Today Brian Sims reports from the Security Institute’s Annual Conference. He’s been right productive, too. There’s the hard-hitting assessment of regulation from MP Bruce George; the address from chairman Mike Bluestone that announced a new Chartered Status Steering Group; and a new framework of CPD qualifications called ‘Securing the Future’. Skills!
Monthly Archives: September 2009
First up is Security Installer editor Alan Hyder. He has unleashed his metaphorical opinion beast on hordes of unsuspecting villagers (representing various different security issues in this particular metaphor), ripping them apart bodily with its teeth made of pure wit and analysis. That’s all (kind of) in his SI Editor’s View column. Check it out.
Also today – x-rays. And not just any x-rays. (X-radiation (composed of X-rays) is a form of electromagnetic radiation. X-rays have a wavelength in the range of 10 to 0.01 nanometers, corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 petahertz to 30 exahertz (3 × 10 to the power of 16 Hz to 3 × 10 to the power of 19 Hz) and energies in the range 120 eV to 120 keV. They are shorter in wavelength than UV rays. In many languages, X-radiation is called Röntgen radiation after Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who is generally credited as their discoverer, and who had called them X-rays to signify an unknown type of radiation. Awesome.) This is x-ray baggage screening at mass transport hubs. Get some!
There’s also the Wilf Knight Award, which will be presented at the 2009 Security Excellence Awards; claims over the carbon footprint of IT security hardware; and a school installation for 2020 Vision.
A big exclusive for I4S today, with SMT Online editor Brian Sims interviewing Norbain honcho Alun John about the current state of CCTV – and the outcome of our recent CCTV End User Survey. The only place you can read the interview is right here. Yep!
Also today the one and only Gerard Honey is talking apprenticeships and training for security installation engineers. Check out his words of wisdom here.
SMT Online editor Brian Sims this week looked at the security implications following the latest bit of football violence following the West Ham/Millwall match, in his SMT Online Editor’s View. And this week’s Song About Security focuses on that very topic as well.
Don’t forget to check out our latest Bench Test; get some words of advice from the Access Control Doctor; and find out about the debate surrounding using video analytics at the edge or centre of a CCTV system. Mind blowing!
First up is Geoff Thiel of VCA Technology, who looks at the thorny issue of whether video analytics is best used at the edge or the centre of CCTV systems. Gripping stuff!
Elsewhere there’s a guide to key management in car dealerships; Visimetrics and IndigoVision providing IP video solutions for two different Glasgow sites; and AVG Technologies expanding its partner network. Charming!
Guess what? It’s time for the latest in our line of acclaimed and influential Bench Tests. This time around it’s Raytel’s AR-716E-Ray two door controller. How did it fare under the Bench Test spotlight? There’s only one way to find out. That is by reading the article.
For everyone who likes lists and links and the like, today we have the rundown of the top 10 best read stories on I4S during August. What tickled readers’ fancies last month? There’s only one way etc.
First up is the CameraWatch organisation, chipping in with their thoughts on the recent story about a London Met Police report that said it solved one crime for every 1000 CCTV cameras in the city. And Nick Smith of Scyron is urging commonsense over the report as well.
SMT Online editor Brian Sims looks at two major new reports from the Defence Industries Council on what it believes is the “vital nature” of the defence industry.
We’ve also got a story from Iain Crouch of Veracity on how to get the most out of our old pal, Power over Ethernet. It’s like Edgar Allan PoE. Possibly.
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