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New integration for contactless biometric temperature and mask detection
Gallagher Security, a global access control solutions company, and Invixium, a manufacturer of touchless biometric solutions, announced the integration between Gallagher Command Centre and Invixium’s IXM WEB software to deliver contactless biometric temperature and mask detection solutions.

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Always-connected 5G PC cybersecurity
Sophos has announced its plans to provide Sophos Intercept X endpoint protection for 5G PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon compute platforms, providing users with next-generation security through an always-on, always-connected PC environment.

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Touchless access control for the new pandemic reality
Bosch has released version 4.8 of its Building Integration System (BIS), which offers safe, touchless access control solutions to curb the spread of viruses like COVID-19; it supports biometric and mobile device authentication and provides building managers with enhanced integration of fire panels and intrusion panels.

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Call for nominations for the inaugural South African OSPAs
Editor's Choice

Entry to the inaugural South African Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPA) is open and anyone who provides a service to the security sector in South Africa can enter. Winners will be announced in collaboration with the Securex South Africa team in June 2021.
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ONVIF announces new chairman
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced the appointment of Leonid Levit as the new chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee, replacing Per Björkdahl who is stepping down after nine years.
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Jian: The double-edged cyber sword
Editor's Choice, Cyber Security

A Chinese-affiliated attack group (APT31) cloned and actively used an American-affiliated attack group’s (Equation Group) cyber-offensive tool codenamed EpMe. Both attack tools exploit a then unknown Windows vulnerability for elevating the privileges of the attacker on the infected machine.
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Monitoring cables over the Rhine
Dallmeier Electronic Southern Africa , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

The Cologne Cable Car project is the first undertaking in the world in which the patented Panomera camera technology is used to monitor a cable car carrying rope in order to guarantee the passengers' safety at all times.
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Securing your data centre
Suprema, Access Control & Identity Management

The threat of physical breaches into data centres is real and requires a coordinated security strategy using a layered approach.
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ATG launches contactless access control
Access Control & Identity Management

While South Africa waits hopefully for reduced COVID-19 numbers, lockdown restrictions and an expedited vaccine rollout, businesses nationwide are resuming operations as normally as possible, adopting contactless sign-in procedures for added safety.
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Safety, comfort and convenience in the connected home
Legrand Southern Africa, Smart Home Automation

As part of Legrand’s ELIOT programme, the company offers home automation solutions that encompass advanced technology and modern aesthetics, to meet all control requirements for the connected home.
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Trust but monitor: secure access in COVID times
IT infrastructure

Wrapped up into a single pane of glass, delivered as a service, with seamless security for the user and the administrator, SASE will ensure perfect secrecy for all your employees – onsite and remote, technical or technophobe, malicious or technologically illiterate.
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MSPs should think small for success
Security Services & Risk Management

Check Point’s new Quantum Spark security gateways for SMBs bring major new Security-as-a-Service opportunities to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) while offering customers complete threat prevention with easy, intuitive management and integrated communication capability.
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Start your POPIA compliance journey
Security Services & Risk Management

Head of legal and chief privacy officer at LAWtrust, Rian Schoeman, says it is time to look thoroughly at South African businesses and how far they are with their Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) compliance journey.
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Hybrid networks and how we can secure them
Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice

The majority of today’s security solutions are simply not fast enough, nor smart or responsive enough, don’t operate in enough places, and can’t adapt as quickly as today’s businesses require across cloud and on-site and increasingly hybrid environments.
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What to do in a mall robbery
Security Services & Risk Management

Shopping centres and malls are often targets for robberies and other criminal acts. Knowing what to do in the event of a mall robbery could save your life or the life of a loved one.
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SHA Risk Specialists launches MyCyberDNA and Bitdefender for SMMEs
News

In an agreement concluded in conjunction with One Loyalty, SHA Risk Specialists (a division of Santam Limited and the largest niche casualty insurance provider on the African continent) has launched the MyCyberDNA and Bitdefender solutions to its clients.
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Crosscall seals distribution agreement with Kemtek
News

The French brand, Crosscall, was first introduced to the South African market in July 2019. It has now announced its range of durable mobile phones and accessories will be available to Kemtek’s more than 700 South African resellers and distribution network across the SADC region.
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Innovative security for retail chain
Elvey Security Technologies , Retail (Industry)

