How effective are bollards at keeping people safe?

Monday July 23rd, 2018 in Uncategorized

Keeping pedestrians safe from motor vehicles has never been more important. Recent incidents where cars and trucks have hit people near buildings highlight the potential danger, which may or may not be terror-related. The risk of such incidents, whether accidental or intentional, is greater than ever. How effective are bollards at keeping people safe?

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How does location influence your security risk?

Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 in Risk Management, Security Risk Assessments

It’s not hard to see the importance of location when it comes to security risk.

A property’s location will influence factors such as how people approach it, what type of crime it is at risk of and whether those risks are constant or variable.

After analysing all our security risk assessments over the past two years, we found that location plays a big role in a property’s level of risk.

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Defending High Security Applications: Integration Isn’t Everything

Monday March 26th, 2018 in Matryx Media

One of the greatest challenges for any consultant, integrator or security manager is defending high security applications, particularly locations which are not purpose built or that must retain areas that face the public. Read Here

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Why we are changing security risk management

Sunday March 18th, 2018 in Latest Security Technologies, Risk Management, Security Consulting, Security Risk Assessments

Last July, an existing client engaged us to design the security system for a building that was under construction. It is part of a property where we conducted a security risk assessment a few years earlier. The client was surprised when we asked to sit down with him to revisit the risk assessment process. “Why do you need to do that,” he asked? “You guys did the last risk assessment. Nothing has changed”. In fact, a lot had changed. And this is the reason we are changing the way security risk management is practised. Our new tool, which is a world first will ensure that security risk assessments are always up to date and the chances of an adverse event are minimised.

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A terror threat should now be expected in Australia

Monday August 7th, 2017 in Counter-Terrorism, Security Consulting

Terrorist attacks should now be expected in Australia. Are you prepared? Many organisations are not and lack the right security staff. Where to from here?

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The 5 key elements in security risk management (which are often ignored)

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 in Risk Management

Communicating clearly and decisively to all building occupants during a security incident is critical. Are you doing it right?

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Why your security strategy should not rely on CCTV

Tuesday March 7th, 2017 in CCTV Surveillance, Security Consulting

Despite increased functionality and higher resolution, CCTV is still not achieving the one thing its proponents have always claimed that it can – improve the security of the premises where it is used.

I know it is a big statement and there are always exceptions to the rule, but crime still occurs on premises where CCTV is installed. It happens regularly and from where I sit, things are not going to change anytime soon.

This is why.

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Should ‘gut feeling’ play a role in security risk assessments?

Sunday February 5th, 2017 in Risk Management

Should ‘gut feeling’ be part of security assessment? The tragic events in Melbourne’s Bourke Street last month highlighted the difficult choices we face when an extremely rare but high-impact event has devastating consequences. In our industry, evidence based reporting is a key component of security risk management. This means that unless we can find evidence of a threat and can link that threat to a vulnerability, there is no risk. That’s the theory, but does it work? Should instinct play a role?

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What commercial property owners need to know about Terrorism

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 in Matryx Media

Luke Percy-Dove talks to Sourceable about the things property owners need to consider when evaluating the risk of terrorism and the potential impact it can have on a business. Read Here

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There’s much more to electronic security than CCTV

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 in Matryx Media

It’s easy to forget that video surveillance is only part of the security manager’s operational matrix – without the support of additional systems and effective procedures, CCTV cameras are reduced to the role of investigative tools – useful but not able to inform security staff in real time, writes Luke Percy-Dove for the July edition of the Security & Electronics Network Magazine.

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