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Australian IVA Developer Snap Scores Milestone Certification

Snap CTO, Henry Detmold
Snap CTO, Henry Detmold

MILESTONE Systems’ partner Snap Surveillance has achieved the status of Milestone Certified Solution with its integration to XProtect Corporate IP video management software (VMS).

Snap’s user interface (UI) software automatically finds relationships between the camera fields of view — both overlap and near overlap. It then presents the camera network to the user in a variety of ways that reduce information overload, according to the company.

The solution uses video analytics on individual video streams as a pre-processing step (to determine scene occupancy), then processes the occupancy signals from across the camera network in concert to determine the inter-camera relationships.

Milestone says certifying this software integration provides the assurance that the solution functions, operates, performs and easily integrates with Milestone XProtect VMS.

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2GIG Co-Founder Lance Dean Joins SecureNet Technologies

Dean Lance joins SecureNet
Dean Lance joins SecureNet

DEAN Lance has joined Australian-owned provider of interactive security and automation technologies, SecureNet Technologies. In his new role, Lance will be an active senior advisor and board member.

“Lance Dean has extensive security manufacturing, interactive applications, and security market channel knowledge, which is a highly-valued asset to SecureNet and known throughout the security industry,” says Andrew Wilson, SecureNet CEO. “His joining SecureNet will be instrumental in helping to shape our future.”

Lance is a veteran of 33 years in the security industry with 10 years at Honeywell before co-founding 2GIG Technologies in 2008. The 2010 launch of the 2GIG Go!Control panel turned 2GIG into a major industry player, having to date sold more than 3 million systems.

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Chris Whiting Appointed GM For Hills NZ

Chris Whiting appointed GM for Hills, NZ
Chris Whiting appointed GM for Hills, NZ

HILLS has appointed Chris Whiting as general manager of the company’s diversified New Zealand operations. 

Whiting – with more than 11 years of industry experience across businesses in both the United Kingdom and New Zealand – will be based at Hills’ Auckland office, where he will oversee Hills’ NZ expansion strategy. 

Whiting was most recently general manager sales for Armourguard Security in NZ and Fiji, and has previously held senior positions with leading businesses including Tyco Fire & Security and Ward Security in the United Kingdom.   

Hills chief executive officer, David Lenz, said Mr Whiting’s appointment was timely considering the company’s current strategy of further expanding its dominance in the key NZ markets in which it operates. 

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Apr
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Schneider Integrates Access Control, Automation For SCUH

Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Queensland
Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Queensland

Schneider Electric has installed an Inner Range Infiniti access control and automation solution at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) at Birtinya in Queensland. The integrated security and automation system includes thousands of doors, thousands of devices, 8000 cardholders, and integrates 16 sub-systems, including 360 Jacques intercoms and nearly 800 Pelco cameras. 

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Mar
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SecTech Camera Shootout: Dahua Bringing 48x PTZ To Sydney Shootout!

Bosch MIC IP 7000
Bosch MIC IP 7000

SecTech Roadshow Camera Shootout will see all the biggest CCTV brands going head to head including Mobotix, FLIR, Axis, Hikvision, Dahua, Uniview and Sony, Bosch, Panasonic, Pelco, Vivotek and Samsung.

SECTECH Roadshow (register here!) hits Sydney on May 4, Melbourne May 9, Brisbane May 11, Adelaide May 18 and Perth, May 23 and some more of the contenders at SecTech’s big Camera Shootout have been revealed. 

The camera groups include Best Low Light Cameras, Best Bullet Cameras and in Sydney only, PTZ Domes 30x or higher – in this category, Dahua will show its new 48x PTZ! The camera resolutions of low light and bullet cameras will be left open but we’ll be calling bitrate as we go – at this time, most the contenders are 1080p versions. 

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Wireless Access Control Used in 30 Per Cent of Applications

Salto XS4 wireless access control cabinet lock
Salto XS4 wireless access control cabinet lock

A NEW IHS report, The Wireless Access Control Market in 2016, has found that 29 per cent of businesses used a fully wireless or hybrid wired/wireless system for access control. 

Wireless use has risen from 23 per cent in 2014, with 5 per cent already having adopted a fully wireless solution. The installed base for wireless is growing rapidly.

Around 69 per cent of end-users agree that wireless access control is a cost-effective alternative to its wired equivalent — and wireless locks have indeed been instrumental in reducing the cost of installing electronic access control.

80 per cent of experienced technicians judged the integration task to be no more difficult than somewhat challenging, with 42 per cent responding they find it fairly easy.

50 per cent of respondents believe that wired systems are more secure, despite the fact that wireless locks are certified for security doors, fire doors and so on.

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Bosch Australia Releases Z-Wave Vera Home Controller

Bosch releases Vera smart home automation hub
Bosch releases Vera smart home automation hub

BOSCH has introduced a new range of Z-Wave home automation components. Using the VeraEdge Home Controller, it is possible to control over 220 devices including Z-Wave lights, locks, climate control and energy monitoring devices. 

Additionally, the VeraEdge can already interface with and control the Bosch G Series integrated
intrusion and access panel, and will shortly be able to do the same with the Bosch Solution 2000 & 3000 Intrusion panels. 

All of the interconnected devices can be controlled through an easy-to-configure web interface, or via a smartphone or tablet using the Vera app for IOS and AndroidOS. Users can create ‘Scenes’ which allow detections on various devices such as the alarm panel or thermostat to trigger actions on other devices, or to notify users via Push, SMS or Email. 

All these features are available with no monthly fee. ♦

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Mobotix APAC Innovation Summit 2017, Sydney

Mobotix Innovation Summit, Sydney
Mobotix Innovation Summit, Sydney

MOBOTIX APAC Innovation Summit 2017 took place in Sydney, Australia yesterday.

The day-long Innovation Summit took place at the Sheraton on The Park Hotel in Sydney, and included discussion of the Genetec integration of Mobotix devices, as well as covering the new Mobotix H.264 ONVIF cameras in detail. 

The event, which draws around 200 delegates and offers plenty of case studies as well as dealer awards, was followed by a gala dinner.♦

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Panasonic Aero 30x PTZ Camera: First Impressions

Panasonic Aero 30x PTZ
Panasonic Aero 30x PTZ

PANASONIC Aero is a 1080p day/night, 30x optical, 1080x digital PTZ with 360-degree panning, 90-degree tilting with 150m of IR, 1P67 rating, IK10 rating, Video Stability Augment System and an operating temperature range between -50 and 55C. 

I was very interested in the performance of Panasonic’s lovely Aero PTZ when the boys from BGWT bought it around to the SEN office and after spending a couple of days and an evening driving the camera, I formed a reasonable idea of where its core strengths lie. 

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LSC Appointed a Dahua Distributor in Australia

Mutual agreement: David Weinel of LSC (left), with Lyn Cheng of Dahua
Mutual agreement: David Weinel of LSC (left), with Lyn Cheng of Dahua

LSC has been appointed as a Dahua distributor for Australia, with access to Dahua’s full range of electronic security solutions. 

Dahua’s Damien White said both teams were delighted with the new distribution agreement. 

“We’re very excited about the arrangement and we’re delighted to see LSC come on board,” White said. “For Dahua, it gives us access to another part of the security market – we did not want or need another distributor in the traditional CCTV part of the market.

“LSC has a wonderful reputation in the locksmithing industry and they are high professional – certainly one of the best companies in the security space when it comes to training customers - they also want to handle all their own level 1 and 2 support, which for us is an invaluable thing. 

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