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The security week: Theresa May, door supervision, and leopards

Welcome to your weekly dose of security informatasticness. It’s mindbending fun. And it’s a delight to be here. Let’s newsletter!

First this week is our round-up of the very best read stories on info4security during May. This was dominated, as you’d imagine, by the news and images coming out of IFSEC. Click here to see what you missed – and find out what others have been reading.

SMT Online honcho Brian Sims has looked into new UK Home Secretary Theresa May’s policing plans. Read the story here.

Then read up on the new licence-linked qualifications for door supervisors; and hear from Luke Martyn at ADT on what small to medium-sized businesses should take into account when tackling their security requirements.

Why not follow that up with some pictures and video of newly hatched rare leopard cubs, caught on an Axis network camera at Tallinn Zoo? They are cute etc.

And top that off by reading an interview with CSL DualCom advertisement star and IFSEC stand representative Hannah Gray – who also happens to be an aspiring pop star. Check out the videos and photos here.

Don’t forget to get your entries in for the 2010 Security Excellence Awards. If you end up being shortlisted, your esteem will rise in the eyes of all of your friends, colleagues, and enemies, resulting in a feeling of goodwill, and immense power.

Our Song About Security this week comes courtesy of sometime Eagle Glenn Frey – and the Beverley Hills Cop soundtrack.

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

And here is a gibbon taunting some tigers. (It’s more amusing with the sound down, unless you’re a fan of zany sound effects.) Also: a great gift idea.

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The security week: Quivering with IFSEC anticipation

It’s almost upon us. That once a year, adrenalised security thrill-monkey that is IFSEC. Monday’s the kick-off, though exhibitors are likely to be gathering in Birmingham even now. But not in a menacing way. Well, not necessarily.

SMT Online editor Brian Sims has been busy chatting to some of the major exhibitors about their plans for the show. See what luminaries from Sony, Panasonic (Steven Gerrard, no less!) and HID Global have to say about what they’re launching, and the state of the market.

We’ve also got stories on the launch of IFSEC West Africa, which takes part during the show, and the Intelligent Integration Zone feature area, which looks set to be super interesting. Zone!

Of course there’s also a raft of preview information from more than 70 exhibitors on our dedicated IFSEC news page. Some of the latest articles focus on iDTEQ, Zyxel and ACTi, CSL DualCom, VideoIQ, Irisys, ASL Vision, Clearview, Honeywell, and the recently launched Mobile Phone Security Association.

In the midst of all of this IFSEC 2010 preparation, Brian has managed to find time to have a chat with Nick Palmer of VSG about the company’s rigorous vetting procedures.

And we’ve had advice from our Access Control Doctor on using the features of high end access systems.

Sometimes you just want to know what it is that everyone’s keen on reading. That’s why we provide our handy ‘Best read stories’ service. It tells you which I4S stories have been read by the most people in the last month. Wow!

Our Song About Security this week comes from excellent electropop Mancunians New Order. Have it, etc.

Also, there was an election in the UK yesterday. Interesting.

For real-time news updates, live from IFSEC 2010, follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/info4security and twitter.com/smtonlineeditor. And get more up to the minute news via our RSS feed.

To calm your nerves before next week’s cornucopia of excitation, here is a video of a dog dancing for his dinner.

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Bench Test, access doc, and wireless security

Blood is thicker than water. But water is more refreshing. That’s a free pearl of wisdom for you. Enjoy!

More wise words can be found in this month’s Bench Test, which looks at the NVD 2910 network dome from Genie CCTV. What did our experts think? If you read it, you will know. It’s that easy!

The Access Control Doctor is in as well. Today he’s banging on about biometric access systems. Nice work, doc!

Visonic’s Tony Mann provides us with an installer-focused piece on the move towards wireless security systems. Compelling.

And we’ve got helpful video from the folks at CSL DualCom – which you can also download to your mobile telephone. A la mode!

There are also many other stories! Nice.

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Industry responds to Bates resignation

More on the departure of BSIA chief executive John Bates today (apologies to Stuart Lowden for referring to Bates as the Association’s chairman yesterday – it was an honest slip of the brain, guv). SMT Online supremo Brian Sims spoke to some of the industry’s luminaries on their thoughts about the sudden decision.

Brian also graced us with his SMT Online Editor’s View today, focusing primarily on the SIA – and asking the pertinent question: where is the BSIA’s response to the decision not licence in-house security guards for the next three years?

After a massive response to our story on their work at Glastonbury, we’ve also got an article on AP Security’s protection of the Henley Festival – aimed at a slightly more hoity toity crowd.

There’s also an access system for a mighty big shopping mall; new faces at CSL DualCom; the revolting sounding concept of ‘data leakage‘; and an Avigilon megapixel system for a building in the United States of America, or USA.

Outstanding!

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Parking wardens and opinions

Everybody loves a parking warden. It’s just a fact! So I was as surprised as you are to discover that some Scottish traffic attendants have taken to wearing headcams in order to avoid altercations. It just seems so unlikely!

Elsewhere today, indefatigable Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has unsheathed his metaphorical security opinion dagger and plunged it, hilt-deep, into the still quivering flesh of some kind of huge beast which is made of topical issues pertaining to the security industry, in his SI Editor’s View. Incisive!

We’ve also got something on ‘sick’ and ‘healthy’ security firms; a big ADT project at Delhi Airport; and an upgrade from CSL DualCom for a monitoring station.

Don’t forget to get your entries in for this year’s Security Excellence Awards. They really are highly sought after. If you win one, many people will buy you a drink.

Good! Now feel free to visit www.info4security.com, or www.ifsec.co.uk

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