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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
18th September 2013 Issue no. 184

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Home security solutions market worth $34.46 billion by 2017 - new report by MarketsandMarkets

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.

Skyguard launches MySOS Mandown the personal safety device for high risk lone workers

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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.

Urmet's new S-Steel range - now available in kit form and compatible with all systems: analogue, 2wire GSM and IP

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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.

The Bary Garage Door bolt

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Newstar Door Controls has launched a brand new product added to their extensive and growing range, the Bary Garage door bolt.

"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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This Week's News

IFSEC Istanbul Conference paints a picture for the next ten years

IFSEC Istanbul 2013 takes place from 30th September- 2nd October 2013 and features a dedicated conference programme as part of the ongoing education delivered by the IFSEC Academy.

The high-level conference will address the current state of the security and fire markets, with its content designed to help shape the future for both across the next decade.

Security cameras that were not so secure after all

A company that sells security cameras that were hacked, causing live feeds from hundreds of homes and small businesses to appear on the Internet, has settled allegations that it failed to adequately secure the devices.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said TRENDnet failed to take steps needed to protect the users, mainly families, that purchased the SecurView cameras, which had faulty software.

Data protection authorities' enquiries into PRISM continue

The Article 29 Working Party, made up of representatives of the 27 EU data protection authorities including the UK's ICO, is continuing its enquiries into whether the PRISM surveillance programme complies with European data protection law.

ACT launches ACTpro eLock and ACTenterprise, access control software suite

e-lock.jpgAccess Control Technology (ACT), the Irish-based access control manufacturer, has announced the launch of their latest product, the ACTpro eLock. The ACTpro eLock will go on sale through the established ACT network of distributors this month.

Security tech firms hit jackpot in Asia casino boom

Asia's new mega-casinos are driving sales and innovation in advanced surveillance technology, from chips with built-in radio transmitters to high-definition, multi-lens, digital cameras that can scan huge gaming floors and catch the deftest sleight of hand.

Tens of thousands of security cameras, including some of the most advanced commercially available, have been installed in the southern Chinese territory of Macau alone in the past five years, and many thousands more are on order for the multi-billion-dollar hotel-casino resorts still in the pipeline.

'Security guard' robots being developed by UK universities

Robots which could operate as security guards or care home assistants of the future are being developed in a British-led £7.2 million project.

Researchers working on the STRANDS (spatio-temporal representations and activities for cognitive control in long-term scenarios) project are developing the highly complex computer software needed by robots which would allow them to work usefully in the real world clutter of an office, or a hospital.

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Sheltered housing secure with Mul-T-Lock

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Claremont Road Sheltered Housing offers 48 one bedroom flats for residents, together with a community lounge and guest facilities.

Protecting your email from DHAs

Spam has plagued email users since its inception. Users obtain a brand new email address only to be pummeled with spam and phishing campaigns, sometimes within a matter of hours.

Without fail, cybercriminals seem to have access to a never-ending supply of email addresses and other personally identifying information to fuel spam, phishing and malware activities.

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SSAIB names its new Manned Services Scheme Manager

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ISI Security Group announces unified brand

ISI Security Group, a Texas-based company providing critical security solutions in both the commercial sector and correctional facilities market, has announced that it will unify its subsidiary companies under one brand. ISI Security values the importance of being customer-focused, responsible and proactive and is a proven provider of physical and electronic security systems in the detention, government, manufacturing, medical, financial and defense markets.

As part of the rebranding process, ISI Security will also launch a new centralized website which will feature the products and services offered by all of its business units.

skyguard's ARC the first in the UK accredited to ACPO's secured by design

Skyguard one of Europe's premier personal safety services for lone workers, has become the first Alarm Receiving Centre in the UK to be awarded the prestigious 'Secured by Design' accreditation.

Based in Surrey, Skyguard's Incident Management Centre (IMC) is the first facility to have been audited to the 'ARC for Lone Workers' product category, by the Association of Chief Police Officer's (ACPO) Secured by Design scheme.

No security in half the trains to and from Mumbai

With rising incidences of crimes on long-distance trains, you would expect security to be beefed up. Sadly, most trains, both on Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR), are travelling without security staff from the Railway Protection Force (RPF). According to the official reply to an RTI application filed in August by Anis Khan, a railway activist, more than half of the trains running on Central and Western Railway are unattended by security staff. 

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Extended Warranty & Tech Support from Hickleys

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"Many customers have let their Extended Warranty and Tech Support lapse and are therefore running the risk of expensive repairs and long periods without a tester", says Hickleys.

Aldridge launch the new multi point locking catalogue

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Aldridge Security, the leading distributors of security products have launched their eagerly anticipated Multi-Point Locking Catalogue, which features an array of new product ranges tailored for the UPVC repair Market.

Make Your Door MAX6MUM SECURITY With a New iPad App

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UAP TradeLocks has launched a free iPad app that will enable users to customise their own MAX6MUM SECURITY door.

Skills for Security win further EU funding for second Leonardo da Vinci Mobility Project

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.

Business development manager focuses on new role

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CCTV specialist Hadrian Technology has appointed Chris Stott to the position of business development manager.

Wireless partnership

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's New Padlock Revolution

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.

Y3K teams up with newly promoted Premier League team Crystal Palace

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Y3K, a recognised key innovator in CCTV surveillance, and a company with one of the widest product ranges in the industry, helps secure Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace football club's ground in South London.

New boss of security firm G4S to outline revival plan

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.

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