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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
21st November 2012 Issue no. 145

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International News

Vemotion launch security solution for transport asset protection

Vemotion Interactive, specialists in live video transmission over low bandwidth connections, have announced the launch of their new Transport Asset Protection solutions at the Transport Security Expo.

IFSEC Seeks Top 40 Security and Fire Industry Influencers

As IFSEC approaches its 40th year, the IFSEC team would like to know who you deem the 40 most influential players in the global security and fire industry today. From the hottest conference speakers, to the most followed tweeters, we want your help to compile a global list of the top 40 leading thinkers and innovators.

Soon security cameras will be predicting your next move

As if the prospect of being watched by security cameras wasn't unsettling enough, they may not only be watching you. Computerised surveillance software currently under development will also let them predict what you're about to do.

Lockdecoders is everywhere...almost

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Peter Southern, Managing Director of Lockdecoders Ltd, writes:

This has been a very busy year for me both in our product development and in my visits to assist our various Principal Distributors in the many countries in which we are represented. Those tasks have taken me this year so far to Norway, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, the USA, Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea - some of those twice.

Security alert over print at home plane tickets that can be altered to avoid US security checks

Barcodes on airline boarding passes can be read using smartphones and altered to allow passengers through lighter security checks, an aviation security researcher has claimed. The U.S. Transport Security Administration (TSA) runs a programme called PreCheck which allows frequent fliers to be randomly chosen for 'expedited screening' before boarding domestic flights.

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The Police & Crime Commissioner elections are over. Now those chosen (by a very small turnout of voters) will have to deliver. One of the security industry associations has something to say about that, see below. We also have an interesting view from the US by T. F. Stern that the authorities are 'afraid' of locksmiths! And late news in, Lockdecoders are holding a mini one-day exhibition in Ireland this week - but due to circumstances beyond their control the venue has changed. For details, again see below. As mobile and auto locksmiths work outside 3D Group would like you to know about the new rugged laptop. If you have ever dropped yours, see their ad at the foot of the page.

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This Week's News

Auditors afraid of licensed locksmiths

By T.F. Stern

You want to hear something interesting? The Department of Public Safety/Private Security Bureau (DPS/PSB) auditors are afraid of licensed locksmiths; I'm not making this up folks. My copy of Locked-In, a monthly publication of the Greater Houston Locksmith Association, had its monthly report regarding the last DPS/PSB meeting.

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Lockdecoders mini show in Ireland

Due to circuimstances beyond our control the venue we were going to use is not available to us and we have changed to a different venue.

This is going to be near Dublin Airport. And will be this Sunday the 25th November 2012 from 10am to 4pm.

Police commissioners must consider private sector outsourcing to achieve election pledges

Newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) must work together with the private security industry in order to achieve their pre-election pledges, say members of the British Security Industry Association's dedicated Police and Public Services Section.

MITIE staff first to be accredited as SmartWater ‘Forensic Technicians

* Accredited-MITIE-staff.jpgThe security arm of FTSE 250 outsourcing and energy services company MITIE has been revealed as the first UK partner of SmartWater Technology to have its staff formally trained as 'Forensic Technicians.'

Secure car research - a study into specific electronic theft methods

Electronic theft methods are on the rise and already account for in excess of 60% of thefts of premium models in certain countries. SBD's Secure Car team have held detailed discussions with 9 different countries across the globe to bring you the most up-to-date research on electronic automotive theft:

UAP TradeLocks help to deliver Christmas early to disadvantaged children

Cash-for-Kids.jpgUAP TradeLocks have joined forces with Manchester Key 103 Cash for Kids to help under privileged children keep warm this winter. The company is working with Cash for Kids to provide children with an essential winter wardrobe and a special day to remember at Key 103's Mini Jingle Ball. The Mini Jingle Ball is a Christmas Party held every year for 300 of Manchester's most disadvantaged children.

Vemotion Interactive at EMSEC Dubai

Vemotion Interactive, specialists in live video transmission over low bandwidth connections, will be represented at EMSEC Dubai by Strategic Brand Solutions.

UAP TradeLocks Open Day in Ireland this Sunday!

On Sunday 25th November, UAP TradeLocks will be celebrating the opening of their brand new offices in Dundalk, Co. Louth with their very first Open Day.

UAP's Irish Customer Care and Sales Representatives, Pat McGinn and Shaun Goodman will be welcoming visitors on the day to a  showcase of UAP's full range of door and security hardware and locksmith tools - from anti-vandal letterplates to decorative letters, numerals and security essentials; such as door chains, viewers and Anti-Snap cylinders.

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Locks at the Tower of London changed after a burglar broke in and stole the keys!

The locks at the Tower of London, home to the Crown Jewels, had to be changed after a burglar broke in and stole the keys. The intruder scaled gates and took the keys from a sentry post. Guards spotted him but according to reports, couldn't give chase as they are not allowed to leave their posts.

Thieves getting the message that war memorials are off-limits

Newly released figures have revealed that thefts from the nation's war memorials have fallen by around two thirds since the launch of an initiative to protect this key piece of the UK's heritage.

SSAIB launches UKAS-approved fire risk assessment scheme

SSAIB, the UK and Ireland's leading certification body for security organisations - providing a variety of electronic security, manned guarding services, fire protection, intruder, and other alarm systems - has unveiled an important and topical fire scheme.

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