Hi-Tech Security Solutions Magazine


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The Chevalier of security
Ian Downie’s passion for the food and wine industry is reflected in Xone Integrated Security’s passion for turnkey security solutions that deliver measurable value.

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Formative AI and distributed cloud among four megatrends revealed at MIPS 2021
Almost 4000 participants representing end customers, technology partners and media from across the globe attended the first virtual MIPS conference, held over two days in March 2021.

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Multi-site made simple with Paxton10
Paxton’s combined video management and access control platform, Paxton10, has received an update allowing administrators to manage multiple sites, spanning cities, countries and even continents.

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Complete fire safety in any environment
XtraVision, Fire & Safety

Fire safety on the African continent needs to consider the many applicable and different relevant standards, regulations and installation rules.
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S&ST launches second App Challenge
Integrated Solutions, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Security & Safety Things has launched its second App Challenge for the development of creative, specialised video analytic applications for specific use cases in retail, transportation/smart cities, healthcare and entertainment/stadiums.
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Securex, A-OSH & Facilities Management Expo rescheduled for November 2021
Editor's Choice

Specialised Exhibitions a division of Montgomery Group, has made the difficult decision to reschedule Securex South Africa, A-OSH Expo & Facilities Management Expo to November 16-18, 2021 at Gallagher Convention Centre.
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What happens to your data when you leave the estate?
Vox , Asset Management, EAS, RFID

COVID-19 infections and the imminent enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) on 1 July 2021 have put business and residential estate visitor management under the spotlight from both a health and a data privacy perspective.
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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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ONVIF announces new chairman
News, 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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Commercialising vehicle security monitoring services
News

To protect connected vehicles around the world against cyberattacks, Panasonic and McAfee will build vehicle SOCs that enable accurate detection and early response to attacks and help strengthen cybersecurity measures in the automotive industry.
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AURA expands into East Africa
News

South African business, AURA, is expanding its operations into East Africa with new Kenyan office and general manager.
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Black Point Tech continues the tradition
Black Point Tech cc t/a BPT, News

Black Point Tech, trading as BPT, is a new company that inherits the history of others that, in the past, have distributed solutions in the fields of intercom systems, parking management as well as general access control solutions.
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Improving patient care
Axis Communications SA, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Healthcare (Industry)

Nemours Children’s Health System has installed Axis network video cameras in every patient room to improve patient care to avoid nuisance alarms.
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Continual electric fence monitoring
Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Residential Estate (Industry)

In today’s security conscious world, one of the top priorities of residential estate living is ensuring that the electric fence is always operational.
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Geutebrück releases latest management system
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions

G-SIM X Panopticon, the latest release of Geutebrück's management system, integrates additional features designed for more rapid and cost-effective setup, enhanced intuitive operation, and multi-site networking.
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More is less in cybersecurity
Cyber Security

Post-pandemic paradox: more solutions do not bring better protection. Despite 80% of organisations running up to 10 different protection and cybersecurity solutions simultaneously, more than 50% of them experienced downtime from data loss last year.
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New security frontiers: An opportunity to rewrite the rules
Cyber Security

Paul Crichard, chief security technology strategist, BT, explores how organisations can reimagine their security for the cloud, turning it into an enabler for better ways of operating.
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Bringing AI to the edge
Editor's Choice

With Azure Percept, Microsoft adds new ways for customers to bring AI to the edge. The Azure Percept platform includes a development kit with an intelligent camera, Azure Percept Vision.
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IoT malware attacks worldwide surge by 66%
News, Cyber Security

Based on the ‘Global Cyberattack Trends’ report by SonicWall, in 2020, malware attacks on IoT devices spiked by 66% compared to 2019. In a year, they grew from 34,3 million cases to nearly 56,9 million.
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Smart video requires dynamic storage
IT infrastructure, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

According to Omdia Research, over 116 million network cameras were shipped in the professional surveillance market in 2019, with the capability to generate almost 9 petabytes of video every day.
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Free technology to boost future careers
Cyber Security, Security Services & Risk Management

A global shortage of cybersecurity professionals has become so severe that companies are increasingly at risk from hacking and industrial espionage.
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Cisco and AMD improve performance, security and hybrid cloud operations
IT infrastructure

