NZ integrator Icon Security Systems has installed an ICT ProtegeGX access control and intrusion detection system at the new head office of Trustpower in Tauranga, NZ.
RAPID expansion over 2 years saw energy provider Trustpower outgrow its former head office at Te Maunga in Tauranga, New Zealand. This growth and the decision to move to an activity-based working model for staff, which Trustpower calls ‘Synergy New Ways of Working’, saw more than 500 staff move to a new purpose-built facility on Durham Street in the Tauranga CBD.
SOURCE Security Systems has opened a new branch at Balcatta in Perth. Located at Unit 1/1 Natalie Way in Balcatta this new branch allows the Source Security Systems’ team to continue the expansion of Bosch products into Perth’s Northern suburbs.
According to Geoff Harring, the new branch manager at Source Security’s Balcatta branch, the new location will have training facilities for Bosch intrusion and CCTV products later this year.
“A technical centre is also planned for the future testing new and current firmware making sure all products are ready for market,” said Harring, who has 10 years’ hands-on experience with Bosch products. “It’s exciting future roadmap for the company.”
Unified ecosystem for threat intelligence, risk visualization, and mass communications; reliable emergency management
MELBOURNE-based security and business resilience provider Bellrock, has partnered with Seattle based Stabilitas to provide real-time threat intelligence communication on a convenient mobile and desktop environment.
This partnership offers clients a unified ecosystem for threat intelligence, risk visualization, and mass communications; reliable emergency management wherever teams work – at home and on the road; centralised oversight of security teams and assets, both at headquarters and in the field, and active engagement, tracking and communication with colleagues, contractors or management.
Information is augmented by user interactions with the platform, which allows for unprecedented speed in identifying and alerting facilities and employees to risks, including using artificial intelligence (AI).
MORETON Bay Regional Council has installed a comprehensive video surveillance solution monitoring high risk locations in the council area but the revelation audio is also being recorded from 330 cameras has attracted the attention of Queensland’s privacy commissioner, Phil Green.
After the cameras began recording audio on Monday, February 6, Green told the ABC he was in the process of enquiring to see if the use of the technology breached privacy laws.
"I'm still in the fact-finding mode — I obviously don't act rashly, I'm trying to look into this and have a rational, good public debate on the issue," Green said.
"If the public isn't happy with this sort of development, then the State Government can enact laws, but I think the laws already possibly stop this sort of thing happening."
Meanwhile, Queensland Law Society president Bill Potts told the ABC the public should be concerned.
Barry Oberholzer, senior vice president of Defense Trading Solutions and creator of the TerrorMate app
TERRORMATE is the world's first encrypted terrorism alert app with mobile to mobile encrypted instant messaging, terror alert and attack geo-location feature and intelligence feed, with 24/7 live support.
Defense Trading Solutions LLC, a defense contractor, homeland security and public safety provider and app developer, created the app, which will be released worldwide in March 2017 and provides users one place where they can obtain relevant, real-time information and a clear understanding of what's taking place around them during a terrorist attack.
RESEARCHERS have developed a new technology that could triple the resolution density of displays and slash power consumption. For CCTV applications, the technology would deliver monitors capable of meaningfully supporting 4K CCTV cameras at wide angles of view.
The new technology could allow field-sequential colour displays where a single subpixel can be quickly switched among red, green or blue. By eliminating the colour filters traditionally used to spatially divide one pixel into red, green or blue subpixels, field-sequential colour displays allow the three subpixels to become three independent pixels and thus triples the resolution density.
AFTER 8 months of discussions, ASIAL and United Voice have reached an agreement in principle on the detail of a multi-employer (Greenfields) enterprise agreement (MEEBA) covering work by security personnel at the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Townsville and Cairns.
The MEEBA was drafted by ASIAL’s industrial advisor Chris Delaney and, after consultation with the prime contractors, United Voice and GOLDOC, it has been refined to meet the needs of all parties. In principle agreement was reached with United Voice on 21 December 2016 and once signed by the parties, documents being filed early 2017.
ELECTRONIC Security distributor Sektor, has undertaken a series of FLIR training sessions which were conducted by FLIR training manager, Tom Hoffman with support from Sektor’s project & systems engineer, Mike Hardee.
Courses conducted include the FLIR Thermal Certified Professional Course and the FLIR Thermal Professional course, which is a lighter version of the certification training, aimed at consulting engineers.
The courses mark Sektor as a serious player in the electronic security distribution space, according to Sektor’s Tom Kinkade.
ACCORDING to electronic security distributor Hills’ CEO, David Lenz, 2017 will be an exciting year for Hills in the security, surveillance and IT markets and the company has the right team in place to support customers.
“Bill Sakellariou is now heading up the sales team across ANZ and will be focused on customer engagement and continuing to deliver improved customer service,” Lenz said. “Joanna Burke is now heading up the product teams and will be working closely with Bill to ensure strong alignment between product and sales while Daniel Lee has moved into a CTO role to look at emerging technologies.
WA Transport Authority seeks wireless comms solution
THE Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA), which responsible for the safe and efficient operation of Perth’s 180km electrified passenger rail network, is seeking an analogue radio network for trains, maintenance and security.
Most of the network is above ground, with approximately 5km currently underground. PTA’s operations include Transperth, which operates bus, ferry and train services in metropolitan Perth, Transwa, which operates regional road coach and train services to link 240 locations in regional WA, 154 buses service Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Port Hedland.
PTA includes the Network and Infrastructure Division, which ensures public transport infrastructure is safe and WA’s School Bus Services, providing school buses to children in rural and remote areas. Formed in 2003, PTA has 1654 employees, and an annual budget of $A1.27 billion.