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The Machine is Better than Man Myth


Technology provides better detection than manpower



This is neither true nor false and has been the topic of argument in the Security industry for many years. Both technology and manpower hold advantages and disadvantages when it comes to detection. Essentially, technology and manpower go hand-in-hand and a convergent of the two would provide an efficient detection system.

Excellerate Security is South Africa’s most trusted specialist in the provision of integrated risk solutions  and is continually conducting research into emerging technologies. 

Previous Posts

Electric Fence Myth
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Myth: Electric fences only serve as a deterrent Fact: Not only are electric fences utilised as a deterrent, but are also able to serve as a detection mechanism should your…

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The CCTV Number Plate Myth
Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Myth: All CCTV Cameras have automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) capabilities Fact: False. Not all CCTV cameras are equipped with the technology to recognise number plates. Specific ANPR…

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The Cyber Crime Myth
Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Myth: Cyber criminals only target large businesses Fact: Cyber criminals can target anyone, from small businesses to individuals…

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Criminal Deterrent Myth #2
Monday, 18 April 2016

Myth: Surveillance cameras do not deter criminals Fact: A major argument surrounding surveillance cameras is their value and effectiveness as a crime deterrent. Studies…

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Criminal Deterrent Myth #1
Monday, 11 April 2016

Myth: Patrols do not deter criminals Fact: Whether patrols are conducted by the Police, a Security Company or members of a Neighbourhood Watch, patrols (by car, bike or by foot)…

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The Car Alarm Myth
Monday, 4 April 2016

Myth: Does your car alarm deter car thieves? Fact: Car alarms certainly do pose as a deterrent as the sound of a car alarm attracts attention and therefore puts the suspect at risk of being caught.…

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The Security Passive Myth
Monday, 14 March 2016

Myth: All security passives are the same. Fact: False. There are a myriad of passives available to compensate for various requirements. Passive infrareds, microwave detectors,…

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The Uniform Myth
Monday, 7 March 2016

Myth: Do criminals disguise themselves in uniform? Fact: Yes. Criminals have been known to dress in various uniforms to disguise their intentions. The current trend is criminals…

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