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21st September 2016 Issue no. 329
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Every September 11 anniversary prompts an examination of what has-or hasn't-happened in the ongoing quest to make air travel safer. And while the U.S. has spent an estimated nearly $100 billion to secure airports and airplanes since the attack, one thing is certain: more needs to be done.Full Story
It stops bump keys that are available online and open locked doors nearly as fast as a working key, and it requires no tools to make it work - just attach, wrap and firmly press the fabric together.
The security company that employed the Orlando nightclub shooter has been fined for including false psychological testing information on forms allowing employees to carry guns.
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By Brendan Cole
China is Britain's biggest supplier of surveillance equipment in revelations that have led to security experts questioning the oversight of Beijing's investment in the country. The Chinese government controls Hikvision which has sold more than one million closed-circuit television cameras and recorders to UK clients which have been used in airports, stadiums and the London Tube.Full Story
Urmet has introduced a brushed stainless steel version of its market-leading Elekta door entry panel with a flush profile fascia. The Elekta INOX was developed in collaboration with architects and has minimal visual impact, thus preserving the aesthetics of a building's design.
A visitor using the Elekta panel sees information displayed on a 3.5-inch screen. The panel's built-in wide-angle colour camera captures images of the visitor and the resident views this on an internal monitor within their apartment.
SSAIB, the UK and Ireland's leading fire, security and telecare certification body, has announced a new series of its popular half-day Regional Forums, to be held around England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Starting this autumn, a range of provisional dates is also scheduled for 2017.
SSAIB.org will be posting full details of all the dates, locations and venues, with this autumn's events already confirmed as taking place in Plymouth on 11th October, Swindon on 12th October and Cardiff on 13th October.
Want to unlock your skills further? Want to progress your career? Whether you're thinking of adding auto services to your current ones, are starting out in the industry or just want to advance your skills further - the Genuine Lishi Training Academy will help you open all the right doors.
Tradelocks offer a range of auto courses at their very own Genuine Lishi Training Academy which is located at their premises in Whitefield, Greater Manchester. The courses span from just 1 day to over a week and you'll be shown full hospitality by Tradelocks with a buffet lunch and refreshments all day.
Since the Brexit result in June, from governments down there is international uncertainty concerning the UK's future trading position. Uncertainty brings speculation, resulting in the dramatic decline of the value of the £ against both the € and the $.
The £'s decline has already forced many UK suppliers and manufacturers dependent on goods supplied from Europe or China to increase their prices, often with a double digit percentage. Neither the UK hardware and security market in general nor ABUS in particular are immune from these issues. ABUS UK is reliant on supply of quality products supplied in €s from Germany, and in $s from our factories in China.
The European Union is set to extend some security rules currently only applicable to telecom operators to web services such as WhatsApp, Skype and Apple's FaceTime, according to a draft proposal.
The European Commission, the EU executive, will unveil a proposed reform of its 15-year-old telecom rules next week in which it will extend some provisions to web companies offering calls and messages over the Internet, so-called "over the top players."Full Story
The multi-national PLC which was previously based in Walsall, West Midlands, has now moved to brand new, modern premises in the second city, Birmingham. The relocation has been in response to its rapid growth through numerous acquisitions within the last two years.
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They are the latest craze to hit the high street - mobile phones so small they fit in the palm of your hand. But security sources fear the new generation of micro mobiles could let extremists recruit and plan terror from behind bars.
The Mail on Sunday newspaper has established that their astonishingly small size - less than 3 inches - means growing numbers of the phones are already smuggled into jail and used by criminals and extremists.Full Story
Hickleys are selling off many of their used, ex-demo, display and training centre key cutting machines in a massive September sale.
They have a large range of electronic and duplication machines in excellent condition and at knock down prices. Often there is only one or two of each type so they are sold on a 1st come 1st served basis and once they're gone they're gone!
All units come with all necessary equipment, warranty and support, often the machines are in perfect condition with only the packaging that is missing.
There's a new Bianchi Ninja with £700 off, an ex-demo Keyline 994 (BD Lazer) with £1400 off.
For those with limited budget wanting cut to code we have a few Chacka Bay electronic machines capable of cutting Car Lazer and cylinder keys to code and a large range of duplication machines for Tibbe, cylinder (edge), Lazer, tubular and mortice. The full range can be viewed here: www.hickleys.com
You need to register for this show - even if you have been before. Will save you waiting while we print your badge http://alex.lockexpo.co.uk/visitor-registration/
All the leading suppliers of the equipment needed to perform this work will be exhibiting at the show. Even if you're only mildly curious, come and see what it is all about. Check the website www.alexpo.co.uk for more details or to register for free.
The results, including increased viewing distances and image quality without a major impact on bandwidth, have been remarkable - and could revolutionise the way Salford uses CCTV cameras in future.
The tragic death of a woman who died after getting caught in an automatic car park door underlines the need for all those responsible for automated doors to ensure they are safe. So says the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF), the trade body which represents suppliers, installers and maintainers of powered doors, gates and traffic barriers.
The woman, understood to be in her 30s, is thought to have got into difficulty while accessing the automatic rolling shutter at a private parking basement at an apartment complex in Cambridge. The accident is being investigated by the police and the Health & Safety Executive.
August 26th saw a selection of locksmiths attend the first ABUS Cylinder Systems Roadshow at the Mariott Hotel in Waltham Abbey. This event was ABUS' first in a series of roadshows designed to host a small, individually selected group of locksmiths, allowing them the opportunity to meet and liaise with the ABUS UK Sales Director, Product Manager and Sales Team Manager along with the export product manager from ABUS headquarters in Germany.