It’s been an absolute cracker of a week here at info4security. There’s been more security news and opinion excitement than you could point an exceptionally angry cat at. As I believe the saying goes.
So. SMT Online‘s indefatigable editor, Brian Sims, has gone conference crazy in recent times. Here’s his SMT Online Editor’s View about ACS discussions at the SIA Stakeholder Conference; Dr Adam White on the journey to regulation; a look behind the scenes at the SIA event; and David Greer at yesterday’s Skills for Security conference.
Brian’s also found time to interview Security Institute president Lord Carlile and its new chairman Mike Bluestone. What a newshound.
Elsewhere, I went on a bit of an opinion-binge after watching a documentary about CCTV on the BBC; in ONVIF news, it went and released its testing tool and conformance process; and Security Installer editor Alan Hyder brought us important news about the theft of bees. Bees! Geez.
This week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of 70s rockers Golden Earring. They’re Dutch. Unexpected!
The one thing that simply everybody’s doing these days is entering the Security Excellence Awards. Why? Because winning one means you and your company will be immortalised, like the legendary heroes of story books and the like. Dramatic!
A genuine imaginary mouthwatering smorgasbord of security news tastiness today. There’s a little bit of everything, to moisten the tastebuds of security gourmands around the globe. Exciting!
SMT Online‘s Brian Sims spoke exclusively to Security Institute president Lord Carlile on issues including CCTV, counter-terrorism and policing. Hard-hitting stuff.
Cooperation is lovely. In that spirit, ONVIF has released its test tool and conformance process, so manufacturers can get stuck in, plugging and playing with each other’s devices. Or something like that. Hmm.
Elsewhere, I’ve gone and ranted a bit about the public perception of surveillance and a new BBC documentary series. Cathartic!
Obviously, one of the most serious crime waves ever to hit these shores is that taking place in the world of beekeeping, where thieves are nicking bees and that. Apparently something something ‘abuzz’! Honk.
And if you’re intrigued by that mysterious video compression thingo, H.264, you should read this ‘fact and fiction’-style piece by Arecont Vision’s Dr Michael Korkin, called H.264: Fact and fiction. That’s what it’s called!
Wahey! That’s the enthusiastic start to this very missive. Yes, this one here. Let’s go!
First up is robots. We’re big fans of robots here at I4S, and get very excited when we hear about things like Samsung Techwin’s killing robot, because it feels like we are living in the future. So today’s piece on the ReconRobot is very welcome indeed.
However, fragmented UK police is not so good. According to this article, that’s the consequence of the digital switchover. Yikes!
We’ve got more IFSEC 2009 coverage today, with stories on Western Digital and the BSIA’s Meet The Buyers event. Remember that you can access all of our IFSEC 2009 coverage by visiting this little link here.
Proving very popular is our story on the IFSEC Award winners and its attendant glitz and glamour gallery. If you fancy appearing in either of these types of things later this year, you should enter the Security Excellence Awards 2009. They’re totally prestigious!
Greetings, security news fans! It strikes me as almost the perfect day to discuss the latest security industry issues, topics, and thingos. So let’s do just that!
Today Security Installer’s garrulous editor Alan Hyder unsheathed his analysis syringe and plunged it deep into the opinion zone of IFSEC 2009 – metaphorically, of course – in his SI Editor’s View. Super cool and trendy!
For some reason people have concerns about something called ‘swine flu‘. Irisys have a camera they think is good for using in the fight against it.
We’ve also got Raid-control Award winners, a Scottish apprenticeship framework, a fraudulent nurse, and an in-depth article on security in the public sector.
Don’t forget that you can get all of your IFSEC 2009 coverage needs sated by visiting www.info4security.com/ifsecnews. It’s comprehensive!
Back in the office after a hectic week of IFSEC excitement, and the question on everyone’s lips is – which Song About Security was voted most popular by IFSEC visitors? The second question is – who won the iPod? Was it me? Did I win it?
The answer to the first question is Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Let’s Get Physical’. The answers to the second, third and fourth questions can all be found by reading the article. Get to it!
In crime and punishment-themed news, an ex-director of a security firm has been punished for a crime. To do with licensing. Read all about it right here.
And despite its name, a new digital forensics laboratory is not simply a facility designed specifically for finding severed fingers and toes.
Don’t forget to keep reading I4S for all your post-IFSEC coverage needs. And if you’d like to access our very popular webinar about HD and IP CCTV, register here and you can do so for free. For free!
If you missed it, here’s our gallery of special IFSEC pictures. Very special.
Hello. I am sitting in bed as I type this. Truly. It’s not because the powers that be at I4S Towers have installed bunks and have us working around the clock in some kind of prison-camp style arrangement. No, it’s because security shindig IFSEC 2009 finished up yesterday, and I’m knackered.
As a consequence, our theme this week is ‘relaxation‘.
But it’s been anything but relaxing at the NEC Birmingham this week. And we’ve been there the whole time, diligently covering all the action with assorted high-tech tools and good old-fashioned trudging around and scrawling in notepads.
SMT Online supremo Brian Sims hosted numerous discussion and briefings and high-end talks – but still found time to keep all and sundry updated via the magic of Twitter. Find him at twitter.com/smtonlineeditor.
Security Installer boss Alan Hyder brought us a veritable tsunami of news excitement, including this piece on Norbain honcho Alun John’s observations of the state of the CCTV market, and details of Dedicated Micros’ strategy for the year ahead.
I contributed a techno-splodge of video items and photo galleries. These included bits from Cisco Systems, Samsungs Techwin and Electronics, Axis Communications, and a quick demo of an IFSEC Award-winning product from Concept Smoke Screen.
Speaking of the IFSEC 2009 Security Industry Awards – they happened! Oh yes. Hosted by John Sergeant. We had all the winners first! And a photo gallery of beautiful people. As well as some from the security industry. Ha ha ha. I jest. Or do I? Yes, I do.
We’ll have much more from IFSEC 2009 over the coming days and weeks, so keep coming back to info4security.com for your security news fix, information junkies.
I’m going to continue to have a decent lie down. See you next week. Here are some tigers and pumpkins.