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18th June 2014 Issue no. 221
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Security workers in New Zealand are spending up to NZ $1300 on stab-proof vests to protect themselves against violent attacks in increasingly high-risk jobs, say suppliers of the hi-tech garments.
A rising number of security guards, door staff, animal control officers and noise patrol officers are wearing the vests to reduce the risk of life-threatening injuries on the job.Full Story
Tourists have been evacuated from one of the most iconic bridges in Paris after it began to crumble under the weight of thousands of 'love locks'. A chunk of the Pont des Arts bridge fell away on Sunday night and the police were called to seal off the area.Full Story
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
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.
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The market-leading access control product comprises an innovative design with advanced security features and is now available in four finishes; satin silver, polished silver, satin bronze and polished gold - enabling the hospitality sector to combine top security levels with sleek designs.
Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Denmark-based Milestone Systems A/S, a world leading provider of open platform video management software, via its subsidiary Canon Europa N.V. The new combination will create a formidable player in the fast growing network video surveillance market by combining the strengths of Canon’s innovative imaging technology with Milestone’s best in class video management software expertise.
iBin Innovations Ltd has selected KitLock 1000 cabinet locks to secure its range of parcel delivery boxes. iBins provide a convenient and safe place for couriers to leave home delivered goods when there's nobody at home to sign for them.
"While Internet shopping itself is convenient because you can browse and compare products from the comfort of your own home, waiting in for the delivery isn't," explains Andrew Burton, owner of iBin Innovations Ltd.
"We have been asked many times to develop a budget Rim Cylinder, but we didn't want to just launch something that was the same as what is already on the market. Instead we sat back, asked a lot of questions, and sampled a lot of product. And now we have what we believe to be one of the best Rim Cylinders on the market!
"The TL Rim Cylinder is a 6 Pin, Patented Anti-Bump, Anti-Drill, Anti-Pick cylinder, available in Polished Brass or Polished Chrome. And as an added important feature, the TL cylinder can be keyed to any of the UAP and UAP+ 1* Kitemark cylinders!
Skyguard - Europe's personal safety service for lone workers, is launching an iPhone version of its 'Skyguard for Smartphone' software. The app, which converts an iPhone into a fully functional personal safety device, is an expansion of Skyguard's range which already includes software for Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Mobile handsets, as well as dedicated devices.
Police Scotland has recently announced details of the security suppliers selected to deliver a safe and secure Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer. Following a robust and competitive tendering process, which examined key factors including capability and value for money, a total of 17 companies have now been contracted to deliver security and stewarding services at the event, which commences next month after seven years of careful planning.
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The Alpro units have a shear holding force of 1,200kg and are securing doors on the main pavilion and indoor training facilities. They were installed as part of a £7m scheme to convert a dilapidated recreation ground into inclusive community facilities which have increased public participation in sports activities.
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.
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.