Local installer Locksecure, known for its out-of-the box approach to designing and installing bespoke security systems, and Elvey developed custom security solutions for a South African retail chain that was implemented at all the retailer’s stores throughout South Africa.
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Risk investigation and AI (free booklet)
News

ISIO and IFPO have endorsed a new booklet, AI: Merging Technologies and Manpower for Security Criminology-Risk Investigation Management, which is available for free download.
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Next generation of mobile ID
IDEMIA , News

Mobile ID is a digitised version of a physical driver’s licence that allows citizens to control their identity via an app on their smartphone.
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The best DJ in biometrics
Technews Publishing, iPulse Systems, Editor's Choice

From a DJ to South Africa’s security industry disruptor, Gary Chalmers is leading the market into the ‘as-a-service’ business model.
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Biometrics Selection Guide 2021
Biometrics Selection Guide, Access Control & Identity Management

The Biometrics Selection Guide 2021 incorporates a number of hardware and software biometric identification systems aimed at the access and identity management market of today.
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Access Selection Guide 2021
Access Selection Guide, Access Control & Identity Management

The Access Selection Guide 2021 includes a range of devices geared specifically for the access control and identity management market.
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Sustaining business continuity
Security Services & Risk Management

Unpacking the value of sustainable business continuity in a landscape defined by complexity and uncertainty.
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New drop arm barrier provides unimpeded access
Turnstar Systems, Access Control & Identity Management

The Turnstar Dynamic Drop Arm Barrier is ideal for indoors where it provides high levels of security for medium-volume pedestrian access requirements.
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Pay-per-use AI analytics
Editor's Choice

IoT Revolution Technologies has come to market with a new way of managing and analysing video feeds from any cameras, even analogue cameras, in a manner and at a cost most won’t believe until they see it.
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SALTO offers touch-free access control
Salto Systems Africa, Access Control & Identity Management

The Wave XS is a smart, fast and reliable access control solution with a touchless button that permits easy and clean operation for a large number of activator devices.
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Information visibility is key for brand protection
Cyber Security

High-value employees now give away more information in the social media age than ever before and businesses need a solution that will immediately block, hide or remove racial slurs, sensitive data like credit card numbers, competitor posts, scams, malicious links and more.
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IoT platform for smart surveillance cameras
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

The Security & Safety Things IoT platform for smart cameras has been deployed at the ArenA, home to Dutch soccer champion team AFC Ajax and the Amsterdam Innovation ArenA, a living laboratory established by the ArenA and the City of Amsterdam to enable development and testing of innovative stadium and smart city solutions.
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Top ten security industry trends in 2021
Hikvision South Africa, Editor's Choice

Several significant shifts in the use of technology are expected to accelerate in 2021, for example, increasing multi-perception technologies, the convergence of security systems, the popularity of artificial intelligence, and the rise of cloud solutions.
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StarSign Key Fob: a biometric access device
Access Control & Identity Management

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has announced the StarSign Key Fob, a unique biometric solution for employee access to company assets at the highest security level, in a convenient way.
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Creating a safe retail environment
Duxbury Networking, Retail (Industry)

Stores generally draw heavy foot traffic, making it a challenge for retailers to keep customers and employees safe from unexpected incidents; the ability to promptly react to accidents and events is a therefore a priority when choosing a retail surveillance solution.
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Beyond recognising faces
Leaderware, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

What is the role of CCTV in identification when you can’t identify people’s faces due to everyone wearing a mask? The fact that one can identify the face of a person who has been on the scene has always been an essential part of evidence generation that helps catch and convict criminals.
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3-in-1 smart communicator
Elvey Security Technologies , Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

The Permaconn communication solutions provide a private and secure network, which ensures alarm signals are securely delivered from the protected premises to the monitoring centre.
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Bosch secures unmanned train depots
Bosch Building Technologies, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

One of the largest public train operators in the United Kingdom, Southeastern Rail Network, now relies on a smart video security solution from Bosch to secure twelve train depots, including five unmanned locations, against theft and intrusion.
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Improving the intrusion industry
Technews Publishing, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

Improving the performance of alarm and intrusion detection technicians has been a passion throughout Bryan Rudolph’s career in the security industry.
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Insight: Fire safety in malls
XtraVision, Retail (Industry)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked Nick Grange, MD of XtraVision, for some insights into fire safety in malls.
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Top emerging technologies to watch in 2021
Editor's Choice

Foresight 2021 from Lux Research ranks the technologies and trends that will change the world over the next decade.
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