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The security week: Cameron, Clegg, and glamour

Hey! It’s really, genuinely lovely to see your face again. I hope this letter finds you well, and all of your family in good health.

Well, it’s been an interesting week here at I4S Towers. We haven’t really had time to gather our collective breath following the rollercoaster that was IFSEC 2010 – we’ve plunged back into security news delivery mode.

The new coalition Government in the UK hasn’t wasted any time in addressing security issues. Deputy PM Nick Clegg has spoken out in favour of tighter CCTV and DNA database regulations.

And PM David Cameron has mooted reducing his personal security allocation. SMT Online editor Brian Sims was having none of this – and in a major London newspaper, to boot.

I’ve added a new slideshow gallery to our coverage of the IFSEC Awards, held last week. This one is of the glamorous folks in attendance at the shindig. Were you there? Know anyone who was? Have a look at the slideshow and find out.

(Don’t forget to keep an eye on our IFSEC news page for show follow-up reports, such as this story about a 50 million Euro deal signed last week – and check out the IFSEC’s Appeal gallery for all the sights of this year’s event.)

Of course one of the big industry buzzwords at present is ‘interoperability’ – and Siemens, having decided to go down the ONVIF route, have written an article telling us exactly why.

We’ve also got some videos of explosions courtesy of Eruma; videos of a man answering questions about logical access; and pictures and details of aspiring jewellery store robbers being driven off by a Fog Bandit.

This week’s Song About Security is a stone cold classic: Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, by The Jam. Check it out here.

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.

Welcome in the weekend by watching a video of some kittens attempting to use a slide. Outstanding.

www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk
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The security week: IFSEC, customers and cash

It’s Friday, so it must be time to have a gander at The Security Week. And what a week it’s been, eh chums? Let’s have a little look.

Humungous security industry hoedown and product demonstration party IFSEC 2010 is just 10 days away. Crikey. We’re continuing our unrivalled preview coverage, as you’d expect – head over to our dedicated IFSEC News pages to see what we’ve done so far.

This week we’ve included Honeywell, 2020 Imaging, Hikvision, Navtech Radar, Keeneo, ASL, Tandberg and Clearview, Wavesight, AD Network Video, Promise Technology, Emizon, Videotec, Genie CCTV, Visimetrics, Salto, and Mindtree. Phew. And we’ve got a story about an ADT installation at the LG Arena – part of the NEC, where IFSEC itself takes place! What amazing congruity.

Also this week, our specialist end user channel SMT Online has partnered with Securitas to launch its inaugural Good Customer Award. That’s nice!

G4S Cash Services has renewed its multi-million pound contract with supermarket Morrisons. That oughta keep Richard Hammond’s paychecks safe, thank goodness.

Siemens and the London Borough of Bromley have had a major new outsourced CCTV project go live; a victim of an acid attack has spoken out in favour of CCTV; a new report claims ONVIF members still have a greater market share than those in the PSIA; the National Cyber Security Challenge has been launched; and our old pal The Networker is back, talking about HD CCTV.

Our Song About Security this week comes from one David Bowie. He is reported to be ‘thrilled’ to about his inclusion in this illustrious feature.

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 one hamster running in his wheel while another hamster sleeps – in the same wheel. Exciting!

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

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The security week: 2010 Vision, back lighting, and looking back

Hola! That’s Spanish for ‘howdy‘. It’s also the first word in this week’s security news missive, packed to the gills full of informative and interesting stuff, things, and whatnot.

First cab off the rank is SMT Online editor Brian Sims, who reports direct from Turkey on Samsung’s Vision Conference – and their plans for 2010. This report features video content. Video!

Brian also supplied us with his SMT Online Editor’s View – this week he examined a BBC documentary looking at the goings on in the UK Home Office. Salient!

Also in residence is our CCTV Doctor, providing advice this time around on CCTV back lighting. That’s some useful info, right there.

