Security Technology For Business
Engineering News|December 09, 2016

Power instability leads to security technology changes in South Africa.

Victor Moolman

Owing to South Africa’s power instability, smart technology and solutions provider Jasco Group says it has designed solar-powered security systems.

“Power instability is disruptive to a security operation, as surges and loss of power can cause sensitive equipment, such as routers, cameras and computers, to be damaged,” says Jasco key account manager Ivan Naidoo.

As a result, power instability has presented the company with challenges in keeping security systems operational while providing it with opportunities to expand in new ways, he outlines.

“This has enabled us to not only provide basic security, such as cameras and fencing, but also security solutions that will be equipped with a power component to ensure that the new system is fully operational.”

Naidoo mentions that, to date, Jasco has designed solar-powered systems that can be on standby for two to three days, and can also custom design a system to a client’s requirements.

Jasco business development head Eckart Zollner points out that one of the biggest changes occurring in the security industry is the type of camera that is being used. Traditional cameras use analogue signals that cannot be processed through a computer system, which limits the options available to simply viewing what is happening in front of the camera.

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