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Holography and ticketing scams

It’s a rainy September day here in London – so let’s brighten up our lives with a dose of security news sunshine! That would be the advisable course of action.

It’s rare that we get to use the word ‘holography’ in our day to day lives, so I’m happy to report that it’s in use on I4S today. Fighting counterfeiters, no less. Super!

We’ve also got a web warning about cybercriminals targeting innocent football fans who just want to buy some world cup tickets. That’s not fair!

Also in the online sphere, we’ve got some top tips for secure social networking. LOL! 🙂 etc

And The Security Institute is running an event on avoiding and resolving workplace disputes. Peaceful!

IFSEC India is happening soon. Get yourself there. Somehow. Anyhow!

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

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The security week: CCTV performance, video analytics, and football violence

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.

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

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CCTV survey shock result

It’s like security news nirvana today on I4S, what with all the interesting and provocative stories we have published. Seriously!

The big news is that our CCTV End User Survey, which we ran in June and July in association with CCTV In Focus, has revealed that almost half of respondents didn’t know if their systems complied with UK Home Office guidelines. Half! And that’s just the result of one question. Have a look at today’s article, and keep checking I4S for more in-depth analysis.

Also today, Brian Sims reports on G4S’s warnings over the Climate Camp protests in London, due to start today. A genuine threat or media scare-mongering? Read the article, and feel free to make up your own mind. Why not?

Summer in Europe is all about music festivals these days. Today we’ve got stories on event staff licensing at the V Festival; and the work done by Showsec and The Security Company at the Dutch Lowlands Festival.

Happily for them, IMS Research has named Axis as the market leader in the network cameras category of its 2009 world market survey.

And in a delightful coincidence, we’ve also got stories on both information destruction, and a guide on information protection. It’s like yin and yang or something!

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

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Luxury hotel security, and a fake licence

Hi! Your missive is short and sweet today, like a sugar-coated pygmy marmoset. So let’s begin.

First up is a video interview with Andy Sloan. He’s the security and risk manager at The Dorchester hotel in London, which has recently had an upgrade involving kit from Milestone, Axis, ACTi, and Cisco, designed and installed by TM Security. They took me to a suite which costs £14,000 a night. It was such a ridiculous price that we moved to the basement for the interview.

Elsewhere today, there’s the tale of the doorman with a fake licence; some French casino IP excitement; a rail test for a hybrid recorder; and a website relaunch for eneo.

Take part in both our CCTV End User Survey, and the 2009 Security Excellence Awards. They both close for entries this Friday. Hurry!

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

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Springtime for apprentices

Astonishingly, the sun is shining outside I4S Towers today – and there appears to be some warmth happening as well. What? Could this be spring?

It’s certainly a time for the rebirth of the 2009 Apprentice Skills Challenge, the apprentice installer skills competition that takes place at IFSEC each year. It’s ten years old in 2009. Cripes! We’ve also got the rundown of Sony’s IFSEC preparations.

Football fans and CCTV technology have been familiar ruckus-buddies for some time now. A new CCTV van equipped by TSS is the latest development in this fine tradition.

If you’re in London, or head there regularly, and you have a nose for spotting suspicious, terrorist-like behaviour, the Met Police would love to hear from you. They’ve just launched a new campaign encouraging folks to keep their eyes peeled.

In other news, it looks like India’s on course for widescale IP uptake; and we’ve got some advice on getting involved with gate automation and access control.

Then, go ahead and register for the IFSEC Conference 2009. It will make you look like a better person in the eyes of your friends and colleagues. And although your family have no choice but to love and accept you, they will find it easier if you have been an IFSEC Conference delegate. It’s the way of the world.

That’s right: catch a load of www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk.

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