Cisco has announced?an expanded engagement with AMD?to help businesses?accelerate advanced digital experiences?and improve hybrid cloud operations
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Embrace ‘intelligent friction’ in fight against online fraud
Cyber Security, Security Services & Risk Management

Speaking at a global payments roundtable on digital fraud, Entersekt CEO, Schalk Nolte, looks at how involving the customer through ‘intelligent friction’ can stymie the efforts of fraudsters.
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mySOS targets neighbourhood safety
Security Services & Risk Management

Beyond protection for valuables and premises, people are also looking to ensure their personal safety and that of their loved ones as they move around and within community areas.
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200 000 daily access transactions
Impro Technologies, Editor's Choice

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s legacy access control system was suffering from increasingly limited support, both in terms of hardware and software, with maintenance becoming a pressing concern as it on-boards approximately 9000 new students each year across five campuses.
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Curro adopts hybrid approach to enhanced learning
Education (Industry)

Curro’s technology landscape is made up of a centralised data centre, on-site data centres, and an intricate network fabric that needs to cater for over 70 000 endpoints and supports over 11 terabytes of traffic every day.
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Smart healthcare
Editor's Choice

In the past year, hospitals, elder care and other healthcare facilities have found themselves overwhelmed with new patients, COVID-19 regulations and other side effects of the pandemic. As efforts focused ...
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Advancing healthcare facility security
Suprema, Healthcare (Industry)

Hospitals and healthcare facilities present a unique set of security challenges in that they operate 24/7, are open to the public and need to strictly secure the safety of patients, medical information and various restricted areas.
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Early fire detection for central distribution
G2 Security, Fire & Safety

With a substantial value of goods housed in Spar’s large complex warehouse facility, early fire detection is essential and the best solution is aspirating smoke detection, also referred to as high sensitivity smoke detection.
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Biometrics in the residential estate market
Dahua Technology South Africa, Technews Publishing, Hikvision South Africa, IDEMIA , Suprema, Access Control & Identity Management

Having passed through lockdowns and waves of the Coronavirus, Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked what is happening in estates when it comes to biometric access control.
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Security integration for smart estates
ISF SFP, Integrated Solutions, Residential Estate (Industry)

Many complex estates will incorporate multi-layered approaches with responders and technology deployed to cover risks from the perimeter inwards. Ultimately, security is everyone’s responsibility and systems should cater for inclusive participation of residents.
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Integrated estate management for optimal results
Verifier, Editor's Choice

The principles, processes and best practices in integrating an estate’s access control, visitor management and perimeter operations for security purposes as well as meeting COVID-19 safety guidelines.
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Mitigating the risks of renting
iFacts, Security Services & Risk Management

Post-rental blues can result when you rent your house to the wrong person and feel the pinch of unpaid rent as well as complaints and fines from estate homeowners and management. What can be done to try to avoid these post-rental risks?
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Access Portal access control software
Impro Technologies, Access Control & Identity Management

Access Portal provides powerful features, wrapped in a simple and easy to use interface, whether you’re wanting a basic access control solution, or a multi-site installation integrated with different security systems.
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Keeping the traffic flowing
Turnstar Systems, Access Control & Identity Management

Turnstar’s Velocity Raptor automatic tyre spike and industrial vehicle barrier prevents bottlenecking at estate entrance and exit points, ensuring quick and safe passage of vehicles without compromising security.
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More protection with dual detection
Nemtek Electric Fencing Products, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

Nemtek’s extensive range of security electric fencing products has helped ensure the safety and well-being of households for more than 30 years. Its products are trusted and recommended by many security ...
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Protection beyond fences
Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

SpotterRF radars are powered with an ‘on-the-edge’ target tracking algorithm with an AI filter to rule out nuisance alarms and detect possible intrusions beyond the fence line, enabling early warning and quicker response time.
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Kiss passwords G00dby3
Editor's Choice

Cisco Secure has unveiled infrastructure agnostic, passwordless authentication by Duo which enables enterprise users to skip the password and securely log into cloud applications via security keys or biometrics built into modern laptops and smartphones.
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