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The security week: Company re-launch, CCTV training, and an angry rant

Security news is the name of the game (actually, I call it ‘The Security News Game’) so let’s get talking about some security news! OK.

So we’ve got a security pro coming out of retirement to relaunch his business and maybe, just maybe, create a few jobs in the process! A bit of a hero? Possibly.

There’s also the latest look at our CCTV End User Survey – this time we’re examining the responses to the training provided by installers or manufacturers. Fascinating.

I went and had a bit of a rant about US-based moron Tim Larkin, who is planning to teach ‘How To Kill’ classes in the UK. In a nutshell: I think he’s a bit of a wally!

Elsewhere, we’ve got SMT Online editor Brian Sims with his SMT Online Editor’s View; the much-feared massive rise in tractor and quad bike theft; and a little bit o’ holography for ya. Holla.

I’m afraid I am to blame for this: it’s our Song About Security. And it’s Whitney Houston. You know the one. And speaking of ‘legends’, here’s something involving Chris de Burgh.

And in case you missed it yesterday: a very entertaining video of some karaoke fun. Have a top notch weekend.

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More licensing – and CCTV training

Guten tag! It’s Monday, so it must be time for a story about Security Industry Authority licensing consultations. Should there be one card to cover all licences? What do you think, buddy?

We’ve also got the latest piece on our CCTV End User Survey, where end users made their thoughts known on the training provided by installers and manufacturers. Have a good hard look at the thing!

Of course, it wouldn’t be Monday September 14 if we didn’t have a story about the increase in tractor and quad bike theft. Damn you, pesky recession!

There are also items on the impact of hate crime; and some new drug detection technology.

Did you know that IFSEC India 2009 is happening soon? You didn’t? That’s a shame. You do now. And you’re welcome!

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The security week: Alun John interview, and hard-hitting broadsides

Another week of security news tastes and flavours here at I4S. Let’s tuck in.

First up is Brian Sims’ exclusive interview with Norbain boss Alun John, in which John addresses issues raised in our CCTV End User Survey, and recent CCTV criticisms. He’s making his voice heard. What do you think?

Our intrepid SMT Online editor has also been busy this week at the Security Institute’s annual conference, where he filed a number of reports, including this one on MP Bruce George’s hard-hitting look at regulation; and Andy Williams’ investigations into in-house versus contracted-in manned guarding. Interesting.

Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has also had his nose to the grindstone – in addition to his own SI Editor’s View column, he has brought us the latest instalment of Jon’s Top 5, looking at video analytics; and Gerard Honey’s look at training courses for installers. There’s also a black box for installer vans. Ride on time.

And over on I4S India, editor Verghese Joseph has written about the Indian celebrities most likely to damage your computer, as well as the security preparations for next year’s Commonwealth Games.

This week’s Song About Security comes from faintly ludicrous New Wave of British Heavy Metal titans Judas Priest. Check out the amazing video to ‘Breaking the Law’. Dangerous!

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Norbain’s Alun John on CCTV

A big exclusive for I4S today, with SMT Online editor Brian Sims interviewing Norbain honcho Alun John about the current state of CCTV – and the outcome of our recent CCTV End User Survey. The only place you can read the interview is right here. Yep!

Also today the one and only Gerard Honey is talking apprenticeships and training for security installation engineers. Check out his words of wisdom here.

And Mitie has just increased the scope of its work with giant Cable & Wireless. That’s some big buckaroos there.

Elsewhere there’s a hard rockin’ hotel; a look at IT outsourcing, recession-style; and some added security for a listed building. Also, there’s more!

I4S: it’s the world’s most trusted source of delicious and nutritious security information.

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The security week: CCTV performance, video analytics, and football violence

What a week of security news it’s been, eh? It was crazy!

How’s this? It’s a bit of an in-depth look at one of the questions in our CCTV End User Survey – this time dealing with performance expectations. Wow!

SMT Online editor Brian Sims this week looked at the security implications following the latest bit of football violence following the West Ham/Millwall match, in his SMT Online Editor’s View. And this week’s Song About Security focuses on that very topic as well.

We’ve also got a couple of articles on the furore surrounding the London Met Police report into the effectiveness of CCTV for crime solving – here’s take one; and here’s take two. Double fun!

Don’t forget to check out our latest Bench Test; get some words of advice from the Access Control Doctor; and find out about the debate surrounding using video analytics at the edge or centre of a CCTV system. Mind blowing!

Don’t forget to register for IFSEC India 2009, Internal Security India, and the one day Counter Terror India event. You’ll have the time of your life.

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The security week: Shock survey result, and South African crime

Well, that’s surprising. The big story of this week was the results of our CCTV End User Survey – carried out in conjunction with CCTV in Focus – which revealed that almost half of CCTV end users don’t know if their systems comply with Home Office guidelines. Heck.

Also this week we featured a story on the state of commercial crime in South Africa, and the methods being used to combat it. Nice work!

And Andy Drane is to step down from the Security Industry Authority at the end of September. Brian Sims looks back at his career.

Madstock, the Madness-skafest, took place in July – and AP Security were working there. This article has already had a few comments from gig attendees – see what they have to say. And say something yourself, if you so desire.

Our Song About Security this week comes from Mr Fats Domino. Contrary to popular belief, this is not his actual name – it’s a stage moniker. It was bestowed upon him due to his habit of dipping his dominoes in lard before entering major dominoes tournaments. He said it was done simply ‘for luck’ – but fellow competitors claimed it was cheating.

Here is a cat keen to eat a fish in a tank.

It’s a public holiday here in England on Monday, so the Daily Digest service will resume on Tuesday. See you then!

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CCTV survey shock result

It’s like security news nirvana today on I4S, what with all the interesting and provocative stories we have published. Seriously!

The big news is that our CCTV End User Survey, which we ran in June and July in association with CCTV In Focus, has revealed that almost half of respondents didn’t know if their systems complied with UK Home Office guidelines. Half! And that’s just the result of one question. Have a look at today’s article, and keep checking I4S for more in-depth analysis.

Also today, Brian Sims reports on G4S’s warnings over the Climate Camp protests in London, due to start today. A genuine threat or media scare-mongering? Read the article, and feel free to make up your own mind. Why not?

Summer in Europe is all about music festivals these days. Today we’ve got stories on event staff licensing at the V Festival; and the work done by Showsec and The Security Company at the Dutch Lowlands Festival.

Happily for them, IMS Research has named Axis as the market leader in the network cameras category of its 2009 world market survey.

And in a delightful coincidence, we’ve also got stories on both information destruction, and a guide on information protection. It’s like yin and yang or something!

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