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ZYTEQfire launches G-One addressable fire panel
ZYTEQfire has launched the G-One addressable fire panel, complementing its existing range of GEKKO and OCTO+ panels.

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Extending mobile access
Farpointe Data enhances the security and use of proximity access technology into the mobile age combined with two-factor authentication.

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Winners of the inaugural South Africa OSPAs
The presentation of the first-ever South Africa Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) took place virtually on Thursday 3rd June 2021 as part of an internationally attended online thought leadership webinar.

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ONVIF releases Profile D for access control peripherals
Access Control & Identity Management

ONVIF has released Profile D, a new profile that addresses interfaces for access control peripheral devices, providing an additional tool for building modern and secure IP-based integrated video and access control systems
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Entry-level XVR powered by AI
Dahua Technology South Africa, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products

Dahua Technology recently launched its Cooper-I Series XVR. As the first entry-level XVR to offer AI functions, this series allows customers to use AI-enabled XVRs without spending a fortune.
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Incedo consolidates its cybersecurity defence
Cyber Security

Check Point Software´s end-to-end solution safeguards Incedo and its customers from a global spike in cyberattacks, while reducing costs and increasing productivity.
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IoT data connectivity options
Flickswitch, Editor's Choice

Companies use different mobile network connectivity types depending on their IoT needs but choosing the right one can be tricky. In this article, we walk you through three options.
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Facial recognition T&A for SMMEs
Access Control & Identity Management

The SmartFace facial recognition app could assist in keeping accurate timesheets for staff, with employees now able to use their own cellphones to clock in and out for work.
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Fence alarm systems
XtraVision, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

The IRONCLAD is a sensor cable, the cable is attached to the fence to detect any cutting, climbing, lifting, or jumping on or over the fence.
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What you need to know about mobile access control
Suprema, Access Control & Identity Management

Mobile access control moves the access credential from a standalone card onto your mobile phone, replacing RFID cards and employee badges. Suprema summarises the benefits of mobile access control.
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New DSV physical access solutions
Turnstar Systems, Commercial (Industry)

Global freight and courier giant, DSV, is expanding and refining its footprint in South Africa, making use of Turnstar solutions to streamline and secure access.
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Automation and AI in security
Editor's Choice, Cyber Security, Commercial (Industry)

It’s important for businesses to have an internal strategy for automation and AI as these can relate to both cybersecurity and other parts of the business and provide a benchmark for evaluating the security vendor.
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Smart living with Dahua
Dahua Technology South Africa, Integrated Solutions, Residential Estate (Industry)

The Dahua Intelligent Residential Solution aims to achieve smart security, smart living and smart property management by using a combination of cutting-edge technologies while taking living experience to a new level.
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Gijima and Cattron to deliver intelligent solutions
Gijima Specialised Solutions (GSS), Industrial (Industry), News, Integrated Solutions

South African ICT provider, Gijima, has entered into a partnership agreement with Cattron, a provider of high-performance, intelligent control solutions, as part of Gijima’s quest to expand its horizons.
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Surveillance business models are changing
Technews Publishing, Eagle Eye Networks, Bosch Building Technologies, Dahua Technology South Africa, Genetec, Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Cyber Security, Integrated Solutions, IT infrastructure

The CCTV Handbook round table highlighted the changes that are happening in the surveillance and security world in general, from cloud to costing models and of course, cybersecurity.
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A growing market for body-worn cameras
Forbatt SA, Secutel Technologies, Technews Publishing, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products

Body-worn cameras have been around for a long time, but have not been as successful as many thought they would be, but after a slow start, things are gradually changing.
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Camera Selection Guide 2021
Camera Selection Guide, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

The Camera Selection Guide 2021 includes a range of IP, analogue, thermal and speciality cameras aimed at a broad range of surveillance functions.
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How good is an artificial intelligence?
Dallmeier Electronic Southern Africa , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

AI-based video analysis holds the promise of a technological quantum leap, with significant customer benefits. But only if the competent (i.e. informed) user can appraise the technology correctly.
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Directory of suppliers
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

The Directory of Suppliers and Solution Providers provides a selection of companies involved in various aspects of surveillance projects, from consulting to implementation and ongoing maintenance, as well as equipment suppliers.
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Dahua’s cybersecurity approach
Dahua Technology South Africa, Cyber Security

