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IoT platform for smart surveillance cameras
The Security & Safety Things IoT platform for smart cameras has been deployed at the ArenA, home to Dutch soccer champion team AFC Ajax and the Amsterdam Innovation ArenA, a living laboratory established by the ArenA and the City of Amsterdam to enable development and testing of innovative stadium and smart city solutions.

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Top ten security industry trends in 2021
Several significant shifts in the use of technology are expected to accelerate in 2021, for example, increasing multi-perception technologies, the convergence of security systems, the popularity of artificial intelligence, and the rise of cloud solutions.

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StarSign Key Fob: a biometric access device
Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has announced the StarSign Key Fob, a unique biometric solution for employee access to company assets at the highest security level, in a convenient way.

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SHA Risk Specialists launches MyCyberDNA and Bitdefender for SMMEs
News

In an agreement concluded in conjunction with One Loyalty, SHA Risk Specialists (a division of Santam Limited and the largest niche casualty insurance provider on the African continent) has launched the MyCyberDNA and Bitdefender solutions to its clients.
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Crosscall seals distribution agreement with Kemtek
News

The French brand, Crosscall, was first introduced to the South African market in July 2019. It has now announced its range of durable mobile phones and accessories will be available to Kemtek’s more than 700 South African resellers and distribution network across the SADC region.
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Innovative security for retail chain
Elvey Security Technologies , Retail (Industry)

Local installer Locksecure, known for its out-of-the box approach to designing and installing bespoke security systems, and Elvey developed custom security solutions for a South African retail chain that was implemented at all the retailer’s stores throughout South Africa.
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Risk investigation and AI (free booklet)
News

ISIO and IFPO have endorsed a new booklet, AI: Merging Technologies and Manpower for Security Criminology-Risk Investigation Management, which is available for free download.
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Next generation of mobile ID
IDEMIA , News

Mobile ID is a digitised version of a physical driver’s licence that allows citizens to control their identity via an app on their smartphone.
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The best DJ in biometrics
Technews Publishing, iPulse Systems, Editor's Choice

From a DJ to South Africa’s security industry disruptor, Gary Chalmers is leading the market into the ‘as-a-service’ business model.
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Biometrics Selection Guide 2021
Biometrics Selection Guide, Access Control & Identity Management

The Biometrics Selection Guide 2021 incorporates a number of hardware and software biometric identification systems aimed at the access and identity management market of today.
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Access Selection Guide 2021
Access Selection Guide, Access Control & Identity Management

The Access Selection Guide 2021 includes a range of devices geared specifically for the access control and identity management market.
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Directory of access and identity management suppliers 2021
Access Selection Guide, Access Control & Identity Management

The Directory of Access and Identity Management Suppliers 2021 includes the details of companies that provide products, advice and services to the access control and identity management market.
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Where beauty and safety meet
Technoswitch, Fire & Safety

Revlon does a fire safety makeover at its Johannesburg head office with JMN Projects and Technoswitch.
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XtraVision moves to new offices
XtraVision, News

XtraVision recently moved to a new headquarters, having outgrown its current offices in Kempton Park.
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COVID-19 sparking greater demand for interoperability
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Following on from 2020, in 2021 the security industry will continue to focus on technologies to mitigate risks associated with COVID-19.
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‘Broken window, broken business’ and cybersecurity
Cyber Security

Apply the broken window principle to ensure there are no gaps in your cybersecurity that allow criminals into your network.
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Further exit of skills possible
Galix Group, Cyber Security

Lifting international travel restrictions could have a severe impact on South Africa’s already depleted cybersecurity skills pool.
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The changing face of access control
Technews Publishing, Access Control & Identity Management

In an effort to enforce decreased unnecessary contact with public and shared surfaces, touchless technology is stepping up to the plate in the access control and T&A arena.
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Implementing facial recognition with a thermal imaging system
neaMetrics, Suprema, Access Control & Identity Management

More organisations are implementing technology tools to screen personnel as they enter facilities without understanding the thermal imaging used for temperature measurement.
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Three new areas of use for AI-powered cameras
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

The growing sophistication and maturity of technologies powering smart cameras, such as AI and ML, are coming of age just when they seem to be needed the most.
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Five benefits of trading with cash
Retail (Industry)

While there is a progressive drive towards digital and electronic transactions, the reality is that cash still plays a dominant and valuable role in the South African economy.
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Panic buttons for neighbourhood watch
ADI Global Distribution, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

PIMA’s panic button solution has been chosen by the municipality of Chimalhuacán in Mexico as part of its neighbourhood watch programme.
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Milesight ANPR cameras
LD Africa, Products

Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) is a technology that uses optical character recognition on images to read vehicle registration plates. The Milesight ANPR camera series is embedded with LPR algorithms ...
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Creating a safe retail environment
Duxbury Networking, Retail (Industry)

Stores generally draw heavy foot traffic, making it a challenge for retailers to keep customers and employees safe from unexpected incidents; the ability to promptly react to accidents and events is a therefore a priority when choosing a retail surveillance solution.
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Beyond recognising faces
Leaderware, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

What is the role of CCTV in identification when you can’t identify people’s faces due to everyone wearing a mask? The fact that one can identify the face of a person who has been on the scene has always been an essential part of evidence generation that helps catch and convict criminals.
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3-in-1 smart communicator
Elvey Security Technologies , Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

The Permaconn communication solutions provide a private and secure network, which ensures alarm signals are securely delivered from the protected premises to the monitoring centre.
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Bosch secures unmanned train depots
Bosch Building Technologies, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

One of the largest public train operators in the United Kingdom, Southeastern Rail Network, now relies on a smart video security solution from Bosch to secure twelve train depots, including five unmanned locations, against theft and intrusion.
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Improving the intrusion industry
Technews Publishing, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

Improving the performance of alarm and intrusion detection technicians has been a passion throughout Bryan Rudolph’s career in the security industry.
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Insight: Fire safety in malls
XtraVision, Retail (Industry)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked Nick Grange, MD of XtraVision, for some insights into fire safety in malls.
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Top emerging technologies to watch in 2021
Editor's Choice

Foresight 2021 from Lux Research ranks the technologies and trends that will change the world over the next decade.
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Securing access to the data centre
Suprema, Cyber Security

When looking for a solution to securing your data centre, FaceStation F2 stands out in terms of its versatility, security and rich feature offering.
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Developing trust and delivering value
Milestone Systems, Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice

Hi-Tech Security Solutions spoke to Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, CTO of Milestone Systems, at the end of 2020 to find out how the company fared in 2020 and what the company expects to see happening in 2021 onwards.
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Advances in UV technology for biometric disinfection
Ideco Biometrics, Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice

Ideco Biometrics has a new solution for disinfecting biometric sensors by using ultraviolet technologies to destroy most known viruses and bacteria.
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Elvey offers Ajax smart, connected intruder solutions
Elvey Security Technologies , Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

A cashless society has been a topic of conversation for many years, but while cashless payment options have exploded, the use of cash has not declined.
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Small business security trends for 2021
Cyber Security

Recent surveys suggest that many small business owners are still operating under a false sense of cybersecurity.
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New range of motion detectors
Elvey Security Technologies , Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

Capture motion sensors intelligently analyse the environment to determine genuine intrusion situations, while actively rejecting electrical noise and other potential false alarm sources.
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Losing face
Cyber Security

Can hackers steal your identity with just your face? Face biometrics have boomed amidst the pandemic, stressing the necessity of 2FA.
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Secure access control installations
Powell Tronics, Technews Publishing, Access Control & Identity Management

What are the key security aspects to consider when installing a new access control system or upgrading to newer technology?
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