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Thursday is surveillance day

A big day of news here at info4security – with a focus on surveillance. Intriguing.

Firstly, we’ve got our report on the UK’s Home Office establishing a National CCTV Oversight Body. What does this mean, and how will it affect you? Brian Sims has the details. We’ve also got the reaction from the BSIA’s Pauline Norstrom.

There’s also a new report into the CCTV market in 2009. It wasn’t great, apparently. Read all the gloomy news here.

Elsewhere in the CCTV sphere, the University of Leeds has opened its new control room; Phil Doyle of Axis Communications discusses outdoor surveillance; Lancroft has integrated CCTV and access control in a London IP installation; and Samsung Techwin have released a new dome camera.

This is the last Daily Digest for 2009 – tomorrow’s Weekly Digest will be our final newsletter of the year. It’s been a pleasure nestling in your inbox. There will be some changes to our newsletter output in the early part of next year – watch this space for further details.

Adios.

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Banishing the Monday Blues (on Tuesday)

Hello! I am back in the news-missive saddle for the last week of 2009 (security news missive-wise). Let’s do this thing.

First up is some very creative marketing from Videofied. They’ve gone and taken the tune of the Buggles ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ and changed the words to promote their wireless alarm system. Clever.

Then there’s Dave Tynan from Avigilon, talking about the capabilities of ultra wide angle surveillance cameras. Visionary.

Then there’s a whopping big university contract for VSG; some door examinations; and an interesting access installation in the City of London. All good stuff.

Bye!

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Terminal 5, Northern Ireland, and vehicles

Today we’ve continued on our air travel theme – with yesterday’s Luton airport and aeroplane classroom stories leading the way – with a piece on CEM’s IP access equipment in use at Heathrow’s much-loved Terminal 5. Jet-setting!

We’ve also got an article on Mercury Security Management, a company gearing up for SIA-licensing in Northern Ireland by obtaining Approved Contractor Status. Keeping it regulated.

Apparently vehicle ID thefts are on the rise. Is someone impersonating your car? That sounds completely insane to me.

Also today, we’ve got a new Mirasys UK MD; some sporting access from Salto; and a new mid-priced anti-vandal dome from Samsung Techwin.

Well, that’s all absolutely splendid.

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IFSEC India and MITIE Griffins

Honk. It’s another security news missive from the security news massive at I4S.

As you may or may not know – I can’t go around ensuring that everyone comprehends everything that is occurring at all times, ever, much as I may like to – IFSEC India is JUST ABOUT TO HAPPEN. Read about the way they’re putting the finishing touches on the event, and also about what Sony is planning to launch there.

Then, LOOK ON IN AWE at this story about a MITIE team undertaking Project Griffin training. That’s the anti-terror Project Griffin, not the security team at the BBC’s Question Time last week. Topical!

Check out the BSIA’s guide to education sector access control; a trip to the National Business Awards finals for Corps Security; and Ingersoll Rand gets busy at the Bullring. Yeehaa!

And, despite my successful efforts to sabotage myself yesterday, here are the links to the Security Excellence Awards winners; the gallery of winners; and the gallery of beautiful, delightful attendees etc. Simply gorgeous.

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SEA anticipation, boozy CCTV, and an editor’s view

The day has finally arrived! Yes, it’s Thursday. That also means that the Security Excellence Awards 2009 are happening this very night! Wow. I am literally crying with anticipation. Not only will I be there, presenting an award and that – I’ll also be updating my Twitter account – twitter.com/info4security – live from the event, so you can read about the category winners as they’re announced, as well as whatever other pithy bits and pieces I can think of.

To get you in the mood, we have a fantastic video of CCTV in action. It’s a drunk man attempting to buy some beer. It’s very amusing. You should watch it.

It’s also that time of the fortnight when Security Installer editor Alan Hyder strips down to his metaphorical undergarments and dives headlong into the murky pond of security issues, emerging only when he has located and retrieved the valuable, muddy nuggets of opinion and analysis hidden therein. In other words, it’s his SI Editor’s View column. Yes!

Also not far off is the beginning of IFSEC India. Our I4S India editor Verghese Joseph chats to organiser Nigel Brown.

And in addition to all of this untrammelled excitement, there’s hard drive destruction; a big contract win in China for BlueStar SecuTech; and some access control for luxury Hong Kong flats. Hoorah!

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Blogs, identity, and the BBC

It’s Thursday, and it just so happens to be ‘Blog Action Day‘, which is where people who do blogs write things about a thing. This year’s thing is climate change. You can see my contribution here (or below) – and that of SMT Online supremo Brian Sims here.

Also today, Brian reports on Pilgrims Group’s work with the BBC’s By Any Means 2 programme, hosted by Charlie Boorman, famous for being friends with Ewan McGregor, and riding a motorcycle.

And the BSIA is urging businesses to take identity fraud seriously. That is, to take the threat of identity fraud seriously, rather than try to make it a new revenue stream. I’m fairly sure that’s what they mean.

Additional nuggets of security news gold come in the form of flea-powered access control; door supervisor checks, with one man “found wearing a photocopy” of his licence; and a new look for QED online.

Here are some otters playing basketball.

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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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