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13th February 2013 Issue no. 155
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Installing a CCTV system onto a home or property is becoming more and more prevalent and a popular way to protect homes against intruders. From comprehensive systems which connect to an interior television for complete surveillance, to the high-tech cameras which have infrared capabilities and a huge amount of memory storage, there are options for almost every property owner.
That's what a number of Roto customers have been asking recently, with regard to their TSL espagnolette. As with any market-leading product, there are inevitable imitations.
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Statistics have found a surprising fall in crime in the UK over the course of 2012, with 8% less crimes being committed last year; some of the lowest figures in recent memory.
CES UK has moved quickly to reassure locksmiths who have purchased CES own section self-assembly suites through Citysafe Wholesale Ltd. CES UK's Managing Director - Mario Del-Signore says: "It has come to our attention that as of Thursday 10th January 2013, Citysafe Wholesale Ltd is no longer able to supply CES products. We realise that this will adversely affect a number of locksmiths who have purchased our products in good faith through Citysafe."
By Brandon Butler
You've heard such stories. Mat Honan, a reporter for Wired magazine had almost his entire digital life erased when a fraudster used social media account information to trick Apple and Google into allowing him access to Honan's account information. Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder for Microsoft fell victim to identity theft when an AWOL US Army solider called Citibank and changed the address of Allen's card from Seattle to Pittsburgh, which he then used on a $15,000 shopping spree.
The common theme between these two high-profile stories is the way fraudsters were able to penetrate the contact centres of these big companies and misrepresent themselves as legitimate customers.Full Story
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We're all getting ready for the biggest annual event in the industry, the Locksmiths Exhibition in Nottingham. Are you? Visitor registration number 1000 is about to be reached - go online now and make sure it's you! There's a drink in it.
This week's update shows the full list of exhibitors. It will be a crowded house indeed!
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This Week's News
Well, this week has gone mad - several 'new start' exhibitors and two new stand sales so in actual fact the show is oversold space. Now we need a shoe horn to squeeze them all in! The Locksmiths Exhibition now contains 61 unique stands in around 600sq metres of showspace.
The new stands this week are Aldridge who have taken the vacant Citysafe stand - and great news - Tony Hill and Howard Crossland have formed a new company Citysafe UK Ltd and will be at the show to welcome old and new customers and to open accounts.
UBM Live has announced that the UK-based Protection & Management Series – including IFSEC International, FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show – will move from Birmingham’s NEC to ExCeL London in June 2014.
Having attended every year since the exhibition opened in 2010, Mul-T-Lock is returning to the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, from 2nd to 3rd March, showcasing latest products from its mechanical and electromechanical range.
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Lots to tell you about this week: Visitor registration No 750 was Graham Piggot - so Graham nip along to the Payatrader stand and get your free drink voucher. Will you be registration number 1000? If you haven't yet regsistered DO IT NOW!
While on about Payatrader here is another SHOW ONLY offer:
Payatrader would be pleased to offer visitors to the show / readers of LASM the opportunity to join Payatrader and to have the joining fee refunded.
The Cabinet Office is to launch a public cyber security awareness programme early this year aimed at improving the online security of consumers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
The initiative is part of the government's cyber security strategy, aimed at ensuring the UK can manage the risks and harness the benefits of cyberspace, reports Computer Weekly.Full Story