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April 2005, News
Securex has come and gone, and what a show it was - by all accounts bigger and better than any Securex show before it. Exhibitors seemed happy with the visitors the show drew, and also went out of their way to show off their products on some pretty state-of-the-art stands - all very geared to attracting the attention of the visitors and I hope that those who exhibited get all the return on investment that they deserve, and then some!
From Securex to SecuTech, which is where I am off to as soon as I have finished penning this editorial. I will be on the lookout for innovative moves and products to report back on in next month's issue. And then on to Ifsec, which is the traditional launchpad for many a new product in the security industry. So much to protect and secure and so many new ways in which to do that.
But innovation and improvement clearly breeds cleverer criminals. With all the car-watch people in and around the streets and shopping centre parking lots as well as the availability of a range of vehicle tracking devices to suit almost every pocket, we can (sort of) safely assume our cars are safe. Then along comes yet another convergence of physical and logical security - a new virus that targets on-board car computers.
According to a report in the Tribune on 6 February ( http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?art_id=vn20050206103 416386C152071&set _id=1&click_id =31&sf=) owners of such vehicles could be in for an onslaught of infections by such viruses following reports from the United States that the on-board computers of certain Lexus models in that country had been infected via cellphones. Figures quoted put the number of infected vehicles at around 150 000!
Glancing through this issue you will notice that we feature a fair amount of feedback from Securex, but we also have our usual dose of opinion pieces, news items and features.
The ever-insightful Dr Craig Donald looks at 'Deciding on the extent of surveillance coverage' and Will Klopper of Sony argues the business case for networked video monitoring. For this and a whole lot more, read on.
Till next month,
- Another day, another attack
July 2017, Technews Publishing, News
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- Residential Estate Security Conference 2017
July 2017, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, News, Conferences & Events
Hi-Tech Security Solutions, in cooperation with Rob Anderson, will be hosting a full day conference covering residential estate security in Johannesburg on 15 August 2017.
- ASSA ABLOY acquires Inhep
July 2017, Inhep Electronics Holdings, This Week's Editor's Pick, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, News
Inhep is the latest South Africa security designer and manufacturer to be snapped up by ASSA ABLOY. It seems that local is internationally lekker.
- Axis moves to new offices
July 2017, Axis Communications SA, News
Axis Communications has moved its Johannesburg offices to The Crossing, 372 Main Road in Bryanston, only a short distance from its old offices.
- Morpho becomes OT-MORPHO
July 2017, Morpho South Africa, News, Access Control & Identity Management
Safran has announced the completion of the sale of its identity and security activities to Advent International for Euro 2.4 billion.
- Dahua secures its IoT
July 2017, Dahua Technology, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, News
Dahua Technology announced its selection of Synopsys to enhance the security of its Internet of Things (IoT) devices and solutions.
- Sensor first to offer a 5-year warranty
July 2017, Sensor Security Systems, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, News
Sensor Security takes the lead and offers 5-year warranty for all Hikvision network IP equipment.
- Crest launches SkillsGrid
July 2017, News, Security Services & Risk Management
Crest Advisory Arica has announced its appointment as certified consultants for SkillsGrid, an intelligent system designed to assist in deploying people optimally in the workplace.
- Avigilon integrates Virdi
July 2017, Avigilon, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management
Avigilon Access Control Manager integrated with Virdi’s biometric system provides additional authentication for sites requiring a high level of security.
- Mtrack declares WAR
July 2017, News, Asset Management, EAS, RFID
Mtrack is announcing its latest hardware platform, the MtrackWAR, the next level of technology in wireless asset tracking and recovery.
- New brand open day for Came BPT
July 2017, Came BPT South Africa, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management
Came BPT South Africa held open days on 6 and 7 June 2017 at its Johannesburg office in order to have customers experience the new Came BPT brand as well as the new VisionBPT and MileSight ranges.
- Stallion hosts open day
July 2017, This Week's Editor's Pick, News, Security Services & Risk Management
Stallion Security hosted an open day in June in which clients and potential clients were invited to the company’s Johannesburg headquarters to learn more about the company and the various services it ...