|Welcome to the age of inter-trustability
September 2016, Technews Publishing, News
The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a lot of airtime right now. The IoT is the global network of the future where everything is connected to everything. It’s not a future technology ...
|Skills, problem or potential?
August 2016, Technews Publishing, News
We’ve all heard about the skills shortage in the security business as well as almost every other business segment in the country. And as we have become accustomed to, the government is doing nothing to ...
|Who is responsible? You are!
July 2016, Technews Publishing, News
Gone are the days of installing IP cameras without a care about security; and by that I mean information security or cyber security, or whatever you want to call it. A security company, Sucuri, was recently ...
|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 ...