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The security week: IFSEC, customers and cash

It’s Friday, so it must be time to have a gander at The Security Week. And what a week it’s been, eh chums? Let’s have a little look.

Humungous security industry hoedown and product demonstration party IFSEC 2010 is just 10 days away. Crikey. We’re continuing our unrivalled preview coverage, as you’d expect – head over to our dedicated IFSEC News pages to see what we’ve done so far.

This week we’ve included Honeywell, 2020 Imaging, Hikvision, Navtech Radar, Keeneo, ASL, Tandberg and Clearview, Wavesight, AD Network Video, Promise Technology, Emizon, Videotec, Genie CCTV, Visimetrics, Salto, and Mindtree. Phew. And we’ve got a story about an ADT installation at the LG Arena – part of the NEC, where IFSEC itself takes place! What amazing congruity.

Also this week, our specialist end user channel SMT Online has partnered with Securitas to launch its inaugural Good Customer Award. That’s nice!

G4S Cash Services has renewed its multi-million pound contract with supermarket Morrisons. That oughta keep Richard Hammond’s paychecks safe, thank goodness.

Siemens and the London Borough of Bromley have had a major new outsourced CCTV project go live; a victim of an acid attack has spoken out in favour of CCTV; a new report claims ONVIF members still have a greater market share than those in the PSIA; the National Cyber Security Challenge has been launched; and our old pal The Networker is back, talking about HD CCTV.

Our Song About Security this week comes from one David Bowie. He is reported to be ‘thrilled’ to about his inclusion in this illustrious feature.

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Here’s a video of one hamster running in his wheel while another hamster sleeps – in the same wheel. Exciting!

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

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The security week: Lifesaving, biometrics and Bench Tests

It’s the end of another security week, and we’re bursting at the seams with newsy goodness. Let’s explore a little further, shall we?

Heading up the list are the Pilgrims officers who saved a contractor’s life. Damn fine work, sirs! Hopefully they receive some kind of bonus..

Also! Here is our good old pal the Access Control Doctor. Hello, Access Control Doctor! What are we talking about this time? It’s biometrics. Good!

It’s also time for another Bench Test. This one is of a Genie network dome. What the heck did our experts think of it? Click on this very link to discover for your own self.

And SMT Online editor Brian Sims has reported on the NSI’s new Contract Quality Marque – he also brought us the industry’s reaction to the move. Splendid stuff!

This week’s Song About Security comes from Ms Tina Arena, and is all about chains and suchlike.

Have a great weekend, folks.

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

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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.

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

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A sweet suite, and like for like

Welcome to this, the latest missive from security news wonderland info4security.com. It truly is a delight to land in your inbox. Thanks for the opportunity!

Today SMT Online editor Brian Sims brings us the story of a sweet new suite of qualifications from G4S and the denizens of academia.

And Security Installer honcho Alan Hyder tells of Vista’s new ‘like for like’ replacement guarantee. This doesn’t mean that if you see something you like, you can just have it. That would be an idiotic policy.

In addition to these scrumptious news dumplings, there’s also a piece on Optex supplying detectors for a metals company; a new IP CCTV range for Genie; and a revamped website for Skills for Security. Interesting.

Don’t forget about IFSEC India 2009. That’s happening soon. You should go to it.

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

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School surveillance and access control

Greetings! It’s Wednesday, which is always nice. Here are some security news stories!

First up is a piece on a new school surveillance system which aims to improve safety throughout the school. Edumacational!

Those mystical CCTV types, Genie, have decided to get involved in access control – a trend which is on the increase, if this year’s IFSEC is anything to go by. Certainly the Samsung brothers, Techwin and Electronic, both revealed an expansion into access.

Speaking of Samsung Electronic – they’ve donated some kit to training company Tavcom. How thoughtful.

Excitingly, I’ve just found out that the shortlisted finalists for the 2009 Security Excellence Awards will be able to be announced next week. Keep your eyes peeled – while looking pretty much specifically at I4S. That makes things easier. And it’s great fun!

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Sims opinion, and Commonwealth embarrassment

SMT Online editor Brian Sims has pulled no punches today in his forthright analysis of the recent killings in Northern Ireland and anti-military protest in Luton. Read his arguments in his SMT Online Editor’s View.

Over on our I4S India channel, there’s a story about the security plans for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games being stolen. That’s ridiculously embarrassing!

We’ve also got the latest from our CCTV Doctor – he’s the Florence Nightingale of the CCTV surgery world, if Florence Nightingale was male, a doctor, interested in surveillance, and still alive. Today’s specialist topic: all-in-one camera/lens combos.

Another very interesting thing on info4security today is our newest piece on video analytics, courtesy of those kind souls at ioimage. However, their ignorance of the use of capital letters for proper nouns is frustrating.

Whatever you do, don’t forget about IFSEC! My superiors will assume my continual hectoring has come to nothing, and I may end up homeless, unshaven, and distraught. Possibly. Anyway, two IFSEC things: IndigoVision is running some IP roadshows; and Genie is launching all-new ranges of CCTV and access control products.

So go ahead and visit www.ifsec.co.uk, and also www.info4security.com. I need work!

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Fraudsters and nightclubs

It’s Monday! Hoorah. After a tortuous weekend of non-stop leisure and relaxation, it’s back to the underrated joy of working bliss. As a special reward, today we have a story which includes the word ‘fraudsters’ in its headline.

As SMT Online editor Brian Sims writes, these fraudmeisters are targeting taxpayers with scam e-mails in the run-up to the UK’s 31 January deadline for Self Assessment. Don’t be duped! That would be a shame, particularly if you have read this article first.

In tribute to the weekend that is rapidly receding into the distance, we’ve got a story about a delightful-looking nightclub in Exmouth, which is now benefiting from Genie CCTV security. Party on, dudes.

As winter nights slowly draw out, it’s still important to be able to actually make out what the things are in CCTV images. Derwent has done this using infrared technology at a water utility.

And if you’re a fan of stories that include the words ‘track and kill’, you’ll be over the moon with excitement about this story, containing, as it does, those very words. In that very order.

Conferences and educational establishments go together like stag parties and regret. So the very fact that the conference Securing Educational Establishments exists should be reason enough to attend. Also, I’m told it will be good. And interesting.

Hi, guy, check out these crazy websites. There’s www.info4security.com, and also www.ifsec.co.uk. Sweet.

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