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Honeywell Signs Up For SecTech Roadshow 2017

Only 4 spaces left at SecTech 2017, says Monique Keatinge
Only 4 spaces left at SecTech 2017, says Monique Keatinge

HONEYWELL has signed up for SecTech Roadshow, joining SecTech Roadies including Camera Shootout sponsors Hills and Genetec, as well as Bosch Security Products, LSC, CSD, Pelco, Video Security Products, C.R. Kennedy, Hikvision, ICT, Dahua, Mobotix, Tyco Security Products, BGWT, NX Witness and Q Security Systems. 

SecTech Roadshow hits Sydney on May 4, Melbourne May 9, Brisbane May 11, Adelaide May 18 and Perth, May 23, and will include a seminar on securing network-connected security devices as well as a series of camera shootouts – including 30x PTZs in Sydney! 

SecTech Roadshow is all about putting together product and people and visits 5 cities in 2 weeks, drawing more than 1500 installers, integrators, consultants and end users to see the latest electronic security solutions in a focused and relaxed environment. 

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16
Feb
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CSD Partners with RightCrowd Workforce Assurance & Visitor Management

RightCrowd Essentials
RightCrowd Essentials

RIGHTCROWD has partnered with CSD and Inner Range to bring customers a continuous workforce assurance and visitor management solution fully integrated with Inner Range's Integriti Platform. 

This solution, which is also compatible with Gallagher (Cardax), Lenel and Tyco, provides significantly improved security, safety and compliance for an organisation’s visitors and workforce. Available in 3 editions, Visitor Essentials, Workforce Essentials and Elements. RightCrowd Visitor Essentials provides both streamlined and modern visitor management processes reducing time and costs. 

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Sektor 2017 Conference Shines in Paradise

Sektor Conference held on Hamilton Island
Sektor Conference held on Hamilton Island

The 2017 Sektor Conference, held early February on Hamilton Island in Queensland's Whitsunday Islands, drew 300 ANZ partners and showcased team green’s growing strength in the IT and networked security markets. 

Along with 300 partners from Australia and New Zealand, Sektor hosted more 50 vendor delegates from the industry’s leading brands, many of which provided sponsorship to the event and presented the latest technologies and trends in the marketplace.

There were 3 presentations streams on the conference day covering topics across retail technology, mobility/AIDC, healthcare, networking and security. Forum sessions were also held to allow group discussions on topic specific industry issues. Delegates were encouraged to shift from room to room to gain the relevant areas of knowledge of interest to their business.

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Wed
15
Feb
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New Electronic Security Stuff 2017: Great Expectations

2017: Great Expectations
2017: Great Expectations

As the increasingly networked electronic security industry continues to merge with consumer tech and software-based intelligence, it’s likely we’re going to see plenty of great new things in 2017. The accent is going to be on those solutions that enhance operational capabilities while reducing costs. 

WHAT does 2017 hold? While it’s never easy to make accurate predictions it’s fair to say we are going to see the rapid-fire release of new products and technologies as manufacturers move to satisfy a growing desire for automation and increased efficiencies from end users. When it comes to growth, all the distributors and manufacturers we spoke with pointed to expected growth rates of more than 10 per cent – some expected growth higher than 20 per cent.  


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APAC Access Control Market Growing at Nearly 17 Per Cent

Very clever Gallagher mobile-based door access reader
Very clever Gallagher mobile-based door access reader

Persistence Market Research reports the global electronic access control (EAC) systems market is forecast to increase from $US15.4 billion in 2013 to $31.2 billion in 2019, growing at a compound annual growth (CAGR) of 12.6 per cent.

And according to the report, the Asia-Pacific EAC systems market is expected to record the highest CAGR growth of 16.7 per cent to reach $9.6 billion in 2019. Usage of EAC systems in the commercial sector (the largest end user in 2013) increased by 13.9 per cent CAGR during 2009-2013 to reach $4.6 billion in 2013.

Terrorist attacks, vandalism and violence in public places such as city centres and educational institutions are some of the factors leading to increasing demand for EAC systems, according to Persistence. 

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Kiwi Access Manufacturer ICT Appoints Distributor for Italy

ProtegeGX controller
ProtegeGX controller

INTEGRATED Control Technology (Europe) has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with HESA SpA in Italy. 

ICT said the agreement will enable both companies to cater to the growing demand for truly integrated security systems incorporating access control, intrusion detection, CCTV, biometrics, perimeter detection, elevator control, offsite monitoring, and building automation, all from one easy to use scalable and modular solution.

According to ICT, HESA has an acclaimed track record with over 40 years in the industry, boasts a nationwide network of authorized dealers and installers, and has long-standing partnerships with the principal makers of security systems. Such features make HESA the top-ranking company in the market.

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Hills Offers Unbeatable Prices on Xtralis Perimeter Protection

Specials on Adpro from Hills
Specials on Adpro from Hills

HILLS is offering special pricing on the Xtralis ADPRO range of perimeter detection solutions. 

Hills product manager, Tonie Kearns said the ADPRO range was a cost-effective alternative to using active beams.

“The ADPRO PRO E PIR detectors are easy to install, resilient in harsh environments, and are compatible with most security systems,” Kearns said.

“The range delivers innovative features such as 220m detection range, industry leading tamper-proofing, one-man commissioning and maintenance as well as wireless communication. They are suitable for a wide range of applications but especially for long-range perimeters such as carparks, gas pipelines and airports.”

“They offer a reliable security trigger for perimeter protection, theft, and shrinkage prevention, triggering camera monitoring, recording, and local response at the earliest point of detection,” Kearns explained.

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Tue
14
Feb
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Pelco Australia Makes Team Changes

Raj Singh (left), and George Chobrak
Raj Singh (left), and George Chobrak

Pelco Australia has made changes to its team to enhance its capabilities in major projects, sales and customer service.

“As we head in to an exciting 2017, the Pelco Australia team has made some changes to the responsibilities for 2 of our staff members,” said Craig Cobbin, general manager sales, ANZ.
 
According to Cobbin, Chrobak will now take on the role of national pre-sales manager. 

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Thu
09
Feb
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SecTech To Examine Securing Network Security Devices

Any network-connected security device is vulnerable
Any network-connected security device is vulnerable

SECTECH Roadshow, which runs in Sydney on May 4, Melbourne May 9, Brisbane May 11, Adelaide May 18 and Perth, May 23, will include a seminar on securing network-connected security devices.  

In the wake of attacks like the Mirai bot last year, as well as ongoing furore over the vulnerability of networked connected devices, including cameras and controllers, network security is not only the topic of the moment, it’s an area very little understood by many in the electronic security industry. 

SecTech’s seminar will be built around a panel of experts who will discuss risk and present layered mechanisms to prevent, deter and detect attacks on networked electronic security solutions. 

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09
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SA Water Corp Tenders for Physical & Electronic Security

SA Water desalination plant, Port Stanvac, Lonsdale
SA Water desalination plant, Port Stanvac, Lonsdale

SA WATER has released a tender seeking physical and electronic security of undisclosed assets in South Australia. SA Water provides water and wastewater services to a population of approximately 1.6 million people across South Australia. 

The organisation manages, maintains and operates (with the assistance of its partners) assets worth $A13 billion, including thousands of kilometres of pipelines and pumping stations, 30 water treatment plants, 24 wastewater treatment plants, 16 reservoirs with a total capacity of almost 200,000 megalitres, as well as desalination plants at Port Stanvac near Lonsdale and at Penneshaw.

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