Vodafone today announced the commencement of trials of the world’s first air traffic control drone tracking and safety technology. Vodafone’s pioneering approach uses innovative 4G Internet of Things (IoT) technology to protect aircraft from catastrophic accidents as well as prevent inadvertent or criminal drone incursions at sensitive locations such as airports, prisons and hospitals. Commercial civilian drones are … [Read more...]


The most difficult part in high resolution CCTV camera surveillance used in critical infrastructure projects is the storage of incoming data from cameras, especially when a long retention period is needed. The size of the storage can be very high, even for a low number of CCTV cameras. The storage of such data depends on the following factors: the camera resolution the number of frames per second (fps) the … [Read more...]

Rosehill Security Announces Channel Partner and Distribution Agreement with Ezi Security Systems for Australasia and Asia

  Rosehill Security, a leading global manufacturer of perimeter security solutions, today announced a channel partner and distribution agreement for Australasia and Asia with Ezi Security Systems, for the company’s innovative range of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) and perimeter security products. In response to the growing worldwide trend of hostile vehicle attacks, Ezi Security Systems’ customers across … [Read more...]

MOBOTIX Launches “Cactus Concept“ as Initiative to Set Focus on Cybersecurity in Video Surveillance

Industry leading security measures, independent testing and raised user awareness vital in protecting security systems. MOBOTIX has announced a raised focus on cybersecurity by implementing the “MOBOTIX Cactus Concept“. The concept aims to deliver a comprehensive approach to protecting MOBOTIX products against the threat of cyber-attacks along with education and tools to help customers and partners build and … [Read more...]

Motorola To Acquire Avigilon: What Does It Mean?

According to IHS Markit analyst Jon Cropley, rumours about Avigilon being acquired have been circulating in the industry for years. Many expected one of Avigilon's competitors to acquire it. Instead, Motorola Solutions, a company with limited current involvement in the video surveillance market, has stepped in. Motorola's focus on public safety projects is likely to have been a major motivation for the acquisition. … [Read more...]

Explore Dahua Technology’s Latest Video Surveillance Solutions at SICUR 2018

Dahua Technology, a leading solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, will show its latest innovations at SICUR 2018, the International Security, Safety and Fire Exhibition, from February 20 to 23. Come and visit Booth 10D08, Hall 10 at SICUR 2018 to discover for yourself how Dahua’s cutting-edge solutions can be applied! The booth will mainly contain two types of exhibits – products and … [Read more...]

Visiting Fulbright Professor Kacper Gradon to Speak at Safeguarding Australia

Visiting Fulbright Professor Kacper Gradon to speak at Safeguarding Australia Dr Gradon will cover the 3 year (2014–2017) final report of PRIME recommendations on LAEEs (Lone Actor Extremists Events) presented to the European Commission at the Safeguarding Australia 2018 and will go beyond the state of the art, describing the approaches both to the newly adapted "analogue" terrorist MOs (such as run-over attacks, … [Read more...]

Security at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games

At this stage, the Games seem likely to be free of major security incidents, but South Korean security officials will have to plan for a range of contingencies. The 2018 Olympic Winter Games are scheduled to take place from 9-25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, South Korea; a decision announced by the IOC on 6 July 2011. This will be South Korea's second Olympic Games and its first Winter Games. (Seoul hosted the … [Read more...]

How Swinburne University of Technology Uses Imagus, Milestone & NVIDIA To Create A Cost Effective Facial Recognition Solution

The Imagus Facial Recognition Technology (Imagus FRT), developed by Brian Lovell 'The Godfather of Facial Recognition Technology' delivers accurate results for facial detection, recording, matching and recognition through advanced algorithms, even with poorly lit, poor quality, angled or obstructed samples. Imagus Technology, a global leader in advanced intelligent surveillance, image analysis and computer vision … [Read more...]

Qatar and the Terrorism Blame Game

  Between January 19, 2018 and January 24, 2018, a delegation of researchers and academics from the U.S. think-tanks and non-profit organizations, which also included researchers from the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE), paid a visit to Qatar to meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Defense, the Governor of the Central Bank of Qatar, academics, and other … [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...]

Ergonomically Designed Workstation Can Improve Productivity

By Morris Jacobs Security businesses are no different to any other business in that the people who work in them want to be treated well. If business owners wish to get the best out of their staff, they need to listen actively to staff concerns, express gratitude for a job well done and be willing to compromise when necessary. The positive momentum and enhanced morale engendered by kind and fair treatment lead directly … [Read more...]

Security In Emergencies

There is, or there should be, a strong bond between security and emergency management. Security is predominantly about prevention and emergency management about the response, but they overlap in that both need prior planning, training, procedures and interoperability and both should be concerned with the before and after aspects of an incident. Unfortunately, there is often a significant disconnect, particularly where … [Read more...]

How Can The Cybersecurity Skills Gap Be Closed?

There is a need for businesses to take a planned approach to cybersecurity awareness, training and education to ensure visibility and capacity to respond. According to a recent speech in Parliament, Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister, stated, “The Australian Signals Directorate detected more than 1,200 cyberattacks against Australian interests in 2015.” These attacks primarily targeted Australian government and businesses … [Read more...]


The Panama Papers have caused major reverberations around the world; in governments and businesses. There has been massive media and public interest in the content of this huge tranche of commercial documents. The disclosure of the off shore tax details of over 214 000 shelf companies has some quite extraordinary implications - including in Australia. The fall out has spurred politicians and tax agencies around the … [Read more...]

Security And Safety

A few years ago, I was invited to talk about security and crowd safety to the board of directors at a major oil company headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. Since this was my home town, I did not think I would have any security problems when checking into the building. However, at reception, I had to produce two photographic ID references (passport and drivers licence), was checked with a wand (metal detector scan), … [Read more...]