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22nd March 2017 Issue no. 354
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The van was recovered the following morning south of Airdrie on Township Road 264 between 24 Street and Range Road 13, she said, but quipment and tools used to create keys as well as security information for some Calgary Housing Company buildings were missing from the van. It is estimated that the city will have to change locks on approximately 7,500 affordable housing units.
Airdrie RCMP Detachment at (403) 945-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at tipsubmit.com
Pinkerton, a global provider of risk management services and solutions with offices in Central London and Uxbridge and a blue chip client roster across the UK, has boosted its operations in Northern Europe with the acquisition of security consulting services provider, Seccredo AB.
It is an easy-to-use French door security lock that fits over the handles of conservatory and French doors, and works by holding the door handles in place. This makes sure the door mechanism cannot be opened, even if the locks are snapped or removed.Full Story
There are many legal issues arising out of the unfolding case of the Locksmiths vs the Search Engines. In their Motion to Dismiss, the search engines allege they are not responsible for their content. According to the motion, they are allowed to say anything with immunity under the Federal Communications Decency Act.
The Locksmiths of America class action lawsuit allege the search engines are responsible, unless a reference can be found from another search engine, web page, link or source, as the CDA requires not Google, Bing and Yahoo as the source.
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A white paper commissioned by the British Security Industry Association has established the importance of making purchase decisions based on quality - rather than initial purchase price alone - for end users of security solutions.
The paper, titled "The (Real) Price of Security Solutions - a white paper on the challenges of buying and selling high-quality security solutions", has been authored by Dr Terence Tse, an Associate Professor of Finance at ESCP Europe Business School. It was sponsored by BSIA member companies Securitas and ATEC Fire and Security.
Two new force ignition tools are available from Hickleys, these new tools provides auto locksmiths the ability to force the ignition on various makes and models that include Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda vehicles via the OBD socket when a key is unavailable.
Simply plug it into the vehicle's OBD port and then plug your key programmer to the opposite side.
Eurocell, the manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products, has bought PVC-U Window and Door hardware distributor, Security Hardware Ltd.
With a turnover of approximately £4 million, Willenhall-based Security Hardware specialises in domestic PVC-U door locks; door security hardware; window locks and window hardware; the company also offers a range of products for timber and composite door security. It operates through multi-channels - trade counter, direct sales and online.
A British firm will hold the keys to Australia's largest prison after outsourcing behemoth Serco won a £1.6 billion jail contract in the country.
By Lucy Tobin, Evening Standard
The FTSE 250 business is still known for prisoner scandal in this country, after Serco charged the Government to "tag" criminals who were actually dead or didn't even exist, and in 2015 lost a contract to run one of New Zealand's largest jails after reports that inmates filmed "fight club" videos in their cells.Full Story
Vanderbilt, a global leader in providing state-of-the-art security systems, has announced that its technology is currently being installed across Italy's Credito Cooperativo (BCC) consortium of banks. Work has already started on Banca di Cesena e Banca di GATTEO di Credito Cooperativo S.Coop, which is benefitting from the specification of Vanderbilt's SPC5000 and SPC6000 control panels, which provide effective integration of intrusion and access functionality.
BCCs are found throughout the length and breadth of Italy and have served local communities for the past 134 years.
A new study, which estimates the carbon footprint of burglary prevention measures, has found that the best options from both an environmental and security point of view are door and window locks. This is because they are not only more effective at preventing crime, but also more environmentally friendly, having a much lower carbon footprint than other measures, such as burglar alarms or CCTV.
The study, which was led by University of Surrey Engineering Doctorate student Helen Skudder, also found that many burglary prevention measures installed individually or in combination, produce less carbon emissions than an incidence of burglary.
Comelit's IP (ViP) video door entry and access control solution has been used to secure apartments and townhouses at an exclusive gated mews development in Twickenham, built by nationwide property developer, St James. Brewery Wharf, situated on a tributary of the Thames in south-west London, features 82 warehouse-style flats spread across three blocks and 28 gated houses built in a Georgian style.
St James, a member of The Berkeley Group, opted to secure the upmarket riverside development using Comelit's award-winning 3one6 Sense digital entrance panels, which feature a built-in colour camera. The panels have been installed at all the entrances around the complex and are connected over a dedicated Cat6 network.
Skills for Security is delighted to announce the appointment of Joey Hambidge to the position of Operations Manager. Joey's role at Skills for Security has been newly created to provide the organisation with essential operational support, and he will be responsible for a broad remit including accreditations, apprenticeship standards, qualifications and the day-to-day management of Skills' operations and staff.
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Introduced in early 2016, the MLA's change to a Modular Training Programme has been a huge success, not only from a student numbers perspective, but also from a student feedback perspective! In fact, one recent student, Paul Medway, said: "... taught by two very knowledgeable tutors who were on hand when ever myself or fellow pupils needed some advice.
Hickleys, the vehicle key programming specialist, are explaining the opportunities in key programming at a number of presentations being held around the country during 2017.
The Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter, has launched a national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales, which has been endorsed by the British Security Industry Association.
Agreement expands portfolio of innovative, independent, security system solutions with flexible integration within surveillance, alarm receiving, incident control, reporting, building management and other applications.
Send For Help - the largest lone worker protection provider in the World is one of the first companies to be successfully audited against the latest version of BS 8484:2016 - the standard for the provision of lone worker device services.