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Australian Signals Directorate Certifies 50 Microsoft Cloud Services

Australian Signals Directorate certifies Microsoft Cloud
Australian Signals Directorate certifies Microsoft Cloud

THE Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has formally certified 50 Microsoft cloud services across Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365, for inclusion on the ASD Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL).

Australian Signals Directorate is an Australian government foreign intelligence collection agency responsible for foreign signals intelligence and information security. The principal functions of ASD are to collect and disseminate foreign signals intelligence (SIGINT) and to provide information security products and services to the Australian Government and Australian Defence Force (ADF), its foreign partners and militaries.

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Canberra’s $376,000 CCTV Upgrade May Leverage Free Wi-Fi Network

CCTV cameras in ACT may run on Wi-Fi
CCTV cameras in ACT may run on Wi-Fi

ACT Government is reported to be considering a plan that would allow CCTV cameras to leverage Canberra’s CBRFree Wi-Fi network. The possibility is being trialled using 4 mobile cameras at Floriade. 

It’s good thinking to share the infrastructure – CBRFree is Australia’s biggest and fastest free Wi-Fi network and includes 60 wireless hotspots around Belconnen, Dickson, Kingston, Manuka, Weston Creek, Woden, New Acton, Tuggeranong and most of Civic. CBRfree dishes users up around 250 megabytes per day over a fast broadband connection.

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Fredon Security Wins Axis Partner of the Year Award

Danny Berkovic, managing director, Fredon Security (left) receives the award from Sargon Yousif of Axis.
Danny Berkovic, managing director, Fredon Security (left) receives the award from Sargon Yousif of Axis.

INTEGRATOR Fredon Security has won an Axis Partner of the Year Award being recognised as NSW/NT Solution Provider of the Year. 

“Axis recognises Fredon Security’s ongoing commitment to the quality installation of Axis product on major projects throughout New South Wales and the ACT with this striking glass award for Solution Provider of the Year,” said Axis country manager, Wai King Wong.

Fredon’s trophy cabinet is filling up. The integrator has scored ASIAL Excellence Awards for integrations in Sydney and then ACT in consecutive years, and was also presented with a Performance Excellence Award from Tyco Security Products after upgrading the C.Cure solution at Canberra Hospital in 10 days. 

“I’m really proud of the culture of excellence that is continuing to grow in the business,” said Danny Berkovic, managing director, Fredon Security recently. ♦

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Genetec Develops AutoVu Motoscan LPR Solution

Genetec AutoVu can now be installed on motorscooters or motorbikes
Genetec AutoVu can now be installed on motorscooters or motorbikes

DESIGNED to help increase parking enforcement efficiency in the traditionally narrow streets of many cities, Motoscan is a lightweight, low-power, yet fully-featured license plate recognition unit that is designed to be easily mounted on a smaller vehicle such as a scooter or small motorbike. 

Equipped with specialized ANPR cameras mounted on the scooter, the AutoVu Motoscan system automatically scans license plates and sends back the information to the parking authorities’ back-end system which will identify parking violations and issue tickets, as required.   

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Perth Arena Installs Automatic Bollards, Upgrading Security After Manchester Bombing

Perth Arena security upgrade
Perth Arena security upgrade

PERTH Arena has enhanced its security solution with the installation of 40 fixed and 8 automatic J275 bollards, featuring blue bodies and blue LED lighting. 

The FAAC J275 bollards feature a sectional foundation box and have a standard descent time of 2.8 seconds but can be programmed to descend in 1 second. They have a drive unit mounted within the cyclinder and incorporate integrated flashing LEDs, buzzer, emergency release and a mechanical release. 

Recently, counter terrorism expert and federal MP Anne Aly said Perth Arena would be a prime target for a terrorist attack on the city and Premier Mark McGowan promised a security upgrade at the venue in the wake of the deadly Manchester bombing in which more than 22 died and 59 were injured by an Islamist suicide bomber.

Dr Aly said she had been "taken aback" by the way Perth Arena managed people leaving the venue after events.

