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Mobotix APAC Innovation Summit 2017, Sydney

Mobotix Innovation Summit, Sydney
Mobotix Innovation Summit, Sydney

MOBOTIX APAC Innovation Summit 2017 has kicked off in Sydney, Australia.

The day-long Innovation Summit is taking place at the Sheraton on The Park Hotel in Sydney, and includes discussion of the Genetec integration of Mobotix devices, as well as covering the new Mobotix H.264 ONVIF cameras in detail. 

The event, which draws around 200 delegates and offers plenty of case studies as well as dealer awards, is followed by a gala dinner.♦

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Panasonic Aero 30x PTZ Camera: First Impressions

Panasonic Aero 30x PTZ
Panasonic Aero 30x PTZ

PANASONIC Aero is a 1080p day/night, 30x optical, 1080x digital PTZ with 360-degree panning, 90-degree tilting with 150m of IR, 1P67 rating, IK10 rating, Video Stability Augment System and an operating temperature range between -50 and 55C. 

I was very interested in the performance of Panasonic’s lovely Aero PTZ when the boys from BGWT bought it around to the SEN office and after spending a couple of days and an evening driving the camera, I formed a reasonable idea of where its core strengths lie. 

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LSC Appointed a Dahua Distributor in Australia

Mutual agreement: David Weinel of LSC (left), with Lin Chen of Dahua
Mutual agreement: David Weinel of LSC (left), with Lin Chen of Dahua

LSC has been appointed as a Dahua distributor for Australia, with access to Dahua’s full range of electronic security solutions. 

Dahua’s Damien White said both teams were delighted with the new distribution agreement. 

“We’re very excited about the arrangement and we’re delighted to see LSC come on board,” White said. “For Dahua, it gives us access to another part of the security market – we did not want or need another distributor in the traditional CCTV part of the market.

“LSC has a wonderful reputation in the locksmithing industry and they are high professional – certainly one of the best companies in the security space when it comes to training customers - they also want to handle all their own level 1 and 2 support, which for us is an invaluable thing. 

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Ness Opens New Queensland Office at Murrarie in Brisbane

Ness moves to new premises in Murrarie, Brisbane, on April 10
Ness moves to new premises in Murrarie, Brisbane, on April 10

NESS Security Corporation has moved to new offices in the Brisbane suburb of Murrarie.

“The team in Queensland will be moving to our new premises on Monday, April 10,” said Ness marketing manager, Peter Mohan. 

“Queensland customers should bear in mind that we’ll start moving stock and staff from 12 noon on Friday April 7, so the team will be unable to fill orders that afternoon.” 

Ness new Queensland office is located at Unit 5, 16 Metroplex Ave, Murarrie 4172 and the team can be contacted on 61 7 3399 4910. ♦

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CCTV Mandatory for Clinton, Michigan, After Cameras Solve Crimes

CCTV to be mandatory for some stores in Clinton, Michigan
CCTV to be mandatory for some stores in Clinton, Michigan

Video surveillance systems will become mandatory from April 1 in the town of Clinton, Michigan, at liquor stores, hotels, banks, pharmacies, gas stations and other businesses with frequent calls to police.

The ordinance was organized by Clinton Township police Capt. Richard Merlee, who explained the idea for mandatory security cameras arose following the murders of 2 party store owners were solved with the help of surveillance video.

“I talked to a lot of businesses,” Merlee said. “They want to protect their property.”

Merlee told clickondetroit.com approximately 75 per cent of businesses impacted by the requirements are already in compliance. But not every shop in Clinton Township will have to deploy security cameras.

“We didn’t make this ordinance [to include] the florist, or the breakfast shop, or some little mom and pop business,” Merlee said.

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DTI To Supply Communication Systems To Bombardier for BART San Francisco

Bay Area Rapid Transit Commission (BART) in San Francisco
Bay Area Rapid Transit Commission (BART) in San Francisco

Perth-based security technology provider DTI Group has announced an order from Bombardier Canada for the supply of hearing-aid loop communication systems for a new build of 775 train cars for Bay Area Rapid Transit Commission (BART) in San Francisco. This is the first order DTI has received from Bombardier Canada.

