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...]


The IHMA’s Dr Mark Deakes says there will be continuing demand for authentication and brand protection holograms in 2017 CONTINUING demand for effective security devices to meet global threats will drive growth for authentication and brand protection holograms in 2017, says the industry trade body. Next year marks 70 years since the first commercial hologram was developed and the International Hologram Manufacturers … [Read more...]

ONVIF Hosts 2016 Annual Member Webinar

ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its annual membership meeting on October 25, updating members on ONVIF’s accomplishments of 2016 and its outlook for the year ahead. ONVIF member companies heard presentations on the final release of Profile Q in 2016 and the ongoing development of Profile T for video, in addition to learning about the growing prevalence … [Read more...]

#SecurityAward winners and finalists

Companies and individuals in the Australian security industry have been recognised for their hard work, excellence and innovation on a national and international stage, at the 2016 Security Awards. The Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence have been an initiative of the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) for 21 years. In 2015, ASIAL partnered with the World Excellence Awards to bring … [Read more...]

ASQA cancels qualifications issued by Queensland security trainer

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has announced its intention to cancel 461 qualifications and statements of attainment issued to 236 individuals by the now-deregistered training provider Peacemakers Security Pty Ltd (Peacemakers). ASQA cancelled Peacemakers’ registration as a provider of vocational education and training (VET) in July because of its failure to meet the national training standards. ASQA … [Read more...]

Keeping a Watchful Eye on Low-Flying Unmanned Aerial Systems in Cities

Innovative tracking technology sought to protect against airborne threats in urban terrain Airspace for the flying public today is perpetually congested yet remarkably safe, thanks in no small part to a well-established air traffic control system that tracks, guides and continuously monitors thousands of flights a day. When it comes to small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) such as commercial quadcopters, however, no such … [Read more...]

Leading security companies increase market share

By Oliver Philippou, Senior Analyst, IHS Markit Bottom Line • The combined equipment and services market was estimated to be $123.67 billion in 2015. • As the physical security market continues to consolidate, Tyco International was the largest supplier to the equipment and services market in 2015, comprising 3.8 percent of the market, followed by ADT at 2.9 percent, and the biggest mover, Hikvision at 2.5 … [Read more...]

FLIR Strengthens Partnership Sektor

FLIR are excited to announce that Sektor, Australia’s current distributor of FLIR Security thermal imaging systems, will now offer the full suite of FLIR Security products across Australia and New Zealand (including PNG & the Pacific Islands). After a recent review of their distribution model in the ANZ region, it is with great pleasure that FLIR recently announced the strengthening of their partnership with Sektor … [Read more...]

North American security camera installed base to reach 62 million in 2016

By Niall Jenkins, consulting manager, building technologies, IHS Markit The installed base of security cameras in North America is expected to grow from just 33 million in 2012 to nearly 62 million cameras by the end of 2016. However, the security camera product mix is changing. Network cameras accounted for only 17 percent of the total installed base in 2012, but they are predicted to account for 34 percent of the … [Read more...]