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The security week: Elections, explosions, and volcanoes

Hi there, buddy. The UK general election is fast approaching – it’s like the X Factor for politicians – and we’re continuing our coverage with this piece of CIPD analysis on the economic policies of the main parties. Topical.

Here at I4S we’re big fans of explosions – but only those carried out under carefully controlled conditions, of course. So we couldn’t resist these videos from Wrightstyle, pitting 500kg of TNT against its security glass. You should watch them.

A couple of studies were released this week – one claims that China’s security sector is beginning to make the move to IP; the other says integrators are focusing increasingly on ‘analysis and design’ of security systems. Fascinating.

We also featured the full award-winning essay by Irfan Pandor, who took out the graduate prize in the 2009 ASIS Student Writing Competition. It’s called ‘Leveraging low-cost/low-tech solutions for contemporary security challenges’. Download it here for free.

That volcano in Iceland has been in the news quite a bit recently, huh? Here’s a story about the way it affected some Axis Communications folks. Have a read – and let us know if your travel plans have been disrupted.

Each week, IFSEC 2010 seems to get a little closer. That’s due to the passage of time. And this week, we added a bunch more show preview coverage to the site. There’s information on Synectics, Raytec, Deister, APT, FAAC, Kentec, TDSi, Veracity, and Vicon. And Axxon is offering visitors to its stand the chance to win a VIP Grand Prix package. Details are here.

This week’s Song About Security is the classic Mack the Knife. We’ve opted for the Bobby Darin version. It’s about the scourge of knife crime.

Make sure you head over to Jobs for Security for all the latest security jobs – and to advertise your own vacancies.

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This is a video of an octopus making off with a man’s camera as he films underwater.

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2012, Jon’s Top 5, CCTV lighting

It’s the beginning of another beautiful security week. Let’s get storified!

First off the block is the story of the BSIA and Skills for Security preparing for the influx of new guarding personnel in time for the 2012 Olympics. A new scheme was launched today. Will it be effective? Let’s hope so!

We’ve also got Jon Hill back, with his Top 5 tips on CCTV. This time around he’s talking about designing IP systems. Who in their right mind wouldn’t want to know more about that?

Then there’s Raytec, and their laudable green-focused ‘lighting amnesty’. Shaun Cutler writes about this new initiative. Eco-sensible!

We’ll be introducing some exciting changes to our email newsletter service from next year. If you’ve got any suggestions, feel free to email me at info@info4security.com. Please be merciful.

And that’s it for today. Hoorah!

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ID cards, lighting, and alliances

Monday Monday Monday – so good, they named it thrice. Let’s news!

We’ve already had a bit of a discussion start following the publication of this article on 10,000 people signing up for the UK Government’s ID card website. What’s your take?

And Raytec has reported a positive response to its lighting amnesty. That’s a scheme to save wasteful CCTV lighting, rather than a scheme to light Amnesty, the human rights organisation. Although that would be admirable, if it proved to be helpful to them in some way. If their lights were broken, for instance. Or if they had dropped something small and required additional illumination to locate it.

In other news, LiLin is working with Network Webcams; church vandals in Dover have been thwarted; and where do we draw the line with pre-employment screening? It’s blockbuster stuff.

Don’t forget – as if you could! – that the highlight of the security year, the Security Excellence Awards 2009, take place this Thursday night. If you can’t be there, I’ll be doing a live Twitter-coverage thingy. And I4S is the only place you’ll find the full results later that night. Cool.

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