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Will biometric authentication be the norm in access control?
29Nov
Will biometric authentication be the norm in access control?
Traditionally physical security systems rely on cards, PINs, or more recently, Bluetooth tokens. But is there a shift to Biometric authentication? We see in our everyday life that our unique biometric data is becoming a vital element in unlocking our devices such as mobile phones, tablets, cars, or personal and business laptops. 
Genetec introduces new generation of SharpV ALPR cameras
23Nov
Genetec introduces new generation of SharpV ALPR cameras
Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced the next generation of its AutoVu™ SharpV ALPR (automatic license plate recognition) camera. This new version provides a future-proof fixed ALPR solution that can be deployed anywhere easily. It is built to deliver machine learning-based ALPR and vehicle analytics on the edge, ensuring high performance in all conditions.
How do we deal with cybersecurity challenges facing video security systems today?
29Oct
How do we deal with cybersecurity challenges facing video security systems today?
Cameras are often physically exposed to the elements, which poses a physical risk of leaving ethernet cables exposed. The ever-increasing use of cloud technologies, AI, and IoT (Internet of Things) poses another high risk to systems. So what are the highest risks to video security systems?
Clickatell One API Integration for Integriti v21
13Oct
Clickatell One API Integration for Integriti v21
Integriti users can now easily communicate with their registered customers, staff, and site visitors through multiple communication channels with a single integration.
Inner Range Launches the Multipath IP Website
17Sep
Inner Range Launches the Multipath IP Website
Inner Range, the access control leader, is thrilled to announce the launch of their new website www.multipathip.com. The website is fully dedicated to Multipath IP, the leader in secure ‘always-on’ alarm communications for residential, business, and enterprise.
CCTV Artificial Intelligence
6Sep
CCTV Artificial Intelligence
The race is on for CCTV manufacturers to deliver the latest industry driver, Artificial intelligence.
Inner Range integrates Integriti with Suprema Facial Recognition
31Aug
Inner Range integrates Integriti with Suprema Facial Recognition
Integriti users are now easily able to connect to Suprema biometric devices and manage the accompanying data efficiently.
Securing Access Control Systems from Potential Breaches
24Aug
Securing Access Control Systems from Potential Breaches
Do most companies understand what security system they have? As technology and innovation continue to advance, how do we help our clients benefit from their access control systems and their core attributes?
Milestone Systems and Jackson Hole Airport join hands to improve airport safety, security and efficiency
13Aug
Milestone Systems and Jackson Hole Airport join hands to improve airport safety, security and efficiency
Isolated on the edge of the wilderness, Jackson Hole Airport relies on Milestone’s XProtect® VMS to enhance security, safety, and efficiency.
Seagate Technology chooses Genetec to secure its global campuses
6Aug
Seagate Technology chooses Genetec to secure its global campuses
Genetec™ Security Center and Seagate data storage enable efficient handling of petabytes of high-resolution video, door, and sensor data to provide a scalable solution for large scale facilities.
Data breaches are common and preventable
30Jul
Data breaches are common and preventable
According to the Egress Insider Data Breach Survey 2021, it found that 94% of organisations experienced inside data breaches within the last year. 84% of the IT leaders surveyed advised human error was the top cause of the most serious incidents. Those surveyed also indicated that despite human error causing the most incidents less than one-fifth advised this to be their biggest concern.
New Omdia report shows Genetec outpacing VMS and Windows-based recorders markets despite pandemic
16Jul
New Omdia report shows Genetec outpacing VMS and Windows-based recorders markets despite pandemic
According to the latest report from research organization Omdia,  Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, continued to increase its global markets share, outpacing market growth in both VMS and Windows-based recorders categories. The report also revealed that Genetec retained its position as the global market share leader, recording the highest growth amongst the top five worldwide software manufacturers.
Why should we get rid of proximity cards?
9Jul
Why should we get rid of proximity cards?
Did you know that physical access control systems have known vulnerabilities? One of the most commonly used card readers and card technologies still used today is the 125 kHz proximity card readers and cards.
Touchless Access Control of the Future
2Jul
Touchless Access Control of the Future
From the beginning of the pandemic and as it continues to pose a threat to the population globally; society and businesses are realising that more needs to be done to reduce infection rates. A major contributor to infection rates, particularly for a virus that can survive on most surfaces for hours, is the use of common touchpoints. In a single day, common touchpoints such as door handles & buttons can come into contact with thousands of people. The reduction or elimination of these touchpoints is therefore key.
