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The security week: Consulting, stupid thieves, and hotels

Put on your dancing shoes – it’s The Security Week time!

This week we’ve seen a lot of discussion following the publication of this article on security consulting – advocating the regulation of the profession. A clump of wise and interesting folks have put their virtual oar in – why don’t do the same yourself? After all, you’re strikingly attractive and blessed with a very high IQ. Seriously!

Unlike these thieves. They were caught by wireless motion detectors that had been left on the floor of an office for redecorating purposes. Idiots!

We had a couple of stories that centred on the security of luxury hotels this week – one was a video interview with Andy Sloan, security manager at The Dorchester in London, while the other came from Frost & Sullivan, who claimed that luxury hotel security is a global priority. Classy!

SMT Online editor Brian Sims has weighed in with his views on the ill-fated ID cards scheme, salaries for chief constables, and the remembrance of 7/7, in his SMT Online Editor’s View.

This week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of posh lady Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The story contains a very silly joke.

And here it is: your final chance to take our CCTV End User Survey. If you complete the survey, you’ll be in the running for £200 worth of Marks and Spencer vouchers. That’s nothing to be sneezed at. It isn’t!

Another thing finishing today is the opportunity to enter the 2009 Security Excellence Awards. If you don’t enter it, no one will ever have the chance to discover how excellent you are. And you are excellent.

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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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