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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

ISACA Installs 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Theresa Grafenstine, Inspector General of the U.S. House of Representatives, Named Chair Sydney, Australia (20 June 2017)—ISACA, an association advancing global business leaders in technology and innovation, installed its 2017-2018 Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting. Theresa Grafenstine, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CPA, CISSP, CIA, CGMA, CGAP, inspector general of the U.S. House of Representatives, USA, who … [Read more...]

Frank Bellomo

  It is with great sadness we mourn the sudden passing of our dear friend and industry colleague Frank Bellomo on Tuesday 20th June 2017. Frank was a highly respected and valued member of the security sector, with over 24years of Security and Risk Management expertise, his absence is a great loss to this industry. Frank was a man of high integrity who gained the admiration and respect of all his clients, … [Read more...]

What it means that the Russian Ambassador to Turkey was Assassinated by a Radicalized Militant Jihadi off-duty Turkish Police Officer

The Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot and killed in an art exhibit event December 19, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey. Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, an off-duty Turkish police officer entered the art gallery by using his police ID and shot the Ambassador approximately ten times from behind as he addressed the crowd. As the Ambassador dropped to the floor his assassin shouted out the now too familiar jihadi … [Read more...]

Engineers Patent Limited-Range Projectile To Reduce Collateral Damage

Imagine a bullet that could self-destruct if it missed its target. Apparently, it is not as far-fetched an idea as we might think. Three employees of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) were recently awarded with a US patent for their proof of concept work on a limited-range projectile. Brian Kim, Mark Minisi and Stephen McFarlane filed collectively for the patent on 7th May 2013 … [Read more...]

The Time For Micro-Segmentation Is Now

Corporate security strategies are failing, so leaders must re-tool to face the latest cyber threats. It could be said that 2015 was the year cybercrime became mainstream. Companies from all over the world, including the likes of Kmart, David Jones, Aussie Farmers Direct and Queensland TAFE locally, as well as JP Morgan Chase and Ashley Madison globally, all came under scrutiny as their breaches became mainstream … [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...]

CR Kennedy Introduces Video Management Centre VMC-2 with touch screen

With the VMC-2 Dallmeier offers a new Video Management Centre with touch screen for the convenient and intuitive control of video systems. The Video Management Centre VMC-2 stands out due to its ergonomic and intelligent design. It is made up of a touch screen, a joystick and a jog-shuttle. The individual components are modular and flexible, i.e. they are freely positionable and thus ideally suited for both left- and … [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...]

The Growth of IP-Enabled Access Control in Asia Pacific

The adoption of panels and other IP-based equipment in the Asia Pacific market has ramped up significantly in 2015, and growth is expected to accelerate from 2016 through 2020. In fact revenue from IP-enabled panels will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8 percent from 2015 to 2020. The total market for access-control panels is expected to reach $499.3 million in 2020, and IP-enabled panels will make up … [Read more...]

Salto XS4 Mini

https://youtu.be/r4Rk7MISTbY We check out the XS4 Mini from Salto, the latest addition to Salto's range of easy to use, easy to install and easy manage access control range.     … [Read more...]