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Spying Drones and Connected Cars Newest Threats to Security: ASIAL Conference

Security 2017 is at Darling Harbour, Sydney
Security 2017 is at Darling Harbour, Sydney

SECURITY Exhibition & Conference 2017 includes another exciting program from ASIAL to help security professionals address their approach to operational challenges and threats plus executive briefings, a new product highlights stage and the launch of the new Cyber Security Zone.

The speaker line-up for the 2017 ASIAL Conference comprises renowned industry experts Danny Baade, Head of Security at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation; Neil Campbell, Director of Global Security Solutions at Telstra; and Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch, Commander Counter Terrorism & Special Tactics at NSW Police.

Security Exhibition & Conference is Australia’s leading security industry event, which is taking place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, in Darling Harbour, from 26-28 July. The event connects a community of leaders and showcases the most innovative solutions to hit the Australian market.

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Rockhampton Regional Council Creates $A4.04 Million Smart City Solution

Rockhampton has created a smart city solution
Rockhampton has created a smart city solution

ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council has created a smart city solution in Rockhampton, integrating technologies like smart car parking spacing availability and timing, intelligent duress/evacuation integration through automated lighting strategies, people and object identification and tracking, immersive surveillance technology, high-speed public Wi-Fi and heat mapping analytics.

The creation of a RRC’s vision for a smart city solution was handled by Anderson Consulting Engineers, Pierce Engineering, and Stankey Electrics Contracting. These Rockhampton businesses designed, supplied and installed smart technology from suppliers, including Pelco by Schneider Electric.

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Hills Expects Return to Profit in 2018: Lenz

David Lenz, CEO Hills
David Lenz, CEO Hills

HILLS CEO David Lenz says the company expects to report a small loss in FY17 followed by a return to profit in FY18.

“Hills has further reduced operating expenses and, along with the changes made earlier in FY17, expects to deliver an annualised reduction of approximately $A12m in FY18,” Lenz said. “This has been achieved through continuing to flatten the organisation and ensuring minimal impact on front-end customer service.”

Lenz said Hills Limited expected to deliver a full year statutory loss of between $6–$8m for FY17, compared to a statutory loss of $68.3m in FY16.

“The operating cash flow is currently targeted to be neutral for the second half of FY17 inclusive of restructuring costs and charges associated with the proposed Lincor transaction, which were paid in the second half,” he said.

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Security and Government Expo 2017: Only 4 Spaces Left...

Security and Government Expo brings technology and security operations together
Security and Government Expo brings technology and security operations together

SECURITY and Government Expo to be held at the Realm Hotel in Canberra on Thursday, November 9, now has only 4 exhibition spaces available, according to organisers. 

SAGE brings together manufacturers, distributors, integrators, installers, consultants, and government and commercial end users in the ACT on one dynamic afternoon at an event with an intense operational focus. 

This year's Silver Sponsor is SAAB, the lanyard and speaker sponsors are Hills and Genetec, and the leading industry sponsor is ASIS ACT.

Current exhibitors include Axis, Honeywell, Avigilon, CRK, BOSCH, DAHUA, DirectConnect, Tesltra, Pelco, EKA, CyberLock, LSC, EVVA, EZI Automation, Inner Range, NTT Communications, Hitachi, FSH, Traka ASSA ABLOY, Chubb, Gallagher, Harcor, Gunnebo and Perimeter Systems. 

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Ron Barwick Prison Seeks Video Surveillance Solution

Ron Barwick Prison, Hobart, Tasmania
Ron Barwick Prison, Hobart, Tasmania

RON Barwick Minimum Security Prison in Tasmania is seeking a replacement video surveillance solution.

The tender is for the supply and installation of a new CCTV system at the Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison, which is located at the Risdon Site near Hobart. Works will include the installation and commissioning of structured cabling for network, CCTV cameras and network video recorders.

In 1974, a low security unit, later called the Ron Barwick Medium Security Prison, was opened at Risdon Prison in Hobart. When first opened, the unit accommodated 120 prisoners. By 1981, declining numbers resulted in closure of the unit. In 2007, the facility was reopened as a minimum security centre.

Tender closes on June 29, 2017. ♦

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Australia’s DFAT Seeks Physical Security Manufacturers & Suppliers For Overseas Missions

Australian Embassy Jakarta, image by Allen Lee
Australian Embassy Jakarta, image by Allen Lee

DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Federal Government Department tasked with making Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting its interests internationally, has released an RFT for the global supply of physical security solutions.

Through this RFT process, the Department says is seeking to establish a panel of suppliers under a deed, who have the demonstrated capability and experience to manufacture, supply and deliver physical security products - and where required, to install these products for DFAT’s missions around the world.

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Leveraging the Internet for Operational Security Benefits

The internet - it's for more than just fun...
The internet - it's for more than just fun...

Internet connectivity is an important means of delivering business and security value, not just a recreational vehicle and a consummate aggregator of attention.

THERE’S a common belief in the security industry that remote access, internet connection, and external connections are bad; and in the wake of the Mirai bot net and near daily IoT security warnings, it’s not all that surprising that we want to keep security systems air-gapped.

While unarguably well intentioned, this line of thinking will have physical and electronic security providers relegated to the realm of tin foil hat wearers as businesses and users continue to demand more and more efficiency from their systems. Does that mean that we should plug everything in, open everything up, and embrace a fully connected ecosystem – certainly not. It’s all about benefit and risk.

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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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Security Companies Ramping Up Hiring For Commonwealth Games 2018

Gold Coast, Queensland
Gold Coast, Queensland

MSS Security, Wilson Security, SecureCorp and SNP will between them deploy more than 4000 security personnel at the Commonwealth Games in 2018, and hiring and training has begun.

GOLDOC Head of Security, Danny Baade said recently that the security workforce would include newly trained and experienced personnel.

“We’ll be providing a visible presence for GC2018 which is similar to what you would expect to see at a major Australian airport, while complementing the work of other security agencies,” Baade said.

Meanwhile, Transport and Commonwealth Games Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe said 30 per cent of the security workforce would be recruited from South East Queensland.

“The security workforce for the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be specially trained by GOLDOC and its partners to deliver a high-quality presence for the Games and new, industry recognised skills for hundreds of local workers,” said Hinchliffe.♦

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George Chin Appointed Chairman of SecureCorp & GuardForce Group

George Chin, CEO, Securecorp
George Chin, CEO, Securecorp

George Chin, OAM, has been appointed new chairman of Australian security services provider, SECUREcorp, as well as its parent company, international security firm, Guardforce Group.

“Under the leadership of Mr Chin, the Guardforce group of companies will achieve business and operational excellence to drive business growth and consolidate our position in the region and outside of Asia,” said Tu Guoshen, chairman of China Security & Fire.

Chin has had a distinguished career in the private security industry throughout Australia, NZ and the Asia Pacific for more than 30 years. A former Army officer, he attended Royal Military College where he won the coveted Sword of Honour and First in Order of Merit. Upon leaving the Army, Chin joined the private security industry where he has held key leadership roles in leading private security companies in the region. 

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