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Five Steps to Creating Security Contracts that Reduce Risk

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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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Start with the outside and work in

Another series of security risk assessments have been completed across the country and the inconsistencies in major building security are easier to spot than ever. In part, this is because the shortcomings that many commercial properties have with security are relatively consistent. It is also because the commercial property sector in general is not adjusting to the changing risk profile of the local and global environments and the types of risks that need to be considered.

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The $7.99 vulnerability in your building security system

Did you know, that with access to an eBay account and the princely sum of $7.99 (plus postage and handling) you can clone an unlimited number of access cards to many buildings that have an electronic access control system installed?

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Part Two: Our CCTV findings on 4000+ cameras – What have we learnt?

Two weeks ago we revealed some key CCTV findings on over 4000 cameras we have evaluated over the last four years.

These cameras are connected to 89 separate CCTV systems of various sizes and configurations that we have been engaged to review.

In this article, we examine these 89 CCTV systems and see if they measure up against the evaluation criteria we use when we undertake CCTV reviews. The results are revealing …

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CCTV Design

CCTV is primarily an evidentiary and investigative tool. This is simply because most security breaches or incidents are detected after the event has occurred.

When an incident does occur, naturally you will want to have the best quality information available to you. That is a pretty obvious statement, but achieving that outcome is not as simple as fixing a camera to a wall.

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