It is still security

June 2003 News

Regular readers of Hi-Tech Security Solutions will notice that last month we covered the issue of biological and chemical warfare. This month we take a look at the threat of kidnapping. What does all of this have to do with a publication such as this?

Everything! The explanation is simple. Over the years, Hi-Tech Security Solutions has evolved from a systems-based magazine to one that incorporates technology and business strategy to create complete security solutions that protect people, property and profit. Those who have been keeping abreast with developments in our industry over the past years will agree that evolution is not unique to this journal.

To begin with, it is becoming more and more evident that security decisions are being implemented at a board level. The role of the security manager is also changing to that of a more executive player that has to work with other departments including IT and financial in an effort to provide the best possible security solution.

In business, it is not simply products, technologies and services that sell themselves. Rather it is also the people that are tasked with driving a business that contribute to the bottom line. In many instances, the private sector has become like a sports team, that lures players with obscene amounts of money, to ensure that it has those individuals that possess the necessary business smarts to create a thriving business. In reality, such individuals are an investment.

It is therefore imperative that such an investment be properly insured and protected at all times - not just at that person's place of employ but also whilst travelling for business purposes. Sadly, the threat of a terrorist attack or kidnapping is a scary reality. As South Africans, we cannot afford to be complacent and believe that we do not face the same kind of threats as people living in the United States or the Middle East. The recent bombings in Bali have shown us otherwise.

As an industry journal for security professionals and business leaders, Hi-Tech Security Solutions will continue to evolve in order to address issues that are pertinent to our industry.

Till next month

Gerard Peter - Editor





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