SECURITY and Government Expo took place at the Realm Hotel in Canberra last Thursday, with 354 attendees checking out the latest security technology – numbers represented a 30 per cent increase over last year.

SAGE 2017 included ASIS Seminars and a presentation from Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, director of policing and security and service security adviser – Royal Australian Navy, who gave an excellent operational perspective on issues facing his team securing Australia’s many naval bases – some remote, others in the centre of large cities.

There was plenty of great technology to be seen from exhibitors, all of it with an operational bent and it was generally agreed that SAGE Expo, which acts as a hub around which partner security seminars revolve, was proving highly successful for all concerned.

We’d like to thank our major sponser SAAB, lanyard and speaker sponsors, Hills and Genetec, leading industry partner ASIS ACT, whose dinner at the National Press Club (register here!) was jointly sponsored by Manteena, SRA Solutions and ASIS ACT.

Every industry event depends to an enormous extent on the hard work and time of exhibitors – many thanks to AXXON, Dahua Technology, FSH, EKA, CyberLock, Gunnebo, EVVA, Perimeter Systems Australia, EZI Security Systems, Milestone, Smiths Detection, Honeywell, Axis Communications, SAAB, Telstra, Hikvision, SX, ASSA ABLOY, Geutebruck, Smart Entity, Harcor, Chubb, ISCS, Inner Range, Gallagher, LSC and C.R. Kennedy, Western Digital and Magnetic Automation.

Finally, we’d like to thank all our attendees from corporate and government organisations, as well as installers, integrators and consultants. It was a pleasure to see you at SAGE 2017 and we looking forward to catching up again next year!

Many thanks to all our attendees, to our partners and our exhibitors – we look forward to seeing you all again in 2018!