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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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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What is your Dreamworld?

Wednesday November 9th, 2016 in Security Consulting, Security Risk Assessments

Over the last few weeks we have witnessed a tragic event unfold in one of our countries most popular tourist attractions on the Gold Coast.

The event has proved devastating for many people, none more so than the immediate friends and family of those affected by the tragedy.

Here are some questions and a quick risk test to determine the level of risk and impact of that risk, in your business today.

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There is more to security than CCTV

Wednesday October 5th, 2016 in Security Consulting

Over the last few months, aside from doing the typical security design and risk assessment work that accounts for the bulk of our time, we have also been auditing a diverse mix of commercial properties and acting as expert witnesses in a couple of civil trials.
One of the common themes has been a very high reliance on CCTV for property protection which we would strongly recommend against unless the CCTV is supported by other systems and processes.

In this article, we explore what security is and how it should be applied to your property or commercial premises.

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Seeking your opinion – commercial security white paper

Sunday August 2nd, 2015 in Security Consulting

If we have Security strategylearnt anything over the last few years, it is that the local landscape is changing in relation to the risks and threats to our businesses.

Keeping our people safe and our properties secure has never been more complex or challenging.

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Eight things your Security Consultant can do for you

Thursday May 22nd, 2014 in Security Consulting

If you are looking to engage a security consultant, it may be the smartest decision to make for your business if the expertise you need is not available within your own organisation.

Here are eight benefits (there are many more) of working with a security consultant that no other business professional can bring to the table.

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Matryx secures new ANZ contract

Thursday July 4th, 2013 in 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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An enterprise approach to security and building systems integration

Wednesday March 20th, 2013 in 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

Monday March 18th, 2013 in 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

Thursday March 7th, 2013 in 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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