Hi-Tech Security Solutions Magazine

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The Authlogics password breach database exceeds 5 billion records
The exponential growth of the world’s largest repository of compromised credentials highlights how the password problem remains, receiving more than one million updates every day.


Every business can protect its data from load shedding
When the lights go out, businesses worry about productivity, downtime, and the risk of damage to their equipment, but what about data, one of the most vulnerable business assets during a power failure.


Do you trust the selfie?
By choosing the right methodology and technology, CIOs and security and risk leaders can build an authentication solution that maximises security and provides a frictionless customer experience.


Obscure Technologies partners with Rubrik in SA market
News, Cyber Security

South African cyber security specialist Obscure Technologies has partnered with Rubrik, the zero-trust data security company, for the distribution of its cyber and data resilience solutions in South Africa.
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Five pressing themes reshaping the security industry
HID Global, Access Control & Identity Management, News

HID recently announced its inaugural State of the Security Industry Report, which gathered responses from 2700 partners, end users, and security and IT personnel across a range of titles and organisation sizes representing over 11 industries.
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Enhanced Eagle Eye Cloud VMS Enterprise Edition
Eagle Eye Networks, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products

Eagle Eye Networks has enhanced its cloud surveillance offering by adding AI-powered Smart Layouts and enterprise tools for device and user management to Eagle Eye Cloud VMS Enterprise Edition.
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Cybersecurity in 2023
Technews Publishing, Gallagher, Cyber Security

What is on the cybersecurity menu in 2023? Hi-Tech Security Solutions offers two views from industry players on the risk environment and what to look out for in the cyber world in the coming year.
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Your data was stolen - now what?
Cyber Security

How would you know if someone breached your organisation's systems and stole data? Ideally, you would catch the culprits in the act or (less ideally) they would contact you demanding payment.
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Demystifying OSDP
Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice

Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) is more versatile and, importantly, a more secure protocol for access control systems than the old Wiegand installations the industry has adopted for decades.
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Public sector must respond to online threats in real time
Government and Parastatal (Industry), Cyber Security

The February 2023 Threat Report, produced by Trellix Advanced Research Centre (ARC), described an environment in which governments are becoming increasingly digitised, while dealing with scarce resources to build a future-facing cybersecurity strategy.
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The technology behind Distributed Acoustic Sensing
XtraVision, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Access Control & Identity Management, Products

FOTAS is a fibre optic based Distributed Acoustic Sensor; the solution is a combination of optics, electronics, and computer science, which together make this device as effective as it is.
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Enter the 2023 South African OSPA Awards
Editor's Choice, News

Nominations for the 2023 South African Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) in six categories have been extended and entries can be submitted until 18 April 2023.
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Gallagher Security appoints new BDM for Western Cape
Gallagher, News, Access Control & Identity Management

Gallagher has appointed Roxanne Agliotti as the new Business Development Manager for the Western Cape region. Agliotti joins Gallagher with 10 years of experience in the security distribution space, having worked in key accounts, tender submissions and product management roles.
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Who is responsible for cloud data?
Arcserve Southern Africa, News, IT infrastructure

Arcserve global research reveals cloud investments grow while data protection lags behind: 82% of IT decision-makers expect an increase in hybrid cloud investments, while 70% expect an increase in multi-cloud investments, but 43% believe cloud providers are responsible for data.
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Developing an effective CCTV control room culture
Leaderware, Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Training & Education

Organisational culture in organisations can be seen as the set of values, practices, focus, standards and behaviours, and ways of interacting with others that are accepted and subscribed to by the people who work there.
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SALTO access for Android Wear OS smart watches
Salto Systems Africa, Products, Access Control & Identity Management

With the latest SALTO KS app release for Android version 8.7.0, you can activate your Digital Key on your Wear OS smart watch, allowing you to have swifter openings without the need to have your phone with you.
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Innovating integrated banking security
Financial (Industry), Integrated Solutions

To counter intelligent criminals requires integrated, intelligent security solutions that not only protect assets and people, but support business processes as well.
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Keeping your cash secure is good business
Financial (Industry), Security Services & Risk Management, Products

With the proliferation of robberies targeting cash and valuable assets on the move, it is imperative businesses put their money where their mouth is when it comes to protecting their assets.
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How smart does your security need to be?
Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

Installing the most advanced security technology, particularly remote monitoring, is now much easier thanks to cloud-based software; but what type of smart security is actually needed? And what happens to any legacy systems you may already have installed?
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You cannot bribe a computer
Access Control & Identity Management, Security Services & Risk Management

