PMT Security upgrades engineering services and remote support capability

PMT Security has upgraded the capabilities of its engineering team over the past twelve months, and is able to provide full remote support for a wide range of security and network deployments and solutions. The Melbourne-based integrator is also able to deploy and manage virtual solutions off-premises, saving customers time and reducing the total-cost-of-ownership for many security services.

“We have raised the bar significantly in recent times, and our ability to engineer, deploy and manage sophisticated and ultra-modern security services sets us apart from our competitors,” said Darren Taylor, Managing Director of PMT Security. “We have seen the industry evolve over the forty years we have been around and understand that simply delivering and installing boxes of equipment is no longer enough to keep customers safe.”

PMT Security have significantly increased the size and capabilities of their engineering department over the past twelve months, allowing customers better access to planning and design services up-front, and increasing the level of support and problem-solving post deployment.

The company cites a recent instance where a large Western Sydney council suffered a vendor hardware malfunction, and critical services were taken offline. The PMT Security engineering team, operating from offices in Sydney and Melbourne,  were able to provide a virtual work-around solution while the issue was being fixed, and reboot services with a minimum of data loss, time and effort.

“We can manage our solutions from anywhere, our engineers are both highly trained and equipped to handle complex problem-solving whenever and wherever they are required. We can monitor solutions and networks, provide patches and firmware updates, manage storage and data flow – and being able to do it remotely reduces the time it takes for our customers to get the support they require, as well as reducing the cost, in many cases, of sending technicians out to a site,” continues Darren Taylor.

PMT Security partners with a wide range of vendors to provide services including IP camera networks, video data analysis, preventive maintenance, public address systems, physical and logical access control and much more.

“We also have an advanced application that allows us to create a highly-realistic 3D image of an area, then plot the precise camera location for optimal coverage. This ensures there are no blind spots, we have the right pixel count for features like Facial Recognition (FR) and are making the absolute best use of the space in the most cost-effective manner,” continued Simon Vagg, lead engineer at PMT Security.

PMT’s engineering capabilities are helping the company to win more tenders across Australia, with services extending beyond the capability of many leading competitors.

“We have the ability to draft methodology plans, and carry out all work associated with a tender  -whereas many of our competitors need to rely on third parties to do the pre-staging for them. That way, we also have an intimate knowledge of the task once we win the contract, and can really hit the ground running,” continues Vagg.

PMT Security wins award at Axis Communications Partner Summit

Security integrators PMT Security have won the Partner of The Year award 2018 for the states of QLD & NT at Axis Communications’ Partner Summit for 2019, held at the Reef View Hotel on Hamilton Island.

The award symbolises PMT’s growth and strong presence in the state of Queensland and the Northern Territory, recognising the work done by the Queensland team in developing PMT’s sales, marketing and channel presence in those regions.

The event, which is significant in the Oceania region as a platform for introducing the latest developments in surveillance camera and related technologies, ran for three days and was attended by industry influencers and stakeholders including analysts IHS Markit and the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), as well as senior executives from Axis’ global headquarters in Sweden.

PMT Security was represented at the event by Kane Mason, General Manager of Retail and Shane Taylor, National Installations Manager.  The pair accepted the award on behalf of the company and networked with senior industry figures from the vendor side as well as colleagues and contemporaries from throughout the security industry.

“As always, this was a valuable experience and a great chance to connect with other members of our regional market. It is critical to our growth and mission statement that we stay at the absolute forefront of developing technologies, and coming to events such as this, hosted by one of the world’s biggest security vendors, is imperative to maintaining our position as an industry leader,” said Kane Mason.

PMT Security takes out top honours at Milestone Systems’ annual summit

April 4th, 2019 – Melbourne-based security integrators PMT Security have received two major awards from the world’s leading Video Management Software (VMS) vendor, Milestone Systems, at the annual APAC-wide Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) event in Bali.

PMT Security was awarded Milestone Partner of the Year South Pacific, which recognises the vendor’s best-performing reseller partner across Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the south Pacific region.

The company also received the award for Project of the Year South Pacific, based on a very large deployment and ongoing services with one of Australia’s largest retail groups.

“These awards are a real indication of how far we have come as a company, and a reward for all the hard work our staff have put in over the past year. We are winning the biggest contracts these days because of our ability to work with the best vendors such as Milestone, but we still bring that common touch to every job we do, and maintain a small-team, intimate relationship with our customers,” said Darren Taylor, Managing director at PMT Security.

