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Feb 1, 2021

Turning video into actionable intelligence

The camera has become a multi-purpose, centralised device that can help companies deal with operational, manufacturing and health and safety challenges, says Stephanie Rosenmayer, business unit manager at Datacentrix.

Oct 28, 2020

Govt to use drones for high-risk infrastructure surveillance

President Cyril Ramaphosa reveals government plans to deploy drones to assist in the surveillance of the country’s mission-critical assets.

Jul 13, 2020

Vumacam reviews surveillance system as POPI Act kicks in

Vumacam audits operational guidelines and systems, to assess compliance with the newly promulgated Protection of Personal Information Act.

Jul 10, 2020

Vumacam AI surveillance helps police corner criminals

AI-based cameras help bust four suspects on William Nicol Drive after an extensive high-speed car chase that started in the Johannesburg CBD.

Mar 30, 2020

MS severs ties with controversial facial recognition start-up

The company will no longer make investments in firms that sell the controversial technology, and will disassociate itself from AnyVision.

Jan 16, 2020

AI supercharges surveillance

Introducing AI to surveillance means providing it with a ‘digital brain’ that is able to analyse images, videos and data recorded for more efficient security, says Stephanie Rosenmayer, business unit manager at Datacentrix.


Six cyber security predictions for 2020 

From deepfakes to Internet censorship and new mobile malware, a digital privacy expert forecasts what cyber security will look like this year.

Dec 3, 2019

Vumacam defends Joburg smart camera network

The company says it does not have facial recognition tech enabled in its street cameras, nor does it profile people.


Joburg says it has no policy for surveillance cameras

Officials confirm the city does not have a policy in place to govern the surveillance cameras across Johannesburg.

Sep 16, 2019

RICA declared inconsistent with Constitution

The South Gauteng High Court declares some parts of the Act as unconstitutional, as bulk surveillance activities are unlawful.

Feb 23, 2017

Trendnet, Core Networks sign distribution deal

The deal entails the distribution of a wide range of products ranging from wireless routers to surveillance products throughout SA.

Jan 16, 2017

Start-up investors fret over mass data collection risks

Questions loom about how much personal information start-ups are collecting and how securely they store the data.

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