Another action-packed week at I4S, with the venerable editor of SMT magazine, Brian Sims, pulling no punches in his assessment of the ticket touting blight.
There was more advice for installers, also, with the BSIA advising them to get ready for next year’s EU Battery Directive. And the BSIA went and launched a handbook on access control installations.
In news about major, devastating clashes, the hot topic this week was the face off between the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and the security industry’s Safer Doors conference. What was the outcome?
We can only guess at what Elvis Costello would make of all this. And we can also appreciate his 1977 single ‘Watching the Detectives’, because that’s this week’s Song About Security. It’s spectastic!
Excellent security jobs website www.jobsforsecurity.com goes from strength to strength, so you should head over there and check out all the security jobs and career information. We fully endorse it!
And if you’re one of those people who likes to attend conferences about CCTV, there is a great conference about CCTV you should attend! It’s called Next Generation CCTV, and it promises to be a truly fantastic conference about CCTV. Get involved!
It’s the clash of the titans: the BBC’s aging warhorse Antiques Roadshow versus the nimble, spry and youthful Safer Doors conference. Why are these two important national institutions at loggerheads? Brian Sims puts his own personal safety to one side and wades into the conflict to provide the answers.
And following yesterday’s news of forthcoming battery-based responsibilities for installers, Dedicated Micros chips in with some more uplifting information on an extension to its dome giveaway promotion.
There’s also the details of the buyout by Loomis of US cash handling firm EM Armoured Car Service.
Don’t forget to get involved with the I4S-supported Next Generation CCTV conference. And pop over to www.jobsforsecurity.com, where you can read a very useful guide to working in the UK security sector.
Y’know, sometimes I think that we don’t talk about batteries enough – not just on I4S, but generally. Today we attempt to redress the balance somewhat with a story about the impact of a new EU directive on security installers. And yes, it’s battery-based!
They’re pretty progressive in Sweden, or so we’re led to believe. Cut-price supermarket chain Netto is certainly living the dream, installing IP cameras and video management software from Milestone to protect against all manner of retail badness.
And don’t forget that if you, like many others out there, hold concerns about ticket touts and their impact on safety at sports and entertainment events, then a read of Brian Sims’ Editor’s View column may help keep your blood simmering.
Later this year there’s a conference being held on Next Generation CCTV. We’re supporting it, so I obviously think it’d be a good idea to check it out.
Today I4S takes the ticket touts to task in inimitable fashion via the medium of Brian Sims’ SMT Editor’s View.
There’s also a useful guide available from the good folks at the BSIA with information and assistance on access control installations.
Don’t forget about the opportunity to register for our interesting and wonderful conference which looks at Next Generation CCTV.
And get yourself over to www.jobsforsecurity.com not only for the best security jobs – naturally – but also fantastic advice on furthering your career. Del Hunter of SSR Personnel Services Ltd has written an excellent guide to security careers in the UK which is valuable for anyone looking to get into the business.
Today brings news of a new service from the SIA which is designed to speed up licence applications by way of direct link between digital passports and the application process.
There’s also details on a 60 megapixel mobile camera unit being used for mapping purposes – could it point the way forward for evidential quality mobile CCTV?
Marc Boroditsky argues that we could be seeing the death of passwords in IT security tasks, while there’s also a report suggesting that 29 per cent of internet users have purchased products or services from spam emails. That number seems ridiculously high to me – but maybe I’m underestimating the number of gullible fools there are out there. (Apologies if this applies to you.)
The good times and career advice keep coming over at www.jobsforsecurity.com – in addition to yesterday’s CV info, you could do worse than read up on his best buddy, the covering letter. It’s the postal superhighway!