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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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Wi-Fi Light Sabre: 100 Times Faster, Never Overloaded

Wi-Fi on light ray smokes...
Wi-Fi on light ray smokes...

RESEARCHERS at Eindhoven University have achieved a speed of 42.8 Gbit/s with a ray of light in an optical wireless network

The capacity the harmless Wi-Fi light rays is not only huge (more than 40Gbit/s per ray) but also there is no need to share it since every device gets its own ray of light. The system conceived in Eindhoven is simple and affordable. Wireless data comes from a few central light antennas, for instance mounted on the ceiling, which precisely direct the rays of light supplied by an optical fibre. 

Since there are no moving parts, this solution is maintenance-free and needs no power: the antennas contain a pair of gratings that radiate light rays of different wavelengths at different angles called passive diffraction gratings. Changing the light wavelengths also changes the direction of the ray of light. Since a safe infrared wavelength is used that does not reach the vulnerable retina in your eye, this technique is harmless.

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Naskam Security Installs Hikvision Safe City Solution at Cooroy

Sgt Mal Scott (left), Anne Winning, Danielle Taylor, Tony Abbott and Doug Grant at the system opening
Sgt Mal Scott (left), Anne Winning, Danielle Taylor, Tony Abbott and Doug Grant at the system opening

NASKAM Security has installed an optical and thermal safety and security surveillance system in the town of Cooroy in Queensland. 

The new Hikvision system incorporates 23 fixed and PTZ Hikvision Darkfighter cameras to a specification written by CCTV consultant, Doug Grant. Video footage from the system, which is monitored by local police in Cooroy, can only be obtained by police officers through a formal process of request during police investigations.

The Cooroy system incorporates number plate recognition and registrations plates of vehicles travelling along the main street can be displayed for the attention of operators and recorded for police investigators. 

The system covers the Cooroy CBD, main street, skate park and the industrial park and was funded by a $200,000 grant from the proceeds of crime delivered through the Federal Government’s Safer Streets Programme. 

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Tue
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Mar
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QSS Formalises Partnership With Sunell, Wins Exclusive Australian Distribution

Rob Rosa, QSS
Rob Rosa, QSS

Q Security Systems has for the past 10 years partnered with Sunell in bringing its OEM-branded cameras to Australia and now distributes the Sunell brand of NVR’s and new series IP cameras exclusively through its national branch network.

The launch of the new Sunell NVR’s by QSS is marked by a special bundle price offering—be sure to contact your local QSS branch and asked about this great deal and also to get your Sunell Launch Kit package.

Since its foundation in 2002, Sunell has been committed to the research, development and innovation on the intelligent video products and solutions, and has been the leading company in surveillance industry in China.

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Mar
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Paul Kirby Joins Centrevision as Qld State Manager

Paul Kirby, Centrevision
Paul Kirby, Centrevision

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.

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Thu
16
Mar
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ASIS ACT Presents Modelling of Crime Risks and Entry Points

Australia Post retail outlet
Australia Post retail outlet

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! ♦

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First Contestants For SecTech Camera Shootout Announced

Bosch Dinion
Bosch Dinion

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. 

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How Important is Focus With CCTV Camera Lenses?

CCTV lens focus is more important that you think
CCTV lens focus is more important that you think

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. 

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James Cook University Seeks Security Consultant

James Cook University needs a security consultant
James Cook University needs a security consultant

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. 

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Alarm.com Acquires Video Analytics Specialist ObjectVideo

Jeff Bedell, Alarm.com chief strategy and innovation officer
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.

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