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The security week: A pioneer passes

Well hello there, you. Let’s take a quick look at the security news dominating the schedules etc this week, shall we?

First up is Brian Sims‘ obituary of security industry pioneer Jorgen Philip-Sorenson, who Brian describes as “a security legend”.

Then there’s IMS Research’s claim that ADT will command half of the North American domestic alarm monitoring market following a recent acquisition. Dominant!

A company that Jorgen Philip-Sorenson helped to establish, G4S, has released a report which claims that crime against large retailers is perceived as victimless. What’s all that about, eh?

This week’s Song About Security comes from Jay Sean. If you click on this link you will find not only the video, but an interesting fact as well! That does sound like fun.

You know that security exhibition thing, IFSEC? That’s the one. It’s on again in a few short months. Pre-register your interest and all that sort of thing by going here.

Then relax by watching some grainy live black and white footage of alpacas eating.

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

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Security Swann time

A swan, yesterday (not involved in security industry, sadly)

A swan, yesterday (not involved in security industry, sadly)

Well yes indeed – it’s Monday, and there are a whole swag of stories on I4S just hanging around seductively, waiting for you to devour them with your eyes. Or something.

Because there are so darned many, I’m going to go ahead and kinda list ‘em, highlights-style.

–         There’s a Salto access system for a blind care home

–         A G4S report says crime against large retailers is perceived as ‘victimless’

–         Data Protection Act breaches of up to £500,000 to be ratified

–         Paxton and Pelco enter integration partnership

–         Mobotix and Dalycom help protect school

–         Axis begins 2010 with triple product launch

–         Swann accepts senior appointment at Chiron (that’s a man whose surname is Swann – if an actual swan had taken on a senior role at a security firm, you better believe I’d be giving it blanket coverage. And by that I don’t mean covering it with a blanket etc.)

–         ASIS Foundation publishes CRISP report on burglary prevention

–         Chubb sports advanced CCTV at Wright Robinson College

–         Magenta wins green award

–         Westminster Group contract to supply UK prisons

Exciting, huh? Yes.

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

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The security week: Welcome to 2010 – and a look back to 2009

Hello, and welcome to our first weekly missive for 2010! It’s nice to be back. And I’m not just saying that. (Well, I am, but I am also being sincere.)

We haven’t kept quiet over the Christmas and New Year period – we’ve continued to post stories, unlike other security news sites, including two very special edition Songs About Security: one on Christmas Day, and one on New Year’s Day And this week’s security song is by Stealer’s Wheel. Check it out, why dontcha?

Today we’ve also got the countdown of our top 10 best read stories of 2009. Can you pick the winner? Read the story and you will find out. You will!

Well-known UK industry figure and Security Excellence Awards judge Peter French has received an MBE in the 2010 New Year Honours list. Congratulations, Peter!

Also on the site is our latest Bench Test. This time we’re looking at the Axis Q6032-E network dome – and our reviewer is VERY enthusiastic.

Other stories include Iain’s Top 5, on hybrid systems; a retail crime surge in the BRC’s Annual Survey; and our regular advice column from the Access Control Doctor.

It’s all for your delectation. Enjoy!

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The Signs of the Times edition

It’s Monday, and what better way to mark the occasion than with some CCTV footage of idiots smashing an Audi into a shop. Classy guys!

Then there’s Romeo Richards, who lends us his opinions for a piece called ‘How to Sell Security‘. He’s firmly in favour of seeking additional ROI for the customer, rather than worrying about achieving further accreditations. Interesting.

We’ve also got our South African pal, Andrew Seldon, back to tell us about the latest security goings-on in his neck of the words. Luckily for us, he has compiled these into a compact article-type pagelet. It’s here, usefully.

There’s also the Co-operative in a search to reduce retail crime, competition-style; a Royal Marines contract for Corps Security; and a focus on hinges! That’s ‘hinges‘.

All human life is here. Enjoy.

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

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