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Security 2017: Scenes From Setup - See you Tomorrow!

See you tomorrow at Security 2017
See you tomorrow at Security 2017

DON'T miss Security 2017 - Australia's biggest security exhibition and conference, back at the sparkling new exhibition centre at Darling Harbour in Sydney for the first time in many years. See you there, security people!

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Tue
25
Jul
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ADT May Have $15 Billion IPO in 2018: Reports

Apollo may see $8 billion return within 2 years
Apollo may see $8 billion return within 2 years

WALL Street Journal has cited anonymous reports that private-equity firm Apollo is planning a $US15 billion IPO next year after buying the company in 2016 for $7 billion.

Reuters said it would be the largest private equity-backed initial public offering since Hilton Worldwide Holdings went public at $19.7 billion in 2013.

ADT has 20,000 staff across nearly 300 locations and serves 7 million customers, with 2 million connected through the ADT Pulse app. The blue sky valuation of this IPO certainly suggests the cloud-based business model now has serious commercial traction. ♦

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Tue
25
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See You at Security 2017, Darling Harbour, Tomorrow!

See you tomorrow at Security 2017!
See you tomorrow at Security 2017!

SECURITY 2017 opens tomorrow at 9.30am and runs till Friday - see the latest electronic and physical security solutions - Australia's largest security expo - don't miss it!

Pre-register here to save time at registration desk, or just walk up! ♦

 

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Fri
21
Jul
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Ian Fuller Joins Sektor Australia as National Systems Manager

Ian Fuller, national systems manager, Sektor Australia
Ian Fuller, national systems manager, Sektor Australia

IAN Fuller has joined Sektor Australia in the position of national systems manager.

“Ian’s deep industry experience adds a valuable dimension to Sektor’s security initiatives,” said Tom Kinkade, Sektor Australia’s security business manager. “With his unique skills and experience, Ian will play a pivotal role in taking our business to the next level. We are proud to welcome Ian to the Green Machine!” 
 
Fuller completed a bachelor’s degree (Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering) before commencing a 23-year career in electronic security excelling in senior roles with Hills/Pacific Communications and Q Security Systems. 

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Fri
21
Jul
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New National Distributor SensaTek Launches in Australia

Bill Barbagiannakos, managing director, SensaTek
Bill Barbagiannakos, managing director, SensaTek

A NEW national electronic security distribution company, SensaTek, has been launched in Australia, with staff, offices and warehousing in each state. 

According to Bill Barbagiannakos, managing director, SensaTek is a boutique electronic security distribution company that will offer a quality range of electronic security and data networking solutions, as well as a high level of support to integrators, resellers and design assistance to consultants.  

“Forming a partnership with APCD – visit us at www.apcd.com.au - has given SensaTek nationwide coverage in all states,” Barbagiannakos said. “The collaboration is a perfect fit for IT enterprise and security surveillance industry converging to form the total solution. 

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Thu
20
Jul
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Alarm Monitoring in a Time of Change: What’s in a Name?

Alarm monitoring: Change coming, ready or not...
Alarm monitoring: Change coming, ready or not...

ACCORDING to researcher Strategy Analytics, it’s time the alarm monitoring industry changed its name. The group argues that changes being wrought by smart home technology are so fundamental they might have broken the old monitoring business model.

STRATEGY Analytics describes the alarm monitoring model succinctly in its report – we’re all familiar with the business model. Install a controller, a couple of reed switches, 3-4 PIRs, a keypad and siren box – all very robust analogue technology that never dies – then enjoy the recurring revenue of dollar-a-day monitoring fees forever. But we also know that along the way, this happy business model ran headlong into seismic changes in consumer tech, which over a remarkably brief period saw mobile phones going from being communications devices to interactive interfaces for all of a user’s online activities – from personal and business communications to banking to social media. 

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Thu
20
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Andersons AVI Installs Mobotix at Autobarn Frankston

Andersons AVI installs Mobotix at AutoBarn
Andersons AVI installs Mobotix at AutoBarn

Andersons AVI has installed a Mobotix video surveillance solution at Autobarn in Frankston, incorporating hemispheric cameras and MxManagementCenter software. According to the end users, the system has reduced shrinkage at the store by 75 per cent. 

THEFT is a huge problem for retailers and accounts for up to 40 per cent of losses per year in Australia. The Autobarn automotive parts and accessories franchise located in Frankston, Melbourne, is no exception, with thefts occurring on average every 2 days. With multiple small stock items for sale throughout the store and staff often busy serving customers, it was near impossible to prevent crime through manpower alone. 

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Thu
20
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Fiji Building New Conference, Convention Centre, Casino: Seeks Management

Momo Bay Resort
Momo Bay Resort

FIJI National Provident Fund, which is 100 per cent owner of the $USD190 million, 5-Star, 250-room Momi Bay Resort, says the precinct is to be expanded and when completed, management services will be required, including management of comprehensive electronic security systems. 

As part of the master planning of the 20-hectare Momi precinct into the future, FNPF is now progressing with to construct a 3500-seat conference and exhibition Centre (CEC) within the precinct. FNPF will also be constructing a casino adjacent to the CEC under a staged construction program, with priority for the completion of the CEC by December 2018 and the casino by 2019. 

The major description of duties and responsibilities of any operator working in conjunction and partnership with FNPF is as follows;

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Thu
20
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Hills Launches HillsTrak Asset Management Solution

Hills releases HillsTrak
Hills releases HillsTrak

HILLS says it will strengthen its position as a one-stop shop for technology solutions with the launch of its asset tracking product, HillsTrak.

HillsTrak is a secure, easy to use asset management solution to track and trace assets within an organisation. Web-based and leveraging the latest mobile network platforms, HillsTrak promises to streamline business functions by automating complex asset management processes like stocktakes and preventative maintenance schedules. Staff can
simply log onto an app on their smartphone or tablet to scan, record and manage assets.

HillsTrak also offers huge potential in the healthcare sector, not only to track medical assets, such as wheelchairs and medical aids, but also as a means to monitor patients from admission to discharge, providing a timeline of events and generating customised reporting to identify trends in patient flow, or even manage infection control.

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Thu
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ARA Group Distributing Nx Witness in NSW and QLD

Nx WitnessHero
Nx WitnessHero

ARA Group reports it is now the exclusive distributor in Queensland and NSW of the NX Witness video management system, manufactured by Network Optix.

ARA Products managing director Stuart Harmer said while VMS was not uncommon in the industry, Nx Witness took it to another level.

“I wanted something that set us apart from the rest,” Harmer said. “I really like products that are trusted technology and trusted brands, but specifically I don’t want to be a ‘me too’. It must be something that sets us apart and give us some exclusivity. 

“Nx Witness certainly does that for us. It’s a lot different to anything else out there in the way it works.”
One example of this is its ability to record a playback of footage and your voice giving the recipient instructions and details about a security instance.

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