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Biometrics, knife crime, and an editor’s view

Wednesday! That’s the day of the week it is. No surprises there then, I’d imagine. And it’s no surprise at all that I4S is chock-full of security news wonderfulness. Here’s some. Look!

We’ve got Stewart Hefferman opining on those twin thingos, banking and biometrics. He thinks they should hang out together more.

There’s also this award-winning video on the ramifications of knife crime. Way to go, feller!

Once again Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has donned his opinion wetsuit and analysis flippers and dived headfirst into the murky waters of the security world, in his fortnightly SI Editor’s View column.

In addition to this magnificence, we’ve got another video for you, of a more instructional nature – it’s someone installing an Axis camera. Nice!

www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk

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Illegal dumpers; and Butler does it

Hello, and welcome to the first of this week’s I4S highlights missives, crammed full of delicious security news morsels.

It’s the day that Bill Butler takes over the reins at the UK’s Security Industry Authority. Tuck in!

There are also some concealed cameras catching illegal dumpers. Of rubbish!

Controlware are encouraging you to have your say in the debate that’s igniting the CCTV world, when IP faces up to analogue for the right to be claimed world champion. Who will emerge victorious, and who will take a pounding?

There’s also guarding market consolidation; a warm welcome for the security smoke standard; and more on the knife crime epidemic.

India is a wonderful country. Now it is even better, because IFSEC India is taking place there. It’s life enhancing stuff!

Thus: www.info4security.com. Nevertheless:  www.ifsec.co.uk

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Knife crime, access action, and the Queen’s panel

We’ve jumped out of the blocks at startling and impressive speed this week here at I4S, with security news stories straining every sinew to get to your computer in world record time. We’ll let you know about the results of any post-race testing.

Steve Collins is in fine form today. The weapons-related criminality expert says it’s time adequate training was given to security officers to help them deal with knife crime.

We reported a little while ago that Pelco was leaving the access control business. Now they’ve gone and sold their Intelli-M access business to Infinias. There’s the exit!

Fire panel company Kentec has gone all posh and fancy. They’ve got a Royal Warrant from the Queen. It’s the panel she insists on installing herself, apparently.

Meanwhile, Honeywell has signed an agreement with Computerlinks to distribute its IP security products in the UK and Ireland; and the BSIA has kindly provided us with another of its regular news round-ups.

Make sure you visit our new, dedicated Indian security channel, I4S India. Today there’s an article on tackling terrorism on the railways.

Then go ahead and book yourself a place at the IFSEC Conference 2009. If you’re not there, there is a slight chance that you will fall into a deep depression that will preclude your involvement in any joyful or celebratory moments in the lives of your friends, family and colleagues, due to your unpopular and anti-social moroseness. A slight chance!

Whatsamatter you? Eh? www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk. Hey!

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Knife crime and biometric trials

With yet another young person fatally stabbed in London over the weekend, today we bring you the news of the Met’s latest anti-knife crime campaign. There’s also an article from Steve Collins on the type of wounds knife crime victims can suffer.

In Manchester, border control processes are being modernised with the trial of a biometric system at the international airport which aims to speed up the passenger progress through immigration.

There’s more biometric excitement at the Port of Felixstowe, where an access system from Ingersoll Rand has been installed that also incorporates smart card readers.

Don’t forget about visiting www.jobsforsecurity.com. If you glance to the right you’ll notice an advertisement for a sales job which offers all the advantages of normal jobs but is home-based. How about that?

Two more things: time is running out to book a table at the Security Excellence Awards 2008, so if you want to go, you should get a hurry on; and there’s a great conference on Next Generation CCTV that would be even better if you (yes, you!) were there.

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The security week: Non-sentient churches, knife crime, and Rockwell

Following the knife crime discussion kicked off by Brian Sims’ recent Editor’s View, today we bring you an article which looks beyond knives to other instruments of aggression.

And there’s a piece on a church taking matters into its own hands by fighting off metal thieves. Assisted by security installers. The days of sentient churches have not yet arrived, I’m sorry to say.

It’s Friday, which means it’s Songs About Security day. This week’s offering comes in the form of a paranoid delusional early 80s R&B singer and his extremely catchy tune.

We also have a story about Michael Jackson.

You have exactly one week left to get your vote in for Security Manufacturer of the Year as part of the 2008 Security Excellence Awards, so don’t hang about. Get involved!

Do you like fires, and rescuing people and property from fires? Or do you hate fires and wish they would be extinguished more quickly and effectively? Yes? Well, you should head along to Fire and Rescue 2008 – and you can get an eyeful of the World Firefighters Games while you’re at it.

And I have heard a rumour – which I have now verified – that www.jobsforsecurity.com is amongst the greatest websites in the world. In fact, for a site that introduces the world of security to the world of jobs, and watches as they flirt and dance the night away (metaphorically), it takes some beating.

Oh! With the Olympics kicking off today, it’s worth remembering to express your interest in tendering for the London 2012 Games. The deadline is August 18.

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A View from an Editor – and confidential losses

Today we get topical with Security Installer’s Alan Hyder, who looks at ID cards, the knife crime debate, and some weighty interpretation of management consultancy-speak in his Editor’s View.

Alan talks about recent data losses in his ID card discussion, and as luck would have it a recent survey has revealed that 94 per cent of businesses are powerless to prevent confidential information taking flight via email.

Don’t forget to show your support for the concept of audience participation by voting for the Security Manufacturer of the Year in the 2008 Security Excellence Awards.

And definitely don’t pass up on the opportunity to visit www.jobsforsecurity.com. I’ve said it before, but geez, this site sure is something. Especially when it comes to jobs for, about, and within, security.

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The security week: Knife crime, BT contracts, and Iron Maiden

This week was dominated by discussion of the UK’s youth knife crime problems. SMT editor Brian Sims raised the issue in his Editor’s View, and received an avalanche of lengthy responses. We’ve also published a piece on the danger of non-metallic weapons. Brian tells me there’s a lot more to come on this important topic.

To lighten the mood somewhat, I acceded to Mr Sims’ constant pleading to ‘have a go at’ the weekly institution that is Songs About Security. Can you guess what he did with it?

There was also important information about BT Redcare’s introduction of new flexible contracts for CCTV transmission, and we brought you the full details of the SIA’s recent High Court judgement.

If you’re involved in the fire sector, or would like to be involved in the fire sector – and let’s face it, who wouldn’t? – you could do much worse than visiting the Fire and Rescue show. It also features firemen competing against each other in various activities, so that could be a bonus if you like that sorta thing.

Don’t forget to vote for the Security Manufacturer of the Year in this year’s Security Excellence Awards. It’d be like missing out on the chance to be one of the judges at a beauty contest, only with security equipment manufacturers instead of beautiful ladies.

And go ahead and visit www.jobsforsecurity.com. Jobs. Security. A website. What more could you ask for?

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Johannesburg, Brian Sims, and plant pots

Today Brian Sims brings us his SMT Editor’s View, and he takes a close look at the UK’s knife crime problems as well as giving his take on CCTV Cities and police red tape.

We’ve also got the story of a major reduction in crime incidents in Johannesburg, South Africa.

And for all the fans of our semi-regular garden security stories, you’re in for a real treat – we’ve got the lowdown on barriers you can put plants in. Wow!

Of course, you’d be much happier, wiser, and potentially wealthier if you paid a visit to the most wonderful security jobs site there is: www.jobsforsecurity.com. It’s where all the really cool job seekers and employers hang out.

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