Corruption is a cancer that destroys the prospects and stability of countries and businesses. It widens wealth gaps and punishes the poor. It costs countries many billions in lost revenue.
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Three new portable power stations to ease load shedding
News, Security Services & Risk Management, Products

EcoFlow has launched three portable power stations that provide sufficient power for consumers wherever they are; the DELTA 2 and RIVER 2 Series are feature-filled power solutions to the volatile electricity supply.
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How much protection does cyber insurance really give businesses?
Cyber Security, Security Services & Risk Management

If organisations don’t meet even the minimum requirements of security and data protection, insurance will do them little good. Instead, it needs to be just one part of the digital resiliency toolbox.
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A smart start for South African cities
Integrated Solutions, IT infrastructure

Cameras and sensors can kick off smart city strategies in cities around South Africa, leading to not only improved security and safety, but also better service delivery in areas like electricity and water provisioning.
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Biometrics in financial services
ZKTeco, Financial (Industry), Access Control & Identity Management

Today, it is possible to verify our identity using a selfie, our voice or by placing our finger on the fingerprint reader of our mobile phone.
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Texecom launches Impaq S G3 shock sensor
Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Products

With full third-party EN Grade 3 compliance, the Impaq S G3 also features the aesthetics demanded for high-end residential and commercial properties while also being extremely easy to install.
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Managed services can alleviate the skills shortage
Training & Education, Security Services & Risk Management

South Africa is in the midst of an ongoing and deepening IT skills shortage exacerbated by the high global demand for IT talent from the country’s skills pool and often spurred on by attractive remuneration and the opportunity to work without leaving home.
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Qognify VMS adds support for Pelco IP camera series
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products

The latest IP camera series from Pelco can now be used with Qognify’s advanced video solution for corporate and enterprise projects, increasing the overall number of camera models and third-party devices supported in Qognify VMS to more than 6 500.
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Olarm launches its academy
Olarm, Training & Education

Security professionals need to stay up-to-date with the latest product developments and best practices. Stay ahead in the ever-evolving security industry by accessing free educational resources and comprehensive, flexible and remote training programmes from Olarm.
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All-flash storage for unstructured data
News, IT infrastructure

FlashBlade//E provides a better way to manage unstructured data growth efficiently, reliably, and sustainably with optimal user experience and economics that enable customers to eliminate the last remnants of disk in their data centre.
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Paxton Introduces new rewards programme to South African installers
Paxton, News

Paxton has launched Paxton Rewards, offering the first opportunity for installers in South Africa to earn rewards by participating in training, installing Paxton solutions, and completing activities or achievements. The programme is available via the Paxton Installer app.
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Recession? Do not skimp on cybersecurity
Cyber Security, Security Services & Risk Management

While economists are studying their crystal balls, businesses have to prepare for the worst, and preparing for a recession means cutting costs and refocusing resources; however, they must ensure they do not end up creating an enormous risk.
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Keeping students, staff and communities safe
Vumacam, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Security Services & Risk Management

South African schools are facing increasing security challenges, making effective surveillance systems more important than ever. To address this issue, Vumacam is offering advanced security solutions with security partners, aimed at keeping students, staff, and the community safe.
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Secure and private access in the cloud
Secutel Technologies, Education (Industry)

Combining the idea of touchless and mobile access control, Secutel Technologies has developed NoKey, a secure keyless access control system using biometrics and BLE technology to ensure the user is present to open the door.
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Fire detection for the smartphone age
Education (Industry)

Fire detection is a crucial aspect of security in educational establishments, but it is only as good as the information it provides; modern connectivity means staff on site can better monitor, maintain and understand their fire detection system.
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HID Technology Seminar
Technews Publishing, HID Global, News, Access Control & Identity Management, Products

HID Global’s technology seminar introduced partners and distributors to the company’s new Signo range of readers and highlighted the benefits and global growth of mobile access credentials.
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AI’s take on physical security trends
Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice

In Issue 1 every year, Hi-Tech Security Solutions looks at expected trends in the security industry, incorporating views from different sources. This year is no different, except we have a new contributor, ChatGPT from OpenAI.
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Top seven trends for the security industry
Hikvision South Africa, Editor's Choice

Expect security systems to become even more deeply integrated and comprehensive, expanding with capabilities that are now shouldering tasks that are more intelligent, to improve efficiency in security as well as other operational functions.
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Technoswitch partners with UK’s Hyfire
Technoswitch Fire Detection & Suppression, News, Fire & Safety, Products

UK-based wireless fire technology pioneer Hyfire, has confirmed partnership agreements that will see its products sold in South Africa, for the first time, through local fire and safety stalwart, Technoswitch.
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