It’s been an adrenaline-packed waterslide of a week for security news on I4S, and we’ve plucked the very firmest and juiciest pieces for your enjoyment and delectation, mixing and matching metaphors to our hearts‘ content. Here is some.
We’ve got a couple of contrasting videos to start things off. One is of a car crashing into a shop, caught on CCTV, which is commonly deployed in security applications these days.
The other is from the recent Security Excellence Awards 2009, where people in nice clothes received awards from pint-sized comedy legend Ronnie Corbett for being good at security this year. Prestigious!
Yesterday was the anniversary of the terror attacks in Mumbai, and our I4S India editor Verghese Joseph looked at both the ‘paradigm shift‘ for India’s security, and examines the changes the Indian government has put in place.
We’ve also got an opinion piece on selling your company to clients; a school using a plane as a classroom; the latest South Africa security news; the inimitable Brian Sims with his SMT Online Editor’s View; and the Co-operative Group’s search for the next big security idea.
This week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of demure songstress Samantha Fox. I wonder whatever happened to her.
Have a magnificent weekend.
No time to waste today – let’s get stuck into some high-octane security news thrills and spills.
First up is Security Installer editor Alan Hyder. He has unleashed his metaphorical opinion beast on hordes of unsuspecting villagers (representing various different security issues in this particular metaphor), ripping them apart bodily with its teeth made of pure wit and analysis. That’s all (kind of) in his SI Editor’s View column. Check it out.
Also today – x-rays. And not just any x-rays. (X-radiation (composed of X-rays) is a form of electromagnetic radiation. X-rays have a wavelength in the range of 10 to 0.01 nanometers, corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 petahertz to 30 exahertz (3 × 10 to the power of 16 Hz to 3 × 10 to the power of 19 Hz) and energies in the range 120 eV to 120 keV. They are shorter in wavelength than UV rays. In many languages, X-radiation is called Röntgen radiation after Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who is generally credited as their discoverer, and who had called them X-rays to signify an unknown type of radiation. Awesome.) This is x-ray baggage screening at mass transport hubs. Get some!
There’s also the Wilf Knight Award, which will be presented at the 2009 Security Excellence Awards; claims over the carbon footprint of IT security hardware; and a school installation for 2020 Vision.
OMG! A week of security news thrills, excitement and out of this world informations! Good Friday kept us out of your inbox last week, but we’re now back, baby. Back!
First up: we’re giving away a free webinar! That’s right, FREE. A webinar is like an internet (‘web’) seminar (‘inar’), and is one of the uglier made up words known to man. But that doesn’t matter, because if you’ve got a computer that emits sound you can get involved. It’s about High Definition and IP CCTV. They’re hot button issues!
Our CCTV Doctor has come to the rescue this week, answering a reader question about cars equipped with cameras. And LandRover has introduced a new Armoured Discovery 4×4 vehicle. Macho!
Schools security is an important topic, which is why we have a story with the headline Securing our schools. Go ahead and read it. Responsible!
If you enjoy this newsletter, and you are interested in the Indian security industry, then you really really should subscribe to our I4S India Weekly Update. It makes a ridiculous amount of sense. Ridiculous!
A musical giant (and sometime alleged moral midget) in this week’s Song About Security. Last week featured some other musical legends. Tuneful!
The I4S Industry Focus service is like a miracle made flesh, or something. It was hand built by a genius so that when stories appear on our website, a few related articles from companies in a similar sector magically appear to the right of the page. It’s astonishing! But completely legal.
Hello again. It’s been a difficult hiatus, what with Easter rudely interrupting this missive’s unparalleled run of injury-free appearances. But now we’re back, and ready to go security news crazy. Crazy!
First up we’ve got a timely piece on school security from Richard Jackson. It’s education-tastic!
There are also elements of election fever appearing, especially on I4S India, our new channel for the Indian security industry. I4S India editor Verghese Joseph brings us all the latest on the election security measures being lined up.
There’s also prototype CCTV at the petrol pump; an Olympic security conference; and nuclear biometrics.
And for all those people who felt bereft and distraught at the lack of The Security Week on Friday, here’s a little something to brighten up your life.