SMART Security Solutions Magazine

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Global strength, local craft
Impro Technologies is a resounding success story. Started in South Africa, the company remains true to its roots and still designs and manufactures its access control systems and solutions in the country.


Protecting organisations against fraud losses caused by ghost employees
Several key South African organisations are potentially incurring significant losses due to 'ghosts’; ghost employees who exist on paper within business or government departments, but not in real life.


South Africa shows a 1200% increase in deepfake fraud
Sumsub released its third annual Identity Fraud Report of the year, analysing identity fraud across industries and regions based on millions of verification checks across 28 industries and over 2 million fraud cases.


Hik-Connect for Teams released
Hikvision South Africa, Products & Solutions, Surveillance

Hikvision has released an update for its security management platform; Hik-Connect for Teams not only meets the specific needs of individual users, but also caters to various medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and multi-site management scenarios.
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Protect remote sites with volumetric thermal detectors
OPTEX, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

Remote sites have always been more vulnerable to opportunistic intrusion, but over the last two years in particular, sites such as solar farms or industrial parks have become more common targets for criminals.
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How hackers exploit our vulnerabilities
Information Security, Risk Management & Resilience

Distractions, multi-tasking, and emotional responses increase individuals’ vulnerability to social engineering, manipulation, and various forms of digital attacks; 74% of all data breaches included a human element.
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Veeam and Sophos in strategic partnership
Information Security

Veeam and Sophos unite with a strategic partnership to advance the security of business-critical backups with managed detection and response for cyber resiliency, and to quickly recover impacted data by exchanging critical information.
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Projections for 2024’s Advanced Threats Landscape
News & Events, Information Security

Kaspersky Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) experts offer insights and projections for 2024 in the Kaspersky Security Bulletin, with a focus on the evolution of Advanced Persistent Threats (APT).
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How to prevent solar inverter short-circuits and fires
Fire & Safety

With many South Africans installing inverters as part of solar power systems to mitigate the impact of load shedding in homes and at businesses, users need to be aware of the potential fire risks.
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Newport Aquarium replaces traditional locks and keys
Paxton, Access Control & Identity Management, Entertainment and Hospitality (Industry)

Newport Aquarium wanted to replace its old security system with an easy-to-use and high-security access control solution to keep the animals, visitors, and staff safe. The solution was Net2, a PC-based access control system that offers centralised administration.
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Pentagon appointed as Milestone distributor
Elvey Security Technologies , News & Events, Surveillance

Milestone Systems appointed Pentagon Distribution (an Elvey Group company within the Hudaco Group of Companies) as a distributor. XProtect’s open architecture means no lock-in and the ability to customise the connected video solution that will accomplish the job.
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Reinforcing cyber defences in a world of evolving threats
Sophos, Information Security

[Sponsored Content] In South Africa, the urgency to amplify cybersecurity measures is underscored by alarming statistics revealing the continued vulnerability of organisations to ransomware and other sophisticated cyberattacks.
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Expanding cellular IoT applications in the SA energy sector
IoT & Automation, Power Management

Cellular IoT is a way of connecting physical devices to the internet through cellular networks. This is not a new technology, but it has the potential to revolutionise the energy sector in the country.
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Tips for successful fleet management
IoT & Automation

Fleet Domain, part of the Argility Technology Group, has announced best practices aimed at reducing fleet management costs and delivering a successful fleet management programme.
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Revolutionising networking technology for the future
Infrastructure, IoT & Automation

[Sponsored] In the fast-evolving landscape of networking technology, RUCKUS Networks stands out as a trailblazer, offering innovative solutions that redefine connectivity experiences across various industries.
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Insider threats take centre stage
Information Security

A survey reveals that 58% of organisations believe budgets allocated to manage insider risks are insufficient to effectively mitigate the increasing costs and frequency of security incidents instigated by individuals within the organisation.
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First telemedicine platform for South Africa
Guardian Eye, Healthcare (Industry), AI & Data Analytics

South African employees often struggle to receive timely, affordable, and accessible healthcare. The challenge for many healthcare initiatives within organisations is the melting pot of cultures.
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Fleet management systems in SA to reach 3,8 million units by 2027
Transport (Industry)

According to a research report from the IoT analyst firm, Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in South Africa reached an estimated 2,1 million in Q4 2022.
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Hikvision unveils range of network speakers
Hikvision South Africa, Integrated Solutions

Hikvision has recently unveiled its latest audio product line, featuring various advanced network speakers. Each product is designed to meet different application needs, ensuring flexibility and adaptability across numerous environments.
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Safer roads to a sustainable future
Dahua Technology South Africa, Surveillance

