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Bomb threat landscape in South Africa
Over the past 25 years, South Africa has faced thousands of bomb threats and explosive incidents annually, imposing a significant economic burden on the nation, costing billions of rand.

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Zimbabwe's police nail criminal syndicate with facial recognition
NEC XON shared that its NeoFace Watch facial recognition system was successfully used by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to identify and apprehend a Chinese syndicate attempting to enter the country using fraudulent travel documents.

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Be wary of these scams this tax season
As we approach the end of August, millions of South Africans will log onto the SARS eFiling website or visit their closest branch to complete their tax returns, but scammers are also waiting to defraud with tax-related scams.

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SMART and secure estates in Cape Town
Technews Publishing, Axis Communications SA, Gallagher, DeepAlert, Nemtek Electric Fencing Products, Editor's Choice

In February 2024, SMART Security Solutions emigrated to the Western Cape to host its first SMART Estate Security Conference in the region in many years. For the day, we took over the prestigious D’Aria Wine Estate.
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Global video surveillance market returns to growth
Editor's Choice, Surveillance, News & Events

A report from Novaira Insights reveals that the global market for video surveillance hardware and software experienced a 3.4% growth in 2023, and is projected to grow by 8.4% in 2024.
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SMART Surveillance at the Indaba
SMART Security Solutions, Editor's Choice, Surveillance, Videos

SMART Security Solutions hosted its second SMART Surveillance conference, focusing on a range of topics related to the video surveillance market, on July 11th, 2024, at the Indaba Conference Centre in Fourways.
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Total cost of ownership (TCO) in network surveillance
Axis Communications SA, Editor's Choice, Surveillance

Failure to conduct thorough TCO analyses before purchasing and deploying can lead to significant consequences. This includes misjudging budgets, buying unnecessary products or parts, and generally underestimating or overestimating long-term security needs.
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Yssel Swanepoel appointed GM Surveillance and Analytics at NEC XON
NEC XON, News & Events

NEC XON has announced the appointment of Yssel Swanepoel as the new General Manager of Surveillance and Analytics, who looks forward to bringing world-class surveillance solutions to the African market.
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78% of organisations highly concerned about cloud security
Information Security, Infrastructure

As organisations develop and deploy more cloud applications, security becomes more complicated. Many organisations are adopting a hybrid or multi-cloud approach, which has expanded the attack surface and increased complexity.
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The new Eaton 5P Gen 2 UPS
Power Management, Products & Solutions

Intelligent power management company Eaton announced the launch of the Eaton 5P Gen 2 UPS, a compact and more efficient power solution for edge and IT needs.
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SA firms take nine months to detect data breaches
Information Security, Security Services & Risk Management

A human being can be conceived and brought into the world at roughly the same time a South African small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) becomes aware of and reports a data breach.
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Eight terabyte desktop SSD
Products & Solutions, Infrastructure

Western Digital has expanded its SanDisk portfolio with the new 8 TB SanDisk Desk Drive, its highest capacity yet on an external desktop solid state drive (SSD), also available with 4 TB
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Milestone Systems and Arcules join forces
Milestone Systems, News & Events, Surveillance

The merger combines Milestone and Arcules’ capabilities within video management software (VMS), video analytics and video surveillance as a service (VSaaS), providing a complete video technology offering.
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Paxton appoints new sales manager for Free State and Gauteng
Paxton, News & Events, Access Control & Identity Management

International security technology manufacturer Paxton has appointed Mercia Van Niekerk as the new Sales Manager for the Free State and Gauteng regions.
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Dahua’s new AIoT Console
Dahua Technology South Africa, IoT & Automation

With the rapid development of AI and IoT technology, the role of the NVR has had to adapt to keep up. Dahua Technology’s AIoT Console is the nerve centre of all devices on a network.
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SMEs Wake Up – You ARE the low-hanging fruit for cybercriminals
Information Security

Too often, small business owners underestimate the knowledge, skills, and ability of cybercriminals to pick the low-hanging fruit. Those are the businesses that are most likely to lack cybersecurity measures, because of the cost.
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Inaugural Gallagher Security Johannesburg networking roadshow
Gallagher, News & Events

Held at Johannesburg’s Foghound Coffee Company in Midrand from 11 to 12 June, security industry professionals gather at the inaugural Gallagher Security Johannesburg Networking Roadshow.
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MySecurityApp for SME security firms
Surveillance, Integrated Solutions

Solution House Software has introduced MySecurityApp, a platform that expedites security operations management for startup and growing security companies by delivering a comprehensive and user-friendly mobile app designed to simplify setting up and growing security companies’ operations.
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Expanded Cambium cnMatrix portfolio for enhanced network automation
Infrastructure, Products & Solutions

