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The security week: Quivering with IFSEC anticipation

It’s almost upon us. That once a year, adrenalised security thrill-monkey that is IFSEC. Monday’s the kick-off, though exhibitors are likely to be gathering in Birmingham even now. But not in a menacing way. Well, not necessarily.

SMT Online editor Brian Sims has been busy chatting to some of the major exhibitors about their plans for the show. See what luminaries from Sony, Panasonic (Steven Gerrard, no less!) and HID Global have to say about what they’re launching, and the state of the market.

We’ve also got stories on the launch of IFSEC West Africa, which takes part during the show, and the Intelligent Integration Zone feature area, which looks set to be super interesting. Zone!

Of course there’s also a raft of preview information from more than 70 exhibitors on our dedicated IFSEC news page. Some of the latest articles focus on iDTEQ, Zyxel and ACTi, CSL DualCom, VideoIQ, Irisys, ASL Vision, Clearview, Honeywell, and the recently launched Mobile Phone Security Association.

In the midst of all of this IFSEC 2010 preparation, Brian has managed to find time to have a chat with Nick Palmer of VSG about the company’s rigorous vetting procedures.

And we’ve had advice from our Access Control Doctor on using the features of high end access systems.

Sometimes you just want to know what it is that everyone’s keen on reading. That’s why we provide our handy ‘Best read stories’ service. It tells you which I4S stories have been read by the most people in the last month. Wow!

Our Song About Security this week comes from excellent electropop Mancunians New Order. Have it, etc.

Also, there was an election in the UK yesterday. Interesting.

For real-time news updates, live from IFSEC 2010, follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/info4security and twitter.com/smtonlineeditor. And get more up to the minute news via our RSS feed.

To calm your nerves before next week’s cornucopia of excitation, here is a video of a dog dancing for his dinner.

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The security week: Popularity, and cash money

Hello and welcome. It’s super-exciting to be infiltrating your consciousness – I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I do.

We kick off with a look back – a look back to the news highlights on I4S in February, to be precise. Which stories caught your attention? Find out here.

SMT Online editor Brian Sims brought us words and video direct from the launch of the SafeGuard campaign – designed to improve the lot of security officers, in conjunction with the GMB trade union. The BSIA welcomed the move.

Brian also covered the recent Security Institute debate on the Approved Contractor Scheme. There are more videos and articles here: Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.

Our Access Control Doctor was back in his practice this week – this time, his focus was on the way that access products can help with health and safety requirements. Helpful!

Here’s a story on a solar panel for a cash machine. You read right. Kinda. And there were new product launches for Axis, Grandstream, Samsung, and Stanley Security.

On the IFSEC front, Tyco has revealed a whole raft of products it’ll be launching at the show; and the deadline for the IFSEC 2010 Security Industry Awards has been extended until March 9

And this week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of Bobby Fuller. He’s paying tribute – in my mind, at least – to Sabrewatch. Find out how by clicking on this link.

For the latest news, follow us on Twitter – I’m at twitter.com/info4security, and SMT Online editor Brian Sims is twitter.com/SMTOnlineEditor. And for real-time updates, subscribe to our RSS Feed.

Cheers

Anthony

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The security week: Welcome to 2010 – and a look back to 2009

Hello, and welcome to our first weekly missive for 2010! It’s nice to be back. And I’m not just saying that. (Well, I am, but I am also being sincere.)

We haven’t kept quiet over the Christmas and New Year period – we’ve continued to post stories, unlike other security news sites, including two very special edition Songs About Security: one on Christmas Day, and one on New Year’s Day And this week’s security song is by Stealer’s Wheel. Check it out, why dontcha?

Today we’ve also got the countdown of our top 10 best read stories of 2009. Can you pick the winner? Read the story and you will find out. You will!

Well-known UK industry figure and Security Excellence Awards judge Peter French has received an MBE in the 2010 New Year Honours list. Congratulations, Peter!

Also on the site is our latest Bench Test. This time we’re looking at the Axis Q6032-E network dome – and our reviewer is VERY enthusiastic.

Other stories include Iain’s Top 5, on hybrid systems; a retail crime surge in the BRC’s Annual Survey; and our regular advice column from the Access Control Doctor.

It’s all for your delectation. Enjoy!

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The security week: Lifesaving, biometrics and Bench Tests

It’s the end of another security week, and we’re bursting at the seams with newsy goodness. Let’s explore a little further, shall we?

Heading up the list are the Pilgrims officers who saved a contractor’s life. Damn fine work, sirs! Hopefully they receive some kind of bonus..

Also! Here is our good old pal the Access Control Doctor. Hello, Access Control Doctor! What are we talking about this time? It’s biometrics. Good!

It’s also time for another Bench Test. This one is of a Genie network dome. What the heck did our experts think of it? Click on this very link to discover for your own self.

And SMT Online editor Brian Sims has reported on the NSI’s new Contract Quality Marque – he also brought us the industry’s reaction to the move. Splendid stuff!

This week’s Song About Security comes from Ms Tina Arena, and is all about chains and suchlike.

Have a great weekend, folks.

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Bench Test, access doc, and wireless security

Blood is thicker than water. But water is more refreshing. That’s a free pearl of wisdom for you. Enjoy!

More wise words can be found in this month’s Bench Test, which looks at the NVD 2910 network dome from Genie CCTV. What did our experts think? If you read it, you will know. It’s that easy!

The Access Control Doctor is in as well. Today he’s banging on about biometric access systems. Nice work, doc!

Visonic’s Tony Mann provides us with an installer-focused piece on the move towards wireless security systems. Compelling.

And we’ve got helpful video from the folks at CSL DualCom – which you can also download to your mobile telephone. A la mode!

There are also many other stories! Nice.

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The security week: CCTV performance, video analytics, and football violence

What a week of security news it’s been, eh? It was crazy!

How’s this? It’s a bit of an in-depth look at one of the questions in our CCTV End User Survey – this time dealing with performance expectations. Wow!

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.

We’ve also got a couple of articles on the furore surrounding the London Met Police report into the effectiveness of CCTV for crime solving – here’s take one; and here’s take two. Double fun!

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!

Don’t forget to register for IFSEC India 2009, Internal Security India, and the one day Counter Terror India event. You’ll have the time of your life.

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Raytel Bench Test, Access Doctor, and top stories

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.

Our Access Control Doctor is back in the metaphorical building as well, and this time he’s talking about web controlled access systems. It’s useful stuff!

Registrations are now open for the Internal Security India conference, which takes place alongside IFSEC India. Get involved with those things. Go ahead.

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