It’s the final Alarmist post of the year. To some, this will come as a devastating blow. To others, blessed relief. To most, it will be of minor significance, merely another indicator that the years are passing, the seasons changing, time marching on. It’s like a fluttering calendar in a movie – but with a link to Bruce Springsteen singing a Christmas carol at the end of it.
There’s definitely a video analytics vibe to this bittersweet final missive. We’ve got a report on Portsmouth City Council’s pioneering central area monitoring. And an ‘Eco-Park’ in South Africa – called ‘Xanadu’ – is using analytics and thermal imaging to make sure no intruders, well – intrude. As far as I am aware, the park contains neither Kubla Khan nor Olivia Newton-John.
We’ve got a special piece that predicts what the major cybercrime threats are likely to be in 2009.
And Salto Systems and Salisbury District Hospital have won a prize. It was for the hospital’s access control installation!
As promised, your seasonal treat: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performing a uniquely disturbing version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town at London’s O2. Enjoy?
There’ll be some updates to I4S over the Christmas and New Year break, including a special festive Song About Security. We’ll be back in full swing from Monday January 5. How exciting!
Have an excellent Christmas and New Year. 2009 looks like it should be an interesting year.