PAUL Kirby has joined Centrevision as its new Qld state manager.
Kirby has more than 30 years’ experience in the electronic security industry with the past 14 years being based in Brisbane, Qld in security distribution management or BDM type roles.
According to Centrevision, Kirby has a strong background within the industry, having both technical, product management and sales experience. His main directive is to build the Provision-ISR brand within the region, as well as supporting customers and developing new business.
Centrevision was founded in 1986 and currently operates in Eastern Europe, North America, Mid East/Africa, Central/South America, Asia, Western Europe and Australia. Centrevision employs 150 people worldwide and Centrevision Australia was established in 2009.
ASIS ACT presents Ron Murphy CPP of Australia Post speaking on the topic ‘Predictive Modelling of Crime Risks and Probable Entry Point Analysis’.
You can hear Ron's presentation on March 30 at the Eastlake Football Club at 3 Oxley St, Canberra - registration is at 5.45pm, the presentation starts at 6.15pm and there's dinner in the bistro afterwards.
This event is free for members of ASIS ACT, $A10 for interstate ASIS members and $25 for non-ASIS members. RSVP right now at www.asisact.org.au! ♦
AT SecTech Roadshow’s big camera shootout, which hits Sydney on May 4, Melbourne May 9, Brisbane May 11, Adelaide May 18 and Perth, May 23, Bosch will show the Dinion IP Bullet 5000 in the bullet camera group and the Dinion Starlight IP 7000 HD in the low light group. In the PTZ group to be tested in Sydney, Bosch will show the MIC Starlight 7000 HD and the Autodome Starlight 7000 HD.
Meanwhile, BGWT and Panasonic will be showing the Panasonic Aero PTZ in the PTZ group and cameras from the Panasonic I-Pro Extreme range will contest the bullet and low light camera groups. BGWT will also show Pelco, including Optera and in the PTZ group in Sydney, Pelco Spectra Enhanced. Meanwhile, EOS will show cameras from its new Samsung 150dB Wisenet X Range. SecTech Roadshow also includes a seminar on securing network-connected security devices.
SPRINT Intercom’s SPRT60XPM day/night bullet camera offers 4 format digital analogue streams giving TVI, AHD, CVI and CVBS via a 1/2.9-inch 2MP Sony CMOS sensor. There’s a 2.8-12mm motorised, autofocus zoom lens, de-fog, up-the-camera setting of on-screen display and 60m of IR. But how does it stack up against 1080p IP cameras?
SPRINT’S SPRT60XPM is a solidly made IP66-rated bullet camera with a metal body and an adjustable plastic sunshade. It’s an OEM product manufactured by Shenzhen SECTEC, an established manufacturer founded in 2001 in Shenzen China. Perhaps the most interesting feature of this camera is its ability to deliver 4-format digital analogue streams - TVI, AHD, CVI and CVBS. It’s a quality that allows the camera to be used with pretty much any digital analogue DVR, including the Dahua DHI-XVR5116HS penta-brid DVR I’m testing it with today.
How important is attention to focus with CCTV lenses, given many are wide angle lenses with very small hyperfocal distances? Shouldn’t everything in the field of view of such a lens be in focus?
WITH a wide lens, everything past the hyperfocal distance of a wide lens will be more or less in focus but that doesn’t mean focus will be as good as it could be for your operational requirements. There are plenty of compact cameras with fixed focal lengths and non-adjustable lenses out there - fixed lenses of around 4mm are becoming a trend. Most do an ok job but you only have to look at performance in the real world to see that they still have a focal sweet spot around 8-10m that gives maximum sharpness in the centre.
JAMES Cook University has released an EOI seeking the services of a qualified and highly experienced security consultant.
Consultants are invited to submit an expression of interest to provide security consultancy services for a review of the security function, including strategy and delivery, at all James Cook University’s Australian sites.
James Cook University (JCU) is a public university and is the second oldest university in Queensland, Australia. JCU is a teaching and research institution and incorporates multiple research facilities. JCU’s main campuses are located in Cairns, Singapore (not included in this EOI) and Townsville. The student body across all sites is around 23,000.
Jeff Bedell, Alarm.com chief strategy and innovation officer
ALARM.COM has acquired ObjectVideo, a provider of intelligent video software, including its products, technology portfolio and personnel. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The business will be called ObjectVideo Labs. Alarm.com’s announcement provided no details about what products or technology it had purchased from ObjectVideo.
“As video applications grow rapidly in both the residential and commercial spaces, this acquisition will reinforce our ability to continue to lead in the development of proactive, next generation connected home and business solutions,” says Jeff Bedell, Alarm.com’s chief strategy and innovation officer.
ObjectVideo was founded in 1998 by scientists and program managers from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In 2014, the company sold its intellectual property and patent licensing program to Avigilon for $US80 million.
Sir William Gallagher heads up New Zealand electronic security manufacturer Gallagher, a company that is unquestionably a world leader in access control and automation solutions. Sir William is a witty and erudite lateral thinker, rich in anecdotes, who rarely takes his eye off underlying business principles.
JA: How old were you when you first started on the factory floor at Gallagher, Sir William?
SWG: SCUBA diving was my thing when I was young – I was still at school and was running a little business making SCUBA regulators. I was about 22 when I joined Gallagher – it was a 10-man band back then and now we have 950 staff on the direct payroll and about 1100 staff in total. We’ve certainly grown a bit.
JA: What do you put the growth of the Gallagher business down to?
Installers and integrators still fully serviced by Mainline Security Products...
YOSSI Harel of Itech Security reports that Itech’s Western Australia outlet, Main Line Security WA, has been closed but this has no effect on customers of Mainline Security Products.
“Itech Security had an outlet in WA by the name of Main Line Security WA, which has now been closed down,” said Harel. “Importantly, this outlet wasn't associated with, or owned by, the original Mainline Security Products, which is owned by Les Lukman and operates in Victoria and Queensland.”
Mainline Security Products is a 100 per cent Australian-owned wholesaler of access control systems, electric locks, security alarms, CCTV, and intercom systems, smoke sensors, installation tools, cabling and all the multifarious requirements of security installers and integrators. ♦