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The security week: Theresa May, door supervision, and leopards

Welcome to your weekly dose of security informatasticness. It’s mindbending fun. And it’s a delight to be here. Let’s newsletter!

First this week is our round-up of the very best read stories on info4security during May. This was dominated, as you’d imagine, by the news and images coming out of IFSEC. Click here to see what you missed – and find out what others have been reading.

SMT Online honcho Brian Sims has looked into new UK Home Secretary Theresa May’s policing plans. Read the story here.

Then read up on the new licence-linked qualifications for door supervisors; and hear from Luke Martyn at ADT on what small to medium-sized businesses should take into account when tackling their security requirements.

Why not follow that up with some pictures and video of newly hatched rare leopard cubs, caught on an Axis network camera at Tallinn Zoo? They are cute etc.

And top that off by reading an interview with CSL DualCom advertisement star and IFSEC stand representative Hannah Gray – who also happens to be an aspiring pop star. Check out the videos and photos here.

Don’t forget to get your entries in for the 2010 Security Excellence Awards. If you end up being shortlisted, your esteem will rise in the eyes of all of your friends, colleagues, and enemies, resulting in a feeling of goodwill, and immense power.

Our Song About Security this week comes courtesy of sometime Eagle Glenn Frey – and the Beverley Hills Cop soundtrack.

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

And here is a gibbon taunting some tigers. (It’s more amusing with the sound down, unless you’re a fan of zany sound effects.) Also: a great gift idea.

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The security week: Profiles, images, and Scottish ninjas

Howdy.

I come to you today in slightly jetlagged state, having been in Japan for the world premiere of Panasonic’s SmartHD concept and product range. I know, poor me. A full report on that will follow next week, but for now, let’s have a bit of a gander at this week’s highlights, shall we? OK, go.

As usual, intrepid SMT Online editor Brian Sims has been busy. He brought us his regular SMT Online Editor’s View column, which this time around focused on the Scottish Business Crime Centre’s parliamentary reception in Edinburgh, and the effective partnerships in security in that part of the world.

Brian also delivered an in-depth, two-part profile of Securitas MD Geoff Zeidler – part one is here, and part two here – as well as a video item from Cougar Monitoring, which has something to do with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Intrigued? Click here and find out more.

Our regular IP and networking advice column, The Networker, from Phil Doyle of Axis, returned with a focus on image quality, and the difference between HD and megapixel.

The BSIA has published a guide to help employers understand their responsibilities towards lone workers; Peter French looks at salaries in 2010; and Magenta Security is doing its bit to help train its employees.

Rapiscan has sold some of its body scanners to be used at Nigerian airports. No word yet on whether there are concerns about potential nudiness.

One of our regular features is Songs About Security, where we show a music video for a song that has some kind of vague, tenuous link to the security business. This week, hand-selected by new I4S colleague Amy Rowe, is Mark Knopfler’s harrowing tale of his time as a gritty gumshoe: Private Investigations.

And in the same spirit, over on our I4S India channel, there’s a story about Topsgrup providing ‘customised pre-marital investigation services.’ Classy.

Not really connected to anything in particular, here’s a video of a puppy attempting to sleep on some stairs. Enjoy.

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The security week: Popularity, and cash money

Hello and welcome. It’s super-exciting to be infiltrating your consciousness – I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I do.

We kick off with a look back – a look back to the news highlights on I4S in February, to be precise. Which stories caught your attention? Find out here.

SMT Online editor Brian Sims brought us words and video direct from the launch of the SafeGuard campaign – designed to improve the lot of security officers, in conjunction with the GMB trade union. The BSIA welcomed the move.

Brian also covered the recent Security Institute debate on the Approved Contractor Scheme. There are more videos and articles here: Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.

Our Access Control Doctor was back in his practice this week – this time, his focus was on the way that access products can help with health and safety requirements. Helpful!

Here’s a story on a solar panel for a cash machine. You read right. Kinda. And there were new product launches for Axis, Grandstream, Samsung, and Stanley Security.

On the IFSEC front, Tyco has revealed a whole raft of products it’ll be launching at the show; and the deadline for the IFSEC 2010 Security Industry Awards has been extended until March 9

And this week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of Bobby Fuller. He’s paying tribute – in my mind, at least – to Sabrewatch. Find out how by clicking on this link.

For the latest news, follow us on Twitter – I’m at twitter.com/info4security, and SMT Online editor Brian Sims is twitter.com/SMTOnlineEditor. And for real-time updates, subscribe to our RSS Feed.

Cheers

Anthony

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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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Spacemen and festivals

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.

Adios!

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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!

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