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GPS cellphone panic button
August 2015, Excellerate Services , Security Services & Risk Management, Products
Two Durban-based businesses have launched Genie ICE, South Africa’s first GPS cellphone panic button which is fully integrated into an alarm monitoring platform – essentially a geolocation enabled emergency notification system which acts as an extension of one’s home alarm system.

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Can security managers also be risk managers?
August 2015, Security Services & Risk Management
In the business world, security is a necessity, the infamous grudge purchase. However, as more company leaders realise the importance of protecting their businesses effectively, they realise they need ...

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How to keep your business safe during a blackout
August 2015, Security Services & Risk Management
Beyond the inconvenience and loss of profit-making opportunities that electricity outages can cause, there is a real safety risk for businesses during power outages. SBV Services looks at some of the ways businesses can stay safe.

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245 million video surveillance cameras installed globally in 2014
August 2015, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, News
According to IHS, there were 245 million professionally installed video surveillance cameras active and operational globally in 2014.

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Access control and surveillance gain ground
August 2015, Axis Communications SA, ASSA ABLOY South Africa, ZKTeco, Paxton Access, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management, Healthcare (Industry)
While the uptake of security systems in healthcare facilities has been slower than in the commercial and retail sectors, there is a growing awareness of the importance of securing employees, patients and visitors.

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The urban environment and security
August 2015, Security Services & Risk Management
Many people have come to believe that purchasing a solution will prevent crime. However, technology is only one of the components of successful crime prevention.

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The 12 critical commandments of crisis communications
July 2015, Security Services & Risk Management, Integrated Solutions
While there are numerous ways to plan for a crisis and implement relevant strategies, there are 12 commandments that form the basis of a solid crisis communications and management framework.

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Common failures in access control doors
July 2015, The Lockshop/David Miller Security, Access Control & Identity Management
David Miller looks at access control failures that do not relate to readers, keypads and software, but are often built-in defects which baffle contractors and users alike.

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BMW SA develops intelligent Risk Control Centre
June 2015, Security Services & Risk Management
The BMW plant in Rosslyn is responsible for building the luxurious BMW 3-Series sedans for sale in South Africa and abroad. The security division of BMW SA is responsible for ensuring the security of the property as well as its associates.

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Image stabilisation – improving camera usability
June 2015, Axis Communications SA, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Increasing pixel density, higher resolution and more powerful zooms have not only made cameras more sensitive to vibrations, but have also made viewers more susceptible and prone to noticing them.

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The increasing pace of technology advancement
June 2015, News, Cyber Security
The trouble with thinking about technology advancements is that the rate of past progress does not predict the rate of future progress.

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No effect at all
June 2015, Technews Publishing, News
There has been an enormous amount of discomfort in the South African security industry lately after the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Act had the 51% clause sneaked into it – who would ...

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RFID expands its security credentials
May 2015, Asset Management, EAS, RFID, News, Integrated Solutions, Security Services & Risk Management
Many people believe RFID is a limited technology with its best days behind it. Swift is a South African company that has developed a host of innovative solutions integrating RFID, specifically Active RFID and sensor technologies.

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Keeping track of costs with technology
May 2015, Asset Management, EAS, RFID
Technology is becoming increasingly important in the driving down of losses within organisations and keeping track of security guards. Hi-Tech Security Solutions discusses two products that are diverse in application but lead to increased control and management.

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Balancing technology and manpower
April 2015, Security by Industry Sector
Securing large buildings and premises can be a logistical nightmare. Hi-Tech Security Solutions spoke to a property management company and a supplier about the critical balance between technology and guarding manpower in this sector.

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CCTV data as information
April 2015, Leaderware, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Automated recognition of video features is still limited in scope and application and I have seen no system capable of genuine automated metadata analysis for real-world applications.

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