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AVA receives first orders for BQT Australian Government contract

AVA Risk Group Limited (ASX: AVA), is pleased to report that it has received the first purchase orders for BQT smart readers from the Department of Human Services (DHS). Details of the Australian Government contract were previously announced to the market in mid 2018.

The contract estimates that requirements will be for the provision of approximately 6,500 readers and additional associated equipment over a planned implementation period of approximately two years.

Estimated revenue from DHS over the contract period at the anticipated volumes is expected to be A$1.8 million to A$1.9 million. It is noted that the Australian Government reserves the right at its absolute discretion to vary the requirements and the implementation period.

Under the terms of the contract, the high security smart reader solution proposed by AVA and accepted by the end-user, will also be available to all Australian Government departments as part of the tender conditions and subsequent contract award. This may facilitate direct sourcing opportunities for other government departments.

AVA Risk Group CEO Scott Basham said: “BQT’s custom high security smart cards and biometric readers have been trusted to protect access to some of Australia’s most critical government facilities for more than a decade. In fact, BQT has been selected as the provider of choice for numerous government facilities around the globe. With its comprehensive portfolio of innovative, high-security solutions, we are confident that BQT’s footprint will continue grow in government and other key strategic sectors.”

About the Ava Group

The Ava Group, comprising world leading technology divisions Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) and BQT Solutions (BQT) is a market leader in the provision of risk management services and technologies, trusted by some of the most security conscious commercial, industrial, military and government clients in the world.

The Group features a range of complementary solutions including intrusion detection for perimeters, pipelines and data networks, biometric and card access control as well as the secure international logistics and storage of high value assets. Through decades of innovation, the Ava Group continues to build upon a comprehensive portfolio of premium services and technologies for the most complex and demanding markets.

Our business truly serves a global market, with our knowledgeable team spread across six continents, providing market and industry expertise directly to customers. With thousands of sites protected, the Ava Group is proven to deliver first class services and technologies that surpass the expectations of our partners and end users.


For more information on this announcement please contact Leigh Davis, CFO

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Ava Group to Demonstrate Latest Technology and Innovations at ISC West 2019, Las Vegas – April 10-12, 2019.

Ava Group (AVA), a market leader in security risk management services and technology will be showcasing its portfolio of security solutions at ISC West – Las Vegas, booth 25103.  ISC West is the largest converged security industry trade show in the US with the exhibition taking place from April 10-12th. The event provides a major platform for professional networking, sourcing new suppliers and introducing new products and technologies, encompassing everything from access control to unmanned vehicles. ISC West also includes the SIA Education@ISC conference programme, running from April 9-11th.

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BQT Solutions launches Orca – new industry-leading high-strength, weatherproof and fully integrated lock

AUCKLAND, Jan. 10 – BQT Solutions, a market leader in high security card and biometric readers and locks, has launched its new Orca weatherproof lock which provides industry-leading strength, unparalleled environmental durability and seamless access control integration for securing gates, roller doors, shipping containers, and any other large door or entryway.

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Ava Group to Showcase Security Risk Management Solutions at GSX, Las Vegas – September 25-27, 2018

Ava Group (AVA), a market leader in security risk management technology is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at GSX, booth 3830. Global Security Exchange (GSX), formerly the Annual Seminar and Exhibits and powered by ASIS claims to be the most comprehensive security event in the world. The event is focused on networking and education with a range of in-show features and a comprehensive conference schedule all taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Ava Group will be presenting the latest solutions from its technology division with a brand new booth, incorporating Future Fibre Technologies and BQT Solutions. The Ava Group is a market leader of risk management services and technologies, offering a portfolio of complementary solutions encompassing both fibre optic intrusion detection and biometric and card access control.

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BQT Solutions (BQT) Showcases Latest Access Control Innovations at ISC West, Las Vegas, 11-13 April 2018


BQT Solutions, a market leader in high security card and biometric readers and locks, will be exhibiting at ISC West in Las Vegas on April 10-13 at booth 20134.  The company is proud to be showcasing a selection of new innovations this year including the YG10 Roller Door lock, which is also featured in ISC West’s new product showcase.

BQT Solutions provides a wide range of both off-the-shelf products and customized access control solutions. BQT is trusted by some of the most high-risk organisations in the world and works with major system integrators, security consultants and end users to develop tailored solutions that fulfil a range of access control requirements.

Daniel DeBlasio, Vice President of Sales, BQT Solutions America, Inc comments, “BQT is excited to see that the market is further embracing the convergence of Physical Access and IT, a trend that we at BQT Solutions have embraced from the beginning with our approach to open platforms. ISC West is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate to customers how BQT is continuing to bring new and exciting innovations that enable them to get the best out of their access control solution.”

BQT Solutions is also pleased to announce the impending launch of their latest roller door lock – YG80 or Orca lock. BQT has built on the success of the highly popular YG10 to offer a host of additional features to cater to a broader range of applications. These include a tamper detection switch and an internal heater for cold storage and transportation environment requirements. Furthermore, the YG80 is powered by a Super Capacitor instead of a battery backup, ensuring increased reliability and life expectancy. The unit is highly robust in extreme weather conditions, with a 3‐meter flying cable through an IP68 rated cable gland. This lock will be available from August 2018.

BQT’s products will also be featured by Future Fibre Technologies at booth 19125. Together, Future Fibre Technologies and BQT comprise the technology division of the newly formed FFT Group, the result of FFT’s successful takeover of BQT’s parent company, MaxSec. The new group is well placed as a market leader of risk management services and technologies, already trusted by some of the most security conscious commercial, industrial, military and government clients in the world. Visitors can benefit from a broader portfolio of complementary solutions encompassing both fibre optic intrusion detection and biometric and card access control.

Mark Horton, Global Sales and Marketing Director (Technology Division) remarked, “We are pleased to have FFT and BQT exhibiting together this year. ISC West represents another step towards integrating both companies so that we can offer our collective customer base a more comprehensive range of solutions to protect their businesses. I look forward to introducing current customers to a second range of high quality products that offers clear synergies with the solutions they are already familiar with. Both companies manufacture market leading products that are now available from a single source, for those requiring a superior risk mitigation solution.”

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