New Australian Standard – Security for Healthcare Facilities

The recently published Australian Standard AS 4485: 2021 ‘Security for healthcare facilities’ is now available. This (revised) Standard should be the ‘go to’ for anyone responsible for, or involved in,…


New British Security Publication – Commercially Operated Vehicles

The British Standards Institution (BSI) recently published – PAS 2900:2021 ‘Commercially Operated Vehicles – Framework for Mitigating Security Risks from Malicious Use – Specification’ (May 2021). This publication has strong…


Another Risk Warning – Home Based Video Systems

For many years we have assessed the security vulnerabilities of security systems and in more recent years with the demand for home based video surveillance, we have been concerned about…


COVID-19: Masking a Security Problem – (Updated) – Research Report

We are all familiar with the security sign at the entry to buildings that clearly states that the removal of helmets is a condition of entry. Primary reasons for the…


Australian Standard AS 4485 Parts 1 and 2 – ‘Security for healthcare facilities’ draft is open for public comment.

The public comment period for the draft AS 4485 ‘Security for Healthcare Facilities’ – Part 1 ‘General’ and Part 2 ‘Procedures Guide’ closes 19 June 2020. The original Standard was…


Physical protective security controls for buildings – Handbook

  The draft Australian Standards Handbook HB:188 ‘Physical protective security controls for buildings’ closes for public comment 5 May 2020. The Handbook by Standards Australia (SA) provides guidance to building…


Security of Victorian Government Buildings: Lessons for Others

The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) published an independent assurance report to the Victorian Parliament regarding physical security of government facilities and accommodation (2019). The audit focused on physical security as…


Code of Practice for Mobile Security Patrols

Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) has published a Code of Practice for Mobile Security Patrols. The Code was effective 1 January 2020 for ASIAL members. The objectives of the…


Draft Australian Standards – Video Surveillance

Standards Australia have published the current Draft Standards open to public comment.  Within this group of Standards, there are Draft parts of Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS IEC 62676…

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Going Overseas?

 Should you be heading overseas, it is important to remember that political instability and government agendas at many destinations have created security risks for travellers.  In some countries, westerners are…

Counter terrorism awareness

Counter Terrorism Awareness for Security Industry Personnel

The South Australian Government has developed a Counter Terrorism Action Plan which introduces a broad suite of measures to keep the South Australian community safe. One of the measures is…


The Terrorism Threat – Christmas/New Year Period

The festive season is the period in which a heightened awareness for terrorism attacks is needed. Terrorism inspired by ISIS and other violent causes is a possibility, especially over the…