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13th March 2013 Issue no. 159
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Early visitors had a warm reception with bacon or sausage baps and hot beverages available. Now that the hotel is completed a full English will be on the menu as well!
Talking to customers and prospective customers - that's what it's all about.
There are some new faces and some reshuffling of national executive positions at the Locksmiths Guild of Australia Inc.
Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) has been installed with Samsung network cameras in a surveillance system that has brought peace and confidence to the citizens of a neighborhood in Eastern France affected by criminal disturbances.
First locksmiths and now firemen are unwilling to evict people from their homes in Spain. President of the Locksmiths Union, David Ormaechea, said that following several suicides, some locksmiths are no longer willing to carry out banks' orders to evict people from their homes.
"Families' lives were being ruined, and we were acting as executioners." He added.
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Somehow it seems like the Locksmiths' Exhibition has only just finished! Of course, we're already working on the next one as many exhibitors have decided to reserve their stands early for next year, saying that this year's was the best event so far. To avoid disappointment, it will be first come first served, and this year's exhibitors will have priority over new bookings. So if you did not exhibit this time but want to be there next year, better make your reservation as soon as possible.
In a change to previously published information the dates for next year's show will be the weekend of the 8th & 9th March instead of the 1st & 2nd. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience but unfortunately this was beyond our control.
Our very next event is the Auto Locksmiths Expo (ALEX) October 26th & 27th.
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This Week's News
SmartWater's ability to withstand extreme weather conditions over the course of many years has earned it the highest level of independent approval following rigorous testing.
The forensic codes used within SmartWater's uniquely-coded marking solutions have been awarded 'Grade A External' classification under the recently launched national BSI (British Standards Institution) specification, PAS 820:2012.
Mul-T-Lock presents a new Smartair retrofit e-cylinder, which can instantly convert any door from being purely mechanical to access control, without the need to modify a door.
By Gabriella Griffith
IT professionals up and down the country are pulling their hair out and Apple is to blame. Well, maybe that's a bit strong but as the company often cited as the catalyst for the consumerisation of IT, the roots of the BYOD phenomenon were planted by devices such as the iPhone and the iPad. BYOD has been a massive buzz word in the corporate world for some time now, reaching way beyond the realms of technology departments.Full Story
The newly-available MOBOTIX App is a mobile video management solution for Apple* iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod touch devices that improves everyday convenience and security.
With this free-of-charge App, MOBOTIX users can access their video systems anytime from anywhere in the world and have mobile Internet access via WLAN (Wi-Fi) or UMTS/3G. Bandwidth-optimized remote access to live feeds and recordings, as well as an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand interface with a wide range of system functions make the MOBOTIX App an outstanding premium solution.
Guess what? Someone told us that negative rumours are more likely to be passed on than positive ones. Have you heard that one too?
Do you know something else? Apparently, as a rumour travels, it "grows shorter, more concise, more easily grasped and told." We have that last one on good authority (actually, it's from a study called Psychology of Rumour, by Allport and Postman, published in 1947).
By Grant Prior
The owner of a London construction site security company has been sentenced for failing to pay his workers the National Minimum Wage. Kenneth Nnaemeka Ikerunanwa was fined £1,000 at Wood Green Crown Court after pleading guilty to failing to pay the security guards he employed wages that they were legally entitled to.
He was also sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, for under-declaring VAT due of at least £72,000 and ordered to pay £20,000 compensation. Ikerunanwa, the proprietor of Widescope Security Services, Tottenham, provided security guards to sites. He also pleaded guilty to failing to produce appropriate documents for HM Revenue and Customs compliance officers during their enquiries.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland says nearly 3,000 officers from forces in Britain have volunteered to be part of the huge security operation for the G8 summit in County Fermanagh in June.
That is in spite of police unions in the rest of the UK advising their members not to volunteer until safety and insurance issues are resolved.Full Story
Business security is like that game Whack-a-Mole. As soon as you get one pesky rodent taken care of, another one appears.
Fifty years ago, business security meant having good locks on the doors, filing cabinets and employee briefcases. Once email came along, business security grew to include software that monitors email for viruses and making sure that everyone only uses their corporate accounts.Full Story
Bid for investigation into blacklisting by security services. Lawyers have launched a bid for a formal investigation into the role of the security services in the construction workers' blacklist scandal. A formal complaint has been lodged with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal - an independent judicial body which hears claims about surveillance by public bodies.
Some victims suspect special branch police officers or spies from MI5 helped the now defunct Consulting Association to compile the 3,213-name list of construction workers.
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They will be there Saturday only. Pinguard are late entries but they have an amazing range of shields for just about any code keypad.
UAP TradeLocks always pull out all the stops at The Locksmiths Exhibition to make sure they exceed their visitor's expectations and leave them talking about new things to come, and this year is no different.
Following the announcement last week that UBM Live's Protection & Management Series will be moving to ExCel London from June 2014, UBM Live today revealed the overwhelming support received from the industry following the news.