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19th April 2017 Issue no. 358
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1. By selling the gadget as an upgrade when attending a vehicle lockout situation.
By Sina Gebre-Ab
A bill that would require locksmiths to undergo background checks before entering your home or car is now closer to becoming law. The bill was passed unanimously in the South Carolina State House of Representatives and is now making its way through the state senate. The bill was drafted after a North Myrtle Beach sexual molestation case involving a locksmith.
Representative Gregory Duckworth says currently it's too easy for just anyone to enter your home. "Anybody could do it," says Duckworth. "You could walk right out of jail and open a locksmith business. It's insane."Full Story
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Lock Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. The global lock market to grow at a CAGR of 6.03% during the period 2017-2021.
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Obsidian is one of the new residential smart locks shown by Kwikset at ISC West, and will be available later in the year. Said to be among the first on the market with the Z-Wave 500 Series chipset, Obsidian offers a number of enhancements including extended wireless range and security features reducing the vulnerability of the network.
Obsidian eliminates the need for traditional keys, and will be available with standalone and connected options, enabling users to lock and unlock their front doors using the sleek black touchscreen or their smartphones. The lock's all-metal interior has advanced mechanical and electronic security features, whilst eliminating the keyway removes the threat of picking or bumping.
A number of vehicles were allegedly stolen by a locksmith at a Wisconsin airport. Forty-six-year-old Anthony Larson of Milwaukee has reportedly admitted stealing nine cars and vans parked at Milwaukee's Mitchell International, and park and ride lots around the area.
Prosecutors say Larson changed the vehicles' I-D numbers and sold them on Craigslist to unsuspecting buyers in Minnesota and Illinois. Officials say Larson stole mostly Chrysler Town and Country vans. He reportedly told officers that an airport parking garage gave him a large choice of vehicles to take without many security cameras watching. Larson is free on a signature bond, and he's due back in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on May 1st for a preliminary hearing on four felony vehicle theft counts.
The 14-acre complex is one of the capital's most recognisable landmarks, with a frontage and statues that are known to television viewers around the world. Many features are Grade II-listed and will remain as part of the new residential, leisure and commercial complex.
By Jai Vijayan
The insider threat issue is well-understood and something that countless surveys have shown poses almost as big a risk to enterprise data security as external attackers.
A report from Dtex this week offers a slightly different look at the problem by highlighting some of the clues that organizations should be looking for to detect and stop insiders engaged in malicious or negligent behaviors. The Dtex report is based on an analysis of risk assessments conducted by a sample of its customer base. A stunning 95% of the assessments showed employees to be engaged in activities designed to bypass security and web-browsing restrictions at their organizations.Full Story
SECO-LARM USA, Inc. has started shipping the new Split Series Keypad with Proximity Reader. The SK-4131-SPSQ adds an extra layer of security - the keypad and controller are separate; preventing access via keypad tampering. A simple 3-wire connection between the keypad and controller make installation easy.
The Split Series Keypad supports up to 1,200 users and all of the features are programmable directly from the keypad. It also has a built-in proximity card reader that is compatible with proximity cards and proximity key fobs. Other features include illuminated keys, programmable egress input, door sensor input, and an interlocking input for connecting a second keypad for man trap applications.
The global market for smart locks is highly fragmented in structure, finds a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). Innovation and product development is primary strategy adopted by key players, namely, Panasonic, AugustHome, Honeywell, and Kwikset to remain competitive in the market. However, their focus is likely to shift towards mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships in the near future for business expansion.
As per TMR, the worldwide market for smart locks was worth US$226.7 mn in 2015. Researchers expect the opportunity in this market to increase at a CAGR of 18.30% during the period from 2016 to 2024 and reach US$1.01 bn by the end of the forecast period. The commercial sector emerged as the key application area of smart locks in 2015. On the grounds of the advancements in the
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According to a report in the UK's Sunday Telegraph, Britain's airports and nuclear power stations have been told to tighten their defences against terrorist attacks in the face of increased threats to electronic security systems.
Traders have welcomed a move to get the locksmith industry regulated after a spate of thefts from vans in Bedfordshire. Tibbe Key tools, which allow people to unlock Ford Transit vans, are readily available online, with sites including Amazon advertising them for sale. Now the Masters Locksmiths Association (MLA) is working with the government and police to stop people claiming they are locksmiths to buy the tools.Full Story
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has excelled in a recent audit to achieve certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality standard.
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