“Events like MIPS are an important way for us to engage with the wider security solutions community, hear opinions about the future of our industry and get a taste for the most cutting-edge tools that will soon be at our disposal.”

The Milestone event ran for three days at Bali’s Sofitel Nusa Dua, and featured speakers from a variety of leading security and information management vendors.

Jordan Cullis, Director for APAC at Milestone Systems, said of the awards: “This gives due recognition to one of the region’s brightest stars. PMT Security has a long and storied reputation for excellence in the Australian security industry, which is built upon a desire to always stay on top of emerging technology, work with partners to constantly improve their offering, and good old-fashioned customer service. Many congratulations to Darren and the team, both awards are well deserved.”

PMT Security adds another senior staff member

Leading security integrators PMT Security have today announced the appointment of George Karanikos to the role of Senior Business Analyst. The new role will focus on the delivery of digital infrastructure and services, with a strong emphasis on automation and simplification to provide extra value to new and existing customers, particularly in the retail sector.


Karanikos has an extensive history in the field of business analytics, having spent the past seventeen years in various leadership roles at Coles Myer Group. His experience extends to the writing and facilitation of tenders for vendor services including security, data, warehousing and integration. He will be tasked with identifying opportunities to automate, simplify processes and reduce administrative overhead for PMT Security customers, while increasing the accuracy and consistency of existing solutions.


“I will be bringing my depth of experience in the retail sector to this role, looking for ways to add value to PMT’s customers through improving processes. I have been a customer of PMT Security myself for a number of years, and will look to leverage that experience and inside knowledge to drive business improvements and win tenders,” said Karanikos.


Darren Taylor, Managing Director of PMT Security adds: “George brings a new level of knowledge to the business, with the capability to really drive large retail tenders for us and use his analytical skills to find new opportunities and increased value for our customers. I am thrilled to have him join us after his long and successful career at one of Australia’s largest retailers, and am enthusiastic to add these new dimensions to our rapidly-growing business.”

PMT Security announces hire of Senior People & Culture Professional to Lead Organisational Transformation for growth

Following a period of sustained growth and increasing employee numbers, PMT Security has hired Cam Arrubla to the role of National People & Culture Manager. With an extensive track record in human resource management, coaching, cultural transformation, and organisational development, this new role will focus on guiding PMT Security smoothly through the current period of growth and subsequent cultural transformation, as well as setting structures in place for the future.

“We are lucky to have someone of Cam’s ability to help set up our employee programs and keep us moving steadily into a future where we have more diverse roles requiring multiple skill-sets. Our staff are very much our most important asset, and the time was right to recognise that we are transitioning into a larger enterprise in need of more professional structures,” said Darren Taylor, Managing Director of PMT.

In parallel to the harmonisation of the People & Culture framework, the role will include also, the advancement of a national shared-services hub for operations. PMT Security envisions the creation of development avenues for the staff nation-wide, therefore, this role is pivotal to set the strategy to foster a learning organisation capable of knowledge creation and sharing to enable succession pathways for the employees.

Arrubla has worked across several industries in the past including intellectual property, technology, consulting, health, aeronautics, defence, manufacturing and services, involving both public and private sector roles. His experience includes senior management positions in the USA and the Americas, and recently in Australia with The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and Serco APAC.

“I bring my experience and the passion for what I do to set the People & Culture foundation to assist PMT Security as it grows. There is a unique culture within the company, and it is going to be an exciting challenge to help steer that into a brighter future. I’ll keep leveraging the collaborative leadership style that has led me to accomplish short- and long-range objectives in my career so far.”

PMT Security install access control for Amart Furniture

Our team in Brisbane have spent the weekend installing state-of-the-art Gunnebo gates and an access control solution for nationwide furniture retailers Amart.

With sixty stores across the country and a very busy call centre to manage, Amart’s head office and distribution centre in Brisbane gets a lot of foot traffic. To make the premises safer for staff while protecting important business assets, fast, secure Gunnebo gates have been installed which link to an access control solution. This allows staff the safety and convenience of using their personal identification card to enter and exit the building, keeps out unauthorised visitors and gives management a record of who is in the premises at any given time.

PMT Security Systems Turns 40

Market-leading security integrator, PMT Security Systems, celebrates its 40th birthday this month.

Founded by Mick Taylor in February 1979, the company has followed a strong growth trajectory in recent years to become firmly established as one of the country’s premier electronic security solutions providers.

