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23rd March 2016 Issue no. 305
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by Darren Paul
The information security market will hit US$170 billion by 2020, a growth projection of some US$100 billion (£70 billion) from current figures according to analyst firms.Full Story
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This Week's News
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is delighted to announce the date for the first Liverpool Crime Prevention Exhibition and Conference which will be held at the The Crowne Plaza Hotel on the 25th May 2016.
To help lock specialists get easier and more profitable sales ABUS launched its ModularMX cylinder system, compatible with existing ABUS Bravus, Vitess and Zolit euro double and thumbturn patented and trademark protected cylinder systems. ModularMX offers maximum flexibility for quick tool free modification and fitting of nickel cylinders ranging from 30/30mm to 70/70mm - without the need for stock of every cylinder size.
Locksmiths driving to an on-site service call or emergency callout, won't know the cylinder lengths required: ABUS ModularMX offers the ideal solution. The Modular system variants allow locksmiths to react to the onsite requirements in a flexible and secure manner, saving time, stock and avoiding costly return trips.
Security is an important issue in the home. Insurers usually insist upon the main exterior doors of a property being fitted with a mortice deadlock with at least five levers that conforms to BS3621:2007 or equivalent.
Where a homeowner or architect has chosen a wooden double-leaf or stable exterior door the issue is complicated by the need for additional key operated security bolts top and bottom, positioned vertically, not against the opposing leaf.
With the vast array of security solutions currently available on the market, from access control for gates, to 24 hour CCTV coverage and sophisticated intruder alarms; choosing the right system to fully meet your needs can be a difficult task.
However, the choice can be made much more simple if you consider the options available to you during the planning stages of the new-build process.
Established in 1997, Advanced Access Ltd is the leading independent trade distributor of Access Control and door entry systems in the UK.
ITS Products Limited has developed a recess mounting kit for the VB series of Canon mini-domes that preserves optimum coverage for end-users while minimising visual impact of the camera on its surroundings.
The mounting kit is designed for environments where the camera must function to full potential without distracting people or compromising building aesthetics. Installers will benefit from the unit in scenarios such as hotel corridors where proprietors want guests to be reassured as to their personal safety and the security of their belongings but at no time feel that surveillance is excessive.
Now available in over 80 different countries, Tradelock's new and improved website with a host of new features has been launched! Easier to navigate and easier to add items to your basket; customers should find the new, attractive design and clear layout simple to use and easier to find exactly what they are looking for.
With additional features including special offers; which are now visible on the homepage along with a link to the product and a clearly marked price. Shoppers will also have help looking for the items they want with suggestions to related products. The 'customers who bought this also bought' link will help shoppers find exactly what they are looking for without having to search through different categories and scroll through the hundreds of products.
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is proud to announce the winners of its Regional Security Personnel Awards 2016.
Executive Alarms has installed ACT access control equipment at All Souls College, University of Oxford. The College was founded in 1438 and one of the main challenges was to safeguard people and property without affecting the visual appeal of buildings from the reign of Henry VI.
All Souls is benefiting from the latest version of ACT's management software, ACTenterprise. This is a role-based platform with functionality available to users according to their specific needs (e.g. installer, security guard, system administrator) and which offers operators the look and feel of a web browser experience.
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VPS Site Security, specialists in protecting large and remote locations from construction sites to railways, and Costain, the British construction and civil engineering company, have been selected as a finalist in the Commercial Innovation category of the 2016 Construction News Awards.
Vehicle trackers are a small device that can be fitted to any sort of vehicle, and through tracking the vehicle via a GPS signal they offer businesses are huge amount of benefits.
But why go to the expense of implementing a vehicle tracking system? Here are ten of the most common reasons.
The ICO has launched a self-assessment tool that will help small and medium sized organisations (SMEs) to assess their compliance with the Data Protection Act. The toolkit provides handy links to relevant guidance and further information. It will generate an assessment rating based on user responses.