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The security week: Theresa May, door supervision, and leopards

Welcome to your weekly dose of security informatasticness. It’s mindbending fun. And it’s a delight to be here. Let’s newsletter!

First this week is our round-up of the very best read stories on info4security during May. This was dominated, as you’d imagine, by the news and images coming out of IFSEC. Click here to see what you missed – and find out what others have been reading.

SMT Online honcho Brian Sims has looked into new UK Home Secretary Theresa May’s policing plans. Read the story here.

Then read up on the new licence-linked qualifications for door supervisors; and hear from Luke Martyn at ADT on what small to medium-sized businesses should take into account when tackling their security requirements.

Why not follow that up with some pictures and video of newly hatched rare leopard cubs, caught on an Axis network camera at Tallinn Zoo? They are cute etc.

And top that off by reading an interview with CSL DualCom advertisement star and IFSEC stand representative Hannah Gray – who also happens to be an aspiring pop star. Check out the videos and photos here.

Don’t forget to get your entries in for the 2010 Security Excellence Awards. If you end up being shortlisted, your esteem will rise in the eyes of all of your friends, colleagues, and enemies, resulting in a feeling of goodwill, and immense power.

Our Song About Security this week comes courtesy of sometime Eagle Glenn Frey – and the Beverley Hills Cop soundtrack.

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

And here is a gibbon taunting some tigers. (It’s more amusing with the sound down, unless you’re a fan of zany sound effects.) Also: a great gift idea.

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The security week: IFSEC, customers and cash

It’s Friday, so it must be time to have a gander at The Security Week. And what a week it’s been, eh chums? Let’s have a little look.

Humungous security industry hoedown and product demonstration party IFSEC 2010 is just 10 days away. Crikey. We’re continuing our unrivalled preview coverage, as you’d expect – head over to our dedicated IFSEC News pages to see what we’ve done so far.

This week we’ve included Honeywell, 2020 Imaging, Hikvision, Navtech Radar, Keeneo, ASL, Tandberg and Clearview, Wavesight, AD Network Video, Promise Technology, Emizon, Videotec, Genie CCTV, Visimetrics, Salto, and Mindtree. Phew. And we’ve got a story about an ADT installation at the LG Arena – part of the NEC, where IFSEC itself takes place! What amazing congruity.

Also this week, our specialist end user channel SMT Online has partnered with Securitas to launch its inaugural Good Customer Award. That’s nice!

G4S Cash Services has renewed its multi-million pound contract with supermarket Morrisons. That oughta keep Richard Hammond’s paychecks safe, thank goodness.

Siemens and the London Borough of Bromley have had a major new outsourced CCTV project go live; a victim of an acid attack has spoken out in favour of CCTV; a new report claims ONVIF members still have a greater market share than those in the PSIA; the National Cyber Security Challenge has been launched; and our old pal The Networker is back, talking about HD CCTV.

Our Song About Security this week comes from one David Bowie. He is reported to be ‘thrilled’ to about his inclusion in this illustrious feature.

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

Here’s a video of one hamster running in his wheel while another hamster sleeps – in the same wheel. Exciting!

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The security week: A pioneer passes

Well hello there, you. Let’s take a quick look at the security news dominating the schedules etc this week, shall we?

First up is Brian Sims‘ obituary of security industry pioneer Jorgen Philip-Sorenson, who Brian describes as “a security legend”.

Then there’s IMS Research’s claim that ADT will command half of the North American domestic alarm monitoring market following a recent acquisition. Dominant!

A company that Jorgen Philip-Sorenson helped to establish, G4S, has released a report which claims that crime against large retailers is perceived as victimless. What’s all that about, eh?

This week’s Song About Security comes from Jay Sean. If you click on this link you will find not only the video, but an interesting fact as well! That does sound like fun.

You know that security exhibition thing, IFSEC? That’s the one. It’s on again in a few short months. Pre-register your interest and all that sort of thing by going here.

Then relax by watching some grainy live black and white footage of alpacas eating.

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Parking wardens and opinions

Everybody loves a parking warden. It’s just a fact! So I was as surprised as you are to discover that some Scottish traffic attendants have taken to wearing headcams in order to avoid altercations. It just seems so unlikely!

Elsewhere today, indefatigable Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has unsheathed his metaphorical security opinion dagger and plunged it, hilt-deep, into the still quivering flesh of some kind of huge beast which is made of topical issues pertaining to the security industry, in his SI Editor’s View. Incisive!

We’ve also got something on ‘sick’ and ‘healthy’ security firms; a big ADT project at Delhi Airport; and an upgrade from CSL DualCom for a monitoring station.

Don’t forget to get your entries in for this year’s Security Excellence Awards. They really are highly sought after. If you win one, many people will buy you a drink.

Good! Now feel free to visit www.info4security.com, or www.ifsec.co.uk

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