Scenario Design – Building Blocks Of Operational Success

By Richard Kay An instructor’s obligation is to prepare officers for that aspect of their job that has the potential to put them at risk. Preparing officers to survive confrontational situations has several factors: physical skills to control situations and ensure safety, knowledge to make decisions within lawful parameters and emotional resilience for post-incident management, expressed as safety, survivability and … [Read more...]

Preparation is the Best Defence

By Steve Lawson To state the obvious: by far the best response to an atrocity is to make sure that a proper defence is in place before the atrocity. After a security incident has happened, there is pressure to ‘do something’, especially from the media and government. The media tend to look at the spectacular and government looks at the politics. Security professionals should be prepared to weather pressure from both of … [Read more...]

Preparing for the next wave of ransomware attacks

How to defend your business By Kevin Cunningham There’s no doubt about it, ransomware is both destructive and costly to businesses. However, in terms of an attack methodology, it’s nothing new. What has elevated ransomware is the sheer magnitude and the evolving nature of the attacks. Case in point: WannaCry, an unprecedented attack served to organisations on a global scale with estimated economic losses in the billions … [Read more...]

Inside The Shadow Economy

By David Lake It costs money to commit acts of terrorism and field armies to fight the battles of jihad. The cost to pay for fighters, food, equipment, lodging, training, deployment and medical services for the jihadist by the controlling organisation or group is not cheap. When operating beyond the borders of the sponsor of terror, the costs can be five times as much as it would cost to conduct a local operation. For … [Read more...]

Fixing Security Risk Management: focus on the threat actor

Government and private industry place enormous emphasis on the concept of Risk Management and Security Risk Management. In an article published in Security Solutions Magazine in November 2016, it was identified how dangerous and ineffective this concept actually is. It was shown that in areas where the concepts of Risk Management and Security Risk Management were implemented, crime rates actually increased. Such a … [Read more...]

About Pixel Densities And What They Mean

By Vlado Damjanovski An Internet Protocol (IP) surveillance system is most often used to observe and protect people, objects and people’s activity inside and outside the objects, traffic and vehicles, money handling in banks, or games in a casino environment. All of these objects of interest may have different clarity when displayed on a workstation screen. The image clarity depends primarily on the camera used, the … [Read more...]

Intelligent Public Safety – Brains Over Brawn

By Richard Kay The operational environment can be a dangerous place, with interpersonal conflict and violence being very real potential risks to officers as well as the public. Officers require practical solutions to resolve situations and confrontations, and that requires the ability to act from the basis of a planned approach involving strategic thinking. To teach officers how to act, it is important to teach them how … [Read more...]

The Videofied OMV – Outdoor Motion Viewer

The Outdoor Motion Viewer ®, a battery-powered PIR motion sensor with an integrated digital video camera and infrared illuminators, is designed to detect an intrusion, instantaneously record a 10-second video and send video alarm signal to the Videofied control panel via a Military Encrypted RF for cellular relay to a nominated Central Monitoring Station where immediate review/verification can initiate a priority response … [Read more...]

The Immediate Future of Passenger Screening

By Steve Lawson In July 2015, I wrote an article ‘The Future Of Passenger Screening’ that reviewed the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Airports Council International (ACI) joint Smart Security project. The idea of the project, according to IATA, “envisions a continuous journey from curb to airside, where passengers proceed through security with minimal inconvenience, where security resources are … [Read more...]

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...]