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The security week: IFSEC, customers and cash

It’s Friday, so it must be time to have a gander at The Security Week. And what a week it’s been, eh chums? Let’s have a little look.

Humungous security industry hoedown and product demonstration party IFSEC 2010 is just 10 days away. Crikey. We’re continuing our unrivalled preview coverage, as you’d expect – head over to our dedicated IFSEC News pages to see what we’ve done so far.

This week we’ve included Honeywell, 2020 Imaging, Hikvision, Navtech Radar, Keeneo, ASL, Tandberg and Clearview, Wavesight, AD Network Video, Promise Technology, Emizon, Videotec, Genie CCTV, Visimetrics, Salto, and Mindtree. Phew. And we’ve got a story about an ADT installation at the LG Arena – part of the NEC, where IFSEC itself takes place! What amazing congruity.

Also this week, our specialist end user channel SMT Online has partnered with Securitas to launch its inaugural Good Customer Award. That’s nice!

G4S Cash Services has renewed its multi-million pound contract with supermarket Morrisons. That oughta keep Richard Hammond’s paychecks safe, thank goodness.

Siemens and the London Borough of Bromley have had a major new outsourced CCTV project go live; a victim of an acid attack has spoken out in favour of CCTV; a new report claims ONVIF members still have a greater market share than those in the PSIA; the National Cyber Security Challenge has been launched; and our old pal The Networker is back, talking about HD CCTV.

Our Song About Security this week comes from one David Bowie. He is reported to be ‘thrilled’ to about his inclusion in this illustrious feature.

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Here’s a video of one hamster running in his wheel while another hamster sleeps – in the same wheel. Exciting!

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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Terminal 5, Northern Ireland, and vehicles

Today we’ve continued on our air travel theme – with yesterday’s Luton airport and aeroplane classroom stories leading the way – with a piece on CEM’s IP access equipment in use at Heathrow’s much-loved Terminal 5. Jet-setting!

We’ve also got an article on Mercury Security Management, a company gearing up for SIA-licensing in Northern Ireland by obtaining Approved Contractor Status. Keeping it regulated.

Apparently vehicle ID thefts are on the rise. Is someone impersonating your car? That sounds completely insane to me.

Also today, we’ve got a new Mirasys UK MD; some sporting access from Salto; and a new mid-priced anti-vandal dome from Samsung Techwin.

Well, that’s all absolutely splendid.

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

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Perimeters and analytics

Greetings, on this most Wednesday of afternoons. Time flies, huh? Let’s crack on!

Today we’ve got some expert advice – it comes from Julie Hartley of ADI Global and it concerns perimeter detection. Lovely!

Honeywell is making a song and dance about its new video analytics product, Active Alert v4.7, being given UK Home Office approval. Nice work!

Elsewhere, we’ve got an IFSEC winner; the Security Institute’s conference; a conference for consultants; and ISO certification for Salto. All good, clean fun.

And here’s today’s most important piece of CCTV news.

There’s still an opportunity for you to make a difference in the Security Excellence Awards 2009. You can vote in the Security Manufacturer of the Year category – but hurry. Voting closes on Friday. Go for it!

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

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Top tips and falcons

It’s finally time – our lead story today concerns peregrine falcons! I’m aware most of readers have been clamouring for a falcon-based article for some time now, so it’s a thrill and relief to be able to bring one to you. This one also includes fun and interesting facts – and lies.

To add to our delicious security news buffet, Jon Hill of Mirasys UK has chipped in with his top 5 tips on megapixel cameras. Thanks very much!

Protecting elderly people is not a game – at least not as far as I am aware. That’s why it’s good that Salto has supplied access control systems to a seniors’ housing complex in Swansea.

It would be absolutely delightful if you could take part in our CCTV End User Survey. And if you’re a competitive type, why not enter and possibly win a Security Excellence Award? You will kick yourself if you miss out on the opportunity.

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

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Armed Forces and fire stations

If you have military experience, and are keen to use your experience in the security field – well, you’re reading a fortuitous newsletter. Why? Here’s why. It’s a story about a guide to getting into security jobs for people who used to be in the armed services. That’s why!

Elsewhere, Bosch is offering free licences with its Divar XF recorder. That’s mighty nice of them.

Also, Salto is going to IFSEC. And it’s going to launch some products there. That’s right. Product launches!

And on an afternoon when I can see a building on fire in London from my office window, here’s a story on mobile phone networks in the Persian Gulf being protected from – yep – fire.

Don’t forget the IFSEC Conference 2009. That’s where there’s talking and listening and networking and tea and coffee and possibly biscuits. The topic? Security. That comes as no great surprise!

So, to this and this: www.info4security.com, and www.ifsec.co.uk.

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Premier League bashing, and help for police

Today SMT’s venerable editor Brian Sims kicks off with his strident views on security at Premier League football matches. He also continues getting stuck into knife crime. You won’t know what everyone else is talking about unless you read it.

And Security Installer editor Alan Hyder reports on new software designed to allow police to gain access to evidence more quickly.

Did you miss out on the news that Michael Jackson is working for Salto? He is.

You’ve got until the end of this week to get your vote in for Security Manufacturer of the Year at the 2008 Security Excellence Awards. Cheer on your favourite as they battle it out in this intriguing contest.

Then go and visit www.jobsforsecurity.com. It’s a website, right, with jobs in security and information about getting jobs in security. How delightful.

Finally, if you’re in Scotland’s famous Edinburgh this week, go and see my friend Tim Minchin’s comedy and piano-playing show. It’s good, I promise you.

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