Well hello there. Welcome to your weekly dose of I4S high-octane security news excitement. Let’s get straight into it.
As promised last week, here’s the full report and video from Panasonic’s Smart HD launch in Japan. It’s some interesting stuff.
As is his wont, SMT Online editor Brian Sims has been chatting to the movers and shakers in the industry. This time around it was the turn of David Taylor-Smith, CEO of G4S Secure Solutions in the UK and Ireland. Interviewtastic. And G4S Technology has helped to secure the Yell Group – the folks behind the yellow pages.
Brian was also on the scene as data protection compliance bods CameraWatch awarded North Lanarkshire CCTV its Platinum Level 1 status. Now THAT’s compliant!
Adam Bernstein returns with some more legal advice for the security industry. This time he’s looking at the new laws introduced in 2010 – and those that are likely to come into effect in future. We’ve also got an update on what security companies should do if they are visited by a Health and Safety inspector…
In other security news, a CCTV research project at the University of Reading has been praised by the UK Home Office; a report into the gate operator industry offers a little hope; the use of video analytics is on the rise, apparently; and the HDcctv Alliance has gained five new members.
Do you like or dislike Jeremy Clarkson? It doesn’t really matter either way. He simply exists, doesn’t he? Click here to read Brian’s appraisal of the Top Gear man’s views on security officers.
Our Song About Security this week comes courtesy of 90s UK indie-pop titans Carter USM. It’s got Blakey from On The Buses in the video. Wow!
For your general edification and enjoyment, here’s a weird and slightly dodgy karaoke version of USA for Africa’s ‘We Are The World’. Why? No idea.
Hello again. It’s time for another short sharp burst of invigorating security news. Enjoy!
Here’s some video of a gang of robbers – UK robbers, no less! – who have smashed and bashed their way into a Dutch shop to access its ATM. What bounders.
And here’s a lovely award for Integrated Design Limited. It’s from the Queen and everything!
We’ve learnt today about IFSEC India attracting a whole heap of business for its exhibitors; about the establishment of a new video analytics firm by some of the folks who used to work for Dowshu; and about some new analogue JVC cameras – with a little video demo for your viewing pleasure.
There are also other things!
Another week of security news tastes and flavours here at I4S. Let’s tuck in.
First up is Brian Sims’ exclusive interview with Norbain boss Alun John, in which John addresses issues raised in our CCTV End User Survey, and recent CCTV criticisms. He’s making his voice heard. What do you think?
Our intrepid SMT Online editor has also been busy this week at the Security Institute’s annual conference, where he filed a number of reports, including this one on MP Bruce George’s hard-hitting look at regulation; and Andy Williams’ investigations into in-house versus contracted-in manned guarding. Interesting.
Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has also had his nose to the grindstone – in addition to his own SI Editor’s View column, he has brought us the latest instalment of Jon’s Top 5, looking at video analytics; and Gerard Honey’s look at training courses for installers. There’s also a black box for installer vans. Ride on time.
And over on I4S India, editor Verghese Joseph has written about the Indian celebrities most likely to damage your computer, as well as the security preparations for next year’s Commonwealth Games.
This week’s Song About Security comes from faintly ludicrous New Wave of British Heavy Metal titans Judas Priest. Check out the amazing video to ‘Breaking the Law’. Dangerous!
Today SMT Online’s intrepid editor Brian Sims has more reports from the Security Institute’s annual conference, where Andy Williams discussed the in-house versus outsourced options for manned security provision; and the SIA’s Ruth Henig talked about training in regard to licensing. Weighty stuff.
Recently Geoff Thiel of VCA discussed ‘edge’ versus ‘centre’ uses of video analytics software. Now ioimage has released its latest ioicam, which features video analytics capabilities hosted within the camera.
ESPlus have gone and been very nice corporate citizens – assisting a Cancer Research shop by providing security equipment. That’s nice of them!
And in Australia, RemGuard has helped a bowling club to ward off criminals. Groovy.
Don’t go forgetting about IFSEC India. It’s happening soon.
What a week of security news it’s been, eh? It was crazy!
How’s this? It’s a bit of an in-depth look at one of the questions in our CCTV End User Survey – this time dealing with performance expectations. Wow!
SMT Online editor Brian Sims this week looked at the security implications following the latest bit of football violence following the West Ham/Millwall match, in his SMT Online Editor’s View. And this week’s Song About Security focuses on that very topic as well.
We’ve also got a couple of articles on the furore surrounding the London Met Police report into the effectiveness of CCTV for crime solving – here’s take one; and here’s take two. Double fun!
Don’t forget to check out our latest Bench Test; get some words of advice from the Access Control Doctor; and find out about the debate surrounding using video analytics at the edge or centre of a CCTV system. Mind blowing!
Don’t forget to register for IFSEC India 2009, Internal Security India, and the one day Counter Terror India event. You’ll have the time of your life.
Ahoy! It’s time to get stuck into some meaty issues of the security kind. So let’s do that, shall we?
First up is Geoff Thiel of VCA Technology, who looks at the thorny issue of whether video analytics is best used at the edge or the centre of CCTV systems. Gripping stuff!
Then SMT Online editor Brian Sims looks at the re-emergence of football hooliganism and violence in his SMT Online Editor’s View – focusing on the riots at the recent West Ham/Millwall match.
Elsewhere there’s a guide to key management in car dealerships; Visimetrics and IndigoVision providing IP video solutions for two different Glasgow sites; and AVG Technologies expanding its partner network. Charming!
We’ve matched the author’s surname to the story today, as lawyer Paul Housego puts the boot in to the SIA’s decision not to license in-house security officers. It’s precision stuff.
Security Installer editor Alan Hyder has donned his metaphorical dancing shoes and hat and bootscooted all over the security opinion dancefloor in his SI Editor’s View. Impressive.
Those helpful folks at the British Security Industry Association have published a guide to video content analysis, or video analytics, as most folks like to say.
And we’ve also got an inside view on using the Approved Contractor Scheme to choose a security provider. It’s very exciting!
Hello, security news groovesters. Today Security Installer editor Alan Hyder brings us the details of a new report that looks at the winners and losers in the security market. Compelling reading!
We’ve also got a Siemens CCTV upgrade for Preston North End Football Club. That’s some glamorous stuff!
Everybody loves video analytics, and today ioimage brings us the delightful story of some video analytics protecting water tanks. There’s also an excellent photo!
Over on I4S India, the government is mulling a ‘mega city policing plan‘. That really does sound quite mega.
Speaking of India, why not either be there or go there and then visit IFSEC India? That would be good. Also on then is Internal Security India and Firex India. Some super added value stuff there, mark my words. Word!
Hello. Our shapeshifting CCTV Doctor is back in action today – this time he’s answering a reader question on CCTV being used in a publicly parked car. Whatever next?
Video analytics and Sweden go together like trampolining dwarves and the avoidance of yawning hippopotami. So, unsurprisingly, here is a story about video analytics being used there – for the forces of good!
We’ve also got a story about the German embassy in Moscow; Advance Security’s work in Scotland; the Indian security spectrum; and remote monitoring with Crown and Siemens.
A reminder: enter the Security Excellence Awards. These awards are so prestigious that winning one – according to legend – allows you five magical wishes, redeemable with any supernatural being.