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Wintery Wednesday newsy things

A slightly snowy Wednesday in London. Here is a decent whack of security news to help warm you up.

First off the rank is the SIA and Home Office’s consultations on training for door supervisors. Educational, like.

Then there’s the whole argument around ID theft. This article seeks to ‘depoliticise’ the issue.

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has some new powers. What are they? Read the article and find out. Though I doubt, sadly, that they include x-ray vision and superhuman strength.

We don’t often mention famous shopping place Harrods on I4S – but today we have. It’s got some access barrier stuff going on, thanks to APT. I’m not for one instance suggesting that it is a tacky temple to mindless consumerism. That’s for you to decide.

Farewell.

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Terminal 5, Northern Ireland, and vehicles

Today we’ve continued on our air travel theme – with yesterday’s Luton airport and aeroplane classroom stories leading the way – with a piece on CEM’s IP access equipment in use at Heathrow’s much-loved Terminal 5. Jet-setting!

We’ve also got an article on Mercury Security Management, a company gearing up for SIA-licensing in Northern Ireland by obtaining Approved Contractor Status. Keeping it regulated.

Apparently vehicle ID thefts are on the rise. Is someone impersonating your car? That sounds completely insane to me.

Also today, we’ve got a new Mirasys UK MD; some sporting access from Salto; and a new mid-priced anti-vandal dome from Samsung Techwin.

Well, that’s all absolutely splendid.

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The Baroness and Body Worn Video

Hiya! I’m pressed for time today, so this missive is nasty, brutish, and short. Well, it’s short, anyway.

First up is Baroness Ruth Henig, who has been reappointed as the chairman of the Security Industry Authority for another three years. Soon she will have tenure.

Then there’s Nicholas Smith of Scyron, who looks at the impact of police forces using Body Worn Video – and its future potential and pitfalls. Science fact?

Axis Communications are also claiming a first in the UK – providing a council with an all-wireless IP surveillance system. Crikey.

And as usual, our man in Bangalore, Verghese Joseph, has provided a trove of India-focused security stories. Check them all out on our I4S India channel.

Done!

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The security week: Explosives, underwear and robots

Hello. It’s another one of those weekly digests where I pretend to be working hard in the office when, in actual fact, I have the day off. But let’s pretend it’s all normal and stuff, eh?

This week we had a lot of people interested in reading our story about the would-be assassin with the explosives hidden just inside the back door, so to speak. Ow.

Sticking to that particular zone, we also featured some knife-proof security long johns. Stylish!

New to the site is our latest Bench Test – it focuses on Samsung Techwin’s SPD-3750T dome camera. Check that thing out, why dontcha?

Yesterday the SIA said it was introducing new qualifications next year which would be linked to licensing. Interesting.

It’s also been a bit of a high-tech, futuristic week. We’ve had a new surveillance robot; some RATS in space; and a thermal look at the side of the moon Pink Floyd professed an interest in. Exciting!

I’m off to relax in my jacuzzi with a bevy of bikini-clad lovelies, somewhere in my secret lair on an island or a volcano or something. I’ll see you, in particular, next week.

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Hate crime, licensing, and a Dragon

Waddayaknow? It’s Thursday, that day of the week named after Thor, the old Norse god of global warming. Let’s security news it up.

First off we’ve got a piece on a new Government plan to reduce hate crime. Important.

Then there’s the SIA’s warning to Northern Ireland’s security workers: get your licensing application started, pronto! That’s the gist of it, anyway.

Then we’ve got a couple of stories focused on that expanding security sector, transportation. There’s a deal for 21st Century with the Go-Ahead Group; and Suretrack Monitoring’s contract with Network Rail.

And it wouldn’t be Thursday if we didn’t feature a story about one of those guys off Dragons’ Den doing something with fences. It’s a classic.

And our featured author today is Mr Guy Melzack, who brings us the tale of Total Workplace Management, an exhibition about facilities management that features an increasing number of security companies. Way to go, Guy.

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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.

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Conference reports and an analytical camera

Today SMT Online’s intrepid editor Brian Sims has more reports from the Security Institute’s annual conference, where Andy Williams discussed the in-house versus outsourced options for manned security provision; and the SIA’s Ruth Henig talked about training in regard to licensing. Weighty stuff.

Recently Geoff Thiel of VCA discussed ‘edge’ versus ‘centre’ uses of video analytics software. Now ioimage has released its latest ioicam, which features video analytics capabilities hosted within the camera.

ESPlus have gone and been very nice corporate citizens – assisting a Cancer Research shop by providing security equipment. That’s nice of them!

And in Australia, RemGuard has helped a bowling club to ward off criminals. Groovy.

Don’t go forgetting about IFSEC India. It’s happening soon.

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