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John Gellel Elected ASIAL Vice President

John Gellel, vice president, ASIAL
John Gellel, vice president, ASIAL

JOHN Gellel has been elected ASIAL vice president after an announcement by the Australian Electoral Commission. 

“ASIAL congratulates John and looks forward to working with him on the Board,” said ASIAL in a release.

ASIAL is the recognised peak national body for security professionals in Australia. It is dedicated to supporting members, promoting standards and safeguarding public interests.♦

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FLIR United Video Management System 8.0

FLIR United VMS
FLIR United VMS

FLIR United VMS 8.0 is a comprehensive, enterprise-level video management solution for managing video security operations. 

FLIR United VMS 8.0 manages large and multi-location video operations, and includes FLIR Latitude software, as well as FLIR Horizon and FLIR Meridian network video recorders. FLIR United VMS 8.0 delivers a more secure system through stronger online security credential requirements. 

A simplified system installation process and streamlined camera discovery make integration with FLIR products easy. Also, FLIR United VMS 8.0’s open platform design allows for integration with third party technologies and is customizable and scalable for any size deployment, from small retailers to large enterprises to critical infrastructure.

Distributors: QSS Contact 61 3 9676 7000 and Sektor Contact: 61 2 9947 1555

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Review: Bosch MIC IP Starlight 7000 HD PTZ

Bosch MIC IP Starlight 7000 HD is a powerful surveillance solution
Bosch MIC IP Starlight 7000 HD is a powerful surveillance solution

Bosch’s MIC IP Starlight 7000 HD is a special video surveillance camera that puts huge power into the hands of operators. It’s flexible, easy to drive, has a quality camera and lens, does well against backlight and in low light. There are particular applications for which it’s likely no other camera will do. 

PTZ cameras are fun to review because they are so flexible in terms of their capabilities and the flexibility of this Bosch MIC PTZ made it the most fun of all. This is a strong surveillance solution, offering operation in layers. It’s tough as an old boot but there’s no scrimping when it comes to the camera system. There’s no scrimping when it comes to the lighting system, either, but more on that later. 

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Electronic Security Technology and the Flexible Future

Confluence underpins the security technology of the future
Confluence underpins the security technology of the future

SOMETHING is going on behind the scenes in the electronic security industry that’s already having a profound impact on our solutions. It’s not one single thing but a confluence of wider technological developments, price, market trends and user demands.

For end users and installers, the secret to taking advantage of the changing situation is going to be about being open to the left field when meeting operational needs, about being prepared to insist on open platforms offering the most lateral integrations. For installers and integrators, it’s about being entirely immersed in the spaces between technology.

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Report Shows Consumers Favour Biometrics, Drives App Use

Consumers warming up to biometric authenticators
Consumers warming up to biometric authenticators

A REPORT by EyeVerify, maker of the Eyeprint ID biometric technology for smart mobile devices, found that nearly 8 out of 10 respondents want more biometric authentication methods beyond the fingerprint to access mobile banking or payment apps. 

The relevance of the report for electronic security people is that biometric authentication is seen as adding security, value and quality to providers, as well as driving increased app use – that’s vital for mobile security applications seeking a differentiator. 

“The Retail Banking Biometrics Confidence Report,” the survey was conducted to give financial institutions insight into consumer preferences and behaviour regarding various biometrics offerings, according to the company.

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Australian Hydrographic Office Seeks Access Control

Australian Hydrographic Office supported in field by HMAS Leeuwin
Australian Hydrographic Office supported in field by HMAS Leeuwin

AUSTRALIAN Hydrographic Office is seeking physical enhancements to its access control solution. 

The Department of Defence has released a tender on behalf of the Australian Hydrographic Office, seeking a security hardening upgrade to the entry and egress points of the Australian Hydrographic Office building in Wollongong, NSW.

The Australian Hydrographic Service is an element of the RAN, and serves both military and civilian functions. The headquarters of the agency is at the Australian Hydrographic Office in Wollongong, New South Wales. Hydrographic services provided by the AHS include the mapping and surveying of undersea terrain and irregularities on and under the water's surface), the provision of nautical charts and other publications, such as tide tables and notices to mariners. 

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Mobotix Completes MX6 Lineup with c26, i26, p26, v26 Cameras

Mobotix MX6 internal camera range
Mobotix MX6 internal camera range

MOBOTIX has introduced new compact indoor models c26, i26, p26 and v26, completing the Mx6 6MP camera line. 

The new, higher performing processor in the MX6 range delivers up to twice as many images per second as before – at the same resolution. The video data is simultaneously offered in three formats (MxPEG, MJPEG and H.264), as well as in a range of different resolutions. RTSP/multicast makes the Mx6 cameras more flexible. All of the models come standard with intelligent motion detection directly on the camera, and thereby offer more capacity for additional software applications.

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HID Global Acquires Identity Specialist, Arjo Systems

Stefan Widing, HID Global
Stefan Widing, HID Global

HID Global has acquired Arjo Systems SAS, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications. 

The acquisition of Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs.
 
“Our acquisition of Arjo Systems significantly advances our Government-to-Citizen ID business, broadening our geographical reach and giving us critical mass,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. “Arjo Systems is a strong fit for HID Global, complementing our existing government ID offerings with an expanded range of capabilities for government agencies, state printers and local integrators.” 
 

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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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