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25th April 2018 Issue no. 407
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MOBOTIX, a leading provider of digital, high-resolution and network-based video security systems has been named a Platinum partner by Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions.
When Kestrel Aluminium Systems took Lock Lock to an official, independent test house for the PAS 24 assessment of a door, the handle withstood some of the most rigorous abuse ever seen on a test video for a product of this type.
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Loxal Security's revolutionary Block Lock - which utilises the company's unique and revolutionary IDACS technology (Intelligent Digital Access Control System) - has been recognised for its capabilities to deter and reduce crime by Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.
It is the second of Loxal's products to be accredited by SBD in the last 18 months.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation enforced by the European Union to strengthen data protection for everyone within the EU, and will affect all businesses that sell goods or services to people within the EU.
The GDPR will come into force in the EU on 25 May 2018, and at this point all organisations, including automotive locksmiths, that hold personal data of individuals will have to get all current data up to standard and abide by these strict data privacy regulations, or else be faced with heavy fines.
In an ever-growing digital world, the aim of GDPR is to put the control of personal data back into an individual's hands, and to protect people from privacy and data breaches. Personal data is any information that can identify a person - from their name, photo, email address, bank details, social media information, medical data, or even a computer IP address.
Here 3D Group highlight where you need to start with GDPR:Full Story
Leeds lock manufacturer Pickersgill-Kaye has secured a contract worth nearly half a million pounds to supply London Underground with new safety critical equipment, as part of the refurbishment programme for the Metro-Cammell (now Alstom) 1972 rolling stock.
Pickersgill-Kaye, a trading division of ASSA ABLOY the global leader in door opening solutions, will provide the capital's carriages operating on the Bakerloo line, one of the most important routes on London Underground's system, with 1,400 emergency alarm-pull handle units.
Send For Help - the largest lone worker protection firm in the world which provides 24/7 emergency response via personal safety alarms - has been included in this year's prestigious Financial Times "FT1000" list of Europe's fastest growing companies.
The list comprises of the top 1000 companies in 31 countries across Europe that have achieved the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2013 and 2016.
Hartmut Sprave succeeds Dr. Oliver Gabel, who had resigned in November, and his experience includes many years in software and hardware development. He is expected to take up his role by 1 September 2018 at the latest.
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It can be a tricky topic where businesses are concerned... However, the grey fleet - which refers to any vehicle used for making a work-related journey, which is not owned or leased by the organisation itself - can be managed effectively when the right steps are taken.
By now everybody will be aware of the sad demise of Codringtons. Kenny Little, known to everybody in the trade is now running a brand new company; Q-Locks and is focusing on the Anker and BiLock aspects of the old company. All the old suiting records have also been transferred so there is also continuity with profiles etc.
The remaining stock of the other product ranges has been transferred to Morlands who will be continuing with EVVA and many of the other product ranges. More information from:
To buy or not to buy?
Buying new machinery is daunting for the most of us, no matter the size or profit margins of your business. The automotive locksmith industry is known for the need to invest in order to stay on top of your game, but do you really need to invest?