Change in the Security Industry

Change in the security industry is inevitable:
Times and seasons change, so does technology. Each day presents something new in the field of technology: so it is critical for companies, organizations and government to keep up to date with security developments.

The security industry, in particular, feels the impact of changing needs throughout the world. Persons in the security industry, including government institutions that deal with security, are compelled to keep up with this constant change in technology.

A time is coming where physical characteristics of employees (eyes, faces, behaviour aspects, signature or voice recognition) will be used to permit access to certain areas. In fact, some manufacturers of biometric readers, for example Anviz, are offering such devices – that is why Itatec has agreed to a core partnership with Anviz to distribute and support Anviz’s exciting wide range of products. We believe that the success of each Anviz product in the market is based on unique features that distinguish it from like products.

The current wave of change taking place in the security/biometric industry is inevitable because of more specific requirements for unbridgeable security systems. Researchers have highlighted the necessity to use physical characteristics to secure data and control access to buildings.
The directors of many companies are realizing the importance of time-and-attendance to their companies. There is, therefore, a demand for biometric devices which can perform the dual functions of employee recognition and time-and-attendance. Anviz T50, T60, VF30, OA1000 or AO1000 Mercury, combine this 2–in-1 function and are easy-to-use and to install. Because companies have differing access control and time-and-attendance needs, devices that manage access control or time-and-attendance are the Anviz D100, D200, EP300 and A300. In all, these devices save money, time and electricity.

The fact is that the South African security industry has been using fingerprint and card readers for many years. And Itatec has been able to meet the needs of many organizations. But we cannot shy away from upgrading current systems. It is important for companies to keep up-to-date with changes in biometric technology.

Anviz Readers

There are so many different types of *Anviz* readers available on the market. One reader in particular is the SC822 reader.

  • It is a 26 protocol access control panel which allows users to communicate with the controller to PC via RS485 or TCP/IP.
  • It is a flexible and cost effective dual reader controller which allows configuring as 1 door/2doors.
  • It even allows car park mode
  • Two readers and two doors: one reader for one door; one reader for two doors; two readers for one door and a reader for each door
  • The control panel is designed based on modular and open platform concept, and therefore, it supports almost any reader with Wiegand 26 protocol such as biometrics, proximity, MiFare, HID, iCLASS, ABA track II and others


  •  it provides the solution for powerful combinations of access control and real time monitoring
  •  it manages two doors and two readers with one single controller
  • *Anviz***also supports almost any reader technologies with Wiegand 26 protocol , including HID
  •  the reader has an integrated keypad
  •  it is suitable for any type of installations – from single buildings to multiple sites spread over remote locations via RS485 or TCP/IP
  •  there is an inbuilt surge protection up to 36kA; reverse polarity protection for incoming power and DC failure protection
  •  it comes with a separate power supply design to make sure the door is safe in case of power failure
  •  visual LED indicate the inputs, outputs and communication status
  •  its user-friendly access software provides numerous access control and alarm monitoring features including expiry date for clubs, time zones, supervision, activity reports and more

Another great product by Anviz is the VP30 card access control system. It is a professional access control system developed for small to medium size businesses for security. It integrates fingerprint identification, RFID, burglar alarm, time attendance and access control functions with fashionable and elegant appearance and reliable quality. It has multiple language display, user friendly interface and powerful communication function suitable for data management in various environments. It comes with functional background management software, compatible with various types of database. It supports time zone and group access control for high security level. It is versatile, convenient and multi-functional.


Has multiple languages including English, French, Spanish, and more, and comes with a white backlit keypad with 10 numeric keys and 7 function keys. It has a standard RFID card reader, optional MI fare or HID card reader, RS485, USB device and TCP/IP for network connection. This system supports wiegand input or output and has tamper alarm output to connect with alarm equipment outside. It has a unique infrared auto wakeup design, support real time record download and WEB online tracking function and has time zone and group access control, real time data transfer monitors. The system uses an identification method, using cards or passwords, standard 10000 card users and 100000 records.