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

Tuesday June 7th, 2016 in CCTV Surveillance, Physical & Electronic Security, Security Design

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

Tuesday May 24th, 2016 in CCTV Surveillance, Physical & Electronic Security

Last week Matryx reached a milestone.

Following a CCTV review of three major shopping centres in Sydney, the total number of cameras we have now evaluated passed the 4000 mark – 4023 to be exact!

In this article we will share what we have learnt from the data we have collected in the last four years – how does your building stack up?

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Integrated security systems and their vulnerabilities

Thursday April 28th, 2016 in CCTV Surveillance

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.

As security professionals, never before have we had this level of intelligence and information available to us and it’s not slowing down.

In some instances, technology that was leading edge a few short years ago is already ‘old school’. While we have seen ongoing improvements in individual product suites, the biggest advancements have come in our ability to integrate disparate control systems.

Yet what impact is integration having on our building operations?

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Is your landscape making you vulnerable to crime?

Thursday April 14th, 2016 in Environmental Design

When you think of security and crime prevention, what are the first things that come to mind?

Security guards? Alarm systems? CCTV cameras? German Shepherds?

Would you be surprised if I said that perhaps one of the first things you should be looking at is trees and plants, and the role they play in either encouraging or deterring crime?

In this article we are going to explain why you should take another look at the greenery around the workplace and we share a visual example of one of our latest projects which may provide some useful learnings!

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Our guide to security best practices in 2016

Tuesday March 8th, 2016 in Physical & Electronic Security, Security Risk Assessments

When it comes to security for bigger business and how to best manage building security in 2016, the question we most often get asked is – What are the best practices in security?

It’s not an easy question to answer off the cuff because security best practices relate to security that appropriately addresses the risk profile of the property.

Here are some tips to help your security profile stay in top shape.

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