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5th November 2014 Issue no. 239
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A Northern Virginia locksmith has sued Google, Yellowbook (hibu) and Ziplocal under multiple state and federal laws, including the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), "to remove fraudulent locksmith listings from their search results."
The complaint alleges that Google and the other defendants permitted illegal locksmith listings in search results causing $8.4 million in lost earnings/profits to the plaintiff, which was at one point an advertiser in each of the defendant services.Full Story
Automotive technology expert SBD and global information assurance firm NCC Group have announced a unique and strategic partnership to improve automotive cyber security.
Milestone Arcus embedded Video Management System is maturing into intelligent cameras. Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), is announcing the next step for open platform technology driving innovation through embedded solutions.
It's been said there's no such thing as an unpickable lock. That may be true - but this innovative lock assembly just bested one of the Internet's most famous lock-pickers, who calls it "the weirdest lock on Earth."
The pin/tumbler mechanism found in simple cylinder locks is notoriously easy to beat. Armed with patience and a few hairpins, most anyone can learn to pick such a lock. But the pin/tumbler lock you see here is another story entirely. The keyway of its lock assembly is curved.Full Story
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This Week's News
On Saturday 22nd November and Sunday 23rd November 2014 the free Tradelocks open weekend will give you a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills using Tradelocks tools, buy products at fantastic prices, as well as socialise with free food and drinks, before getting on a complimentary coach to Belle Vue Dog Races with free entry!
The open weekend will start at 10am on Saturday 22nd November, where FREE bacon butties will be served between 10am - 11am! The event will close on the Saturday at 4pm in order to give everyone chance to go back to their hotel and change before the dog races!
CES Security Solutions Ltd has just launched their Quality Suite range of finishes. Presented in a fun and aesthetically pleasing tin the CES Flavours Quality Suite offers 22 different colour options.
The finishes featured as part of the suite can all be applied to the existing range of CES master key systems.
The ICO is publishing its updated CCTV Code of Practice next month. The guidance takes into account developments in the use of CCTV and other forms of video surveillance since the guidance was first published in 2000. This will include everything from automatic recognition of car number plates through to the personal information collected by flying drones.
The code will also mark the launch of the new ICO webinar service. The first webinar will be held a few days after the launch of the new CCTV Code of Practice. The webinar will give a unique opportunity to watch a live presentation carried out by the ICO policy team discussing the guidance, and allow you to send them your questions.
The innovative technology was chosen to help to secure unique Ryder Cup TV coverage last month, protecting the television compound at Gleneagles.
The ICO has warned employees leaving for a new job that taking personal information collected by their former employer with them when they leave is a criminal offence.
The warning comes after a paralegal, who previously worked at a Yorkshire solicitor's firm, was prosecuted for illegally taking the sensitive personal information of over 100 people when leaving for a rival firm. The employee was fined £300 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £438.63. Unlawfully obtaining or accessing personal data is a criminal offence under section 55 of the DPA.
The Natural Security Alliance an industry consortium dedicated to delivering a strong but convenient authentication standard for transactions across the globe, has announced that certgate, a global leader in mobile security technology, has joined the Alliance to develop new implementations of the Natural Security standard.
Cedric Hozanne, CEO of the Natural Security Alliance, said, "Security is one of the crucial concerns for our members. We are very pleased to welcome a key player in strong authentication, with a deep background in smartcards, SIMs and wireless technologies.
3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of integrated intelligent security solutions, has announced the planned nationwide deployment of the company's VIGIL surveillance systems at over 1,200 Murphy USA convenience store locations.
The new systems, currently being rolled out, are comprised of 3xLOGIC IP and hybrid appliances, cameras and business intelligence software integrated into a customised solution designed by the security integrator CBE, Inc. In addition to overall design, CBE is installing the new systems across 32 states, and will be overseeing on-going service and other needs.
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The dates for 2015 are 7th and 8th March at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham University. Please see the website www.lockexpo.co.uk for further exhibitor details.
There are a few new faces and a couple of returning exhibitors so the mix as always will be good for the industry. Because of 'Mothering Sunday' the dates for 2016 have shifted slightly to February 27th and 28th - Please note your forward diaries.
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We were all getting ready for the ALExpo at the Belfry hotel in Nottingham. We are lucky that this key trade show occurs so close to home as tradeshows are really hard work and it's nice to be able to go home to your own bed at the end of a busy day on stand!
Made from light grey painted steel the safe contains numbered key tags and includes height-adjustable moveable retaining hooks with reference numbers in the upper part (includes numbering strips).
ExMesh, an industry leading manufacturer of perimeter fencing systems, is to launch an "Approved Contractor" scheme later this year to provide fencing installation contractors with high levels of support in selling and installing their fence and gate systems. Ultimately, the desired outcome is for fencing contractors to have the skills and knowledge required to deliver customers with the highest quality installations of ExMesh products throughout the UK.
By Ciaran Barnes
Until recently scheming Colin Boles and Roy Craig worked at Timpson Locksmiths at the CastleCourt complex in Belfast city centre, cutting keys and manning the tills.
Customers who use the store, which has the motto "great service by great people", had no idea that the seemingly friendly faces at the counter are two of Northern Ireland's most notorious young killers.Full Story
Earlier this month, Comelit UK, the Hertfordshire-based division of the global Comelit Group, invited a select group of architects, consultants and systems integrators to attend a special seminar hosted aboard Will, a former Thames river sailing barge.