Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
25th July 2012 Issue no. 130
Your industry news - first
We strongly recommend viewing Locks and Security News full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
Please note that you are viewing an archived issue of Locks and Security News.
By T.F. Stern, writing in The Moral Liberal
Wesley Hottot, an attorney with the Institute for Justice, sent an email a while ago requesting I participate in shaping future legislation as pertain to the locksmith industry. He suggested sending recommended changes in policies which regulate locksmith licensing in the State of Texas to The Texas Red Tape Challenge, a project arm of House Government Efficiency & Reform Committee, which will accept suggestions from all members of the locksmith industry until July 31, 2012.Full Story
A U.S. government adviser on cyber warfare last night attacked his government's 'ridiculous' and 'punitive' attempt to extradite Gary McKinnon.
Read by industry professionals nationwide - and beyond
As we draw closer to October (once the summer is over in a couple of weeks it will be here before you know it) the Auto Locksmiths Exhibition announces that for the first time ever in the UK we will have a demonstration area with live video links to big screens. Sounds exciting!
More info below on the sessions available - book your place now to avoid disappointment later - and for OPAL members each session is free.
We're pleased to hear that at last someting is being done to encourage apprenticeships in this industry. We at the Security Media group have long been advocates of learning valuable skills properly and this is one of the reasons that we are solidly behind the Lockdecoders Golden Key Award (worth £500) open to young apprentices and trainees below the age of 25. So, if you know of a hard-working and keen learner deserving of such recognition get their names over to us now! For convenience you can use the NEWS link immediately below.
The Olympics starts on Friday and I'm sure we'll all enjoy watching it without any security disasters now that the police and military are plugging any gaps and after Bradley Wiggins showing the way in the Tour de France we think that we'll probably do at least as well as in Beijing. If not, we'll have something else to moan about...
If you enjoy reading Locks and Security News so do others! If you have company news, stock clearances, distributor or product information tell us. Just email news
This Week's News
A new apprenticeship framework for Locksmithing has been announced by Skills for Security, the Standards Setting Organisation for the private security business sector.
The Auto Locksmiths Exhibition announces that for the first time ever in the UK we will have a demonstration area with lots of information being shown - if you are a beginner to Auto work, or are considering Auto work this is the place to be. Experienced Auto Locksmiths should have a great time as well, with some exciting new products on show.
Vital guidance to householders on protecting their homes against the latest forms of cylinder attack has been issued by the lock industry.
The Door & Hardware Federation, which represents the UK's leading lock manufacturers, has produced a website that tells householders what they must do to ensure their external doors are secure.
A hacker claims his $50 device can access millions of hotel rooms. A hacker has developed a device he says can act as a universal hotel key card to access millions of rooms around the world. Using a home-made gadget, security researcher Cody Brocious said he had mimicked a master key card to gain access to any room with an Onity lock.Full Story
UPVC Glazing Repair Specialists has adopted Yale's Doormaster multipoint locking range to meet growing demand for replacement multipoint locks and provide a more efficient repair and maintenance service for PVC-U and composite doors.
Belgium to exclusively distribute the new innovative range of Vortex magnets and associated accessories.
The Vortex magnet range is a new generation of face to face electromagnets. The magnets are smaller than a standard slimline magnet, but combine higher holding forces of 1500 kgs with lower current draw than standard magnets, making them both more efficient and ecologically friendly.
Vemotion Interactive, specialists in live video transmission over low bandwidth connections, today announced a new unit that provides a reliable live video feed from virtually any location.
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has formed the centerpiece of a major surveillance upgrade in a 1,500 pupil school based in East London called the Brampton Manor Academy.
Employers of mobile staff such as cleaners, security and maintenance staff need a simple and cost effective method of keeping track of their remote workforce. Missed or late visits can jeopardise client relationships and manual processes add cost to payroll and invoicing. Understandably, given the prevailing difficult trading climate, clients are insisting on independent verification of visits. To keep on the right side of clients and gain an edge on competitors, employers of remote workforces are turning to electronic monitoring.
Locks and Security News Archive Search
We keep an extensive archive of news stories and product information that have featured in past issues of Locks and Security News. If you would like to run a search of the Locks and Security News web site using the search tool below please just go ahead by entering in the name of the person, product or company or any other key words that you are looking for.
How to contact us at Locks and Security News:
If you would like Locks and Security News to feature your product information, case studies, or company news, just email as above. Ideally a Word doc + jpeg images. Remember, we can take copy up to 5pm on any Tuesday for Wednesday transmission.
Want a link from Locks and Security News to your web site? Just ask for details.
The views or claims expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. Whilst every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher accepts no liability for errors in this publication.
For security professionals at all levels the country's biggest specialist forum for those with an interest in locksmithing Professional Locksmiths Forum gives you a chance to air your opinions, introduce yourselves and exchange views with others in the industry. It is free to join and use and there is only a simple registration form to fill in; this will also verify your free subscription to the magazine:
go to www.plf-uk.info or click the forum logo above.
Every security professional is welcome. Join up and write - its for YOU!
REQUEST LOCKS AND SECURITY NEWS HERE
Locks and Security News is broadcast
every Wednesday. You may receive it FREE each week by
clicking the link above.
The first call led to a would-be burglar being arrested within 5 minutes of the householder dialing the new number. Now that's a service we could use today!