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Thursday is surveillance day

A big day of news here at info4security – with a focus on surveillance. Intriguing.

Firstly, we’ve got our report on the UK’s Home Office establishing a National CCTV Oversight Body. What does this mean, and how will it affect you? Brian Sims has the details. We’ve also got the reaction from the BSIA’s Pauline Norstrom.

There’s also a new report into the CCTV market in 2009. It wasn’t great, apparently. Read all the gloomy news here.

Elsewhere in the CCTV sphere, the University of Leeds has opened its new control room; Phil Doyle of Axis Communications discusses outdoor surveillance; Lancroft has integrated CCTV and access control in a London IP installation; and Samsung Techwin have released a new dome camera.

This is the last Daily Digest for 2009 – tomorrow’s Weekly Digest will be our final newsletter of the year. It’s been a pleasure nestling in your inbox. There will be some changes to our newsletter output in the early part of next year – watch this space for further details.

Adios.

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The security week: Officer shot, and theft foiled

This week’s top story is the shocking shooting incident that saw a security officer badly injured at Tesco in Tring. Brian Sims covered the incident.

In addition to his Editor’s View, Alan Hyder brought us the heartwarming story of the metal thieves foiled in their attempt to steal some scaffolding; and the out of this world story of motion detectors in space. Intergalactic!

Panasonic’s Claire Millington recently endured the arduous task of going to Beijing to watch the recent Olympic Games. She details this terrible imposition in her exclusive Olympics Diary.

A security concept that involves scanning brainwaves to extract evidence of hidden memories (or something like that)? It’s all part of the Global Security Challenge. We did a story on it this week!

I4S also unveiled the identity of the host for this year’s Security Excellence Awards. Find out who it is by reading this wonderful story.

Pauline Norstrom is worldwide head of marketing for Dedicated Micros (which is part of the AD Group, apparently). She is also chairman of the BSIA’s CCTV section. Now she’s giving a keynote address at the fantastic Next Generation CCTV conference. Top stuff! You should also visit The Threat Within conference, as I am reliably informed it is superb.

To ease you into the weekend, Mr Frankie Valli comes on all stalkerish in this week’s Songs About Security. And for the strong of constitution, here is a video of a parrot swearing quite a lot. Not for kids, and not for those easily offended. But amusing.

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Positive forecast, and Brigstocke as host

Today Brian Sims brings us details of the latest market reports from MBD, which suggests there could be good times ahead for CCTV and access systems over the next five years.

And we’ve got exclusive details of the host for this year’s glamorous and important Security Excellence Awards – it’s tousle-haired satirist and Radio 4 darling Marcus Brigstocke. Read all about him. And them.

Also on a ‘talking in front of large groups of people’ theme, BSIA CCTV section chairman Pauline Norstrom will be giving the keynote address at the first ever Next Generation CCTV conference, so that’s sure to be interesting!

And in the crazy, mixed up world of metal theft, finally a story with a positive outcome. (Not for the thieves, though. Theirs is a kind of inverse morality, I’m sad to say.) In this case, attempted theft of scaffolding was foiled by a wireless alarm system and CCTV. Hoorah!

[Before the next item, I’d like to apologise for the quality of pun contained therein.]

Another story which leaves a ‘glow of happiness’ is this one, about glow in the dark emergency lighting. Lovely!

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