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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
26th September 2012 Issue no. 137

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International News

Investigation reveals cyber espionage technique used for government intelligence gathering

A joint investigation by the Guardian Newspaper and the Cyber Security Research Institute has revealed that nation states are now routinely deploying cyber espionage software across the internet.

Gartner: Worldwide security spending will approach $86 billion in 2016

Worldwide spending on security is expected to touch the $60 billion mark in 2012, up 8.4 percent from $55 billion in the previous year, according to research company Gartner -- this figure will approach $86 billion in 2016.

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Urmet integrate Paxton reader into their new range of S-Steel door entry panels

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Urmet has added several new and improved features to its incredibly successful and iconic range of stainless steel door entry panels. The S-Steel now replaces the original K-steel range, which has been selling in the tens of thousands for well over a decade. As testament to Urmet's dedication to manufacturing excellence the company have maintained the classic and unique design of the K-Steel but they've succeeded in making an already outstanding panel, even better.

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This Week's News

ALEX - Auto Locksmiths Expo - just 4 weeks to go

ALEX.jpgIf you're planning to visit ALEX and require hotel accommodation, please remember that this is your last chance to reserve a room at the special show discounted rate. Bookings close after Sept 26th.

We have negotiated a rate of £77 per room, including breakfast at the nearby

Security guard training organisations face scrutiny in Australia

Some government-approved organisations are under fire in Australia for providing security guard qualifications to people without any training, with potentially deadly consequences.

The following is a transcript taken from ABC's investigation into the system that's been exploited by 11,000 people in the past two years alone to avoid the tough training, probation and citizenship requirements in states like NSW and Victoria.

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Yale makes its TV debut

* YALE_CONSUMER.jpgYale has created a dynamic campaign to be aired on ITV Meridian, starting on 15th October during the commercial break in Coronation Street, to promote its new collection of digital door locks to a potential target audience of 1.7 million people.

Lloyds security chief jailed for "unsophisticted" fraud

The former head of online security at Lloyds Bank has been sentenced to five years in jail for defrauding the bank of more than £2.4 million between 2007 and 2011.

Jessica Harper, 50, submitted false invoices to claim payments. She used the money to buy friends and family property and spent thousands of pounds on landscaping her garden in Croydon.

Easydor opens the door to easier access

* Easydor-image.jpgNew Easydor is an eco friendly wireless door operator that also acts as a door closer. This heavy duty, low energy opener is designed for institutional, high traffic manual opening in applications such as Education, Healthcare and Leisure facilities, making access much easier.

The University of Portsmouth is using transom door closers from Alpro Architectural Hardware at its Guildhall campus

* university-of-portsmouth.jpgAlpro's overhead transom closers are a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of aluminium doors and can have light, medium or heavy spring strengths to suit type of usage, with a 90 degree hold-open option. The university is using the devices at its building entrances on Guildhall Walk.

PanoCam360 can offer birds-eye view

360camera.jpgAMG-Panogenics, the British manufacturer of sophisticated 5 Megapixel cameras, and i3, Canadian based leader in digital video technology held live demonstrations of their cutting edge technology at the i3 stand at ASIS International which took place in Philadelphia USA, September 10-13 2012.

MOBOTIX technology for Olympic event monitoring

* Mobotix-Olympics-monitor.jpgPrecision, high definition video technology helps judges ensure fairness across 26 medal events during London 2012 Olympics. MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of the use of its technology by Polaritás-GM Ltd, a leader in specialist Sport measurement systems to help ensure fair play at water events during the recent London 2012 Olympics.

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UAP Tradelocks partner with JB Key to benefit irish locksmiths

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Leading UK supplier and distributor of Locksmith tools, UAP TradeLocks, have entered into a distribution agreement with Dublin based hardware and security company, JB Key Co.

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