It’s Friday, so in many cases it’s the end of the working week. Hooray! And apologies if not. Here’s some security news to cheer you up!
It’s not often we get to talk about Argos, the UK’s premier great value but slightly depressing retail experience provider. They’ve teamed up with VSG for some security provision excitement. Lovely.
Speaking of retailers, Loomis is working with Sainsbury’s. That’s an effective partnership!
And IFSEC India 2009 is taking place right now. Our I4S India editor, Verghese Joseph, spoke exclusively to Delhi’s chief minister, the delightfully named Sheila Dikshit, at the event’s opening. Check out I4S India for more stories direct from the show.
This week’s Song About Security is the sublime and powerful ‘Girls on Film’ by Duran Duran. Click through to find out why.
Don’t forget, if you missed it last week, that you can find all of the winners of the 2009 Security Excellence Awards here. Then have a look at these galleries of the winners themselves, and the glamorous folks what attended. Beautiful!
Good Monday! I’m back in the office after last week’s Security Excellence Awards shindig hootenanny extravaganza. In case you missed it, here’s the full list of winners, here’s a gallery with them in it, and here’s another gallery of images from the event.
In today’s security news awesomeness we have not just a video, and not just a photo, but a video, photo and words all about a new fingerprint technology that is designed to scan its way through muck and scars and all that sort of malarkey. Check it out!
Then there’s Bosch’s claim to be the market leader in the EMEA CCTV market – which isn’t, sadly, a huge covered market that happens in The Hague or somewhere between Thursday and Sunday each week.
We’ve also got a new face to introduce: it’s Martin Jefferson, of Western Digital, who takes up the newly created post of Storage Doctor. Read all about him – then send through your digital video storage questions. FAQtual!
There’s also cash in transit experts Loomis with their Sainsbury’s contract; Smart Guard’s plans for IFSEC India; and terror security for Number One Poultry – a building, rather than an excellent chicken. Though a prize winning chicken could be the target of an attack, so best to keep vigilant.
OK, let’s get right down to brass tacks and do this thing. Come on!
I’m overjoyed to announce that we have a story today from the Master Locksmiths Association! These locking heroes are warning everyday folks that they should really be using licensed locksmiths – when they need the services of one. Naturally. That’s because the MLA is now able to do Criminal Records Bureau checks. Thorough!
Metaphor alert: today Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has ascended to the peak of Mt Security and summoned forth his opinion hammer, in order to smite industry issues from on high, leaving analysis shards strewn all over the business landscape. Something like that happens in his SI Editor’s View!
Storytime! Here’s MITIE winning a new contract; here’s the recession and its impact on CCTV uptake; and here’s some surveillance in a Sainsbury depot or warehouse type thing. It’s all solid info.
Do you want more in-depth information on some of the top companies in the security industry? You do? That’s good to hear, imaginary person. I recommend investigating the I4S Industry Focus feature area. It’s packed full of goodness in every bite.
Today we’ve got the details of a major installation project carried out between supermarket giant Sainsbury’s (not an actual giant) and distributor Norbain. Reduced shrinkage!
Brian Sims also ventured forth to the badlands of London’s notorious Pall Mall when he bravely accepted an invitation to attend Axis Security’s inaugural Christmas Luncheon. His experiences form the basis of this harrowing report. (Note: report not actually harrowing.)
We’ve also got stories on Ganz cameras being used to test jet engines, and a new ANPR system (with a particularly festive photo), as well as a raft of appointments. And there’s a round up of the stories which attracted the most reader comments last month.
Next week, the Impenetrable Buildings and Perimeters conference takes place. I know, it feels like we’ve been looking forward to it forever! Personally, when someone initially suggested we wrap clingfilm around the idea, I’m glad we ignored them. Really glad! There’s still time to get involved, if getting involved is what you so desire. In fact, I would encourage it.