Risk Policy Is The New Risk Paradigm

By Tony Charge In Issue 102 of Security Solutions, (June 2016) an article was published around Risk Management which related to work the Australian Risk Policy Institute (ARPI) is doing in the complementary but separate space of Risk Policy. In response, I would like to take this opportunity to elaborate on the subject and inform readers about the difference and benefits of Risk Policy, not only to the security … [Read more...]

PathMinder Launch the new C5 Security Portal

PathMinder have recently launched their new C5 Security Portal in Australia. The unique C5 Security Portal combines a high security anti tailgating man trap with a 1200mm emergency egress door. Following an authorised user through a door is known as ‘tailgating’ and is very easy to do. We have all been told that it is good manners to hold doors open for other people. However, good manners equals poor security practice. … [Read more...]

Ian Fuller Joins Sektor Australia’s Security Team as National Systems Manager

“Ian’s deep industry experience adds a valuable dimension to Sektor’s security initiatives. With his unique skills and experience, Ian will play a pivotal role in taking our business to the next level. We are proud to welcome Ian to the Green Machine!” says Tom Kinkade – Sektor Australia’s security business manager. Ian completed a Bachelor’s degree (Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering) before commencing a 23 … [Read more...]

All New Guardforce 4G Speed Dome Camera

The Speed Dome camera is a Wireless PTZ IP Camera. Our speed dome camera supports mobile phone remote viewing via a smartphone app available on both iPhone and Android operating systems. With a built in 4G modem, 1080p resolution, 4x optical zoom and an IR Distances up to 50m makes the Speed Dome a perfect partner for any situation when attached to our Complete Solar Power Kit.Product features include: 2 Megapixel … [Read more...]

All-In-One Solar Powered IP Bullet Camera System

The Solar Panel Wireless Bullet Camera system by Guardforce is a “Plug and Play” Surveillance system. Once connected through the 4G Network via the built in 4G modem, you will be able to remotely view via your mobile phone with smartphone apps on both iPhone and Android Platforms. This system is IP66 and also has up to three-day battery life from the 24AH Battery. Product features include: 2 Megapixel Camera with … [Read more...]

PSC16 STANDARD PRESCO™ & WIEGAND COMBO KEYPAD & PROX READER 

  The Presco™ PSC16 Proximity Reader is an advanced, self contained RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) contactless reader. It is capable of interfacing to either a Wiegand input control panel or to Nidac’s range of Presco™ PAC decoders. When a PSR16 is coupled with any PAC series door access controller, users get the benefits of a secure door access control solution with all of the features of the Presco™ … [Read more...]

Is a New Threat Emerging for Access Control Brands?

By Jim Dearing, senior analyst, access control and fire, IHS Markit Is the rise of PIAM a threat to access control equipment manufacturers? Physical Identity Access Management (PIAM) systems essentially add a decision-making identity management layer on top of access control systems. This is done by changing the authoritative decision-making database or location to a higher authority like an active directory or an … [Read more...]

HID Global acquires Arjo Systems to expand its Government ID business with physical and digital identity solutions

  SYDNEY, July 12, 2017 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has acquired Arjo Systems SAS, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications.  Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs. “Our acquisition of Arjo Systems … [Read more...]

ONVIF: The Evolution of A Standard

By Per Björkdahl ONVIF has achieved a lot since its founding in 2008. The member consortium began as a small group of manufacturers that wanted to collaborate to accelerate the acceptance of systems based on network surveillance cameras. While ONVIF’s mission has not changed significantly since then, its application and influence has; it is now an industry alliance for the physical security industry. ONVIF has become a … [Read more...]

Technology Advancements Re-Shaping Security

By Rob Spinetti Facility safety and security are light years beyond the days of having several guards and an alarm system, and navigating a complex array of the technologies available. Whether the focus is on compliance and driving efficiencies, or simply bolstering efforts already in place, it is important to be aware of the trends currently shaping security and how they can benefit business. Following are five … [Read more...]

Into The Wild Blue Yonder

By Garry Barnes Is drone technology right for your business? Factors every organisation should consider before flying into the great unknown. Australian public and private organisations across a myriad of sectors are currently investigating and embracing the technological and competitive benefits of using remotely piloted aircraft called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones. Goldman Sachs (Drones: Reporting for … [Read more...]

When Risk Becomes Reality

By Michael Dever Before considering what will/could/should/may happen after a major incident, definitional issues need to be considered. How is a ‘security-related atrocity’ or a ‘major event’ defined? In this context, what is being looked at is high-consequence, low-probability and low-frequency attacks causing a major incident and the appropriate reasoned and logical response to the incident in the post-event … [Read more...]

Protecting Sensitive Sites In A Changing World

By Laurie Mugridge In the wake of various terrorist attacks that have been carried out around the world in recent years, sensitive sites are facing a broader range of potential threats than ever before. These atrocities have been characterised by their unexpectedness and the difficulties involved in protecting against them. As a result, businesses are re-evaluating their defence systems in search of a complete security … [Read more...]

Dahua Mobile Solution

Leading security equipment manufacturer Dahua has recently released their new, advanced mobile solution to enable drivers and users of transport services such as taxi’s and bus to address and minimise safety threats as well as poor user experiences. The Dahua Mobile Solution consists largely of a front-end camera, a recorder and a server located in a control center. In order to meet the different needs of various … [Read more...]

Cognitec FaceVAC VideoScan

  Cognitec’s Advanced Investigation Tools Enable Complex Person Searches in Video Footage. The video screening and analytics technology from Cognitec, FaceVACS-VideoScan, allows users to perform complex searches and analyses on persons appearing in real-time camera streams and video footage. The latest product version introduced a user-friendly interface to quickly import sets of recorded video and then carry out … [Read more...]

Why Hacking Physical Security And IOT Is Easy And What To Do About It

Cyber breaches are in the news every single day. These breaches happen because of weak of poorly configured information security systems, lack of user awareness and systems that are badly managed and maintained. This applies particularly to physical security systems, IoT and SCADA. At this year’s Security Exhibition and Conference (26-28 July),  discusses information security trends, demonstrate a live hack into a … [Read more...]