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25th September 2013 Issue no. 185
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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This Week's News
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.
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.
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.
Y3K, 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 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.
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.
Private security guards in Pretoria, South Africa, have joined the list of employees around the country who have gone on strike over wage increases.
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.
TradeLocks 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.
Operations at the centre are supported by stringent security measures which ensure access to and within the building is controlled and restricted to authorised personnel whose use of site keys can be seen with clear audit trail capability.
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.
Key highlights for Mul-T-Lock at MLA Expo 2013 included the KC5 semi-automatic key cutting machine, three patented cylinder systems and the innovative modular cylinder assembly kit for Locksmiths.
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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.