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The security week: Elections, explosions, and volcanoes

Hi there, buddy. The UK general election is fast approaching – it’s like the X Factor for politicians – and we’re continuing our coverage with this piece of CIPD analysis on the economic policies of the main parties. Topical.

Here at I4S we’re big fans of explosions – but only those carried out under carefully controlled conditions, of course. So we couldn’t resist these videos from Wrightstyle, pitting 500kg of TNT against its security glass. You should watch them.

A couple of studies were released this week – one claims that China’s security sector is beginning to make the move to IP; the other says integrators are focusing increasingly on ‘analysis and design’ of security systems. Fascinating.

We also featured the full award-winning essay by Irfan Pandor, who took out the graduate prize in the 2009 ASIS Student Writing Competition. It’s called ‘Leveraging low-cost/low-tech solutions for contemporary security challenges’. Download it here for free.

That volcano in Iceland has been in the news quite a bit recently, huh? Here’s a story about the way it affected some Axis Communications folks. Have a read – and let us know if your travel plans have been disrupted.

Each week, IFSEC 2010 seems to get a little closer. That’s due to the passage of time. And this week, we added a bunch more show preview coverage to the site. There’s information on Synectics, Raytec, Deister, APT, FAAC, Kentec, TDSi, Veracity, and Vicon. And Axxon is offering visitors to its stand the chance to win a VIP Grand Prix package. Details are here.

This week’s Song About Security is the classic Mack the Knife. We’ve opted for the Bobby Darin version. It’s about the scourge of knife crime.

Make sure you head over to Jobs for Security for all the latest security jobs – and to advertise your own vacancies.

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This is a video of an octopus making off with a man’s camera as he films underwater.

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A veritable security news cornucopia

Monday greetings. We’ve got a veritable cornucopia of security news morsels on I4S today, so tuck in. Tuck in!

Here are some of them things (where ‘things’ = exciting and informative security news items).

Have you ever wanted to know what the best read stories on info4security during January 2010 were? Well, here’s your chance to find out.

What about some information about intruder alarm-style things? Here’s Ray Le Monde on why intruder alarms benefit the police; and Klaxon has been integrated into Texecom.

Hey, registrations are open for IFSEC 2010. It’s free and all.

You like videos? Here is some information on Axis’ new thermal network cameras. Wonderful.

Apprenticeships are useful things. Here is a useful thing about them.

The security industry seems to attract Baronesses like a positively charged magnet attracts a negatively charged magnet. It’s only gone and happened again. Wow!

Will you be in London on Friday February 12? Yes? In that case, you should attend this thing.

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Security Swann time

A swan, yesterday (not involved in security industry, sadly)

A swan, yesterday (not involved in security industry, sadly)

Well yes indeed – it’s Monday, and there are a whole swag of stories on I4S just hanging around seductively, waiting for you to devour them with your eyes. Or something.

Because there are so darned many, I’m going to go ahead and kinda list ‘em, highlights-style.

–         There’s a Salto access system for a blind care home

–         A G4S report says crime against large retailers is perceived as ‘victimless’

–         Data Protection Act breaches of up to £500,000 to be ratified

–         Paxton and Pelco enter integration partnership

–         Mobotix and Dalycom help protect school

–         Axis begins 2010 with triple product launch

–         Swann accepts senior appointment at Chiron (that’s a man whose surname is Swann – if an actual swan had taken on a senior role at a security firm, you better believe I’d be giving it blanket coverage. And by that I don’t mean covering it with a blanket etc.)

–         ASIS Foundation publishes CRISP report on burglary prevention

–         Chubb sports advanced CCTV at Wright Robinson College

–         Magenta wins green award

–         Westminster Group contract to supply UK prisons

Exciting, huh? Yes.

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Brief but informative edition

Keeping it brief. That is the thing that’s happening today. Why? Lack of time!

So, we’ve got a story about detectors ‘dramatically’ reducing car dealership crime. Possibly by acting tough.

Visitors to IFSEC can also earn ASIS CPE credits by attending the IFSEC Conference 2009. Mmm, learning.

There are also record results for IntelliQ; and a story which features a lady holding a rubber chicken.

Our exciting webinar about HD and IP CCTV takes place next week. Register now! It’s totally free and everything.

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