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15th May 2019 Issue no. 457
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The new Ford Rep locks from SVL offer the highest degree of added protection to van security. The driver's door lock is a known weakness in the security of Ford Transit and Transit Custom vans; a simple attack will gain entry to the vehicle and unlock the rear doors of the vehicle. No special knowledge, skills or tools are required and this can be achieved in seconds.
The installation of a high security SVL Rep lock can be completed by an installation specialist in less than an hour, increasing the protection of the vehicle and its contents.
ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland continues to lead the market by ensuring its range of door closers do not compromise fire safety regulations. At the end of 2017, several UKAS Accredited authorities withdrew certification for almost all door closers used on uninsulated metal fire doors.
Since early January 2019, TC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), have been providing guarding and mobile patrol services to Avison Young (formerly GVA). The portfolio, covers multiple and diverse locations across London and the South East.
TC Security Services welcomed 20 new colleagues to the business from a number of incumbent suppliers. The contract commenced on 2nd January and client feedback about the mobilisation, led by Patrick O'Sullivan, Operations Manager, is very positive.
Steve Wood of the ICO reminds public and private organisations that new data protection legislation does not stop them from disclosing personal data to assist police forces or other law enforcement authorities.
It's nearly eleven months since the UK's new data protection legislation came into effect, giving organisations more responsibilities and giving citizens strengthened rights. In terms of data sharing the message is also one of continuity as the core considerations that existed under the previous legislation remain the same.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has spurred companies and organisations in all market sectors to address how they record, store and protect customer related data since it came into force a year ago. This is perhaps not surprising as a serious violation of GDPR could be subject to a fine of up to 4% of a company's annual revenue or EUR 20 million, whichever is higher. In addition, non-compliance with GDPR violation could result in a class action or a civil law suit against individuals.
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Recently awarded a Red Dot Award 2019, the new Gira Video Home Station 7 is available from 1st May 2019 and designed to help your customers achieve a comfortable and secure living environment that embodies high-design.
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New research has found that 40% of homeowners in Britain have some form of security camera on their property, primarily to deter potential thieves, use as evidence in case of a crime and monitor who is coming and going.
As well as owning a security camera for obvious reasons, such as protecting your home and having footage if anything were to happen, some have them for more obscure reasons, included spying on neighbours, keeping an eye on delivery people and making sure their pet is safe.
The physical security industry took a dramatic leap forward in 1996 with the launch of the very first IP camera, the NetEye 200. Despite its low performance capabilities - approximately one CIF image every 17 seconds - it began a chain of events that created a global change in the way security and surveillance technology is used.
The VideoEdge TrickleStor video recording resilience solution has been selected as a finalist of the Video Surveillance Software category in the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2019. The Awards, which are run by Benchmark Magazine, are intended to recognise and reward innovations which deliver real benefits to installers, integrators and end users.