Hi-Tech Security Solutions Magazine


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30 years of business continuity
ContinuitySA is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and Hi-Tech Security Solutions spoke to CEO Michael Davies about the changes he has seen in the business continuity and disaster recovery markets.

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The benefits of background screening
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
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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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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Keyless access control launched in Africa
FS-Systems, News, Access Control & Identity Management, Agriculture (Industry)

FS-Systems launches a cutting-edge keyless access control solution for the critical infrastructure environment across the African market.
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Face to face with Suprema FaceLite
Suprema, Editor's Choice, Access Control & Identity Management, News, Products

Suprema has announced the launch of FaceLite, the new generation compact face recognition terminal designed for enterprise access control as well as time and attendance applications.
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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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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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Intelligent ceiling detector
Regal Distributors SA, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Products, Agriculture (Industry)

The RISCO Industrial LuNAR Grade 3 is an intelligent ceiling detector with bidirectional remote control, a mounting height of up to 8,6 m and a coverage area of up to 18 m in diameter.
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Access authentication with a wave
IDEMIA , Editor's Choice, Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions, Financial (Industry), Commercial (Industry)

Financial organisations are making the move to contactless fingerprint biometrics in order to meet the increasing burden of regulatory and compliance demands.
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Delivering greater control room value
Cathexis Technologies, Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions

A truly integrated security system requires that all aspects of the security system work seamlessly together, while being managed by the heart of the system, which is the control room.
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Carefully nurtured supplier relationships reap benefits
Powell Tronics, Integrated Solutions

Powell Tronics has spent the past decade building a solid foundation of leading-edge technology products sourced from a range of locally and internationally respected market leaders in the security sector.
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Identity and access management in the cloud
Access Control & Identity Management

HID Global announced the availability of the new HID Authentication Service, which is part of its cloud identity platform, designed to deliver a suite of trusted identity solutions.
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Outdoor sensor with anti-masking
HiTek Security Distributors, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

The Viper, made by Duevi, is an exterior sensor integrating technologies such as active anti-masking, Redsense digital analysis algorithm and a simple walk-test mode.
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Platforms and community lead the future
Milestone Systems, Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, News, Integrated Solutions

Milestone Systems took a look into the future of open platforms and the power of community at MIPS EMEA in Copenhagen in March this year.
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Simplifying fire detection system installations
Elvey Security Technologies , Editor's Choice, Fire & Safety, Security Services & Risk Management

A fire detection system needs to be selected with extreme care, as is selecting an installer that not only understands the various technologies employed in fire detection, but that also has the necessary accreditations and certifications.
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Effective intruder detection: more important than ever
Powell Tronics, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Products

While intruder detection systems abound, not all solutions are created equal. Ensuring that their intruder detection system is with them for the long haul is something that all end-users desire.
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Does your control room add value?
Fidelity Security Group, G4S South Africa, Progroup , Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions, IT infrastructure, Commercial (Industry)

Whether on- or offsite, control rooms are a critical aspect of security today and care must be taken in the design and rollout of these nerve centres.
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