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The security week: Elections, explosions, and volcanoes

Hi there, buddy. The UK general election is fast approaching – it’s like the X Factor for politicians – and we’re continuing our coverage with this piece of CIPD analysis on the economic policies of the main parties. Topical.

Here at I4S we’re big fans of explosions – but only those carried out under carefully controlled conditions, of course. So we couldn’t resist these videos from Wrightstyle, pitting 500kg of TNT against its security glass. You should watch them.

A couple of studies were released this week – one claims that China’s security sector is beginning to make the move to IP; the other says integrators are focusing increasingly on ‘analysis and design’ of security systems. Fascinating.

We also featured the full award-winning essay by Irfan Pandor, who took out the graduate prize in the 2009 ASIS Student Writing Competition. It’s called ‘Leveraging low-cost/low-tech solutions for contemporary security challenges’. Download it here for free.

That volcano in Iceland has been in the news quite a bit recently, huh? Here’s a story about the way it affected some Axis Communications folks. Have a read – and let us know if your travel plans have been disrupted.

Each week, IFSEC 2010 seems to get a little closer. That’s due to the passage of time. And this week, we added a bunch more show preview coverage to the site. There’s information on Synectics, Raytec, Deister, APT, FAAC, Kentec, TDSi, Veracity, and Vicon. And Axxon is offering visitors to its stand the chance to win a VIP Grand Prix package. Details are here.

This week’s Song About Security is the classic Mack the Knife. We’ve opted for the Bobby Darin version. It’s about the scourge of knife crime.

Make sure you head over to Jobs for Security for all the latest security jobs – and to advertise your own vacancies.

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This is a video of an octopus making off with a man’s camera as he films underwater.

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Nudity, courses and internet protocol

It’s Tuesday, and you’re looking particularly foxy. Hey, no problem, you’re very welcome indeed.

When people look back on today in history, it will be remembered as the day the media talked about airport security because an element of nudity was involved. In that spirit, here is my blog post.

In slightly more clothed news today, the BIIAB has released details of some new qualifications available for security officers and public space CCTV operators. Educational.

And the excellently-named Lodewijk van Ommeren says there are many advantages to the latest generation of IP alarm systems. Lovely.

There’s more IP stuff today – IndigoVision’s Barry Keepence on storage; CCTV Center’s roadshows; TDSi on 21CN testing – it’s all there.

And don’t forget the Security Excellence Awards take place next Thursday. You’ll be able to get live updates by following my Twitter feed – and of course all the winners will be up on I4S before the end of the night. Fantastic. Fantastic indeed.

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Awards announcement – and some inauguration or other

It’s the day the world has been waiting for. A momentous occasion, with ramifications for the entire global community. That’s right: entries are open for the IFSEC 2009 Security Industry Awards. Get involved, and be a part of history.

Also, in the USA it’s apparently the day of Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration. He’s the new guy after George W. Bush. Good luck! Daniel Linsker looks into potential foreign policy changes, and their impact on global security, while SMT Online editor Brian Sims examines the security measures in place for the inauguration itself.

It sounds like the title of a Robert Ludlum thriller, but The Rotakin Conundrum is in reality the headline of an article by the aforementioned Mr Sims, which sees him talking to Adrian Archer and Andy Hays of the CCTV In Focus consultancy.

We also venture, via the power of words and a couple of pictures, to Shanghai – where TDSi is securing the city’s Metro system – and Bulgaria, where Salto-protected hotels have won some prizes.

Learning’s good. That is my belief. I know it’s controversial, and most people say things like, “Oh, learning’s for idiots, it’ll get you nowhere – why would you waste your time on some learning when you could be doing some ignoring instead?” But I hold my ground. If you are a fan of learning, you could do much, much worse than attend the conference Securing Educational Establishments. By securing these establishments, you might help some people to learn. That’s good. It is!

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