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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.

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Pizzas and security etc.

Today! Yikes, more stories of newsiness and suchlike. Way to go, I4S. You ARE ready for this jelly!

Why not examine Brian Sims’ latest opinionisation in his SMT Online Editor’s View?

Then check out the way that Romad is helping to protect Domino’s pizza delivery drivers. Conscientous!

A couple of distribution appointments: Mirasys gets into bed with Norbain (figuratively); and Northgate gets Panasonic’s education sector business.

There’s also the ASC with G4S Technology speakers at its Business Club; and ASIS International hosting an Information Assets Protection conference.

This is a cat sitting in a sub-woofer. Bye!

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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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Added value and strident views

Genuinely fast-paced security news snippets for you today. Get a load of ’em!

Here’s SMT Online editor Brian Sims with his latest SMT Online Editor’s View – taking aim at Immigration Minister Phil Woolas, an update from RUSI, and paying tribute to colleague Alan Hyder. Check it.

Gary Fletcher-Moore from Samsung Techwin is talking about installer purchasing decisions. Wise.

And don’t forget to get involved with intercoms – at least, that’s the advice from Commend UK. Also: there’s some IPSA praise; and a number 12 ranking for Hikvision.

Great.

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The security week: News and videos galore

It’s been an adrenaline-packed waterslide of a week for security news on I4S, and we’ve plucked the very firmest and juiciest pieces for your enjoyment and delectation, mixing and matching metaphors to our hearts‘ content. Here is some.

We’ve got a couple of contrasting videos to start things off. One is of a car crashing into a shop, caught on CCTV, which is commonly deployed in security applications these days.

The other is from the recent Security Excellence Awards 2009, where people in nice clothes received awards from pint-sized comedy legend Ronnie Corbett for being good at security this year. Prestigious!

Yesterday was the anniversary of the terror attacks in Mumbai, and our I4S India editor Verghese Joseph looked at both the ‘paradigm shift‘ for India’s security, and examines the changes the Indian government has put in place.

We’ve also got an opinion piece on selling your company to clients; a school using a plane as a classroom; the latest South Africa security news; the inimitable Brian Sims with his SMT Online Editor’s View; and the Co-operative Group’s search for the next big security idea.

This week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of demure songstress Samantha Fox. I wonder whatever happened to her.

Have a magnificent weekend.

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Winning apprentices and police reform

Hello, security news groovers. Let’s get our current affairs thang on, shall we?

Our first stop is with Romec, who have presented their winning apprentices with winning apprentice awards. Good stuff, fellas.

Then SMT Online editor Brian Sims covers the metaphorical security rocks with opinion spray, in the form of his SMT Online Editor’s View. This time around he’s discussing police reform.

Also on I4S today is a story by our I4S India editor Verghese Joseph marking the one year anniversary of the terror attacks in Mumbai.

There’s also a couple of wobbly hand held videos by an enthusiastic South African man of some people running. Why? It’s because they’re running in the World Half Marathon Championships, which had their security provided by Kingdom Events. Athletic!

Tomorrow is Friday, which is Songs About Security day. What will be the tenuously-connected choice of music video?* Drop by I4S tomorrow and find out. Go on, we’d love to have you.

*This asterisk indicates the presence of some swear-type words in the video linkage here. Proceed at your own risk!

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IFSEC India begins…

Hi everybody! It’s the first day of IFSEC India 2009! Great!

Our I4S India editor, Verghese Joseph, is on the scene. Here he reports on the event’s excellent start; and he has an exclusive interview with the Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit (no sniggers please). Nice work!

We’ve also got the latest SMT Online Editor’s View from – you guessed it – SMT Online editor Brian Sims. He’s talking about CCTV compliance and that kinda thing. Respect!

If you look around the site today, you’ll notice I4S is awash with security news goodness. Here is some: Secureseal is protecting Tesco fleet vehicles from baddies; Clear Image is hosting a seminar on how security can help customers save money; and ESPlus has introduced some new tagging systems. Right on!

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