From the Editor's Desk

From the editor's desk: Six-and-a-half impossible things
October 2019, News
When it comes to people named Alice, there are two that are noteworthy in the greater scheme of things and specifically when it comes to security in South Africa. Interestingly enough, they both faced ...

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Platforms are us
September 2019, Technews Publishing, News
A conversation I had at the recent Residential Estate Security Conference Hi-Tech Security Solutions hosted in August (which will be reviewed in the October issue) got me to thinking about the security ...

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From the editor's desk: The difference between potential and skills
August 2019, Technews Publishing, News
This issue of Hi-Tech Security Solutions includes our annual Local Manufacturing feature and it’s great to know that local security manufacturers are still going strong, even if the general manufacturing ...

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From the Editor's desk: No really, take it seriously
July 2019, Technews Publishing, News
Cybersecurity is a topic that has been done to death in the media. The blanket coverage has been so great that people, even the few that realised the danger, have started to gloss over the issue, barely ...

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From the editor's desk: Of sore feet and new websites
June 2019, Technews Publishing, News
I hope everyone has recovered from the hustle and bustle of Securex. This year was once again an exhausting event and now we’re left with following up. For Hi-Tech Security Solutions it was a good show ...

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From the editor’s desk: Presenting … how you were hacked
May 2019, Technews Publishing, News
“It’s all fun and games until you hit the wall.” Someone said that to me once (an American, so I don’t know if that’s a common saying in the US). At the time I thought he watched too much reality TV. These ...

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From the editor’s desk: Dark times
April 2019, Technews Publishing, News
Although the timing is more coincidence than anything else, this issue includes a feature on power management. Given the latest news we’re hearing and experiencing from Eskom and the length and breadth ...

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From the editor’s desk: IoT is you
March 2019, Technews Publishing, News
A search on the Internet for articles and comments on the convergence of physical and digital security shows that the topic was quite popular a few years ago, but then tapered off. Lately it has reared ...

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The future’s not what it used to be
February 2019, Technews Publishing, News
It struck me the other day that I was talking to people about what we will do in 2020. Time certainly flies, 2020 is less than one year away. Whatever happens this year, one thing we are guaranteed is ...

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From the editor’s desk: Ending with something new
November 2018, Technews Publishing, News
Welcome to the final issue of Hi-Tech Security Solutions for 2018. This has definitely been an interesting year, to put it politely, and many in the security industry have felt the strain of a poor economy ...

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From the editor’s desk: Integrate or fail
October 2018, Technews Publishing, News
The news earlier this month was that Bloomberg Businessweek published a story about Chinese cyber spies (well, with our media it has to be them or the Russians). Apparently, these devious spies had corrupted ...

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Does your machine deep learn to artificially talk NLP in a Bayesian structured neural pattern?
September 2018, Technews Publishing, News
So there! Now your very own Hi-Tech Security Solutions magazine is also equipped with the latest deep learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. Using the latest in cognitive neuroscientific algorithms, ...

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Is anyone paying attention?
August 2018, Technews Publishing, News
As we finish the August issue, including the local manufacturing feature, the latest unemployment numbers have just come out and make for pretty dismal, yet not unexpected reading. The manufacturing sector ...

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Too safe to escape
July 2018, Technews Publishing, Home Security, News
A recent story I was told highlights how we still take security for granted in our daily lives. Most people try to ensure that their houses, townhouses and apartments have some form of security in place ...

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