Greetings – welcome to another summary of the security week, brought to you by info4security.com. It’s like a helpful stranger, sidling into your inbox and becoming a firm friend for life. Or something.
This week Chiron launched its new Iris Secure Apps alarm signalling management system. Both SMT Online editor Brian Sims and myself were in attendance, and we came away with a big ol’ article and some video to boot.
Yesterday the Security Industry Authority announced it would be ceasing its Fast Track approval route for the Approved Contractor Scheme. Details are here.
Loomis has launched a new cash security solution for retailers; G4S has moved into the car parking sphere in Denmark; and Risco has acquired a controlling interest in Electronics Line 3000.
Oh, and Integrated Security Consultants got up close and protective with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleading squad when they were in London for the NFL series – but in a professional fashion, not a restraining order kind of way. Yes, we have some pictures.
Large-scale security industry hootenanny IFSEC looms large on the horizon. Whether that involves anticipation or dread – or both – will vary from individual to individual. While you’re deciding, you could do worse than check out our dedicated IFSEC news zone on I4S. It’s got all the latest preview information and details on the 2010 conference programme.
This week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of geriatric varicose-rockers The Rolling Stones. They’re on about some kind of threatening rambler – get orf my land and so forth, I imagine.
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Here is a video of a dog singing to a baby to stop it from crying. Apparently. Enjoy.
A swan, yesterday (not involved in security industry, sadly)
Well yes indeed – it’s Monday, and there are a whole swag of stories on I4S just hanging around seductively, waiting for you to devour them with your eyes. Or something.
Because there are so darned many, I’m going to go ahead and kinda list ‘em, highlights-style.
– There’s a Salto access system for a blind care home
– A G4S report says crime against large retailers is perceived as ‘victimless’
– Data Protection Act breaches of up to £500,000 to be ratified
– Paxton and Pelco enter integration partnership
– Mobotix and Dalycom help protect school
– Axis begins 2010 with triple product launch
– Swann accepts senior appointment at Chiron (that’s a man whose surname is Swann – if an actual swan had taken on a senior role at a security firm, you better believe I’d be giving it blanket coverage. And by that I don’t mean covering it with a blanket etc.)
– ASIS Foundation publishes CRISP report on burglary prevention
– Chubb sports advanced CCTV at Wright Robinson College
– Magenta wins green award
– Westminster Group contract to supply UK prisons
Exciting, huh? Yes.
It’s Tuesday, and you’re looking particularly foxy. Hey, no problem, you’re very welcome indeed.
When people look back on today in history, it will be remembered as the day the media talked about airport security because an element of nudity was involved. In that spirit, here is my blog post.
In slightly more clothed news today, the BIIAB has released details of some new qualifications available for security officers and public space CCTV operators. Educational.
And the excellently-named Lodewijk van Ommeren says there are many advantages to the latest generation of IP alarm systems. Lovely.
There’s more IP stuff today – IndigoVision’s Barry Keepence on storage; CCTV Center’s roadshows; TDSi on 21CN testing – it’s all there.
And don’t forget the Security Excellence Awards take place next Thursday. You’ll be able to get live updates by following my Twitter feed – and of course all the winners will be up on I4S before the end of the night. Fantastic. Fantastic indeed.