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Sydney Fish Market Reg of Interest: Security, Building Mgt, Comms, Fire

Sydney Fish Market at Blackwattle Bay, Sydney
Sydney Fish Market at Blackwattle Bay, Sydney

REGISTRATIONS of interest are sought by the NSW Government through UrbanGrowth NSW for the new Sydney Fish Market. 

UrbanGrowth NSW is supporting the New South Wales (NSW) Government’s ambition to drive an internationally competitive economy, through the creation of great destinations on Sydney Harbour that will transform Sydney, New South Wales and Australia.

The Bays Precinct Transformation Plan, which was released by the NSW Government in October 2015 identifies the Bays Market District at Glebe as one of 8 distinct and linked destinations planed for urban renewal. As shown in the plan in section 4.4 the destination runs from Glebe Island Bridge at Pyrmont along the edge of Blackwattle Bay to the Blackwattle Bay Secondary College at Glebe.

The immediate actions set out in the Transformation Plan include the rejuvenation of the Sydney Fish Market, with an expanded fresh food offering.

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CSD Employs 15 New Staff, Seeks 5 More

Peter Grimshaw, CSD
Peter Grimshaw, CSD

CENTRAL Security Distribution has employed 15 new staff and is currently seeking 5 more as the company continues its powerful growth trend.

“CSD is still growing at unprecedented rates having recently added 15 new staff members to the team and we are still looking for more,” said Peter Grimshaw, general manager of sales and distribution.
 
“James Todd has been a valuable addition to the Victorian team as our enterprise BDM, concentrating on the Inner Range product line-up and high end surveillance opportunities. With a project pipeline literally spilling over the top, James will have his work cut out keeping up with the overwhelming demand for CSD’s products in Victoria” Grimshaw said. 

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Tyco Expands Policy Enforcement, Operational Efficiency with C•CURE 9000 v2.60

Tyco C.Cure 9000
Tyco C.Cure 9000

TYCO Security Products has released the newest version of its C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform that offers new functionalities for enhanced compliance controls and increased operational efficiency.  

C•CURE 9000 v2.60 incorporates advance access control policy enforcement and customization such as after-hours reader groups, expiring clearances and other usability enhancements features with increased operational efficiency. This latest version of the C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform also supports IPV6 address protocols for the iSTAR Ultra door controller and introduces a new C•CURE 9000 Web Client user interface. 

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Vehicular Terror Attacks on Pedestrians: Is Technology the Answer?

Pedestrians are terribly vulnerable to vehicle attacks
Pedestrians are terribly vulnerable to vehicle attacks

There have been a number of stories in SEN lately about the vulnerability of pedestrians to vehicle attacks, particularly in areas of high concentration and these have focused mostly on physical barriers without digging too deeply into technology, which I think is a mistake. Isn’t it possible for an electro-magnetic pulse guided by IVA from integrated optical and thermal cameras to deliver a highly targeted EMP pulse at long range to defend areas of vulnerability? 

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Avigilon Expands Video Analytics To Face and Vehicles

Avigilon Appearance Search analysing plates, faces
Avigilon Appearance Search analysing plates, faces

AVIGILON is expanding its deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) search engine, Avigilon Appearance Search technology, with two powerful new features that help users save time and effort during critical investigations. 

Using deep neural networks for face analytics, Avigilon Face Appearance Search technology enables searching for a person by incorporating the unique characteristics of a face to find similar recorded footage of that person across a site. For operators, this technology increases the speed and accuracy of investigations, by detecting and understanding that it is searching for the same person, even if items such as their clothing change over time.

Avigilon Vehicle Appearance Search technology enables users to quickly search recorded footage and find a specific vehicle across a site. This technology is designed to provide security operators critical information about where and when a vehicle might have been before and after an event. 

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Global Security Technology Sales Will Exceed $81B in 2017

Security technology spending growing fast
Security technology spending growing fast

GLOBAL sales of security hardware, software and services will reach $US81.7 billion in 2017, an increase of 8.2 per cent over the previous year, according to a new update to the Worldwide Semi-annual Security Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC).

Global spending on security solutions is expected to accelerate slightly over the next several years, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7 per cent through 2020 when revenues will be nearly $US105 billion.

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Norman Blown Away By PTZ Entries For SecTech Camera Shootout, Sydney

Norman helping with cabling at SecTech Camera Shootout commissioning
Norman helping with cabling at SecTech Camera Shootout commissioning

SEN test target, Norman, said he was blown away by the quality of PTZ entries for SecTech Camera Shootout in Sydney May 4 (register here!).

“There are some serious cameras in this lineup,” Norman said yesterday, as he helped cable up a big Uniview PTZ. "It's an impressive group that will show integrators and end users what the very best PTZs can offer security teams monitoring large sites in real time.”

“As far as I know, there’s never been a PTZ shootout of this quality anywhere in the world – it’s an absolute don’t-miss for those integrators and end users who work with large sites.”

Norman said he wasn’t prepared to call the contest because no-one had ever seen these cameras square off against each other. 

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Hacked Dallas City Warning Sirens Had Encryption Deactivated

Dallas warning sirens hacked by wireless
Dallas warning sirens hacked by wireless

DALLAS City officials said a lack of encryption of the signal transmitted to 156 warning sirens led to the sirens being hacked and activated from last Friday night into Saturday.

City spokesperson Sana Syed told ABC affiliate WFAA-TV that technicians had not set the system to use encrypted comms. The sirens triggered intermittent false alarms for about an hour and a half until officials deactivated the system early Saturday morning.

The sirens went through about 15 cycles of a 90-second siren activation, Rocky Vaz, who heads the city’s Office of Emergency Management, said at a news conference.

“We shut it down as quickly as we could, taking into consideration all of the precautions and protocols we had to take to make sure that we were not compromising our 156-siren system,” he said.

Dallas city manager T.C. Broadnax told reporters the hack was based on wireless communications, not remotely through computer software.♦

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Royal Darwin Hospital Extends Security Integration Tender

Royal Darwin Hospital seeks security integrator
Royal Darwin Hospital seeks security integrator

NORTHERN Territory Health Department, which is seeking a security integrator to provide support for Royal Darwin Hospital, has extended the tender closing date until May 2.

The tender calls for the repair and maintenance of existing security and CCTV systems, including minor installations as required, for a period of 3 years. 

Royal Darwin Hospital in the Northern suburb of Tiwi and underwent a major $A43 million redevelopment in 2003 which saw the construction of a new emergency department, a new expanded intensive care, coronary care, an operating theatre suite, a new imaging department and a 12-bed hospice.

The Royal Darwin Hospital is also home of the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre funded by the Australian Government after the hospital's efforts associated with the Bali Bombings in October 2002. 

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CSD Sees Growth in Interactive Alarm Systems: Mark Cunnington

Mark Cunnington, MD, Central Security Distribution
Mark Cunnington, MD, Central Security Distribution

INTERACTIVE alarm systems featuring Z-Wave automation and video alarm verification have made significant impacts in the North American market over the last decade, however, they have been slow to catch on in the Australian Market. 

That’s about to change, argues CSD’s MD, Mark Cunnington - local installers and integrators are finally starting to make the switch. 

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