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10th May 2017 Issue no. 361
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The global Mechanical Locks Market is still projected to grow at a rapid rate owing to its various security and convenience benefits. Moreover, its increasing application in various end-user segments like education, banking, and hospitality will bolster the prospects for market growth during the forecast period.
A number of vehicles were allegedly stolen by a locksmith at a Wisconsin airport. Forty-six-year-old Anthony Larson of Milwaukee has reportedly admitted stealing nine cars and vans parked at Milwaukee's Mitchell International, and park and ride lots around the area.
This Week's News
Codelocks, a leader in access control innovation, has announced the latest addition to its KitLock range. Building on the capabilities of the KL1000, the new keyless cam lock can be retrofitted to a wide range of lockers, cabinets cupboards and enclosures.
The Met Police has been criticised for handing over the addresses of 30,000 London gun owners to a third party for a marketing campaign. Gun owners were only made aware their details had been given out after a police campaign leaflet, posted from Leeds, was sent through their letterboxes last month, according to technology website The Register.
The website said the leaflets raised "severe" security implications for the capital's gun owners, which it estimated to be about 5,000 rifle owners and 25,000 shotgun owners.Full Story
Rabobank said it was taking the measure to protect the buildings above the cashpoints, many of which are apartment blocks that house people.
Leading brand Securitron, well known for its portfolio of electromagnetic locking solutions, is now available from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, with an unparalleled lifetime guarantee.
The announcement signals ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions' commitment to offering a 'one-stop shop' for customers, ensuring they can deliver the right solution, whatever the specification. The move also gives ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions' customer base access to a wide range of Securitron products.
Private security companies must respect minimum requirements on accountability, the screening of staff and reporting on misconduct, while staying away from tasks usually reserved for the military said committee MEPs on Tuesday.
Foreign Affairs Committee and Defence Sub-Committee MEPs advocate EU-wide rules on private security companies (PSCs). The use of private contractors must be limited to logistical support and the protection of installations and only EU-based PSCs should be contracted for protection tasks abroad, say MEPs.
The Government has identified 'cyber' as one of six Tier 1 threats to UK national security. This POSTnote focuses on the cyber security of the UK's critical national infrastructure, describing measures to improve cyber security and challenges in implementing them. It also reviews the new National Cyber Security Strategy, along with international policy and legislation.
The number of attempted cyber-attacks on critical national infrastructure is growing. Ukraine has already suffered the first confirmed instance of a disruptive cyber-attack on an electricity network, which caused a power outage that affected 225,000 customers.
Paris aficionados will get the chance to buy into the world's most romantic city when the French capital sells off the "love locks" that have adorned its bridges before officials clamped down on the amorous practice.Full Story
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By Katie-Ann Gupwell
A cyber security research centre, which is the first of its kind in Europe, will be located at Cardiff University . The Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics, which will provide world-leading research into the problem of cyber security, will be at the university's School of Computer Science and Informatics.Full Story
Following the recent acquisition of ACT by Vanderbilt a new solution focused website has been developed incorporating ACT.eu and other peripheral websites. This phase one development will make online interactions easier for global customers.
We live in the age of the 24-hour news cycle. Each day, whether it's from TV news, phone notifications, online browsing, social media, or even the good old fashioned paper, we hear stories of the increasing dangers of cybercrime.Full Story