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Powder coating provides durable finish
Turnstar’s powder coating line provides corrosion resistance, high-quality surface finishing and a long-term environment-friendly impact for all access control components the company manufactures.

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Disaster recovery strategies for effective business continuity
Celeste Beetge from Redstor discusses the key elements of a disaster recovery strategy for business continuity in the event of an emergency or cybersecurity breach.

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All-mobile people management solution with facial recognition
The new mobile Incident Desk People Management platform with facial recognition combines identification data on suppliers, staff, sub-contractors and even people on watch lists, for less than the cost of traditional service management tools.

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Passion, drive and hard work
Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Security Services & Risk Management

Colleen Glaeser is a leader in the security market, having made her mark in the male-dominated security industry through determination and hard work, along with a vision of making the world a safer place.
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Minimise the cost and impact of protest activity
Thorburn Security Solutions, Security Services & Risk Management, Industrial (Industry)

Strikes and protest actions are common in South Africa and businesses need to prepare for the worst while working for the best outcome that benefits all parties.
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The Handbook of Security’s third edition has been published
News

The third edition of the Handbook of Security, edited by Perpetuity Research director Martin Gill, has been published, containing 45 contributions from leading global scholars.
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Penguins enhance fan experience with smart camera applications
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Entertainment and Hospitality (Industry)

The Pittsburgh Penguins are implementing Azena’s application platform for smart cameras in their home arena to provide analytics for heatmapping, queue detection and POS data integration to maximise the gameday experience for fans and stadium management
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Fire safety in financial organisations
Financial (Industry), Fire & Safety

The data that drives modern finance is physically stored and processed by banks of equipment in cabinets where they give off a significant amount of heat as a side effect to their furious electronic activity.
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What to consider when choosing a power backup plan
Products, Smart Home Automation

Electricity is set to double in price in the next five years, and load-shedding will be an ongoing occurrence for at least the next decade.
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From the editor's desk: The last CCTV Handbook
Technews Publishing, News

Welcome to the CCTV Handbook 2022, I hope the headline caught your eye. This really is the last CCTV Handbook Hi-Tech Security Solutions will ever produce, but it is not the last handbook about surveillance ...
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Tracking surveillance into the future
Technews Publishing, Bosch Building Technologies, Cathexis Technologies, Axis Communications SA, Arteco Global, G4S Secure Solutions SA, Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions

Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked six industry experts to join us around a table to discuss the state of the surveillance industry and where it is going.
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Video Analytics Selection Guide 2022
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

The Video Analytics Selection Guide 2022 highlights a number of video analytics/AI solutions companies offer to enhance and optimise video surveillance operations.
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System integrators and surveillance
Technews Publishing, Stallion Security, G4S Secure Solutions SA, Integrated Solutions

Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked two system integrators if they are seeing an upturn in the market and if projects are back on track despite the economic slowdown and supply chain chaos?
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2022 trends in video surveillance
Eagle Eye Networks, Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions

Eagle Eye Networks predicts what will impact the video surveillance industry in the coming year and how to seize opportunities and forge a path to success, even amid ongoing uncertainties.
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AI in video analytics
Axis Communications SA, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions

AI (artificial intelligence), has been developed and debated ever since the first computers were invented, and while the most revolutionary incarnations are not yet here, AI-based technologies are widely used today.
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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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Securing the diamond industry
Milestone Systems, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Milestone’s open platform XProtect manages 20 acres and over 3500 cameras while integrating additional applications for more effective security, even via mobile devices.
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Accelerate the future with the right skillsets
Training & Education

There’s a global skills shortage that is impacting how business and society can fully realise the potential of the Fourth Industrial
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How to react in an armed robbery or home invasion
Fidelity Services Group , Security Services & Risk Management, News

How you react when faced with a nervous, gun-toting criminal can save your life, or cost you your life; all family members need to know what to do in such circumstances.
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The cybersecurity consolidation conundrum
Editor's Choice, Cyber Security, Healthcare (Industry)

