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September 2011 News

Welcome to the September issue of Hi-Tech Security Solutions. The second half of the year is a hectic one for us. No sooner have we managed to pull off another successful Retail Risk event (see the review in the next issue in our Retail vertical focus), than we are into the 2011 version of IFSEC SA (you may have seen our preview last month). It looks as if this year’s IFSEC is going to be awesome. It is bigger and better than ever before, as is the Hi-Tech Security Solutions’ stand, be sure to drop by.

Then, before we can say ‘IFSEC is over’, it is time for the 2011 iLegal conference where we focus on the legal use of CCTV in fighting crime, and specifically look at the problem of syndicates this year. Those of us at Retail Risk saw footage taken of a retail heist, which was quite traumatic to just view after the fact. iLegal 2011 will examine how to use your CCTV data as an intelligence source that extends your protection proactively.

Finally, we have the new IP Expo in November as well as the return of the BiometriX conference. Quite a handful of conferences that cannot be missed. While IP Expo is not strictly security focused, neither was the Miro IP Conference, but it proved to be one of those events you did not want to miss. It was a must-attend for those involved in IP. We have a short review of it in this issue.

And do not forget our Access and Identity Management Handbook due out in November. It is the ultimate handbook including access and identity issues, trends and case studies showing what real businesses are doing in this space today, from simple T&A through to complex identity management implementations.

Never enough pixels

I would be remiss to miss an opportunity to waffle on about technology, so let me go off on a tangent and mention what some are calling gigapixel photography. I stumbled across some very cool information on Gigapixel Wide Area Surveillance recently (you can find it at www.ipconfigure.com/products/GWAS/index.html). If you thought megapixel or HD was good, or even Arecont’s 20 megapixel camera or Dallmeier’s Panomera, you have to see what these guys have done with 16 megapixel cameras.

You can also see some gigapixel photography at www.gigapixelphotography.com. The zooming capabilities are amazing. Guess we will have to see if anyone at iLegal 2011 wants to talk about it – and give us one to play with.

Be sure to check out who is who in the world of DVRs and NVRs in this issue.

Andrew Seldon



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