Duxbury Networking, a southern Africa distributor for Cambium Networks, has announced that Cambium has expanded its cnMatrix switch portfolio with enhanced network automation and the new EX3024F Fibre Aggregation Switch.
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Share large files securely and without delay
Infrastructure, Products & Solutions

Professional teams don't have to wait for large file uploads, dabble with insecure sharing platforms, or spend money on file servers and network storage. StorVault FileSpace is a South African solution providing fast, affordable, and secure file streaming.
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ONVIF launches new working groups for cloud, metadata and audio
News & Events, Surveillance

ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, is announcing the formation of three new working groups to tackle standardisation work in cloud connectivity, audio, and advanced metadata.
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Dallmeier receives ISO 27001 certification
Dallmeier Electronic Southern Africa , Surveillance, News & Events

Dallmeier has received ISO 27001 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS). The international standard for information security management ensures that companies meet the highest standards of data protection and data security.
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The importance of physical security in data centres
OPTEX, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Integrated Solutions

In today's digital age, data centres serve as the backbone of the global economy, and ensuring the security of these facilities is paramount, not only to protect data from cyberthreats, but also to safeguard against physical intrusions.
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Businesses battle for long-term sustainability
Security Services & Risk Management, News & Events

KPMG International’s report reveals the three key risks to growth in 2024 and beyond: geopolitical uncertainty, trade restrictions, and divergence on AI. The energy and natural resources sector is the ‘most exposed’ industry group in 2024.
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Radar-based speed camera system
Products & Solutions

The SpeedSight Radar-based speed camera system is a solution designed for efficient and accurate speed enforcement. This system is built with advanced features and robust capabilities, ensuring optimal performance in diverse environments.
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Secutel wins OSPA Award for Outstanding New Security Product
Secutel Technologies, News & Events, Access Control & Identity Management

[Sponsored] Secutel Technologies’ NoKey Access Control solution won the Outstanding New Security Product category at the 2024 OSPAs in South Africa. The awards were presented at Securex 2024 where all category finalists were recognised for their contribution to the security industry.
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Fluss launches the next wave of IoT solutions
IoT & Automation, Access Control & Identity Management, News & Events

Fluss has announced its newest IoT product; Fluss+ continues to allow users to manage access from anywhere globally and brings with it all the advantages of Wi-Fi connectivity.
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A standards-based, app approach to risk assessments
Security Services & Risk Management, News & Events

[Sponsored] Risk-IO is web-based and designed to consolidate and guide risk managers through the whole risk process. In this article, SMART Security Solutions asks Zulu Consulting to tell us more about Risk-IO and how it came to be.
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SMART speakers: Digital and physical risk convergence
SMART Security Solutions, News & Events

Do not miss the speakers at the SMART Security Solutions-hosted Securex Seminar Theatre. Prof Elmarie Biermann will discuss the challenges of managing convergence risks without leaving gaps in your security posture.
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ZK Teco South Africa
ZKTeco, News & Events

ZKTeco is revolutionising access control, identity authentication, and smart office solutions worldwide as the frontrunner in biometric recognition technology.
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PIMA Electronic Systems
News & Events

PIMA Electronic Systems develops and manufactures cost-effective and sophisticated intruder alarm systems, including wired, hybrid, and wireless systems.
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Digit
News & Events

Visit us at Securex to discover Digit, specialising in CCTV, Ajax home automation, and vehicle tracking technologies.
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Fire Fighting Equipment Traders Association (FFETA)
News & Events

Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, FFETA is committed to promoting high standards in equipment, workmanship, maintenance, and service to the public, as well as ethical conduct within the industry.
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Perion Perimeter Lighting Systems
News & Events

Perion’s proprietary linear lighting system offers the simplest and most cost-effective way to create light for pathways, passages, and perimeters.
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SA Leak Detection Distributors
News & Events

SA Leak Detection Distributors, in collaboration with NuFlow South Africa and Orsco, will present its technology for digital leak detection, pipeline inspection, trenchless rehabilitation and utility location.
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SMART speakers: Bomb threat management protocols
SMART Security Solutions, News & Events

Jimmy Roodt, an explosives expert from Gauntlet Security Solutions, will speak on bomb threat protocols, the lack thereof, and why your fire emergency protocols are not an acceptable substitute.
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neaMetrics/Suprema
Suprema, News & Events

Stop at Securex stand A02b to visit Suprema, the industry’s best all-around biometric security & identity provider, to witness the ultimate in T&A and Live ID solutions.
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Secutel Technologies
Secutel Technologies, News & Events

Secutel Technologies stands as a beacon in the electronic security industry, proficiently transforming conventional CCTV investments into sophisticated smart systems seamlessly integrated with AI.
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