In-Flight Revenue Risks

In-flight purchases are an important revenue stream for airlines globally, with the function allowing passengers to purchase duty free items and on-board upgrades, as well as other services such as additional food, beverages, internet and telephone use. While such features are convenient for passengers, they can be susceptible to a number of risks, including staff pilferage, passenger theft of goods/services, counterfeit … [Read more...]

Are You Trusting?

Having found myself at the age of 22 in a role designed to maintain public peace, gather information and keep people safe, I realised I needed to know about lies and deception. I considered my level of expertise on the topic and, with an honest perspective, I labelled it low. I felt certain about one thing, all humans tell lies. I knew that the policing career I had just embarked on was going to not only be packed with … [Read more...]

When Risk Management Fails!

  Periodically, security professionals are expected, by standards of good governance, to conduct a physical security risk review at a facility or a whole portfolio of facilities. These might be offices, an airport, power station, water supply dam, a hospital, railway network, sports stadium or a shopping centre. No matter what type of facility, the process of conducting a risk assessment should be quite well … [Read more...]

Token Behaviours

  The Internet of Things or IoT has stirred the imaginations of vastly diverse groups from the C-level executives at the worlds largest corporations to the engineers designing applications to the component manufacturers trying to cram the ‘perfect’ feature/price balance into their latest silicon creation and similarly at the consumer end of town, the most prolific source of most of the ‘Big Data’ outside the M2M … [Read more...]

If Popularity Trumps Security

It is not entirely clear quite when it happened but, at some point over the last three months, the improbable became likely. Indeed, barring a spectacular collapse in popular support, or convoluted Machiavellian contortions at the Republican convention, it looks likely that Donald Trump will be the GOP (Grand Old Party – a term used to refer to the Republican Party) candidate for president later this year. The GOP … [Read more...]

Civil security and civil defence in the spotlight

The not-for-profit organisation behind the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition has added a new string to its bow. Its latest venture is CIVSEC, will be a major showcase of expertise, ideas and technology in the fields of civil security and civil defence. The event will be a congress of conferences, seminars and workshops that will address the complex and increasingly important … [Read more...]

Vulnerabilities Of Trusted Partners

By Emanuel Stafilidis. The importance of protecting security systems from cyber attack cannot be understated. There is no system anywhere in the world that is safe from hackers. No one will ever be able to completely stop attackers, but they can make it harder. Imagine a burglar is walking down a suburban street looking for a ‘payday’ and comes across a standard home with lights on, a high fence with a locked gate, … [Read more...]

Total Facilities seminar program informs for a brighter future for Australia’s built and work environment.

Total Facilities, Australia’s largest industry exhibition for facilities and workplace professionals, is excited to announce its free education program that will run concurrently over the event’s two days. Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from Wednesday April 6 to Thursday April 7, the Seminar Theatre will host an impressive line-up of industry speakers discussing forefront trends, disruptive … [Read more...]

Cognitec Face Recognition System Supports Macau Casino Security

Success story and live demonstration to be presented at World Game Protection Conference Macau/Las Vegas, February 8, 2016 — Cognitec’s highly specialized face recognition technology FaceVACS-VideoScan was selected to strengthen physical security measures in major Macau casinos by alerting security staff in real time about banned persons entering the premises. In partnership with Melco Crown Entertainment, Cognitec … [Read more...]

Videofied Outdoor MotionViewer®

  The Videofied Outdoor MotionViewer® (OMV) is a battery-powered PIR motion sensor with an integrated video camera and infrared illuminators. It is designed to detect an intruder, instantaneously record a short video clip and transmit the video to the control panel. The panel then transmits the video alarm signal to the central station for immediate review and dispatch to police for priority response to a … [Read more...]

As the Premiere Distributor for Dahua in Australia, Seadan Security & Electronics announced today the list of VMS partners supporting Dahua IP Cameras has grown to 70+.

Ian Harris, OAM, said today “this is a significant milestone for Dahua and Seadan’s customers. It means that the Dahua IP cameras supplied by Seadan are able to be easily used with practically any VMS application.” Support for Dahua Network Video recorders is also available for selected models. He added,  “As the Premiere Distributor, Seadan introduced Dahua to Australian Integrators over 18 months ago with a National … [Read more...]

Use Of Force And Workplace Violence: A Growing Risk

By Dr Tony Zalewski. Increasing crime rates for violence, including domestic violence, illicit drug use such as ice and a more challenging public to authority of public safety personnel, has further impacted upon the ability of operational security staff to meet workplace objectives. Inevitably, some interactions between members of the public with security staff have the potential to escalate to a physical level, … [Read more...]

Last chance to register for the 30th annual Security Exhibition & Conference

Faced with industry innovation and evolving technologies, security professionals are being urged to to attend the 2015 Security Exhibition & Conference, Australasia’s premier security industry event. With just 10 days to go until the event, which returns to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from July 15 to July 17, Security 2015 Event Manager, Alanna Phillips, encouraged anyone looking for an edge in … [Read more...]

Medibank Place integrates security system with business process

Walls of greenery, circadian lighting and workspaces specially designed to accommodate activity-based working are just some of the features of Medibank’s new Docklands headquarters in Melbourne. Occupied since October 2014, the 16-floor building encourages flexibility, creativity, interaction and staff wellbeing and is also on track to become one of Australia’s most energy and waste efficient buildings, targeting a … [Read more...]

Smartphones And App Security

By Graeme Cunynghame. The number of mobile phone subscriptions worldwide is around the seven billion mark and growing. Smartphones are becoming more complex and more powerful in order to provide more functionality. Because of their unique characteristics, they present challenges that require new business models that offer countermeasures to help ensure their security. Concerns are increasing regarding security … [Read more...]

Dahua Technology Announces Partnership with Security Wholesale in New Zealand

HANGZHOU, CHINA/ June 8, 2015—Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China announces Security Wholesale as its brand exclusive distributor in New Zealand. Established in 2001, Dahua Technology has grown to a total solution provider in surveillance, whose product portfolios include advanced series of front-end, back-end, display, software as … [Read more...]