Ahoy there, security newsdudes! Here is some security news. It’s just under here!
For maximum drama, why not watch the video of the lady in Boston who fell onto the railway tracks in front of an approaching train – all caught on good old CCTV. Tense!
Then there’s the record results from IFSEC India 2009. Well done that exhibition! I am not necessarily contractually obliged to say that, either!
Don’t forget about the morticer that halves door drilling times. You would be an utter fool if that slipped your mind. Just kidding! Or am I? It’s not clear.
There’s also a chance to win a high def camcorder from Sony and Ubiqz; and those lovely folks at BriefCam have partnered with the nice folks at NICE to become ‘Nice and Brief’, a lounge cabaret act. Not really. They are actually doing technological CCTV video management type things together. Delightful.
It’s a blitzkrieg of exciting and dynamic security news stories on I4S today, so block your ears, take cover, and enjoy the show.
First up are some bona fide heroes – officers from Pilgrims who saved a contractor’s life. Kudos!
SMT Online editor Brian Sims was at the official launch of the National Security Inspectorate’s Contract Quality Marque yesterday. He reports on the security guarding scheme – and gauges the industry reaction.
In other exciting editorial action, Security Installer skipper Alan Hyder has donned his metaphorical sou’wester, loaded up on Fisherman’s Friends, and boarded the good ship SI Editor’s View, setting sail for dangerous waters full of security issue fish – with only opinion and analysis for bait. Can he land some big ones? Read the column and find out.
Don’t forget you can catch all of our IFSEC India 2009 coverage here; and relive the glory of the Security Excellence Awards through our winners and attendees galleries. Stupendous!
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!
Hi everybody! It’s the first day of IFSEC India 2009! Great!
Our I4S India editor, Verghese Joseph, is on the scene. Here he reports on the event’s excellent start; and he has an exclusive interview with the Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit (no sniggers please). Nice work!
We’ve also got the latest SMT Online Editor’s View from – you guessed it – SMT Online editor Brian Sims. He’s talking about CCTV compliance and that kinda thing. Respect!
If you look around the site today, you’ll notice I4S is awash with security news goodness. Here is some: Secureseal is protecting Tesco fleet vehicles from baddies; Clear Image is hosting a seminar on how security can help customers save money; and ESPlus has introduced some new tagging systems. Right on!
High! It’s time for the first of this week’s daily digestible news chunklets. More words to follow.
And here they are! We’ve gone Doctor crazy today, with not one but two advice-giving medicos on hand to help out with all of your security ailments. First up is our CCTV Doctor, who is looking at entry-level IP gear. Then there’s the Alarms Doctor, with wise words on Radio Frequency Interference.
It’s also National Identity Fraud Prevention Week, as if you didn’t know. Why not investigate further by reading the story which this is a link to?
Then there’s the countdown to big event IFSEC India 2009. Join the counting down party!
And Colin Rogers says the best way for manufacturers to attain success in security is through a closer alliance with installers. Is he right?
It wouldn’t be a Monday if we didn’t feature a story about a new breed of knife proof long john underwear. This is an actual story.
And Brian Sims reports on the recent assassination attempt in Saudi Arabia and its security implications. Apparently the doomed would be assassin “inserted around half a kilo (just over a pound) of explosives plus a detonator into his anus. As far as border security agency Borderpol knows, this is the first time an attack using this method has been made.” I’m not surprised.
Hold on just a second! IFSEC India 2009 is approaching! Here is a story about it.
Also, we’ve got a Bold port security solution; record results for IndigoVision; Bosch on the road; and some help for those poor redundant executives.
Hi ho! Thursday’s security news is right here, right now. Let’s go!
Today we’ve got SMT Online editor Brian Sims with his SMT Online Editor’s View – ruminating on the shadowy security words of Shadow Security Minister Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones.
We’ve also got a surprising story coming out of our I4S India channel, where there’s talk that Voice over IP may be banned out of concerns over its security, or lack thereof. What?!?
We’ve also got a round-up of some recent security-centric books; a security manufacturer is acquired; special students benefit from access; and RemGuard talks winter CCTV tips.
Don’t forget to get along to IFSEC India 2009 if you possibly can. You’d be insane to miss out!
Today Brian Sims reports from the Security Institute’s Annual Conference. He’s been right productive, too. There’s the hard-hitting assessment of regulation from MP Bruce George; the address from chairman Mike Bluestone that announced a new Chartered Status Steering Group; and a new framework of CPD qualifications called ‘Securing the Future’. Skills!
There’s also the reappearance of Jon’s Top 5 – this time, Jon himself has five points to make about video analytics. Listy!
Security Installer editor Alan Hyder also has some exciting news for installers – get a black box for your van. What’s that all about? Read the story and find out, whydontcha?
Don’t forget that two major events on the security calendar are just around the corner: the Security Excellence Awards 2009, and IFSEC India 2009. Get involved!
What a week of security news it’s been, eh? It was crazy!
How’s this? It’s a bit of an in-depth look at one of the questions in our CCTV End User Survey – this time dealing with performance expectations. Wow!
SMT Online editor Brian Sims this week looked at the security implications following the latest bit of football violence following the West Ham/Millwall match, in his SMT Online Editor’s View. And this week’s Song About Security focuses on that very topic as well.
We’ve also got a couple of articles on the furore surrounding the London Met Police report into the effectiveness of CCTV for crime solving – here’s take one; and here’s take two. Double fun!
Don’t forget to check out our latest Bench Test; get some words of advice from the Access Control Doctor; and find out about the debate surrounding using video analytics at the edge or centre of a CCTV system. Mind blowing!
Don’t forget to register for IFSEC India 2009, Internal Security India, and the one day Counter Terror India event. You’ll have the time of your life.