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Qognify VMS adds support for Pelco IP camera series
The latest IP camera series from Pelco can now be used with Qognify’s advanced video solution for corporate and enterprise projects, increasing the overall number of camera models and third-party devices supported in Qognify VMS to more than 6 500.


Olarm launches its academy
Security professionals need to stay up-to-date with the latest product developments and best practices. Stay ahead in the ever-evolving security industry by accessing free educational resources and comprehensive, flexible and remote training programmes from Olarm.


All-flash storage for unstructured data
FlashBlade//E provides a better way to manage unstructured data growth efficiently, reliably, and sustainably with optimal user experience and economics that enable customers to eliminate the last remnants of disk in their data centre.


SafeCity Guarding rolls out across 14 suburbs in Johannesburg
News, Security Services & Risk Management

In a major drive to provide communities across Johannesburg with additional safety, Vumacam, in partnership with Fidelity ADT and other security providers across the region, rolled out the innovative SafeCity Guarding initiative in 14 suburbs.
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Introducing adaptive active adversary
Cyber Security, Products

New adaptive active adversary protection; Linux malware protection enhancements; account health check capabilities; an integrated zero trust network access (ZTNA) agent for Windows and macOS devices; and improved frontline defences against advanced cyberthreats and streamline endpoint security management.
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FleetDomain underpins Afrirent’s value proposition
Logistics (Industry), Security Services & Risk Management

Afrirent, a 100% female black-owned fleet management company, has been relying on FleetDomain software for a number of years to help it deliver outstanding service to a growing number of clients.
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Off-grid power solution for residential estate
Editor's Choice, Security Services & Risk Management, Residential Estate (Industry), Products

Coral Beach Estate, an upmarket residential estate based in East London, has been struggling with load shedding and power outages due to South Africa's energy crisis, as well as the vandalism of its power infrastructure.
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Streamlining access control at the edge

Axis Powered by Genetec is a by-product of the access control industry’s gradual adoption of edge-based system architectures and signifies the growing importance of cooperative partnerships between access control vendors.
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The reasons to outsource cybersecurity
News, Cyber Security

Kaspersky’s annual IT Security Economics report revealed that the complexity of cybersecurity solutions forced companies to outsource some functions to external infosec providers; they have the relevant expertise and can manage the technologies more efficiently than company employees can.
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UJ and Schneider Electric launch 4IR Experience Room

Schneider Electric and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FEBE) have officially unveiled the 4IR Experience Room, a first for UJ and situated at the university’s Auckland Park Campus.
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Super-malicious insider presents a very real risk
Cyber Security

Companies have become increasingly aware of the risk malicious insiders pose and with a potential economic downturn that will drive significant layoffs, it has never been more important for business leaders to understand the impact malicious insiders can have on a company’s security posture.
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Eleven steps to an effective ransomware response checklist
Editor's Choice, Cyber Security

Anyone is a viable target for ransomware attacks and should have a plan in place to deal with a worst-case scenario. Fortinet offers this ransomware attack response checklist to effectively deal with an active ransomware attack.
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74% of Africans tricked into believing deepfakes are real
Cyber Security, Security Services & Risk Management

Fake messages, emails, photos and videos are getting better at tricking people every day, which is making it riskier than ever to operate online, and harder than ever to identify misinformation.
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What does South Africa’s Grey Listing mean?
Financial (Industry), Security Services & Risk Management

South Africa’s recent Grey Listing by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has caused a great deal of concern for South African businesses and individuals.
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Choosing an inferior lithium battery can be detrimental and unsafe
Uniross Batteries, Security Services & Risk Management, Products

South Africans looking to mitigate the impact of load shedding by installing a solar system for their home must do so through an accredited installer or electrician to avoid insurance claims being rejected.
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Employee screening, a hiring necessity or an invasion of privacy?
Security Services & Risk Management

There is a fine line between checking a potential employee’s qualifications and references, and investigating aspects of their lives that have nothing to do with their job application.
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Enhanced image clarity and enriched AI functions
Dahua Technology South Africa, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products

The IPC WizMind S series is equipped with multiple intelligent functions, offers adaptability, and comes in plastic-free packaging, enabling better image performance, promoting environmental sustainability, and providing global clients with smarter vision with a stronger surveillance shield.
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Smart surveillance can make our homes safer
Axis Communications SA, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Residential Estate (Industry)

Over the last decade, South Africa’s private security industry has gradually been adopting more advanced security technologies to safeguard private properties and neighbourhoods, making it easier and more effective to detect and respond to threats.
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VIVOTEK launches VAST Security Station
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products

VIVOTEK officially launched its AI security system, VAST Security Station (VSS), in March, available to users in three flexible tiers: VSS Lite, VSS Standard, and VSS Professional.
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ALX sponsored learning programmes for 2023
Training & Education, News

