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15th May 2013 Issue no. 168
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Hundreds of locks on cell doors at a US prison opened simultaneously over the weekend - but no one escaped. About 500 locks popped open inside the Montgomery County jail, prompting officials to declare a security emergency that included posting about 20 police cars on the perimeter of the facility.
Top U.S. security officials face a grilling from lawmakers on Tuesday over whether authorities who have charged one man with the Boston Marathon bombings may have overlooked warning signs two years ago flagging the other suspect.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was formally charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death at a bedside hearing on Monday in his hospital room, where he was recovering from gunshot wounds suffered in shootouts with police.Full Story
The US House of Representatives has passed legislation designed to help companies and the government share information on cyber threats, though concerns linger about the amount of protection the bill offers for private information.
This is the second go-around for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act after it passed the House last year but stalled in the Senate after President Barack Obama threatened to veto it over privacy concerns.Full Story
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While IFSEC is on this week we have selected a small handful of exhibitors to preview. Next year the show changes venue to London and while it is already the world's biggest show of its kind, I think we can really expect to see a spike in visitor numbers then.
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ASSA ABLOY and HID Global, both leading global brands, are joining forces at IFSEC 2013 to showcase a broad range of electronic access control products and solutions. These include standalone, integrated, wired, wireless and IP access control solutions to address customer security requirements across multiple vertical sectors and applications.
Ingersoll Rand recently launched its new aptiQ multi-technology reader at IFSEC 2013, as well as demonstrating the new CISA eSIGNO contactless lock, the PegaSys intelligent access control system, and Interflex customised solutions. Their electronic access control products including biometric handreaders will also be linked up to Ingersoll Rand’s software solutions for a live, interactive experience.
Paxton are introducing the Net2 Entry Vandal Resistant Panel at IFSEC 2013. A smart, simple and super tough door entry solution, the panel is made from marine grade stainless steel with an attractive finish that will withstand the elements.
As market leaders providing electronic solutions for the Automotive industry, Hickleys have developed their product range to include electronic solutions and devices for government agencies and commercial security operations. Products include Mobile Phone Detectors, Signal Jammers, Secure Phones, Anti Surveilance Devices.
Facial Recognition Goes Supersonic.
SMP Community range of Cash & Jewellery Safes in 6 grades.
SMP are the only UK manufactured to test to 6 grades in a range of sizes to suit all requirements inc deposit models.
Test certificates are to BSEN 14450, 1143 & 1183 and are ratified throughout Europe.
Members of Eurosafe.
Protection for staff and stock from forced entry at vulnerable moments, like closing time. Lockpoint's Wyvern encrypted wireless access control system can be activated by key fob or panic button at the first sign of danger. No electrical wiring. Easy-fit and suitable for most inwardly opening doors. Visit us on stand 4/F162.
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Van users have been reminded by The Fuelcard People of ever-tighter emissions controls. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager, said: "Life is already tough for anyone running vans or other LCVs, but those who fail to address emissions reduction will find it getting harder. As restrictions spread, the worst polluters will soon find themselves running out of road.
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Liquid Voice, a highly respected call recording and contact centre solutions specialists, has completed a successful IVR project for SitexOrbis, the UK's market leader in property and people protection services. The project as part of the SitexOrbis code5 lone worker protection service integrates call recording, IVR, GPS, scheduling and incident handling systems to help the 24/7 response team provide rapid assistance to 14,500 lone workers in a potentially dangerous situation. This is handled through their own BS8484 alarm receiving centre.
UBM Live - organiser of IFSEC International and FIREX International, the world's leading annual security and fire events - has announced the shortlist for the IFSEC & FIREX Industry Awards 2013.
Carefully drawn up from the wide number of entrants across the security and fire sectors, the following categories have been shortlisted:
Two men have told how they cheated death at a railway level crossing when the gates closed in on their van without warning as a train approached.
Steve Bulleyment corand Simon Bates were just 20ft away as the barriers in Metheringham, Lincolnshire, started to shut.Full Story
The two-year experiment was carried out by a security manager at the campus who had seen similar studies suggest that people behave better when they feel they are being watched.
Academics found that bike racks which had eyes placed above them experienced 62 per cent fewer thefts than the previous year, while those without eyes saw thefts increase by 63 per cent.Full Story