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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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Counter fraud, knife crime, and the history of London

The Centre for Counter Fraud Studies could be a place where students are educated about fraudulent calculators, or taking shop staff for a ride. But it’s not. It’s about countering fraud. And it’s open for business.

Today London’s Met police took part in numerous raids as part of its Operation Blunt 2 campaign to cut down on knife crime. We’ve got all the details here.

And speaking of London, which I just was, Vicon has put in some CCTV equipment at the UK capital’s very own Museum. It’s the sort of thing that’d make Peter Ackroyd proud.

We all like rags to riches tales – it’s why Roman Abramovich is so popular after all. Here’s a security specific one: the tale of the apprentice who is now the MD. It’s good fun for all the family!

I may have mentioned this before, but it still holds true: take our CCTV End User Survey. It’s useful, and you could win £200 worth of Marks and Spencer vouchers! Super.

For goodness’ sake: www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk

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Brian’s views, and mainstream high def

Today we’ve got a typically topical, well-argued and forthright column from SMT Online editor Brian Sims. In particular, I think the points he makes regarding the European Parliament’s Working Time Directive are timely, relevant, and absolutely bang on the money. See if you agree.

IndigoVision’s Oliver Vellacott provides his take on High Definition CCTV cameras coming into their own in the market – and Axis have just launched their first network HD model.

Meanwhile, London’s Met Police, supported by G4S Cash Services, is looking to crack down on commercial robbery this festive season in the delightfully named ‘Operation Quizzer’; and Sanyo has taken its first steps towards working in the pawn business.

If you missed it yesterday, it’s worth reading the interview with IFSEC director James Blue, who has news of the 2009 edition’s progress and plans.

There’s nothing wrong with having a job. Some would argue that it is quite important. If the job that you would like to have – or the job that you would like to provide to a jobseeker – is a security-type job, you should quite literally scurry along to Jobs for Security. It’s the security jobs website that gives security jobs websites a good name. That name is Jobs for Security.

Then go on and visit www.ifsec.co.uk and info4security.com. Go for it!

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