Hikvision announced its preliminary earnings results for the full-year 2016, with revenues of about US$4.67 billion, amounting to a 26.69 per cent growth rate year on year. The operating profit was $998 million with a growth rate of 24.84 per cent and the total profit at $1.2 billion with a growth rate of 23.56 per cent.
According to the company, the main attributions are the continuous investment in R&D for technology innovations, complete product development system and comprehensive vertical solution capability; with further expansion of global business and marketing network, management and operation efficiency improvement.
PMT Security reports it has welcomed its newest team member, Tim Dootson who has been appointed Queensland manager.
“With more than 20 years’ experience in the security industry in QLD, NSW and Victoria, Dootson is highly motivated and result driven team player with a focus towards customer satisfaction,” said PMT Security in a release.
Founded in 1979, PMT Security Systems is an Australian-owned company integrator that provides design, installation, and commissioning of integrated electronic security systems including CCTV, intruder alarms, Access Control systems and alarm monitoring, for retail, commercial, government, hospital, educational, industrial, and small business sites. ♦
AMERICA’S General Services Administration, which provides multiple services nationally for federal government agencies, is investing $US50 billion in a 15-year enterprise infrastructure solutions contract that will create a shared communications network built on continually refreshed technology.
According to Amando Gavino, executive director of the telecommunication services office for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, the EIS will bridge old technologies leading-edge telecommunications solutions that will cost less, improve connectivity and strengthen security.
“The expectation behind EIS is that we’ll be able to offer digital services anytime, anywhere, securely,” says Fred Haines, GSA’s program director for EIS.
AUSTRALIA’S Department of Defence DSRG (Defence Science and Technology Group) is seeking an upgrade to its security and video surveillance systems, as well as ongoing maintenance support.
Located 25km north of the Adelaide CBD, Edinburgh Defence Precinct is a key national defence research, manufacturing and sustainment hub housing RAAF Base Edinburgh, the Defence Science and Technology Group and major defence companies including BAE Systems Australia, Lockheed Martin Australia, Airbus Group Australia, Raytheon Australia, CAE Australia and Meggitt Training Systems.
The precinct encompasses major Australian Defence Force capabilities, manufacturing and sustainment capabilities of national importance including the maritime strike capability, Jindalee Operational Radar Network and 1st Brigade Adelaide.
THE Embassy of Saudi Arabia has called for tenders to supply and install an electronic security solution at the embassy chancery and the ambassador’s residence in Canberra.
The large 2-level site is fenced and has a high security gatehouse entry. Systems likely to be required include alarms, access control and video surveillance, internally and externally, with multiple management workstations.
The Yarralumla site was the scene of a large protest last year after the kingdom executed Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, a Shia cleric critical of the kingdom's treatment of its Shiite minority.
A copy of the tender specifications and requirements can be obtained from the Embassy located at 38 Guilfoyle Street, Yarralumla ACT 2600, or by calling 02 6250 7000 ext. 7019.
Panasonic has launched its next generation i-PRO Extreme surveillance technology platform, a native end-to-end H.265 system designed to maximise the performance and cost-effectiveness of video surveillance systems, whilst protecting against cyber security threats.
The new platform will be rolled-out across a new line-up of Panasonic cameras, recorders and video management software (VMS) in 2017, delivering advanced enhancements in image quality, data compression and security, reliability and embedded intelligence.
Released in May 2014, Fujinon’s varifocal F1.6 4.1-9mm (2.2x) megapixel lens is designed to support sensors up to 1/1.8 and resolutions of 6MP. The CS-mount lens supports near infrared wavelengths and offers horizontal angles of view between 100 and 45 degrees. In this feature we’re going to test the lens a couple of different cameras to see how it does.
SECURITY and integrated services provider, Securecorp has appointed Paul McDonald as its new managing director in Australia. McDonald will oversee the company’s 2020 growth strategy.
McDonald has more than 28 years’ experience working with several of the largest local and global security services firms in Victoria, NSW, ACT, NT and New Zealand.
Securecorp was established in Australia 1989 and grew into a leading provider of services to some of Australia’s most high-profile organisations and events. The company has annual revenues of more than $A250 million, employs more than 4000 staff and has offices in every capital city.
More recently, Securecorp was purchased by China Fire & Security for around $A150 million in 2016 and folded into the company’s global security provider, Guardforce Group Limited, which is headquartered in Hong Kong and has operations in Macau and Thailand.
For modern integrators, there are plenty of challenges in today’s electronic security market, including the increasing complexity of networked and integrated solutions, falling revenues, the requirement to offer better performance from lower quality product, the challenges of training staff and having trained them, keeping them.
WHAT’S the greatest challenge of the electronic security integrator today? It’s probably penny pinching from end user customers who want to do more with less. What’s the greatest opportunity for today’s security integrator? Providing penny pinching end users with electronic security solutions that deliver layers of automation to reduce the cost of employing staff. It’s a curious dichotomy.
Genetec has achieved a CAGR of 28 per cent year-on-year over the past 5 fiscal years, with significant growth in North America as well as Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East & Africa, Europe and APAC.
“We are growing,” Genetec CEO Pierre Racz said at a recent press conference in Montreal. “In 2017, we expect to welcome our 1000th employee in one of our nine offices around the world. The company is expanding and renovating its headquarters here and recently moved its Paris office to a larger space.
“A lot of what we are focusing on here during the summit is that video management is not our only trick,” he said. “Video is certainly integrated very tightly into everything we do, but we also have emerging products, such as Synergis for access control, and we are certainly going to be one of the top 10 access control companies this year.”