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Wilson Security Supercar Unveils NAIDOC Livery

Wilson Security Super Car
Wilson Security Super Car

STRIKING indigenous livery has been unveiled on the Wilson Security Supercar and coincides with NAIDOC week.

Wilson Security says that in a symbolic gesture to raise awareness of Wilson’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), artwork painted by indigenous artist Hazel Cowburn was adapted to run on both Supercars, along with the Reconciliation Australia corporate logo.

“Wilson is committed to the reconciliation process, all areas of our business including our sponsorship partners at Gary Rogers Motorsport will continue to look for ways we can raise awareness of indigenous culture and we wish the team every success this weekend!” said Wilson’s Chevelle Millhouse. ♦

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Intelligent Security Integration ANZ Distributor for Eagle Eye Networks

Steve Bell (left) and Victoria Bell of ISI Australia
Steve Bell (left) and Victoria Bell of ISI Australia

INTELLIGENT Security Integration Australia has signed an ANZ distribution agreement with Eagle Eye Networks. 

Physical security integration company, ISI Australia has previously been a reseller for the US based cloud video surveillance company’s products. Based in Melbourne, ISI Australia now intends to roll out a nationwide channel partner network.

“Eagle Eye Networks developed the first cloud based video solution with open API,” said Stephen Bell, managing director of ISI Australia. “The company was the first to address security and bandwidth management issues and following the acquisition of Panasonic Cloud Management Service Europe B.V. last month, Eagle Eye has cemented its place as the world’s first global cloud video surveillance company.

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Canon and Milestone Technologies Integrate in new Video Cloud Business

Canon launches new cloud business
Canon launches new cloud business

CANON has launched a new business called ARCUS Global, which is built on the intellectual property, technology and expertise of Canon Group company Milestone Systems.

The ARCUS business model is to provide video cloud IoT as a service for security and business optimization for large enterprises.

“We are excited to launch our new company ... and to introduce Video Cloud IoT as a Service not currently offered to the global enterprise market,” Lars Nordenlund Friis, CEO of ARCUS said. “We have a clear competitive advantage by drawing on the strengths of Milestone Systems and partnering with global leaders in public cloud infrastructure and IT technology.”

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Hikvision Number 1 CCTV Manufacturer for 6th Year: IHS

Hikvision largest CCTV manufacturer for 6th year running
Hikvision largest CCTV manufacturer for 6th year running

HIKVISION has been named the number 1 CCTV manufacturer for market share in CCTV and video surveillance equipment worldwide by HIS Markit.

Hikvision has a total market share of 21.4 per cent for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment based on 2016 data. This is an improvement over last year’s report, based on 2015 data, where Hikvision had 19.5 per cent market share. 

In addition, IHS Markit ranked Hikvision No.1 for 2016 global market share in the categories of: security cameras (24.2 per cent), analogue +HD CCTV security cameras (23.9 per cent), network security cameras (25.6 per cent), and recorders (25.3 per cent).

"Hikvision’s continued growth and solid performance is driven by our commitment to R&D investment in new products, our people and our integrator partners," Hikvision said. ♦

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Alarm Monitoring: Mobile Device Security

Authorised mobile devices must be considered part of security solutions
Authorised mobile devices must be considered part of security solutions

Mobile devices are becoming increasingly prevalent as an extension of many electronic security solutions, where they allow end users to remotely manage their systems, as well as receiving alerts and status updates. For installers and monitoring stations, mobile devices can expand risk levels. 

AT SecTech Roadshow’s panel session ‘Securing Networked Security Devices’ a question the panel put to installers and integrators was how many of them were deploying mobile devices and in many cities, the response was that for many end users, remote mobile management is a key attraction of the latest solutions. 

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Affordable Video Surveillance: Plug and Pray?

Plug and play video surveillance solutions have their merits.
Plug and play video surveillance solutions have their merits.

Plug and play video surveillance is a kind of digital Holy Grail and an implicit recognition of the fact end-to-end analogue CCTV solutions have certain key advantages for smaller installers, including simplicity of installation, modest hardware outlays and easy operation. 

CAN plug and play IP solutions match the fundamental simplicity of analogue? It’s an interesting question because there are some real variables. For PnP to match analogue it must be very inexpensive. Yet even the most basic and affordable PnP CCTV solutions – think DVR and 4 cameras – offer the end user search functionalities that traditional analogue can never match. And just to shove a broomstick through the spokes, there’s also digital analogue, which offers analogue simplicity with digital resolution offering improved searching via digital zoom. 

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Things We Learned at SecTech Camera Shootout

SecTech Camera Shootout - setup in Brisbane
SecTech Camera Shootout - setup in Brisbane

Every time you bolt a bunch of CCTV cameras to a text jig and start playing with the lights, there’s something new to see and we learned plenty at this year’s event. Most importantly we discovered the best cameras are even better than they were last year.

SECTECH Camera Shootout was enthralling and challenging in multiple ways. Despite a day of pre-commissioning in Sydney there was still plenty of work required in every city to stay on top of things – in fact wrangling the big group of engineers and technicians was the biggest operational challenge of the event and organisers didn’t get on top of that until Brisbane – this meant a few management related hiccups along the way. Next year’s pre-commissioning is slated to go for days – we’ll start the tour with an operational system that is locked in place with only minor tweaks allowed. 

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Choosing Surveillance Drones for Security Operations

Even consumer drones have serious surveillance capabilities
Even consumer drones have serious surveillance capabilities

We hear a lot about the negative aspects of drone spying but wouldn’t you say professional video surveillance is the killer app when it comes to drone use? What sort of drone would you recommend for security operations on a typical large site? And bigger drones or smaller? 

Drones could be extremely useful for security operations but you need to make sure you are clear about what you want drone operators to be able to see and when. Depending on the nature of your business, this will be easier or more difficult - a people-based business like a university will be tougher to ratify than a mine, for instance. 

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SkyCommand App for Inception from CSD

SkyCommand App for Inception
SkyCommand App for Inception

THE latest release of Inception firmware (V 1.3.6) now allows for areas and outputs to be controlled using the SkyCommand App improving the ease of use for end users. 

According to CSD’s Mark Edwards, in cases where there is no internet available the T4000 GSM unit provides connectivity wirelessly. 

“SkyCommand smart phone app is available for both Android and Apple devices which has been designed with intuitive end user control in mind,” Edwards says. 

“Multiple systems can be controlled from the one app if required and a subscription based service is available and can be enabled for the T4000 to push notifications of alarm events to each user’s smart device.” ♦

Distributor: CSD
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University of New South Wales Seeks Upgrade to CCTV and VMS

UNSW seeks CCTV and VMS upgrade
UNSW seeks CCTV and VMS upgrade

University of New South Wales is looking to upgrade its CCTV network and video management software.

Recent evaluations by UNSW Security in consultation with staff and students, and external agencies (NSW Police and external consultants) have identified gaps in the security monitoring network.

Further, the international student barometer has extensively surveyed overseas students and 92 per cent identified security as an important factor in choosing a campus to study.
 
Security and wellbeing are major contributors to a positive campus experience which is a critical factor in many international university rankings calculations. 

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