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Latest News courtesy of NZSA

High-speed chase of teens in stolen car

wo sets of road spikes have been used to stop a teenage girl driving a car stolen from an 87-year-old man in Christchurch.

Police arrested a 15-year-old girl and two 14-year-old boys after a police chase, which ended at Weld Pass between Seddon and Blenheim.

The 87-year-old man was assaulted just after midnight at his home in Riccarton, Christchurch, Marlborough police area commander Inspector Simon Feltham said.

His car keys were stolen, along with his red Honda Jazz car.

Feltham said the stolen car was involved in petrol thefts in Amberley and Kaikoura as the teens drove north from Christchurch on State Highway 1.

Police spotted the car near Grassmere, south of Seddon, just before 8am.

27/03/2015 13:40

How could a pilot be locked out of the cockpit?

Ever since 9/11, the cockpit of a plane has been an extremely secure place.

Now that same security seems to have played a part in another tragedy.

French authorities are working with the theory that the Germanwings jet was deliberately crashed by the co-pilot – who locked the other pilot out of the cockpit.

His attempts to enter the Airbus’s flight deck became increasingly frantic, but the reinforced doors offered too much resistance.

27/03/2015 13:39

Executive Success: Hacking attacks need new tactics

Breaches are almost unavoidable, so focus on your response, advises cyber expert.

In the pre-Christmas retail frenzy of 2013, US retail giant Target had its cash registers raided.

It wasn’t the stand and deliver tactics of old, but the work of 20-something-year-old eastern European hackers exploiting a weakness in the company’s point-of-sale system.

Target’s fancy new US$2 million malware detection tool, created by a security firm that counted the CIA and Pentagon among its customers, threw up a warning that was ignored at the company’s head office.

Hackers stole details from 40 million credit cards and 70 million customer files, but the cost to the business didn’t end there.

In the fallout, sales slumped, tens of millions had to be spent on fixing the problem and senior executives and board directors lost their jobs

27/03/2015 13:34

Acess Control still lacking in many K-12 schools

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, there have been numerous proposals as to what steps need to be taken to better ensure the safety of students and faculty members inside the nation’s schools. Some have called for having an armed security presence in all schools, while others have focused their efforts on lobbying for increased gun control measures at both the federal and state level. However, one of the most fundamental, but often overlooked aspects of securing any school is making sure that adequate access control measures are in place to prevent a gunman from having unfettered entry to not only the building itself, but also individual classrooms.

27/03/2015 13:27

Tyco completes acquisition of Industrial Safety Technologies

CORK, Ireland—Tyco International has completed its acquisition of Industrial Safety Technologies, a manufacturer of gas and flame detection gear, from Battery Ventures for $329.5 million in cash.

The business is expected to generate approximately $140 million in annualized revenue, according to a prepared statement from Tyco.

Tyco said the combination of IST with Tyco’s Scott Safety business will make it one of the largest global designers and manufacturers of gas and flame detection products, offering customers a full range of safety solutions across both fixed and portable detection.

26/03/2015 08:35

ADT releases mobile PERS

The On-The-Go Emergency Response System allows seniors, along with younger folks—hikers and runners, for example—to contact specially trained monitoring personnel in the event they take a tumble or a more life-threatening fall. What’s new for ADT is that this GPS-enabled device worn as a necklace allows for communication and emergency response outside of the clients’ home bases.

“It could be at the grocery store or the church parking lot. It has a simple button, it immediately puts you in touch with the monitoring center,” Don Boerema, ADT Health business leader, told Security Systems News.

26/03/2015 08:33

Napco sounds alarm in DIY alarm systems

As the demand for connected devices within the residential market has increased with the rise of the smart home in recent years, there has also been increased interest on the part of consumers in do-it-yourself security systems. From small startups to tech giants like Google, which doled out more than $3.5 billion last year to acquire Nest and Dropcam, everyone is rushing to grab a piece of this burgeoning market. In fact, according to a recent report from IHS, the DIY video surveillance equipment market topped $1 billion for the first time in 2014.

26/03/2015 08:31

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Welcome to ASIS New Zealand

Certification - Computer Based Testing Arrives in NZ

At last, certification candidates in New Zealand can sit their CPP®, PSP® or PCI® examinations at a time that suits them rather than have to wait until the first Saturday of November each year. Candidates must apply online via the ASIS International website and then arrange an appointment with the Prometric test centre in Auckland. See our Certification Page for more details.

Fraud Awareness Week 2014

Fraud Awareness Week 2014 is focussing on scams that target seniors. Scams succeed because they look like the real thing. Click here to read more.

PSP® Examination Successes

Congratulations to Chapter Members Ngaire Kelaher, Iain Swan and Peter Wakeling on achieving the Physical Security Professional (PSP®) certification following the examination held on 2 November 2013.

Security Professionals’ Register Australasia

The Security Professionals’ Register Australasia (SPR-A) has released its inaugural newsletter. Read more...

ASIS New Zealand Committee for 2014

The ASIS New Zealand Chapter held its Annual General Meeting on 21 November 2013 via video conference between Auckland and Wellington. The following were elected as the Executive Committee:


Jeff Brown CPP®



Scott McNaughton



Ngaire Kelaher



Lincoln Potter


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