Hi-Tech Security Solutions Magazine

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Overview of contactless identification technologies
A guide to two of the best available contactless identity confirmation technologies, along with some tips on choosing the right one.


Eliminate false alarms with Visual Verifier
Monitoring and response companies should invest in a platform that eliminates false alarms and empowers the operators to make better decisions.


Wireless networks ideal for mines
Wireless networks provide reliable and secure communications for mines and other environments where coverage is required over extended areas.


ONVIF adopts open source development

ONVIF announced it is open sourcing its network interface specifications for physical security technology.
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Digitisation during COVID-19
PSIRA (Private Security Ind. Regulatory Authority), News

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed how business is conducted globally and PSIRA adapted to serve its community.
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IP 3000i cameras with built-in analytics
Bosch Building Technologies, Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Bosch IP 3000i cameras extend smart video surveillance to general security applications.
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ADI signs distribution agreement with Avigilon
ADI Global Distribution, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

New distribution agreement sees security buyers in EMEA gain access to Avigilon video, cloud and access control solutions from ADI.
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ShotSpotter helps reduce rhino poaching in Kruger National Park
Editor's Choice

Gunshot technology has driven an almost 60% reduction in the number of rhino killed inside the park’s Intensified Protection Zone (IPZ).
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How to choose which webinars to attend after lockdown
Regal Distributors SA, Conferences & Events

The Regal Learning Academy has decided to provide training via live webinar streaming.
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Tax season often equals tax scams
Cyber Security

While many of us cannot wait for our refunds, this is also a time of the year when cybercriminals are waiting to attack.
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Critical control management
Integrated Solutions

The critical control management process is an excellent practical approach to ensure effective controls over potentially catastrophic events.
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Competency in the fire industry
FDIA (Fire Detection Installers Association), Fire & Safety

Persons who design, commission, install or service fire protection equipment or systems should have the required level of competence for the task they perform.
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AXIS Guard Suite now free
Axis Communications SA, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Axis Communications has made the existing AXIS Guard Suite analytics free for all compatible Axis cameras.
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ContinuitySA introduces SME-targeted Recovery-as-a-Service
ContinuitySA, News

ContinuitySA has introduced Recovery-as-a-Service, which puts work area recovery facilities within the reach of small to medium enterprises.
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Mitigating the human risk
Managed Integrity Evaluation, Technews Publishing, iFacts, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked Jennifer Barkhuizen and Jenny Reid for some information around background screening and vetting of potential new hires.
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Don’t share your identity
Access Control & Identity Management

Personal data can easily be extracted from video conference screenshots, according to Ben-Gurion University Researchers.
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Hunting for backdoors in counterfeit Cisco devices
IT infrastructure

F-Secure’s investigation highlights challenges facing organisations that discover counterfeit devices in their IT infrastructure.
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The benefit of thermal screening
Technews Publishing, Sensor Security Systems, Security Services & Risk Management

How preventive screening with thermal cameras can help in the fight against COVID-19.
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Dahua releases DMSS
Dahua Technology South Africa, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Dahua Technology has released DMSS, its newly designed mobile client that can connect to Dahua products via the Internet or Ethernet, through P2P or IP.
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60% in SA victim to public cloud cybersecurity incidents
Cyber Security

Ransomware and malware, exposed data, compromised accounts, and cryptojacking to blame; GDPR shows promise with Europeans suffering least.
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Public address/voice alarm partnership
Johnson Controls Global Products, Fire & Safety

Johnson Controls customers now have single-source access to a complete line of fire detection products, including high-quality PA/VA systems.
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Thermal continues to evolve
Technews Publishing, Axis Communications SA, Bosch Building Technologies, Dahua Technology South Africa, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Thermal cameras have made an enormous impact to perimeter security, with more to come as artificial intelligence enhances analytics.
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Serverless ANPR solution
XtraVision, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products

Serverless ANPR automatically controls the movement of up to 1000 listed cars through barriers and provides carpark management information.
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Long-range perimeter protection
Protoclea Advanced Image Engineering, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

An intelligent, proactive solution for long-range perimeter protection on mines, farms and other large properties.
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Non-contact entry alarm control
Trac-Tech, Access Control & Identity Management

Trac-Tech will distribute the UVH-F3 non-contact entry alarm, available as either a fixed wall installation or a portable unit on tripod.
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5G brings immediate opportunities for SA
IT infrastructure

The recent launch of 5G technology in South Africa presents several highly attractive opportunities for consumers, carriers and industry at large.
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Qognify launches Cayuga R15 VMS
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Cayuga R15 is compatible with Qognify’s Umbrella web-based platform that can be used to configure, manage and monitor all connected Cayuga systems centrally.
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ZKTeco’s Proface X Series
ZKTeco, Access Control & Identity Management

The ProFace X Series is powered by a ZKTeco-customised CPU for running recognition algorithms and the latest computer vision technology.
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Enhance security with wireless verification
Videofied SA, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

WebeyeCMS cloud monitoring platform offers a simple solution to monitoring Videofied installations, no matter how many or few products are installed.
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Providing secure communications
Cyber Security

Andrew Sjoberg, CTO of DRS, reveals why security professionals are right to be concerned about providing secure communications.
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Home-grown, cloud-based safety and security solutions
IT infrastructure, Integrated Solutions

BeSecure has taken security and communications technologies and turned them into what is best described as care and safety solutions for the estate community in South Africa.
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Catching the intruder vibes
Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

While a fence or wall of some sort is still the foundation for a perimeter solution, a simple barrier is not a sufficient defence against the continual criminal onslaught against estates.
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More efficient guarding through the effective use of technology
Technews Publishing, OnGuard, Stallion Security, Active Track, Security Services & Risk Management

Technology in its many forms can be used to optimise the efficiency and performance of on-site guarding.
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Local or remote management
Xone Integrated Security, Vox Telecom, Fidelity ADT, Editor's Choice

Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked three companies well versed in offering control room services – either remote, local, or both – what’s happening in the estate monitoring and/or management market.
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Wide-area surveillance with early detection
Protoclea Advanced Image Engineering, Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

Being aware of a threat beforehand allows landowners to implement the necessary steps and alert security personnel, and thereby prevent threats from reaching the property.
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Who’s entering the estate?
Access Control & Identity Management

Security, and especially access control, needs to be made as fluid as possible so that residents and guests can be granted entry in an easy and convenient way.
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Securing estate perimeters
Nemtek Electric Fencing Products, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

Nemtek has a range of products designed to secure the perimeters of estates, however its display at the conference focused on its Network Energizer and its Dual-Action Tension Sensor.
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Double-sided spike barriers control access
Turnstar Systems, Access Control & Identity Management

Four Velocity Raptor automatic tyre spike industrial vehicle barriers secure the gates at Umthunzi Valley in Midrand.
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