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Latest News courtesy of NZSA

Latest on church shooting: Senator introduces flag bill

A South Carolina senator has proposed a bill that would move the Confederate flag from the Statehouse to a relic room in a museum.

Democratic Sen. Vincent Sheheen introduced the bill Tuesday. It would move the flag from a 30-foot pole in front of the Statehouse to the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.

Sheheen’s introduction came after lawmakers overwhelmingly agreed to take the first step to debating the flag, which will likely occur later this summer.

Sheheen made the proposal after nine black church members were killed in Charleston in what police say was a racially motivated attack by a young white man. The suspected gunman was photographed holding a Confederate flag in a purported manifesto.

24/06/2015 09:09

ADT’s new partnerships ‘push the boundary’

ADT’s recent partnership with LG Electronics and Google’s Nest is the company’s means to “push the boundary” between residential security and home automation with the goal of extending “protection and security to as many people as we can,” according to ADT chief innovation officer Arthur Orduña.

ADT will work with LG Electronics on a new “All-In-One” smart security product and with Google’s Nest to integrate the Nest Learning Thermostat into ADT’s Pulse product, the company said.

ADT plans to introduce the LG Smart Security product later this year. It will combine ADT professional monitoring and video hosting with a security camera gateway solution.,270

24/06/2015 09:07

CCTV market headed for growth, changes

The CCTV market is poised for growth, according to a RNCOS report, with a 7.5 percent CAGR expected in North America from 2014 to 2020, and a 12.2 percent CAGR globally during the same time period.

RNCOS expects the North American CCTV market to rise from $3.5 billion in 2014 to $5.3 billion by 2020, Shushmul Maheshwari, founder and CEO of RNCOS, told Security Systems News.

Though the North American market will grow, its overall share in the market will decrease, according to Maheshwari.

“North America’s CCTV market share in 2014 was 22.5 percent, and it will constitute 17 percent of the global CCTV market by the end of 2020,” he said.

“There is some growth happening in North America, but the real growth is happening in the Asian markets,” Maheshwari said. He listed India, China and Thailand as key countries in the market growth.

The global market was valued around $16.6 billion in 2014, Maheshwari said, and it will grow to about $37.2 billion by 2020. The market will “roughly double itself in the next six years,” he said.

The report divided the CCTV market into three main technologies: analog, IP-based and Wi-Fi-based systems.

23/06/2015 09:49

Consumers ‘ho-hum’ about home automation?

Advances in connected home technology were all the buzz at ISC West 2015, and recent studies point to a boom, too, but an alternative report from Argus Insights suggests that the big buzz is overrated. The market is stalling and may even be shrinking, it says.

The June report, “Connected Home or Ho-Hum?” says that consumer demand for connected home products dropped 15 percent in May of this year from May 2014 and is continuing to decline. The report is based on analyses of online consumer reviews.

“Every category is slowing down, especially with security cameras,” John Feland, CEO of Argus Insights, told Security Systems News. The study also looked at energy monitors, sensors, locks, smartbells and smart lightbulbs, among other devices.

“Consumers are not seeing the value yet from these home automation devices,” he said.

Argus, a Silicon Valley-based consumer monitoring company that Feland founded in 2011, analyzes consumer reviews worldwide to measure how products satisfy market demand. For this study, Argus studied 80,000 consumer reviews for cameras and 200,000 consumer reviews for home automation data, all since January 2013.

23/06/2015 09:48

Roadshow: How to win international government business

Did you know that Government purchasing makes up approximately 15 percent of GDP world-wide, and that international governments are looking for the types of products and services New Zealand offers? Selling to international governments is a key area of opportunity for New Zealand exporters, and this roadshow will tell you exactly what you need to know to take advantage of this lucrative, yet challenging, opportunity.  The free roadshow features an impressive lineup of speakers who will cover the key markets of opportunity for New Zealand businesses – the USA, Australia, the UK and the EU.


This seminar will provide you with:

What you need to know – how big is the opportunity? What sectors of opportunity within each country? What is the advantage of being a New Zealand business? What are the complexities? What you need to do – how can you best equip your businesses with the right tools/resources to pursue the opportunity? How can you overcome prospective hurdles? Tips to help you accelerate your entry and growth in the market


Speakers include Hon Steven Joyce (Auckland only), Export New Zealand, Diana Brock-Negri NZTE Europe, Peter Chew, KPMG, Robert Cunningham NZTE Washington, Federal sales expert Bill Satori Washington, Stephen Blair, NZTE Melbourne, and Don Lowe and Jeremy Pollard from Shipley Asia-Pacific.

This is a major opportunity to get expert opinions on the complexities and opportunities of these markets and also compare and contrast the differences between them.

13/06/2015 10:01

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Welcome to ASIS New Zealand

Certification - Computer Based Testing Arrives in NZ

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.


PSP® Examination Successes

Congratulations to Chapter Member Lincoln Potter who recently achieved the Physical Security Professional (PSP®) certification and  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.


ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibition - Anaheim, Calafornia

Any members planning on attending the Annual ASIS International Seminar and Exhibition, please let Ngaire know by emailing and we’ll put you in touch with each other to see if you can stay in the same hotels etc. Click here to register.


Security Professionals’ Register Australasia

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


ASIS New Zealand Committee for 2015

The ASIS New Zealand Chapter held its Annual General Meeting on 9th December 2014 via video conference between Auckland and Wellington. The following were elected as the Executive Committee:


Jeff Brown CPP®



Scott McNaughton



Ngaire Kelaher PSP®



Lincoln Potter PSP®


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