Today on I4S Brian Sims offers his take on the Mylene Klass knife-wielding brouhaha – and gives us the lowdown on a protest set to take place this weekend.
There’s also the news that DVTel has acquired prominent Israeli analytics equipment firm and annoying user of lowercase letters ioimage. Owned.
Bosch has launched a new ‘no nonsense’ DVR; Siemens is providing outsourced CCTV for Bexley; IC2 is protecting Maidstone’s park and ride facilities; and IndigoVision is in action in Jordan (the country).
That’s some magnificent security news for you, right there.
Ho ho ho, etc. It’s 17 days until Christmas, so here are some security news items. A kind of ‘present‘, if you will.
This is definitely a festive treat – a movie all about cash-in-transit operatives, spelled wrongly by Americans. Let me know your predictions as to its quality.
If you fancy breaking into films and celebrity whatnot yourself, you should purchase a motorhome. Octavian is looking for on-site caravanners to help protect its outside broadcast projects. Seriously.
In addition, there are pieces on monitored alarm systems and also IP signalling (featuring a photo of author Bob Tuck, clearly the friendliest-looking man in the world); VSG protecting a Bosch plant; Axxon on the lessons it has learnt working in Russia, and how they will translate to the UK; and a fraudulent medic. What a plank!
Here is some pie. Merry Christmas.
It’s Friday, and I’ve got Friday on my mind. Lucky, really. Let’s do this security news thing, before we indulge in weekendly leisure activities.
So – first up is a bit of Dutch video. You like that, don’t you? It’s of some UK gangsters robbing an ATM in a shop in the Netherlands. A dangerous way to bring home the bacon.
SMT Online editor Brian Sims has gone ahead and had a look at the Government’s Crime and Security Bill. Read what he wrote by clicking here!
It’s not often that we use pictures of Beyonce and Shakira in our pages, but there was one of each this week. Why? Read the story for further enlightenment.
And for more exciting Glastonbury-based security news, you could do a hell of a lot worse than reading this story all about it. At least Bosch’s involvement, anyway.
This week’s tenuously justified Song About Security comes courtesy of one of my favourite ever bands, the Jesus and Mary Chain. They’re noisy, and/but utterly brilliant. It’s my opinion, and I’m sticking to it. Of course, you are perfectly entitled to hold the wrong opinion. That is your right.
Good Thursday! Here’s a piece of trivia for you: Thursday was named after the Norse god Thur, famous for his ability to cheat at golf. Fact!
The security newsathon begins here: with Brian Sims‘ look at the Government’s Crime and Security Bill, revealed yesterday. Insightful!
There’s also an update on SmartWater and its forensic evidence gloop. Crimebusting!
Axis Communications puts the fun back into Christmas with a warning/gentle encouragement for retailers based around avoiding shoplifting by using high tech surveillance.
Here are three exciting things: Bosch goes to Glastonbury; and also grand prix racing; and ICTS provides access at Lord’s cricket ground. Eventastic!
Tomorrow is Friday. It’s Songs About Security day. What will tomorrow’s be? You will have this answer, and many more – some to questions you never thought worth asking – on your friendly neighbourhood security news hub, info4security.
See you then.
Good Monday! I’m back in the office after last week’s Security Excellence Awards shindig hootenanny extravaganza. In case you missed it, here’s the full list of winners, here’s a gallery with them in it, and here’s another gallery of images from the event.
In today’s security news awesomeness we have not just a video, and not just a photo, but a video, photo and words all about a new fingerprint technology that is designed to scan its way through muck and scars and all that sort of malarkey. Check it out!
Then there’s Bosch’s claim to be the market leader in the EMEA CCTV market – which isn’t, sadly, a huge covered market that happens in The Hague or somewhere between Thursday and Sunday each week.
We’ve also got a new face to introduce: it’s Martin Jefferson, of Western Digital, who takes up the newly created post of Storage Doctor. Read all about him – then send through your digital video storage questions. FAQtual!
There’s also cash in transit experts Loomis with their Sainsbury’s contract; Smart Guard’s plans for IFSEC India; and terror security for Number One Poultry – a building, rather than an excellent chicken. Though a prize winning chicken could be the target of an attack, so best to keep vigilant.
It wouldn’t be a Monday if we didn’t feature a story about a new breed of knife proof long john underwear. This is an actual story.
And Brian Sims reports on the recent assassination attempt in Saudi Arabia and its security implications. Apparently the doomed would be assassin “inserted around half a kilo (just over a pound) of explosives plus a detonator into his anus. As far as border security agency Borderpol knows, this is the first time an attack using this method has been made.” I’m not surprised.
Hold on just a second! IFSEC India 2009 is approaching! Here is a story about it.
Also, we’ve got a Bold port security solution; record results for IndigoVision; Bosch on the road; and some help for those poor redundant executives.
Today the BSIA answers Brian Sims‘ query, posed yesterday in his SMT Online Editor’s View – where’s your response to the in-house licensing issue? Looks like they are after submissions to have the issue looked at by the SIA again. Responsive!
It seems Peter Mandelson isn’t always a harbinger of doom. He visited KeTech – now they’ve got some investment funding. Mmm, delicious funding.
Olympic news: the SIA has inspected security staff at the Olympic Park development. They were all licensed. That’s a relief.
In other news, Paul Goggins, the Minister of State for Northern Ireland, is set to speak at the Skills for Security National conference; Panasonic has released a network recorder for megapixel applications; and Bosch has launched ‘smart technology‘ for its CCTV cameras.
Why not enjoy a relaxing holiday break in India after attending IFSEC India 2009? It’s worth a shot.