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18th May 2016 Issue no. 313
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This is one of the most comprehensive Mercedes tools on the market. As well as being able to programme Mercedes keys this tool is able to perform multiple other functions such as fast key calculations and renew used or unrepairable ESL with no dealer pass or tokens.
If you are an Auto Locksmith, offer vehicle key cloning or are interested in entering this market, this is the place you have to be to see the latest in vehicle key solutions. Simply Keys is not a conventional trade show, it is packed with vehicle demonstrations, product demonstrations, technical discussion and presentations.
Security Search Management & Solutions are understood to be the firm brought in to help conduct a training exercise involving sniffer dogs at Old Trafford last Wednesday.Full Story
In celebration of their partnership and his clever contributions to the industry Tradelocks have knocked down the prices of a selection of his world renowned tools - so you can see the brilliance of Chris yourself at an extremely affordable price.
Indianapolis police are on the hunt for a burglar breaking into downtown apartments and stealing high ticket items like TVs.
It's believed the crook is gaining access by hacking into the electronic lock system that many downtown apartments have.
"You can break into anything these days," said resident Bruce Morrison. "It's kind of scary to think that someone is breaking into buildings even through some sophisticated security," said Patrick Spanner.Full Story
Hikvision has received a prestigious iF Design Award for its PanoVu series camera DS-2DP1636-D 16MP 360-degree panoramic camera. The annual iF Design Award is recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world, attracting more than 5,000 submissions from 70 different countries, and is judged by a panel of over 60 design experts.
Yale Locks & Hardware introduces its Multi-Family Solution, featuring Yale Accentra lock management software for multi-family housing. The cloud-based software allows facility administrators to easily manage access rights for residents, guests and employees.
Yale Accentra is a dedicated web-based software designed to eliminate costs and maintenance of on-site servers and ensure that databases are always accessible and secure.
On display at this year's IFSEC will be Comelit's NEW Maxi IP Monitor available in two versions: 2-wire and ViP, along with a full range of internal monitors, external panels and home automation technology. The colour door entry monitor, Icona Manager, offers a full range of home automation functions for controlling domestic installations and devices, from heating to alarm systems and audio distribution.
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After being given full approval by the European Parliament, the data protection reforms have now been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The two year countdown begins now as the Regulation will apply from 25 May 2018 and the Directive from 5 May 2018. Further updates will be published over the coming months on the ICO’s dedicated data protection reform website.
The Send for Help Group, which owns subsidiary brands Skyguard and Guardian24, has been confirmed as the world's largest lone worker protection provider in a recent market research report. The 'People Monitoring and Safety Solutions' report published by business intelligence specialists Berg Insight states, "The Group is now the leading lone worker protection service provider worldwide, with a combined subscriber base of more than 100,000 end users across several vertical market segments in the UK."
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust has turned to Skyguard's BS 8484 approved personal alarms to safeguard their community-based staff tasked with providing in-home services.
By Iain Thomson
Samsung has said there's nothing for owners of its SmartThings home security gear to worry about - after researchers showed numerous ways to commandeer devices and disable locks.
The three researchers from the University of Michigan, who were partially sponsored by Microsoft, have demonstrated that with the help of malicious apps, electronically activated door locks can be opened, alarms set off, and settings fiddled with for smartish homes - all remotely.Full Story
When I were a lad!!! It was simple. Nightlatch cylinders and Union Oval profile cylinders. The Nightlatch cylinders came in differing flavours the Ingersol SC1 Being the most chunky it had secure keys that required the consumer to buy, by post, with his registration a duplicate which was sent by recorded delivery. You could get brass or nickel.
A locksmith had the shock of his life when he unsuspectingly opened a theatre door and walked on stage in front of thousands of people. Craig Hayward, from Poole, was the 'unexpected star' on Michael McIntyre's Big Show on Saturday. The 31-year-old was set up by his Keytek colleagues, who had to keep the secret of his upcoming guest appearance on the comedian's new television series for several weeks.Full Story