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11th September 2013 Issue no. 183
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"At Newstar we understand the importance of securing any garage", says the firm's Carla Messent. "Not just used to put a car in, many of them contain everything other than the car! Commonly used to store garden and DIY tools, bicycles, ladders, camping equipment and much more which can add up to a great deal of value."
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"We are just finalising training which if you didn't attend last year was praised by all that attended the sessions", Says organiser Mick Friend. "We have a dedicated demo area where you can watch the under bonnet/dashboard action being relayed by CCTV onto two huge plasma screens with live commentary.
According to a new market research report "Home Security Solutions Market - Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 - 2017) By Products, Security System Solutions & Homes" published by MarketsandMarkets, the home security solutions market, on the whole, is expected to reach $34.46 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 9.1% from 2012 to 2017.
Global Security Experts announced an update to its innovative security invention contest: applicants must be licensed locksmiths or security professionals, and the grand-prize winner will be able to choose between an $11,000 prize and an exciting profit-sharing option.
But for only £16.95 per month auto locksmiths can get all of the following benefits:
Skyguard - the personal safety service for lone workers and at risk individuals is pleased to announce the launch of MySOS Mandown - Europe's smallest personal safety device fitted with a sensor which automatically raises an alarm to Skyguard's Incident Management Centre in the event of a fall or sudden impact.
Among the exhibitors at the MLA Expo 2013 at Telford, will be Alpro Architectural Hardware the independent supplier of both mechanical and electro-mechanical products in the UK commercial aluminium OEM marketplace and access control environment.
The Alpro product range to be seen on Stand No 25 comprises a variety of contemporary handle styles, which are both hard wearing and aesthetically pleasing, with bespoke designs available to your own specifications. The Alpro range also includes deadlocks, deadlatches, lock accessories, cylinders, transom door closers, flushbolts, armoured strikes, digital locks, lever and paddle handles. All of which have been designed for the commercial aluminium door industry.
With the successful launch of the new S-Steel range of entry panels, Urmet, Europe's largest door-entry manufacturer, is now pleased to offer this award-winning panel as part of a kit, providing installers with unbeatable value and flexibility. No matter what cabling you're using, these kits are compatible with all of Urmet's systems, including analogue, 2 wire, GSM and IP.
Locking and security technology can often seem - fittingly - like a revolving door. Just when a particular advancement seems poised to be the next big thing, some other development springboards onto the scene rendering the former antiquated. This is not relegated just to hospitality technology; many a modern convenience has fallen prey to the allure of a later and greater discovery.Full Story
Established eleven years ago Transport Security Expo is the largest business to business event in the UK that will bring the international Aviation, Maritime, Supply Chain and Public Transport communities together at one major-scale event.
An exhibition, conference, workshop and networking evening bring together all aspects of these industries to review the latest information on current and future threats, debate best practice and review the latest technologies through the gathering of leading industry suppliers.
More than 20% of people are keeping up the old tradition of leaving a spare key hidden outdoors, a new survey by Keytek Locksmiths has revealed.
Of those interviewed, 2% said they kept a key under a plant pot, 6% under a mat, 7% elsewhere in the garden, and 6% in the garage or shed.
Four New Zealand security technology companies have formed an alliance to promote New Zealand's expertise in the sector to overseas customers.
Technology companies Tait Communications, Wynyard Group, Gallagher and Endace have formed the Security Technology Alliance (STA).Full Story
New York based KeyMe is hoping to solve that problem of peplacing lost keys by creating a secure, cloud-based keychain that stores keys' cutting instructions and makes it easy to walk into a locksmith to have a replacement made. Their iOS app enables users to scan and store their keys at any time.
During an emergency meeting held yesterday, senior managers confirmed to the council's audit panel that it was the victim of "organised crime activity" which had resulted in the external fraud.
Council bosses also told the panel that other organisations had been targeted in a similar way outside of Northern Ireland by experienced criminals.Full Story
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Skills for Security are pleased to have secured yet more funding for the Security Industry in the form of financial support for the Leonardo da Vinci Mobility Programme (2013-2015)
This builds on our existing Leonardo project and will allow us to offer opportunities to apprentices working in the UK Electronic Security Systems or Providing Security Services sector to travel to an EU country to work with their European colleagues to enhance their skills and knowledge. These new skills can then be brought back to the UK workplace.
A partnership between OCS and Wavesight has been formed to deliver a new wireless CCTV network for Boston Borough Council, Lincolnshire. OCS was selected by Lincolnshire Council to supply, install, commission and deploy the communication infrastructure in a major fibre-to-wireless switch-out and IP camera upgrade in the area of Boston.
Mul-T-Lock UK has launched a new animated video to highlight the importance of choosing the right level of padlock security for the right application. The new animation, which is now available to view on youtube includes common misconceptions of padlocks alongside hints and tips on choosing the right level of security.
The new boss of G4S faces a major test next week, when interim results give him an opportunity to show how he plans to improve the reputation and finances of the world's biggest security company following a series of blunders.
Gaffes including last year's last-minute failure to provide thousands of security guards for the London Olympics have complicated the company's efforts to win outsourcing contracts, especially in the UK, its home market.
ALEX is only 11 weeks away – If you're serious about vehicle work, if you really want to know more, then this is the show for you. Held over two days at the East Midlands Conference Centre opening 0900 both days, Breakfast will be available on site as well as great food at realistic prices throughout the day.
If you have previously registered then you can just re-print your QR- fast entry code or if not then just register.
Following recommendations from the Richard Review of Apprenticeships, the UK Government has decided to propose a shake up to the way apprenticeship funding is handled in England.