Rapid penetration by telcos and huge ISPs into the security and automation markets with low cost hardware and bundled alarm monitoring services is presenting monitoring companies with an uncertain future. How they respond will be the key.
NASKAM Security on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a boutique electronic security business. Founded by Maks Maksan in 1986, the company combines Grade 1A monitoring and a security integration business in a symbiotic relationship that has brought decades of growth. With electronic security integration in the stable, it’s not surprising that Makson and his team are at the sharp end when it comes to adoption of new technology. Without the large line volumes of bureau monitoring services, Naskam has always had to offer its customers something extra.
Cameras and Redwall detectors integrated in Visium solutions
Visium Networks has installed an IP-based access control, intrusion and video surveillance solution on a fibre network for a key client that incorporates ICT’s Protégé GX alarm and access panel, and Visium’s own cameras and NVRs. This system highlights the nature of Visium’s innovative approach to integrated solutions.
WAY back in the year 2000, Visium Networks first installed a video surveillance solution at a customer’s distribution facility. That solution integrated Fastrace and Tecom in order to replace a security officer with remote video authorisation of access control.
According to Michael Brown, IT&C director of Visium Networks, this solution saved the client significant amounts of money and resulted in no losses.
Toll has integrated video surveillance, access control and process control
Toll Global Express’(TGX) vast new Bungaribee facility lies at the heart of one of the most complex and sweetly conceived enterprise security solutions we’ve seen. The system combines video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, vehicle and package tracking, fire, lighting, help points, and layers of real time event monitoring, locally and on a national scale.
FREIGHT companies face considerable security challenges that extend beyond the confines of physical sites. They must secure a customer’s freight from pickup to drop-off, across thousands of kilometres, through multiple facilities, and many vehicles and pairs of hands. It’s this broad imperative that governs the nature of the security application at Toll.
Digital billboard company oOh! Media has employed Axis and Milestone integrated video and IBM audience analytics to create a great marketing campaign that highlights the opportunities of lateral CCTV applications.
WHEN it needed a targeted campaign to attract the attention of potential buyers on their way to Melbourne airport, Porsche worked with billboard supplier oOh! Media.
Porsche wanted to take advantage of the flexibility and creativity that digital billboards provide. The challenge for oOh! was to create a smart billboard able to detect Porsche vehicles and display a custom message to Porsche’s existing customers. To accomplish this, oOh! searched for technology that was capable of analyzing all oncoming vehicles to identify potential customers, and fast enough that they could display targeted content to occupants of those vehicles in seconds.
Manly Council is using 100 Mobotix cameras along with Mobotix software solutions, including MxControlCenter and MxActivity Sensor firmware, which combine to form a system of flexibility and power.
PERCHED on a beautiful peninsula 7 nautical miles north-east of Sydney, is the suburb of Manly, land of the Guringai people. Incorporating Manly Beach and with the stunning Northern Beaches region on its doorstep, this coastal municipality boasts a perfect combination of world-class surfing, heritage buildings, and a vibrant and bustling town centre. It is a highly attractive residential location and tourist destination alike, welcoming around 6 million visitors each year.
MELBOURNE’S Convention and Exhibition Centre is taking advantage of enhancements to Honeywell’s Digital Video Manager to improve operator efficiency and reduce risks.
BIG public venues like exhibition centres present challenging security applications and quality CCTV solutions supporting well-trained and dedicated security teams are vital to the secure, safe and efficient operation of Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“Our surveillance system has always been robust, utilising hundreds of cameras throughout both our facilities to promote visitor safety and security,” says Tom Owen, operations manager for Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions, which manages the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia.
Parramatta Council has completed Stage 1 of its CitySafe project, which includes a Milestone XProtect Corporate VMS managing Axis and Sony cameras supported by a blown-fibre backbone. The solution was designed by Tavcom, commissioned by Hills and installed by SNP.
WHEN I worked here in the late 1980s, Parramatta was a sleepy country town on a winding brown river, streets wide enough for horse teams and a sandstone past poking out of every corner - from Old Government House and tiny golden shop fronts, to broad-brimmed farm houses - and shimmering through this, the deeper history of Pemulwuy and the first Australians.
The Strand at Coolangatta has the best ocean views of any retail complex in Australia and a video surveillance solution to match after Chris-Tech Security Alarm Systems completed an installation comprising 60 Sony IP cameras and a Milestone video management solution.
FROM an operational perspective, retail centres like The Strand at Coolangatta in Queensland, are tough. There are multiple conflicting demands in complex environments. Surveillance must support safety, security and insurance risks, while being unobtrusive. The built environment includes variable lighting, challenging ceiling designs and compact spaces adjacent to vast open areas, including food courts and foyers that may challenge typical installation practices.
Ipswich pound has selected an HD-SDI surveillance solution
IPSWICH Pound is a high sensitivity site which has experienced incidents where Ipswich City Council staff have been harassed by members of the public. There was an old analogue security surveillance system installed, which has recently been swapped out for a new HD-SDI solution supplied by CTS.
Walking the site, it’s a much bigger operation than you’d think – there are separate facilities for dogs and cats, there’s a store, admin areas, multiple reception areas. And the site is large – it seems about 5 acres or so, perhaps a little more. There are even compact stock yards and paddocks for horses, as well as a substantial 24-hour drop off facility, allowing small animals to be left at the pound after hours.
Commensurate with the complexity of the site, video coverage is comprehensive, too. There are not too many areas that don’t have good coverage, often from 2 directions.
Larry Waite, Ipswich City Council Safe City Security Coordinator
Ipswich City Council has upgraded its Safe City public surveillance solution to Genetec Security Center and added Briefcam. The integration was undertaken by Elbex Access and Security.
IPSWICH City Council owns and manages one of the oldest and best known public surveillance systems in Australia. It was installed in 1994 and represented the best video surveillance technology of the day, including extremely capable Elbex EX2000 motorised PTZs, and multiple Elbex PTZ pendent domes.
The original system was installed by Council in response to rising street crime and the designers and operators of the Safe City solution were tasked with making Ipswich safer for its citizens. In partnership with Ipswich Police, and with unqualified long term support from Ipswich City Council, that goal has been well and truly realised for more than 2 decades.