From the editor's desk: Signs of life?

Issue 2 2022 News

Welcome to the latest issue of Hi-Tech Security Solution. The big news in this issue is the Securex Preview which, although smaller than in the past, is still a great (late) start to the year as it means that Securex is back and going ahead as scheduled. The preview is just a sample of what you can expect at the event.

Andrew Seldon, Editor

After two years in the wilderness, the show is back on and as can be expected, some of the old staples are back while some are missing. International visitors are one of the missing exhibitors, possibly due to Covid uncertainty. Nevertheless, there are also a few new names on the list which means there will be something for everyone to see. Who knows, we may have a laugh and see another genius stealing a laptop at a show that has CCTV cameras all over the place (for those who remember the 2019 show when a clever chap did exactly that).

Be sure to stop by the Hi-Tech Security Solutions stand. This year we want to hear from the industry about what they would like to see in Hi-Tech Security Solutions, how they would like to see it and when. Your input would be appreciated and you may even get some popcorn in return.

And if you look at the other articles in this issue you will see other signs of life. By that I mean signs of life in the local security industry. Stallion is expanding and we will be seeing them in the news again soon. Magix has built and launched a cloud-based cybersecurity service that is simple to run (on the front end, the back end is not quite that simple) and makes it easy to take care of many cyber issues companies today face. And Activeye is again expanding its AI rollout with a new product that works on almost any camera. Hopefully this means the economy as a whole is also showing signs of life.

With the recent flooding and chaos in KZN – if it’s not rioting then its nature – it’s worth mentioning that business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) are two topics we will be covering in our next issue. As with so much in the security and risk industries (or should that be industry since they are so closely related despite what some educated people may think), when it comes to BC and DR there are always two solutions.

The one is the cheap and nasty option where you tick a few boxes and if something really bad happens you are up the proverbial creek without a boat and then there is the effective option (which is not cheap but doesn’t have to be insanely expensive either), which allows businesses to recover and keep going. Not that it is easy to recover and get going after a serious emergency, but it can be done with the right planning and preparation.

We will be covering the planning and preparation bit in more detail in the next issue. If you have any comments or ideas about BC and/or DR, feel free to let me know at [email protected].


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