Biodegradable security seals for SA
April 2019, This Week's Editor's Pick, Asset Management, EAS, RFID, News, Security Services & Risk Management
The problem of billions of non-biodegradable plastic straws ending up in the world’s oceans has received much attention of late. This prompted local security seal specialist, TruSeal, to investigate environmentally friendly options for its range of tamper-evident plastic security seals.
“We use a lot of plastic in the security seal industry, the seals are used to secure moveable goods and high-value assets in several logistics-based industries, including the retail and supply chain environments. They are ubiquitous and, once used, have the potential to become an environmental nuisance if not properly managed,” says TruSeal director, Brent Cramer.
“Currently, plastics only break down into smaller constituent parts. While saving landfill space, this has remained a source of concern for some time and so we’re pleased to have sourced a green solution to the issue of using once-off-use plastics, adding to the carbon footprint of several client industries,” explains Cramer.
The new TruSeal product extension is produced from a special biodegradable material sourced from Malaysia. Once this material comes into contact with an environment like a landfill – or even a compost heap – where certain naturally-occurring microbes are present, it will begin to biodegrade. “This is an incredible solution to a burgeoning issue for our industry,” adds Cramer.
Biodegradable security seals are used by a mere handful of companies across the globe, with TruSeal being the first in South Africa to roll out this green solution. The company says it is preparing
250 000 biodegradable security seals for delivery across South Africa in the first quarter of 2019. From this first green option, TruSeal will eventually phase in a biodegradable option across all of its product lines.
For more information contact TruSeal, +27 11 762 1040, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.truseal.co.za
- ASIS Security Technology Concepts day
April 2019, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, Security Services & Risk Management
ASIS SA kicked the tyres of a few technologies at its first Security Technology Concepts day in February.
- Securing a reliable source of backup power
April 2019, Drensky Technologies, Mustek Security Technologies, Specialised Battery Systems, Security Services & Risk Management
Dependence on a reliable and stable source of electrical power is a part of everyday life, whether for an individual or a business.
- The value of having a maintenance contract or SLA
April 2019, Johnson Controls, Mustek Security Technologies, Security Services & Risk Management
A maintenance contract or SLA offers a company peace of mind regarding the functioning of their security installation.
- More than locking the door
April 2019, Technews Publishing, Salto Systems Africa, ZKTeco, Entertainment and Hospitality (Industry), Access Control & Identity Management, Asset Management, EAS, RFID
Electronic locks offer hotels far more than simply a more convenient way to manage doors, they can be integrated into a host of other systems and services.
- Visible light facial recognition
April 2019, ZKTeco, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions
ZKTeco recently expanded its reach in the facial recognition market with the launch of its new series of visible light facial recognition (VLFR) products.
- 2019 Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer
March 2019, This Week's Editor's Pick, Integrated Solutions, IT infrastructure
A majority of businesses that use IoT technology agree that it has either disrupted their industry or will do so in the next five years.
- When cybercrime affects health and safety
April 2019, This Week's Editor's Pick, Cyber Security
The threat of a category-one cyber-attack is that everything could seem right – the readings on the meter could be fine, checklists would be followed, and equipment would work – yet danger could still unfold.
- Cathexis wraps up successful national roadshow
April 2019, Cathexis Technologies, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, News, Conferences & Events, Training & Education
Cathexis Technologies successfully concluded its national CathexisVision Roadshow. With events held in Durban, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
- Milestone Systems launches Milestone Marketplace
April 2019, Milestone Systems, This Week's Editor's Pick
Milestone Systems introduces Milestone Marketplace, a digital platform for the video technology industry that connects buyers and sellers to co-create solutions.
- CCTV operators’ duties to response personnel at crime scenes
April 2019, Leaderware, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Security Services & Risk Management
Control room operators often have a responsibility to monitor response scenes that go beyond the initial detection and response relationship.
- Cyber/physical perils in hospitality
April 2019, Wolfpack Information Risk, This Week's Editor's Pick, Cyber Security, Entertainment and Hospitality (Industry)
How can we prepare for our holidays and avoid becoming the victim of a scam or data breach?
- Better energy savings than BMS
April 2019, Johnson Controls, Integrated Solutions, Security Services & Risk Management
Central plant optimisation software provides better energy savings than BMS control alone.