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The security week: Truck smashes, and views from the street

Another magnificent week of high octane security news thrills and spills here at info4security.

Brilliantly, we featured a video of a truck smashing into a bollard at 50mph. Oh yes. The bollard is from ATG Access. The enthusiasm for truck crashes comes direct from I4S.

Below here, I’ve gone and done a blog about Google Street View, the photos of streets thing that launched in the UK today. What do you think of the security implications? Why not have a say there? It’s the topic that’s electrifying and stimulating the nation.

We’ve also got a report on a report that says security installation firms are ‘ripe for the picking‘. Is that so?

Our usual suspects include John Honovich on security in the US; Security Installer editor Alan Hyder on all manner of UK security bits and bobs; and Songs About Security, which this week is lycra-heavy. Fashionable.

Don’t forget to visit Jobs for Security. It’s a security jobs website that can help you find a job, or an employee – so you don’t need to cry about the injustices the world has inflicted upon you. Or laugh strangely, either. Working!

Also of utmost importance in these troubled economic times is the IFSEC Conference 2009. If you attend this event, your friends, colleagues and loved ones will find you more dynamic and attractive. But if you fail to attend, there is a chance that things like this might happen. A slight chance, but a chance nonetheless.

Oh, good Lord! www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk

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The security week: Killing robots and surveillance lamps

Goodness me. It’s been a heck of a week here at info4security, with fascinating security news stories literally bursting out of your computer screen and intriguing your information hungry brain. If you missed any of them – well, here’s the highlights…

First things first: let’s mention the robots with machine guns. You heard me. Samsung Techwin has introduced the SGR-1, and we’ve got pictures and a video of it. Also, this week’s Song About Security is a tribute to this very machine.

Here’s some further video excitement: it’s a lady talking about an IP camera you can put in your lamp. She’s quite charming.

SMT Online editor Brian Sims tackled Northern Ireland and anti-war protests in his Editor’s View this week.

And we had more important stories in the form of a big contract for G4S from the UK Ministry of Defence; and details of Legion Group being sold to SectorGuard.

On our I4S India channel, we covered the story of the security plans for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games being stolen. And from the US of A, John Honovich looks at the impending face-off between DVRs and IP video storage.

Fantastically, there’s a story on the site today that uses the word ‘Cybergeddon‘ in its headline – and features this amazing picture.

Two more things of pressing importance: a jobs thing and an Industry Focus thing. Firstly, Jobs for Security is a wonderful – some say magical, though that might be overstating the case a little – site that you should visit if you are interested in being either an employer or employee in the security industry. Go there and explore this delightful kingdom of potential work. Industry Focus: this is the amazing feature that appears to the right of stories on I4S. It’s contextual info from companies with interests similar to yours. Wow! That’s snazzy.

Earlier this week, I posted a link to a song about locating cheese. Due to popular demand, here it is again.

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The security week: Going Indian, ACS action, and a view from the US

It’s been a positively effervescent week here at I4S, with small bubbles of metaphorical news gas popping all over the joint. Kind of.

We celebrated the official launch of I4S India, the thrilling new channel that is a vital resource for anyone interested in the state of security in India – and the opportunities it provides. Launchtastic!

Mick Lee stirred up some emotions with his tale of experiences at the Approved Contractor Scheme front line. People responded. Perhaps you’d like to, also? Then IPSA’s Justin ‘P’ Bentley added his voice to something of a growing chorus with concerns about the state of the SIA.

New regular contributor John Honovich kicked off his IP view from the US column with stories and links to the latest happenings on the technological front across the pond. Have a nice day!

Also this week, Security Installer editor Alan Hyder strapped on his opinion pack and ignited the analysis jets with the flaming torch of clear-headed observation, jetting off towards the mixed metaphor horizon in his SI Editor’s View. Something like that, anyway.

This week’s Song About Security comes from The Reverend Horton Heat. It’s pretty good!

While you’re visiting I4S, you should shuffle your eyes across to the right hand side of the page, and the unique ‘Industry Focus‘ feature. This is the all-singing, all-dancing ‘related content’ whatchamacallit that allows companies to provide additional information about their products and services which is relevant to the editorial content that you’re reading. It was invented by some kind of crazy genius or something! So I am reliably informed. Have a click or three, anyway. Go on. It’ll be fun.

Speaking of fun, our Job of the Week on security jobs website Jobs for Security is for a Security Systems Administrator at the University of Bristol. It’s an absolute corker!

Once you’re calmed down, seriously consider attending the IFSEC Conference 2009. It will involve the true heavyweights of the industry wrestling with the big issues of the day – and emerging triumphant. Yeah!!

Express your feelings with www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk.

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The security week: IP opinion, CCTV advice, and hitting the headlines

Ah, Friday – glorious, wonderful, ever-lovin’ Friday. It’s a sure sign the weekend’s on its way – and it means the thrill of reading The Security Week is here once more.

First up, it’s me. Hooray. I’m going on about the need for a change in the outlook of those involved with IP security, and I’d describe it as ‘a particularly incisive piece of opinionating’ if I were not too modest to do so.

We’ve also got our old pal the CCTV Doctor providing some advice on the legality of having your CCTV images viewed by any old Tom, Dick or Harry in your organisation. Useful!

Oh yes – it’s trumpet blowing time. Brian Sims, illustrious and respected editor of SMT Online, has been sought out by the London Evening Standard to provide some industry perspective on the appointment of Paul Stephenson as Met Police Commissioner. Kudos, to you, Brian. Kudos.

