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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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Indian election security, technology, and analytics

On the day of the appalling terror attacks on Sri Lankan cricketers and staff in Pakistan, it’s appropriate that we should lead today with a story on the security arrangements surrounding the forthcoming Indian elections, where fear of terror incidents is high. Verghese Joseph, editor of I4S India, brings us this timely article.

Elsewhere, David Markland of Sanyo argues that the use of high technology in CCTV could be the key for the industry to survive the current recession.

And ioimage’s Daniel Doron has some reassuring words on the subject of video analytics and IP and those pesky IT network managers. Don’t worry! That is his message, in a convenient two word/one exclamation mark format.

Hey! If you’re planning on exhibiting at IFSEC this year, feel free to pull your finger out and send through your info on what you’ll have on display at the show, new products, and exciting innovations – all of that stuff. If you email it to me, it’ll make it into IFSEC Magazine – the official and most excellent magazine of the show – and will appear on I4S. ASAP!

Oh, and here’s a link to a video of a camera on a conveyor belt at a sushi bar in Tokyo. Crazy!

Head on down to www.ifsec.co.uk, or www.info4security.com. Yes!!


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