A big day of news here at info4security – with a focus on surveillance. Intriguing.
Firstly, we’ve got our report on the UK’s Home Office establishing a National CCTV Oversight Body. What does this mean, and how will it affect you? Brian Sims has the details. We’ve also got the reaction from the BSIA’s Pauline Norstrom.
There’s also a new report into the CCTV market in 2009. It wasn’t great, apparently. Read all the gloomy news here.
Elsewhere in the CCTV sphere, the University of Leeds has opened its new control room; Phil Doyle of Axis Communications discusses outdoor surveillance; Lancroft has integrated CCTV and access control in a London IP installation; and Samsung Techwin have released a new dome camera.
This is the last Daily Digest for 2009 – tomorrow’s Weekly Digest will be our final newsletter of the year. It’s been a pleasure nestling in your inbox. There will be some changes to our newsletter output in the early part of next year – watch this space for further details.
Genuinely fast-paced security news snippets for you today. Get a load of ’em!
Here’s SMT Online editor Brian Sims with his latest SMT Online Editor’s View – taking aim at Immigration Minister Phil Woolas, an update from RUSI, and paying tribute to colleague Alan Hyder. Check it.
Gary Fletcher-Moore from Samsung Techwin is talking about installer purchasing decisions. Wise.
And don’t forget to get involved with intercoms – at least, that’s the advice from Commend UK. Also: there’s some IPSA praise; and a number 12 ranking for Hikvision.
Greetings, security newsmates. It’s Monday afternoon, and thus time for your regular dose of security news excitement. Here goes!
CCTV has been in the news in South Africa – catching a meteor lighting up the sky above Gauteng (and, if we’re being honest, probably some other places as well). Have a look at it here.
AP Security have been busy this year – and their work at Glastonbury has been one of our most read stories – and now we’ve got another thing about what they did for the Tour of Britain. Cycling!
There’s also an IP distribution deal for EMEA between ADI and Pelco; a big RFID deal in Germany; Flir thermal cameras to be distributed by Videor in the UK; and a big chunk of extra recording capacity for a Samsung Techwin DVR. Bulging!
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.
Greetings folks. IFSEC India finished up over the weekend – here’s a piece by our I4S India editor Verghese Joseph on the number of government visitors who attended the show. Head over to I4S India’s IFSEC India section for more show coverage. Superb.
Today, being the first business day of November 2009, is an ideal opportunity to provide a story revealing not just the 10 best read stories on I4S during October, but also veritable LINKS to each of those stories as well! That’s space age technology for you.
There are also two rail-related stories for your own, personal, private delectation. SmartWater has won a gong (probably not an actual gong, sadly) from rail industry types; while ASL has helped to secure some of the London Overground network’s stations.
Today is also the day where I link to news of the new members in the HDcctv Alliance; a megapixel launch for Samsung Techwin; IP door entry from Urmet; and a BP/VSG partnership to prevent forecourt crime. Outstanding!
Hey! Time for some exciting claims action today, as our two top stories are all about some claims or other. Claims!
First up is ASEO, whose CEO claims its body armour is the best in the world. What a claim! Is it true? It is difficult for me to say.
Our second claim comes from Siemens. They reckon their fancy new detectors can halve installation times. It may well be the case!
There’s also an RFID contract in Malaysia for RCG; and new product launches for Y-cam, Videotec, and Samsung Techwin. Fantastic.
And you may not have heard, but the Security Excellence Awards are happening this very week – Thursday night, in actual fact! If you can’t make it, I’ll be dominating the technosphere by using fangled technology Twitter LIVE! from the Park Lane Hilton. Follow me here for all the excitement you can handle.
Hello. It’s another one of those weekly digests where I pretend to be working hard in the office when, in actual fact, I have the day off. But let’s pretend it’s all normal and stuff, eh?
This week we had a lot of people interested in reading our story about the would-be assassin with the explosives hidden just inside the back door, so to speak. Ow.
Sticking to that particular zone, we also featured some knife-proof security long johns. Stylish!
New to the site is our latest Bench Test – it focuses on Samsung Techwin’s SPD-3750T dome camera. Check that thing out, why dontcha?
Yesterday the SIA said it was introducing new qualifications next year which would be linked to licensing. Interesting.
It’s also been a bit of a high-tech, futuristic week. We’ve had a new surveillance robot; some RATS in space; and a thermal look at the side of the moon Pink Floyd professed an interest in. Exciting!
I’m off to relax in my jacuzzi with a bevy of bikini-clad lovelies, somewhere in my secret lair on an island or a volcano or something. I’ll see you, in particular, next week.