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Submitted on April 7, 2019 | John Adams
In SEN’s Interview this month we speak with security consultant, sociologist and social impact practitioner, Brenna Guiney, of Independent Security Professionals, about her security career, the different ways people perceive, behave and respond to security and technology strategies, and her...
Submitted on March 28, 2019 | John Adams
WHEN you walk into SecTech 2019 seeking a sense of the latest solutions in a few weeks’ time (pre-register for your city here!), make sure you’re not just ticking the boxes of the present but building ideas for the future....
Submitted on March 28, 2019 | John Adams
A MATTER of days after the Christchurch Mosque Massacre, in which 50 people were murdered and as many seriously injured, both sides of New Zealand’s parliament bundled through a ban on semi-automatic weapons, including the firearm used in the massacre,...
Submitted on March 8, 2019 | John Adams
Brendan Bain of Logical Services has spent decades building one of Australia’s most respected security integration businesses. He talks about early challenges and motivations, his passion for robotics and automation, and offers advice for younger techs on where they must...
Submitted on March 1, 2019 | John Adams
AUCKLAND Transport is seeking a BT video management system capable of managing an 8000-camera video surveillance solution. A key aspect of this application is that AT’s CCTV solution will soon be used by other external agencies such as Auckland Council,...
Submitted on February 22, 2019 | John Adams
Selecting electronic security integrators has never been more challenging yet more vital as security solutions become intensely integrated and capable of proactive responses. FOR end users seeking quality installers the choice is never been more fraught. The traditional electronic security...
Submitted on February 20, 2019 | John Adams
What performance characteristics would you look for in a CCTV camera if money was no object? A: I THINK we’ve had this one before but it’s worth re-visiting. I’m going to mention features as well as characteristics. Let’s assume this...
Submitted on February 15, 2019 | John Adams
Looking at the figures for the professional security industry, which is something I do every year (yes I do buy one of those industry reports) it would be impossible to fail to notice how quickly the market is contracting. It...
Submitted on January 31, 2019 | John Adams
THE birth of the new year feels like returning to war after weeks in a peaceful city unaffected by conflict. Last week you lay on a blanket under a tree in the park, mind adrift in leaf movement and birdsong....
Submitted on December 19, 2018 | John Adams
GLOBAL debate continues to rage over whether ionisation smoke sensors have failed to save up to 100,000 additional lives since the technology was ratified by standards bodies, including Underwriter’s Laboratories and NIST, in the 1950s. The contention hinges on activation...
Submitted on November 30, 2018 | John Adams
YOU could be forgiven for imagining we’re seeing the sunset of electronic security as we know it. There’s an all-round cheapening of hardware, a dumbing down of alarm sensor technology, a shift to hubs, use of the cheapest wireless mesh...
Submitted on November 15, 2018 | John Adams
WE’VE suggested before in SEN that the internet of things is really the internet of our things – security, safety and automation solutions, with a frill of glitzy sub systems to thrill punters. But is this true, or is there...
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