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SIA report, and Cisco loves Pelco

A big day of security news – so no time to waste. Let’s do this thing.

First up, the Security Industry Authority has been reported on. Find out what the reporters had to say about ’em. Here is where the story is. Click it!

Then there’s the coming together of two big players in a technological marriage of CCTV proportions: Cisco and Pelco. Both of these firms have names which finish with the letter ‘o’.

Everybody likes some video analytics. Do security officers? Perhaps! Geoff Thiel tells us about this.

BT Redcare called off their big 21CN switchover recently. Now they’re talking to customers and other folks at a series of events. Details? Oh, certainly.

And fast-rising Chinese CCTV manufacturer Hikvision has released some new PSIA-compliant cameras. Good value? They certainly have standards.

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Conference reports and an analytical camera

Today SMT Online’s intrepid editor Brian Sims has more reports from the Security Institute’s annual conference, where Andy Williams discussed the in-house versus outsourced options for manned security provision; and the SIA’s Ruth Henig talked about training in regard to licensing. Weighty stuff.

Recently Geoff Thiel of VCA discussed ‘edge’ versus ‘centre’ uses of video analytics software. Now ioimage has released its latest ioicam, which features video analytics capabilities hosted within the camera.

ESPlus have gone and been very nice corporate citizens – assisting a Cancer Research shop by providing security equipment. That’s nice of them!

And in Australia, RemGuard has helped a bowling club to ward off criminals. Groovy.

Don’t go forgetting about IFSEC India. It’s happening soon.

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Video analytics and football violence

Ahoy! It’s time to get stuck into some meaty issues of the security kind. So let’s do that, shall we?

First up is Geoff Thiel of VCA Technology, who looks at the thorny issue of whether video analytics is best used at the edge or the centre of CCTV systems. Gripping stuff!

Then SMT Online editor Brian Sims looks at the re-emergence of football hooliganism and violence in his SMT Online Editor’s View – focusing on the riots at the recent West Ham/Millwall match.

Elsewhere there’s a guide to key management in car dealerships; Visimetrics and IndigoVision providing IP video solutions for two different Glasgow sites; and AVG Technologies expanding its partner network. Charming!

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