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Superfast wireless links are coming
Friday, 18/08/17
Alarm monitoring continues the process of change and announcements about faster wireless technology, as well as new services from providers like SCSI, will more aggressively pull customers forward... + continue reading
Tim Sharman, branch manager, WA, CSM
Friday, 18/08/17
TIM Sharman has joined Consolidated Security Merchants as WA branch manager.    “Tim brings with him a wealth of experience from 20+ years in Security Wholesale and 5 years in... + continue reading
Russell Holt (left) and Chris Lane of Three Crowns Technologies
Friday, 18/08/17
THREE Crowns Technologies, an off-shoot of respected integrator and tech house Coastal Comms, has released SecureGo, a video surveillance as a service platform designed to offer installers,... + continue reading
Untangling the wires of IT, OT, and IoT
Friday, 18/08/17
As networking technology charges ahead it’s getting more difficult to categorise groups of networked things we think of as IT, OT, and IoT. Is there a difference any longer? Let’s find... + continue reading
Hikvision Darkfighter X PTZ
Thursday, 17/08/17
Darkfighter X is a new 2MP 1080p surveillance camera range from Hikvision that features a new sensor design that allows much improved low light performance in colour. If what we saw on the Hikvision... + continue reading
Concrete road barriers - OK for cars, trucks not so much
Thursday, 17/08/17
We’ve been watching government departments around Australia installing concrete blocks and traffic crash barriers in pedestrian locations – would you recommend these as being secure and... + continue reading
Osprey workstation at Security 2017
Thursday, 17/08/17
SECURITY 2017 gave electronic security people plenty to think about – not just in terms of products but also in terms of overall technological strategy. There’s nothing unexpected about... + continue reading
Security 2017 Exhibition showcased sweet new security solutions
Thursday, 17/08/17
Security 2017 was the perfect chance to get our heads around the latest security systems, as well as getting a feel for industry trends – a sense of where the industry is heading in the future... + continue reading
Stanley El Komala, senior product manager, BGWT
Wednesday, 16/08/17
STANLEY El Komala will join BGW Technologies in a senior product manager role.  “We are feeling pretty lucky to have such an experienced person joining the BGW family” said Mark... + continue reading
MURL Loop - image by WongM
Wednesday, 16/08/17
MELBOURNE Underground Rail Loop’s Fire and Safety Upgrade (Stage 2) and Intruder Alarm Project integrates fire control, intrusion detection, access control and video surveillance. The... + continue reading
Rob Meachem, BGWT
Thursday, 10/08/17
BGWT’S Robert Meachem says the company is now in a hiring phase after winning DSC distribution last month.  “In addition to training our current team members, we are hiring alarm-... + continue reading
Clearfix

CCTV

High resolution video surveillance - 4K from Sony
Wednesday, 09/08/17
Video surveillance is becoming more pervasive and the more automated management systems become the greater the requirement becomes for high quality video footage that allows the best possible... + continue reading
Bosch MIC IP Starlight 7000 HD is a powerful surveillance solution
Friday, 14/07/17
Bosch’s MIC IP Starlight 7000 HD is a special video surveillance camera that puts huge power into the hands of operators. It’s flexible, easy to drive, has a quality camera and lens, does... + continue reading
Plug and play video surveillance solutions have their merits.
Friday, 07/07/17
Plug and play video surveillance is a kind of digital Holy Grail and an implicit recognition of the fact end-to-end analogue CCTV solutions have certain key advantages for smaller installers,... + continue reading
Even consumer drones have serious surveillance capabilities
Friday, 07/07/17
We hear a lot about the negative aspects of drone spying but wouldn’t you say professional video surveillance is the killer app when it comes to drone use? What sort of drone would you... + continue reading

Alarms

Superfast wireless links are coming
Friday, 18/08/17
Alarm monitoring continues the process of change and announcements about faster wireless technology, as well as new services from providers like SCSI, will more aggressively pull customers forward... + continue reading
External intrusion detection buys security managers valuable time for response generation
Wednesday, 09/08/17
External alarm sensors are a cost-effective solution, either as stand-alone units or to compliment an existing CCTV solution. Wireless external alarm sensors have the added benefit of not requiring... + continue reading
Home automation - security providers have the best business model
Thursday, 09/03/17
ADOPTION of home automation systems in Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S. is still in the early adopter phase with penetration of 10 per cent, according to research firm, Gartner Group. A... + continue reading
Drones for perimeter alarm response, remote guard tours
Friday, 17/02/17
Alarm monitoring is likely to get increasingly funky over the next couple of years as the impact of home automation continues to ripple through the market. But there’s more to it than mere... + continue reading