The world is getting smarter and everything is going to have an online ID and then connect into a vast network of IoT devices, like a laptop computer, a mobile phone, a connected thermostat and more.
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A global distributor adding value
XtraVision, Security Services & Risk Management

Nick Grange, managing director of XtraVision, explains how XtraVision with its wealth of experience and knowledge, together with carefully selected products, add value to the security and fire industry.
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Storage Selection Guide 2021
Storage Selection Guide, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

The Storage Selection Guide 2021 includes a range of video storage and management options for small, medium and large surveillance operations.
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What’s new in remote monitoring?
Technews Publishing, Fidelity Services Group , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked Charnel Hattingh from Fidelity Services Group how the company’s remote monitoring service has changed?
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Fire document holder
Technoswitch, Fire & Safety

The Fire Document Holder, designed and manufactured by Technoswitch, makes storing and protecting all site-related fire documentation simple and effective.
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Integrated, modularised operations management
Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice, Access Control & Identity Management, Commercial (Industry)

Skycom, along with its mobile solutions partner, Nimbus Solutions, has developed a cloud-based platform that supports a host of integrated, in-house operations management modules, as well as mobile visibility and reporting in real-time.
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Extending access control cost-effectively
ASSA ABLOY South Africa, Commercial (Industry), Access Control & Identity Management, Products

Your electronic security could save you money at every stage of its lifecycle if you pick the right locks, such as battery-powered wireless locks.
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Fire safety for server cabinets
Technoswitch, Fire & Safety

The TEC601, designed and manufactured by Technoswitch, is an all-in-one fire and extinguishing rack-mountable control system designed to protect electronic equipment in 19-inch server room cabinets.
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Facial recognition with mask alert
Regal Distributors SA, Access Control & Identity Management

Regal Security has announced the availability of the Hikvision 671 Facial Recognition Terminal including a forced mask wearing alert.
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360° thermal detection
XtraVision, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

Thermal Radar is a network-based thermal surveillance and detection solution providing constant 360° situational awareness by rapidly rotating a FLIR Boson thermal sensor and running edge analytics.
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Practical testing issues
Technews Publishing, Leaderware, Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions

Dr Craig Donald discusses practical site testing issues and questions to ask when buying new CCTV systems.
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Cloud-based surveillance and analytics
Secutel Technologies, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

The Secutel SecuVue Cloud Bridge and Cloud Managed Video Recorder, linked to the SecuVue Cloud Platform, protects your existing investment in CCTV cameras.
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Technoswitch stand-alone power supply range
Technoswitch, IT infrastructure

The Technoswitch stand-alone 100-240 V AC to 24 V DC, 2 A regulated power supply range is available in three different enclosure types.
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Skills in CCTV camera operations
Leaderware, Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Security Services & Risk Management

I also come across some delegates who are simply outstanding in their ability to understand and apply the concepts, or who identify potential suspects through a natural feel for criminal behaviour. Early ...
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Cybersecurity in the physical security world
Technews Publishing, Milestone Systems, Axis Communications SA, AVeS Cyber Security, Vox , Editor's Choice, Cyber Security, Integrated Solutions, IT infrastructure

Hi-Tech Security Solutions, in partnership with Milestone Systems, hosted a round table discussion to find out about the trends and realities and the importance of cybersecurity in the physical security and IoT world.
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Navigating change with professional services
Editor's Choice

Dealing with the additional layers of complexity created by hybrid, multi-system and multi-site physical security projects, as well as the expanded role of integrators, requires a transition to a professional services approach.
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Wireless, paperless visitor management
SA Technologies, Access Control & Identity Management, Products, Commercial (Industry)

The VISITME scanner solution is a PoPIA-compliant visitor management system based on a wireless handheld device which scans and captures vehicle and occupant information at an access-controlled site.
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ORYX conventional fire panels
Technoswitch, Fire & Safety

The recently launched second-generation ORYX conventional fire panels support either two, four, or eight fire zones each, supporting up to 32 devices.
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Wireless alarm system
Sensor Security Systems, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

Hikvision’s new generation AX PRO wireless alarm system brings powerful, intuitive security and IOT convergence to the residential and commercial markets.
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