BART operates a public transportation system serving the San Francisco Bay Area and connects San Francisco with cities in the East Bay and suburbs in northern San Mateo County. BART's rapid transit system operates five routes on 104 miles (167 km) of rail line, with 44 stations in 4 counties. BART is the fifth-busiest heavy rail rapid transit system in the United States.

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SAS Team To Be Based in London For Terror Response

Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament, London
Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament, London

A TEAM of elite British Army SAS soldiers will be permanently based in London ready to respond to terror attacks, according to unconfirmed reports from the UK. Yesterday, Khalid Masood’s actions were described as a terrorist attack by Scotland Yard’s Counter-Terrorism Command.

The SAS team will be positioned in a secret location ready to respond to a terrorist event if required, according to a report from the Daily Star, a report the Ministry of Defence has refused to deny.

The announcement comes after so-called rings of steel were installed at tourist sites around London, including the Houses of Parliament, the Mall, Green Park and Constitution Hill. These steel gateways are small enough for people or cyclists to navigate but too narrow for cars. 

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Ness Releases MCP-040 4-Door Access Controller

MCP-040 4-door access controller from Ness
MCP-040 4-door access controller from Ness

NESS MCP-040 is an intelligent 4 door access controller with and integrated 4 area control feature to interface into Ness M1 intruder alarm system with arm and disarm badging. 

Ness’ MCP-040 powers and controls 4 doors, 8 x RS485 (and/or 4 Wiegand) proximity card readers. The controller features 50,000 proximity card capability on-board, a 51,200-event log, 4 Wiegand inputs, 8 supervised monitoring inputs, 4 lock outputs, plus 8 programmable outputs, and comes complete with an encrypted ethernet port, making it LAN ready. MCP-040 is supplied with the premium black multi-function housing with unique time-saving features.

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Kieron McDonough Joining BGW Technologies QLD

Kieron McDonough joining BGWT Qld
Kieron McDonough joining BGWT Qld

KIERON McDonough will join BGW Technologies QLD in a sales and engineering role. 

“We are delighted to have such a quality person joining the BGW family” said Alan Whitehead – state manager BGWT QLD. 

McDonough joins BGWT with more than 25 years' experience in technical, sales and product management roles in the security and broadcast industry. McDonough has a deep technical base, with a particularly strong engineering and technical background in CCTV camera technology as well as significant experience in IP based VMS and CCTV comms networks, such as fibre. 

Over the past 15 years McDonough has held various sales, engineering and product management roles for Rexel Video, Pacific Communication and Hills.

“Kieron is such a widely-respected person in the industry and as such we feel really lucky to have him join our growing team,” said Robert Meachem BGWT general manager. 

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Sony, Dahua, Uniview, Hikvision, Axis, Vivotek, FLIR, Mobotix, Bosch, Pelco, Panasonic On Board for SecTech! 

Sony SNCWR632C PTZ
Sony SNCWR632C PTZ

SECTECH Roadshow is heating up, with Mobotix, FLIR, Axis, Vivotek, Hikvision, Dahua, Uniview and Sony (others pending!) confirmed to be joining Bosch, Panasonic, Pelco and Samsung on the test jig for our big camera shootout!

All the latest camera generations will be there – many of these cameras have never been seen before – especially in the popular and hotly-contested bullet camera class. And there’s never been a PTZ shootout of the type you’ll see at SecTech Roadshow in Sydney – it’s going to be a cracker.  

Alongside our Securing IP Security Devices Seminar (in all cities), Sydney will also feature a presentation on the proposed standard in video content analysis, currently being created with the assistance of Australian IEC members, Vlado Damjanovski and Olly D’Souza. Vlado and Olly will also talk about wider IP Video standard currently being voted on internationally. 

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