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The security week: Awards, technology, and security dogs

Welcome to this somewhat premature I4S Weekly newsletter. We’re early this week because of the Good Friday public holiday here in the UK, and quite possibly wherever you are too. Nice.

The finalists for this year’s IFSEC Security Industry Awards have been announced. Click here to find out who made it, and to book your table for the event. Skills for Security is running its Apprentice Skills Challenge at the show. Check out the details here.

We’ve also got IFSEC preview information from Integrated Design, Grandstream, Commend, Barix, Winsted, iLoq, and many more, on our dedicated IFSEC news pages. Extensive stuff.

And in a bumper week of show news, IFSEC organisers UBM Live announced a brand new exhibition: IFSEC South India, taking place next March in Bangalore. It follows the success of IFSEC India. That’s just super.

The Home Office is using a £2m cash injection to help catch burglars with new technology – including so-called ‘trap houses’; G4S has signed a major contract with GlaxoSmithKline; and FM giant MITIE has launched a security profile and risk calculator, imaginatively called SPARC.

Our CCTV Doctor Alistair Enser popped in to answer a reader question on shed surveillance – and our IP expert Phil Doyle was back in his guise as The Networker.

Also today we’ve got an important, landmark article on canine security and the possible implications of its unionisation.

Security charity Hear4U has been relaunched – wisely, in my opinion – as the Security Benevolent Fund. Read about the good work it does here.

Make sure you head over to Jobs for Security for all the latest security jobs – and to advertise your own vacancies. It’s tremendous fun for all the family.

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

And here’s a panda taking revenge on a tree which done him wrong, or something.

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SmartWater Somerfield success – and safer shopping

Yesterday saw global attention and widespread euphoria, as the IFSEC 2009 Security Industry Awards were opened for entries. How could we follow such an historic moment, we wondered?

With a photo of a guy with fluorescent dye all over his head, that’s how. Forensic security system SmartWater has helped to convict three burglars at a Somerfield supermarket. Success!

There’s also a particularly useful feature on the 12 golden rules for safer online shopping, the first of which is: Do not try to force banknotes into your computer’s disk drive. That almost never works.

Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has let loose the dogs of opinion once more in his latest SI Editor’s View – including a controversial stance on tagging harmless trainspotters. Outrageous!

Also today, Brian Sims brings us a case study on the Museum of Islamic Art; and Videoswitch adds a little Peri-Peri spice to its NVRs by installing them at Nando’s. Portuguese chicken and CCTV. A winning combination.

Another winning combination is security and educational establishments. Join the winning team of really cool and interesting people at Securing Educational Establishments, a conference. Go team!

Also consider this: visit www.info4security.com, and www.ifsec.co.uk.

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