|Necessary evil or critical ingredient?
June 2016, Technews Publishing, News
You can say it a million times and a billion people will agree with you, but we all do it anyway. Security is still not seen as a necessary component of business, not even IT, and is therefore still a ...
|It’s show time
May 2016, Technews Publishing, News
Securex 2016 is upon us. It’s been almost a year of hard work for the organisers as they rushed to get everything ready, as well as a lot of planning and preparations from the exhibitors as they decide ...
|Home is where the security opportunities are
April 2016, Technews Publishing, News
It seems that the surveillance market, despite research companies like IHS seeing the potential for an average growth rate of 20% until 2019, is looking for new markets. Almost every camera manufacturer ...
|No security required
February 2016, Technews Publishing, News
The start of the year always brings out a host of predictions about everything. Sometimes the predictions are worth reading, but many predictions are quite predictable and repeated ad nauseam.
One of ...
|All is revealed
January 2016, Technews Publishing, News
I’ve always been puzzled by the decisions people make when buying security, specifically surveillance solutions. From talking to various people, it seems certain that customers almost always ignore good ...
|Your IP camera is a computer
November 2015, Technews Publishing, News
It’s a sad fact that in the security industry, cost more often than not clinches the deal. This is not always the case as there are some people out there buying security because they know what they want ...
|It’s education, stupid
October 2015, Technews Publishing, News
As South Africa’s official education system continues plummeting to the bottom of the global table in terms of what our kids are taught and the quality of the individuals teaching them, it’s even more ...
|You’re on your own
September 2015, Technews Publishing, News
I had a strange experience recently. I have been a ‘member’ of an online site for some time, a few years actually, in order to receive a weekly email from them. This was not an important site in that ...
|Marketing vs. reality
August 2015, Technews Publishing, News
The security industry has really got its work cut out for it. In South Africa, most of us are more focused on the physical security side of things due to the country’s extreme levels of crime and the ...
|Solutions are us
July 2015, Technews Publishing, News
Hi-Tech Security Solutions took some time out to visit IFSEC UK once again this year to keep an eye on what’s happening internationally in the security market. As always, IFSEC did not disappoint. It’s ...
|No effect at all
June 2015, Technews Publishing, News, This Week's Editor's Pick
There has been an enormous amount of discomfort in the South African security industry lately after the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Act had the 51% clause sneaked into it – who would ...
|A month of surveillance
April 2015, Technews Publishing, News
The surveillance industry always has something happening, either in the technology arena where the latest inventions are being brought to market, or on the business side where the deals are made that ...