Analysis

Submitted on July 20, 2021 | John Adams
Parliament House has been given a begrudging pass mark by the Australian National Audit Office for a huge security 'upgrade' that took about double the allocated time. But Civil Liberties Australia believes the upgrade is a massively expensive ‘fail’ that...
Submitted on July 8, 2021 | John Adams
While there's a small percentage of people in the community who have no intention of ever receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, most of us would probably get it done this arvo if a medical team knocked at the door, needle and...
Submitted on June 28, 2021 | John Adams
Mid-year/EOFY is a good time to think about the state of play in the electronic security and wider technology markets as we move into the second half of another pandemic year. More than ever, it’s clear that COVID-19 has been...
Submitted on May 28, 2021 | John Adams
As video analytics continues its unstoppable rise, it’s impossible not to wonder about multifarious machine vision technologies and what they might bring to lateral applications in sensing and surveillance. We should point out that machine vision traditionally refers to solutions...
Submitted on April 30, 2021 | John Adams
MORE than any other industry, and almost without perceiving it, electronic security is now at the forefront of discussions about ethical AI and the opportunities and responsibilities of this technology are very great, indeed. Not only does artificial intelligence have...
Submitted on April 6, 2021 | John Adams
In this Q&A, John Adams speaks with Ken Francis of Eagle Eye Networks about operational perspectives of artificial intelligence, touching on key functionalities, planning, integration and the importance of the API economy to analytics solutions of the future. JA: How...
Submitted on March 31, 2021 | John Adams
An outbreak of the UK strain of COVID-19 in Brisbane, which includes rapid community spread necessitating a city-wide lockdown, highlights just how important it is that security people stay on top of thoughtful COVID strategies, including management of vaccination status....
Submitted on February 26, 2021 | John Adams
In early 2021 it’s difficult not to wonder about the future of alarm and access control solutions. Faced with always-up big band internet support from cabled NBN and 4G/4GX/5G wireless links, and a growing number of hub-free Wi-Fi devices, the...
Submitted on February 16, 2021 | John Adams
2020 was a year like no other, with challenges aplenty. But security people can take heart from the fact their rapidly evolving solutions have proved central to managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only this, the pandemic has turbo-charged acceptance of...
Submitted on January 29, 2021 | John Adams
AFTER the challenges and uncertainties of 2020, the new year is likely to offer considerably more stability for the ANZ electronic security industry. For a start, we know what COVID-19 quarantine measures are in place and operational strategies around its...
Submitted on December 18, 2020 | John Adams
One of the most difficult things for security managers, security officers and the general office population of a building to appreciate is the nature of high-rise building fire. AN understanding of the nature of fire is vital to the development...
Submitted on November 20, 2020 | John Adams
Big cargo and freight centres are among the security managers greatest challenges. A blanket security policy that includes the staff of courier companies and rewards your staff for zero-loss operations is the solution. Protecting cargo and freight centres is a...
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