Bolstering Enterprise Security, A Federal Priority
25Jun
Bolstering Enterprise Security, A Federal Priority
The latest Australian Federal Budget handed down by the Government in May 2021, prioritised a $50 million investment in cybersecurity services in government, data centres and telecommunications networks. This spending reflects the growing need in Australia to ensure organisations are hardened to online threats.
Are you safe while working from home?
18Jun
Are you safe while working from home?
Remote work is disrupting the workplace and it is here to stay! Browsing habits have changed, not without consequences. Today, instead of targeting companies’ infrastructure, cyber-attacks aimed at employees.
Security Solutions for a Post-COVID World
11Jun
Security Solutions for a Post-COVID World
Pandemic-related economic factors are likely to continue to present challenges across many industries in 2021. While the global pandemic has certainly taken the world by surprise, the security industry excels at planning for the unexpected and is resourceful in times of crisis. However, at a time when budgets are tight, many businesses, cities, critical infrastructure and transportation agencies need to be creative about how they use, update and redeploy their security systems across their organizations. When thinking more broadly about the role of physical security and what it can do beyond traditional applications to deliver more value, organizations need to think beyond the immediate challenges posed by the pandemic. They need to work to ensure that their investments not only solve today’s problems but also continue to play a strategic role even once the pandemic is finally in the rear-view mirror.
End-of-life Windows 7; Security Risk for PC users
3Jun
End-of-life Windows 7; Security Risk for PC users
Recent research by antivirus vendor Kaspersky shows that almost a quarter of PC users globally are still using the end-of-life operating system Windows 7 which creates a security risk and vulnerability to cyberattacks. This operating system stopped receiving mainstream support in January 2020. Once an OS has come to the end of its life-cycle, the vendor will no longer issue any further updates which include critical security fixes.
Extreme Networks outlines how to overcome 4 Common IoT Security Vulnerabilities
27May
Extreme Networks outlines how to overcome 4 Common IoT Security Vulnerabilities
Global research firm, Statista, projects IoT spending will surpass $1 trillion by 2023. But before you get lost in the cloud of opportunity, it’s critical to stay grounded. The average cost of a data breach in 2020 was $3.86 million globally. That figure increased 9.8 per cent year-on-year in Australia, priced at $3.35 million, a sobering fact to consider. Add to this, malicious attack breaches were more financially heavy, costing organisations across the globe on average $3.74 million instead of system glitches, at $2.90 million, and human error, at $2.82 million.
Ransomware recovery costs have more than doubled in the past year
20May
Ransomware recovery costs have more than doubled in the past year
The Australian Cyber Security Centre has received an average of 164 cybercrime reports a day. For this reason, Cybersecurity should be at the forefront of the businesses action plan. In an ever-growing and developing technological world, a new threat has emerged; Cybercrime. This threat targets not only individuals but also businesses and has an extensive global reach.
Fortis Security announces partnership with Ermes
12May
Fortis Security announces partnership with Ermes
Fortis has partnered with Ermes to provide clients with a security solution to combat the evolving cybersecurity threats businesses are now faced with. Ermes is an intelligent anti-phishing software that acts directly on a browser to prevent and intervene on targeted web attacks that other security solutions cannot recognise.
Milestone introduces the new Husky IVO Series
5May
Milestone introduces the new Husky IVO Series
Milestone is a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions as well as being a Fortis partner. Not long to go before the New Milestone Husky™ series is here. Put a cross in your calendar for May 18 and get ready to place your pre-orders.
Have you seen the latest version of Genetec Security Centre?
26Apr
Have you seen the latest version of Genetec Security Centre?
Genetec is a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions as well as being a Fortis partner.  Recently Genetec has announced a new version (v 5.10) of its flagship unified security platform, Security Center. Contact us to learn more about how you can use Genetec for your business security solutions. 
How can Access control & CCTV assist in managing a pandemic?
19Apr
How can Access control & CCTV assist in managing a pandemic?
Globalisation is the process of connection and interaction between businesses, people and governments across the world. This has been an increasing trend; allowing companies to provide services and products to a much greater market and have access to a more extensive array of resource options. However, the increased globalisation has also increased the susceptibility for viruses to spread and pandemics to occur affecting the entire globe. Read the article to understand how can Access control systems & CCTVs assist in managing a pandemic?
Are you thinking about cybersecurity? Are you sure you’re protected?
12Apr
Are you thinking about cybersecurity? Are you sure you’re protected?
The Australian Cyber Security Centre has received an average of 164 cybercrime reports a day. For this reason, Cybersecurity should be at the forefront of the businesses action plan. In an ever-growing and developing technological world, a new threat has emerged; Cybercrime. These threats targets not only individuals but also businesses and has an extensive global reach.