Mobile duress devices – Essential facts

Category: Latest Security Technologies

You may have heard the phrase “Internet of Things” or IoT over the last few months and wondered what it isMobile-Duress-Device all about.

IoT allows electronic devices of nearly any nature to communicate between each other seamlessly using mobile telephone networks.

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CCTV: Getting started – What you need to know

Category: CCTV Surveillance

I have been advising on the use of CCTV for over 20 years and have seen the very best and very worst of CCTV over this time.

My view is that until you have a clear understanding of what CCTV can achieve in your environment, you should delay any buying decisions.

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Terrorist Threats – What security measures are we prepared to live with?

Category: Counter-Terrorism

During an interview on 2GB recently, I was asked what security measures should be implemented in shopping centres following the Westfield terrorist threat.

It is a difficult question to answer because to properly advise Westfield or any other organisation about counter-terrorism specific security practices, you first need to qualify the level of risk.

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Facial Recognition – How does it work?

Category: Latest Security Technologies

Facial Recognition is a technology that has been over promoted for many years. Much of the attention has come from Hollywood where it has magically solved all manner of crimes on television and in the movies.

In recent years, it has been implemented in commercial applications with good levels of success.

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Counter-Terrorism security practices in business

Category: Counter-Terrorism

How equipped is the private security industry to detect and respond to terrorism activities?

In the wake of the terrorist tragedies that have occurred both locally and globally, the issue of counter-terrorism has unfortunately capitalised a lot of our news. For the business world, it has raised two important questions – what can and should we be doing?

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Security Industry 2015 – What should we expect?

Category: Physical & Electronic Security

As businesses strive to create efficiencies and improved return on investment (ROI) against their physical security spend, we are seeing a subtle shift away from traditional security practices such as patrols and alarm response services.

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CCTV – Don’t get wooed by the latest technology

Category: CCTV Surveillance, Latest Security Technologies

I am not necessarily an advocate for CCTV but as a 20 year veteran of the security industry, I understand how and where CCTV can add value. CCTV is just one available component of a good risk management strategy and exactly where CCTV fits, if at all, depends solely on the application.

CCTV is being promoted as the answer to all things security. Through recent industry articles and promotional material I have learnt that the installation of CCTV cameras will do everything from stopping terrorist attacks to eliminating shoplifting and preventing burglaries. This is simply not the case and let me explain why.

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Key tips to an effective counter terrorism strategy

Category: Counter-Terrorism

People responsible for detecting and preventing a serious incident within the organisation need to be working to a formal strategy that is specific to the local environment. This will cover everything from security staff roles and responsibilities, detection methodologies and incident response and containment.

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Eight things your Security Consultant can do for you

Category: 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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Technology leading the change in security

Category: Latest Security Technologies

Technology is having an enormous impact on our lives. It is changing how we work, how we socialise and how we communicate. There can be events occurring on the other aside of the planet and we can watch them unfold in real time on our tablets and smart phones.

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