Check Point discusses why less is sometimes more when it comes to securing your organisation from the innumerable cyberattacks happening every day.
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Turnkey data loss prevention solution
IT infrastructure, Cyber Security, Products

Acronis’s expertise in data protection and the managed service provider market yields an innovative, fast-track approach for the prevention of catastrophic data leaks.
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LucidLink Filespaces 2.0 cloud NAS offering
Products, IT infrastructure

Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has announced the availability of LucidLink’s new cloud NAS product, Filespaces 2.0, which forms part of the distributor’s StorVault value proposition to its channel partners.
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Smart home devices market growing across META
Smart Home Automation, News

The Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) smart home devices market continues to register significant gains on the back of increasing awareness and improving end user experiences, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation.
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New full-colour Smart Dual Illuminators camera series
Dahua Technology South Africa, Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Using deep learning to accurately detect targets, the cameras can intelligently switch between the IR mode when there is no target, and full-colour mode when a target is detected.
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Axis to create explosion-protected cameras
Axis Communications SA, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, News, Products

Axis Communications has announced its plans to develop its own explosion-protected surveillance cameras and devices across the Axis product portfolio through a new subsidiary, Axis Ex AB.
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Salient Systems manages campus security
Education (Industry), CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management

The University of Massachusetts Amherst relies on Salient Systems for video, access control operations for flagship campus as it standardises on IP surveillance.
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Entries open for 2022 OSPA Awards
Editor's Choice, News

Entries for the South Africa Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) are now open. The OSPAs are designed to recognise the work of companies, individuals and teams.
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Four benefits of automated cash management
Retail (Industry)

Automated cash-handling solutions enable retailers to access sophisticated fintech solutions that empower them to grow their businesses, while simultaneously accommodating the payment choices of all their customers.
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RealScan S60 fingerprint reader
Suprema, Products

Suprema’s RealScan S60 is an FBI Appendix F certified fingerprint live scanner suitable for desktop applications, also available in a module-form, making it the perfect scanner for integrating into mobile devices and biometric kits.
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How to keep your smart devices secure at home
Smart Home Automation

If you use any form of smart technology, there’s one thing every device has in common: it connects to your home Wi-Fi network.
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Good news for gun owners
News

The Fidelity Security Group welcomes May’s Constitutional Court decision that finally clarifies the position of a firearm owner who possesses a firearm with an expired licence.
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Contactless access control solution
LD Africa, Access Control & Identity Management

The Matrix Cosec Argo Face offers advanced contactless user access in an all-in-one product composed of a door controller powered by facial recognition technology.
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Integration relieves PoPIA pressure for estates
Access Control & Identity Management

ATG Digital has announced that its flagship product, At The Gate, is available as an add-on to the EstateMate community management app.
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RealPass-N document reader
Suprema, Access Control & Identity Management

A compact, multi-functional full-page document reader, Suprema’s RealPass-N offers one-step scanning to capture images and data from multiple documents including ICAO Doc 9303 compliant eMRTD such as e-passports, e-visas, ID cards and barcodes.
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Secutel’s workforce management platform
Secutel Technologies, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

In the modern day and age, it is quite challenging managing our own lives let alone managing a team of critical workforce guards responsible for the safety of customers and their assets. However, with ...
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Remote management of access points
Salto Systems Africa, Access Control & Identity Management

SALTO BLUEnet Wireless has been developed to meet the demands of security and ease-of-use. This access control system is networked through Bluetooth RF and designed for doors where real-time control is required.
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The AI knows best
Access Control & Identity Management

RBA makes use of the vast computing power of machine learning to analyse thousands of data points to determine how risky a transaction may be.
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Cash management with biometrics
Suprema, neaMetrics, Financial (Industry)

By integrating biometrics into cash handling solutions, the risks that cash is exposed to, including fraud, theft and unintentional loss, can be mitigated.
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