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27th August 2014 Issue no. 229
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The European Locksmith Federation are pleased to announce as part of the ELF Convention in Dublin in May 2015; there will be an International Lock Conference along with product exhibitions, educational classes & social events.
Sponsored by ASSA ABLOY the conference features speakers and topics from an international line-up:
Exhibitors this year are:- KAP Diagnostics (sponsor) SKS - Lockdecoders - Locksure Insurance - Advanced Keys - NW Keys - SILCA - Key Programmers - Trackit 247 - Locks4vans - Hickleys - Dand E - 3D Group - Davenport Burgess - Lock Doktor (Ireland) - Reallygoodseo - Locks and Security Magazine.
by Martin Beckford, Mail On Sunday
Police are urging motorists to search out their old-fashioned crook locks after modern car security systems have become an easy target for thieves.
Organised gangs who steal luxury models to order are thought to be behind an increase in car thefts, having mastered how to get around high-tech security devices. They can trick the 'keyless' ignition systems found in top-end cars with blank microchips that can be reprogrammed to start the engine. Others use 'jammers' to stop cars locking when drivers press their remote keys after parking.Full Story
According to 'Access Control', a new Market Update by market intelligence provider, Key Note, new construction orders in the UK rose by 14.8% in 2013.
The construction of new buildings is a main determinant for demand in the access control market. In 2013, the UK access control market grew by 2.9%, after witnessing weak growth in the previous year. Audio and video entryphone systems are a low-cost solution for access control installers. Keypad access-control entry systems have been extremely popular for the past few years, and the market is now fairly mature.
Hadrian Technology's HD CCTV system means North East museum can exhibit valuable manuscript. South Shields Museum and Art Gallery has invested in a state-of-the-art CCTV system in order to secure a sought-after manuscript for its latest exhibition.
Sunderland-based security specialists, Hadrian Technology, installed the new cameras in advance of the museum's 'The Boldon Book' exhibition, which runs until 2 November 2014.
Hopefully you will not encounter any legal issues in the course of your work, but if you do it might be useful to be aware of what the legal profession must do to keep the personal information they handle secure.
The Information Commissioner has issued a warning to barristers and solicitors about the need to keep personal information secure. The warning comes after 15 incidents involving the loss of personal information by legal professionals have been reported to the ICO within the past three months.
The innovation here is simple: the frame of the bicycle becomes the lock.
Elliot Adams, communications manager at Yelp, explains the best way small businesses can use their online profile to attract and maintain customers.
MEL Secure Systems has launched a new high performance HD-SDI Periscope camera. Designed for law enforcement and broadcast applications in a wide range of mobile or fixed covert surveillance operations, the camera will deliver reliable and resilient performance in all weather conditions.
The new camera includes an HD-SDI interface to transmit uncompressed surveillance images in 1080p resolution at full frame rates over coaxial cable making installation a quick and trouble-free process. It uses a a Sony day/night camera module with image stabilisation and transmits HD images at high speed to be received at distances of up to 100 metres without requiring repeaters.
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News in Brief
Tech giant Google faces a lawsuit claiming it allows fraudulent locksmiths to advertise on its search engines, diverting business away from legitimate locksmith companies. Source: wsbtv.com/news
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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