Well hello there. Welcome to your weekly dose of I4S high-octane security news excitement. Let’s get straight into it.
As promised last week, here’s the full report and video from Panasonic’s Smart HD launch in Japan. It’s some interesting stuff.
As is his wont, SMT Online editor Brian Sims has been chatting to the movers and shakers in the industry. This time around it was the turn of David Taylor-Smith, CEO of G4S Secure Solutions in the UK and Ireland. Interviewtastic. And G4S Technology has helped to secure the Yell Group – the folks behind the yellow pages.
Brian was also on the scene as data protection compliance bods CameraWatch awarded North Lanarkshire CCTV its Platinum Level 1 status. Now THAT’s compliant!
Adam Bernstein returns with some more legal advice for the security industry. This time he’s looking at the new laws introduced in 2010 – and those that are likely to come into effect in future. We’ve also got an update on what security companies should do if they are visited by a Health and Safety inspector…
In other security news, a CCTV research project at the University of Reading has been praised by the UK Home Office; a report into the gate operator industry offers a little hope; the use of video analytics is on the rise, apparently; and the HDcctv Alliance has gained five new members.
Do you like or dislike Jeremy Clarkson? It doesn’t really matter either way. He simply exists, doesn’t he? Click here to read Brian’s appraisal of the Top Gear man’s views on security officers.
Our Song About Security this week comes courtesy of 90s UK indie-pop titans Carter USM. It’s got Blakey from On The Buses in the video. Wow!
For your general edification and enjoyment, here’s a weird and slightly dodgy karaoke version of USA for Africa’s ‘We Are The World’. Why? No idea.
Greetings folks. IFSEC India finished up over the weekend – here’s a piece by our I4S India editor Verghese Joseph on the number of government visitors who attended the show. Head over to I4S India’s IFSEC India section for more show coverage. Superb.
Today, being the first business day of November 2009, is an ideal opportunity to provide a story revealing not just the 10 best read stories on I4S during October, but also veritable LINKS to each of those stories as well! That’s space age technology for you.
There are also two rail-related stories for your own, personal, private delectation. SmartWater has won a gong (probably not an actual gong, sadly) from rail industry types; while ASL has helped to secure some of the London Overground network’s stations.
Today is also the day where I link to news of the new members in the HDcctv Alliance; a megapixel launch for Samsung Techwin; IP door entry from Urmet; and a BP/VSG partnership to prevent forecourt crime. Outstanding!
We’ve got more action-packed security news excitement for you today, so strap on your safety trousers, and settle in for a news cruise.
First up it’s the HDcctv Alliance and an announcement about working with the standards developed by SMPTE – those proper TV people! That’s too legit. Or maybe it’s just legit enough.
Then there’s my slightly tardy collection of links to the best read stories on I4S in September. Aggregated!
And SMT Online workhorse Brian Sims has put together another of his Editor’s View columns for your delectation, this time with a fraud focus. Juicy!
Other news includes technology partnerships; a business survey about security; and x-rays in India. Oh yeah.
An enormous news day here at info4security. That’s wonderful! Read on, pals.
First up is a topic you’ll be hearing a lot more about soon, particularly if you’re a UK installer – it’s BT’s 21st Century Network, or 21CN. Security Installer editor Alan Hyder does the word wrangling here.
And in conjunction with Security Installer magazine, we’re happy to present the first clinic from our new resident Alarms Doctor, David Grant of ACT Meters. He’s talking about false alarms causes today.
Chinese firm CSST is the latest to join the new HDcctv Alliance. If all goes according to plan, I’ll finally manage to get my promised feature interview with the organisation’s executive director Todd Rockoff online tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
Mark Fullbrook also takes us through five steps for security managers in dealing with staff who may be tempted to steal secure company data. Contentious!
That’s it. I’m outta here. Well, I’m on holiday until the 17th. Occupying the hot seat during my absence will be SMT Online’s very own Brian Sims. See you in a couple of weeks.
Yo yo yo yo yo yo yo. Hi there. It’s been another week of high octane security news excitement, so let’s dive right in.
First up is old pal Wilson Chowdhry with his take on the licensing – or lack of licensing – of in-house security officers. He thinks it’s a missed opportunity. Yourself?
This morning myself and Security Installer editor Alan Hyder met with a man with one of the coolest surnames in all of security: Todd Rockoff. (Sure, he’s no Roger Vigilance, but who is?) Todd’s the executive director of the HDcctv Alliance, who are advocates of High Definition CCTV, you’ll be shocked to know. This new technology aims to utilise broadcast quality HD images across standard coaxial cable, and looks like it could be an important alternative to megapixel IP CCTV. Here’s a short video of what he had to say. We’ll be running a full exclusive feature interview on I4S next week.
Speaking of HD, Dallmeier’s new series of recorders glories in the ridiculous name of ‘In Memory of Leonardo’. I have nothing more to add to that one.
This week’s Song About Security comes from Public Enemy, and follows in that fine tradition of tunes about escaping from jail. Or gaol. But I assume they probably mean jail.
IFSEC India 2009 is happening in just a couple of months’ time. Why not go there, and also visit Internal Security India, the Counter Terror India conference, and Firex India? Do so! It’s no joke.