The Security Week That Was: A Recap - June 24-30, 2006

SIW Editor Geoff Kohl gives a weekly surveillance of news shaping your profession


Odd Security Story of the Week

"Guard of the Week" could very well have been earned by a security guard at the Berns Hotel in Stockholm. The guard allegedly suffered an attack from Guns ‘N’ Roses rocker Axl Rose and was bitten in the process. In our opinion, the summary quote from the news story tells all: "He was deemed too intoxicated to be questioned right away," said a police spokeswoman -- referring to Rose, not the injured guard.

Also this week...

Brink’s dedicated its new monitoring facility in Knoxville, Tenn. ... ADI has agreed to distribute Bandit Solutions’ anti-burglary fog systems. ... GE joined other leading companies to support the newly formed International Container Standards Organization, which would purportedly develop standards for cargo container security. ... Those standards, of course, will come too late for two stowaways who died in containers headed to Miami by vessel. ... Gaming security was big news this week, especially following a shooting in a Vegas off-strip casino which left one man dead. During the same week, Harrah’s and integrator North American Video unveiled the sizzling surveillance video monitoring set-up that would be used for the World Series of Poker at the Harrah’s owned Rio casino and hotel.