Health, Safety, Security
EKA CyberLock is the next generation in access control that secures, controls and audits all assets, from the front door to remote locations.
Refining biometric technologies is critical to a future where every point of physical contact is considered a possible health risk.
COVID-19 has forced us to think about everything we touch on a daily basis; door handles, lift buttons, handrails to name a few. This has brought about a rapid change in workspace practices, with advanced access control technologies becoming a necessity, but are they here to stay?
Parcel Locker solution company, Groundfloor, is now offering a complete no-touch delivery and collection process to aid health measures across Australia.
The use of external cladding has been in the news all too often recently. In response to recent tragedies, our Federal and state governments have put in place measures to address the use of combustible cladding, like flammable aluminium composite panels (ACPs), and other non-conforming building materials. These measures subject the facilities management area to higher scrutiny and regulation as businesses, governments and tenants try to protect themselves and reduce their risk.
Organisations of all types face a world of increasing threats, both physical and virtual. These same organisations have significant responsibilities for minimising the associated risks to all stakeholders, including their employees, their shareholders, and the authorities. According to Richard Ham, CEO and founder of software firm FM Clarity, current approaches to compliance for buildings are […]
Has The IoT Killed The Humble Access Control Card? John Bigelow For decades, the basic access card, be it MiFare, Weigand, proximity, smart cards, magnetic stripe and a variety of other card technologies, have formed the basis of most building access control systems. And while these cards have been the means by which many facility […]
Walls of greenery, circadian lighting and workspaces specially designed to accommodate activity-based working are just some of the features of Medibank’s new Docklands headquarters in Melbourne. Occupied since October 2014, the 16-floor building encourages flexibility, creativity, interaction and staff wellbeing and is also on track to become one of Australia’s most energy and waste efficient […]
The security industry needs innovation, especially in the commercial and industrial sectors. Innovation in security can be defined as the implementation of a new security approach or process that results in measurable increases in effectiveness or efficiency. However, resistance from corporate-level executives is commonplace as system and equipment upgrades need to demonstrate quantifiable gains in […]
One of the greatest challenges facing Australian facilities managers is how to respond in the wake of a crisis situation and prepare for the unthinkable. As professionals with responsibility for people and property, it is both a legal and, more importantly, a moral requirement to ensure that all evacuation, fire and bomb threat procedures are […]