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25th May 2016 Issue no. 314
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The first of its kind, the Metropolitan Police, in partnership with SmartWater, produce a 30 second public information video which has been aired on YouTube and other social media channels, demonstrating, by the use of impactful visuals, how SmartWater helps The London Metropolitan Police return things that seem lost forever.
The video was launched in conjunction with impressive year one results ( a three year contract to protect 440,000 homes across the capital) and highlights to the viewer the significance of the SmartWater strategy which has been proven to reduce burglaries by up to 85% and achieve a 100% conviction rate when contested in court.
Hickleys are pleased to announce that they are expanding their training academy with new dedicated training rooms, training equipment and courses to meet the need of domestic and commercial locksmiths.
For a limited time only, Keyline cloning products will be available at record low prices; you can get your hands on the new range of glass chips, electronic heads, Ford remote keys, emergency keys and universal smart remote keys as well as Keyline smart cloners and both the Megamos and Megamos Xtreme software at remarkably low prices - giving you a massive choice of cloning solutions!
Ideal for use on uPVC and aluminium doors, the Borg BL6100 Code Lock has been specifically designed to easily fit to lift and turn multipoint locks. The lock is the only product of its kind on the market as it boasts a unique double-button press design, which allows each digit to be used twice in the code and provides greater levels of security.
The handle also protects against forced entry as it stays permanently clutched until the correct code is entered.
Boon Edam has installed Turnlock 100 full height turnstiles at the Multipurpose North Terminal of Callao in Peru as part of a large-scale physical security plan to protect one of the largest marine terminals in the region from criminal activity.
The Multipurpose North Terminal of Callao Port joins a global trend in the use of security technology to combat crime. Studies have shown that ports in developing nations are the most vulnerable to criminal acts at ports.
Schlage, a brand of Allegion that has created the most technologically advanced lock products to help multi-family property owners secure and manage their units while streamlining operations, is announcing its latest brand innovation in the multi-family space: the new Schlage Control Smart Interconnected Locks.
MOBOTIX AG has released details of a project for the Torridon Hotel that has upgraded its CCTV to take advantage of state of the art MOBOTIX video security including advanced thermal imaging technology.
Set in 58 acres of parkland at the end of a magnificent sea loch, the Torridon has one of the most spectacular and idyllic locations in the country. As the only hotel in Scotland to win the coveted Automobile Association, "Hotel of the Year" twice, the Torridon has attracted a number of high profile guests and the location for a number of films and TV series.
Satellite products from Globalstar provide reliable ubiquitous communications to help emergency, operations and security personnel work more efficiently and safely. With Sat-Fi, connect to Globalstar's satellites using any smartphone or tablet, wherever you are.
The GSP-1700 satellite phone delivers crystal-clear calls anywhere. With SPOT Gen3, send an SOS with the touch of a button. Rely on Globalstar to stay connected when you need it most.
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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
We have had a huge response and we urge you to register to come to the show.
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