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The security week: Remote maintenance, Registers, and retirement

Air hair lair. Welcome to this week’s digested security news missive, coming at you direct from the operations room in I4S Towers. Let’s get newsy.

There are a whole bunch of big stories vying for your attention. First metaphorical cab off the rank is Tony Makosinski from Honeywell, who says that some installers are not taking advantage of the opportunity afforded to them by remote maintenance. Find out more by clicking here.

Also this week SMT Online honcho Brian Sims brought us a report on the new plans for a UK Register of Chartered Security Professionals/Practitioners (might have to be a bit more decisive on the naming there, chaps!). Read all about it here.

And the National Security Inspectorate’s chief Andrew White has decided to retire. We’ve got the details, a look back at White’s career, and some industry reaction – all accessible by clicking here.

Knowing what’s popular is great, right? That’s why we are such avid consumers of lists explaining ‘What’s Hot’ (the sun; radiators; an ironmonger’s forge) and ‘What’s Not’ (snow; Pluto; Thatcher). Where would we be without such indicators? Here’s another one: it’s the best read stories on info4security during June 2010. Interesting.

We’ve also got news of some acquisitions by Rentokil Initial; a bit of crystal ball gazing about the future of CCTV; an international view at the SIA’s Stakeholder Conference; and an IFSEC 2010 wrap-up, along with Norbain’s IFSEC competition winners.

The deadline for 2010’s Security Excellence Awards is looming. Looming! Like that loom of doom in the film ‘Wanted’. Not really. That is a ridiculous film. More like some top notch awards offering the possibility of oodles of industry kudos. Enter them! Read more about the whole thing here.

Our Song About Security this week comes from legendary geek rockers They Might Be Giants. I’m insisting that it’s somehow about network security, in order to fit it into this feature.

Here is a child who is learning very quickly about the horrors of ageing. And here is a man who is very frustrated at a shopping mall being closed. He indulges in some bad language, so be warned.

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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.

For real-time news updates follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/info4security and twitter.com/smtonlineeditor. And get more up to the minute news via our RSS feed.

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

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The security week: Alarms, cheerleaders, and cash

Greetings – welcome to another summary of the security week, brought to you by info4security.com. It’s like a helpful stranger, sidling into your inbox and becoming a firm friend for life. Or something.

This week Chiron launched its new Iris Secure Apps alarm signalling management system. Both SMT Online editor Brian Sims and myself were in attendance, and we came away with a big ol’ article and some video to boot.

Yesterday the Security Industry Authority announced it would be ceasing its Fast Track approval route for the Approved Contractor Scheme. Details are here.

Loomis has launched a new cash security solution for retailers; G4S has moved into the car parking sphere in Denmark; and Risco has acquired a controlling interest in Electronics Line 3000.

Oh, and Integrated Security Consultants got up close and protective with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleading squad when they were in London for the NFL series – but in a professional fashion, not a restraining order kind of way. Yes, we have some pictures.

Large-scale security industry hootenanny IFSEC looms large on the horizon. Whether that involves anticipation or dread – or both – will vary from individual to individual. While you’re deciding, you could do worse than check out our dedicated IFSEC news zone on I4S. It’s got all the latest preview information and details on the 2010 conference programme.

This week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of geriatric varicose-rockers The Rolling Stones. They’re on about some kind of threatening rambler – get orf my land and so forth, I imagine.

For real-time news updates, follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/info4security. And get more up to the minute news via our RSS feed.

 Here is a video of a dog singing to a baby to stop it from crying. Apparently. Enjoy.

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The security week: Sabrewatch guilty verdict, and the storage future

Oh, hello. It’s I4S Weekly Digest time – squashing the security news highlights into a compact, streamlined package for easy consumption. Delicious!

This week we’ve been observing the SIA’s case against guarding company Sabrewatch, which resulted in a guilty verdict. Sentencing takes place later today, and we’ll let you know the result when that’s in. Meanwhile, IPSA chief Justin ‘P’ Bentley says the SIA has missed a trick in not taking action against Sabrewatch’s clients.

A new report released by IMS Research asks whether IP Storage Area Networks are the future for IP surveillance. Possibly they are!

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Also in the news is SmartWater, being given out free in one London borough; RedWeb, being used to track bicycles; and Ian Turner tells us about voice authentication technology. Informative!

This week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of chirpy popsters Radiohead. Their pre- and post-millennial paranoia is totally justified, man!

Don’t forget to get your entries in for the 2010 IFSEC Security Industry Awards. If you win one you will be lauded as a godlike figure amongst your peers, and your enemies will be jealous and lose sleep etc. Enter! The deadline is soon.

Cheers,

Anthony Hildebrand

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The security week: Physical security and DVR impressions

It’s that time of the week – security news round-up/digest/omnibus funtimes time. Oh yes.

First off the blocks is our latest Bench Test – and it’s a glowing review for Samsung’s SHR 8162 DVR. Read all about it here.

Then there’s a warning that the physical security industry needs a long hard look at itself, and “a major restructure”, according to a survey from Memoori.

This week SMT Online editor Brian Sims looked at the key findings of a review into the Security Industry Authority in his SMT Online Editor’s View. Interesting.

We’ve also got the latest top five tidbits of advice from Iain Cameron of Mirasys – who looks at calculating bandwidth on a local area network. Useful!

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This week’s Song About Security comes from perennial weirdos Sparks. It was suggested by a reader and everything.

Don’t forget that you can now pre-register for security exhibition jamboree IFSEC right now, for free. And if you’re exhibiting, you can go ahead and enter the IFSEC 2010 Security Industry Awards. Potential kudos!

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The security week: Surveillance predictions for 2010

Hello there, security newsfolks. It’s time to dish the dirt on the juiciest security news stories of the week, all courtesy of your friendly neighbourhood security newsportal, info4security. Let’s crack on.

First up is IMS Research’s top 10 video surveillance predictions for 2010. Do you agree with their conclusions? Or do you think they’ve gone and got it all wrong? Vent your spleen – or offer words of support – once you’ve read the article.

We’ve also been blessed with two pieces of opinionising from security news dynamo and gentleman editor Brian Sims: there’s his SMT Online Editor’s View, focusing on the SIA’s Annual Report; and his take on the Mylene Klass knife-wielding ballyhoo.

Brian also spoke exclusively to BSIA chairman Stuart Lowden about the appointment of James Kelly as the association’s chief executive.

In other news this week, DVTel has acquired ioimage; a West African edition of IFSEC is set to launch next year; photographers are planning a protest this weekend (thanks to these sorts of incidents); and Honeywell has gone all wireless on us.

And our Song About Security this week comes from Australian rock revivalists Wolfmother, who have big hair. Yikes!

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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.

Enjoy.

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