Bits 'n bytes
June 2006, News, Residential Estate (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!
- 19th AfricaCom conference
October 2016, News
The 19th instalment of AfricaCom conference and exhibition will take place from 15–18 November 2016, at the Cape Town International Conference Centre. The new, weeklong festival format (14-18 November) ...
- Ambassadors of security
October 2016, Technews Publishing, News
Welcome to the second volume of Hi-Tech Security Solutions’ Residential Estate Handbook. It’s only been six months since the first volume was released, but the response was such that we decided to do ...
- Fibre-to-the-home: The impact on your security
October 2016, This Week's Editor's Pick, IT infrastructure in security, Residential Estate (Industry)
Fibre-optics networks offer significant benefits to estates, both in the security field and further, as the growth in fibre-to-the-home installations proves.
- Fibre optic legal tips
October 2016, This Week's Editor's Pick, Security Services & Risk Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
Clair Cowan offers some tips for concluding an agreement for the installation of a fibre optic network.
- The law and electric fencing
October 2016, Stafix, This Week's Editor's Pick, Security Services & Risk Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
Ignorance of the law is no excuse. MJ Williamson looks at the law and estate perimeter electric security fencing.
- Security lighting in residential estates
October 2016, BFR Digital, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Residential Estate (Industry)
Lighting has become a large portion of the security budget for new lifestyle estates, with the expense mainly being the electrical infrastructure required to power these lights.
- Successful security is planned
October 2016, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Integrated Solutions, Residential Estate (Industry), Training, Conferences & Events
The second Residential Estate Security Conference, hosted by Hi-Tech Security Solutions in association with Rob Anderson was held recently in Durban, and saw delegates attending from all across South Africa.
- Serving 15 million experts
October 2016, G4S Secure Solutions, Omega Risk Solutions, Xone Integrated Security, This Week's Editor's Pick, Security Services & Risk Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked guarding companies what their take is on providing security solutions to residential estates.
- Tools maketh the guard
October 2016, Betatrac Telematic Solutions, Econz Wireless, Security Services & Risk Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
The correct use of technology improves the management of guarding tours and protects personnel. Hi-Tech Security Solutions looks at two solutions on the market currently.
- Guarding control with one device
October 2016, Active Track, Security Services & Risk Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
The Active Track is a handheld device engineered to improve the effectiveness of, and control over, internal and outsourced security services.
- Better decisions through training
October 2016, Elvey Security Technologies, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry), Training, Conferences & Events
Elvey Security Technologies offers the globally accredited Tavcom training courses on security technology and processes.
- Private security industry training in South Africa
October 2016, SAIS (SA Institute of Security), This Week's Editor's Pick, Residential Estate (Industry), Training, Conferences & Events
All aspects of the private security industry worldwide are heavily reliant upon the competence of their staff, whether they be guards, response officers, designers, installers, investigators, consultants or managers.