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SAS Team To Be Based in London For Terror Response

Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament, London
Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament, London

A TEAM of elite British Army SAS soldiers will be permanently based in London ready to respond to terror attacks, according to unconfirmed reports from the UK. Yesterday, Khalid Masood’s actions were described as a terrorist attack by Scotland Yard’s Counter-Terrorism Command.

The SAS team will be positioned in a secret location ready to respond to a terrorist event if required, according to a report from the Daily Star, a report the Ministry of Defence has refused to deny.

The announcement comes after so-called rings of steel were installed at tourist sites around London, including the Houses of Parliament, the Mall, Green Park and Constitution Hill. These steel gateways are small enough for people or cyclists to navigate but too narrow for cars. 

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Ness Releases MCP-040 4-Door Access Controller

MCP-040 4-door access controller from Ness
MCP-040 4-door access controller from Ness

NESS MCP-040 is an intelligent 4 door access controller with and integrated 4 area control feature to interface into Ness M1 intruder alarm system with arm and disarm badging. 

Ness’ MCP-040 powers and controls 4 doors, 8 x RS485 (and/or 4 Wiegand) proximity card readers. The controller features 50,000 proximity card capability on-board, a 51,200-event log, 4 Wiegand inputs, 8 supervised monitoring inputs, 4 lock outputs, plus 8 programmable outputs, and comes complete with an encrypted ethernet port, making it LAN ready. MCP-040 is supplied with the premium black multi-function housing with unique time-saving features.

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Kieron McDonough Joining BGW Technologies QLD

Kieron McDonough joining BGWT Qld
Kieron McDonough joining BGWT Qld

KIERON McDonough will join BGW Technologies QLD in a sales and engineering role. 

“We are delighted to have such a quality person joining the BGW family” said Alan Whitehead – state manager BGWT QLD. 

McDonough joins BGWT with more than 25 years' experience in technical, sales and product management roles in the security and broadcast industry. McDonough has a deep technical base, with a particularly strong engineering and technical background in CCTV camera technology as well as significant experience in IP based VMS and CCTV comms networks, such as fibre. 

Over the past 15 years McDonough has held various sales, engineering and product management roles for Rexel Video, Pacific Communication and Hills.

“Kieron is such a widely-respected person in the industry and as such we feel really lucky to have him join our growing team,” said Robert Meachem BGWT general manager. 

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Sony, Dahua, Uniview, Hikvision, Axis, Vivotek, FLIR, Mobotix, Bosch, Pelco, Panasonic On Board for SecTech! 

Sony SNCWR632C PTZ
Sony SNCWR632C PTZ

SECTECH Roadshow is heating up, with Mobotix, FLIR, Axis, Vivotek, Hikvision, Dahua, Uniview and Sony (others pending!) confirmed to be joining Bosch, Panasonic, Pelco and Samsung on the test jig for our big camera shootout!

All the latest camera generations will be there – many of these cameras have never been seen before – especially in the popular and hotly-contested bullet camera class. And there’s never been a PTZ shootout of the type you’ll see at SecTech Roadshow in Sydney – it’s going to be a cracker.  

Alongside our Securing IP Security Devices Seminar (in all cities), Sydney will also feature a presentation on the proposed standard in video content analysis, currently being created with the assistance of Australian IEC members, Vlado Damjanovski and Olly D’Souza. Vlado and Olly will also talk about wider IP Video standard currently being voted on internationally. 

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Video Content Analysis Standards Presentation At SecTech Roadshow, Sydney

Vlado Damjanovski of VidiLabs
Vlado Damjanovski of VidiLabs

VLADO Damjanovski and Olly D’Souza will present on video content analysis standards at SecTech Roadshow in Sydney on May 4.

Damjanovski is a member of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) TC-79 group which deals with IP CCTV, Alarm and Access standards, on behalf of Australia where he participates in the Work Group 12 (WG-12) which worked on the new Camera Measurement standard, the IEC 62676-5, which is now being voted on internationally.

Meanwhile, Olly D’Souza is actively participating in the IEC TC-79 WG-12, on behalf of Australia, in the making of standards document 62676-6, which refers to Video Content Analytics.

Damjanovski and D’Souza will present on the efforts going into the creation of the video content analysis standards document and will explain the already voted standards and what they mean for the video surveillance industry. 

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Dahua Partners With Beijing University To Create Intelligent Video Joint Laboratory

Beijing University
Beijing University

DAHUA has announced its cooperation with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) in building a ‘Joint Laboratory of Intelligent Video Systems Engineering’. 

Both parties will contribute their technological and business resources respectively, to drive technological innovation of intelligent video content in the civilian security field. The executive dean of the School of Computer Science at BUPT, Ma Huadong, and Yang Yinchang, general manager of the Dahua R&D Center, attended the ceremony and signed the agreement. 

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Royal Darwin Hospital Seeks Security Integrator

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

NORTHERN Territory Health Department is seeking a security integrator to provide support for Royal Darwin Hospital.

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. 

With 375 beds, Royal Darwin Hospital is the largest hospital in the Northern Territory, and employs more than 1500 people.

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Genetec, SimonsVoss Partnership Signals Change in Access Control Market

Simons Voss wireless keyways now integrate with Genetec Synergis
Simons Voss wireless keyways now integrate with Genetec Synergis

GENETEC has announced a technology partnership with lock maker SimonsVoss that will allow the SmartIntego Digital Locking Cylinder, Smart Handle and Padlock Wireless Locks to integrate with Genetec’s Synergis IP-based access control core system in the Security Center platform.

The idea is to offer a cost-effective and scalable solution for a wide range of customers, including higher education, healthcare, retail and governmental institutions. It’s a sharp move from Genetec and given the company’s relentless focus on cloud delivery, it’s a signal of ongoing change in the access control market.

The partnership means customers will be able to enrol SimonsVoss locks into their Synergis access control systems via version 5.6 of Security Center, which is expected to be available in early Q2, 2017. And because they’re wireless, these integrations are very simple.

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New $A560 Million High Security Prison Will Be Largest in Australia

New Grafton Prison concept
New Grafton Prison concept

A NEW prison boasting state-of-the-art security and surveillance is to be built in Grafton in NSW.

The new prison will cost $A560 million, house 1700 inmates and employ 600 staff, making it the largest prison in Australia. The prison will comprise a 1000-bed, male maximum security facility, a 300-bed, female maximum security facility and a 400-bed minimum security facility.

NSW Corrections Minister David Elliott said the prison would be built and operated by consortium Northern Pathways comprising Serco, John Laing, John Holland and Macquarie Capital.

"The project received very high-quality bids, but Northern Pathways has a significant focus on our commitment to reduce re-offending," Elliot said.

The new centre will be responsible for remand, reception and placement for specified offender groups and will provide rehabilitation services to reduce reoffending.

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Ergon Energy Tenders For Fencing, Automatic & Personnel Gates

Perimeter security and gates required at Aurukun Power Station
Perimeter security and gates required at Aurukun Power Station

ERGON Energy Corporation has gone to tender for the supply and installation of triple pointed Palisade fencing, an automatic cantilever gate, a single leaf swing gate and personnel gates for the Ergon Power Station at Aurukun. 

Some concrete curbing, minor earthworks and installation of earthing conductor will also be required internally and externally to the Power Station as part of the security upgrade.

The tender states that the contractor is to provide details of the methodology of the old fence and installation of the new fence for approval of power station security. 

The tender closes on April 19.♦

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