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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We’ve already had a bit of a discussion start following the publication of this article on 10,000 people signing up for the UK Government’s ID card website. What’s your take?
And Raytec has reported a positive response to its lighting amnesty. That’s a scheme to save wasteful CCTV lighting, rather than a scheme to light Amnesty, the human rights organisation. Although that would be admirable, if it proved to be helpful to them in some way. If their lights were broken, for instance. Or if they had dropped something small and required additional illumination to locate it.
Don’t forget – as if you could! – that the highlight of the security year, the Security Excellence Awards 2009, take place this Thursday night. If you can’t be there, I’ll be doing a live Twitter-coverage thingy. And I4S is the only place you’ll find the full results later that night. Cool.
It’s the end of another week of security news exploration – boldly going where no other security information portal would ever dare, or try, discovering new security stars and planets, and just generally expanding humanity’s knowledge base. So that’s good.
Appropriately enough, we kicked off the week with an article with the word ‘kickstart’ in its headline! How gloriously suitable. It was about National Identity Fraud Prevention Week. To tie in with the theme, SMT Online editor Brian Sims wrote his SMT Online Editor’s View around the same subject, and the BSIA also weighed in with their thoughts.
Away from fraud, it was the week that the doctors took control of I4S. Our CCTV Doctor addressed the subject of entry-level IP systems, while our Alarms Doctor looked at Radio Frequency Interference. If they were a band, or part of the police, I would call them The Advice Squad.
At the start of the week, a lot of the mainstream British media decided to report on Manchester Airport’s new scanners, which apparently can see right through your clothes to provide a blurry image of the outline of your saucy, saucy body. I wrote a blog piece about it – and now this week’s Song About Security is dedicated to the same subject. It’s from X-Ray Spex. Clever!
This time next week, we’ll have the results of the 2009 Security Excellence Awards available for you. They take place on Thursday night – and if you really want to be the first in the know, follow me on Twitter. I’ll be providing live updates direct from the Park Lane Hilton in London. Technological!
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.
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.
I’m back in the I4S driver’s seat today, after SMT Online editor Brian Sims’ splendid deputations yesterday (though I believe he attempted to tar me with his Iron Maiden-shaped brush – regular readers will know that I have far too much self respect and dignity for that.)
Today, Mr Sims himself looks at the inevitable UK election, and asks what the major parties are likely to be offering the business community. He also begins a series of profiles on the parties’ security policies, starting with the Conservatives.
Elsewhere, IDM has gone ahead and helped some Pets at Home; Samsung Techwin has launched a new chipset which it rather cockily calls ‘Winner’; and Skills for Security has accredited a course for door supervisor trainers. That’s some tasty newsli!
Don’t forget that you can follow me (twitter.com/info4security), Brian Sims (twitter.com/smtonlineeditor), and Alan Hyder (twitter.com/alanhyder) on exciting social brevity machine Twitter, if that’s your bag.
Hello. I am sitting in bed as I type this. Truly. It’s not because the powers that be at I4S Towers have installed bunks and have us working around the clock in some kind of prison-camp style arrangement. No, it’s because security shindig IFSEC 2009 finished up yesterday, and I’m knackered.
As a consequence, our theme this week is ‘relaxation‘.
But it’s been anything but relaxing at the NEC Birmingham this week. And we’ve been there the whole time, diligently covering all the action with assorted high-tech tools and good old-fashioned trudging around and scrawling in notepads.
SMT Online supremo Brian Sims hosted numerous discussion and briefings and high-end talks – but still found time to keep all and sundry updated via the magic of Twitter. Find him at twitter.com/smtonlineeditor.
Security Installer boss Alan Hyder brought us a veritable tsunami of news excitement, including this piece on Norbain honcho Alun John’s observations of the state of the CCTV market, and details of Dedicated Micros’ strategy for the year ahead.
I contributed a techno-splodge of video items and photo galleries. These included bits from Cisco Systems, Samsungs Techwin and Electronics, Axis Communications, and a quick demo of an IFSEC Award-winning product from Concept Smoke Screen.
Speaking of the IFSEC 2009 Security Industry Awards – they happened! Oh yes. Hosted by John Sergeant. We had all the winners first! And a photo gallery of beautiful people. As well as some from the security industry. Ha ha ha. I jest. Or do I? Yes, I do.
We’ll have much more from IFSEC 2009 over the coming days and weeks, so keep coming back to info4security.com for your security news fix, information junkies.
I’m going to continue to have a decent lie down. See you next week. Here are some tigers and pumpkins.
As well as being one of the uglier pretend words bestowed upon us during the internet age, a ‘webinar’ is also a fantastic – and, crucially, FREE – educational and discussional opportunity. And your chance to take part in our free HD and IP CCTV webinar takes place tomorrow, May 6, at 3pm BST (that’s 1400 GMT, accuracy fans). Register now, and get involved!
Also offering high quality free content is QED, who will be presenting two seminars at IFSEC, both focused on helping installers sell and market their way through the recession. Totally worthwhile!
Oh yeah – apparently IFSEC is happening next week as well. You could visit the official website to browse through all of the exhibitors and educational features – as well as the high spec conference. Special.
And if you’re on newfangled 140-character excitement generation behemoth Twitter, you could follow me (Anthony Hildebrand – hi) or SMT Online editor Brian Sims, or Security Installer editor Alan Hyder – or even the official IFSEC folks. You’ll never miss a thing about anything ever! It’s like magic!