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21st May 2014 Issue no. 217
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MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project at Wm Morrison Supermarkets that is helping to secure access and reduce management complexity across 40 critical sites supporting the retailers "farm to fork" business strategy.
This wireless, self-powered device enhances the functionality of the industry standard SecureSeal Data reusable seal used on each trailer door to provide an automated audit trail of security sealing to Mothercare's loss prevention team.
The mechanical lock industry is experiencing an increased penetration of Chinese suppliers into the international market and despite the growing popularity of access control systems driving the adoption of electronic locking devices, mechanical locks are not projected to falter any time soon.
By Jessica Jerreat
Intelligence agencies are working with airline experts to improve defenses against cyber attacks which could be used to bring down a plane. A new program involving government and aviation employees has been set up outside Washington DC as security experts warn the current systems are vulnerable to attack.
Currently, a hacker could bring down air traffic control systems, break into navigation equipment or even potentially take over the controls of a plane.Full Story
Like its little brother, the Mantis 80 is available with a range of stylish stainless steel covers, allowing architects and designers a much greater degree of freedom to integrate perimeter security with modern buildings and landscaping.
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This Week's News
Yale urges locksmiths to make the most of summer sales opportunities with its 'Operation Safe Summer' trade initiative. At the heart of 'Operation Safe Summer' is a major consumer marketing campaign, 'Unlock Your Summer.'
Stand pre-booking has been at a higher level than previous years, giving testament to the popularity of this show by exhibitors and visitors alike. So far around 30% of exhibitors have reserved their spaces from 2014.
Exeter-based national company LockRite Locksmiths Ltd, were awarded the ISO 9001 accreditation by QMS International plc. LockRite add the prestigious quality management award to their existing CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment scheme) accreditation.
LockRite who were founded in 2007, have grown during the worst recession in recent memory, to become probably the largest uniformed network of Locksmith engineers in the UK, with over 70 franchised outlets.
Unbeatable Cars, a large car supermarket, operates across two sites in Portsmouth and Crawley, and were finding its previous manual system to be slow and inefficient.
The intercom units, which are available with Urmet's award-winning S-Steel panel, use a SIM card for communication and access control. When activated, a call is established to a pre-designated number - either a landline or a mobile telephone - creating a line of communication and giving the user the ability to open up to two access points.
Critics say beautiful bridges are being blighted by an epidemic of ugly padlocks "spreading like fungus". But is the growing trend for love locks really a thoughtless act of vandalism, or just a harmless expression of love?
It seemed romantic when Carolyn Barnabo and Clive Roberts attached a padlock to the Pont des Arts and symbolically threw the key into the Seine.Full Story
Meanwhile, on the road, Evander's continuing drive to improve safety standards across its fleet saw the company achieve a 51% accident and incident cost reduction in the first 18 months, going from a monthly average cost of £11,981 in 2012 to £5,870 in 2013.
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Fire crews had to be called to Exmouth seafront on Sunday after a member of the public became stuck in the new public toilets.
A fire engine was sent to Queens Drive to release a person locked in after an electronic lock had failed. Crews used small tools to release the person. The new toilet block was opened on the seafront only last month.
Source: Exeter Express & Echo
By Dominic Gover
Electronic gadgets capable of hacking into a car's security systems are enabling thieves to steal thousands of cars with the minimum of effort. Sky News reported that half of all car thefts in London last year were carried out without resorting to force, such as smashing a window or intimidating the owner.
Facewatch and Littoralis are pleased to announce that they are working together to develop an integrated business crime service to enhance their ability to support Police, Partnerships and Businesses in the reduction and prevention of crime.
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