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10th September 2014 Issue no. 231
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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.
The innovation here is simple: the frame of the bicycle becomes the lock.
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The Ministry of Justice received a monetary penalty of £180,000 last week following a serious breach of the Data Protection Act. The breach was caused by the loss of an unencrypted hard drive at HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire in May last year. The drive contained sensitive information relating to 2,935 prisoners.
The ICO recommends that portable and mobile devices containing personal information, the loss of which could cause damage and distress to the individuals affected, should be encrypted.
Easily retrofitted to any door, this intelligent wire-free closer learns the sound of your specific fire alarm, releasing the door in the event of a fire. The closer is swing-free too, making the door responsively light to handle, and the simple answer to legally holding open fire doors to ease access.
Wavesight Wireless Solutions Pvt Ltd has announced a new partnership with UK-based SmartWitness. Wavesight Wireless Solutions Pvt Ltd, has signed an exclusive agreement with market-leading vehicle CCTV supplier SmartWitness to supply the SmartWitness range of transport solutions to the bourgeoning Indian market.
SmartWitness, a division of global CCTV manufacturer and distributor Y3K, already distributes its VOSA-compliant products, which have been approved for use in commercial vehicles, to over 50 countries around the world.
With over 750 scientists at the facility working on the development of many of Unilever's products and foods, there is a constant need for high levels of security and worker safety.
Now there’s a visitor management software program that fits any size business, school, or healthcare facility. The new “eVisitorPass” visitor management system, by Data Management Inc. of Farmington, Conn., USA, makes it easy for organisations to register, badge, track, and run reports on visitors of all kinds, including vendors, contractors, and family members.
This latest addition to DMI’s Visitor Pass Solutions product line combines secure cloud-based data storage with a simple app that installs in minutes. “eVisitorPass” starts with affordable essentials, and then lets users build from there.
Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) and network cameras from Axis Communications are helping all of the campus locations for the University of the West of Scotland to more efficiently manage security through one unified surveillance solution, designed, delivered and maintained by Boston Networks.
The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is one of the country’s largest modern universities, providing higher education and innovative research, with campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley which indicates an important regional role in the communities.
Camera developed by MOBOTIX Advanced Partner for extremely hazardous environments proves popular. MOBOTIX AGhas announced that SeSys, an Advanced Partner has shipped its 500th ATEX / IECEx digital IP CCTV camera based on a modified MOBOTIX core within a unique design certified for use within inhospitable, hazardous or explosive areas.
The SeSys ATEX and IECEx certified models offer high resolution images for live monitoring and can include integral storage to record any images for post processing or record keeping. Recording can be event driven based on motion, light, or an external trigger for example a temperature or water vapour sensor.
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It doesn't seem that just 5 years ago Tradelocks launched in the UK market. Five years ago the Locksmith Industry had no knowledge of Tradelocks or Genuine Lishi, yet today they have more than 30 distributors and export to 25 countries!
Skyguard - Europe's premier personal safety service, are pleased to announce that Quattro Telematics are the latest organisation to join their Business Associate Programme.
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.
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.
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