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Competenz, FPA NZ and FPA Aus training partnership

Competenz are transforming the way NZ's fire industry learns with help from FPA Australia and FPANZ. 

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New Gallagher Command Centre v7.50New Gallagher Command Centre v7.50

 

Gallagher Releases a New Generation of Possibilities

New Gallagher release includes Command Centre v7.50, an update to the company's security management platform, and enhancements to their award winning Mobile App.

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FLIR DM284 all-in-one digital multimeterFLIR DM284 all-in-one digital multimeter

 

 FLIR Announces Thermal Imaging Digital Multimeter

New Multimeter Expands FLIR’s Infrared Guided Measurement Test and Measurement Instrument Lineup.

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AXIS P1244 Network Camera ideal for tight placesAXIS P1244 Network Camera ideal for tight places

Axis introduces new generation cameras for exceptionally discreet surveillance

The AXIS P1244's high-performance HDTV 720p modular camera is ideal for use in stores and banks, and for integration in tight places such as in ATMs and ticket/vending machines.

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Onvif access control specification adopted by IEC.Onvif access control specification adopted by IEC.

 

IEC Adopts ONVIF Specification for New Access Control

ONVIF® announced today that its newest access control specification has been adopted by the global standards group International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as a new standard.

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Ray Mauritsson, president of Axis CommunicationsRay Mauritsson, president of Axis Communications

 

Axis’ sustainability progress

The report describes progress in a number of fields, such as anti-corruption and a decreased use of environmentally-threatening materials.

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DEFENCE

Biden visit: US to set sail to NZ Navy's 75th

Situation Report, 22 July 2016

The US has accepted an invitation to send a ship to attend the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th anniversary fleet review later this year. More than anything, it's a sign that history has moved on since 1987.

 

RNZN to get ice-strengthened tanker

Situation Report, 18 July 2016

What to Expect: 2016 Defence White Paper

Line of Defence, April 2016

NZ's Defence White Paper playing catch up

Situation Report, 17 June 2016

Nightfox Virtual Terrain System for RNZAF

Line of Defence, April 2016

SECURITY

Controversy dogs Wilson on Nauru, Manus

NZ Security, Aug/Sep 2016

A 27 June picketing of its parking stations is the latest in a series of events that have dogged Wilson since it took on the role of providing security at Australia’s Nauru and Manus immigration detention centres. 

 

PSR: opportunity for the security industry?

NZ Security, Aug/Sep 2016

Synology talks storage software

NZ Security, June 2016

BORDER

SmartGate success for NZ Customs

Line of Defence, April 2016

From all accounts, the success of Customs' SmartGate project was determined well before the system processed its first traveller’s e-passport. Strong collaboration with supplier was key.

 

Ex Maru 2015: message to WMD proliferators

Line of Defence, April 2016

ADV Ocean Protector to protect Australia

Line of Defence, April 2016

HOMELAND

Securing against vehicle-borne attacks

NZ Security, Aug/Sep 2016 

All it took was one man and a truck... In the wake of the recent Bastille Day terror attack in Nice, we speak with Carlton Ruffell about protecting people and assets against vehicle-based threats.

 

Man charged - member of terrorist org

Situation Report, 29 July 2016

UK Surveillance expert VUW Visiting Prof

Situation Report, 06 July 2016

Is NZ's Surveillance Controversy Over? 

Line of Defence, April 2016

Terror: the paradox of being connected

Line of Defence, April 2016

CYBER

Overload causes ‘CISO solution fatigue’

FEATURES: NZ Security, Aug/Sep 2016

With a reported average turnover rate of 17 months, CISOs are not oozing with job satisfaction, according to a recent report by the US-based Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology.

 

Cybersecurity: Is car hacking really a thing?

NZ Security, June 2016

New Zealand ranked 18th for cyber attacks

Situation Report, 08 June 2016

ENFORCEMENT

Shooting a trigger for police worn cameras

FEATURES: NZ Security, Aug/Sep 2016

Criminal barrister Michael Bott has renewed calls for police to wear body worn cameras, which could be used to record such incidents and avoid the need to rely solely upon individuals’ recollections of events.

 

Police apprehend IPANZ excellence award

Situation Report, 07 July 2016

Why Safe Cities?

NZ Security, Dec 2015 / Jan 2016

INTERNATIONAL

Q&A: NZ’s membership of the UN Security Council

FEATURES: Line of Defence, April 2016

Dr. Damien Rogers of Massey University’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies provides his take on NZ’s temporary membership of the UNSC. He also talks Helen Clark's chances for the UN top job. Read more

BACK ISSUES

A strategic relationship between Defence and Industry

FEATURES: Line of Defence, April 2016

NZDIA Chair Bernie Diver says that significant progress has been made to improve the working relationship between Industry and Defence in both the acquisition and through life support spectrums. Read more

SRM and delivering Australia’s Guided Missile Frigates

FEATURES: Line of Defence, April 2016

Managing contractual relationships according to SRM is about putting charters in place, looking at behaviours, building trust, putting the right structures in place, says Jennie Vickers, Chair of IACCM. Read more

Hi-Tech Award recognition for MAS Zengrange

FEATURES: Line of Defence, April 2016

DEFENCE: MAS Zengrange has been selected as a finalist in the New Zealand Hi-Tec awards for its Mini-DRFD POP π M4.0 Remote Initiation (RI) capability for explosive events within the maritime environment. Read more

Sky wars: Understanding the dark art of drone detection

FEATURES: Line of Defence, April 2016

DEFENCE: As military-developed drones have paved the way for the harnessing of drone technology by nefarious actors, this in turn has fuelled the frantic race to operationalise and commercialise drone detection. Read more

Frontline: Security guarding in the news

NEWS: NZ Security, April 2016

SECURITY: James Longworth, the man who punched Sydney bouncer Fady Taiba, leaving him in a coma for 19 days and with lifelong injuries in 2013, has been sentenced by the NSW District Court to at least three years in jail. This and more news inside. Read more

Stranger than fiction? The curious evolution of robots in security

FEATURES: NZ Security, February 2016

SECURITY: A year ago, the NZ Herald carried a story suggesting that robots are set to displace human workers. In this article we explore the curious - and not particularly meteoric - rise of robots in the global security industry. Read more

Axis announces new integrator design tool

NEWS: DEFSEC, March 2016

SECURITY: Axis recently introduced its AXIS Site Designer tool. The tool offers system integrators and installers a highly efficient way to design complete surveillance solutions for small- to medium-sized installations. Read more

Achieving security through design

FEATURES: NZ Security, February 2016

SECURITY: According to Susan Gallagher, most security practitioners know that the emergence of security risk management is a direct result of the costliness of security measures – especially when it comes to physical security. Read more

NZ Industry Involvement in NZ Defence

FEATURES: Line of Defence, April 2016

According to Debbie Howarth, Director of NZDF Industry Engagement, successful partnering between Defence and industry in the future will mean that we can consider alternative ownership and operating models for the provision of Defence capabilities. Read more

Q&A: Gary Morrison, New CEO, NZSA

FEATURES: NZ Security, April 2016

SECURITY: Gary Morrison's just received confirmation of his appointment to the CEO position effective from 1 April. Although his appointment is recent, it’s not the first time he’s played a key role in the association. Read more