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Hard-hitting thoughts and a top 5

Today Brian Sims reports from the Security Institute’s Annual Conference. He’s been right productive, too. There’s the hard-hitting assessment of regulation from MP Bruce George; the address from chairman Mike Bluestone that announced a new Chartered Status Steering Group; and a new framework of CPD qualifications called ‘Securing the Future’. Skills!

There’s also the reappearance of Jon’s Top 5 – this time, Jon himself has five points to make about video analytics. Listy!

Security Installer editor Alan Hyder also has some exciting news for installers – get a black box for your van. What’s that all about? Read the story and find out, whydontcha?

Don’t forget that two major events on the security calendar are just around the corner: the Security Excellence Awards 2009, and IFSEC India 2009. Get involved!

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

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The security week: Conference frenzy, and BBC opinion

It’s been an absolute cracker of a week here at info4security. There’s been more security news and opinion excitement than you could point an exceptionally angry cat at. As I believe the saying goes.

So. SMT Online‘s indefatigable editor, Brian Sims, has gone conference crazy in recent times. Here’s his SMT Online Editor’s View about ACS discussions at the SIA Stakeholder Conference; Dr Adam White on the journey to regulation; a look behind the scenes at the SIA event; and David Greer at yesterday’s Skills for Security conference.

Brian’s also found time to interview Security Institute president Lord Carlile and its new chairman Mike Bluestone. What a newshound.

Elsewhere, I went on a bit of an opinion-binge after watching a documentary about CCTV on the BBC; in ONVIF news, it went and released its testing tool and conformance process; and Security Installer editor Alan Hyder brought us important news about the theft of bees. Bees! Geez.

This week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of 70s rockers Golden Earring. They’re Dutch. Unexpected!

The one thing that simply everybody’s doing these days is entering the Security Excellence Awards. Why? Because winning one means you and your company will be immortalised, like the legendary heroes of story books and the like. Dramatic!

And: www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk

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The ACS and Bench Tests

Top notch security news excitement galore today. As you’d expect. Absolutely!

First up is venerable SMT Online editor Brian Sims, who reports on the Approved Contractor Scheme developments at last week’s SIA Stakeholder Conference, in his SMT Online Editor’s View. Topical and delicious.

Brian has also provided us with an exclusive interview with Mike Bluestone, new chairman of the Security Institute. The interview took place at IFSEC 2009 – check out the rest of our coverage in our IFSEC News section.

We’ve gone Bench Test-tastic! This month it’s the turn of JVC’s VN-X35U day/night IP megapixel camera. How does it fare? You know you’ve gotta click on this very link to find out. It’s true!

In addition, there are thrilling and informative articles on new Siemens IP cameras; and risk and threat assessment. What’s not to like?

What up? www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk.

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Forest concerts, chairmen and mergers

It’s festival season. Well, not really. But you’d be forgiven for thinking so if you looked at I4S today (please look at I4S today). On there is a picture of people watching an outdoor musical concert in the rain. That’s summertime fun right there! The story is about AP Security. And forests.

There’s also a piece on Mike Bluestone, who has just been elected the new chairman of the UK’s Security Institute. It’s informative stuff!

Security company merger news: Axis Security and Temple Security have merged their guarding operations.

Elsewhere, there’s a neighbourhood acquisition, with some imposing looking chaps; Axis Communications takes us behind the scenes at IFSEC – like a magician revealing his tricks, only infinitely more exciting; and India gets tough on maritime security. Hit the deck.

Something you’re possibly completely unaware of, due to the fact that I have neglected to mention it so often, is the IFSEC Conference 2009. This superlative conference is truly the apex of all things security discussiony. If you’re not there, well – in some ways you’d have to question the validity of your own existence. Yes!

I’ll ask again politely: please, please visit www.info4security.com. And www.ifsec.co.uk.

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