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UWS Campus Security Seeks Contractor Management System

University of Western Sydney security help point
University of Western Sydney security help point

UNIVERSITY of Western Sydney’s Campus Security is seeking a solution for its campus security and contractor compliance needs.

Western Sydney University Campus Security organisation is seeking suitable software vendors to provide a solution for its campus security and contractor compliance needs.

The University's high-level objectives are:

* Enable contractors' access to campuses to perform work or deliver services and for the Campus Security team to have accurate knowledge of their physical location at all times.

* Ensure contractors' compliance with work, health and safety induction regulations as well as required permits and licenses are properly validated.

* Manage the issuing of access keys given to contractors to university's facilities.

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Hanwha Techwin H.265 Wisenet X Integrates with Genetec Security Center

Wisenet X integrates with Genetec Security Center
Wisenet X integrates with Genetec Security Center

Hanwha Techwin reports its flagship camera line, Wisenet X, is now certified with Genetec Security Center 5.6 SR1 utilizing H.265 and WiseStream technology.

H.265, also known as HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), is a codec that was previously only used in the broadcast industry, however the demand for higher megapixel cameras and resolution resulted in its introduction to video surveillance.

“H.265 is an industry-leading codec that was developed for lower bandwidth video streaming while maintaining image quality,” says Ray Cooke, vice president of business development, Hanwha Techwin America. “This Genetec integration was driven by our customers’ increasing demand for high-resolution imaging formats including 4K Ultra HD.”

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Landfield Corp Seeks Integrated Enterprise CCTV Solution

Landfield Corporation seeks enterprise CCTV solution
Landfield Corporation seeks enterprise CCTV solution

Landfield Corporation, which operates a range of enterprise divisions in the hospitality, hotel, resort and commercial development sectors and has resort and hotel projects underway in VIC, NSW and QLD is seeking solutions to its security CCTV requirements.

“This EOI is an approach to market that seeks provision for the supply, installation and ongoing maintenance of both indoor and outdoor CCTV needs,” said Landfield. “Ideally, an integrated outcome that addresses all our requirements being delivered by one successful bidder for each site (or all sites) would assist in streamlining internal processes.

“Specifically, expressions of interest are invited from qualified and appropriately licensed/accredited organisations that can demonstrate experience and capability in collaboratively presenting a solution that can aide in a structuring an internal policy and systematic procedures.

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ICT Releases ProtegeWX 4.00.292 Offering Wireless Support, Area Output

James Robinson, ICT
James Robinson, ICT

JAMES Robinson reports ICT has released the ProtegeWX 4.00.292 update, which gives ICT’s ProtegeWX controller a suite of flexible new features. 

“This update includes a range of new features and enhancements including email on event, support for the new Inovonics wireless receiver module, an area-ready output, functionality to export user records to a CSV file, as well as Russian and Greek user interfaces,” Robinson said.

ICT’S ProtegeWX is a modular, wizard-based security system that puts access control, intrusion detection, lift control and automation into the hands of installers in an affordable, expandable and easy to manage package. 

ProtegeWX is fully scalable, offers browser and app-based management and supports 10,000 users, 50,000 events, 512 inputs, 512 outputs, 128 doors, 8 elevator cars and 32 floors per car. ♦

Distributor: Integrated Control Technology
Contact: 1800 428 111

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Ingram Micro Signs NZ Distribution Agreement with Dahua Technology

James Harwood, Ingram Micro NZ
James Harwood, Ingram Micro NZ

INGRAM Micro has signed a distribution agreement with Dahua Technology, bringing global video surveillance solutions to the New Zealand market.

The world’s second largest CCTV manufacturer, Dahua Technology provides end-to-end security solutions, including IP CCTV and advanced access control, intercom and alarm systems. In addition, the China-based vendor also specialises within the wireless market, with expertise across 4G and solar-powered categories.

“Dahua is a driving force in the video surveillance industry with more than 5,000 R&D engineers and currently invests ten per cent of its annual sales revenue in research,” Ingram Micro business manager for specialist brands James Harwood said.

“The company works on the cutting edge of camera lens, image sensor, video encoding and transmission, embedded processor, graphic processing, video analytics and network security technologies.”

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