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SecTech Camera Shootout 2017 Commissioning Images

SecTech Camera Shootout commissioning
SecTech Camera Shootout commissioning

SECTECH Roadshow Camera Shootout commissioning took place in Sydney yesterday, with 13 manufacturers enrolling bullet cameras, low light cameras and big PTZ domes. It was a long day but the Genetec 5.6 VA is now locked and loaded, and ready to go, starting off with SecTech Sydney at Randwick Racecourse (Register here!).

SecTech Camera Shootout will see all the biggest CCTV brands going head to head including Mobotix, Axis, Hikvision, Dahua, Honeywell, Uniview and Sony, Bosch, Panasonic, Pelco, Vivotek and Samsung. The PTZ demo will be a highlight in Sydney – PTZ demos are hard to do and getting competitors of this calibre at a venue with huge depth of field as we have at Randwick Racecourse is a fabulous opportunity for installers and end users who need to compare PTZ performance. Check out the commissioning images below!

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Fri
07
Apr
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Micah Hines Joins BGW Technologies Queensland

Micah Hines, BGWT
Micah Hines, BGWT

MICAH Hines has joined the BGWT Queensland team in a sales engineering role.

“Micah’s appointment completes the recruitment drive for quality people into our QLD team” said Alan Whitehead, BGWT Qld state manager.

Micah joins BGWT with experience in technical, support and sales roles within the security industry. Micah has a strong and broad technical base across all electronic security segments including intercoms alarms, access control and CCTV.

Micah has held various roles including as a technician for a systems integrator, technical support roles, as well as sales engineering roles with Pacific Communications and DAS/Hills.

“We are delighted to have Micah join our QLD team”, said Robert Meachem, GM for BGW Technologies, “Micah’s key roles will be to help drive sales in the QLD/NT territory and to provide technical expertise for the branch and our customers.” 

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Thu
06
Apr
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Randwick Racecourse. Best SecTech Roadshow Venue. Ever

SEN’s John Adams at Randwick Racecourse – definitely our best venue ever
SEN’s John Adams at Randwick Racecourse – definitely our best venue ever

SECTECH Roadshow is at Royal Randwick Racecourse on May 4 (register here!) and after a recent tour of the facilities, organisers say they are easily the best ever. 

The SecTech Expo space, Camera Shootout demo room and seminar presentation room are located together, with multiple breakout spaces offering stunning views of Sydney City to the north, ideal for a planned live demo of Dallmeier Panomera.   

SecTech Camera Shootout includes a big PTZ demo in Sydney and the views across the racecourse are tailor-made to test the prowess of powerful PTZs from the best manufacturers in the world. All SecTech’s rooms look across the racecourse and the facilities for exhibitors and visitors are simply outstanding, with plenty of free parking, easy loading, a beautiful environment and excellent support staff. 

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Atlas Gentech To Bring Leasing Model To Australian Market in 2017

Steve Varney, Atlas Gentec
Steve Varney, Atlas Gentec

Atlas Gentech’s Simply Leasing finance business, which provides all sorts of office equipment, including security solutions, will be launched into the Australian market after enjoying great success over the ditch. 

Simply Leasing is a finance business which started out leasing NZ-based security and electronic equipment distributor Atlas Gentech equipment but now provides financing to Atlas Gentech clients. A re-launch is planned for coming weeks and Atlas Gentech MD, Steve Varney, said the company is considering expanding into Australia this year.

Varney told Heather Wright of Channel Life that leasing isn’t about customers not having the up-front cash anymore – he said there are real benefits for resellers to offer leasing as an option early in the sales conversation.

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Video Analytics Empowering CCTV Solutions

Video analytics empowering CCTV solutions
Video analytics empowering CCTV solutions

VIDEO surveillance coverage is vast and growing – not just in terms of scale but in terms of quality. Despite the improvement, many CCTV systems are static beasts – they record at fixed frame rates with fixed fields of view and the footage they generate is stored for investigation. 

But there’s a growing trend in which sees end users and integrators squeezing more out of CCTV systems using IVA – some of these lateral applications are not security or safety related but increasingly, many are.  It’s not surprising at one level. The underlying technology that generates stock reports for marketing teams is just as capable of delivering reports to security managers informing them in real time of large crowds or heavy vehicles driving where they should not be. 

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Thu
06
Apr
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Z-Wave Security 2 Standard Blows Security Manufacturers into the Weeds

Z-Wave Security 2 key exchange wireless comms
Z-Wave Security 2 key exchange wireless comms

Z-WAVE Alliance and chipmaker Sigma Designs have announced that all IOT devices must now conform to strict and uniform adoption of a new security protocol for all Z-Wave devices receiving certification.

The Alliance Board of Directors voted unanimously in November 2016 to require mandatory implementation of the new Security 2 (S2) framework, calling it “the most advanced security for smart home devices and controllers, gateways and hubs in the market today.”

The move makes key exchange Z-Wave wireless comms standards far higher than anything we see in the electronic security industry, where basic 433MHz is the baseline between many wireless devices and controllers.

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06
Apr
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Moreton Bay Regional Council Seeks Security Integrator

Moreton Bay Regional Council CCTV System cameras
Moreton Bay Regional Council CCTV System cameras

Moreton Bay Regional Council is seeking submissions from suitably qualified and experienced companies for the provision of installations, servicing and repair of security and equipment.

According to MBRC, the works required include installation of security solutions, servicing of existing security solutions and reactive repairs of security solutions, which include its huge video surveillance system. MRBC’s video surveillance solution incorporates more than 800 fixed and PTZ CCTV cameras, and a dedicated 24-hour security control room. 

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06
Apr
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Hills Bolsters Security Business with New BDM Appointments

Leonie Cox, Hills BDM residential
Leonie Cox, Hills BDM residential

HILLS is bolstering its security business across the nation with the recruitment of Aaron Lane as business development manager in Western Australia, and Leonie Cox as business development manager - residential, based in Sydney.

Lane joins Hills after 8 years at Downer Security and Network Services, and comes to the business with a strong background in access control and CCTV, and a deep understanding of the security landscape.

Cox returns to Hills after pursuing overseas interests and, having worked in the security sector for over 20 years, brings with her a wealth of industry experience and a vast catalogue of contacts in the building industry. She is tasked with developing business in the residential and multi-dwelling building sector with products such as Bticino, Reliance and Tecom.

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Wed
05
Apr
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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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