What began as a sideline business to support Mick’s income back in the 1960s, the company was run for a long time from the family’s residential premises in Craigieburn, Victoria. Mick’s wife, Pam, ran the book-keeping and handled receptionist duties, and the company was founded in both their names – Pam and Mick Taylor (PMT) Security.

In the early 90s, PMT began working with retail giant Coles Group, before moving into new offices at Tullamarine later that decade. The company continued to grow, employing a range of skilled professionals and opening offices in New South Wales and Western Australia, winning big contracts with national retailers such as Kmart, Bunnings and Officeworks. Today, PMT Security has offices in Tullamarine, Seven Hills, Balcatta and Murarrie.

“We are fiercely proud of our heritage as a family-owned and run business, as well as the fact that we have not only lasted forty years but have thrived in the security space for that long, despite our humble beginnings,” said Darren Taylor, managing director of PMT Security and son of Pam and Mick.

“We are on a very strong growth curve, currently increasing our staff levels across the board and expanding our premises, so we are not just surviving in today’s security market – we are leading the way.”

Other notable achievements for PMT include becoming the first Milestone Systems Diamond Partner in Australia and one of only thirteen in the world, as well as winning Myers’ Supplier of the Year award.

PMT will shortly announce the expansion of the company’s NSW offices in Seven Hills, as well as the appointment of a human resources manager to oversee staff and the well being of the PMT team.

“We have big plans for the future, including the expansion of our full security-as-a-service and remote operations, plus more integrations with cutting-edge technologies such as facial and licence-plate recognition and video data analytics,” Taylor said.

“We have grown from a part-time operation staffed by 2 people, into a company with 85 full time employees and more than 100 contractors, and we are onboarding new technologies all the time. It is great to be 40, and we expect to be industry pioneers for a long time to come.”

PMT Strengthens its Major Project Capabilities in NSW

PMT Security continues its national growth into the commercial sector with the appointment of Gavin Brown to lead our major systems project management capabilities in NSW.

In recent months PMT has been awarded two multi-million-dollar commercial projects in which Brown and his team will deliver.

Gavin has had over 20 years’ experience in delivering complex major system projects within the government and commercial space. Gavin’s knowledge and capabilities has seen him hold key project management positions with companies such as SNP and Intruder Security.

In his new role Gavin will be instrumental in the leadership and growth of our major systems capability in NSW. “Gavin brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and a fresh approach to delivering major projects to PMT “says Darren Taylor Managing Director of PMT.

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PMT Expands its Team in WA

PMTs growth strategy is in full swing with the expansion of our WA branch. PMT has doubled in size over the last 5 years on the back of some major national contract wins in the retail and commercial space.

“The expansion of the WA team is an integral part of our long term national growth strategy. It will enhance our service capability and brand within the WA market” said Darren Taylor Managing Director of PMT Security.

David Stocks has been appointed to lead the enhanced operation. In this role as WA State Manager, David will be instrumental in the leadership and growth of PMT’s brand in the WA market within the retail and commercial space. David has had over 20 years of experience leading and managing successful cross functional teams within the security industry, holding key sales and operational roles with companies like ADT and Diebold.  Along with David, PMT has also appointed Ron Marko as State Service Co Ordinator, Joe Owen, Sam Speers and Sam Wheatley as installation and service technicians.

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PMT Security Receives Milestone Diamond Partner Status

PMT Security has been awarded the highest partner status from Milestone’s Head Office in Denmark. Only a select few Diamond Partners are chosen each year from more than 11,000 Milestone partners globally, with PMT Security being the first and only integrator in ANZ to be awarded Diamond status.

“This is a great honour to be chosen and reflects our technical capability and commitment to Milestone,” said Darren Taylor, PMT Security’s managing director.

Diamond partners must meet a stringent selection criterion which include a high-end user customer satisfaction score using Milestone solutions, show dedication to the Milestone software platform and deliver expert national technical capability.

“Diamond Partners are considered experts within their field and have extensive training in and experience with our entire portfolio. They can fulfil installation requests for the most sophisticated, demanding projects,” said Jordan Cullis, Milestone’s country manager, Pacific.

PMT is wholly Australian owned company that provides a complete spectrum of customised security solutions. Founded in 1979, PMT has developed into one of the largest security companies within the Retail, Commercial & Government sectors. PMT Security has developed a reputation of quality and customer service excellence, whose capabilities have extended to provide a full suite of electronic and technology-based security solutions. For more information, see: