Editor's Choice

What we can learn from ALiCE
January 2016, News
Bob Banerjee, senior director, global training and knowledge at Qognify, offers some good advice should any of us find ourselves in an unthinkable situation.

New entry-level security standards
January 2016, TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association), Security Services & Risk Management, Associations
New global campaign aims to increase TAPA-certified facilities and trucking operations to tackle rising cargo crime.

Five pillars to a safer city
January 2016, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
The city of Cape Town has delivered some incredible results in terms of safety and security over the past few years, far outclassing any other city in South Africa.

Faster, easier, cheaper and more reliable than ever
November 2015, iPulse Systems, Suprema, VirRDI Distribution SA, ZKTeco, IDEMIA , Access Control & Identity Management
To find out more about the state of biometrics and for a glimpse into the near future, Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked a few experts for their take on this thriving industry.

Video analytics: the road ahead
November 2015, Axis Communications SA, Cathexis Technologies, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Video analytics has come a long way to where it is a reliable and trusted addition to video surveillance today. Hi-Tech Security Solutions looks at the state of video analytics and where it’s going.

Stopping theft in its tracks
November 2015, Chase Solutions, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Asset Management, EAS, RFID
While theft of cargo continues to be a major issue for the transportation industry, another expensive trend is gaining impetus: theft of diesel as well as truck and trailer tyres.

Are your prospective employees really qualified?
November 2015, iFacts, Managed Integrity Evaluation, Access Control & Identity Management, Security Services & Risk Management
Between 6% and 8% of all qualifications are unverifiable. A total of 3%-4% are actually fake or fraudulent, which means that the candidate has supplied an alleged paper proof of a qualification which is actually falsified.

Biometrics goes mainstream
November 2015, 2identify, Access Control & Identity Management
Hi-Tech Security Solutions spoke to Dr Nick van der Merwe, director of technology & business development at Muvoni to find out how far biometrics has advanced and how it is being used in the real world today.

The Internet of Things is the Land of Opportunity
November 2015, Cyber Security, Security Services & Risk Management
The Internet of Things is happening now because two important drivers are in place: opportunity and necessity.

Honeywell Security & Fire commits to Africa
October 2015, Fire & Safety, News, Integrated Solutions
Honeywell Security & Fire has announced a new initiative to expand its business in South Africa and into Africa in the future, headed by Kevin Pearman.

Retail Risk 2015
October 2015, Verifier, Leaderware, Cathexis Technologies, Axis Communications SA, Integrated Solutions, Security Services & Risk Management, Conferences & Events
September saw Hi-Tech Security Solutions and the Consumer Goods Crime Risk Initiative hosting Retail Risk 2015 at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton. The conference focused on securing retail locations, specifically shopping centres where crime is at an all-time high.

SABRIC and Department of Home Affairs roll out HANIS
October 2015, Access Control & Identity Management, Security Services & Risk Management, Financial (Industry)
SABRIC member banks are participants in a joint project with the Department of Home Affairs to roll out the HANIS (Home Affairs National Identification System) verification service in bank branches.

Ultra-low bandwidth video transmission
October 2015, Milestone Systems, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products
Device Pack 8.1 for Milestone XProtect video management software enables ultra-low bandwidth video transmission for cameras connected to mobile networks. This release also adds support for the latest cameras from Sony and Samsung.

Long-term security system sustainability
October 2015, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Integrated Solutions
Maintenance is definitely a hard sell, but without a maintenance contract in place, customers are opening themselves up to a myriad problems.

Panasonic security solutions return to SA
October 2015, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, News
Pansmart is the new distributor of Panasonic security and communications products in South Africa. Pansmart will focus on CCTV, PBX and video conferencing solutions from Panasonic.

Protecting the perimeter with IP cameras
September 2015, Axis Communications SA, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Integrated Solutions
Whether on a small, basic scale in a residential setting, or for a critical infrastructure facility, perimeter protection is important for the safety of residents and staff and to safeguard against trespassing, theft and vandalism.

Keeping fires at bay with detection and suppression technology
September 2015, G2 Security, Fire & Safety, Products
There’s a wealth of technology available on the market that helps to detect fires and provide the necessary suppression required to halt the progress of a fire. Sadly not all of this technology is up to spec.

Wireless range extender
September 2015, IT infrastructure
New Linksys wireless range extender amplifies Wi-Fi signal to eliminate dead zones and extend range of network.

Thermal camera shootout
September 2015, Milestone Systems, Axis Communications SA, Bosch Building Technologies, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection
Zentech Integrated Security Solutions invited Hi-Tech Security Solutions to attend a thermal camera shootout at Monaghan Farm where an impressive technical infrastructure was assembled over two days.

Breaking the cables
September 2015, MiRO Distribution, IT infrastructure
Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked Bertus van Jaarsveld, CEO of MiRO distribution, to highlight some of the benefits involved in doing away with wires in your security networking.


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