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Tailored security solutions within the medicinal cannabis industry

At Matryx, we provide comprehensive security assessments for businesses in a broad range of industries, offering tailored real-world solutions.       This multi-faceted approach is exemplified in the delivery of a complete suite of security recommendations to a business which engaged us to identify risks associated with operating a proposed greenhouse and purpose-built hub for growing and

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Regular risk assessments vital in a changing world

cctv screens monitoring plant and equipment

While many modern businesses have a robust suite of security systems and practices in place, we live in a changing world and it is imperative to continue conducting regular risk assessments. Our work on one such property located in the northern part of Melbourne and in the process of expansion, illustrates how we identified gaps

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Working with the environment to improve safety of a public toilet block

Overgrown bushland behind a rundown local government toilet block that has graffiti

A public toilet block in south-east East Melbourne is our focus for this case study – part of a series of case studies across the industries we specialise in –  looking at what the security challenge was, and how we solved it. Unwanted behaviours with a public toilet block in south-east Melbourne needed to be

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Creative design improves safety for council precinct in south-east Melbourne

physical security consulting local government case study

5 council properties and 1 public open space in south-east East Melbourne are our focus for this case study – part of a series of case studies across the industries we specialise in –  looking at what the security challenge was, and how we solved it. Drug activity, rough sleepers and violence posed a risk

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Shining Light on Council Properties in East Melbourne

Poorly lit council carpark at night

28 Council properties in East Melbourne are our focus for this case study – part of a series of case studies across the industries we specialise in –  looking at what the security challenge was, and how we solved it. Gaps in security practises were supporting unwanted behaviours at 28 locations across the properties of

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Five Steps to Creating Security Contracts that Reduce Risk

Security guard in high vis

86.9% of the security contracts we’ve reviewed over the last 6 years had no form of measurement. The failings during COVID-19 of security companies and the officers tasked with monitoring returned travellers isolating in Melbourne hotels is a case in point. Read our 5-step process to avoid the same failures in contract delivery.

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Where to focus physical security management in the wake of the pandemic

Our workplaces are vastly different today, due to COVID-19 and will continue to be so for some time. The same applies to managing security of commercial properties. Business doesn’t experience less risk when people aren’t at work – just different risk, needing different security methods. What does this mean for managing risk and security in commercial properties? Where should you focus your attention in this new, fluid environment?

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Keeping Property Security Consistent During a Pandemic

Managing Property Risk and Security in a Pandemic

Businesses large and small are working through their pandemic management plans as we navigate the uncertainties of COVID-19. We’re working with our clients to ensure that the security they have in place today, will remain consistent over the course of the pandemic. This short video talks about the gaps we’re seeing, particularly for properties with security guards & the challenges with keeping security consistent.

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Why deterrence should not be part of your risk management strategy

Deterrent is a key element of security and risk management. But it’s a term that’s far too vague to base sound decisions on. Well respected people in positions of trust are caught doing things that would surprise everyone, including their families. It’s time to look at deterrence as an outcome – not the starting point.

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Does our thinking around protecting a business’s reputation need to change?

Security as we know it is changing – and taking on a far more serious tone than has been needed historically. At least in Australia anyway. So how do we manage this from a security perspective and does our thinking around protecting a business’s reputation need to change?

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