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15th January 2020 Issue no. 490
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There are still a small number of stands left, so if you want to get in front of locksmiths from all over the country (and some from further afield!) this is your chance!
SSAIB, one of the licensed certification bodies who deliver BAFE scheme assessments, are delighted to have achieved an historic milestone of 300 active BAFE scheme-certificated companies.
Looking back at last year - in September 2019 – BAFE registered A1 Fire and Security Ltd, who are the 300th active company on the BAFE Fire Safety Register that have been assessed and third-party certificated through SSAIB. They join the more than 1450 BAFE-registered companies who are third-party certificated, with over 1700 BAFE fire safety scheme certifications.
All of their cylinders were already certified to the SKG 3 star standard, but differences between the Dutch and British standards meant that they had to add an anti-snap element to existing cylinders for the UK market.
Condor, like all of M&C's cylinders, uses their Modulock system, which allows locksmiths to resize, make thumbturns and even keyed alike sets on the door without re-pinning. The anti-snap function is achieved with the addition of an relocker to any existing cylinder. This allows for a keyed alike system that includes both 1* and 3* equivalents to be put together in a few minutes on-site.
The Fast Track 100 is measured over a three-year period. During the years of this report homeowners have become more aware of their home security weaknesses and after doing very little research, they realise that unskilled intruders can be in their home in under 10 seconds.
The new H.265 Wisenet XNB-H6461H Pinhole Height Strip camera from Hanwha Techwin offers users the opportunity to covertly capture an image of a person’s face, and when used in conjunction with another camera, establish the approximate height of the person.
Ideal for banks, petrol stations, convenience stores and other retail type applications, the Wisenet IP network Pinhole Height Strip camera, which is able to support face recognition analytics, is designed to be installed at an exit door.
Positioned at eye level and looking in, it is able to capture clear frontal images of faces which can be recorded and used as evidence to prosecute anyone arrested for theft or fraudulent activity.
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Although the event had been scheduled to take place in March, due to unforeseen circumstances the East Midlands Conference Centre is closing for three months, meaning we needed to make some changes!
We have chosen the Nottingham Belfry as our venue. Visitors to our biannual ALEX show will be familiar with the Belfry as a conference and spa hotel, with everything conveniently under one roof and loads of free parking.
Derrick has twenty years in marketing and product management roles, fifteen of which were with Avocet Hardware. He has a degree in Design Marketing and has worked with high profile clients, managing projects for the likes of B&Q, Wickes and Homebase.
The Security Event is claimed to be the most interactive and informative exhibition in the UK and a must attend for anyone in the security supply chain.
Ciaran Martin, CEO of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), is to step down later in 2020 after nearly seven years in charge of the government’s cyber security efforts.
Having been appointed to the board of GCHQ as security head in 2013, Martin, who was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the New Year’s Honours List, was instrumental in the establishment of the NCSC as a unit within GCHQ following the 2015 General Election.
The awards also include security advice and products with an average value of £150 at retail.