Harmonisation Of The Security Industry – Is It A National Disaster?

At a recent security industry meeting, the question was raised, yet again, why more had not been done to standardise (harmonise) regulation and training of the private security industry across all Australian states and territories, especially by industry peak bodies and associations. Harmonisation of job skills and regulation has been an industry topic since regulatory changes commenced in the early 1990s; however, … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Reader and Card Security Considerations

It should come as no surprise that not all access control systems are created equal. An Access Control System is made up of many elements, beginning with  a  panel  which  incorporates  a feature set designed to facilitate proper verification and enrolment procedures. The panel should also enable continued credential maintenance procedures for the maintenance of both the approved credential lists and unauthorised … [Read more...]

Former German Soldiers Now Fighting for ISIS

by Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. & Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. A report written by the German Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD) indicated that twenty-nine former German soldiers left their countries to fight for rebel groups, including ISIS, in Syria or Iraq, as reported by local German news .[i] It also claimed that sixty-five German soldiers are now under investigation for having Islamist sympathies. Since 2007, … [Read more...]

Another innovation award for STid at the Security Meetings trade fair

Following on from its Innovation Trophy at the Expoprotection fair with its Architect® range of modular readers, STid has won the “Think Outside the Box” award with its new mobile access control solution - STid Mobile ID®. A panel of 7 industry representatives - experts, journalists and users - selected STid Mobile ID® from a broad field of entrants. The award honors STid for its innovative response to growing … [Read more...]

Secure your entry, as your event, the Security Exhibition & Conference returns to Melbourne in July

Registrations are now open to attend the 2016 Security Exhibition & Conference, Australasia’s premier security industry event, which is returning to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from July 20 to July 22, following another outstanding event in 2015.  The Security Exhibition & Conference connects a community of leaders and showcases the most innovative solutions to hit the Australian market … [Read more...]

Sony Introduces Industry’s Highest Sensitivity 4K Network Camera, SNC-VB770

New SNC-VB770 Combines Sensitivity, Color and Resolution for Range of Commercial Applications Compatible with a Variety of α E-mount Interchangeable Lens Sony’s newest 4K network camera, model SNC-VB770, offers the highest sensitivity in its class - under 0.004lx, ISO 409600*. The new model combines ultra-high sensitivity with 4K resolution and advanced networking capabilities to give video professionals more … [Read more...]

ISIS Once Again Silences its Enemies in Turkey

  ICSVE's new Brief Report by Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. & Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. Once again ISIS cadres have penetrated from Syria into Turkey and carried out an assault on those brave enough to speak out against them.  Monday evening (April 10th), thirty-six year-old Syrian journalist, Muhammed Zahir al Serkat, was shot in the center of Gaziantep (a Turkish town near the border of Syria) on Doktor Kemal Ahi … [Read more...]

Cognitec’s FaceVACS-Entry Delivers Supreme Accuracy, Security and Usability for Passport Checks in eGates

Latest face recognition algorithm B10 increases performance for lower quality passport photos Cognitec released a new software version for its face recognition technology used in eGates for automated passport control procedures. FaceVACS-Entry combines smart hardware for facial image acquisition with market-leading software for verification processes, and is ready for integration into electronic gates (eGates) at … [Read more...]

Khalid Zerkani: Terrorist Instigator

by  Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. “He is a sorcerer… He is Satan.” Hawa Keita, an immigrant mother from Mali in Brussels said of the man who influenced her son, Yoni Mayne, in only a few months time into leaving Belgium for “jihad” in Syria. She believes her son died in 2014 during a battle in Syria. Interviewing parents in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe these past few months (for our ISIS Defectors Interviews Project) … [Read more...]

Elvox Video Intercom Systems To Be Showcased At Design Build 2016

Seadan Security & Electronics, one of Australia’s leading wholesale suppliers of Security and Intercom system solutions, will be showcasing the latest technology from Elvox at this year’s premier building and construction event – DesignBuild Expo 2016. Taking place from 4-6 May 2016 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, this annual event attracts thousands of architects and assorted building … [Read more...]

ISIS Continues to Agitate for European Attacks: Is Germany Next?

ICSVE's new Brief Report  by Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. & Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. ISIS  has issued a statement on the Brussels attacks sharing the pictures of two perpetrators of the Brussels airport attacks, Brothers Khalid El Bakraoui, on the left, and Ibrahim El Bakraoui on the right as reported by Raqqa is Silently being Slaughtered. ISIS claimed in its An-Naba' Newsletter (pictured above) that their Brussels … [Read more...]

Show preview: Total Facilities returns to Sydney

2,500 facilities management professionals are expected to converge on Glebe Island’s Sydney Exhibition Centre over the next two days for the annual Total Facilities event. Taking place from Wednesday March 25 (today) to Thursday March 26, Total Facilities represents the most comprehensive industry event for facilities management professionals featuring 150 leading brands showcasing more than 65 product … [Read more...]