Security innovations bring rewards – Part 2

Category: PSIM

Consumer brands such as Apple, Microsoft and Samsung are influencing security management in a positive way through the significant take-up of smart phones and tablets like the iPhone and iPad.

CCTV software houses are recognising what can be achieved from these mobile devices and are now releasing mobile specific versions of their software.

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Security innovations bring rewards – Part 1

Category: PSIM

Most commercial buildings will have independent control systems for HVAC, Lighting, Evacuation, Personal Address, Lifts, BMS, Fire and Security. Each system will have its own dedicated controllers, data servers and workstations where events are logged and reports generated.

Unless real planning has gone into the initial procurement, they are probably also from different vendors meaning there is little if any integration between systems.

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Matryx secures new ANZ contract

Category: Security Consulting

Matryx Consulting has been awarded a major contract to undertake security risk assessments of ANZ commercial premises in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide.

The portfolio of properties includes commercial office towers of up to 45 floors which house ANZ administration and corporate staff.

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Are more pixels better for CCTV cameras?

Category: CCTV Surveillance, Latest Security Technologies

We recently conducted a very quick comparison between two megapixel CCTV cameras of the same make in a typical office environment.

The comparison: do megapixels count?

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Why a security risk assessment can be a good idea

Category: Security Risk Assessments

The purpose of physical security should be to address the risks of a property. It is not only logical but regarded as best practice. So before we make any recommendations to a client about what security they may need, we must first identify what their risks are.

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What is PSIM?

Category: PSIM

Physical Security Information Management for your enterprise PSIM (Pee-Sim) is an acronym for Physical Security Information Management which relates to a software platform that integrates disparate building and security systems into a common command and control centre. The term PSIM is generic in much the same way as BMS is within the controls sector. As the name suggests, PSIM has predominantly been a physical security platform. The application was derived from a need to manage sensors from a variety of security platforms via a single user interface. Most PSIM platforms are open architecture, meaning they can integrate virtually any make…

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Which CCTV camera is best?

Category: CCTV Surveillance

This is a question I get asked all the time and it’s a valid question. However, the question should be rephrased to read; Which CCTV camera is best for my application and my environment? Avoid confusion with Australia’s wide selection of CCTV cameras The choice of CCTV cameras in Australia is extensive. You literally have thousands of choices that range from a $9.99 camera kit on eBay to specialist cameras that cost tens of thousands of dollars. They all fall into the CCTV camera basket, yet for a whole variety of reasons couldn’t be more different. What you need to…

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An enterprise approach to security and building systems integration

Category: PSIM, Security Consulting

What is PSIM, enterprise-level security and how can it benefit your business? Matryx Security Director, Luke Percy-Dove talks about PSIM and the ability for any business to approach their security and building/business system integration and management at an enterprise level.

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Focus on the outcome with your security projects

Category: Security Consulting

Start with the end in mind for your security project needs If you are in the market for new security systems, you will no doubt start to engage with contractors and suppliers to get proposals for the works. You will already have an idea of what you want to achieve, but probably aren’t sure exactly what you need or how to go about it. Take your time to evaluate free advice Each vendor you engage with will make a recommendation to you. Some product vendors will recommend a product or solution to you because that is what they sell. Other…

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Enterprise Security

Category: PSIM, Security Consulting

Enterprise security is a term common to business but has traditionally related more to Information Technologies rather than physical security. Enterprise security combines planning, policy and procedures to not only mitigate risk in the business but to align security with business optimisation strategies. Enterprise security also has a place in the physical security space and is applied using similar principles. In fact, when security is integrated at enterprise level, it can start to generate return on investment (ROI) as opposed to being the traditional cost centre we have known it to be. There are tremendous advantages for looking past what…

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