|Lost your keys? There’s an app for that
August 2014, Technews Publishing, News
Working on a magazine like Hi-Tech Security Solutions makes it easy to forget that all the technology that is dominating the security industry these days doesn’t really impact most people’s lives very ...
|Home is where the surveillance is
July 2014, Technews Publishing, News
South Africa is generally pretty isolated from the big news happenings in the First World and we sometimes only feel the effects of global events long after, which is fortunate in some cases and unfortunate ...
|The globality of integrated solutions
June 2014, Technews Publishing, News
The security industry is big on integration at the moment. If some of the people in the know were to be believed, you would think this is a new concept just invented. Of course integration has been around ...
|The flexibility of ethics
May 2014, Technews Publishing, News
By now I’m sure everyone has heard of the masses of information the NSA in America is collecting from everywhere in its efforts to combat terrorism in America – well that’s the official line anyway. And ...
April 2014, Technews Publishing, News
Before I get onto this month’s editor’s note, have you received your CCTV Handbook 2014 with Hi-Tech Security Solutions? You should have. It’s awesome and you shouldn’t miss it. If your Handbook was ...
|Jobs, who needs them?
March 2014, Technews Publishing, News
This has been an interesting month full of gruesome logic failures, a maniacal lack of common sense, some potentially positive happenings, an international answer to user authentication issues (admittedly ...
|Who is your competition?
February 2014, Technews Publishing, News
As you recovered from your December break and adjusted to your first days back in the slave galley, you may have noticed a news article about Google buying a company called Nest Labs for just over $3 ...
|Surreptitious, behind the scenes goings on?
January 2014, Technews Publishing, News
The Security Industry Alliance (SIA) held its annual conference in mid-November with a number of industry leaders speaking on a variety of topics. What was clear from the speakers is that the industry ...
|Social media for the rest of us
November 2013, Technews Publishing, News
As I write this, Twitter has just listed its shares on the stock exchange and made a few billionaires and millionaires. Sad to say, I don’t fall into either of those categories. However, it does bring ...
|Maybe it's time to panic
October 2013, Technews Publishing, News
I spoke to someone dealing in identity authentication recently and he was telling me how some of South Africa’s business leaders are dead against the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act. According ...
|Non-compliance is standard
September 2013, Hitech Micro Systems, Technews Publishing, News
An interesting thing happened on the way to the September issue of Hi-Tech Security Solutions. We have a feature on standards, but we’ve ended up with many articles dealing with standards in different ...
|Full of stuff you need to know
August 2013, Hi-Tech Security Solutions, News
If you’re feeling weighed down, it’s because we have a huge issue this month. We have 120 pages of all the stuff you need to know about security, including a few interesting case studies (and one about ...