Hi-Tech Security Solutions Magazine

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Biometrics: the game changer in access control
For security managers, the question is no longer, should I use biometrics, but rather, which biometrics should I use.


Does your backup defend against ransomware?
Having a working backup in place doesn’t help if the backed up data is encrypted by ransomware, making the backup irrelevant.


H.265 mobile video recorders
Dahua Technology recently launched its H.265 Mobile Video Recorder series featuring H.265 video compression.


Surveillance augmented by technology and people
Technews Publishing, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Conferences & Events

iLegal 2019 examined how the surveillance industry is being enhanced through the intelligent integration of the latest technology and the best people have to offer.
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GUI for fire detection systems
FDIA (Fire Detection Installers Association), Editor's Choice

A graphical user interface for fire detection is a graphics program that makes it easier for the operator to access all the functionalities of the fire detection system.
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Transforming secure access for SMEs
dormakaba South Africa, Access Control & Identity Management

The dormakaba Matrix One access solution is an off-the-shelf access offering that is easy to use, completely secure and browser-based, making it accessible from anywhere in the world.
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Duxbury Networking launches Solar Switch
IT infrastructure, Products

Duxbury Networking has launched its Solar Switch with tailored capabilities for applications in less-accessible areas where electricity is not available or not reliable.
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Essential tips for a successful disaster recovery plan
Security Services & Risk Management

Arcserve Southern Africa offers six crucial steps necessary to design a successful disaster recovery (DR) plan.
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Big data operational and management requirements
Leaderware, Editor's Choice

Big data offers huge advantages in enhancing or augmenting data, giving it added meaning and context, creating a broader perspective in which to view things, and adding to the value of data.
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Live vehicle monitoring in estates

The eTrac from BetaTrac allows estates to not only register vehicles as they enter the estate, but track their movements while there.
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Progress, not perfection
ZKTeco, News

ZKTeco South Africa is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of operations in South Africa, starting in a garage in Hartbeespoort. And the company says it has only just begun.
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The safe city and its need for interoperability
Integrated Solutions, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Interoperability continues to present one of the greatest challenges, particularly with video management systems, video recording devices and cameras.
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African trust centre launches cyber division
Cyber Security

Advancing cybersecurity to more stringent heights, LAWtrust has launched a new division focusing on cybersecurity services to complement its identity, encryption and digital signature offerings.
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Matching governance to context
ContinuitySA, Security Services & Risk Management

When building resilience and planning for business continuity, take proportionality to heart, advises Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA.
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From the editor's desk: What a year it has been!
Technews Publishing, News

We’ve made it to the last issue of 2019. This year has been a tough one for the local security industry with almost everyone feeling the effects of the poor economy that shows no signs of recovery. Naturally ...
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A brighter future
NEC XON, Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice

NEC XON hosted its annual summit in October 2019 at Sun City under the banner of ‘Orchestrating a Brighter World’.
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Turnstar’s turnstile training course
Turnstar Systems, News

Turnstar hosted a turnstile training event at its head office in Johannesburg where it gave attendees an in-depth overview of its TITAN range of turnstiles.
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Pelco appoints CEO

Pelco announced the appointment of Kurt Takahashi as chief executive officer, effective 1 November 2019.
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Success lies in planning
Vox Telecom, Security Services & Risk Management

A safe and smart city will only be successful if it is planned properly, if there is buy-in from all the stakeholders and if it is managed efficiently.
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Technews Publishing, Calendar of Events

Sicurezza Fiera Milano, Italy 13 – 15 November 2019 Sicurezza 2019 is ready to continue its international development, which has turned it into a major European event for the security & fire industry. ...
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TruVision licence plate cameras
UTC Fire & Security SSA, Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

TruVision ANPR cameras offer functionality for applications where vehicle access management is required based on licence plate.
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Products highlights of the Year 2019

Secure hands-free access    Duxbury Networking launches Solar Switch    TruVision licence plate cameras    Dual-lens visitor counter    There’s an app for gate configuration    Cable theft detection and alerting ...
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The top five holiday scams
Home Security

The holiday season is a sea of shopping, laughter, gifts and entertainment. It is also a swamp of security risks and hacks and fraudsters, lurking on the edges of the festive fun.
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Salto Systems Africa, Products

With its stainless-steel construction and Mifare-DESFire and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technologies, the XS4 works with conventional smartcards and/or via SALTO’s JustIN Mobile app.
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Secutel’s new bodycam
Secutel Technologies, Products

The SecuTraq MP 5 all-in-one bodycam is a workforce tracking and management solution that empowers and protects your workforce.
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Axis 7th generation ARTPEC chip
Axis Communications SA, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Axis has launched its 7th generation ARTPEC chip, optimised for network video, to improve all the signature Axis technologies created to address difficult light conditions.
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Camera Nest enclosure improves accessibility
Elvey Security Technologies , Products

The launch of the South African made Camera Nest fundamentally changes the surveillance mounting and installation method.
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Secure hands-free access
Suprema, Access Control & Identity Management

Suprema’s facial biometric terminals bring no-touch access into secure residential estates, high-rise apartments and luxury homes providing fast, easy and intuitive user authentication with the added benefit of hygiene.
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Cable theft detection and alerting system
Elvey Security Technologies , Products

Cable theft monitoring and alerting system makes use of Permaconn devices and the Pocket Secure app for real-time alerting.
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There’s an app for gate configuration
CAME BPT South Africa, Access Control & Identity Management

CAME KEY is a new generation of working tool for gate automation, allowing setup and configuration from a mobile app.
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Creating safe cities with smart technology
Secutel Technologies, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

In a digital age, where resilience and responsiveness are paramount to fighting crime and creating a safer world, CCTV systems are becoming part of every city’s infrastructure.
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Smart Inspection Unit developed by Roteck
Technews Publishing, Security Services & Risk Management

Roteck has announced a portable personnel and bag scanning unit that can easily be transported, set up and used in almost any location.
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Dual-lens visitor counter
Dahua Technology South Africa, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Dahua’s IPC-HD4140X-3D dual-lens visitor counter comes with Ivideon video surveillance and analytics built in.
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IP video intercom system
Hikvision South Africa, Products

Hikvision has released its second-generation IP video intercom system designed for door entry communication including video and security access.
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A platform approach to safer and smarter cities
Milestone Systems, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Selecting the right platform to manage the vast data collected from smart and safe cities is critical to the ultimate success of the project.
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Determining and mitigating risk: Where to begin?
Editor's Choice

Managing risk means proactively reducing the severity or seriousness of that which has not ‘yet’ occurred, says Lesley-Anne Kleyn.
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Manage remote transmitters via GSM
ET Nice , Access Control & Identity Management

ET Nice has released a new solution to set up and manage remote transmitters online and monitor access equipment via GSM.
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Cloud-based access control
Elvey Security Technologies , Access Control & Identity Management

Hattrix is a flexible and scalable security platform that marks a shift toward outsourcing security, similar to other services such as IT, HR, and legal services.
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