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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
25th September 2013 Issue no. 185

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International 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.

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.

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

Access 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Man shoots locksmith during eviction

A man has been arrested after shooting a locksmith who was helping authorities serve him an eviction notice. Two officers knocked on the man's door to serve the notice, but no one answered. A locksmith then started drilling the door knob, when a gun shot was fired through the door, hitting the locksmith in the leg.

After a four hour stand off with the police in a gated San Ramon community, authorities say the man finally surrendered.

Reports say the 1.6 million dollar home was in foreclosure. The locksmith was taken to a hospital to treat his injuries.

Source: KVOA.com

ALEX is really ramping up

ALEX the Auto Locks Expo is really ramping up now with two new exhibitors signing up this week. D and E Architectural will be showing their new lock and MytradeTV will be on hand to discuss your video media needs.

The demonstrations and Training are all but finalised and a full announcement will be in Locks and Security News next Wednesday - QR fast entry codes can be downloaded from the website www.alexpo.co.uk using your username and password.

No foreign security company can operate in Pakistan

The National Assembly was informed that no foreign security company is allowed to operate in the country under the prescribed criteria for private security companies. Minister for Interior Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan told the House during question hour that if any company is illegally operating in the country then strict action will be taken against those who issued visas in this regard.

Leading UK based CCTV supplier Y3K appoints new International Sales Director to aid overseas expansion

* marcomarzano.jpgY3K, the UK's leading manufacturer and distributor of CCTV systems, has appointed Marco Marzano as International Sales Director. Marzano's remit will be to achieve significant growth and market share gains for Y3K and its group subsidiaries, Xvision, IQCCTV and SmartWitness, within the EMEA region.

MOBOTIX launches Lowlight Exposure Optimization - MxLEO and new DoorStation hardware

MxLeo_IM01.jpg_medium.jpgMOBOTIX AG launches the new Lowlight Exposure Optimization (MxLEO) software and new hardware for its building automation/home automation offering. The MxLEO is part of the latest MOBOTIX firmware 4.1.9 that also includes support for Hemispheric 5 Megapixel technology sensor modules.

Is your visitor management process "audit-ready"?

How effective is your visitor management process? Would it pass the scrutiny of a safety audit?

An increasingly popular visitor badge and sign-in book has caught the attention of security professionals around the world. The "Visitor Pass Solutions" product line's flagship product, which creates both an adhesive badge and duplicate log as visitors sign in, has a "visitor agreement" built right into it. This agreement obliges visitors to keep sensitive information confidential and limits their host's liability while on site.

Security guards strike in South Africa

Private security guards in Pretoria, South Africa, have joined the list of employees around the country who have gone on strike over wage increases.
An employer, who did not want to be named, said the guards were acting the victim.

Organisations urged to check home working policies are up to scratch

The ICO is warning organisations to make sure that they have adequate measures in place to make sure personal information being accessed and used by home workers is being kept secure.

The warning comes after Aberdeen City Council was served with a penalty of £100,000 after sensitive personal information relating to the care of vulnerable children was inadvertently posted online by one of their home workers. The information was freely available for a three-month period before a council employee spotted it and the information was taken down.

UAP TradeLocks impress at Expo

* UAP-TradeLocks-stand.jpgTradeLocks launched its new Mortice Lock Impressioning Kit, which enables locksmiths to make Mortice Lock keys on the go. This went down well with Locksmiths who were keen to get their orders in. Nigel Tolley made an appearance on the stand on the Saturday to help demo this new tool to visitors.

Management systems from Traka are being used by BT to track keys at its £90m flagship International Data Centre in Cardiff Bay, Wales.

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Taxi company to save thousands with in car CCTV

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A North East taxi company, whose insurance has doubled in the last three years, is set to save thousands by installing state of the art CCTV in its fleet, thanks to a pioneering technology firm. C&D Taxis, which operates across Tyne and Wear, entrusted the help of Sunderland-based Hadrian Technology to install cutting-edge cameras in its cars, which record both inside and outside the vehicle.

Mul-T-Locks Expo success

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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.

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