Hi there. It’s time for another weekly dose of security news goodness. Hold onto your laptops. Here we go.
First up is the UK’s Security Industry Authority, and its annual Stakeholder Conference (not a euphemism for a BBQ, more’s the pity). SMT Online honcho Brian Sims was in attendance. Here’s his report on chairman Baroness Henig’s opening presentation; SecuriGroup MD Russel Kerr on working in the private security industry; and Andrew Nicholls on the realities of buying private security services.
This week we’ve also got Jeremy Kimber from Honeywell, who suggests that the real value of IP video is only now just being found – and exploited. Read the story here.
Our old pal The Networker is back this week. This time around he’s on about public sector investment in surveillance. Check it out right here.
RapidVu says its cameras are bing installed in the homes of famous footballers (apparently there is a football tournament of some description going on at present); there’s a profile of PCL Whitehall’s John Legge; and Brian brings us a report from the Security Institute’s Annual Luncheon. It was on a boat.
This week’s Song About Security comes from inveterate rockers AC/DC. They are concerned about the security arrangements in the afterlife. They also played at Download – the metal/hard rock festival secured by Showsec. Read about their work here.
This year’s Security Excellence Awards are considered to be the single greatest awards to win ever in the history of mankind. If you miss out on entering, you’re only fooling yourself. And embarassing your friends and family. You’ve gotta be in it to win it! And so it goes.
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Here’s a video of some guitar playing superbness to see you through to the weekend.
Hiya! I’m pressed for time today, so this missive is nasty, brutish, and short. Well, it’s short, anyway.
First up is Baroness Ruth Henig, who has been reappointed as the chairman of the Security Industry Authority for another three years. Soon she will have tenure.
Then there’s Nicholas Smith of Scyron, who looks at the impact of police forces using Body Worn Video – and its future potential and pitfalls. Science fact?
Axis Communications are also claiming a first in the UK – providing a council with an all-wireless IP surveillance system. Crikey.
And as usual, our man in Bangalore, Verghese Joseph, has provided a trove of India-focused security stories. Check them all out on our I4S India channel.
Today SMT Online’s intrepid editor Brian Sims has more reports from the Security Institute’s annual conference, where Andy Williams discussed the in-house versus outsourced options for manned security provision; and the SIA’s Ruth Henig talked about training in regard to licensing. Weighty stuff.
Recently Geoff Thiel of VCA discussed ‘edge’ versus ‘centre’ uses of video analytics software. Now ioimage has released its latest ioicam, which features video analytics capabilities hosted within the camera.
ESPlus have gone and been very nice corporate citizens – assisting a Cancer Research shop by providing security equipment. That’s nice of them!
And in Australia, RemGuard has helped a bowling club to ward off criminals. Groovy.
Don’t go forgetting about IFSEC India. It’s happening soon.
Woah. Dude. We’ve got a totally awesome range of stories for you today, bro.
Apologies for that. Today, Brian Sims, SMT Online‘s gourmand-about-town, gives us the inside running on BSIA chief David Dickinson’s retirement dinner. There are photos and insights galore, so tuck in.
We’ve also got the crazy tale of an IP video surveillance installation at that most humble of locales, the luxury hotel for dogs and cats. It’s almost as if the animals’ owners must be insane with wealth or something!
Exclusive to I4S, SIA chairman Baroness Ruth Henig reviews 2008 from the Regulator’s perspective. It’s been a pretty bumpy ride.
But fear not – one of the most excellently named men in all of security has taken over the reins at BT Redcare. Step forward, Mr Roger Vigilance. (Know any other appropriately-named security colleagues? Let me know…)
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