Breaking news today: BSIA chief executive John Bates has stepped down from his position, less than a year into his role. We’d heard some murmurings of unrest, but it’s still a bit of a surprise. What do you think?
Tag Archives: megapixel
Today the National Audit Office has released its report into the SIA – and has recommended that private security businesses be registered to enable the Regulator to keep track of where licensed individuals are working.
And in the US, illegal rubbish dumpers have found a brand new nemesis: megapixel cameras. These cunningly camouflaged crimefighting machines are our modern day equivalents of the super heroes who dealt with most illicit activities up until the mid nineties, when cost-cutting and belt tightening put an end to their heroic ways.
The winners of the this year’s Security Excellence Awards have been rightly basking in the warming glow of their success. And they’re also pleased because the event raised quite a bit of money for industry charity Hear4U. Nice work.
The CCTV Doctor was back in his metaphorical practice this week, dispensing advice on public transport surveillance. Luckily his notes have been transcribed into legible English. Feel free to read it!
Elsewhere we’ve got my rundown of Milestone’s recent MIPS event; Alan Hyder’s view from the editor’s chair at Security Installer; and his report on the dye that’s leaving some unfortunate criminals in the red.
As it’s Friday, it’s Songs About Security time. This week’s offering comes from wildly misnamed trio The Thompson Twins. Crazy!
Don’t forget to register for any, or, indeed, all of these conferences: Next Generation CCTV, The Threat Within, Impenetrable Buildings and Perimeters, and Managing the Unexpected: Business Continuity and Crisis Management.
When that’s done, visit www.jobsforsecurity.com, because it’s a really really brilliant site for finding and posting security jobs. You’ll have a ball!
Dumpers are a menace. This is one thing we can all agree on. And when dumpers come up against camouflaged megapixel cameras powered by solar panels, there can be only one winner. I’m not saying who it is, though. You’ll have to read the story to find out.
Politicians can also be a menace. In fact, so many people dislike and distrust politicians these days that it makes me wonder if we shouldn’t just do away with them and have some kind of anarchic free for all with no organisations and no rules, and see how we like it then. That’d teach us a lesson. Possibly. Politicians were protected at the Labour Party Conference recently by Greater Manchester Police’s new control room. CNL provided the management software. Nice work.
And I’m duty-bound to point you towards it, but you should definitely check out the Security Excellence Awards 2008 slideshow. You may be surprised who scrubs up well.
Do you like your business to be continuous? Do you prefer your crises to be available in manageable format? You should probably attend one of the two dates for Managing the Unexpected: Business Continuity & Crisis Management. It sounds just right for you.
Today brings news of a new service from the SIA which is designed to speed up licence applications by way of direct link between digital passports and the application process.
There’s also details on a 60 megapixel mobile camera unit being used for mapping purposes – could it point the way forward for evidential quality mobile CCTV?
Marc Boroditsky argues that we could be seeing the death of passwords in IT security tasks, while there’s also a report suggesting that 29 per cent of internet users have purchased products or services from spam emails. That number seems ridiculously high to me – but maybe I’m underestimating the number of gullible fools there are out there. (Apologies if this applies to you.)
The good times and career advice keep coming over at www.jobsforsecurity.com – in addition to yesterday’s CV info, you could do worse than read up on his best buddy, the covering letter. It’s the postal superhighway!
There’s also information on the new three megapixel 360 degree camera launched by Mobotix – and a camera designed to warn of fires; appropriate, perhaps, on the day the Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare burned down.
Remember to keep your votes coming in for the Security Excellence Awards Manufacturer of the Year.
And go ahead and visit www.jobsforsecurity.com. I thoroughly recommend it.