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What is your Dreamworld?

Over the last few weeks we have witnessed a tragic event unfold in one of our countries most popular tourist attractions on the Gold Coast.

The event has proved devastating for many people, none more so than the immediate friends and family of those affected by the tragedy.

Here are some questions and a quick risk test to determine the level of risk and impact of that risk, in your business today.

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There is more to security than CCTV

Over the last few months we have been auditing a diverse mix of commercial properties and acting as expert witnesses in a couple of civil trials. One of the common themes has been a very high reliance on CCTV for property protection which we would strongly recommend against unless the CCTV is supported by other systems and processes.

In this article, we explore what security is and how it should be applied to your property or commercial premises.

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ASIAL 2016 highlights – Two CCTV products worth considering

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

CCTV Research Findings

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

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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