Editor's Choice

Efficiency strategies for installation businesses
SMART Surveillance 2023, Security Services & Risk Management
Operating a security installation business can be challenging, especially when it comes to managing customers, people, processes and technology efficiently. Charles Freedman offers five tips on how to optimise efficiencies.

Women in Security: The drive to succeed
SMART Surveillance 2023, Surveillance
Colleen Glaeser is a success story 23 years in the making, experiencing first-hand the challenges and triumphs that come with pursuing a career in a traditionally male-dominated field.

AI for gun detection and false alarm reduction
SMART Surveillance 2023, Technews Publishing, Surveillance, Integrated Solutions, Security Services & Risk Management
Sonny Tai, CEO and co-founder of Actuate stopped by the Smart Security Solutions’ stand at Securex to tell us about the company, its history and what it can do to reduce the false alarm rates.

Home security made simple
SMART Surveillance 2023, Technews Publishing, Surveillance, Residential Estate (Industry), Smart Home Automation
Premium Brand Distributors unveiled the eufy Security and Anker PowerHouse products and solutions at Securex, including solar-powered home security cameras, video doorbells and power stations to keep users safe, without Eskom’s help.

Security professionals brace for a new wave of emerging cybersecurity threats
Issue 4 2023
Security professionals have their jobs cut out for them, with 74% saying their organisation’s sensitive data was potentially compromised or breached in the last year, according to Forrester.

Adding edge intelligence to surveillance
SMART Surveillance 2023, Technews Publishing
Built on IoT, AI and Blockchain, Sentronics has developed and released edgE:Tower, an intelligent video surveillance agent built on deep learning AI technology that users simply plug in and run.

Secure Citizen is changing the fight against fraud
Issue 4 2023, Access Control & Identity Management, Security Services & Risk Management
Fraud, identity theft and impersonation are three of the most significant risks South Africans face in an already stressful environment caused by crime, the energy crisis, a growing cost of living/unemployment crisis, and political instability.

Robots: a security opportunity or a threat?
Issue 4 2023, News & Events, Conferences & Events
Professor Martin Gill, Director of Perpetuity Research & Consultancy International and the School of Criminal Justice at the University of South Africa (UNISA), will be holding a Global Thought Leadership Security webinar on 22 June 2023 to discuss the contentious issue of robots operating in the security industry.

UNISA sponsors Securex seminars
Issue 4 2023, News & Events, Conferences & Events
As part of UNISA’s 150-year birthday celebrations, UNISA has sponsored the Securex Theatre Seminar Programme, which will include a number of prominent industry specialists, academics and security practitioners focusing on a number of themes.

Accenture Technology Vision 2023
Issue 4 2023, News & Events, AI & Data Analytics
New report states that generative AI is expected to usher in a ‘bold new future’ for business, merging physical and digital worlds, transforming the way people work and live.

Economists divided on global economic recovery
Issue 4 2023, News & Events
Growth outlook has strengthened in all regions, but chief economists are divided on the likelihood of a global recession in 2023; experts are concerned about trade-off between managing inflation and maintaining financial stability, with 76% anticipating central banks to struggle to bring down inflation.

Success in business process best practices
Issue 4 2023, Technews Publishing, Marathon Consulting, Integrated Solutions, Security Services & Risk Management
This month we commandeer time with the woman who is spearheading our national conversation on Women in Security, Lesley-Anne Kleyn, to get to know the lady herself a little better.

SAFPS to launch a platform to combat fraud
Issue 2/3 2023, News & Events, Security Services & Risk Management
In response to the growing need for a proactive approach to fraud prevention, the SAFPS is developing a product called Yima, which will be a one-stop-shop for South Africans to report scams, secure their identity, and scan any website for vulnerabilities.

Relaxed home cybersecurity could render consumers accidental ‘inside actors’
Issue 2/3 2023, Information Security, Smart Home Automation
Cisco security experts warn of snowball impact of relaxed approach to cybersecurity on personal devices, noting 60% of users primarily use their personal phone for work tasks and 76% have used unsecured public networks for work tasks.

The importance of the operator’s frame of reference
SMART Mining Security Solutions 2023, Leaderware, Surveillance, Security Services & Risk Management, Mining (Industry)
The better the operator’s frame of reference and situational awareness, and the more informed they are in dealing with CCTV surveillance in the mining industry, the more successful they are likely to be in surveillance.

The art of drive and focus
SMART Mining Security Solutions 2023, Technews Publishing, Mining (Industry)
Riette Smeda did not find security, security found her. In doing so, she found an environment where grit and determination make all the difference in a country where crime pays.

AI, risk management, and frameworks
SMART Mining Security Solutions 2023, Technews Publishing, Security Services & Risk Management, Mining (Industry), AI & Data Analytics
A risk management framework is a basic necessity to meet the always-evolving criminal war against mines, perpetrated by ruthless organised crime gangs that often are better informed and resourced than their targets.

Complex, but critical partner in security
SMART Mining Security Solutions 2023, Technews Publishing, Bidvest Protea Coin, Integrated Solutions, Infrastructure, Mining (Industry)
Smart Security looks at how drones can be applied effectively in mine security operations. The ability to quickly gain a birds-eye view of a situation, whether security, safety or operational in nature, makes drones a significant value-add to mines.

Enhancing surveillance on mines
SMART Mining Security Solutions 2023, Technews Publishing, Axis Communications SA, Forbatt SA, Hikvision South Africa, Bosch Building Technologies, Surveillance, Integrated Solutions, Mining (Industry)
Smart Security approached a number of surveillance vendors to find out what the latest in surveillance technology is that can make a difference to security operations in mines, as well as general operations.

Impro modernises access control at University of Stellenbosch
Issue 2/3 2023, Impro Technologies, Access Control & Identity Management, Education (Industry), Products & Solutions
The University of Stellenbosch has been using Impro access control technologies for many years to control access to its various buildings and facilities. It recently decided to upgrade its access technologies and Impro equipment was, again, selected.


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