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The security week: Awards, technology, and security dogs

Welcome to this somewhat premature I4S Weekly newsletter. We’re early this week because of the Good Friday public holiday here in the UK, and quite possibly wherever you are too. Nice.

The finalists for this year’s IFSEC Security Industry Awards have been announced. Click here to find out who made it, and to book your table for the event. Skills for Security is running its Apprentice Skills Challenge at the show. Check out the details here.

We’ve also got IFSEC preview information from Integrated Design, Grandstream, Commend, Barix, Winsted, iLoq, and many more, on our dedicated IFSEC news pages. Extensive stuff.

And in a bumper week of show news, IFSEC organisers UBM Live announced a brand new exhibition: IFSEC South India, taking place next March in Bangalore. It follows the success of IFSEC India. That’s just super.

The Home Office is using a £2m cash injection to help catch burglars with new technology – including so-called ‘trap houses’; G4S has signed a major contract with GlaxoSmithKline; and FM giant MITIE has launched a security profile and risk calculator, imaginatively called SPARC.

Our CCTV Doctor Alistair Enser popped in to answer a reader question on shed surveillance – and our IP expert Phil Doyle was back in his guise as The Networker.

Also today we’ve got an important, landmark article on canine security and the possible implications of its unionisation.

Security charity Hear4U has been relaunched – wisely, in my opinion – as the Security Benevolent Fund. Read about the good work it does here.

Make sure you head over to Jobs for Security for all the latest security jobs – and to advertise your own vacancies. It’s tremendous fun for all the family.

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

And here’s a panda taking revenge on a tree which done him wrong, or something.

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

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Springtime for apprentices

Astonishingly, the sun is shining outside I4S Towers today – and there appears to be some warmth happening as well. What? Could this be spring?

It’s certainly a time for the rebirth of the 2009 Apprentice Skills Challenge, the apprentice installer skills competition that takes place at IFSEC each year. It’s ten years old in 2009. Cripes! We’ve also got the rundown of Sony’s IFSEC preparations.

Football fans and CCTV technology have been familiar ruckus-buddies for some time now. A new CCTV van equipped by TSS is the latest development in this fine tradition.

If you’re in London, or head there regularly, and you have a nose for spotting suspicious, terrorist-like behaviour, the Met Police would love to hear from you. They’ve just launched a new campaign encouraging folks to keep their eyes peeled.

In other news, it looks like India’s on course for widescale IP uptake; and we’ve got some advice on getting involved with gate automation and access control.

Then, go ahead and register for the IFSEC Conference 2009. It will make you look like a better person in the eyes of your friends and colleagues. And although your family have no choice but to love and accept you, they will find it easier if you have been an IFSEC Conference delegate. It’s the way of the world.

That’s right: catch a load of www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk.

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