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12th November 2014 Issue no. 240
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The innovative technology was chosen to help to secure unique Ryder Cup TV coverage last month, protecting the television compound at Gleneagles.
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.
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.
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
With still 4 months to go the Lockexpo 2015 has all SOLD OUT. A wait list will be started and if enough exhibitors ask, then there is an additional exhibition space that can be used.
Mick Friend commented that this show is as popular now as it was five years ago, "low costs, great location and a charming organiser" are the keys to its popularity!
So the madness of the ALEX show and the aftermath that ensued has now died down and we can all get back to a bit of normality.
Due to a collague's paternity leave I was able to go back out on the road as an auto locksmith to cover for him, which is what I enjoy doing the most: serving customers, testing new products and topping up my experience.
A new suite of qualifications for learners hoping to become licensed security operatives is to be launched in January 2015, with Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance ('HABC') assisting in their development.
The introduction of the new qualifications comes after one of the largest ever reviews into learning in the sector was launched earlier in 2014, when the Security Industry Authority (SIA) announced it was evaluating their specifications for learning and qualifications. The review affects security licence-linked units, and will result in qualifications containing these being withdrawn and replaced.
Surveillance cameras must only be used as a necessary and proportionate response to a real and pressing problem. That was the warning issued by the ICO as it published its updated CCTV guidance last month.*
The updated guidance explains the data protection requirements placed on operators of new and emerging surveillance technologies, including drones and body worn video cameras. The ICO Head of Strategic Liaison, Jonathan Bamford, has published a blog explaining the key changes to the CCTV guidance and why the updated advice is fit for the challenges of 2014 and beyond.
Axis Security, a leading provider of bespoke security services, has for the second year in a row been selected in three categories at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards, including Security Guarding Company of the Year, an award the company won both last year and in 2011. This is also the fifth consecutive year that Axis Security has been nominated for this prestigious award.
British Standards Institution, the global business standards company, has this week launched PAS 7000, a universally applicable supply chain information standard for suppliers and buyers at organisations of all sizes around the globe.
The DS-2CD2T series of 2- and 3-Megapixel cameras feature high-performance LED light sources and a revolutionary rectangular lens for seamless HD formatting but now boast Infrared Gain Glass for ultimate light transmittance and unparalleled levels of night-time surveillance.
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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 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 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).