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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Start with the outside and work in

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 in Environmental Design, Security Design, Security Risk Assessments

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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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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ASIAL 2016 highlights – Two CCTV products worth considering

Monday August 8th, 2016 in CCTV Surveillance

The 2016 ASIAL exhibition and conference has recently ended and similar to previous years, the exhibition was swamped with CCTV products and vendors. We review two of the better CCTV products we looked at.

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Luke Percy-Dove comments on the latest security card hacking scam

Thursday August 4th, 2016 in Matryx Media

Following an expose by A Current Affair on a card hacking scammer who is running a business duplicating building access key cards and fobs in return for cash, Luke Percy-Dove is interviewed on the risks involved and how laws around card scams need to change.

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The $7.99 vulnerability in your building security system

Tuesday July 19th, 2016 in Physical & Electronic Security, Security Design

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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Run, Hide, Fight – Planning for active shooter incidents

Tuesday June 28th, 2016 in Active shooter

As building managers and those responsible for the protection of people and property, we seem to constantly be reminded of the dangers of active shooter events. Just last week, it was Orlando in the United States where a single armed gunman inflicted death and injury on more than 100 people. Here are just some of the things you are going to need to consider when preparing your active shooter plan:

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Integrated security systems

Wednesday June 15th, 2016 in Matryx Media

Technology is having an enormous impact on our lives. It is changing how we work, how we socialise and how we communicate, and the commercial building space is no different. In this article for FM Magazine, Luke Percy-Dove examines the impact security has on building operations.

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