Aloha, security news fans. It’s been a cold week full of interesting, newsy things in a security vein – so let’s skip these preliminaries and get down to it, shall we?
First up is SMT Online editor Brian Sims‘ exclusive and in-depth interview with former BSIA chief David Dickinson. They delve into regulation, the ACS, training, rebranding and One Member, One Vote. It’s a heck of a ride.
We also had the tale of a website dedicated to selling excess security kit from wholesalers and distributors direct to installers. It was so fresh, we were the first ones to cover it. Well done us, eh? Thanks.
BT Redcare announced that they were limiting price rises to a maximum of 10 per cent. And if that’s not exciting enough for you, Brian Sims burst back into the news analysis fray with his first SMT Online Editor’s View of 2009.
And there was an interesting piece in which one company suggested that a trend was emerging for CCTV installations at high street lettings and estate agents. Are they unpopular or something?
Of course, it wouldn’t be Friday (quite literally – Friday would not exist) without your favourite weekly security music video feature, Songs About Security. Who gets the treatment this week? Why, it’s hairy Britpoppers Supergrass. It is!
Another thing that happens every week is the Job of the Week from delightful and charming security jobs website Jobs for Security. This week it’s a particularly exciting role, which makes me think of Grissom and the ginger bloke from NYPD Blue and Gary Sinise from those space movies. That’s right: the job is for a Forensic Investigator. It’s CSI-tastic!
Back to School. It’s not just a Rodney Dangerfield classic, it’s a reminder that we should all consider thinking back to school, and how important security of schools and other educational establishments is, and how vital it is that we attend the conference Securing Educational Establishments. It’s what Rodney would have wanted.
Now your appetite’s been whetted, hunker down on the main course at www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk. Delicious!