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!
Monday greetings. I trust your weekend was outstanding, or at the very least, tolerable! Also hopefully you got to spend some time with friends.
Today we ask this very question: Is licensing necessary for security consultants? Roy Sutherland and Chris Roberts do the soul searching.
Also today, Samsung Techwin has announced its full membership of Onvif, the network video interface forum. Nice!
Hot stuff – a new handheld thermal camera is being sold by Premier Electronics, helping users to fearlessly protect property and things.
And metal aficionados will be grateful to Showsec for protecting the Download festival. Tip: Frank Beard, drummer for ZZ Top, has no beard. Weird!
I don’t mean to badger anyone, but you should really do this: take part in our CCTV End User Survey, and enter the Security Excellence Awards. Yes.
I4S Weekly Digest readership: are you ready to rock? What’s that? I can’t hear you! I said: Are you ready to rock? Well alright!
First up is the ongoing saga of police actions during the G20 protests in London. Brian Sims reports on the IPCC’s use of our images in its investigation – and unveils more footage which does not necessarily show the police in their best light.
Brian was also busy this week with his Editor’s View column. This edition featured a call for qualifications for security consultants. Heavy.
Over at the SIA, Andy Drane has been appointed as the interim chief. They’re still on the lookout for someone to take up the role permanently.
CCTV watchdog CameraWatch is advocating better CCTV operator training as a means of retaining public trust. That seems wise.
Elsewhere, we’ve got blimps; the BSIA and BT’s 21CN implementation; Arctic Monkeys in Songs About Security; and bandits in the fog.
In order to celebrate the fact that I have secured tickets to see Spinal Tap play at Wembley Arena in June, here is a somewhat rare video of them performing ‘Christmas with the Devil’ on Saturday Night Live in 1984. Oh yes indeed.
Today we’ve got such a hefty dose of security news that all of your security information and opinion-based ailments will be cured forever! Or until tomorrow, whichever comes first.
In his Editor’s View column, SMT Online editor Brian Sims gets critical over the lack of qualifications required to work as a security consultant. It’s important, timely stuff – read the article and get involved in the debate by leaving a comment.
There’s also a test plan for the use of security equipment on BT’s 21st Century Network available from the BSIA. You can download the document by reading our story. Neat!
I’m glad to say we also have a story about blimps. Yes indeed.
Make sure that you register for our free webinar. It’s an audio seminar on the web – hence the name – and it’s on HD and IP CCTV. Super useful!
If you’re a Twitter-type person, follow my twitterings, or those of Brian Sims. It’s all very cutting edge and that sort of thing.
ADI-Gardiner, along with Pyronix and Castle Care-Tech, is welcoming installers to the 21st Century. That’s BT’s 21st Century Network, not the actual century! Ha! That would be around nine years out of date if it was actually the case. Which it is not.
In the United States of America, where there has been some recent leadership reshuffle or something, ADT Security Services has won a court ruling that bans ‘The Tag Company’ from making or selling its anti-theft products in the US. The court judged that it was guilty of patent infringement against ADT’s Sensormatic EAS systems.
We’ve got an interesting piece from Alan Hayes on the changing role of security consultants; and there’s a gloomy story on the jobs situation which backs up Alan Hyder‘s musings in his SI Editor’s View from yesterday.
There’s also a guard dogs standard which has been issued for comment, though presumably not by the dogs themselves. However, this is the 21st century, so letter-writing dogs are not entirely out of the question. Or are they? Perhaps.