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Wed
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Mar
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Australian Catholic University Chooses CAMS Alarm Monitoring Software

Australian Catholic University National Operations Centre
Australian Catholic University National Operations Centre

Every educational facility is a serious security challenge and Australian Catholic University is no exception to that rule. The ACU has a sprawling campus spread across the bustle of North Sydney’s CBD but the responsibilities of its National Security Centre extend further afield than that. 

AUSTRALIAN Catholic University is an iconic institution, incorporating multiple campuses Australia-wide. More than 10,000 students, teachers and visitors attend these campuses each day. Situated at the heart of the North Sydney Campus, which includes multiple buildings that span 4 inner-city blocks, sits ACU’s National Security Centre (NSC) and its security team. Members of the team really do have their work cut out for them, monitoring the safety and security of onsite personnel across all campuses 24 hours a day, 7-day a week.

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Fri
18
Mar
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Vivint Security and Home Automation Rakes in 250,000 New Subs in 2015

2GIG Panel and Smart Phone App
2GIG Panel and Smart Phone App

Vivint Smart Home released its fourth quarter and year-end financials, showing record increases across the board, including 250,000 new smart home subscribers, taking total customers passed 1 million.

Vivint’s total revenue increased 14.8 per cent to $US175 million, with total revenues for the year at $653.7 million, a 16 percent increase over last year.

Vivint added 33,162 new smart home subscribers in Q4, a 53.9 per cent increase over the same period in 2014. In 2015, it added a total of 236,562 new smart home subscribers, up 15.7 per cent over the prior year. Total RMR for the year was $55.7 million, up from $48.7 million in 2014. In addition, the company is reporting a 78 per cent adoption rate of its Advanced Smart Home Services.

Vivant’s 2GIG security and smart home solution is distributed in Australia by QSS.♦

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Wed
16
Mar
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The Future of Alarm Monitoring: Threats and Opportunities

Alarm monitoring - functions are changing, core operational demands stay the same
Alarm monitoring - functions are changing, core operational demands stay the same

ALARM monitoring’s future looks both threatening and full of opportunity – new technology offers plenty if the right business models can be found but there’s a chance the shift to networked security and automation solutions could impact on the underlying nature of alarm monitoring and the alarm monitoring industry.

PROBABLY the most interesting thing to happen to the alarms industry in last year is UL’s 1023 approval of the Z-Wave wireless mesh protocol which allows the technology to be incorporated into professional-grade UL-rated alarm sensors. Sigma Z-Wave transceiver models to which UL1023 applies include ZM5101, ZM5202, and ZM5304, and all now feature protocol SDK version 6.60 and are evaluated to UL’s standards for home security. The transceivers feature anti-jamming and AES 128-bit encryption provisions and moving forward this means every device in a Z-Wave system from sensors to locks can reside in a secure ecosystem. 

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Thu
10
Mar
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Hills Distributing Suretek Multicom Alarm Communications and Monitoring Solutions

Glenn Smith, Suretek
Glenn Smith, Suretek

Hills has announced it will be expanding its current 3G alarm communications products portfolio to include the Suretek Multicom range of products and alarm monitoring plans. 

According to Hills, the introduction of Suretek Multicom products ensures the company can provide the most comprehensive high quality solutions in the 3G alarm communication market. 

"We are very excited to partner with Hills, an iconic brand and a leader in the market" said Glenn Smith, managing director at Suretek.

The Suretek Multicom solution range is designed in Australia, is C-Tick approved and certified, and combines high quality components meeting up to Class 5 of Australian Standard AS2201.5 2008. 

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Thu
10
Mar
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Ness ALIEN-G Touch Screen Keypad

Ness Alien-G is a 7-inch colour touch screen for SmartLiving Panels
Ness Alien-G is a 7-inch colour touch screen for SmartLiving Panels

A KEY part of the Ness SmartLiving smart control panel family, Alien-G touch screen keypad offers an extra-large 7-inch colour touch screen display and two programmable input/output terminals as well as an-board proximity reader and temperature sensor.