There’s a fascinating story on a truly superb conference, fully endorsed by I4S, and going by the name of Securing Educational Establishments. You’ll be intrigued to know that it is all about securing educational establishments. If it was a tin, it would do what it said on itself. Kind of.

Today’s Song About Security comes courtesy of The Clash. You may have heard of them. Enjoy the delicious dubtasticness. It’s a personal favourite.

And this week’s Job of the Week comes courtesy of delightful and effervescent security jobs website Jobs for Security. The job itself is for a Security Systems Engineer. Who’d have thunk it?

As a reward for making it through the week, here are two things you may or may not feel are appropriate gifts. One is an example of refrigerator-based alcohol humour. The other is simply a small Mexican wrestler doing cool stuff. Enjoy!

Now point your web thing in these directions: www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk.

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The security week: History. Also, US politics.

Yes, it’s been a monumental week on the world stage. History has been made. The eyes of the world focused on one event. The opening for entry of the IFSEC 2009 Security Industry Awards. Huzzah!

There was also a politics thing happening in America. Just hours before President Obama’s inauguration, SMT Online editor Brian Sims took a peek at the security precautions in place.

We celebrated this monumental event by applying fluorescent dye to the head of a grumpy man. Well, not really. It was actually a story about a conviction using forensic solution SmartWater.

Security Installer editor Alan Hyder injected some opinion-juice into the security news agenda with his SI Editor’s View; and we featured a couple of internet savvy articles on both cybercriminals and the golden rules for web shopping.

I am a big fan of invisibility cloaks, so when I noticed this article, I was pleased. Pleased!

Our Job of the Week this week – brought to you by security jobs website Jobs for Security – is for a Design/Estimating engineer. But remember: flexibility is essential!

Here’s the thing. You should book yourself a place at the conference Securing Educational Establishments. Why? Isn’t my word good enough? Ok, well, it’ll be informative and useful and offer advice and talk about issues and things. See?

This is a little weekend bonus for you: here’s my favourite song of the year so far; and here’s some crazy drum’n’bass preacher. Kinda.

Now then. Here is things: www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk. Good!

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The security week: Exclusive Dickinson interview – and installer auction site

Aloha, security news fans. It’s been a cold week full of interesting, newsy things in a security vein – so let’s skip these preliminaries and get down to it, shall we?

First up is SMT Online editor Brian Sims‘ exclusive and in-depth interview with former BSIA chief David Dickinson. They delve into regulation, the ACS, training, rebranding and One Member, One Vote. It’s a heck of a ride.

We also had the tale of a website dedicated to selling excess security kit from wholesalers and distributors direct to installers. It was so fresh, we were the first ones to cover it. Well done us, eh? Thanks.

BT Redcare announced that they were limiting price rises to a maximum of 10 per cent. And if that’s not exciting enough for you, Brian Sims burst back into the news analysis fray with his first SMT Online Editor’s View of 2009.

And there was an interesting piece in which one company suggested that a trend was emerging for CCTV installations at high street lettings and estate agents. Are they unpopular or something?

Of course, it wouldn’t be Friday (quite literally – Friday would not exist) without your favourite weekly security music video feature, Songs About Security. Who gets the treatment this week? Why, it’s hairy Britpoppers Supergrass. It is!

Another thing that happens every week is the Job of the Week from delightful and charming security jobs website Jobs for Security. This week it’s a particularly exciting role, which makes me think of Grissom and the ginger bloke from NYPD Blue and Gary Sinise from those space movies. That’s right: the job is for a Forensic Investigator. It’s CSI-tastic!

Back to School. It’s not just a Rodney Dangerfield classic, it’s a reminder that we should all consider thinking back to school, and how important security of schools and other educational establishments is, and how vital it is that we attend the conference Securing Educational Establishments. It’s what Rodney would have wanted.

Now your appetite’s been whetted, hunker down on the main course at www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk. Delicious!

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The security week: Norbain CEO interview – and Wiseberg exits

Welcome to the first Alarmist security week  round-up of 2009. We had a relaxing, relatively stress-free break. We’re now so thrilled to be back in security news excitement mode that this edition – of the world’s best, most informative, amusing and modest weekly security thingo – is bursting at the seams with delicious morsels of security goodness.

First up is Alan Hyder‘s exclusive interview with Norbain CEO Alun John. I don’t normally describe anything as a ‘must-read’, but this is a must-read. You must! Mr John does some true straight-talking about the state of the industry. And respected US security commentator John Honovich has described it as “the best security executive interview I have ever seen“. No foolin’!

In something of a surprise move this week, AD Group board director and immediate past chairman of the BSIA, Adam Wiseberg, announced that he was leaving the company he has worked with for the past 11 years.

We also included a round-up of the top 10 most popular stories on I4S during 2008. The most-read story may come as something of a surprise. Or maybe not! It depends on what you are expecting.

During the holiday break period, SMT Online ran a two-part feature on the current state of the UK’s nuclear security. This is part one, and this, as it turns out, is the second part. Duality!

This week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of fey rockers Placebo. This uniquely ridiculous feature didn’t rest during the yuletide break, either – both the Flaming Lips and The Who made appearances over the festive season.

Love me tender – or love my tender? This week you can do both, or something. Our Job of the Week on security jobs website Jobs for Security is a Tender of the Week. It looks interesting! That’s the sort of crazy, edge-of-the-cliff risk taking that we’re renowned for. Check it out!

Then stop. And think. About education, and its need for establishments, and those establishments’ need for security. Then consider, if you will, the conference Securing Educational Establishments, and how useful and it good it will be. Now write 100 times: ‘I will click on the link in the sentence preceding this one’. Then you can go and play with your friends. You cheeky scamp!

As a special treat, visit www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk.

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