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The use of video to record police interviews takes off in the UK.
October 99
The use of audio tape recorders for police interviews with suspects has now been commonly accepted by every UK police force. The Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) applies to the gathering and recording ...

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Internet security code cracked - a network of 292 computers broke the security code used to protect Net transactions.
October 99
A team of international researchers has managed to break the security codes used to protect Internet transactions, it was reported in late August. RSA Data Security, a division of Security Dynamics Technologies, ...

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Legal City enjoys popular support.
October 99
Since the launch of Stantronic's Legal City in May this year, the site has enjoyed the support of both the legal profession and the general consumer. With over 35 000 impressions since its inception and ...

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Smartcards dont kill people -politics kills people.
October 99
Smartcards don't kill people, politics kills people. This is Net1 Applied Technology's response to media reports linking taxi violence to the roll-out of a smartcard payment programme. "Many factors ...

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Bank-scam e-mail spreads urban legend.
October 99
Standard Bank and ABSA recently publicly refuted e-mail messages that warn recipients about a number of possible bank scams. The messages include the warning that when a person puts a card in an ATM and ...

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CSI provides unique fire and environmental protection.
October 99
Established in 1981, Computer Site Installations (CSI) is an industry leader in the design and construction of computer environments and data networks, from the supply of data, voice, and electrical ...

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New rechargeable batteries have a long life span.
October 99
The use of audio tape recorders for police interviews with suspects has now been commonly accepted by every UK police force. The Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) applies to the gathering and recording ...

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Solutions orientated approach key to Grays success.
October 99
The South African security industry is constantly buffeted by questions on standards - in particular service and training levels. Gray Security Services believes it has the solution. "Security is not ...

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Building a secure partnership.
October 99
In 1989 Fidelity Guards won the contract to keep Mossel Bay's mossgas gas to petrol plant secure. Today is Fidelity's last on the beat. But it is not a sad occasion. The company that took over on 1 September, ...

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Panosonic Systems - Security systems for tomorrow.
October 99
The formation of Panasonic Systems Company (PSC) through the restructuring and consolidation of Panasonic SA's Business Systems Group, has allowed it to increase its effectiveness and keep abreast of ...

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Gray Security Services gets off to a flying start in Britain
September 99
JSE-listed Gray Security Services' UK subsidiary is off to a flying start. The company has been awarded an annual £1,3 million (R13 million) contract from the British Airports Authority (BAA) to manage ...

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British training company Tavcom launches new international division
September 99
Britain's leading security systems training company, Tavcom Training, has announced the launch of its new international training division which will provide expert tuition to the security industry worldwide. Tavcom, ...

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Letter to the editor
September 99
Let us look first at a conventional JPEG-based digital transmission system with which most people are familiar. Let us presume that it captures images at 640 x 480 pixels (a simple number for calculation's ...

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Intervid, previously known as industrial Park Security Specialists (IPSS), set to list on JSE
September 99
Realising that attracting and retaining the best technology talent can be facilitated by providing employees with an opportunity to share in the future growth of the organisation, Intervid Limited (Intervid) ...

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Kagiso Ventures acquires stake in Cellguard Security for R75m
September 99
In its first major acquisition since the closure of its R300 million private equity fund six months ago, Kagiso Ventures - the private equity arm of Kagiso Trust Investment Company (KTI) - has purchased ...

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Austen Security and Mutual Safe and Security merger talks abandoned
September 99
During the past six months Austen Security has been involved in negotiations with Mutual Safe and Security regarding a merger of the two companies. Due to differences which emerged between Austen and ...

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Rebhold pockets Coin Security
September 99
Cape Town - Rebhold, the highly rated services company, locked into new growth potential yesterday by acquiring the Coin Security Group, one of South Africa's best-known security firms, for an undisclosed ...

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Sensormatic provides integrated security management systems for Shanghai Pudong International Airport
September 99
Sensormatic has been awarded a high value contract to provide integrated access control and security management equipment for the first phase for the Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The initial ...

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Land Mobile Radio attract top exhibitors
September 99
As one of South Africa's leading show organisers, International Fairs & Exhibitions believes that the forthcoming Land Mobile Radio Expo '99 will be the show that will reaffirm the place of radio communication ...

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SAIDSA KZN 1999 armed response shoot-out results
September 99
The results of the 1999 SAIDSA KZN armed response shoot-out were recently forwarded to Hi-Tech Security Systems. The event took place on 22 June 1999 at the ranges of the Colt Shooting Club in Verulam, ...

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