With the ever-increasing number of vehicles on the road, it is imperative to constantly improve the quality of transportation monitoring and traffic management in urban and rural areas.
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The illusion of good intentions
Risk Management & Resilience

The psychology of cyber criminals continues to be an intriguing aspect of discussions surrounding cybercrime. What cybercriminals do, particularly with ransomware, is neutralising perceptions of what they are doing by using business terminology.
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Data quality essential in training ChatGPT
AI & Data Analytics

Willem Conradie, CTO of PBT Group, reflects on the significant usage and adoption of ChatGPT, noting that the rise of ChatGPT has highlighted significant concerns, from biased outputs, question misinterpretation, inconsistent answers, lack of empathy, and security issues.
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Cloud platform for cyber resilience in the hybrid enterprise

The Commvault Cloud brings together data protection, security, intelligence, and recovery on one platform, offering AI capabilities to defeat cyber threats, and includes integration with Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service.
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Effective access control
Flow Systems, Access Control & Identity Management, Products & Solutions

Flow Systems has introduced its new Extra Heavy Duty Industrial Rising Vehicle Barrier, which provides a high level of protection. It is a traditional-looking control barrier with the benefits of high-level physical protection.
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Different types of fires
Fire & Safety

Fire is a powerful force of nature; according to SafeQuip, a distributor of fire-related equipment; understanding the different types of fires and how to combat them is essential for safety and protection.
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New T&A terminal features revolutionary AI technology
Suprema, News & Events, Access Control & Identity Management, AI & Data Analytics

Suprema has launched BioStation 2a, the world’s first deep learning-based fingerprint recognition solution, providing powerful access control features and an improved ability to extract templates from low-quality fingerprints.
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Helping South African university students and staff to stay safe
News & Events

Buzzer is a free mobile app that allows users to quickly and easily report incidents of crime, violence, or harassment to campus security and other relevant authorities.
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Unlocking efficiency and convenience
OPTEX, Access Control & Identity Management

The OVS-02GT vehicle detection sensor is the newest member of OPTEX’s vehicle sensor range, also known as ‘virtual loop’, and offers reliable motion detection of cars, trucks, vans, and other motorised vehicles using microwave technology.
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New generation of cyber-focused controllers
Gallagher, News & Events, Access Control & Identity Management, Products & Solutions

The C7000 gives users an opportunity to leverage their hardware and firmware to build a platform designed to catapult their organisation into the future, with cybersecurity baked in from inception.
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Olarm advances smart security with Texecom integration
Olarm, News & Events, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Products & Solutions

Following Olarm’s achievement as the OSPA 2023 winner of ‘Outstanding Security Integrator’, it has taken another significant step in its innovation journey with the announcement of its integration with Texecom Premier Elite.
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Nextivity CEL-FI ROAM R41 boosts your cell signal
IoT & Automation, Products & Solutions

Designed for cars, trucks, and boats, it is the industry’s most powerful cellular coverage solution for on-the-go applications. It features the 4th generation IntelliBoost chip to deliver channelised coverage for mobile network operator (MNO) signals.
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ESDA Annual Charity Golf Day
ESDA(Electronic Security Distributors Association), News & Events

The Electronic Security Distributors Association (ESDA) is holding its annual ESDA Charity Golf Day on 22 November 2023. This year will see the event taking place at Huddle Park Golf & Recreation Club in Linksfield.
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ePSiRA online system
PSiRA (Private Security Ind. Regulatory Authority), News & Events

[Sponsored] As part of the digitisation of the security industry, the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) introduced the ePSiRA online system, which allows clients to transact online.
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Gigamon announces the availability of its new Precryption technology
Information Security, Risk Management & Resilience

Powerful technology captures packets inside the Linux kernel, bringing plaintext visibility to encrypted traffic to eliminate the most significant security blind spot across virtual, cloud, and container applications.
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Cisco Consumer Privacy Survey
News & Events, AI & Data Analytics

Consumers are concerned about their privacy in relation to artificial intelligence; 60% have lost trust in organisations due to their AI use. Businesses can implement measures such as bias audits to regain consumer trust.
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Facial recognition from live cameras
Secutel Technologies, Government and Parastatal (Industry)

The need for accurate and live facial recognition is an important consideration for safe and smart city surveillance systems. Secutel Technologies and NEC XON now offer a comprehensive 98%-plus accurate facial solution to market.
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Video-to-mobile visitor management app
BAS-IP SA Distributors, Access Control & Identity Management

Link is Bas IP’s video-to-mobile subscription-based application, allowing subscribers to receive video calls from their BAS-IP gate station, including visitor management.
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Lowering the barriers to migration
Symbiosys IT, Information Security

Many businesses struggle with the complexities of user and data migration. It can be a daunting process, and it is often initially difficult to perceive a tangible return on investment.
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