Greetings, security newsmates. It’s Monday afternoon, and thus time for your regular dose of security news excitement. Here goes!
CCTV has been in the news in South Africa – catching a meteor lighting up the sky above Gauteng (and, if we’re being honest, probably some other places as well). Have a look at it here.
AP Security have been busy this year – and their work at Glastonbury has been one of our most read stories – and now we’ve got another thing about what they did for the Tour of Britain. Cycling!
There’s also an IP distribution deal for EMEA between ADI and Pelco; a big RFID deal in Germany; Flir thermal cameras to be distributed by Videor in the UK; and a big chunk of extra recording capacity for a Samsung Techwin DVR. Bulging!
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The Q Awards are awards for music people from the music magazine Q. AP Security helped to secure them. The result? This very story!
Then the Sector Skills Body Forum has appointed a new vice-chairman. Whatever will they think of next? It’s ridiculously difficult to say. Like ‘hyacinths and thistles‘.
Also today, Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has put on his metaphorical opinion hat and analysis boots and linedanced his merry way over the fortnight’s security issues (in this metaphor, these issues function as some kind of sawdust-flecked dancefloor) in his SI Editor’s View.
Other things on the site include: protecting your business from online employee threats; protecting retailers, and their cigarettes; and I4S regular Wilson Chowdhry’s trip to No 10 Downing Street.
Here’s something you can tell visitors to London: the leader of the opposition lives at -10 Upping Street. Bye!
Time’s short (or it can be, in any case – just think about the length of a microsecond!) so we’re directly into the security news goodness today.
Here’s Veracity, working with Axis – and they’re both helping NASA to train astronauts. That’s mighty nice of ’em!
Then there’s AP Security. A story we ran on their work at Glastonbury work has proven very popular – will today’s details about their Leeds Festival and London Mela assignments be as well read? Perhaps!
As is his wont every second week, Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has plugged in his opinion blender and filled it with the latest security issues and stories, before holding down the lid and pressing go – resulting in the delicious analysis smoothie that is his SI Editor’s View.
And if you’re a CCTV end user who’d like a bit of cash – Mitsubishi is offering some.
Well, that’s surprising. The big story of this week was the results of our CCTV End User Survey – carried out in conjunction with CCTV in Focus – which revealed that almost half of CCTV end users don’t know if their systems comply with Home Office guidelines. Heck.
Also this week we featured a story on the state of commercial crime in South Africa, and the methods being used to combat it. Nice work!
And Andy Drane is to step down from the Security Industry Authority at the end of September. Brian Sims looks back at his career.
Madstock, the Madness-skafest, took place in July – and AP Security were working there. This article has already had a few comments from gig attendees – see what they have to say. And say something yourself, if you so desire.
Our Song About Security this week comes from Mr Fats Domino. Contrary to popular belief, this is not his actual name – it’s a stage moniker. It was bestowed upon him due to his habit of dipping his dominoes in lard before entering major dominoes tournaments. He said it was done simply ‘for luck’ – but fellow competitors claimed it was cheating.
Here is a cat keen to eat a fish in a tank.
It’s a public holiday here in England on Monday, so the Daily Digest service will resume on Tuesday. See you then!
Today’s security news round-up kicks off with a story about a university study claiming that a non-jail programme for young offenders is ‘too soft’.
Then there’s AP Security, at it again – this time they’re looking after ska survivors at Madness-fest Madstock.
Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has once more metaphorically disrobed and donned his suit of opinion armour, using his shining sword of news analysis as he does battle with the invading hordes of security-related issues, in his SI Editor’s View. Today he looks at Onvif, car clamping, ID cards, and plenty more besides.
Have you always wished Swansea was safer? Here is a story about a scheme which is making that dream a reality.
If you’ve got an itch to investigate security in India, you should definitely go to IFSEC India 2009. It is bound to be simply lovely.
More on the departure of BSIA chief executive John Bates today (apologies to Stuart Lowden for referring to Bates as the Association’s chairman yesterday – it was an honest slip of the brain, guv). SMT Online supremo Brian Sims spoke to some of the industry’s luminaries on their thoughts about the sudden decision.
Brian also graced us with his SMT Online Editor’s View today, focusing primarily on the SIA – and asking the pertinent question: where is the BSIA’s response to the decision not licence in-house security guards for the next three years?
After a massive response to our story on their work at Glastonbury, we’ve also got an article on AP Security’s protection of the Henley Festival – aimed at a slightly more hoity toity crowd.
There’s also an access system for a mighty big shopping mall; new faces at CSL DualCom; the revolting sounding concept of ‘data leakage‘; and an Avigilon megapixel system for a building in the United States of America, or USA.