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.
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!
Hiya! I’m pressed for time today, so this missive is nasty, brutish, and short. Well, it’s short, anyway.
First up is Baroness Ruth Henig, who has been reappointed as the chairman of the Security Industry Authority for another three years. Soon she will have tenure.
Then there’s Nicholas Smith of Scyron, who looks at the impact of police forces using Body Worn Video – and its future potential and pitfalls. Science fact?
Axis Communications are also claiming a first in the UK – providing a council with an all-wireless IP surveillance system. Crikey.
And as usual, our man in Bangalore, Verghese Joseph, has provided a trove of India-focused security stories. Check them all out on our I4S India channel.
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!
It’s Friday, so in many cases it’s the end of the working week. Hooray! And apologies if not. Here’s some security news to cheer you up!
It’s not often we get to talk about Argos, the UK’s premier great value but slightly depressing retail experience provider. They’ve teamed up with VSG for some security provision excitement. Lovely.
Speaking of retailers, Loomis is working with Sainsbury’s. That’s an effective partnership!
And IFSEC India 2009 is taking place right now. Our I4S India editor, Verghese Joseph, spoke exclusively to Delhi’s chief minister, the delightfully named Sheila Dikshit, at the event’s opening. Check out I4S India for more stories direct from the show.
This week’s Song About Security is the sublime and powerful ‘Girls on Film’ by Duran Duran. Click through to find out why.
Don’t forget, if you missed it last week, that you can find all of the winners of the 2009 Security Excellence Awards here. Then have a look at these galleries of the winners themselves, and the glamorous folks what attended. Beautiful!
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!
The day has finally arrived! Yes, it’s Thursday. That also means that the Security Excellence Awards 2009 are happening this very night! Wow. I am literally crying with anticipation. Not only will I be there, presenting an award and that – I’ll also be updating my Twitter account – twitter.com/info4security – live from the event, so you can read about the category winners as they’re announced, as well as whatever other pithy bits and pieces I can think of.
To get you in the mood, we have a fantastic video of CCTV in action. It’s a drunk man attempting to buy some beer. It’s very amusing. You should watch it.
It’s also that time of the fortnight when Security Installer editor Alan Hyder strips down to his metaphorical undergarments and dives headlong into the murky pond of security issues, emerging only when he has located and retrieved the valuable, muddy nuggets of opinion and analysis hidden therein. In other words, it’s his SI Editor’s View column. Yes!
Also not far off is the beginning of IFSEC India. Our I4S India editor Verghese Joseph chats to organiser Nigel Brown.
And in addition to all of this untrammelled excitement, there’s hard drive destruction; a big contract win in China for BlueStar SecuTech; and some access control for luxury Hong Kong flats. Hoorah!