Hello there, security newsfolks. It’s time to dish the dirt on the juiciest security news stories of the week, all courtesy of your friendly neighbourhood security newsportal, info4security. Let’s crack on.
First up is IMS Research’s top 10 video surveillance predictions for 2010. Do you agree with their conclusions? Or do you think they’ve gone and got it all wrong? Vent your spleen – or offer words of support – once you’ve read the article.
We’ve also been blessed with two pieces of opinionising from security news dynamo and gentleman editor Brian Sims: there’s his SMT Online Editor’s View, focusing on the SIA’s Annual Report; and his take on the Mylene Klass knife-wielding ballyhoo.
Brian also spoke exclusively to BSIA chairman Stuart Lowden about the appointment of James Kelly as the association’s chief executive.
In other news this week, DVTel has acquired ioimage; a West African edition of IFSEC is set to launch next year; photographers are planning a protest this weekend (thanks to these sorts of incidents); and Honeywell has gone all wireless on us.
And our Song About Security this week comes from Australian rock revivalists Wolfmother, who have big hair. Yikes!
It’s been a monster week of security news here on I4S – so let’s dive straight in to our last Weekly Digest of 2009.
First – some breaking news. The BSIA has announced the appointment of its new chief executive. It’s James Kelly, formerly of the Direct Marketing Association. All the details are here.
There’s also a new lobby group – Big Brother Watch. You’ll be shocked, like I was, to discover that they are interested in CCTV and privacy, rather than encouraging people to view more reality television. Here’s what they have to say.
In other CCTV news, the Home Office has established a National CCTV Oversight Body; the University of Leeds has opened a new control room; and a report not only suggests that this has been a bad year for the CCTV industry – next year is likely to be tough as well. Cripes.
To add a bit of cheer, why not have a look at these videos – one, from Videofied, a clever parody of the Buggles; the other a festive-themed product preview from BriefCam (with a very special guest).
And this week’s Song About Security comes from early 90s rave pioneers Kick Like A Mule. Feel free to do yourself a favour and check it out.
This is our last weekly round-up newsletter for 2009. We’re off for a bit of a break over the Christmas/New Year period, and will be back in January. Later in the month we’ll have some exciting newsletter developments to report. There will also be regularly updated content on I4S. Have an excellent festive couple of weeks. We’ll see you on the other side.