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16th November 2016 Issue no. 337
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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.
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.Full Story
There remain a few unsold stands - if you are interested contact Mick at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.Full Story
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The following video content: www.youtube.com features a collection of epic hammer flips, slick trowel spins, kick and catches by tradesmen.
The video has been put together to celebrate Ironmongery Direct's search for the Tool Trickster of 2016, in the hope that others will join in and have a go at sharing their very own trade tricks.
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At the age of 93, starting work at 8.30am is still the daily routine for John Meikle at Somerset-based family firm, Hickleys Ltd. It is 77 years since he first joined and this year the company celebrates 90 years in business.
The company was founded by his father, Leonard Meikle, in a lock-up garage in Taunton where he made a living selling car batteries and recharging the two volt accumulators that powered domestic radios in those days. The company then established a specialist auto-electrical repair service and moved into parts wholesaling.
As we all move further into cyberspace, entrusting more of our personal and corporate information to magnetic strips and electronically stored or transmitted data, the threats to our security become harder to see yet potentially far costlier.
Worryingly, as James Lister, Head of IT at Fuel Card Services observes, "few people take the time to find out if the payment system they're using is sufficiently secure." This is particularly concerning now with the two busiest online days of the year: Black Friday on the 25th of November and Cyber Monday on the 28th, followed by the run-up to Christmas.
MediaConcepts, an innovative provider of integrated digital solutions for global hospitality organisations, has integrated its mobile application, Priscilla, with SALTO System's access control system.
Adams Rite, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions is working with Kestrel Aluminium Systems to secure properties with doorsets tested to the important UK security standard PAS24.
According to The Crime Prevention Website, enhanced secure doors and "their performance in terms of their contribution to reducing burglary has been quite breathtaking." PAS24 is supported by Secured by Design on behalf of the UK Police Service.
Here at The History of Locks Museum we actively research and remember with fondness how we reached this modern age with our equally passionate and innovative forebears. And so we are proud of another resource presented to us for the archaeological record.
Mark Wall has joined Dahua UK & Ireland as Area Sales Manager, covering the Midlands and Wales. He has been in the electronic security industry for over 25 years, starting as an engineer in the family installation business before working in a commercial capacity for major CCTV and security distributors.
Of his new role, Mark said: "Whatever sector of security I've worked in, it's always been my aim to provide customers with the ideal solution for their requirements. That task has just become easier since Dahua has one of the widest portfolios in the industry and is emerging as an international market leader."
SSAIB, the UK and Ireland's leading security, fire and telecare certification body, has confirmed that, following an in-depth audit, major High St retailer Marks and Spencer has achieved the Surveillance Camera Commissioner's Certificate of Compliance.
In a move personally praised by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter, M&S voluntarily sought the certification and is the first retailer in the UK to demonstrate compliance with the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice.
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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.
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.