Access Control

Eyelock iris scanning solutions now available from CSD
Thursday, 10/08/17
CSD now distributes the Eyelock product suite covering a range of iris-based identity authentication, hardware and software solutions to its broad customer base in Australia. EyeLock’s... + continue reading
Inner Range Integriti access controller at SCUH
Tuesday, 20/06/17
Not long ago the complexities of installing access control meant it was an area of business closed to installers with less experience. Times have now changed and careful techs who want to branch out... + continue reading
Adam Stroud, CEO, Paxton
Monday, 15/05/17
PAXTON, a UK-based access control manufacturer of IP access control solutions has been ranked in the Financial Times FT1000 list of fastest growing companies. The league table, published in... + continue reading
CS Technologies EVO controller
Thursday, 20/04/17
CS Technologies Evolution access control range is a pair of full function access controllers, the EVO4 4-door and EVO2 2-door, featuring network access control boards with RS485 and TCP/IP Ethernet... + continue reading

Product Reviews

Hikvision Darkfighter X PTZ
Thursday, 17/08/17
Darkfighter X is a new 2MP 1080p surveillance camera range from Hikvision that features a new sensor design that allows much improved low light performance in colour. If what we saw on the Hikvision... + continue reading
Bosch MIC IP Starlight 7000 HD is a powerful surveillance solution
Friday, 14/07/17
Bosch’s MIC IP Starlight 7000 HD is a special video surveillance camera that puts huge power into the hands of operators. It’s flexible, easy to drive, has a quality camera and lens, does... + continue reading
Panasonic i-Pro Extreme IR Bullet
Sunday, 18/06/17
With a strong feature set, great build quality, impressive specifications, including 60ips, 144dB of WDR and H.265 compression, 45m IR, auto image stabilisation and loads more, Panasonic’s... + continue reading
Rugged Dahua dome
Friday, 02/06/17
Dahua’s IPC HDBW823EP-Z-SL is a 2MP, Starlight, anti-corrosion dome featuring a 1/1.9-inch 2MP progressive-scan CMOS sensor, 120dB of WDR capability, delivering 60ips at 1080p, a 4.1-16.4mm... + continue reading

Analysis

Daniel Huang, Hikvision
Friday, 04/08/17
Over the past 18 months there have been persistent rumours about backdoors in Hikvision products, despite the fact almost all the major camera makers having had serious security weaknesses exposed... + continue reading
Confluence underpins the security technology of the future
Friday, 14/07/17
SOMETHING is going on behind the scenes in the electronic security industry that’s already having a profound impact on our solutions. It’s not one single thing but a confluence of wider... + continue reading
SecTech Camera Shootout - setup in Brisbane
Friday, 07/07/17
Every time you bolt a bunch of CCTV cameras to a text jig and start playing with the lights, there’s something new to see and we learned plenty at this year’s event. Most importantly we... + continue reading
The internet - it's for more than just fun...
Wednesday, 21/06/17
Internet connectivity is an important means of delivering business and security value, not just a recreational vehicle and a consummate aggregator of attention. THERE’S a common belief in... + continue reading

Case Studies

Andersons AVI installs Mobotix at AutoBarn
Thursday, 20/07/17
Andersons AVI has installed a Mobotix video surveillance solution at Autobarn in Frankston, incorporating hemispheric cameras and MxManagementCenter software. According to the end users, the system... + continue reading
1 Market St, Sydney
Wednesday, 14/06/17
Integrator H3C Plus has installed a Bosch IP video surveillance solution at 1 Market Street Sydney for commercial property owner, Investa. The system incorporates a wide range of cameras... + continue reading
Auckland Airport served by Bolloré Logistics
Thursday, 20/04/17
AUCKLAND Security Cameras installs Mobotix Solution incorporating c25, v25, i25 and D15 cameras for Bolloré Logistics near Auckland Airport. The system is managed by Mobotix MxManagementCentre... + continue reading
Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Queensland
Monday, 03/04/17
Schneider Electric has installed an Inner Range Infiniti access control and automation solution at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) at Birtinya in Queensland. The integrated security and... + continue reading