Facing Up To Security Threats And Risks – A Small Business Perspective

Many small businesses think they are simply not big enough to be the target of cyber-attacks, but this is increasingly not the case. In fact, online threats are one of the fastest growing security risks facing small businesses; with scanners becoming progressively sophisticated in the way they target unsuspecting businesses. In the past year alone there's been a range of scams aimed at small businesses, from fraudulent … [Read more...]

Protecting The Security Industry Workforce

It is common place for employers and principal contractors to drive down employment costs by illegitimately disguising workers as independent contractors, particularly in sub-contracting out the works required. The security industry is vulnerable to ‘turning a blind eye’ to the compliance with the Fair Work in competing for security work. At this year’s Security Exhibition and Conference (26-28 July), Greg … [Read more...]

Delivering A Safe And Secure Games

The Gold Coast 2018 Organising Committed will deliver an athlete-focused Games providing long lasting benefits for the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and the Commonwealth.  With so many incidents occurring around the world, Safety and Security is critical to this event. Security at major events relies heavily on multi-level, local, state and federal government relationships as well as public and private … [Read more...]

Organisation Resilience – A Catchcry Or An Effective Holistic Approach To Risk Management

At this year’s Security Exhibition and Conference (26-28 July), Claire S. Willette of Windrose International will be presenting a strategic look at organisational risk, raising the discussion above traditional risk management tenets which tend to centre around alternately preventative and reactionary checklists and processes, as well as the standards that establish the integrity of those processes. This presentation … [Read more...]

Johnson Controls Security Products Signs on With New Distributor Partner ISCS

New distribution partner in Australia highlights continued growth for video brands in the Pacific region Tyco Security Products, now known as Johnson Controls Security Products, is pleased to announce the appointment  of International Security Control Solutions Pty. Ltd (ISCS) as a new distributor partner for Australia for the company’s line of video surveillance solutions.  A leading distributor to the Australasian … [Read more...]

Hikvision and Cisco Hold Joint Meeting on Cybersecurity Collaboration in Hangzhou

Cisco recognizes Hikvision’s dedication to safe R&D management Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, together with Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT and networking, held a joint meeting on cybersecurity collaboration on April 26, 2017 in Hangzhou, China. This meeting marked the successful completion of the first phase of a collaboration that began in … [Read more...]

Security Research Projects – call for input

The Australian Security Association Limited (ASIAL) recently announced that it was seeking volunteers for two separate research projects into the security industry. The first project, titled Understanding capacity for violence risk assessment in private security workers, focuses on the role of private security staff working crowd control and conducting the regular assessment of patrons for signs of intoxication, risk, … [Read more...]

STid wins the Award for Best Access Control Mobile App at ISC West, Las Vegas

The Security Industry Association (SIA) awarded STid with its Mobile Apps trophy for its secure and intuitive access control solution, STid Mobile ID®. The SIA awards are a key moment for the security industry, introducing over 30,000 professionals from the sector to the most secure and innovative solutions on the market. On April 5th STid, a leader and a pioneer in the design of high-security solutions, won the Gold … [Read more...]

Security licence exemption for ID scanning

According to a recent release from the Queensland Office of Fair Trading, Mandatory ID scanning for most liquor licensed venues in safe night precincts commences on 1 July 2017. These venues will be required to operate networked ID scanners from 10pm onwards. As a general principle, anyone involved in screening the entry of a person into a place must be licensed as a crowd controller. However, the Commissioner for … [Read more...]

Security industry trainees urged to stick to reputable trainers

The Queensland OFT (Office OF Fair Trading) is reminding those training to work in the security industry to ensure they complete their training through a reputable provider. The warning comes as the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) cancelled the registration of a further three Registered Training Organisations (RTO) that were delivering security training in states across Australia, including New South Wales … [Read more...]

Dahua Appoints LSC as a Distributor

During the recent Total Facilities Expo in Sydney last week, Damien White, Dahua Marketing Director for the Oceania region announced that Locksmith Supply Company, one of Australia most trusted and respected names in the security market, had been appointed as a Dahua distributor along side the likes of Sedan Security. According to White, the appointment of LSC was a mutually beneficial agreement that would benefit both … [Read more...]

Enhancing the security at Southgate Shopping Centre with Hikvision

SouthGate Shopping Centre is an outdoor destination/retail park area located in central Bath. Opened in 2009 it boasts 96 shops, restaurants and large underground carparks. As an extensive space, it is essential that the CCTV equipment is up to date and effective to reassure staff and shoppers of their safety. Peter Parkinson, SouthGate’s deputy general manager says: “Hikvision fulfills our CCTV needs completely. With … [Read more...]

VIVOTEK Join Forces with Neural Labs and Vialseg for Revolutionary Red-Light Enforcement System in Argentina

With a population of 45 million people, Argentina has grown since its beginnings as a colony and trading center for the Spanish empire in the Americas to become a thriving nation and center of trade and commerce for the region. In fact, beyond its clear regional importance, the country has increasingly become the focal point for several global events.   The Challenge: To develop a traffic light enforcement system … [Read more...]

Marseille Police Force selects STid for weapons management and security

STid and the City of Marseille are pleased to announce the inauguration of Be-Weapon, the first police weapons and equipment management solution that uses RFID technology. The inauguration ceremony and media presentation was held at the Plombières weapons storage facility in Marseille, in the presence of Mrs. Caroline Pozmentier-Sportich, Deputy Mayor of Marseille and Vice President of the PACA Region, who is responsible … [Read more...]

Instinctive Security Technologies

Contactless identification technologies are increasingly used in today’s world. The term refers to all technologies used to make smart objects that communicate with the world around them. Guy Pluvinage understood the importance of this up-and-coming technology when he founded STid in 1996. His deft intuition paid off, because STid, now managed by Vincent Dupart, has become a market leader in corporate security services. … [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...]