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6th August 2014 Issue no. 228
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The system features a horizontal keyway that takes a reversible key combining a high level of both technical and legal copy protection.
The ministry of interior says it will arrest and prosecute all unregistered locksmiths in the country. According to the Minister, Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, most of the locksmiths in the country are unregistered and there is "evidence available that unregistered locksmiths aid armed robbers by making keys for them."
The Minister explained that by law, locksmiths should secure permits from the Ministry of Interior.
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A change of venue means we have more space for exhibitors and for the demonstration/lecture areas. A full list of available sessions will be published soon. The hotel is only one mile from J26 of the M1 and only 15 miles from East Midlands Airport. The Nottingham Belfry hotel Mellors Way, Off Woodhouse Way NG8 6PY.
Hickleys has published its training course dates. The courses last from one to 10 days and are as comprehensive as you would expect from one of the country's leading suppliers of tools to the locksmithing trade.
The courses include Electronic Keycutting, Eeprom and Microprocessor Programming, Auto Locksmith Training, and, as a means of gaining an additional revenue stream for this sector, Air Conditioning Training.
Gary Trotter, general manager at leading CCTV installer - Hadrian Technology - makes suggestions on how CCTV should be used in Britain, following a recent Channel 4 documentary which poses some interesting questions about whether we sacrifice privacy in return for feeling safer.
Transom door closers from Alpro Architectural Hardware have been installed at Le Bistrot Pierre on Caroline Street in Cardiff. The venue, which is in the heart of the city and near the Millennium Stadium, is the eleventh to open in a family of individually-themed restaurants serving award-winning provincial French food.
In just the last 18 months alone (between December 2012 and June 2014) there have been 74 school shootings in the US. In response, an influx of products have hit the market in an effort to help save lives in the wake of these seemingly inevitable tragedies.
Recognising the need for a simple, strong and highly effective solution, The Bilco Company, a manufacturer of specialty access products, has teamed up with Troy Lowe, decorated military veteran, firefighter and SWAT team member, to manufacture and distribute the Barracuda intruder defence system, a door security device designed to protect occupants against building trespassers.
Starting at nearly £1m, these luxury apartments in the centre of London are greatly sought after. Developer St. Edwards required an access control solution that would meet the needs and expectations of future residents.
PSIM pioneers, ISM, inventors of Genesys Security Control Room Management System (The patent protected system that renders servers redundant with its unique migrating driver technology.) have announced a partnership with Penta Techsecure, who will be acting as their business development partner in the Middle East, responsible for first-line sales and support.
It's a timely move ahead of the imminent launch of the Arabic version of Genesys.
AMX 2.17 now supports a wider range of fire control panels and adds many new and innovative feature enhancements to ensure that the system maintains its leading position in the market.
Allegion (formerly Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies) has announced a key appointment which will see the leading provider of safety and security products strengthen its share of the electronic access control market in the UK hospitality sector.
Colin Green has joined Allegion as Area Sales Manager Hospitality, covering the Midlands and North regions. Having worked in both the security and hospitality sectors in a career spanning 18 years, Colin brings a wealth of experience to his new role.
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A new portable lock to keep people safe when they are on the move has been invented by a London Docklands entrepreneur, who is looking to crowd-source funding for his business.Full Story
Now in its second year, the Yale supported initiative is designed to create awareness around home security across the UK. It will run throughout October, featuring a series of hints and tips to highlight the ways consumers can keep their homes, families and possessions safe during the dark nights.
Midlands based security experts Mint Security Systems have achieved a silver medal from the National Security Inspectorate, (NSI) the independent regulator and leading certification body for the security sector.
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has just released the newest Device Pack 7.4 for the XProtect portfolio of VMS products. This update adds another 20 percent new or updated device drivers to XProtect, since the monumental device pack 7.2 release in February when Milestone celebrated record support of 3,000 devices from more than 100 camera manufacturers.