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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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Argos and pickles

Ahem. It’s time for some security news wotsits.

First up today is much loved UK catalogue-based small-pencil-and-waiting-on-plastic seats-with-people-you-hope-won’t-speak-to-you retailer Argos. VSG has signed a contract to do security stuff for them!

Then there’s good old Dave Pickles. Guess what he’s in? That’s right: it’s the managing director’s chair at Siemens Security Solutions.

There’s also Rachel Bowler picking up a Young Entrepreneur’s award; a distribution deal between 802 Global and ACTi; and just how secure are you and your organisation?

Don’t forget that IFSEC India is just around the corner. If it’s at all geographically feasible, you should attend. It’s likely to be ace.

And here’s another chance to look at the galleries from the Security Excellence Awards 2009 – here’s the winners (and an accompanying list of them) and the beautiful people who attended. Super good stuff.

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Luxury hotel security, and a fake licence

Hi! Your missive is short and sweet today, like a sugar-coated pygmy marmoset. So let’s begin.

First up is a video interview with Andy Sloan. He’s the security and risk manager at The Dorchester hotel in London, which has recently had an upgrade involving kit from Milestone, Axis, ACTi, and Cisco, designed and installed by TM Security. They took me to a suite which costs £14,000 a night. It was such a ridiculous price that we moved to the basement for the interview.

Elsewhere today, there’s the tale of the doorman with a fake licence; some French casino IP excitement; a rail test for a hybrid recorder; and a website relaunch for eneo.

Take part in both our CCTV End User Survey, and the 2009 Security Excellence Awards. They both close for entries this Friday. Hurry!

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

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