Welcome to December, weekly security news digest aficionados. It’s great to see your smiling faces. Even yours.
Today’s missive is, in part, a tribute to Security Installer editor Alan Hyder, who leaves us today after 15 years at the helm of the magazine. Alan is well-loved and respected throughout the security industry, and will be missed greatly – not least by myself.
I’ve worked with Alan for over five years now, firstly as assistant editor on Security Installer, and now on info4security. He has always been a great source of advice and encouragement, and always ready with a joke in a stressful situation. Also in a non-stressful situation. He is also irresistible to ladies. Fact.
Here’s Alan’s last SI Editor’s View column – and, as a very special mark of respect, I’ve allowed him to select this week’s Song About Security. Tributes don’t come any more spectacular and glamorous than that.
In other news this week, we’ve had our latest Bench Test hit the site. This time it’s the Vidilanz Xtern-Cam outdoor wireless camera. How did it fare etc? Find out by clicking and reading!
And why not check out some CCTV footage of a meteor in the South African night sky? It’s dead impressive.
You can also investigate the best read stories on I4S in November; the Home Office releasing its policing white paper; and ADI and Pelco working together in an IP kinda fashion. Heavyweight security news for the discerning professional.
It’s one of those glorious days where we unveil a new Bench Test – and this time around it’s the Vidilanz Xtern-Cam, a wireless outdoor number. It’s easy to find out more. Simply click this link here and use your eyes, brain, and literacy powers to read about things. Ace!
We’ve also got some information about how to make your Christmas fun ID fraud-free. It’s like giving yourself the gift of not worrying about someone stealing your identity. (Note: If someone steals your identity, and then you meet them, you are obliged to take on their identity, live in their house, feed their kids, etc. That is my understanding, anyway.)
Also happening today: an integrated solution from Reliance for a Civic Centre; an award for training for a new recruitment firm; some nuclear security excitement; and the formal merger of Axis Security and Temple Security. A delightful twosome.