Bits 'n bytes
June 2006, News, Residential (Industry)
Access control, as we have covered extensively in Hi-Tech Security Solutions and particularly in the annual Access Control Handbook, is becoming an increasingly more important part of our daily lives. We have come to accept it when we enter premises - mostly for business purposes - but if we take a look at what is happening at schools we realise just how vulnerable our children are in places where we leave them to be educated.
On 17 May a 15-year-old schoolgirl was shot in the leg when a gun went off accidentally while a schoolboy was playing with it in a classroom of a Durban school (read a report of the incident at http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id =vn20060518013649546C101421">).
And this just two days after safety measures in public and independent schools were discussed by provincial heads of Education Departments in Pretoria ( http://www.info.gov. za/speeches/2006/06051609151001.htm)
The Director-General of the Department of Education, Duncan Hindle, and the nine provincial heads of education met on 15 May to discuss school safety measures at public and independent schools.
The Heads of Education Departments Committee (HEDCOM) approved additional amendments of safety measures in schools. The amendments will be forwarded to the provincial MECs and the minister of education, Ms Naledi Pandor, MP, this month for approval.
The Regulations for School Safety Measures under the South African Schools Act were first passed in October 2001 and those for independent schools in August 2004. These Regulations must be seen as support to the applicable laws of the country.
The existing Regulations state that all schools have been declared 'drug free and dangerous object free zones'.
Call me ignorant, but I have to question what is being done to enforce these regulations and who, in fact, is actually doing it. More about that in next month's issue...
This month our feature looks at an issue that affects each and every one of us - security in the residential sector. Check out ('Connected homes: create convenience, security and cost savings') to see what is new, what the trends are and what can be done to make your home a safer place.
I hope to see all of you at Securex!
- 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 ...
- Cyber security outlook
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Hi-Tech Security Solutions takes a brief look at what’s happening in the world of cyber security going into 2016.
- The 10 percent risk
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EMPS, South Africa’s oldest background screening company, has just released Annual Screening Report Findings for 2015.
- Financing for security solutions
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- RDC’s charity volleyball day
February 2016, Radio Data Communications, News
Due to numerous requests from teams who participated in previous RDC Charity Volleyball events, RDC is pleased to announce it is in the process of organising another volleyball day in 2016.
- Anviz opens SA branch
February 2016, News, Access Control & Identity Management
Anviz Global announced the launch of its South African branch in November 2015, trading under the name Anviz SA.
- Milestone appoints new partners
February 2016, Milestone Systems, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, IT infrastructure in security
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- Regal to distribute Paxton
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Paxton has announced the addition of a new distribution partner in South Africa, Regal Security Distributors.
- Dahua hosts ONVIF plugfest
February 2016, Dahua Technology, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Dahua Technology recently hosted the 13th ONVIF Developer’s Plugfest at its headquarters in Hangzhou, China, with more than 57 senior technical experts from various manufacturers in attendance.
- Securex West Africa in March
February 2016, News
The most established and only dedicated security and public safety event to serve the government and private sectors of West Africa is returning in March for its sixth instalment.
- New guard management system
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After 12 months of development, OnGuard has launched a complimentary web-based rostering system that will offer convenience to existing customers. The system will allow customers to quickly and easily ...
- Securexpo East Africa boosts local security industry
February 2016, News, Training, Conferences & Events
Securexpo East Africa took place for the first time last September at the Visa Oshwal Centre in Nairobi and has been hailed as a great success from both visitors and exhibitors alike.