Security trends for 2022

Issue 1 2022 Access Control & Identity Management

Covid-19 and lockdown have made companies and organisations look at things differently, regarding applications and usages of CCTV and access control. Due to concerns of touching surfaces and even each other, many companies are looking at different ways to safeguard their staff and visitors.

Through the use of IoT smart solutions, CCTV analytics and touchless technology, many companies are now in a position to regulate the access of their staff and visitors. Through touchless technology, there is a lower chance of transmission of bacteria and viruses and the devices do not need to be wiped down every few minutes.

Does this mean that we are back to tags and cards? Absolutely not. Touchless technology means that you can use or operate a device without touching it and the use of human-machine interfaces allows for camera-based gestures, proximity-enabled screens, voice recognition and eye-tracking technology.

One can now even pay for things at a supermarket by simply using your cellphone. Touchless technology is seen in everyday items such as hand-sanitisers, motion-activated taps, touchless exit buttons and more. Security trends indicate a strong shift towards the use of cellphones and mobile devices, palm-reading devices and facial recognition solutions to monitor ingress and egress of visitors and staff.

Suspicious vehicles or persons of concern can be flagged by comparing their number plates or faces to a database. Staff can pay for meals in canteens and gain access to offices by simply producing their mobile device. One can even analyse the shopping trends in retail stores using touchless technology.

At LD Africa, we supply the equipment designed for these specific solutions. Our products are internationally recognised and are applied both locally and internationally by numerous companies.


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Further reading:

Avoiding human error at ports
LD Africa Transport (Industry) CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring Products Logistics (Industry)
LD Africa introduced a local port to the AxxonSoft Port Security System ,a solution that helps overcome the element of human error and eliminate paperwork.

Revamping Liberty Life’s reception area
Turnstar Systems Access Control & Identity Management Commercial (Industry)
Turnstar supplied and installed four Speedgate Express lanes, each 550 mm wide, as well as two Pulse Special Needs Gates for wheelchair access to Liberty Life.

Hybrid licence plate recognition
ZKTeco Products Access Control & Identity Management Transport (Industry) Logistics (Industry)
The ZKTeco LPRS2000 is a hybrid-recognition vehicle management terminal that combines the latest high-performance UHF reader.

Suprema joins FiRa Consortium
Suprema News Access Control & Identity Management
Suprema recently became a member of the FiRa Consortium, a consultative body that establishes standards for ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, the next generation of wireless communication.

Physical security at distribution centre
Turnstar Systems Transport (Industry) Access Control & Identity Management Products Logistics (Industry)
Turnstar’s Velocity Raptors create a high-security physical barrier at Massmart’s new 75 000 m2 distribution centre in Riversands, Johannesburg .

Integrated smart parking management
ZKTeco Access Control & Identity Management Transport (Industry) Products Logistics (Industry)
ZKTeco smart parking management provides a solution for both small parking lots and busy multi-story car parks, providing maximum efficiency, transparency and security.

UHF RFID standalone terminal
ZKTeco Products Access Control & Identity Management Transport (Industry) Logistics (Industry)
The U2000 increases access control functions and supports TCP/IP communication, Wiegand in/out, two relays, third-party electric locks, door sensors and exit buttons.

PALMKI palm vein recognition technology
Access Control & Identity Management Products
Tactile Technologies has announced the launch of Palmki, a palm vein recognition solution developed and marketed by PerfectID, a Belgian company.

ATG Digital launches solution for emergencies
Access Control & Identity Management Asset Management, EAS, RFID
ATG Digital has launched a Roll Call feature on its app to assist SHEQ managers and safety officers who cite attendance records in an emergency as one of their biggest challenges.

UHF and Bluetooth multi-technology reader
Evolving Management Solutions Products Access Control & Identity Management
The SPECTRE nano offers hands-free identification of the vehicle and/or the driver, as well as interoperable and multi-protocol secure identification.