cover a variety of topics around the themes of innovation, leadership and diversity by connecting experts, exploring advances in research, analysis, and methods being applied to solve challenges in security, from … [Read more...]

The Operational Safety Handbook: Principles, Concepts & Guidelines for the Tactical Environment

Foreword by John Bigelow, Editor Security Solutions Magazine: This book brings together a collection of operational wisdom decades in the making. The author goes to great lengths to assess, evaluate and incorporate only the most scientifically researched and operationally proven techniques, discarding anything that fails to withstand the rigors of real world operations. Not the imagined reality of what we would like to … [Read more...]

ONVIF Hosts 15th Developers’ Plugfest in Taiwan

ONVIF®, the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its 15th ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest (ODP) November 9-11 in Taipei, Taiwan, at the Fullon Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf in the city’s Tamsui District. With multiple testings of ONVIF conformant products, the Developers’ Plugfest included interoperability testing for five ONVIF profiles, including the newly released Profile Q … [Read more...]

Courtroom Survival: Operational Safety After The Fact

The purpose of operational safety training is to prepare officers for that aspect of their job that has the potential to put them in harm’s way, and includes knowledge for officers to make correct decisions within lawful and procedural parameters, physical skills for officer safety and subject control, and strategies to manage the stressful aftermath of confrontations. One aspect that is often not addressed properly is … [Read more...]