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30
Nov
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Cairns Council Seeks Gallagher, Tecom, Video Intercoms

Cairns Regional Council seeks upgrades to Gallagher and Tecom access control and intrusion detection solutions
Cairns Regional Council seeks upgrades to Gallagher and Tecom access control and intrusion detection solutions

CAIRNS Regional Council seeks upgrades to Gallagher and Tecom access control and intrusion detection solutions, as well as the installation of video intercoms as part of a plan to improve security at Council's main depots. 

As part of the upgrade to motion detection and access control solution, modifications are planned for Stratford Depot, Martyn Street Depot and Gordonvale Depot. A summary of the major works to be completed at each site are:

Stratford Depot

* Expansion of the Gallagher security and access control system
* Installation of a sliding gate, boom gate and fencing modifications
* Installation of new video intercom hardware and software
* Installation of additional fibre optic cable and communication racks.

Martyn Street Depot

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Thu
30
Nov
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Intelligent 4-Door Access Control From Consolidated Security Merchants

ZKTECO inBio460pro, intelligent 4-door access controller
ZKTECO inBio460pro, intelligent 4-door access controller

ZKTECO inBio460pro, intelligent 4-door access controller from Consolidated Security Merchants provides TCP/IP and RS-485 connectivity and supports full range of card readers, including EM, HID Prox, ZK KR-series, Mifare, iClass, and XceedID multi-technology. 

Supports up to 30,000 card users the inBio460pro stores the fingerprint directly in to the controller so that the users can be logged in and out at a central PC management location, controller can store up to 3,000 fingerprint templates, 30,000 card users and 100,000 events where EC10 for lift control is used and licensed user software 3.0 is required.

InBioPro Series is a project oriented high-end product line with unique features such as embedded fingerprint verification and advanced access control functions, which can be managed by TCP/IP communication thru LAN or WAN networks.

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Thu
26
Oct
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Inner Range Inception Expanded to 128 Doors, 256 Readers, 10,000 Users

Award winning Inner Range Inception grows
Award winning Inner Range Inception grows

INNER Range has announced a significant increase in system capacities for its award-winning Inception access control solution.

Inception, a next generation access control and intruder detection product featuring a user-friendly web browser based interface and support for modern technologies such as USB, Wi-Fi, and IP monitoring, has now been expanded to support up to 128 doors, 256 readers and 10,000 users. These new capacities require no hardware changes or licenses and will be available for all existing controllers with a firmware update. 

According to Inner Range, Inception is ideal for handling the access control and security needs of stand-alone single controller sites without PC hardware. It offers the installer and the end user a product that is easy to use, accessible and now very scalable.  When paired with high level integration options for automation systems, it becomes a core part of a site’s building management system.

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Thu
07
Sep
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Roger Pearce: The Early History of Access Control

Access control and security consultant, Roger Pearce
Access control and security consultant, Roger Pearce

The history of access control in Australia is a long and fascinating one and no one is better equipped to fill in the gaps than electronic security consultant, Roger Pearce, who has been working in access control since 1974. He speaks with SEN editor, John Adams.

JA: You’ve been an independent security consultant for more than 20 years, held the ASIS CPP qualification, been SCEC-endorsed and last year you were awarded an OSPA for Outstanding Security Consultant of the Year. You’re also one of the longest serving members of the electronic security industry with first-hand experience of the development of access control. It’s a unique perspective. 

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Thu
10
Aug
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CSD Now Distributing EyeLock Iris Biometric Range

Eyelock iris scanning solutions now available from CSD
Eyelock iris scanning solutions now available from CSD

CSD now distributes the Eyelock product suite covering a range of iris-based identity authentication, hardware and software solutions to its broad customer base in Australia.

EyeLock’s technology provides an unprecedented level of convenience and security with unmatched biometric accuracy, making it the most proven way to authenticate identity aside from DNA. EyeLock’s proprietary iris authentication technology looks at more than 240 unique iris characteristics and provides a fast, user-friendly experience. EyeLock is one of the only companies in the world to utilize dual-eye authentication.

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Tue
20
Jun
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Special Report: Installing Access Control Systems

Inner Range Integriti access controller at SCUH
Inner Range Integriti access controller at SCUH

Not long ago the complexities of installing access control meant it was an area of business closed to installers with less experience. Times have now changed and careful techs who want to branch out are now supported by a range of solutions that combined simplicity of installation with considerable expansion.

SOMETHING it’s easy to forget when it comes to access control is the lateral nature of the beast. Because solutions are modular, they are constrained only by the capacity of management solutions and the intrepidity of installers. What this means for installation teams making the jump into access is that they can start easy and go hard. 

According to Chris Fitzpatrick of CS Technologies, access control is certainly now open to dedicated alarm installers thanks to simplification of installation, setup and commissioning processes.

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15
May
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Access Control Manufacturer Paxton Ranked in FT1000

Adam Stroud, CEO, Paxton
Adam Stroud, CEO, Paxton

PAXTON, a UK-based access control manufacturer of IP access control solutions has been ranked in the Financial Times FT1000 list of fastest growing companies.

The league table, published in cooperation with Statista, lists the 1000 companies in Europe that have achieved the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2012 and 2015.

Paxton, which was founded in 1985 by Tony Ratcliffe, now group chairman, employs more than 300 staff and is based in Brighton, East Sussex, with several international sales offices. All products are manufactured locally at the Paxton factory in Eastbourne and exported to over 60 countries worldwide.

The company’s future growth plans include a turnover goal of £100 million by 2020 and this summer it will open a new, 29,000sq ft. Technology Centre alongside its current Brighton head office, further increasing the investment Paxton can make into product development.

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Thu
20
Apr
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CS Technologies EVO Access Control Solution: Review

CS Technologies EVO controller
CS Technologies EVO controller

CS Technologies Evolution access control range is a pair of full function access controllers, the EVO4 4-door and EVO2 2-door, featuring network access control boards with RS485 and TCP/IP Ethernet communication support, lift control, and seamless alarm integration via 4-state monitored expansion boards.

CS Technologies has a deep history in the electronic security industry – the company’s roots go back to the late 1980s – and this informs the nature of its systems, which combine the solid reliability of proven hardware and the profound functionality of decades of evolution. The long history of this company should come as no great surprise – local access control manufacturers are the norm, not the exception in ANZ. All the local access control manufacturers are quality makers, combining strong and rapidly evolving software solutions with thoughtful suites of hardware and passionate local service. 

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Mon
03
Apr
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Schneider Integrates Access Control, Automation For SCUH

Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Queensland
Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Queensland

Schneider Electric has installed an Inner Range Infiniti access control and automation solution at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) at Birtinya in Queensland. The integrated security and automation system includes thousands of doors, thousands of devices, 8000 cardholders, and integrates 16 sub-systems, including 360 Jacques intercoms and nearly 800 Pelco cameras. 

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Thu
16
Mar
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The Interview: Sir William Gallagher

Sir William Gallagher
Sir William Gallagher

Sir William Gallagher heads up New Zealand electronic security manufacturer Gallagher, a company that is unquestionably a world leader in access control and automation solutions. Sir William is a witty and erudite lateral thinker, rich in anecdotes, who rarely takes his eye off underlying business principles. 

JA: How old were you when you first started on the factory floor at Gallagher, Sir William?

SWG: SCUBA diving was my thing when I was young – I was still at school and was running a little business making SCUBA regulators. I was about 22 when I joined Gallagher – it was a 10-man band back then and now we have 950 staff on the direct payroll and about 1100 staff in total. We’ve certainly grown a bit. 

JA: What do you put the growth of the Gallagher business down to?

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