CENTRAL Security Distribution has employed 15 new staff and is currently seeking 5 more as the company continues its powerful growth trend.
“CSD is still growing at unprecedented rates having recently added 15 new staff members to the team and we are still looking for more,” said Peter Grimshaw, general manager of sales and distribution.
“James Todd has been a valuable addition to the Victorian team as our enterprise BDM, concentrating on the Inner Range product line-up and high end surveillance opportunities. With a project pipeline literally spilling over the top, James will have his work cut out keeping up with the overwhelming demand for CSD’s products in Victoria” Grimshaw said.
TYCO Security Products has released the newest version of its C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform that offers new functionalities for enhanced compliance controls and increased operational efficiency.
C•CURE 9000 v2.60 incorporates advance access control policy enforcement and customization such as after-hours reader groups, expiring clearances and other usability enhancements features with increased operational efficiency. This latest version of the C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform also supports IPV6 address protocols for the iSTAR Ultra door controller and introduces a new C•CURE 9000 Web Client user interface.
Pedestrians are terribly vulnerable to vehicle attacks
There have been a number of stories in SEN lately about the vulnerability of pedestrians to vehicle attacks, particularly in areas of high concentration and these have focused mostly on physical barriers without digging too deeply into technology, which I think is a mistake. Isn’t it possible for an electro-magnetic pulse guided by IVA from integrated optical and thermal cameras to deliver a highly targeted EMP pulse at long range to defend areas of vulnerability?
GLOBAL sales of security hardware, software and services will reach $US81.7 billion in 2017, an increase of 8.2 per cent over the previous year, according to a new update to the Worldwide Semi-annual Security Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC).
Global spending on security solutions is expected to accelerate slightly over the next several years, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7 per cent through 2020 when revenues will be nearly $US105 billion.
Norman helping with cabling at SecTech Camera Shootout commissioning
SEN test target, Norman, said he was blown away by the quality of PTZ entries for SecTech Camera Shootout in Sydney May 4 (register here!).
“There are some serious cameras in this lineup,” Norman said yesterday, as he helped cable up a big Uniview PTZ. "It's an impressive group that will show integrators and end users what the very best PTZs can offer security teams monitoring large sites in real time.”
“As far as I know, there’s never been a PTZ shootout of this quality anywhere in the world – it’s an absolute don’t-miss for those integrators and end users who work with large sites.”
Norman said he wasn’t prepared to call the contest because no-one had ever seen these cameras square off against each other.
DALLAS City officials said a lack of encryption of the signal transmitted to 156 warning sirens led to the sirens being hacked and activated from last Friday night into Saturday.
City spokesperson Sana Syed told ABC affiliate WFAA-TV that technicians had not set the system to use encrypted comms. The sirens triggered intermittent false alarms for about an hour and a half until officials deactivated the system early Saturday morning.
The sirens went through about 15 cycles of a 90-second siren activation, Rocky Vaz, who heads the city’s Office of Emergency Management, said at a news conference.
“We shut it down as quickly as we could, taking into consideration all of the precautions and protocols we had to take to make sure that we were not compromising our 156-siren system,” he said.
Dallas city manager T.C. Broadnax told reporters the hack was based on wireless communications, not remotely through computer software.♦
NORTHERN Territory Health Department, which is seeking a security integrator to provide support for Royal Darwin Hospital, has extended the tender closing date until May 2.
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.
Mark Cunnington, MD, Central Security Distribution
INTERACTIVE alarm systems featuring Z-Wave automation and video alarm verification have made significant impacts in the North American market over the last decade, however, they have been slow to catch on in the Australian Market.
That’s about to change, argues CSD’s MD, Mark Cunnington - local installers and integrators are finally starting to make the switch.
WITH ongoing Dahua growth across the Oceania region John Vrdoljak has joined the team as the business development manager for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
Vrdoljak joins Dahua after previous sales and technical roles at Assa Abloy, NEC and Panasonic. In his role at ASSA ABLOY Vrdoljak was working with consultants and end users to create opportunities to feed back to distributors.
“John joins us after 8 years at Assa Abloy and has a great reputation and strong network of contacts that we are sure he will be able to use to expand Dahua’s reach into the Australian market” said Tony Lagan, Oceania business development manager at Dahua.
“John brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to our team and we are very excited to have him join us as we continue to expand.” ♦
Bosch Security Systems has a new recruit with William Hasna joining the team as the video systems product manager.
With a solid security sales background from his lengthy tenure at Hills, and most recently with Pelco, coupled with product management experience honed at Rittal, William comes to Bosch with the right mix of knowledge and capability to promote and grow the Video Systems business.
“I am excited to join an organisation that has a strong product portfolio and is focused on delivering customer service excellence,” Hasna said. “With new, innovative video technology coming this year, we anticipate delivering the quality, reliability and performance that is synonymous with the Bosch brand.
“I am really looking forward to working with the Bosch team to develop and nurture the video business within our region.”