Hi-Tech Security Solutions Magazine

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Surveillance in distribution centre
A large warehouse and distribution centre is benefiting from a 64-camera video surveillance system from Dahua Technology.


Next-generation mobile APN product
SIMcontrol has launched its fully-managed mobile APN product that connects company data SIM cards via a private and secure network.


Cybersecurity as the foundation
It’s time to move to a proactive stance in protecting assets, before cities implement billions of hackable, un-patched and non-upgradable devices to the world’s digital grid.


The state of the distribution market
ESDA (Electronic Security Distributors Association, Bosch Building Technologies, Dark Horse Distribution, Elvey Security Technologies , Regal Distributors SA, G4S Secure Solutions SA, Editor's Choice, Security Services & Risk Management

The distribution industry has evolved over the years and its current challenges simply mean another change is in the wind, for those who can take the next step.
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Mission-critical coverage for safe cities
Duxbury Networking, Government and Parastatal (Industry)

The network smart and safe cities all rely on must overcome complexities, including budgetary constraints, which are always a consideration when planning and implementing enhancements.
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Seeing without being seen
Government and Parastatal (Industry), CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Video surveillance should be as discreet as possible to protect the aesthetics around the legendary promenade in Cannes.
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Upgraded WatchManager alarm monitoring system
WatchManager, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

WatchManager has released its latest version update, V7.60 Build 381, for general distribution and download by its authorised international user base.
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Product Highlights of the Year 2021

While 2021 has been yet another challenging year, Hi-Tech Security Solutions once again offers a selection of products that hit the local market this year and made an impact with installers, integrators and end users.
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Traka launches experience centres
News, Access Control & Identity Management

Traka launches inaugural Experience Centres in Australia and South Africa; aims to drive continuous collaboration and innovation.
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Managing vehicle entry with ANPR
Hikvision South Africa, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

The use of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) for vehicle entry is not new, but it’s being used in more innovative ways to streamline processes and help business planning.
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Automatic tyre spike industrial vehicle barrier
Turnstar Systems, Access Control & Identity Management

The Turnstar Velocity Raptor automatic tyre spike industrial barrier, with SwiftDrive technology, is aimed at high-volume and high-security access applications such as parkades, shopping centres, residential estates and airports.
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The new Black Max
Radio Data Communications, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

The newly designed Black Max antenna has a slick new appearance with improved performance and is designed for VHF radio installations.
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The importance of traceable records
Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice, Security Services & Risk Management

Traceable records streamline performance management, training, evidence records and reduce fraud, corruption and criminal activities.
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Creating the district ID database
Technews Publishing, Agriculture (Industry), Security Services & Risk Management

Continuing his series on preparing for and preventing farm attacks, Laurence Palmer discusses developing an identity system for districts at risk.
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The importance of staying up to date
Access Control & Identity Management, Government and Parastatal (Industry)

Africa’s cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving, with government’s facing a range of digital threats from espionage, critical infrastructure sabotage, organised crime and combat innovation.
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The cities best facilitating remote work
Editor's Choice

Study uses data to reveal which global cities are most accessible and attractive for remote workers by assessing factors related to employment compliance, living costs, infrastructure and liveability, in addition to showing current location trends.
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Dahua and Yeastar PBX-intercom integration
Dahua Technology South Africa, News, Access Control & Identity Management

Dahua Technology and Yeastar announced their new ECO partnership on PBX-intercom integration to provide a comprehensive and unified communication solution for small- and medium-sized enterprises.
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City surveillance in South Africa
IDEMIA , Government and Parastatal (Industry), CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions

Smart cities and their smarter, more responsible eye in the sky; a look at the video surveillance landscape in South Africa.
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DSC 16-Zone NEO panel
Elvey Security Technologies , Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

Part of the DSC (from Tyco Security Products) PowerSeries NEO range, the DSC 16-Zone NEO panel is modular and scalable in design.
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Guard site communication
OnGuard, Products

Onguard’s Guard Patrol radio uses the global PTT service with the backbone based on the GSM cellular network to make communications faster and easier.
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Vulnerabilities affect over 150 HP printer models

HP issues patches for security vulnerabilities that threat actors can exploit to steal information or conduct other attacks on organisations through some of its printers.
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IDEMIA South Africa achieves level 1 B-BBEE status
IDEMIA , News, Access Control & Identity Management

As part of the action plan to improve its status to Level 1, IDEMIA now works with over 40 black-owned local suppliers, representing over 30% of IDEMIA’s local suppliers.
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Suprema integrates biometric access control with Genetec
Suprema, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management

Suprema has announced the successful integration of its biometric access control products with Genetec Security Center, a unified security platform that connects security systems, sensors and data in a single intuitive interface.
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New platform for keyless access
Access Control & Identity Management

The new ABLOY CUMULUS platform for keyless access combines locking hardware with secure access and management applications in a single ecosystem with a risk-free, integrated cloud service.
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Turnstar ramps up countermeasures
Turnstar Systems, Editor's Choice, Access Control & Identity Management, News, Products

Turnstar has developed and patented an early warning and deterrent system which will alert security, and anyone nearby, of any attempt to place ramps over the raised spikes.
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New and improved site management app
Paxton, News

The Paxton Connect app enables users to open a door directly from their smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
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PID supports motion detection
Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

A PID (perimeter intrusion detection) solution is an invaluable part of a perimeter security system, complementing CCTV for more effective management and control.
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Industry 4.0 meets digital in transportation
Transport (Industry)

Emergent technologies and platforms now allow organisations across sectors such as transport, logistics and manufacturing to refine operational excellence and business process optimisation in increasingly tight economic times.
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SABRIC annual crime stats 2020
Editor's Choice

As customers turned to online shopping and settling payments on app, criminals enhanced their efforts to phish customers to steal their personal data to defraud them on digital and online platforms.
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Your immediate response to prevent banking fraud
Editor's Choice

If you are like any normal South African, you approach intersections labelled ‘high crime’ or ‘high smash and grab zone’ with an overabundance of caution and the same applies to any intersection where ...
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People management: analytics and AI
Secutel Technologies, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Companies are relying heavily on analytics to gain more business intelligence in terms of improving internal efficiencies, profitability and customer experience.
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Beat the heat
Fire & Safety

Addressing these fire safety mistakes will help prevent the crippling effects of fires on business operations and avoid serious injury or even death.
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AI is driving people management
dormakaba South Africa, Access Control & Identity Management

Entrivo is a digital IOT service for automatic door operators which provides full view of the operating and performance information of the connected doors from any location.
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Video security goes mobile
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Flexible visual documentation of logistics processes, live images in the control room in critical situations, detailed reporting of damages – all this is possible simply with a smartphone.
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Dahua’s wildlife and environment protection
Dahua Technology South Africa, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

In Schwarze Berge Wildlife Park located in Rosengarten, Germany, the local wildlife population is protected by camera systems from Dahua Technology.
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Suprema No. 1 in the global biometric market, excluding China
Suprema, News

According to the latest report by Omdia, a global market research firm, Suprema ranks first in global market share, excluding China, in the field of biometric readers.
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Three things to know about WDR
Dahua Technology South Africa, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

WDR technology is great for high contrast scenes, balancing the bright and shaded areas simultaneously so an image neither appears blown out nor too dark.
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Eagle Eye Networks gets Uncanny Vision
Eagle Eye Networks, News

Cloud video surveillance company, Eagle Eye Networks, adds additional artificial intelligence technology, engineering talent and a new regional office in India.
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