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Welcome to the October-November 2018 issue of New Zealand Security Magazine.

By the time this issue reaches your mailbox, desktop or device, Facilities Integrate will have already come and gone, you’ll probably have started receiving end-of-year party invitations, and Christmas decorations will be up next time you visit the supermarket. What happened to 2018? Scary stuff.

Before I continue, I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all shortlisted nominees and winners of this year’s NZSA Security Industry Awards! As a member of the judging panel, I can confirm that selecting winners from such a quality field of security professionals was a difficult task indeed. NZSM was proud to again be a sponsor of the awards in 2018, and in this issue we feature all the award descriptions and winner profiles. 

On the theme of industry skills, we take a look at Waiheke Documents and Security (WDS), which has set the benchmark of having scored a 100 percent pass-rate for the Level 2 National Certificate in Security – a ground-breaking first-time achievement for the New Zealand Security industry. Also on the topic of skills, we feature the just-announced Skills for Industry partnership between the Ministry of Social Development and the NZSA – a positive development for the industry.

In this issue we take a look at transport security, with Hikvision walking us through their Smart Mobile Solution – high-definition video monitoring that helps authorities deal with situations from traffic accidents and wayward drivers to pickpocketing, antisocial passenger behaviour and terrorist attacks. I also explore the tide of official and academic criticism over the deployment of behaviour detection techniques as part of profiling process at airports.

Continuing the theme of behaviour detection, we look into the application of behaviour detection in non-airport contexts, such as major venues, transport hubs and tourist attractions, as a method for identifying not only potential terrorist activity, but also criminality and violence. There exists strong international expert opinion and anecdotal evidence to support the notion that behavioural detection works. But it requires the right approach, intuition-enabled security officers, and specialised training to work well.

In this issue we’re also joined by Ben Macdonald, CTO of Lodge Service, a UK-based security firm. Ben considers how loss prevention and profit protection managers can look to ensure that measures are proportionate to the risks, across multiple products and stores. In a second feature instalment from HID, we get the low down on ID card printing methods with handy tips to maximise card looks and durability.

There’s plenty more news inside, with the latest from Dahua, simPRO, Hills, Doormatics, RiskNZ, and much, much more. Enjoy the read!

Nick Dynon

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Since 1994 NZ Security Magazine (NZSM) has been delivering news and insightful features covering every aspect of the security industry with comprehensive articles featuring current trends, legislation, industry news and views, which also includes new products and services.

The magazine provides its business partners with a cost effective means to market themselves to potential clients and fellow industry professionals.

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