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Why your $800 lead will spend $3000 with me

The sales fight to the lowest price is a common occurrence in the video surveillance industry and I won’t participate in it. In fact I would rather walk away from the sale than enter this market. Why would I turn down a sale? Because I know in most applications, the $800 system just won’t work!I […]

Soloshot2 tracking camera

Imaging if this was a CCTV product!

I know we can do similar with tracking PTZ cameras but I just thought this was so cool I had to share it. It’s called the SoloShot2 and it works but tracking a transponder (Tag in their terms) that you carry and the camera will follow. You can even tell the camera to start, stop and […]

effectiveness of CCTV cameras

57 Channels and Nothing on – Why Your CCTV Is Not Working

In 1992 Bruce Springsteen released the song 57 Channels (and Nothin’ On). Back then I was in the 4th year of my electronics apprenticeship in the security industry and CCTV cameras were only for the rich – high risk companies such as banks. I feel the level of professionalism around the installation and positioning of […]

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The 5 Most Used Password in the past 4 Years – and How to Remember a Better One

Over the past 4 years the most used passwords in the world have been identified. It turns out that some people are just plain stupid with what they consider to be a password and over the 4 year period, the top 5 have remained almost consistent.  So before you find out if you are in the stupid […]

Window Cleaner security breach

Can You Stop A Terrorist – Reassessing Security Plans

I just found this post relating to facility management and Reassessing Security Plans as Terrorist Networks Become Decentralized. While not talking specifics, there are aspects of all forms of security that can be implemented to improve your overall awareness of who is accessing your building without authorisation. The reality is your biggest weakness in your buildings […]

Factory Acceptance Test

What is a FAT?

In a recent meeting with a builder and a consultant, we were talking about the early stages of a project’s time line what the term FAT came up between myself and the consultant. The builder spoke up asking “what is a FAT?” A FAT stands for a Factory Acceptance Test. A process where you build […]

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Tasting Life at the Barossa – Day 5

Sunrise in Tanunda

Tasting Life at the Barossa – Day 4

A bike ride with the kids to the nearby gorge was on the agenda for this morning – as my boy reminded me at 6:30am. After getting up to catch the sun rise and then convincing him we could sleep until 8:30, I had troubles getting him out of bed. Once we got up and […]

Raspberry Chocolate Cake at the Red Door Cafe

Tasting Life at the Barossa – Day 3

Our experience today was with some locals of Tanunda – The Bikies and a taste of the fine foods We met this bikie family wearing their traditional tough guy helmets and denim jackets. There was just one thing missing as they cruised past in a menacing manor. The throbbing sound of their chopper engines had […]

Malalla Raceway Porsche day

Tasting Life at the Barossa – Day 2

Wow – we managed to sleep in till 10am. We’ll be going our separate ways today. While I spend a few hours with Aynsleigh at the Malalla race way, Rachael and Kyarah will be browsing the stores in main street Tanunda. For those of you who don’t know Malalla, it is a rural township about […]