Monthly Archives: September 2009

The security week: Company re-launch, CCTV training, and an angry rant

Security news is the name of the game (actually, I call it ‘The Security News Game’) so let’s get talking about some security news! OK.

So we’ve got a security pro coming out of retirement to relaunch his business and maybe, just maybe, create a few jobs in the process! A bit of a hero? Possibly.

There’s also the latest look at our CCTV End User Survey – this time we’re examining the responses to the training provided by installers or manufacturers. Fascinating.

I went and had a bit of a rant about US-based moron Tim Larkin, who is planning to teach ‘How To Kill’ classes in the UK. In a nutshell: I think he’s a bit of a wally!

Elsewhere, we’ve got SMT Online editor Brian Sims with his SMT Online Editor’s View; the much-feared massive rise in tractor and quad bike theft; and a little bit o’ holography for ya. Holla.

I’m afraid I am to blame for this: it’s our Song About Security. And it’s Whitney Houston. You know the one. And speaking of ‘legends’, here’s something involving Chris de Burgh.

And in case you missed it yesterday: a very entertaining video of some karaoke fun. Have a top notch weekend.

www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk

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Shadowy security, and VoIP surprise

Hi ho! Thursday’s security news is right here, right now. Let’s go!

Today we’ve got SMT Online editor Brian Sims with his SMT Online Editor’s View – ruminating on the shadowy security words of Shadow Security Minister Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones.

We’ve also got a surprising story coming out of our I4S India channel, where there’s talk that Voice over IP may be banned out of concerns over its security, or lack thereof. What?!?

We’ve also got a round-up of some recent security-centric books; a security manufacturer is acquired; special students benefit from access; and RemGuard talks winter CCTV tips.

Don’t forget to get along to IFSEC India 2009 if you possibly can. You’d be insane to miss out!

www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk

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Video collaboration and Onvif support

Good day, buddies. Today we have a very interesting story for you about the way that Scyron and the West Midlands Police have been working together to improve evidential video management. It’s a refreshing collaboration.

Lilin has launched a new Onvif Support Programme, following its release of the world’s first range of Onvif-compliant CCTV products. Unique!

Due to the pressures of modern living, many people have forgotten about the importance of car security. But don’t fear! We have a story about that sort of thing.

There’s also the two minutes that saved Tesco a million pounds. How? Read the story and find out.

And we’ve also got the heartwarming story of a former security bigwig who has come out of retirement to create a thousand new jobs. Possibly. It’s worth a try!

Have fun.

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Holography and ticketing scams

It’s a rainy September day here in London – so let’s brighten up our lives with a dose of security news sunshine! That would be the advisable course of action.

It’s rare that we get to use the word ‘holography’ in our day to day lives, so I’m happy to report that it’s in use on I4S today. Fighting counterfeiters, no less. Super!

We’ve also got a web warning about cybercriminals targeting innocent football fans who just want to buy some world cup tickets. That’s not fair!

Also in the online sphere, we’ve got some top tips for secure social networking. LOL! 🙂 etc

And The Security Institute is running an event on avoiding and resolving workplace disputes. Peaceful!

IFSEC India is happening soon. Get yourself there. Somehow. Anyhow!

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More licensing – and CCTV training

Guten tag! It’s Monday, so it must be time for a story about Security Industry Authority licensing consultations. Should there be one card to cover all licences? What do you think, buddy?

We’ve also got the latest piece on our CCTV End User Survey, where end users made their thoughts known on the training provided by installers and manufacturers. Have a good hard look at the thing!

Of course, it wouldn’t be Monday September 14 if we didn’t have a story about the increase in tractor and quad bike theft. Damn you, pesky recession!

There are also items on the impact of hate crime; and some new drug detection technology.

Did you know that IFSEC India 2009 is happening soon? You didn’t? That’s a shame. You do now. And you’re welcome!

www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk

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The security week: Alun John interview, and hard-hitting broadsides

Another week of security news tastes and flavours here at I4S. Let’s tuck in.

First up is Brian Sims’ exclusive interview with Norbain boss Alun John, in which John addresses issues raised in our CCTV End User Survey, and recent CCTV criticisms. He’s making his voice heard. What do you think?

Our intrepid SMT Online editor has also been busy this week at the Security Institute’s annual conference, where he filed a number of reports, including this one on MP Bruce George’s hard-hitting look at regulation; and Andy Williams’ investigations into in-house versus contracted-in manned guarding. Interesting.

Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has also had his nose to the grindstone – in addition to his own SI Editor’s View column, he has brought us the latest instalment of Jon’s Top 5, looking at video analytics; and Gerard Honey’s look at training courses for installers. There’s also a black box for installer vans. Ride on time.

And over on I4S India, editor Verghese Joseph has written about the Indian celebrities most likely to damage your computer, as well as the security preparations for next year’s Commonwealth Games.

This week’s Song About Security comes from faintly ludicrous New Wave of British Heavy Metal titans Judas Priest. Check out the amazing video to ‘Breaking the Law’. Dangerous!

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Conference reports and an analytical camera

Today SMT Online’s intrepid editor Brian Sims has more reports from the Security Institute’s annual conference, where Andy Williams discussed the in-house versus outsourced options for manned security provision; and the SIA’s Ruth Henig talked about training in regard to licensing. Weighty stuff.

Recently Geoff Thiel of VCA discussed ‘edge’ versus ‘centre’ uses of video analytics software. Now ioimage has released its latest ioicam, which features video analytics capabilities hosted within the camera.

ESPlus have gone and been very nice corporate citizens – assisting a Cancer Research shop by providing security equipment. That’s nice of them!

And in Australia, RemGuard has helped a bowling club to ward off criminals. Groovy.

Don’t go forgetting about IFSEC India. It’s happening soon.

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