Analysis

Submitted on June 15, 2018 | John Adams
SECTECH Roadshow is always a good place to get an idea of how technology is developing in the Australian market. The nature of the roadshow demands exhibitors bring products and technologies that catch the eye – you’re not getting the...
Submitted on June 6, 2018 | John Adams
SMART Home systems, incorporating automation and security functionalities are continuing to grow at furious speed, with interest from big IT and technology players, as well as the insurance industry, adding heat to a sector already on fire. And the word...
Submitted on May 20, 2018 | John Adams
ANALYTICS as a technology seems to be on the brink of a momentous acceleration, the impact of which would be profound. The latest symptoms don’t simply identify faces, vehicles and other parameters of movement, they can detect gender, clothing, hair...
Submitted on May 7, 2018 | John Adams
ELECTRONIC security solutions continue their mash-up with IT infrastructure and TCP/IP, with recent developments, highlighting the potential for future enhancements that might wake up reactive traditional electronic security solutions, empowering them to deliver users far greater levels of support (and...
Submitted on April 30, 2018 | John Adams
What’s the ideal solution for the smaller business? While such solutions may not need to incorporate some elements of enterprise functionality, SMEs benefit from the enhanced functionality and value expanded return on investment. ACCORDING to Stuart Harmer of ISCS, the...
Submitted on April 10, 2018 | John Adams
Daniel Lee is a self-made entrepreneur who founded IT networked tech house Lan-1, later acquired by electronic security distributor Hills Ltd. After spending some years with Hills post-acquisition, Lee is now applying his high energy management style to software solutions...
Submitted on March 29, 2018 | John Adams
Security and home automation, alarms and video surveillance, IoT and analytics – if you’re an installer thinking about alarm installations and dreaming of building a monitoring bureau, the market has never been more complicated, more overloaded with jargon, more fraught...
Submitted on March 22, 2018 | John Adams
Is RS-232 or RS-485 data better for access control systems? A: RS-232 is unbalanced, single-ended and carries both synchronous and asynchronous serial comms between 2 hardware devices at a rate of up to 115Kbps for distances of about 16m. RS-232 needs...
Submitted on March 15, 2018 | John Adams
In April 2017 Security Merchants closed its doors and 4 weeks later a completely new business called Consolidated Security Merchants opened in the same buildings with many of the same staff, most the same suppliers and almost all the same...
Submitted on March 9, 2018 | John Adams
WHAT does the current slew of networkable electronic security solutions offer security managers? Sometimes it seems that technology has a way of blinding end users to the operational demands of their sites. How many security managers regularly assess their security...
Submitted on March 9, 2018 | John Adams
There are objective tests available which measure parameters of camera performance. At the same time, there are some variables that seem subjective – they might depend on application and relate to focus at a necessary depth of field, motion blur...
Submitted on February 14, 2018 | John Adams
Of all surveillance parameters, none is so riven by internal contradiction as the concurrent demand for wide angles of view and sufficient resolutions to deliver useful depths of field. THERE’S no decision that pains a security manager quite so much...