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SEN Weekly Wrap 003 – Updated!

What’s Been Going On This Week In The World Of Security?

SEN Weekly Wrap 003 – Axis M5526-E PTZ, Genetec Security Center SaaS, SecTech Looms, Mackay Stadium CCTV, Suprema Mobile, Drone Trends, Hydrogen Security, BGWT Sale…

SEN Weekly Wrap 003 – What’s going on in security this week? Time is flying – hard to believe it’s nearly March and no one’s really had time to draw breath.

First up – some self-promotion – SecTech Roadshow is less than 3 months away and opens in Perth on May 9, Adelaide on May 14, Melbourne May 16, Sydney (at Rosehill Racecourse for you installers in the west) on May 21, and in Brisbane on May 23. As you’ll recall, SecTech was brilliant last year – lock in those dates!

Ok – City of Melbourne is going to be posting its Maintenance of Electronic Security Equipment Contract 3690 in The Age newspaper on Saturday February 24 – it’s a big contract so pay attention, Melbourne people. Buying a newspaper – very retro.

Still in Melbourne ASIC reports liquidators Glenn J. Franklin and Jason G. Stone have been appointed to wind up integrator Expert Security Vic Pty Ltd – sad news for all involved.

Hanwha has released its HV-XNP-C9310R AI PTZ PLUS with onboard AI-based object detection and auto-tracking with advanced analytics to identify people, faces, vehicles, license plates, and more.

PTZs and AI sound to us a match made in heaven (if it exists) and for those of you interested in AI PTZs, the Axis M5526-E PTZ Camera with 10x zoom was another sweet thing launched this week. This compact Axis unit is IP66 and IK09 and weighs only 1kg – wow.

While we’re talking about product – TVT distributors have the new S4-C range, RISCO has tweaked its HandyApp, which makes installations faster, meanwhile the endlessly inventive AJAX has released FireProtect 2 AC wireless mains-powered fire detectors.

There’s more new stuff out there but we can’t mention any of it unless you send details (and any cheeky news on the QT) to editor@sen.news

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Dicker Data has been named preferred supplier for Samsung. This deal is mostly about rugged devices, smartphones, tablets, but these incorporate Samsung Knox, which is a mobile security suite that incorporates analytics and government grade levels of security. Worth bearing in mind, given mobile authentication trends.

BGW Technologies in Perth is having a sale next Thursday. While you’re all chomping on your smoked BBQ buns could someone please grab me an Optex external sensor?

Was Taylor Swift’s Queensland-based security team operating without a NSW security license during the week? Police are investigating…

SEN Weekly Wrap 003 – What’s Been Going On This Week

Integrator Blueforce is partnering with Norm + Wilson to deliver an integrated security system for the Grandton Apartment Lifestyle complex building on the Swan River in Perth. It looks nice and the Axis 2N access control solution sounds like a nice choice, too. Still with access control, Securetex has been nominated Gallagher SMB installer of the month.

Genetec has released its new Security Center SaaS – a hybrid solution that incorporates CCTV, access control, automation and all the rest of Genetec’s supported sub-systems. How the business model works from everyone’s perspective we’re not sure yet.

Genetec is a cloud pioneer and has waited ever so long for the market to catch up to its bleeding edge solutions. If guys like Andrew Elvish are now getting seriously excited about the near future of cloud as an overwhelming trend, then security integrators ought to pay attention – especially when his opinions are informed by security integrators and users in the world’s largest security market.

While we’re talking about cloud, during the week Apple warned the Australian government’s suggestion tech companies ought to scan cloud and messaging service to help manage abusive content risked undermining privacy and security and could contribute to mass surveillance.

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Australia’s eSafety commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, proposed last year that providers detect and remove child-abuse material and pro-terror material where technically feasible with 2 mandatory standards proposed. It was also suggested providers disrupt and deter new material.

“We recommend that eSafety adopt a clear and consistent approach expressly supporting end-to-end encryption so that there is no uncertainty and confusion or potential inconsistency across codes and standards,” replied Apple this week, drawing itself up to its full height.

Where the balance of privacy and security ends in a digital world is anyone’s guess but in our opinion it’s possible for both sides of an argument to be right.

Tenders – they keep on coming. Western Downs Regional Council needs CCTV maintenance and monitoring across 3 towns, Royal Darwin Hospital needs CCTV and access control, Tassie Hydro needs surveillance, City of Melbourne needs electronic security maintenance, SA police need body armour, Tweed Shire Council needs security services, Viva Energy needs to secure the first hydrogen service station in Australia, and more.

On the business front Australia’s inflation rate is projected to fall to 3.40 per cent by March 31 – this is positive news for an easing of interest rates later in the year. The trajectory of easing prices suggests we’ll get into the Reserve Bank’s happy inflation rate zone before the end of the year.

Meanwhile, security businesses for sale include Future Lock Security in Ringwood, which includes CCTV, alarms and alarm monitoring, along with its locksmithing operations.

There’s a security patrols and electronic security business for sale in Melbourne, a security and communications business for sale on the Gold Coast and a residential & commercial security and home automation, audio and video (CCTV and AV) business for sale in Queensland.

Have a great weekend security people – we’ll catch up with you next Tuesday in SENAAA!

There’s more SEN news here.

“What’s Been Going On This Week In The World Of Security?”

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John Adams
John Adamshttps://sen.news
A professional writer and editor who has been covering the security industry since 1991, John is passionate about clever applications of technology and the fusion of sensing and networking. A capable photographer John enjoys undertaking practical reviews of the latest electronic security systems.


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