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SIA Annual Report report, and HDcctv Standard

Ahoy! Here are some highlights from security wondersite info4security. It’s where I am employed!

First up, it’s SMT Online editor Brian Sims, with his Editor’s View – this time he’s tackling the Security Industry Authority’s Annual Report. It’s a thrill-ride!

Industry group the HDcctv Alliance has ratified version 1.0 of its standard, allowing manufacturers to make compatible equipment. Up the coax!

There’s also Genetec in action at the MCG; a new appointment for DVTel; and the launch of a new thermal imager.


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Qualifications, cameras, and robots

Hi there security news pals. We’re stuffed to the gills with stories and articles and the like, so I will link to them forthwith.

The Security Industry Authority is set to introduce new qualifications that it will link to licensing. These will happen next year. Have a read to find out more…

We’ve got the latest Bench Test to find its way onto the site, in the form of Samsung Techwin’s SPD-3750T. It boasts a 37x optical zoom. Woah.

We’re big fans of robots here at I4S, so I’m delighted to say we have another robot-based story for you today. This one looks like something out of the father/son bonding TV phenomenon Robot Wars.

In addition to all of this chunky, delicious content, we’ve got tasty morsels on a Corps Security contract; some unlicensed door staff, one of whom ran away from investigators; acronym heaven in PCI DSS; and the UN’s new online training course to fight terrorism.

That’s yer lot!

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

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The security week: Taxi-cams and holograms. And hair.

Oh wow. It’s the end of another security news week already. That happened quickly, huh? It’s amazing!

For everyone who is a fan of Taxicab Confessions, here’s a product: it’s the Taxi-Cam. Perhaps passengers will go incognito if cabs are equipped with these.

If taxicams aren’t your thing, perhaps you’re one of those futuristic types with an interest in holograms. You’re in luck if so – we have a story that is about them! It is also about sports merchandise.

SMT Online editor Brian Sims has provided us with an in-depth look at the recent report on the Security Industry Authority, in his SMT Online Editor’s View. Serious stuff.

Also of great importance are Brian’s reports on the imminent UK elections, what with the party conferences taking place and that: here’s the business promises of the various parties; and a look at the Tories’ security plans. It’s big news.

Here at I4S, we really love Songs About Security, in case you didn’t know. Today’s effort comes from those hardcore gangstas, New Kids on the Block. Entertaining and educational.

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

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SIA report, and Cisco loves Pelco

A big day of security news – so no time to waste. Let’s do this thing.

First up, the Security Industry Authority has been reported on. Find out what the reporters had to say about ’em. Here is where the story is. Click it!

Then there’s the coming together of two big players in a technological marriage of CCTV proportions: Cisco and Pelco. Both of these firms have names which finish with the letter ‘o’.

Everybody likes some video analytics. Do security officers? Perhaps! Geoff Thiel tells us about this.

BT Redcare called off their big 21CN switchover recently. Now they’re talking to customers and other folks at a series of events. Details? Oh, certainly.

And fast-rising Chinese CCTV manufacturer Hikvision has released some new PSIA-compliant cameras. Good value? They certainly have standards.

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

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More licensing – and CCTV training

Guten tag! It’s Monday, so it must be time for a story about Security Industry Authority licensing consultations. Should there be one card to cover all licences? What do you think, buddy?

We’ve also got the latest piece on our CCTV End User Survey, where end users made their thoughts known on the training provided by installers and manufacturers. Have a good hard look at the thing!

Of course, it wouldn’t be Monday September 14 if we didn’t have a story about the increase in tractor and quad bike theft. Damn you, pesky recession!

There are also items on the impact of hate crime; and some new drug detection technology.

Did you know that IFSEC India 2009 is happening soon? You didn’t? That’s a shame. You do now. And you’re welcome!

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

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The ACS and Bench Tests

Top notch security news excitement galore today. As you’d expect. Absolutely!

First up is venerable SMT Online editor Brian Sims, who reports on the Approved Contractor Scheme developments at last week’s SIA Stakeholder Conference, in his SMT Online Editor’s View. Topical and delicious.

Brian has also provided us with an exclusive interview with Mike Bluestone, new chairman of the Security Institute. The interview took place at IFSEC 2009 – check out the rest of our coverage in our IFSEC News section.

We’ve gone Bench Test-tastic! This month it’s the turn of JVC’s VN-X35U day/night IP megapixel camera. How does it fare? You know you’ve gotta click on this very link to find out. It’s true!

In addition, there are thrilling and informative articles on new Siemens IP cameras; and risk and threat assessment. What’s not to like?

What up? www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk.

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Vulnerabilities and regulations

We’re back. It’s been a delightful extended weekend break, but now it’s time to turn our noses to the grindstone, and really grind some security news nostril. Or something like that.

So. Today we’ve got a story about the security vulnerability of large utility sites. They’re so innocent and vulnerable.

And there are a couple of pieces from the Security Industry Authority’s Stakeholder conference: Dr Adam White on the journey to regulation, and SMT Online editor Brian Sims on the social side of the event.

In addition there are wonderful and insightful pieces on a VSG contract; remote monitoring-based theft reduction; and a Chinese office for ioimage. As well as more!

Get your entries in for the Security Excellence Awards 2009. It’s your chance to be one of life’s genuine winners!

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

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