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19th October 2016 Issue no. 333
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In high footfall buildings such as schools, offices and hospitals, it is often the case that employee and staff entrances will also be one of the fire exits for the building.
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Hostelco, Barcelona, Spain, 23-26 October 2016, Stand 528
Knowing who is who - and who has access to what - is of vital importance in the hospitality sector. Visitors to the Databac Group stand at Hostelco will see first-hand how the latest in ID technologies can be applied for guest, client and employee identification, access to rooms and private areas and passenger tracking. The company will also show how effective its cards are for food labelling and loyalty programmes.
US president Barack Obama has named Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhill as the nation's first ever Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
Touhill previously served as deputy assistant secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security.
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This Week's News
Thieves' tools like lock picks and devices to help break into cars are being openly sold by internet giant Amazon for as little as £2. While they are not technically illegal, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) has described them as a 'burglar's dream'.
Police chiefs also expressed concern over the availability of the devices, some of which are disguised as pens to evade searches.Full Story
A row over the online sale of lock picks and other thieves' tools to the general public has accelerated interest amongst locksmiths and security professionals in locks that successfully resist attack.
Police chiefs have expressed concern over the ready availability of lock picks and similar devices and have criticised one leading online retailer for selling equipment that could encourage or facilitate crime.
By Marc Tobias
This is a four-part series on how the security of locks can be quickly circumvented with simple to sophisticated tools produced for locksmiths and government agencies. There is a specialized group of security experts, tool designers, and manufacturers that offer some incredibly well-engineered, clever, and often-sophisticated devices to open just about anything imaginable from the highest security cylinders to safes and even the most expensive cars.
Part I: Opening pin tumbler locks in seconds with Electro-picksFull Story
The first Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts worldwide revenues for security-related hardware, software, and services will grow from $73.7 billion in 2016 to $101.6 billion in 2020.
This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3%, more than twice the rate of overall IT spending growth, over the five-year forecast period. The new spending guide expands on IDC's previous security forecasts by offering greater detail on spending by geography, industry, and technology.
Commenting, show organiser Mick Friend said, "3D have been with us from the start and I'm really happy that they have decided to sponsor us in 2017, which will be their eighth year as exhibitors, and our biggest year yet. The show grows in size every year and we're only looking forward to further growth in future."
Visual Management Systems and Veracity, a leading provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display have announced a new installation of its COLDSTORE surveillance storage system at Shannon Airport that is helping to dramatically improve the reliability of CCTV recording while significantly reducing rack space, power and cooling.
Shannon Airport is the third busiest airport in Ireland welcoming 1.715 million passengers in 2015. The new terminal opened in 2000, has 40 check-in desks, 5 baggage carousels and 14 boarding gates with nearly 20 aircraft parking stands.
According to new data from Symantec's 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, cyber security attacks are on the rise. But even more alarming is the fact that small businesses have become an even bigger target of these attacks. In 2011, small businesses were only targeted 18 percent of the time. By 2014, that number had scaled to 34 percent. Last year we saw another substantial increase, with small businesses now being targeted 43 percent of the time.
Large businesses are still much more likely to be attacked, but it's clear that the focus of cyber criminals is shifting.
Tradelocks are having a massive and unmissable Genuine Lishi sale! Until Thursday the 20th of October you could get savings of up to 50% on selected tools. Standard Genuine Lishi 3in1 and 2in1 picks and decoders are only £15 + VAT - almost half price!
The Genuine Lishi 3in1 ignition adjusted tool is the result of 12 years hard work; it cannot only pick and decode trunks and doors but also the ignition. Unlike other tools on the market, Genuine Lishi 3in1 tools feature an 'anti-twist support collar' which allows these pick/ decoders to convert from a door tool to an ignition tool in just seconds.
VisBox Technologies (VBT), a leading UK-based developer of surveillance and video transmission solutions, has introduced a new wireless video link system. The HD-SDI HDMI-based link delivers full 1080p HD uncompressed video at clear line-of-sight ranges of up to 300-700 metres with virtually no delay.
The transmitter weighs just 224g making it suitable for use in a wide range of broadcast and security applications including point to point video links, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and robotic systems.
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News in Brief
Sources say power tool maker Stanley Black & Decker is working with investment bank Goldman Sachs on a sale process for its mechanical locks business.
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G4S is to supply its security staff with cameras which can spot suicide belts and guns through clothing in a bid to foil any Paris-style attacks, after agreeing deal with software development company Digital Barriers.
The security firm is understood to be giving the cameras to its staff working at large events such as sports fixtures or concerts with the intention of screening people more effectively, rather than traditional search methods, which take a longer amount of time and often lead to queues.Full Story
We welcomed visitors form a large section of Europe. The demonstration area was popular with visitors as we have a unique viewing system so the audience can sit and watch the experts explain their equipment rather than try and crowd around a vehicle.
The Master Locksmiths Association, the UK's leading trade association for the locksmith industry, has pledged its support for a rapidly growing campaign to make unsafe automated gates a thing of the past.