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The security week: Profiles, images, and Scottish ninjas

Howdy.

I come to you today in slightly jetlagged state, having been in Japan for the world premiere of Panasonic’s SmartHD concept and product range. I know, poor me. A full report on that will follow next week, but for now, let’s have a bit of a gander at this week’s highlights, shall we? OK, go.

As usual, intrepid SMT Online editor Brian Sims has been busy. He brought us his regular SMT Online Editor’s View column, which this time around focused on the Scottish Business Crime Centre’s parliamentary reception in Edinburgh, and the effective partnerships in security in that part of the world.

Brian also delivered an in-depth, two-part profile of Securitas MD Geoff Zeidler – part one is here, and part two here – as well as a video item from Cougar Monitoring, which has something to do with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Intrigued? Click here and find out more.

Our regular IP and networking advice column, The Networker, from Phil Doyle of Axis, returned with a focus on image quality, and the difference between HD and megapixel.

The BSIA has published a guide to help employers understand their responsibilities towards lone workers; Peter French looks at salaries in 2010; and Magenta Security is doing its bit to help train its employees.

Rapiscan has sold some of its body scanners to be used at Nigerian airports. No word yet on whether there are concerns about potential nudiness.

One of our regular features is Songs About Security, where we show a music video for a song that has some kind of vague, tenuous link to the security business. This week, hand-selected by new I4S colleague Amy Rowe, is Mark Knopfler’s harrowing tale of his time as a gritty gumshoe: Private Investigations.

And in the same spirit, over on our I4S India channel, there’s a story about Topsgrup providing ‘customised pre-marital investigation services.’ Classy.

Not really connected to anything in particular, here’s a video of a puppy attempting to sleep on some stairs. Enjoy.

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Locksmiths and HMV

Hello, pals! Here’s your daily dose of security newsology. Honk!

According to the Master Locksmiths Association – famous for their ‘lock and key’ parties [not really] – 85 per cent of lock safety advice is unsatisfactory. Bad retail staff!

And we’ve got an exclusive story about HMV’s new ‘non-confrontational’ interview technique to prevent employee fraud. Fab!

There’s also some strong opinion on vehicle and plant theft; Axis lets us know the winners of its service partner programme awards; and Steve Bailey has taken on the employee screening and vetting mantle at G4S.

 In our intruder alarm section we’ve got an application story from Luminite, active in Northern Ireland, as well as Norbain marketing Siemens’ Intrunet E-Line Detector range. Rockin’!

And over on I4S India, the delightful dedicated Indian security news channel, we’ve got Australia studying Commonwealth Games security concerns – and a tightening up for security of scientists following terrorist threats.

Lovely.

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The security week: News and videos galore

It’s been an adrenaline-packed waterslide of a week for security news on I4S, and we’ve plucked the very firmest and juiciest pieces for your enjoyment and delectation, mixing and matching metaphors to our hearts‘ content. Here is some.

We’ve got a couple of contrasting videos to start things off. One is of a car crashing into a shop, caught on CCTV, which is commonly deployed in security applications these days.

The other is from the recent Security Excellence Awards 2009, where people in nice clothes received awards from pint-sized comedy legend Ronnie Corbett for being good at security this year. Prestigious!

Yesterday was the anniversary of the terror attacks in Mumbai, and our I4S India editor Verghese Joseph looked at both the ‘paradigm shift‘ for India’s security, and examines the changes the Indian government has put in place.

We’ve also got an opinion piece on selling your company to clients; a school using a plane as a classroom; the latest South Africa security news; the inimitable Brian Sims with his SMT Online Editor’s View; and the Co-operative Group’s search for the next big security idea.

This week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of demure songstress Samantha Fox. I wonder whatever happened to her.

Have a magnificent weekend.

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Winning apprentices and police reform

Hello, security news groovers. Let’s get our current affairs thang on, shall we?

Our first stop is with Romec, who have presented their winning apprentices with winning apprentice awards. Good stuff, fellas.

Then SMT Online editor Brian Sims covers the metaphorical security rocks with opinion spray, in the form of his SMT Online Editor’s View. This time around he’s discussing police reform.

Also on I4S today is a story by our I4S India editor Verghese Joseph marking the one year anniversary of the terror attacks in Mumbai.

There’s also a couple of wobbly hand held videos by an enthusiastic South African man of some people running. Why? It’s because they’re running in the World Half Marathon Championships, which had their security provided by Kingdom Events. Athletic!

Tomorrow is Friday, which is Songs About Security day. What will be the tenuously-connected choice of music video?* Drop by I4S tomorrow and find out. Go on, we’d love to have you.

*This asterisk indicates the presence of some swear-type words in the video linkage here. Proceed at your own risk!

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The Baroness and Body Worn Video

Hiya! I’m pressed for time today, so this missive is nasty, brutish, and short. Well, it’s short, anyway.

First up is Baroness Ruth Henig, who has been reappointed as the chairman of the Security Industry Authority for another three years. Soon she will have tenure.

Then there’s Nicholas Smith of Scyron, who looks at the impact of police forces using Body Worn Video – and its future potential and pitfalls. Science fact?

Axis Communications are also claiming a first in the UK – providing a council with an all-wireless IP surveillance system. Crikey.

And as usual, our man in Bangalore, Verghese Joseph, has provided a trove of India-focused security stories. Check them all out on our I4S India channel.

Done!

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The popularity issue

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!

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The security week: Argos, Sainsbury’s, and IFSEC India

It’s Friday, so in many cases it’s the end of the working week. Hooray! And apologies if not. Here’s some security news to cheer you up!

It’s not often we get to talk about Argos, the UK’s premier great value but slightly depressing retail experience provider. They’ve teamed up with VSG for some security provision excitement. Lovely.

Speaking of retailers, Loomis is working with Sainsbury’s. That’s an effective partnership!

And IFSEC India 2009 is taking place right now. Our I4S India editor, Verghese Joseph, spoke exclusively to Delhi’s chief minister, the delightfully named Sheila Dikshit, at the event’s opening. Check out I4S India for more stories direct from the show.

This week’s Song About Security is the sublime and powerful ‘Girls on Film’ by Duran Duran. Click through to find out why.

Don’t forget, if you missed it last week, that you can find all of the winners of the 2009 Security Excellence Awards here. Then have a look at these galleries of the winners themselves, and the glamorous folks what attended. Beautiful!

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