Hi-Tech Security Solutions Magazine


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New online training gives installers more options
Paxton has launched an online training tool, easily accessible via its new website, offering installers more options and opportunities to enhance their skills anytime, anywhere.

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Dahua completes SA roadshows
Dahua technology held a series of roadshows in South Africa earlier this year to highlight its advances in artificial intelligence (AI) as well as the potential of AI in the future.

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doculam celebrates 40th anniversary
Forty years down the line, doculam has survived 10 South African presidents and grown into a multi-million rand business with five branches

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From the editor's desk: What a year it has been!
Technews Publishing, News

We’ve made it to the last issue of 2019. This year has been a tough one for the local security industry with almost everyone feeling the effects of the poor economy that shows no signs of recovery. Naturally ...
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New surveillance services
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Integrated business solutions provider Nashua’s latest surveillance monitoring solution uses artificial intelligence to ensure customers are kept safe this festive season.
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30 years of innovation
Security Services & Risk Management

WatchManager has become the most installed control room alarm monitoring system throughout Africa, with thousands of security companies looking after millions of businesses and homes.
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Protecting the outer perimeter with cloud services
Cyber Security

Business leaders now have a choice whether they want to continue using their trusted firewall or move to a next-generation firewall delivered by appliances or as cloud services.
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Panasonic i-PRO and Agent Vi announce integration
Products

Panasonic’s high-end i-PRO EXTREME fixed dome/box cameras are enabled with Agent Video Intelligence’s advanced video analytics for event detection and data extraction from surveillance footage.
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Paxton Scholarship Open Day
Paxton Access, News

Paxton recently opened its doors to over 100 degree students keen to find out more about the opportunities offered through its scholarship programme.
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Progress, not perfection
ZKTeco, News

ZKTeco South Africa is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of operations in South Africa, starting in a garage in Hartbeespoort. And the company says it has only just begun.
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Products highlights of the Year 2019
Products

Secure hands-free access    Duxbury Networking launches Solar Switch    TruVision licence plate cameras    Dual-lens visitor counter    There’s an app for gate configuration    Cable theft detection and alerting ...
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Success lies in planning
Vox Telecom, Security Services & Risk Management

A safe and smart city will only be successful if it is planned properly, if there is buy-in from all the stakeholders and if it is managed efficiently.
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The top five holiday scams
Home Security

The holiday season is a sea of shopping, laughter, gifts and entertainment. It is also a swamp of security risks and hacks and fraudsters, lurking on the edges of the festive fun.
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Not-so-safe travels
Kaspersky, Home Security

Kaspersky research of the RevengeHotels campaign aimed at the hospitality sector, has confirmed that in Latin America, Europe and Asia have fallen victim to targeted malware attacks.
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Be awake to the deepfake
Home Security

SA’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association is advising smartphone users alarmed by the ‘deepfake’ phenomenon that the expected promulgation of South Africa’s Cybercrimes and Cyberbullying Bill is imminent.
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Reasoning with crime is like reasoning with death
Home Security

Have you noticed how many excuses a person or a management team can lay on the table when it comes to security?
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Surveillance augmented by technology and people
Technews Publishing, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Conferences & Events

iLegal 2019 examined how the surveillance industry is being enhanced through the intelligent integration of the latest technology and the best people have to offer.
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GUI for fire detection systems
FDIA (Fire Detection Installers Association), Editor's Choice

A graphical user interface for fire detection is a graphics program that makes it easier for the operator to access all the functionalities of the fire detection system.
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Transforming secure access for SMEs
dormakaba South Africa, Access Control & Identity Management

The dormakaba Matrix One access solution is an off-the-shelf access offering that is easy to use, completely secure and browser-based, making it accessible from anywhere in the world.
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Duxbury Networking launches Solar Switch
IT infrastructure, Products

Duxbury Networking has launched its Solar Switch with tailored capabilities for applications in less-accessible areas where electricity is not available or not reliable.
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SAST demonstrates first open app store for AI video analytics
News

SAST demonstrated its open IoT platform for video surveillance cameras in September, showcasing real-world examples of the SAST camera operating system and global IoT marketplace.
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Essential tips for a successful disaster recovery plan
Security Services & Risk Management

Arcserve Southern Africa offers six crucial steps necessary to design a successful disaster recovery (DR) plan.
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Big data operational and management requirements
Leaderware, Editor's Choice

Big data offers huge advantages in enhancing or augmenting data, giving it added meaning and context, creating a broader perspective in which to view things, and adding to the value of data.
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Cloud-based access control
Elvey Security Technologies , Access Control & Identity Management

Hattrix is a flexible and scalable security platform that marks a shift toward outsourcing security, similar to other services such as IT, HR, and legal services.
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Dual-lens visitor counter
Dahua Technology South Africa, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Dahua’s IPC-HD4140X-3D dual-lens visitor counter comes with Ivideon video surveillance and analytics built in.
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2020 Residential Estate Security Conference in KZN
Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice

Meeting the residential security challenges in 2020 and beyond: Hi-Tech Security Solutions will host the Residential Estate Security Conference 2020 in Durban on 12 March 2020.
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Securing perimeters of secure locations
Axis Communications SA, Modular Communications, Hikvision South Africa, Nemtek Electric Fencing Products, Technews Publishing, Stafix, Government and Parastatal (Industry), Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Integrated Solutions

Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked a number of companies offering perimeter security solutions for their insights into protecting the boundaries of national key points.
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ViRDI UBio Tab 5
Access Control & Identity Management

ViRDI Distribution SA (ViRDI Africa) has announced the release of its long-awaited UBio Tablet to the South African market.
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A platform approach to safer and smarter cities
Milestone Systems, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Selecting the right platform to manage the vast data collected from smart and safe cities is critical to the ultimate success of the project.
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What are the cybersecurity issues in video surveillance?
Axis Communications SA, Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Cyber Security

he importance of the data captured by surveillance cameras – and what can be done with it – has led to a new breed of cybercriminals, looking for insights to steal and sell.
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ESDA supports a worthy cause
ESDA (Electronic Security Distributors Association, News

The Electronic Security Distributors’ Association (ESDA) held its annual charity golf day earlier this year at the Benoni Country Club.
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Thinking, learning video management system
Elvey Security Technologies , Products

DeepAlert’s real-time alerting solution leverages deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) technology to perform video analytics on a continuous basis.
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New Paxton audio monitor
Paxton Access, Products

Paxton has launched the Net2 Entry audio monitor, bringing a simple, cost-effective option to the Net2 Entry range.
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Do you have the smarts?
Home Security

Melissa Davidson from lighting retailer The Lighting Warehouse offers an overview on their latest smart LED ceiling light, which also acts as a Bluetooth speaker.
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SALTO XS4 One
Salto Systems Africa, Products

With its stainless-steel construction and Mifare-DESFire and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technologies, the XS4 works with conventional smartcards and/or via SALTO’s JustIN Mobile app.
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Biometrics: the game changer in access control
IDEMIA , Access Control & Identity Management

For security managers, the question is no longer, should I use biometrics, but rather, which biometrics should I use.
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Does your backup defend against ransomware?
Security Services & Risk Management

Having a working backup in place doesn’t help if the backed up data is encrypted by ransomware, making the backup irrelevant.
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H.265 mobile video recorders
Dahua Technology South Africa, Products

Dahua Technology recently launched its H.265 Mobile Video Recorder series featuring H.265 video compression.
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