Alien-G connects on the proprietary high-speed SmartLiving bus with full interconnectivity, fast installation and reduced cabling. As a SmartLiving bus device Alien-G can be remotely diagnosed and configured – that makes troubleshooting very smart.

Alien-G’s 7-inch colour touch screen has display brightness and contrast control, transparency adjustment, compact size at 219 x 143 x 34mm, as well as 2 input/output terminals and a USB port for system programming and saving images on the SD card.♦

Distributor: Ness Corporation
Contact: 61 2 8825 9222

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Wed
02
Mar
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Honeywell Buys Videofied Maker, RSI Technologies, For $US123 Million

Videofied battery powered camera
Videofied battery powered camera

HONEYWELL has acquired privately held RSI Video Technologies (RSI), a leading global provider of intrusion detection systems for commercial and residential security applications under the brand Videofied, for approximately $US123 million. RSI will become part of Honeywell Security and Fire, a business unit of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions. 

RSI's wireless battery-powered motion detectors with built-in cameras deliver live, high-quality video over the cloud to central monitoring stations and end-users. The acquisition enhances Honeywell's ability to meet the increasing global customer need for video verification, and it also brings a unique do-it-yourself (DIY) offering combined with professional monitoring.

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Sat
20
Feb
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Suretek Co-Location Control Room Monitoring Facility Nears Completion

Suretek Co-Location Centre
Suretek Co-Location Centre

Alarm monitoring software and hardware manufacturer Suretek’s re-imagining of itself highlights the huge changes sweeping through the alarm monitoring industry, as well as clearly setting out real opportunities.

SURETEK’S co-location facility and data centre in Sydney’s western suburbs is unquestionably the single most impressive facility of its type in Australia. Due to open in the first quarter of 2016, the facility is the centrepiece of Suretek’s business model, as well as a statement of belief about where the market is going. 

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Wed
17
Feb
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Home Automation Trending

Home automation and security growing together
Home automation and security growing together

Home automation is continuing to trend, with overseas takeup suggesting it’s likely local monitoring providers who are doubling down on home automation capability are on the track.

ELECTRONIC security systems, home and office automation solutions and broadband internet and cloud continue to enhance and complement one another – so much so it seems that automation solutions are beginning to look as if they may attain ubiquity. Is it likely the homes and SMEs of the future will expect automation capability that combines intrusion detection, access control and video surveillance as a matter of course – that all well-designed secure and energy efficient homes will include considerable levels of automation? 

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Fri
29
Jan
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SCSI Secures City of Stonnington

Prahran Town Hall
Prahran Town Hall

SCSI’s new DirectConnect Fixed-IP SIM service has recently been deployed across the City of Stonington’s Council facilities and now offers direct access to its CCTV systems. 

City of Stonington’s iconic buildings including the Prahran and Malvern Town Halls, Prahran Aquatic Centre, Harold Holt Swim Centre, Stonnington’s Animal Pound and a number of other key locations. 

DirectConnect is a 4G fixed-IP Address SIM service that allows remote access and monitoring of CCTV, access control, medical and IP based platforms. SCSI retrofitted DirectConnect to a recently commissioned NUUO CCTV system supplied and installed by Q Security Systems and ADT. 

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Thu
14
Jan
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ICT Opens Big New Facility in Auckland

Electronic security manufacturer ICT opens new office HQ in Auckland NZ
Electronic security manufacturer ICT opens new office HQ in Auckland NZ

NEW Zealand-based electronic security manufacturer, ICT celebrated the grand opening of a new purpose-built premises in Rosedale recently, with more than 150 guests, including many of the customers, integrators, suppliers and staff that have been instrumental in the phenomenal growth behind this latest expansion.

“Innovation doesn’t stand still, and with an unwavering commitment to research and development, ICT will continue to grow, said ICT CEO, Hayden Burr. “The new facilities include a 2-level 720sqm office, 495sqm of manufacturing space and more than 450sqm of warehouse and canopy coverage. With an additional 1425sqm of the site earmarked for future office and warehouse development, we are already talking about further expansion. Given the way things are currently growing, that may not be so far in the future.”

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