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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
9th November 2016 Issue no. 336

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Police Officer drops his kit for digital

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Paul Cooper has left his career in policing behind. He talks about leaving the police and his delight at being shortlisted for three prestigious, national digital awards ceremonies for his mobile app, Pocket Sergeant.
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Google trials new advanced verification process for locksmiths local listings

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By Jade Wimbledon

Google is trialling a new method for reducing scams, forcing plumbers and locksmiths to go through an advanced verification process to appear in local search results.

The search engine giant is putting the extra security measures in place to stop con artists who appear in local Google search results. The locksmith scam is the most well-known, but other trade types have also been targeted.

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200+ visitor registrations already for Lockexpo!


Since starting the registration for this show 3 weeks ago there have been over 200 unique registrations. Stand sales is at a higher level at this point than 2015. Show Organiser Mick Friend said ' our excellent track record proves yet again that a professional operation wins the day.'

There remain a few unsold stands - if you are interested contact Mick at mick@lockexpo.co.uk

Lockexpo 4/5th March 2017 EMCC Nottingham is sponsored by the 3D Group.
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Security experts question Chinese webcam maker's response to cyberattack

By Josh Chin

Security experts are questioning efforts by a Chinese electronics company to fix problems with webcams hijacked in a major attack on U.S. internet infrastructure, highlighting the complexity of the security threat posed by internet-connected devices.

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Many locks can be quickly opened: experts gathered in the Czech Republic to demonstrate how

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-picks

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Worldwide revenue for security technology forecast to surpass $100 billion in 2020

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.
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How Shannon Airport benefits from ultra-reliable CCTV capture

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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.
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Cyber risks changing small business landscape

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.
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Visbox Technologies launches new HD-SDI HDMI-based video link system

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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.
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This Week's News

CPS Scam Email

* Court-Summons-scam-email.jpgAs you can see this email looks pretty convincing with the CPS logo and information telling you the court location. However, the CPS says it would 'never email witnesses in order to summons them to court.'

What to do if you get one:
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TriCut electric installation pliers - three functions combined in one hand tool

* TriCut.jpgThe three main steps for processing cable, including cutting the cable to length and stripping and skinning the individual conductors, usually require three separate tools: diagonal cutters, a cable stripper, and stripping pliers.

The TriCut combines all of these functions, which makes changing pliers unnecessary, which is a convincing argument for using these all-round pliers, in particular for frequent work on ladders near live parts. Especially when used in narrow spaces, the TriCut is a winning tool due to its specially angled head, which enables ergonomic and energy-saving stripping and skinning lengthwise on the cable.
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New guidelines on how to correctly handle security dogs

BSI, the business standards company, has launched BS 8517-1, Code of practice for the use of general security dogs and BS 8517-2, Code of practice for the use of detection dogs, to provide guidelines for organizations and individuals who use dogs as a security measure.

BSI convened a diverse group of individuals and organizations who use security dogs, such as construction site managers, police officers, and the MoD to develop the standard. The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) classifies security dogs as second only to firearms in 'use of force', demonstrating a critical safety need for a standard that provides comprehensive advice for professional dog handlers.
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Aiphone introduces mobile App for IX IP network PoE intercom and security system

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Stanley is proud finalist in Security & Fire Excellence Awards

* Stanley-group-photo.jpgStanley Security is pleased to announce it is a Customer Care Initiative of the Year finalist in the prestigious Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016 for its Customer Excellence Initiative.

Now in their eighteenth year, the Security & Fire Excellence Awards have consistently broken new ground in highlighting the very best people, projects and processes that the security and fire sectors have to offer. A high number of quality entries were received this year 17% up from last year making finalist status an even greater achievement than ever.
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Yale appoints new Territory Manager

* Jennie-Cleaver_Yale.jpgSecurity specialist Yale is strengthening its support to its national network of trade customers with the appointment of Jennie Cleaver as Territory Manager for the West Midlands.

Jennie brings a wealth of experience to the role as, prior to joining the ASSA ABLOY group, she worked at ERA for nearly 10 years. Working as an Area Sales Manager in the industry means Jennie is well placed for liaising with key trade customers, and is a welcomed addition to the team.
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Gill celebrates retirement after 46 years at Squire

Squire_ Gill-Lloyd_142.jpgDedicated factory worker Gill Lloyd has celebrated her retirement at security specialist Squire, after 46 years at the same company.

Gill joined Wolverhampton based Squire in 1970 at the age of 16, when the company was based in Willenhall.
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Expert advice for employers on new apprenticeship framework

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A series of informative, free-to-attend breakfast briefings are set to provide vital information to employers in the security and fire sectors ahead of important changes to the way apprenticeships are funded in England and Wales.
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Locksmiths and security professionals: How safe are your customers?

It’s home security month and a new study of the UK’s home security measures by Ironmongery Direct has been released in infographic format. For the entire locksmith and security industry, the results contained within are worth analysing, as they paint a promising picture for both sectors for many years to come.
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