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The security week: Elections, explosions, and volcanoes

Hi there, buddy. The UK general election is fast approaching – it’s like the X Factor for politicians – and we’re continuing our coverage with this piece of CIPD analysis on the economic policies of the main parties. Topical.

Here at I4S we’re big fans of explosions – but only those carried out under carefully controlled conditions, of course. So we couldn’t resist these videos from Wrightstyle, pitting 500kg of TNT against its security glass. You should watch them.

A couple of studies were released this week – one claims that China’s security sector is beginning to make the move to IP; the other says integrators are focusing increasingly on ‘analysis and design’ of security systems. Fascinating.

We also featured the full award-winning essay by Irfan Pandor, who took out the graduate prize in the 2009 ASIS Student Writing Competition. It’s called ‘Leveraging low-cost/low-tech solutions for contemporary security challenges’. Download it here for free.

That volcano in Iceland has been in the news quite a bit recently, huh? Here’s a story about the way it affected some Axis Communications folks. Have a read – and let us know if your travel plans have been disrupted.

Each week, IFSEC 2010 seems to get a little closer. That’s due to the passage of time. And this week, we added a bunch more show preview coverage to the site. There’s information on Synectics, Raytec, Deister, APT, FAAC, Kentec, TDSi, Veracity, and Vicon. And Axxon is offering visitors to its stand the chance to win a VIP Grand Prix package. Details are here.

This week’s Song About Security is the classic Mack the Knife. We’ve opted for the Bobby Darin version. It’s about the scourge of knife crime.

Make sure you head over to Jobs for Security for all the latest security jobs – and to advertise your own vacancies.

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This is a video of an octopus making off with a man’s camera as he films underwater.

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SEA anticipation, boozy CCTV, and an editor’s view

The day has finally arrived! Yes, it’s Thursday. That also means that the Security Excellence Awards 2009 are happening this very night! Wow. I am literally crying with anticipation. Not only will I be there, presenting an award and that – I’ll also be updating my Twitter account – twitter.com/info4security – live from the event, so you can read about the category winners as they’re announced, as well as whatever other pithy bits and pieces I can think of.

To get you in the mood, we have a fantastic video of CCTV in action. It’s a drunk man attempting to buy some beer. It’s very amusing. You should watch it.

It’s also that time of the fortnight when Security Installer editor Alan Hyder strips down to his metaphorical undergarments and dives headlong into the murky pond of security issues, emerging only when he has located and retrieved the valuable, muddy nuggets of opinion and analysis hidden therein. In other words, it’s his SI Editor’s View column. Yes!

Also not far off is the beginning of IFSEC India. Our I4S India editor Verghese Joseph chats to organiser Nigel Brown.

And in addition to all of this untrammelled excitement, there’s hard drive destruction; a big contract win in China for BlueStar SecuTech; and some access control for luxury Hong Kong flats. Hoorah!

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Interoperability and Alan Johnson

Hello you. Welcome to the start of the security week – which, interestingly enough, coincides with the start of the conventional working week. How fortuitous!

Today we have a story that’s heavy on the acronyms, with IMS claiming that members companies signed up to ONVIF have an overall larger market share than those who are members of the PSIA. What’s all that about? Read the story and find out.

We’ve also got a story that features a quite unflattering photo of UK Home Secretary Alan Johnson, who has launched a website to tackle anti-social behaviour.

There’s success for IFSEC’s South African adventure; RemGuard, perhaps unsurprisingly, advocating the use of remote monitoring; a little bit of corporate fraud excitement; and a chance to use a Chinese flag to illustrate a story that uses the words ‘command centre’ and ‘operational’ in its headline. Macho.

Did you know that the next big security show that deserves your attention takes place in India? It’s called IFSEC India. But that’s not all! Not by a longish shot. There’s also Internal Security India, and Firex India. How useful!

Squonk: www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk

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Vulnerabilities and regulations

We’re back. It’s been a delightful extended weekend break, but now it’s time to turn our noses to the grindstone, and really grind some security news nostril. Or something like that.

So. Today we’ve got a story about the security vulnerability of large utility sites. They’re so innocent and vulnerable.

And there are a couple of pieces from the Security Industry Authority’s Stakeholder conference: Dr Adam White on the journey to regulation, and SMT Online editor Brian Sims on the social side of the event.

In addition there are wonderful and insightful pieces on a VSG contract; remote monitoring-based theft reduction; and a Chinese office for ioimage. As well as more!

Get your entries in for the Security Excellence Awards 2009. It’s your chance to be one of life’s genuine winners!

Gah! www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk

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Obama and security and superheroes

A global focus for I4S today, as Brian Sims, in conjunction with John Honovich, reports on the possible security effects of Barack Obama’s victory in the US presidential election. I am contractually obliged to describe the event as ‘historic’.

And East meets Scandinavia in the latest piece of conclusive proof that the world is shrinking, with Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision teaming up with Danish IP software experts Milestone to do some business.

Tomorrow is the day that the much anticipated Next Generation CCTV conference happens. It really does! We’ll have some reports and presentations available for your delectation over the ensuing days. Great!

And if you fancy getting involved in some conference action of your very own, why not make it a day or two out and attend Impenetrable Buildings and Perimeters? It might well be the single best thing ever in the history of events based around the concept of impenetrability – and that includes superhero conferences about the secret lairs of their evil adversaries!

Fell free to visit these sites: info4security.com and ifsec.co.uk It’s almost as if they have something to do with The Alarmist! (They do.)

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