Hi-Tech Security Solutions Magazine


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The enemy within – insider ­security threats
Insider threats in today’s financial world are insidious and destructive and your defence against insiders should start long before the person assumes his/her position.

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Visibility is key, and lacking
Cybercriminals are most likely to be caught on servers and networks, but detecting their time and point of entry remains a mystery.

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A smart city is a partnership
Strength lies in unity, especially when forces collaborate to tackle crime. It is therefore necessary for a smart city to have integrated public and private safety and security systems.

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New operations director at Hochiki Europe
News, Fire & Safety

Hochiki Europe has appointed Roland Martin-Bessey as the company’s new operations director to further enhance its production efficiency and supply chain capabilities across the business.
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HD PIR camera with strobe light
Hikvision South Africa, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Hikvision’s Turbo HD passive infrared (PIR) camera uses advanced video surveillance technologies to capture infrared light given off by human bodies.
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The world’s first surveillance camera day
News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Conferences & Events

As part of the National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner is holding the world’s first Surveillance Camera Day on 20 June.
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MIE background screening findings
Managed Integrity Evaluation, Security Services & Risk Management

Candidate and supplier screening prioritised amidst murky market risks in MIE Background Screening Index Report for 2018.
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The disruption of automation
Editor's Choice, Integrated Solutions

Automation is putting pressure on organisations to rethink and refine every aspect of their processes, skills and technology infrastructure.
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As-a-Service solutions bolster information security
IT infrastructure, Integrated Solutions

The emerging concept of ‘Everything as a Service’ (XaaS) makes advanced technologies and solutions more cost effective and available to a broader spectrum of business.
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Paradigm shift in the storage environment
IT infrastructure

As artificial intelligence (AI) develops, the way we store data also promises to become smarter - and more efficient, flexible, and cost-effective.
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Paxton’s global training reaches more installers than ever
Paxton Access, News, Access Control & Identity Management

Paxton has trained more than 2000 installers across the world already this year, meaning a record first quarter, and enabling more people than ever to use Paxton products.
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Lightning protection insurance for thatched roofs
DEHN Africa, Security Services & Risk Management

DEHNinsure offers surge and lightning protection insurance for thatched roofed buildings using its high-voltage-resistant insulated (HVI) technology.
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LoJax: Be very careful
Cyber Security

Even replacing drives won’t kill this malware, which is still active more than nine months after researchers from Arbor Networks detailed it.
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Intruder detection is becoming smarter and more mobile
Elvey Security Technologies , Regal Distributors SA, Editor's Choice, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

Alongside the new technologies continually being developed, existing technologies are being co-opted into not only performing an intrusion detection role, but combatting that bane of the electronic security industry: false alarms.
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Virtual workshops for security management
Training & Education, Security Services & Risk Management

The International Security Industry Organisation (ISIO) and the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has announced a series of virtual courses aimed at criminologists, security, investigation, protection and risk management practitioners.
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Enthralled, educated and entertained
Securex South Africa , Editor's Choice, News

Securex South Africa 2019 gears up to educate the industry, with free access to five content streams.
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Fidelity Fire Solutions receives BSI accreditation
Fidelity Security Group, Editor's Choice, Fire & Safety, News

Fidelity Fire Solutions is one of the first fire solutions providers in South Africa to be awarded the British Standards Institution (BSI) certification for portable fire products.
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From the editor’s desk: Presenting … how you were hacked
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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iLegal 2019
Technews Publishing, Calendar of Events

iLegal 2019    Johannesburg, South Africa    12 September 2019 iLegal, hosted by Dr Craig Donald and Hi-Tech Security Solutions, returns in 2019 with another full-day event covering insights and advice into ...
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iLegal 2019: Augmented surveillance - realising the full potential of CCTV
Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice, News, Conferences & Events, Training & Education

iLegal 2019 will look at what is becoming known as Augmented Surveillance – using technologies and people interactively to maximise results from operators and control rooms in order to make intelligent security and business decisions.
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ASSA ABLOY showcases latest digital access solutions
ASSA ABLOY South Africa, Editor's Choice, Access Control & Identity Management, News

ASSA ABLOY hosted a breakfast at the Country Club Johannesburg in Woodmead on 2 April, to showcase the company’s latest and greatest digital access solutions.
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Moisture detection and the dangers of digital disruption
Fire & Safety, Products

When it comes to protecting businesses against disruption, water damage poses a significant threat, especially in the modern age where electrical systems are ingrained in almost every aspect of daily life.
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AI enhances intruder detection
Dahua Technology South Africa, Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Dahua Technology launched its new XVR series, XVR5000-I/XVR7000-4KL-I featuring full-channel SMD Plus to benefit customers with an AI upgrade.
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Insiders: who are they?
Security Services & Risk Management, Cyber Security

The 2018 Insider Threat Report by Cybersecurity Insiders reports that more than 51% of companies are concerned about unintentional insider attacks.
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Control room software selection
Intelligent Monitoring, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Security Services & Risk Management

Wolfgang Kirsch discusses what customers should look for when selecting a control room management platform.
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The benefits of machine learning and UEBA
Cyber Security

Combining accurate and essential user behavioural data with machine learning allows you to more accurately monitor your users on an endpoint-by-endpoint basis.
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e-Immigration programme for Tanzania
Access Control & Identity Management

Tanzania selects HID Global’s solutions for electronic visa and residence permit services in its e-Immigration programme.
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IP video intercom system
Hikvision South Africa, Products, Access Control & Identity Management

Hikvision has released its second-generation IP video intercom system designed for door entry communication including video and security access.
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New Flex Gen2 IR PTZ range
Elvey Security Technologies , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products

The Illustra Flex Gen2 family of infrared (IR) PTZ cameras is equipped with powerful zoom and control in even the most challenging lighting conditions.
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Streamline lunchtime queues
Secutel Technologies, Products, Access Control & Identity Management

Secutel, in partnership with Matrix Cosec, offers a one-stop-solution for the management of cafeterias and transactions.
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The benefits of background screening
iFacts, Managed Integrity Evaluation, Editor's Choice, Security Services & Risk Management

Companies need to be more vigilant about the people they employ by making sure comprehensive background screening checks are conducted.
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Huawei’s Platform + Ecosystem strategy for 2019
Huawei Technologies South Africa, News, Integrated Solutions, IT infrastructure, Conferences & Events

The annual Huawei Eco Connect event took place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg and saw more than a 1000 attendees and housed exhibition stands from an array of partners.
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KCB Bank Tanzania
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products

Uniview delivered a cost-effective and intelligent solution to help KCB Bank to upgrade its CCTV system.
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The consequences of false alerts
Leaderware, Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions

Craig Donald discusses the impact of false alarm rates on the utility of intelligent security technology systems.
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Protecting people’s money, and their data
Cathexis Technologies, CA Southern Africa, IDEMIA , Editor's Choice, Integrated Solutions, Financial (Industry)

The temptations inherent to the banking sector, and financial institutions more generally, pit them in an eternal and increasingly high-tech battle to secure themselves against threats from within and without.
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Local manufacturing from Hissco International
Hissco, Editor's Choice, Asset Management, EAS, RFID, News

Hissco International recently announced it has set up a local manufacturing partnership that will supply X-ray equipment to partners around the world.
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New Paxton audio monitor
Paxton Access, Products, Access Control & Identity Management

Paxton has launched the Net2 Entry audio monitor, bringing a simple, cost-effective option to the Net2 Entry range.
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Augmenting surveillance video
ISDS, News, Integrated Solutions

ISDS is moving from its previous business model to focusing on being a value-added distributor and supporting its channel partners.
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