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19th March 2014 Issue no. 208
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A two-month Australian study commissioned by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), a global, non-profit, data protection watchdog agency, has found significant amounts of personal information left on recycled computers.
Although the system can be used as a new installation, the electronic lock has the same fixing holes as the majority of mechanical digital locks enabling access control systems to be upgraded simply and quickly.
The Abloy Protec drill plus the solid Tungsten Carbide German ‘Locksmiths Drill’, are amongst the new products.
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This Week's News
A new venue has been contracted with better facilities for training and exhibitions space, in a hotel environment that has a pool and spa facilities as well as a gym, and more importantly, bars.
The new Venue is the Nottingham Belfry Hotel, Mellors Way, Nottingham, NG8 6PY just one mile from J26 of the M1.
New learning materials would be offered to UK schools to publicise jobs in the sector, the Department for Business, Innovations and Skills said.
A recent report said limited awareness of cyber-security as a profession had created a skills shortage. One expert said the UK was at risk of being "left behind and at a disadvantage globally."Full Story
Atus, one of Europe's leading suppliers of advanced personal security and paging systems, has introduced an entirely new product category: the new AtusSmartBadge. It works in conjunction with a Smart Phone and immediately relays business-related messages sent to that phone.
But because the ultra-lightweight SmartBadge can be worn on a lapel or clipped to a shirt pocket, those urgent messages will be seen immediately.
Over the past year, Southeastern Trains has upgraded security at its Ramsgate Engineering Depot, where its trains are maintained, cleaned and serviced. Ramsgate is also an important location for the comings and goings of many of the company's staff.
The initial requirement for the project was to increase security at barriers in and out of the site, ensuring access was strictly monitored.
US tax officials have disclosed that keys at two leased Treasury Department buildings in Washington have been 'compromised', and the agency has signed off on an emergency no-bid contract for a locksmith to change hundreds of locks.
The $32,000 sole source contract states that about 760 cylinders had to be re-pinned, and only one locksmith Baltimore-based Bill Lorenz Locksmith could do the job because that company designed the system for the Treasury buildings.
Milestone XProtect Corporate open platform IP video management software (VMS) with XProtect Smart Client and network cameras from Axis Communications are being deployed across all of Paul Smith's 45 stores as part of the UK-based retailer's first comprehensive, company-wide IT refresh.
Initially the new digital video system is being used for loss prevention but once it is fully implemented worldwide by the end of 2015, Paul Smith plans to use it for business intelligence to assist retail operations management.
By Gordon McIntyre
French security expert Eric Filiol withdrew as a speaker at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver for fear his presentation would be useful to terrorists.
One problem in the business of spreading high-tech news about cyber-warfare is that bad guys get the information, too. And that gets the attention of the spooks. With that in mind, one of the speakers who was scheduled to address the CanSecWest security conference at Vancouver's Sheraton Wall Centre withdrew because his presentation would be useful to terrorists.Full Story
Built by Laing O'Rourke at a cost of £225m and opened in 2011, the hospital provides both complex and routine surgical and medical services. It has a trauma centre, accident & emergency department, orthopaedic centre and women & children's centre.
Security researchers have analysed the much publicised Target breach but a new investigative report indicates that the company ignored the warning signs.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek recently launched an investigation into the malware that opened the door for cybercriminals to steal the personal information of about 70 million consumers at the end of last year.
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A Fire Door Education Programme for professionals involved in the inspection, installation and repair of fire doors has just been jointly launched by BRE and the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF). This has been developed following widespread publicity and concerns that the integrity of fire doors is being compromised in residential apartment blocks and public buildings.
London, 19 February 2013. IFSEC International, organised by UBM Live, continues to thrive as the only destination to serve the whole security buying chain, which has been solidified by its move to ExCeL London from 17-19 June.
The Brighouse-based business, which recently announced a further £2.1million investment from its owners, the Jain family, created the position in order to boost the company's product development capabilities at a time when it is pushing to firmly re-establish its position as the leading player in the home window and door security market.
Sold Secure is one of the leading suppliers of test and certification services for security related products. Working with companies world-wide we assess products to see whether strict performance criteria are met and where applicable allow the use of the coveted Sold Secure approved logo.
Rockley & Son Ltd are the UK Importers of the revolutionary 3D Pro Xtreme Key Machine. The 3D Pro Xtreme Key Machine is claimed to be the most advanced key machine in the market.
Designed and manufactured in the USA by Laser Key Products the 3D Pro Xtreme Key Machine offers you the ability to cut Domestic, Automotive, Laser, Dimple, Tubular and Tibbe keys, to copy and to code all in one machine.
With the introduction and continued development of Flexi-Range, Windowparts is providing a range of easy to fit solutions for numerous applications. Come and visit us in the Atrium to see our range of show products and special clearance items.
Rumour has it the Brisant “BS” is not the only new cylinder to be launched at the show.
We're also booking discounted places on our 1:1 Advanced Locksmith Courses for those of you who want to improve your skills, or learn new ones. Why not come and talk to our head trainers themselves and see how we can help improve your business?
On display is Break Secure XP, which remains one of the innovative few cylinder only solutions to achieve the coveted BSI Kitemark TS007 3* accreditation. Visitors will also see Smartair in action, demonstrating how easily it can upgrade any mechanical system to an access control solution.