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The security week: The goodbye Alan issue

Welcome to December, weekly security news digest aficionados. It’s great to see your smiling faces. Even yours.

Today’s missive is, in part, a tribute to Security Installer editor Alan Hyder, who leaves us today after 15 years at the helm of the magazine. Alan is well-loved and respected throughout the security industry, and will be missed greatly – not least by myself.

I’ve worked with Alan for over five years now, firstly as assistant editor on Security Installer, and now on info4security. He has always been a great source of advice and encouragement, and always ready with a joke in a stressful situation. Also in a non-stressful situation. He is also irresistible to ladies. Fact.

Here’s Alan’s last SI Editor’s View column – and, as a very special mark of respect, I’ve allowed him to select this week’s Song About Security. Tributes don’t come any more spectacular and glamorous than that.

In other news this week, we’ve had our latest Bench Test hit the site. This time it’s the Vidilanz Xtern-Cam outdoor wireless camera. How did it fare etc? Find out by clicking and reading!

And why not check out some CCTV footage of a meteor in the South African night sky? It’s dead impressive.

You can also investigate the best read stories on I4S in November; the Home Office releasing its policing white paper; and ADI and Pelco working together in an IP kinda fashion. Heavyweight security news for the discerning professional.

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

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Popular and opinionated

It’s a bit of a landmark today – we’ve got the final instalment of Alan Hyder‘s wry and incisive columns, the SI Editor’s View. This time, Alan straps on a metaphorical laser blaster and takes aim at the invading hordes of security issue aliens, exploding their green and noxious bodies with the power of opinion and analysis. Metaphorically. Just read it.

Speaking of just reading some things, here are some things some people have read. They’re all articles on I4S in November – and popular ones, to boot!

Today’s also the first day that SIA licensing takes effect in Northern Ireland. Brian Sims, genial honcho of SMT Online, does the reporting thing in this instance.

We’ve also got the BRC launching new guidelines for cash couriers; Hikvision establishing a Russian joint venture; the NHS tackling anti-social behaviour; and Uxbridge College helping the security fraternity.

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

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Music, appointment, and opinions

Hello, pranksters! It’s your security news missive, regular as clockwork. Let’s newsucate!

The Q Awards are awards for music people from the music magazine Q. AP Security helped to secure them. The result? This very story!

Then the Sector Skills Body Forum has appointed a new vice-chairman. Whatever will they think of next? It’s ridiculously difficult to say. Like ‘hyacinths and thistles‘.

Also today, Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has put on his metaphorical opinion hat and analysis boots and linedanced his merry way over the fortnight’s security issues (in this metaphor, these issues function as some kind of sawdust-flecked dancefloor) in his SI Editor’s View.

Other things on the site include: protecting your business from online employee threats; protecting retailers, and their cigarettes; and I4S regular Wilson Chowdhry’s trip to No 10 Downing Street.

Here’s something you can tell visitors to London: the leader of the opposition lives at -10 Upping Street. Bye!

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

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Life savers and Contract Quality

It’s a blitzkrieg of exciting and dynamic security news stories on I4S today, so block your ears, take cover, and enjoy the show.

First up are some bona fide heroes – officers from Pilgrims who saved a contractor’s life. Kudos!

SMT Online editor Brian Sims was at the official launch of the National Security Inspectorate’s Contract Quality Marque yesterday. He reports on the security guarding scheme – and gauges the industry reaction.

In other exciting editorial action, Security Installer skipper Alan Hyder has donned his metaphorical sou’wester, loaded up on Fisherman’s Friends, and boarded the good ship SI Editor’s View, setting sail for dangerous waters full of security issue fish – with only opinion and analysis for bait. Can he land some big ones? Read the column and find out.

Don’t forget you can catch all of our IFSEC India 2009 coverage here; and relive the glory of the Security Excellence Awards through our winners and attendees galleries. Stupendous!

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

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SEA anticipation, boozy CCTV, and an editor’s view

The day has finally arrived! Yes, it’s Thursday. That also means that the Security Excellence Awards 2009 are happening this very night! Wow. I am literally crying with anticipation. Not only will I be there, presenting an award and that – I’ll also be updating my Twitter account – twitter.com/info4security – live from the event, so you can read about the category winners as they’re announced, as well as whatever other pithy bits and pieces I can think of.

To get you in the mood, we have a fantastic video of CCTV in action. It’s a drunk man attempting to buy some beer. It’s very amusing. You should watch it.

It’s also that time of the fortnight when Security Installer editor Alan Hyder strips down to his metaphorical undergarments and dives headlong into the murky pond of security issues, emerging only when he has located and retrieved the valuable, muddy nuggets of opinion and analysis hidden therein. In other words, it’s his SI Editor’s View column. Yes!

Also not far off is the beginning of IFSEC India. Our I4S India editor Verghese Joseph chats to organiser Nigel Brown.

And in addition to all of this untrammelled excitement, there’s hard drive destruction; a big contract win in China for BlueStar SecuTech; and some access control for luxury Hong Kong flats. Hoorah!

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

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Spacemen and festivals

Time’s short (or it can be, in any case – just think about the length of a microsecond!) so we’re directly into the security news goodness today.

Here’s Veracity, working with Axis – and they’re both helping NASA to train astronauts. That’s mighty nice of ’em!

Then there’s AP Security. A story we ran on their work at Glastonbury work has proven very popular – will today’s details about their Leeds Festival and London Mela assignments be as well read? Perhaps!

As is his wont every second week, Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has plugged in his opinion blender and filled it with the latest security issues and stories, before holding down the lid and pressing go – resulting in the delicious analysis smoothie that is his SI Editor’s View.

And if you’re a CCTV end user who’d like a bit of cash – Mitsubishi is offering some.

Adios!

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

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Biometrics, knife crime, and an editor’s view

Wednesday! That’s the day of the week it is. No surprises there then, I’d imagine. And it’s no surprise at all that I4S is chock-full of security news wonderfulness. Here’s some. Look!

We’ve got Stewart Hefferman opining on those twin thingos, banking and biometrics. He thinks they should hang out together more.

There’s also this award-winning video on the ramifications of knife crime. Way to go, feller!

Once again Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has donned his opinion wetsuit and analysis flippers and dived headfirst into the murky waters of the security world, in his fortnightly SI Editor’s View column.

In addition to this magnificence, we’ve got another video for you, of a more instructional nature – it’s someone installing an Axis camera. Nice!

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

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