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Concrete Blocks Positioned Around Melbourne CBD to Mitigate Against Vehicle Attacks

Concrete blocks defending Melbourne from vehicle attacks
Concrete blocks defending Melbourne from vehicle attacks

AFTER earmarking $A10 million for automated security bollards in Melbourne’s CBD, the Victorian Government has not waited for them to be installed, instead positioning dozens of concrete blocks around Federation Square and Bourke St. 

As well as automated bollards, the proposed security measures include an expansion of the existing video surveillance system that Melbourne City Council manages in partnership with Victoria Police.

According to Premier Daniel Andrews, state government security advisers accelerated plans for barriers after the attack on London Bridge and a fatal siege at Brighton in Melbourne recently. 

"Constructing permanent bollards will take some time...I have directed that temporary bollards will be put in place at Federation Square and Bourke Street and a number of other sites," Premier Andrew said.

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H3C Plus Installs Bosch CCTV For Investa at 1 Market St

1 Market St, Sydney
1 Market St, Sydney

Integrator H3C Plus has installed a Bosch IP video surveillance solution at 1 Market Street Sydney for commercial property owner, Investa. The system incorporates a wide range of cameras supported by high-end Cisco network infrastructure. 

NUMBER 1 Market Street is a prominent A-grade commercial office tower, located adjacent to Darling Harbour and a stone’s throw from the vibrant centre of the Sydney CBD. Late last year, Investa’s management decided to upgrade the aging analogue camera system at 1 Market St and they chose H3C PLUS to provide the solution.

 

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Video Surveillance and the Vital Importance of Story

Nearest subject (behind tree) in this still frame is 13m from lens, furthest is 40m
Nearest subject (behind tree) in this still frame is 13m from lens, furthest is 40m

After reading a query in Help Desk last month where a university was seeking to enhance the ability of its surveillance solution to provide association between individuals in video streams I started thinking about story as it applies to photographic planning and whether story has a place in CCTV system design and application. What does SEN think?

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Alarm.com Shares Hit $US32.40 After Q1 Sales Beat Estimates

Alarm.com continues growth trajectory
Alarm.com continues growth trajectory

ALARM.COM shares hit a high of $US32.40 after the company announced revenue of $74.2 million in Q1, beating estimates.

The strong result followed revenue of $69.8 million in Q4, which also beat analyst forecasts. Earlier this year, Alarm.com acquired video analytics specialist ObjectVideo and competitor Icontrol.

The solid showing in sales underlines the veracity of alarm monitoring in the cloud, with management of security and automation by mobile app. ♦

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Hills Announces NZ Branches Expanding CCTV Range

Chris Whiting, general manager, Hills NZ
Chris Whiting, general manager, Hills NZ

Hills has been distributing Interlogix products in Australia and New Zealand for more than 25 years and according to CEO David Lenz, the decision to introduce the TruVision CCTV products into Hills New Zealand was a natural extension of this long-standing relationship.

“We’re excited to introduce TruVision CCTV products to our New Zealand branches,” Lenz said. “Interlogix has invested considerably in the development of the TruVision portfolio, and we’re pleased to partner
with a global security leader to bring our customers best-in-class solutions.”

Meanwhile, Hills New Zealand general manager, Chris Whiting, said he was confident of a strong up-take in New Zealand, based on the performance of the brand in the Australian security market.

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Johnson Controls Security Products Signs on New Distributor Partner ISCS

Darren Banks, Johnson Controls Security Products
Darren Banks, Johnson Controls Security Products

TYCO Security Products, now known as Johnson Controls Security Products, has announced the appointment of International Security Control Solutions (ISCS) as a new distributor partner for Australia for the company’s line of video surveillance solutions. 

Under the terms of the agreement, ISCS, which has branches in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, will expand access to Johnson Controls Security Products’ industry leading video surveillance brands to the ISCS customer base throughout Australia. 

The brands include Exacq, known for its intuitive video management system software and recording hardware, and the Illustra brand of cameras, Johnson Controls Security Products’ fast-growing IP cameras portfolio. Paired together, technology from Exacq and Illustra provide robust solutions for a wide range of surveillance users, from small to enterprise applications.

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Special Report: Securing Networked Security Devices

Securing networked-connected security devices
Securing networked-connected security devices

In the wake of attacks against hundreds of thousands of networked connected devices, including cameras and controllers, network security is finally receiving the recognition it deserves as a vital component of any networked electronic security solution. 

NETWORK security is a science that exists in the backend of many electronic security solutions – a disparate realm that at first glance seems unconnected, yet is the hearthstone of most of our infrastructure. From networked access control, intrusion, automation, and video surveillance solutions, to cloud-based alarm systems and direct-connected NVRs, access controllers and even single devices, this is a deep and complex area. No electronic security solution with an exposed network port can be considered secure without the application of network security policy. 

According to Brendan White of Mobotix, the greatest vulnerabilities of network devices are unauthorised access and backdooring. 

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Central Security Distribution Announces Axxon VMS Distribution For Australia

Mark Cunnington, CSD
Mark Cunnington, CSD

CSD is now an Australian distributor of the Axxon VMS, a video management solution with hundreds of thousands of sites globally and many Safe City projects, some of which support more than 26,000 cameras.

“CSD has spent the last six months evaluating and rigorously bench testing ten of the best VMS platforms from around the world and has selected Axxon as its new flagship video management solution,” said CSD managing director, Mark Cunnington.
 
“The Axxon range comes with a full suite of enterprise features that you would find in the existing market leading products, PLUS a range of standard features that most other VMS platforms can only deliver via exorbitant licenses or expensive 3rd party solutions,” he said. 
 

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Australian Department of Defence Seeks Access Control for Multiple Sites

Australian Department of Defence headquarters in Canberra
Australian Department of Defence headquarters in Canberra

AUSTRALIA’S Department of Defence is seeking various access control, doors, gates and barrier solutions for multiple sites across Victoria. 
    
The scope of works of this project involves the upgrade of several electrical and physical security components across several Department of Defence bases. The upgrades include security access control systems, armoury upgrades with regard to doors, doors and respective hardware, security detection systems, and access control gate works.

The Australian Department of Defence is charged with the responsibility to defend Australia and its national interests. The department forms part of the Australian Defence Organisation (ADO) along with the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Australia's DoD employs 66,000, has an annual budget of $A32.5 billion.

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ISCS Seeking Access Control Technical Support Staff

Stuart Harmer
Stuart Harmer

Stuart Harmer, says International Security Control Solutions currently has 2 vacancies in its NSW branch for technical support staff.

“We are looking for people with a strong background in access control and smart card technologies with a strong customer focus,” Harmer said. “If this is you or someone you can recommend please let us know, Andrew Miller at ISCS would love to speak with you!” 

ISCS is an Australian-owned company offering access control and security colutions to a wide variety of business’s and corporations.

According to Harmer, ISCS has established a wide dealer network for its range of products and offers first class consultation and technical support.♦

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