With a mission to harness Africa's abundant human capital by developing two million ethical and entrepreneurial young leaders from the continent by 2030, ALX has launched four fully sponsored (at no cost) tech programmes for 2023.
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Schneider Electric is looking for your bold idea

Schneider Electric has launched this year’s Schneider Go Green, an annual competition that invites university students from across the globe to share their ideas for innovations that can help make the world cleaner, more inclusive, and more sustainable.
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Providing an interactive branding platform
Securex South Africa , News, Conferences & Events

Now in its 30th year of providing security technology and services providers with a platform for increasing their brand exposure, Securex South Africa will be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, from the 6th to 8th June 2023.
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Blurring the lines between data management and cybersecurity
Cyber Security, IT infrastructure

In the past, data management and cybersecurity would fall under separate domains, but with more organisations making the shift to the cloud, data management and data protection have merged, essentially blurring the lines between the two.
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Paxton Introduces new rewards programme to South African installers
Paxton, News

Paxton has launched Paxton Rewards, offering the first opportunity for installers in South Africa to earn rewards by participating in training, installing Paxton solutions, and completing activities or achievements. The programme is available via the Paxton Installer app.
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Recession? Do not skimp on cybersecurity
Cyber Security, Security Services & Risk Management

While economists are studying their crystal balls, businesses have to prepare for the worst, and preparing for a recession means cutting costs and refocusing resources; however, they must ensure they do not end up creating an enormous risk.
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Keeping students, staff and communities safe
Vumacam, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Security Services & Risk Management

South African schools are facing increasing security challenges, making effective surveillance systems more important than ever. To address this issue, Vumacam is offering advanced security solutions with security partners, aimed at keeping students, staff, and the community safe.
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Secure and private access in the cloud
Secutel Technologies, Education (Industry)

Combining the idea of touchless and mobile access control, Secutel Technologies has developed NoKey, a secure keyless access control system using biometrics and BLE technology to ensure the user is present to open the door.
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Fire detection for the smartphone age
Education (Industry)

Fire detection is a crucial aspect of security in educational establishments, but it is only as good as the information it provides; modern connectivity means staff on site can better monitor, maintain and understand their fire detection system.
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HID Technology Seminar
Technews Publishing, HID Global, News, Access Control & Identity Management, Products

HID Global’s technology seminar introduced partners and distributors to the company’s new Signo range of readers and highlighted the benefits and global growth of mobile access credentials.
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AI’s take on physical security trends
Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice

In Issue 1 every year, Hi-Tech Security Solutions looks at expected trends in the security industry, incorporating views from different sources. This year is no different, except we have a new contributor, ChatGPT from OpenAI.
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Top seven trends for the security industry
Hikvision South Africa, Editor's Choice

Expect security systems to become even more deeply integrated and comprehensive, expanding with capabilities that are now shouldering tasks that are more intelligent, to improve efficiency in security as well as other operational functions.
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Technoswitch partners with UK’s Hyfire
Technoswitch Fire Detection & Suppression, News, Fire & Safety, Products

UK-based wireless fire technology pioneer Hyfire, has confirmed partnership agreements that will see its products sold in South Africa, for the first time, through local fire and safety stalwart, Technoswitch.
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Remote cloud management support for access points
TRENDnet, IT infrastructure, Products

TRENDnet Hive is an advanced network cloud management solution, designed to save users time and cost by simplifying and centralizing the management and monitoring of a network(s) and networked devices.
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Software is South Africa’s most promising business opportunity
Integrated Solutions, IT infrastructure

When we talk about software as a business opportunity, we are not just talking about software or IT as a standalone product; deploying computer and network-related solutions to augment traditional processes represents an evolutionary shift in how the world works.
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The expanding scope of electronic locks
Technews Publishing, ASSA ABLOY South Africa, Access Control & Identity Management

Electronic locks are a growing market, extending from single doors to fully integrated security solutions, including the ability to manage everything from a mobile app.
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Addressing cybersecurity: Africa’s economic opportunity
Cyber Security, News

KPMG Africa published its Africa Cyber Security Outlook 2022; a survey that unpacks the state of cybersecurity across the continent, propelled by widespread digitisation and matched by adequate investments in protecting assets and data from cyber threats.
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The challenge of multi-application access control
Evolving Management Solutions, Access Control & Identity Management

STid and its integrator Unicacces were selected by Banque Populaire Provençale et Corse to provide it with a secure multi-application access control solution, combining security and ease of use.
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Access security for mobile microbiology lab
Evolving Management Solutions, Access Control & Identity Management

STid was selected by IMeBIO for its multifunctional access control solution for end-to-end security, and to protect community health by limiting infection risks.
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