Bits 'n bytes
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,
- CCTV isn’t just CCTV anymore
April 2018, Technews Publishing, News
Sometimes it seems as if the world of surveillance is similar to the world of IT programming. Companies don’t want to hire new staff with no experience, nor do they want to spend the money training staff ...
- Are you not entertained?
April 2018, Technews Publishing, News
You will notice that your parcel from Hi-Tech Security Solutions this month is a bit larger than normal. In addition to the April issue you will also receive the CCTV Handbook 2018, consisting of 104 ...
- South Africa joins global artificial intelligence community
March 2018, News
Global non-profit organisation City.AI welcomes South Africa as a new member of its City.AI community. The first Cape Town City.AI event will take place on 27 March 2018.
- MiRO adds ZKTeco products
April 2018, MiRO Distribution, News, Access Control & Identity Management
MiRO has added the ZKTeco range of IP access control solutions to its growing portfolio.
- Augmented identity takes shape
April 2018, News, Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions
Idemia recently held its launch event in South Africa, to introduce the new company and clarify its focus on augmented identity going forward.
- Dahua launches consumer brand Lechange
April 2018, Zhejiang Dahua Technology, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products
Dahua Technology has launched a range of consumer products under the Lechange brand.
- Super Recognisers International trains first super recognisers worldwide
April 2018, News, Conferences & Events, Training & Education
A group of UK police officers, including internationally renowned Mike Neville who were involved in initiating and running super recognition projects within the Metropolitan police have now set up Super Recognisers International as a private initiative.
- Milestone appoints new VP for EMEA
April 2018, Milestone Systems, News
New Milestone VP to boost growth in the EMEA region and drive innovation in the partner community.
- Milestone focuses on performance and privacy
April 2018, Milestone Systems, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
With the latest update of Milestone XProtect 2018 R1 video management software, Milestone introduces client-side hardware acceleration with NVIDIA and enhanced privacy masking.
- IDS Pretoria is open for business
April 2018, News
IDS has announced the opening of its new branch in Pretoria, expanding its geographical footprint across South Africa, driven by customer need in the Tshwane region.
- Sensor Security expanding into wireless broadband
April 2018, Sensor Security Systems, This Week's Editor's Pick, News, IT infrastructure, Products
Sensor Security is expanding into a new product class: wireless, or more specifically, ultra-fast wireless broadband.
- An essential visit for Africa’s security professionals
April 2018, Securex South Africa , News, Conferences & Events, Training & Education
Visitor registration has gone live on the Securex South Africa 2018 website, so interested parties are encouraged to sign up now to ensure their free attendance at this year’s expo.