For many years Mike Lynskey has been a respected and experienced figure in the UK installation sector, most recently working for the NSI, and writing often for Security Installer magazine. Here, as he prepares for retirement, he looks back on his time in the industry – and the changes that have taken place in that period.

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Important! Time is running out to get your entries in for the IFSEC 2010 Security Industry Awards. Click this link here to get involved. Most categories are open to companies exhibiting at the show – but there are also three open to non-exhibitors as well. You’ll receive mega-kudos if your company gets nominated, let alone wins. So do it. Do it!

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Also in the news this week was Siemens at school in Newcastle; a Port Glasgow security boss fined; a starring role for Hikvision at Universal Studios; and a vote of confidence in manned guarding from Magenta Security boss Abbey Petkar.

Our Song About Security this week comes from little-known conservative singer songwriter Elton John. It says some important things about the modern world, despite being 37 years old.

And if you’re looking for a job in security, I recommend visiting Jobs For Security. It’s a security jobs website! Great.

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

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Mylene Klass; and DVTel acquires ioimage

Today on I4S Brian Sims offers his take on the Mylene Klass knife-wielding brouhaha – and gives us the lowdown on a protest set to take place this weekend.

There’s also the news that DVTel has acquired prominent Israeli analytics equipment firm and annoying user of lowercase letters ioimage. Owned.

Bosch has launched a new ‘no nonsense’ DVR; Siemens is providing outsourced CCTV for Bexley; IC2 is protecting Maidstone’s park and ride facilities; and IndigoVision is in action in Jordan (the country).

That’s some magnificent security news for you, right there.

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Locksmiths and HMV

Hello, pals! Here’s your daily dose of security newsology. Honk!

According to the Master Locksmiths Association – famous for their ‘lock and key’ parties [not really] – 85 per cent of lock safety advice is unsatisfactory. Bad retail staff!

And we’ve got an exclusive story about HMV’s new ‘non-confrontational’ interview technique to prevent employee fraud. Fab!

There’s also some strong opinion on vehicle and plant theft; Axis lets us know the winners of its service partner programme awards; and Steve Bailey has taken on the employee screening and vetting mantle at G4S.

 In our intruder alarm section we’ve got an application story from Luminite, active in Northern Ireland, as well as Norbain marketing Siemens’ Intrunet E-Line Detector range. Rockin’!

And over on I4S India, the delightful dedicated Indian security news channel, we’ve got Australia studying Commonwealth Games security concerns – and a tightening up for security of scientists following terrorist threats.

Lovely.

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Body armour and installation times

Hey! Time for some exciting claims action today, as our two top stories are all about some claims or other. Claims!

First up is ASEO, whose CEO claims its body armour is the best in the world. What a claim! Is it true? It is difficult for me to say.

Our second claim comes from Siemens. They reckon their fancy new detectors can halve installation times. It may well be the case!

There’s also an RFID contract in Malaysia for RCG; and new product launches for Y-cam, Videotec, and Samsung Techwin. Fantastic.

And you may not have heard, but the Security Excellence Awards are happening this very week – Thursday night, in actual fact! If you can’t make it, I’ll be dominating the technosphere by using fangled technology Twitter LIVE! from the Park Lane Hilton. Follow me here for all the excitement you can handle.

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Winners and losers and Preston North End

Hello, security news groovesters. Today Security Installer editor Alan Hyder brings us the details of a new report that looks at the winners and losers in the security market. Compelling reading!

We’ve also got a Siemens CCTV upgrade for Preston North End Football Club. That’s some glamorous stuff!

Everybody loves video analytics, and today ioimage brings us the delightful story of some video analytics protecting water tanks. There’s also an excellent photo!

Over on I4S India, the government is mulling a ‘mega city policing plan‘. That really does sound quite mega.

Speaking of India, why not either be there or go there and then visit IFSEC India? That would be good. Also on then is Internal Security India and Firex India. Some super added value stuff there, mark my words. Word!

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