Standards are the one thing missing in the South African security industry. From the regulator, PSIRA, down to individual installers and integrators, there are no standards that determine who qualifies to install or integrate security technologies, who companies should hire and how employees should be treated and so forth.
The above paragraph is obviously incorrect. The security industry has a number of standards that are supposed to ensure quality in everything from choosing a registered installer or integrator, health and safety issues, employment terms and conditions and even to make technical tasks simpler. The real problem in the industry is that there is no compulsion to adhere to any standards, whether technical standards or those that should be enforced by PSIRA.
We will look into the PSIRA side of things more in the future, however, in this article we examine the standards available for IP video surveillance and the industry’s adherence to it (or ignorance of it, as the case may be). Hi-Tech Security Solutions spoke to ADI’s Gordon Moore, Axis Communication’s Per Björkdahl, and Gus Brecher from local manufacturer Cathexis. …read more
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