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The security week: Elections, explosions, and volcanoes

Hi there, buddy. The UK general election is fast approaching – it’s like the X Factor for politicians – and we’re continuing our coverage with this piece of CIPD analysis on the economic policies of the main parties. Topical.

Here at I4S we’re big fans of explosions – but only those carried out under carefully controlled conditions, of course. So we couldn’t resist these videos from Wrightstyle, pitting 500kg of TNT against its security glass. You should watch them.

A couple of studies were released this week – one claims that China’s security sector is beginning to make the move to IP; the other says integrators are focusing increasingly on ‘analysis and design’ of security systems. Fascinating.

We also featured the full award-winning essay by Irfan Pandor, who took out the graduate prize in the 2009 ASIS Student Writing Competition. It’s called ‘Leveraging low-cost/low-tech solutions for contemporary security challenges’. Download it here for free.

That volcano in Iceland has been in the news quite a bit recently, huh? Here’s a story about the way it affected some Axis Communications folks. Have a read – and let us know if your travel plans have been disrupted.

Each week, IFSEC 2010 seems to get a little closer. That’s due to the passage of time. And this week, we added a bunch more show preview coverage to the site. There’s information on Synectics, Raytec, Deister, APT, FAAC, Kentec, TDSi, Veracity, and Vicon. And Axxon is offering visitors to its stand the chance to win a VIP Grand Prix package. Details are here.

This week’s Song About Security is the classic Mack the Knife. We’ve opted for the Bobby Darin version. It’s about the scourge of knife crime.

Make sure you head over to Jobs for Security for all the latest security jobs – and to advertise your own vacancies.

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This is a video of an octopus making off with a man’s camera as he films underwater.

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The security week: Explosives, underwear and robots

Hello. It’s another one of those weekly digests where I pretend to be working hard in the office when, in actual fact, I have the day off. But let’s pretend it’s all normal and stuff, eh?

This week we had a lot of people interested in reading our story about the would-be assassin with the explosives hidden just inside the back door, so to speak. Ow.

Sticking to that particular zone, we also featured some knife-proof security long johns. Stylish!

New to the site is our latest Bench Test – it focuses on Samsung Techwin’s SPD-3750T dome camera. Check that thing out, why dontcha?

Yesterday the SIA said it was introducing new qualifications next year which would be linked to licensing. Interesting.

It’s also been a bit of a high-tech, futuristic week. We’ve had a new surveillance robot; some RATS in space; and a thermal look at the side of the moon Pink Floyd professed an interest in. Exciting!

I’m off to relax in my jacuzzi with a bevy of bikini-clad lovelies, somewhere in my secret lair on an island or a volcano or something. I’ll see you, in particular, next week.

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