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20th April 2016 Issue no. 309
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Allegion are running a Twitter based competition called #SpottedBriton and it is to see where their Briton products are installed.
"Briton products are durable, hard-wearing and long-lasting, and recently we’ve spotted loads of Briton products that were installed years ago, and are still going strong today! We’re interested to see which Briton products you spot out and about, and learn where our products are installed. Win a £50 shopping voucher!"
Information Security has become top of the agenda when it comes to what businesses see as their biggest threat, according to NTT Com Security. A quarter of survey respondents said they were certain they would be a victim of a cybersecurity incident, with another 40% saying they were pretty sure they would be hit. On average, a breach would cost companies just short of $1m (£0.69m).
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This Week's News
Defeat the ABS 3* Cylinder with the new tool from Tradelocks! The brand new 'ABS Opening Tool' (not manufactured by ABS), guarantees access to the ABS 3* Kitemarked Cylinder, in just minutes, with little to no prior knowledge of locks.
3* cylinders are the highest rated locks and harder to get into then standard non-kitemarked or 1* Kitemarked locks. But the new opening tool which specifically tackles the ABS 3* cylinder, has been designed by Tradelocks to undermine the dimple keyway that ABS, amongst others, have used. It is a semi-destructive opening tool as it does snap some of the pins inside the cylinder. But, if used correctly, the original key should still work even once the cylinder has been defeated - leaving almost no trace of entry.
By Brian Morland - Curator of 'The History of Locks' Museum.
Everybody knows the Chubb Security Range lock, the 3G110, sometimes also known as the Castle Security Range. Some long standing locksmiths will also know that it was Bill Stanton, whilst with Chubb's R&D department, who developed and patented the lock on behalf of his firm.
GJD's innovative D-TECT 3 IP external motion detector is designed to be an advanced replacement for traditional analogue detectors. The D-TECT 3 IP combines all of the versatile benefits of the company's D-TECT 3, coupled with IP connectivity to provide reliable IP based security detection.
The intelligent pairing of quad element PIR and microwave detection technologies, enables the DTECT 3 IP to effectively pinpoint intruders and ensure nuisance triggers are kept to an absolute minimum.
Pro-Vision Distribution Limited, the distributor of branded CCTV and access control equipment, has recently signed an agreement to supply and support the full portfolio of equipment from TDSi - one of the UK's leading international suppliers of integrated access control systems.
TDSi has been manufacturing and supplying access control systems for over 30 years. Under the agreement, Pro-Vision Distribution will sell and support everything from stand-alone, entry-level products right through to sophisticated multi-application management systems. This includes a wide selection of controllers, readers, software systems and accessories together with products developed for specific sector applications.
Jacksons Fencing one of the UK's leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and access control systems, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the hotly contested 'Data Centre Physical Security & Fire Suppression Product of the Year' category at this years DCS Awards.
The DCS awards were created to acknowledge and reward product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data centre arena.
The CEO of Malwarebytes has said that he wants to "reinvent" security by being to end-point security what the App Store is to an iPhone. The anti-malware vendor recently scored $50m (£35m) in funding, just eight years after it was founded by Polish-born entrepreneur Marcin Klecyznski when he was 18.Full Story
April showers combined with some warm temperatures has seen an explosion of growth in the garden. Unkempt lawns, hedges or grounds surrounding such properties attracts unwanted attention, particularly for properties that are temporarily vacant.
Every government around the world takes the safety and security of its elected representatives and personnel extremely seriously. This is certainly the case in Jordan where the 150 elected Representatives in the national parliament recently benefited from a complete upgrade of their CCTV surveillance system.
Veracity has announced that Hanwha Techwin will soon be able to provide Veracity's COLDSTORE and TRINITY surveillance storage solutions through Hanwha Techwin's normal distribution channels. The global marketing partnership was formalised in a signing ceremony at Veracity's headquarters in Prestwick, UK.
Mr Cheol Kyo Kim, President and CEO of Hanwha Techwin and Mr Alastair McLeod, Group CEO of Veracity UK Ltd concluded the deal and are delighted at the prospects of the collaboration. The deal includes the exclusive global rights for Hanwha delivery of the latest tamper-proof IP camera connection system called Linklock, which protects otherwise vulnerable external-to-building IP connections used for IP cameras.
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The MLA has announced their show dates for 2017- it will be at the Telford centre again and Friday 6th October 2017 -Saturday 7th and Sunday the 8th. See the website for updates.
By Colin McClements
The article is designed to give you an overview of the different types of drills and equipment to assist in using the correct tool for the job.
Advanced Keys Limited
A reported rise in migrants aiming to enter Britain using false papers poses real dangers to security, home affairs committee chairman Keith Vaz has said.
EU border agency Frontex reported a 70% year-on-year rise in fraudulent documents held by UK-bound migrants. This was mostly due to Ukrainians using real Polish ID cards and Albanians with Italian and Greek papers, it said.Full Story
- Keep your building safe and secure with Smart Buildings - new for 2016!
by David Barrett
The Home Office is hiring apprentices to man British passport controls for the first time, leading to allegations the move could undermine security.
The UK Border Force has advertised for 150 apprentices aged at least 18 to work at Heathrow and Stansted airports. Sources inside the agency told The Telegraph there were concerns a far shorter training period - and a lack of on-the-job insight - could result in security lapses.Full Story