I4S Weekly Digest readership: are you ready to rock? What’s that? I can’t hear you! I said: Are you ready to rock? Well alright!
First up is the ongoing saga of police actions during the G20 protests in London. Brian Sims reports on the IPCC’s use of our images in its investigation – and unveils more footage which does not necessarily show the police in their best light.
Brian was also busy this week with his Editor’s View column. This edition featured a call for qualifications for security consultants. Heavy.
Over at the SIA, Andy Drane has been appointed as the interim chief. They’re still on the lookout for someone to take up the role permanently.
CCTV watchdog CameraWatch is advocating better CCTV operator training as a means of retaining public trust. That seems wise.
Elsewhere, we’ve got blimps; the BSIA and BT’s 21CN implementation; Arctic Monkeys in Songs About Security; and bandits in the fog.
In order to celebrate the fact that I have secured tickets to see Spinal Tap play at Wembley Arena in June, here is a somewhat rare video of them performing ‘Christmas with the Devil’ on Saturday Night Live in 1984. Oh yes indeed.
Security news: go! That’s right. It’s Monday, and we’re filled to the brim with security newsy goodness.
One of the most searched for topics on info4security.com is CCTV training. Now compliance watchdog Camera Watch says “fears over the wrong use of CCTV could be allayed by proper operator training“. SMT Online editor Brian Sims brings us the juicy details.
We also have a picture of a cathedral. It’s pretty nice looking. Find out why the picture of a cathedral is on I4S by clicking this link to the story. Go on. It’s free.
In addition to these already amazing security newsicles, we’ve got a plea to step up security in these recessionary times; a Leipzig library installation; the static nature of corporate security pay; and a query – does remote monitoring spell the death of low-end analogue CCTV?
And you should really get yourself along to the IFSEC Conference 2009. It will be interesting and informative. And it will prepare you for the future.