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The security week: Physical security and DVR impressions

It’s that time of the week – security news round-up/digest/omnibus funtimes time. Oh yes.

First off the blocks is our latest Bench Test – and it’s a glowing review for Samsung’s SHR 8162 DVR. Read all about it here.

Then there’s a warning that the physical security industry needs a long hard look at itself, and “a major restructure”, according to a survey from Memoori.

This week SMT Online editor Brian Sims looked at the key findings of a review into the Security Industry Authority in his SMT Online Editor’s View. Interesting.

We’ve also got the latest top five tidbits of advice from Iain Cameron of Mirasys – who looks at calculating bandwidth on a local area network. Useful!

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This week’s Song About Security comes from perennial weirdos Sparks. It was suggested by a reader and everything.

Don’t forget that you can now pre-register for security exhibition jamboree IFSEC right now, for free. And if you’re exhibiting, you can go ahead and enter the IFSEC 2010 Security Industry Awards. Potential kudos!

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The security week: Welcome to 2010 – and a look back to 2009

Hello, and welcome to our first weekly missive for 2010! It’s nice to be back. And I’m not just saying that. (Well, I am, but I am also being sincere.)

We haven’t kept quiet over the Christmas and New Year period – we’ve continued to post stories, unlike other security news sites, including two very special edition Songs About Security: one on Christmas Day, and one on New Year’s Day And this week’s security song is by Stealer’s Wheel. Check it out, why dontcha?

Today we’ve also got the countdown of our top 10 best read stories of 2009. Can you pick the winner? Read the story and you will find out. You will!

Well-known UK industry figure and Security Excellence Awards judge Peter French has received an MBE in the 2010 New Year Honours list. Congratulations, Peter!

Also on the site is our latest Bench Test. This time we’re looking at the Axis Q6032-E network dome – and our reviewer is VERY enthusiastic.

Other stories include Iain’s Top 5, on hybrid systems; a retail crime surge in the BRC’s Annual Survey; and our regular advice column from the Access Control Doctor.

It’s all for your delectation. Enjoy!

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The security week: The goodbye Alan issue

Welcome to December, weekly security news digest aficionados. It’s great to see your smiling faces. Even yours.

Today’s missive is, in part, a tribute to Security Installer editor Alan Hyder, who leaves us today after 15 years at the helm of the magazine. Alan is well-loved and respected throughout the security industry, and will be missed greatly – not least by myself.

I’ve worked with Alan for over five years now, firstly as assistant editor on Security Installer, and now on info4security. He has always been a great source of advice and encouragement, and always ready with a joke in a stressful situation. Also in a non-stressful situation. He is also irresistible to ladies. Fact.

Here’s Alan’s last SI Editor’s View column – and, as a very special mark of respect, I’ve allowed him to select this week’s Song About Security. Tributes don’t come any more spectacular and glamorous than that.

In other news this week, we’ve had our latest Bench Test hit the site. This time it’s the Vidilanz Xtern-Cam outdoor wireless camera. How did it fare etc? Find out by clicking and reading!

And why not check out some CCTV footage of a meteor in the South African night sky? It’s dead impressive.

You can also investigate the best read stories on I4S in November; the Home Office releasing its policing white paper; and ADI and Pelco working together in an IP kinda fashion. Heavyweight security news for the discerning professional.

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

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Bench Test and Christmas fraud

It’s one of those glorious days where we unveil a new Bench Test – and this time around it’s the Vidilanz Xtern-Cam, a wireless outdoor number. It’s easy to find out more. Simply click this link here and use your eyes, brain, and literacy powers to read about things. Ace!

We’ve also got some information about how to make your Christmas fun ID fraud-free. It’s like giving yourself the gift of not worrying about someone stealing your identity. (Note: If someone steals your identity, and then you meet them, you are obliged to take on their identity, live in their house, feed their kids, etc. That is my understanding, anyway.)

Also happening today: an integrated solution from Reliance for a Civic Centre; an award for training for a new recruitment firm; some nuclear security excitement; and the formal merger of Axis Security and Temple Security. A delightful twosome.

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The security week: Lifesaving, biometrics and Bench Tests

It’s the end of another security week, and we’re bursting at the seams with newsy goodness. Let’s explore a little further, shall we?

Heading up the list are the Pilgrims officers who saved a contractor’s life. Damn fine work, sirs! Hopefully they receive some kind of bonus..

Also! Here is our good old pal the Access Control Doctor. Hello, Access Control Doctor! What are we talking about this time? It’s biometrics. Good!

It’s also time for another Bench Test. This one is of a Genie network dome. What the heck did our experts think of it? Click on this very link to discover for your own self.

And SMT Online editor Brian Sims has reported on the NSI’s new Contract Quality Marque – he also brought us the industry’s reaction to the move. Splendid stuff!

This week’s Song About Security comes from Ms Tina Arena, and is all about chains and suchlike.

Have a great weekend, folks.

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Bench Test, access doc, and wireless security

Blood is thicker than water. But water is more refreshing. That’s a free pearl of wisdom for you. Enjoy!

More wise words can be found in this month’s Bench Test, which looks at the NVD 2910 network dome from Genie CCTV. What did our experts think? If you read it, you will know. It’s that easy!

The Access Control Doctor is in as well. Today he’s banging on about biometric access systems. Nice work, doc!

Visonic’s Tony Mann provides us with an installer-focused piece on the move towards wireless security systems. Compelling.

And we’ve got helpful video from the folks at CSL DualCom – which you can also download to your mobile telephone. A la mode!

There are also many other stories! Nice.

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The security week: Explosives, underwear and robots

Hello. It’s another one of those weekly digests where I pretend to be working hard in the office when, in actual fact, I have the day off. But let’s pretend it’s all normal and stuff, eh?

This week we had a lot of people interested in reading our story about the would-be assassin with the explosives hidden just inside the back door, so to speak. Ow.

Sticking to that particular zone, we also featured some knife-proof security long johns. Stylish!

New to the site is our latest Bench Test – it focuses on Samsung Techwin’s SPD-3750T dome camera. Check that thing out, why dontcha?

Yesterday the SIA said it was introducing new qualifications next year which would be linked to licensing. Interesting.

It’s also been a bit of a high-tech, futuristic week. We’ve had a new surveillance robot; some RATS in space; and a thermal look at the side of the moon Pink Floyd professed an interest in. Exciting!

I’m off to relax in my jacuzzi with a bevy of bikini-clad lovelies, somewhere in my secret lair on an island or a volcano or something. I’ll see you, in particular, next week.

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

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