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4th June 2014 Issue no. 219
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This new interior for the RAM ProMaster offers a multitude of storage features designed with locksmiths' needs in mind. There is plenty of storage space within locking cabinets and drawer units for large and small cargo. The RAM ProMaster features a workbench that gives locksmiths a surface to actually work on in the van.
When the home or workplace succumbs to fire, the destruction of documents such as insurance policies, wills, passports and certificates can greatly prolong the time it takes for a person or company to get their affairs back in order.
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
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The incident took place in Georgia, USA, with one girl pronounced dead at the scene while the second teenager died later following a devastating hit and run in northern Georgia.
Juliana Ferrell, 16, was pronounced dead on Friday. She was hit earlier last week with two other girls when a locksmith who was chasing a man who drove away before paying for a lockout service lost control of his car.Full Story
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Of note are the radio-activated Agent E swinghandle with RFID card reader and the biometric access control systems with fingerprint scanning developed in partnership with Digitus-Biometrics.
The more conventional modular components in the catalogue are centred on the EMKA locks, handles, hinges and sealing profiles, but the 2014 edition offers greater coverage on technologies associated with these modular systems in production of standard and custom components for industry, transport, electronics and production environments.
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has announced a new licensing concept for analog cameras used with the forthcoming XProtect 2014 family of VMS products.
In the new licensing concept, only one hardware device license is needed per analog-to-IP encoder unit, regardless of the number of analog cameras connected to the encoder unit. The new Milestone licensing concept will be in effect from May 21 for all XProtect 2014 VMS products.
Since the announcement of the 2015 dates last week, stand reservations rocketed to 50% of the available space. There were requests for bigger stands and three new companies asked if there was space for them to exhibit.
Security specialist urges the discussion of how CCTV could be used to prevent mistreatment in care homes to continue.
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US locksmith sues Google for showing unlicensed locksmiths on Google Maps and taking their ads. We'll keep you informed as we hear more.
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One of the most complex criminal investigations the Information Commissioner's Office has ever undertaken was brought to a close in April, as the last person behind a company that tricked organisations into revealing personal information about hundreds of individuals was successfully prosecuted under the DPA.
The investigation focused on the activities of a tracing agency called ICU Investigations Limited. The company was run by Barry Spencer and Adrian Stanton and worked on behalf of clients to trace individuals, primarily for the purpose of debt recovery.
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.