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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!


Questions: Do you need a security job? Do you want to employs someone to do a security job? If the answer to either of these questions is ‘yes’ or ‘maybe’ or ‘perhaps’, then you should visit Jobs For Security. It’s a security jobs site. Jobs!


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.


Anthony Hildebrand

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

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Bills, SmartWater, warning, events

Good Thursday! Here’s a piece of trivia for you: Thursday was named after the Norse god Thur, famous for his ability to cheat at golf. Fact!

The security newsathon begins here: with Brian Sims‘ look at the Government’s Crime and Security Bill, revealed yesterday. Insightful!

There’s also an update on SmartWater and its forensic evidence gloop. Crimebusting!

Axis Communications puts the fun back into Christmas with a warning/gentle encouragement for retailers based around avoiding shoplifting by using high tech surveillance.

Here are three exciting things: Bosch goes to Glastonbury; and also grand prix racing; and ICTS provides access at Lord’s cricket ground. Eventastic!

Tomorrow is Friday. It’s Songs About Security day. What will tomorrow’s be? You will have this answer, and many more – some to questions you never thought worth asking – on your friendly neighbourhood security news hub, info4security.

See you then.

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

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The popularity issue

Greetings folks. IFSEC India finished up over the weekend – here’s a piece by our I4S India editor Verghese Joseph on the number of government visitors who attended the show. Head over to I4S India’s IFSEC India section for more show coverage. Superb.

Today, being the first business day of November 2009, is an ideal opportunity to provide a story revealing not just the 10 best read stories on I4S during October, but also veritable LINKS to each of those stories as well! That’s space age technology for you.

There are also two rail-related stories for your own, personal, private delectation. SmartWater has won a gong (probably not an actual gong, sadly) from rail industry types; while ASL has helped to secure some of the London Overground network’s stations.

Today is also the day where I link to news of the new members in the HDcctv Alliance; a megapixel launch for Samsung Techwin; IP door entry from Urmet; and a BP/VSG partnership to prevent forecourt crime. Outstanding!

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Analytics loves the law

Oh what a feeling – it’s Wednesday. It’s also time for a story about ‘intelligent’ video. Oh yes! So here it is: analytics and US law getting into bed together. It’s wrong, but oh so right. Oh yeah.

I’ve been looking for a reason to include a reference to the World’s Tallest Building for some time now, and it has now happened. There’s some ANPR in the car park there!

Also today there’s a SmartWater award; an RFID guarding revolution, with no anarchists whatsoever; and an excuse to use this story with its amazing photographic interpretation of online crime.

Over on I4S India, the channel everyone’s calling ‘the number one resource for the Indian security industry’, there’s a sparkling piece on the opportunity available for the CCTV industry there to get it right the first time. Good luck!

Legend has it that winners of the Security Excellence Awards receive not only enormous dollops of credibility and kudos, but also free entry into a secret VIP members’ club when they get to heaven. I can’t prove it, but then I can’t really disprove it, either.

Hoorah! www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk!

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The security week: Bernard Herdan, lingerie, and metal theft

A big week for security news on info4security, kicking off with an exclusive interview by SMT Online editor Brian Sims with Security Industry Authority chief executive Bernard Herdan. The interview is published as the SIA reveals its Delivery Review findings.

And Brian himself was in opinionated mood earlier this week, firing a fusillade of invective across the bows of both the Government and the security industry in his SMT Online Editor’s View.

Which brings us neatly onto the subject of saucy, saucy lingerie. With Valentine’s Day apparently happening tomorrow, VeriSign has very kindly protected underwear emporium La Senza’s online shoppers. That’s so hot. Also sizzling is this week’s Song About Security, a lovers’ special. Oh yeah.

To maintain a sense of balance and perspective, here’s an article about sexism in the security workplace.

And to take our minds off matters of the flesh, we’ve got a piece on cold, hard metal. Metal covered in wet, dripping, forensic SmartWater. It’s helping to prevent metal theft. And the photo accompanying it looks like a work of art.

For your own sake, get involved with these excellent and thrilling conferences: Securing Educational Establishments, and the IFSEC Conference 2009. They make most other conferences look drab and uninteresting. Through the power of sheer awesomeness.

Go for it! Visit www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk. Yes!

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Metal theft action time – and the Doctor is in

Today’s top news story manages to cram in some of the most exciting subjects known to man – metal theft; SmartWater; recycling; and rave-tastic photography. It’s only about a scrap metal recycling company using SmartWater’s forensic technology to check if its incoming metal has been stolen! Nice.

Another exciting thing is our dashing and debonair CCTV Doctor, Jon Hill of Siemens Security Products. This time around he’s answering common questions on lenses. Check out his engaging bedside manner.

Yesterday I mentioned Skills for Security’s support of the Government’s Apprenticeship Week. Today they’ve provided an interesting rundown of the history and importance of apprenticeships. It’s facts in action.

Also, the BSIA is going walkabout, leading a delegation of UK security companies to the Middle East in March.

And then everyone’s getting prepared to go to important and thrilling security show IFSEC. Whilst there, the really smart cookies will get involved with the IFSEC Conference 2009. It’s full of information and discussion and networking and coffee and biscuits. Get some!

Let’s go: www.info4security.com!

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The security week: History. Also, US politics.

Yes, it’s been a monumental week on the world stage. History has been made. The eyes of the world focused on one event. The opening for entry of the IFSEC 2009 Security Industry Awards. Huzzah!

There was also a politics thing happening in America. Just hours before President Obama’s inauguration, SMT Online editor Brian Sims took a peek at the security precautions in place.

We celebrated this monumental event by applying fluorescent dye to the head of a grumpy man. Well, not really. It was actually a story about a conviction using forensic solution SmartWater.

Security Installer editor Alan Hyder injected some opinion-juice into the security news agenda with his SI Editor’s View; and we featured a couple of internet savvy articles on both cybercriminals and the golden rules for web shopping.

I am a big fan of invisibility cloaks, so when I noticed this article, I was pleased. Pleased!

Our Job of the Week this week – brought to you by security jobs website Jobs for Security – is for a Design/Estimating engineer. But remember: flexibility is essential!

Here’s the thing. You should book yourself a place at the conference Securing Educational Establishments. Why? Isn’t my word good enough? Ok, well, it’ll be informative and useful and offer advice and talk about issues and things. See?

This is a little weekend bonus for you: here’s my favourite song of the year so far; and here’s some crazy drum’n’bass preacher. Kinda.

Now then. Here is things: www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk. Good!

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