Richard Gould of Lock-It Systems.

ASIAL’S Best New Product & People’s Choice Award Winners were announced at the ASIAL Gala Dinner held last Thursday night as part of Security 2019 Exhibition and Conference at the ICC in Sydney.

The New Product Award winner was Lockit Systems’ Keyhound, while Comvision’s Visiotech Body Cam and the Permaconn PM54 comms module taking out joint runner up awards. Meanwhile the People’s Choice Award winner was Nirovision’s facial recognition solution.

Keyhound gives insight and control of key locations in real-time to ensure all keys are accounted for. The smart-phone app (IOS and Android) communicates with the electronic system over secure Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to unlock cabinets, without the need for an internet connection. The cabinets also connect to an internet-based server, allowing users to monitor all their keys anywhere in the world.

Using a PC or mobile device, users can create personal log-in details, control cabinets’ access, search for, locate and track keys; for example: search by job code, car registration number, etc; intelligently track and view key history, organize key-exchanges between staff members, create parking space allocations to track cars, set up key-return curfew and enable notifications to be sent to management when rules are violated

ASIAL CEO Bryan de Caires said the association was delighted to be able to celebrate its 50th anniversary with the industry.

“We want you to know we remain committed to the introduction of nationally uniform and consistent security licencing, raising compliance and professional standards, industry collaboration and communicating the industry’s capabilities,” de Caires said.