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The security week: Stakeholders, IP, and AC/DC

Hi there. It’s time for another weekly dose of security news goodness. Hold onto your laptops. Here we go.

First up is the UK’s Security Industry Authority, and its annual Stakeholder Conference (not a euphemism for a BBQ, more’s the pity). SMT Online honcho Brian Sims was in attendance. Here’s his report on chairman Baroness Henig’s opening presentation; SecuriGroup MD Russel Kerr on working in the private security industry; and Andrew Nicholls on the realities of buying private security services.

This week we’ve also got Jeremy Kimber from Honeywell, who suggests that the real value of IP video is only now just being found – and exploited. Read the story here.

Our old pal The Networker is back this week. This time around he’s on about public sector investment in surveillance. Check it out right here.

RapidVu says its cameras are bing installed in the homes of famous footballers (apparently there is a football tournament of some description going on at present); there’s a profile of PCL Whitehall’s John Legge; and Brian brings us a report from the Security Institute’s Annual Luncheon. It was on a boat.

This week’s Song About Security comes from inveterate rockers AC/DC. They are concerned about the security arrangements in the afterlife. They also played at Download – the metal/hard rock festival secured by Showsec. Read about their work here.

This year’s Security Excellence Awards are considered to be the single greatest awards to win ever in the history of mankind. If you miss out on entering, you’re only fooling yourself. And embarassing your friends and family. You’ve gotta be in it to win it! And so it goes.

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Here’s a video of some guitar playing superbness to see you through to the weekend.

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The security week: Popularity, and cash money

Hello and welcome. It’s super-exciting to be infiltrating your consciousness – I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I do.

We kick off with a look back – a look back to the news highlights on I4S in February, to be precise. Which stories caught your attention? Find out here.

SMT Online editor Brian Sims brought us words and video direct from the launch of the SafeGuard campaign – designed to improve the lot of security officers, in conjunction with the GMB trade union. The BSIA welcomed the move.

Brian also covered the recent Security Institute debate on the Approved Contractor Scheme. There are more videos and articles here: Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.

Our Access Control Doctor was back in his practice this week – this time, his focus was on the way that access products can help with health and safety requirements. Helpful!

Here’s a story on a solar panel for a cash machine. You read right. Kinda. And there were new product launches for Axis, Grandstream, Samsung, and Stanley Security.

On the IFSEC front, Tyco has revealed a whole raft of products it’ll be launching at the show; and the deadline for the IFSEC 2010 Security Industry Awards has been extended until March 9

And this week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of Bobby Fuller. He’s paying tribute – in my mind, at least – to Sabrewatch. Find out how by clicking on this link.

For the latest news, follow us on Twitter – I’m at twitter.com/info4security, and SMT Online editor Brian Sims is twitter.com/SMTOnlineEditor. And for real-time updates, subscribe to our RSS Feed.

Cheers

Anthony

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The security week: Alun John interview, and hard-hitting broadsides

Another week of security news tastes and flavours here at I4S. Let’s tuck in.

First up is Brian Sims’ exclusive interview with Norbain boss Alun John, in which John addresses issues raised in our CCTV End User Survey, and recent CCTV criticisms. He’s making his voice heard. What do you think?

Our intrepid SMT Online editor has also been busy this week at the Security Institute’s annual conference, where he filed a number of reports, including this one on MP Bruce George’s hard-hitting look at regulation; and Andy Williams’ investigations into in-house versus contracted-in manned guarding. Interesting.

Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has also had his nose to the grindstone – in addition to his own SI Editor’s View column, he has brought us the latest instalment of Jon’s Top 5, looking at video analytics; and Gerard Honey’s look at training courses for installers. There’s also a black box for installer vans. Ride on time.

And over on I4S India, editor Verghese Joseph has written about the Indian celebrities most likely to damage your computer, as well as the security preparations for next year’s Commonwealth Games.

This week’s Song About Security comes from faintly ludicrous New Wave of British Heavy Metal titans Judas Priest. Check out the amazing video to ‘Breaking the Law’. Dangerous!

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

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Hard-hitting thoughts and a top 5

Today Brian Sims reports from the Security Institute’s Annual Conference. He’s been right productive, too. There’s the hard-hitting assessment of regulation from MP Bruce George; the address from chairman Mike Bluestone that announced a new Chartered Status Steering Group; and a new framework of CPD qualifications called ‘Securing the Future’. Skills!

There’s also the reappearance of Jon’s Top 5 – this time, Jon himself has five points to make about video analytics. Listy!

Security Installer editor Alan Hyder also has some exciting news for installers – get a black box for your van. What’s that all about? Read the story and find out, whydontcha?

Don’t forget that two major events on the security calendar are just around the corner: the Security Excellence Awards 2009, and IFSEC India 2009. Get involved!

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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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The security week: Conference frenzy, and BBC opinion

It’s been an absolute cracker of a week here at info4security. There’s been more security news and opinion excitement than you could point an exceptionally angry cat at. As I believe the saying goes.

So. SMT Online‘s indefatigable editor, Brian Sims, has gone conference crazy in recent times. Here’s his SMT Online Editor’s View about ACS discussions at the SIA Stakeholder Conference; Dr Adam White on the journey to regulation; a look behind the scenes at the SIA event; and David Greer at yesterday’s Skills for Security conference.

Brian’s also found time to interview Security Institute president Lord Carlile and its new chairman Mike Bluestone. What a newshound.

Elsewhere, I went on a bit of an opinion-binge after watching a documentary about CCTV on the BBC; in ONVIF news, it went and released its testing tool and conformance process; and Security Installer editor Alan Hyder brought us important news about the theft of bees. Bees! Geez.

This week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of 70s rockers Golden Earring. They’re Dutch. Unexpected!

The one thing that simply everybody’s doing these days is entering the Security Excellence Awards. Why? Because winning one means you and your company will be immortalised, like the legendary heroes of story books and the like. Dramatic!

And: www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk

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Delicious security news smorgasbord

A genuine imaginary mouthwatering smorgasbord of security news tastiness today. There’s a little bit of everything, to moisten the tastebuds of security gourmands around the globe. Exciting!

SMT Online‘s Brian Sims spoke exclusively to Security Institute president Lord Carlile on issues including CCTV, counter-terrorism and policing. Hard-hitting stuff.

Cooperation is lovely. In that spirit, ONVIF has released its test tool and conformance process, so manufacturers can get stuck in, plugging and playing with each other’s devices. Or something like that. Hmm.

Elsewhere, I’ve gone and ranted a bit about the public perception of surveillance and a new BBC documentary series. Cathartic!

Obviously, one of the most serious crime waves ever to hit these shores is that taking place in the world of beekeeping, where thieves are nicking bees and that. Apparently something something ‘abuzz’! Honk.

And if you’re intrigued by that mysterious video compression thingo, H.264, you should read this ‘fact and fiction’-style piece by Arecont Vision’s Dr Michael Korkin, called H.264: Fact and fiction. That’s what it’s called!

Come along, then: www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk

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