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BSIA chief stands down

Breaking news today: BSIA chief executive¬†John Bates has stepped down from his position, less than a year into his role. We’d heard some murmurings of unrest, but it’s still a bit of a surprise. What do you think?

In other news, Arecont and Instek are claiming that their integrated offering is “the industry’s first full line of H.264 megapixel IP cameras“. Bold and confident!

Bosch has launched the new generation of its Access Easy Control System; unlicensed officers have cost security company leaders a cool £45,000; and British company IBP has won a major bank contract.

Don’t forget to get involved with Internal Security India 2009, running alongside IFSEC India this year. It’s genuinely interesting!

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Excellence awards and chips and opinion

We’ve gone crazy with all the security news excitement on info4security today. Crazy!

First up, it’s the exciting news that entries are now open for the 2009 Security Excellence Awards – and there’s a brand new Environmental Initiative Award. Go green. Go on.

Samsung Electronics are launching a bunch of new cameras at IFSEC – powered by their new A1 chipset. DSP!

SMT Online editor Brian Sims has got all het up about the Government’s new counter-terrorism plans. Read his Editor’s View and then have your say!

There’s also some cameras in custody; IFSEC questions for both Bosch and Xtralis; and door supervisors wearing armbands in Norfolk.


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Armed Forces and fire stations

If you have military experience, and are keen to use your experience in the security field – well, you’re reading a fortuitous newsletter. Why? Here’s why. It’s a story about a guide to getting into security jobs for people who used to be in the armed services. That’s why!

Elsewhere, Bosch is offering free licences with its Divar XF recorder. That’s mighty nice of them.

Also, Salto is going to IFSEC. And it’s going to launch some products there. That’s right. Product launches!

And on an afternoon when I can see a building on fire in London from my office window, here’s a story on mobile phone networks in the Persian Gulf being protected from – yep – fire.

Don’t forget the IFSEC Conference 2009. That’s where there’s talking and listening and networking and tea and coffee and possibly biscuits. The topic? Security. That comes as no great surprise!

So, to this and this: www.info4security.com, and www.ifsec.co.uk.

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SectorGuard acquires Legion; and lampshade CCTV

You know how sometimes you’re standing in your living room looking at your lampshade and you’re thinking to yourself, “That’s a pretty good lampshade. I’ve done very well in putting that thing in my living room. Except… Except…” And the one thing you’d like to see changed is that instead of a lightbulb connected to the lamp, there was some kind of IP CCTV camera. That would really set the whole room off, you imagine. Well, dream on no longer, as this magical camera is here. It’s from Throughtek, and there’s a lady on a video telling you how to use it.

Speaking of videos, if you missed yesterday’s Samsung Techwin killing robot story, you should really check it out, as I’ve now inserted their amazing, ’24’-style promotional video. Wow.

The big acquisition news of the day is that Legion Group, the oldest security and parking services business in the UK, has been sold to SectorGuard.

In the interesting picture stakes, today we present Advance Security – they’re offering an enhanced key holding service.

The recording capacity of Bosch’s Divar DVRs is now up over four terabytes; and on our I4S India channel, there are calls for security providers to be exempt from service tax.

Please don’t forget about the IFSEC Conference 2009. That thing is gonna be off the dial, bro. Or something of that nature.

A long time ago, in a cyberspace thingo just near here, actually: www.info4security.com, and www.ifsec.co.uk.

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The security week:Bosch interview, migrant workers, and nuptials

It’s a very special, loving kinda week at I4S – our very own Brian Sims, editor of SMT Online, is tying the knot tomorrow. To celebrate, we’ve gone and dedicated a whole Song About Security to the happy couple. What more could anyone want?

Well, possibly the opportunity to sound off about the state of the security industry – and the state of the nation, really – in your very own SMT Online Editor’s View. Today, this has also occurred.

This week, we also unveiled Security Installer editor Alan Hyder‘s exclusive and intriguing interview with Bosch UK MD Paul Wong, looking at the future of security and the changes Bosch have made.

And we’ve found another excuse to put a picture of Jacqui Smith on I4S. This time it’s to do with the tougher tests for migrant workers in the UK, which is of particular relevance to the security industry – and the SIA.

John Honovich, our man in the US, has provided his weekly update on the security happenings in that part of the world; and we’ve got a behind the scenes look at what goes into preparing for IFSEC, with exhibitor Panasonic.

Don’t forget to visit our new and exciting Indian security news channel – I4S India. Why not get involved? That’s not a threat, that’s an invitation!

If you’ve been sad recently, the very existence of the IFSEC Conference 2009 will make you happy again. It’s where all the best and most important people in security go, not just to discuss matters and the like, but to have a good time. It’s your doorway to a world of security wonder and knowledge!

Come along then: www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk.

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Exclusive Bosch MD interview

News and exclusives galore today on info4security, kicking off with the latest in Security Installer editor Alan Hyder‘s series of incisive and insightful interviews with the movers and shakers in the UK security industry. Following on from his lauded discussion with Alun John of Norbain, this time Alan speaks to Paul Wong, MD of Bosch in the UK, about the state of the industry and what the future holds.

There’s also a piece on the new tougher rules for foreign nationals wishing to work in the UK – this could have a security industry impact, as we saw last year with the SIA’s troubles over illegal workers.

SMT Online editor Brian Sims – a self-confessed heavy metal obsessive – has found an excuse to include Iron Maiden on the pages of I4S once again. This time it’s tied in with Showsec’s work at the Brits. Cheeky.

And in a strange, crazy twist of fate, I4S India editor Verghese Joseph has reported on cyber crime in India – and then Kaspersky Lab has thrust its new crime fighting tool into the public sphere. Uncanny!

Speaking of uncanny, the mysterious magicians behind the IFSEC Conference 2009 have managed to pull several hundred metaphorical rabbits out of the one undersized, tiny hat for this year’s event, with top level speakers and attendees of an unparalleled calibre ready to share their wisdom and knowledge with you. Yes you, specifically. It’s the place to go, even if you are not a fan of overwrought and clumsy segues, such as the one at the start of this paragraph.

OMG this is so cool: www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk! LOL!!!

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Vertical market thrills; no spills as yet

Vertical markets. The term evokes images of bustling traders, piled high, one atop the other, with customers clambering over the stalls in search of the bargains they feel must be available at the summit. A vertical market of this kind, then, is a large-scale tragedy waiting to happen, what with the lack of support and people piling higher and higher into the sky and the prevailing winds etc.

Fortunately, that’s not the sense in which we’re using the phrase today. The ‘vertical markets’ featured in beguiling and interest-worthy stories on I4S today include the health and education sectors. In healthcare, one group of UK care homes is investing in iris recognition technology for security improvements.

And in education news, there’s an IP CCTV extension taking place at the University of Sussex thanks to Bosch. It’s all very Sussex-centric today, for some reason.

The SSAIB is helping its members to get cheaper access to BSI standards online. That’s mighty nice of them.

And IndigoVision has been chosen to protect a hospital in Palermo, so that’s another example of the healthcare vertical market, going some way to justifying my somewhat self-indulgent introductory paragraph. Nice work!

Oh, here’s some more evidence/a convenient plug: next week is the conference Securing Educational Establishments. That’s the education market, there. You should go to it, or at least ask some pertinent questions. It would reflect well on you as a human being. Dignified!

Yonder: www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk.

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