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Curbing boozing and double doctor time

Monday greetings, and welcome to your first I4S missive of the week. This one is short and sweet, like a well-mannered nephew, or something. Nothing at all like an angry dog.

We kick off with the door supervisor community and their pledge to help curb underage drinking this festive period. Good work, chaps!

Then we have the return of two of our favourite doctors – Dr CCTV, and Dr Alarms. They are covering hybrid video recorders and tamper false alarms respectively. Stunning.

There’s also CameraWatch’s call for annual audits of public space CCTV; an acquisition for G4S; an ESPlus Christmas warning; and a Park Royal award.


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The security week: Fraud, advice, and naked scanning

It’s the end of another week of security news explorationboldly going where no other security information portal would ever dare, or try, discovering new security stars and planets, and just generally expanding humanity’s knowledge base. So that’s good.

Appropriately enough, we kicked off the week with an article with the word ‘kickstart’ in its headline! How gloriously suitable. It was about National Identity Fraud Prevention Week. To tie in with the theme, SMT Online editor Brian Sims wrote his SMT Online Editor’s View around the same subject, and the BSIA also weighed in with their thoughts.

Away from fraud, it was the week that the doctors took control of I4S. Our CCTV Doctor addressed the subject of entry-level IP systems, while our Alarms Doctor looked at Radio Frequency Interference. If they were a band, or part of the police, I would call them The Advice Squad.

At the start of the week, a lot of the mainstream British media decided to report on Manchester Airport’s new scanners, which apparently can see right through your clothes to provide a blurry image of the outline of your saucy, saucy body. I wrote a blog piece about it – and now this week’s Song About Security is dedicated to the same subject. It’s from X-Ray Spex. Clever!

This time next week, we’ll have the results of the 2009 Security Excellence Awards available for you. They take place on Thursday night – and if you really want to be the first in the know, follow me on Twitter. I’ll be providing live updates direct from the Park Lane Hilton in London. Technological!

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Doctors and fraud

High! It’s time for the first of this week’s daily digestible news chunklets. More words to follow.

And here they are! We’ve gone Doctor crazy today, with not one but two advice-giving medicos on hand to help out with all of your security ailments. First up is our CCTV Doctor, who is looking at entry-level IP gear. Then there’s the Alarms Doctor, with wise words on Radio Frequency Interference.

It’s also National Identity Fraud Prevention Week, as if you didn’t know. Why not investigate further by reading the story which this is a link to?

Then there’s the countdown to big event IFSEC India 2009. Join the counting down party!

And Colin Rogers says the best way for manufacturers to attain success in security is through a closer alliance with installers. Is he right?

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Focus on 21CN – and cause for alarm

An enormous news day here at info4security. That’s wonderful! Read on, pals.

First up is a topic you’ll be hearing a lot more about soon, particularly if you’re a UK installer – it’s BT’s 21st Century Network, or 21CN. Security Installer editor Alan Hyder does the word wrangling here.

And in conjunction with Security Installer magazine, we’re happy to present the first clinic from our new resident Alarms Doctor, David Grant of ACT Meters. He’s talking about false alarms causes today.

Chinese firm CSST is the latest to join the new HDcctv Alliance. If all goes according to plan, I’ll finally manage to get my promised feature interview with the organisation’s executive director Todd Rockoff online tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

Mark Fullbrook also takes us through five steps for security managers in dealing with staff who may be tempted to steal secure company data. Contentious!

That’s it. I’m outta here. Well, I’m on holiday until the 17th. Occupying the hot seat during my absence will be SMT Online’s very own Brian Sims. See you in a couple of weeks.

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