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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
19th November 2014 Issue no. 241

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International News

BSI launches first global risk management standard for supply chains

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.

Hikvision adds Ultimate Gain Glass to Enhance Performance of EXIR Network Bullet Cameras

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Homes, offices and small-to-medium enterprises are set to benefit from the addition of Hikvision's advanced EXIR Bullet network cameras to its easy IP solution line-up.

Introducing the new CES Flavours Quality Suite

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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.

SmartTower CCTV shortlisted for 'CCTV System of the Year'

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VPS Site Security are delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2014, in the CCTV System of the Year category, announced recently.

The innovative technology was chosen to help to secure unique Ryder Cup TV coverage last month, protecting the television compound at Gleneagles.

Security specialist certgate joins Natural Security Alliance to develop new form factors for strong authentication

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.

Murphy USA standardises on 3xLOGIC business intelligence solution

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.

Locksmith sues Google & others claiming spam Local Listings illegal

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.

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SBD and NCC Group form a unique cyber security partnership

Automotive technology expert SBD and global information assurance firm NCC Group have announced a unique and strategic partnership to improve automotive cyber security.

UAP Tradelocks extend Window Restrictor range

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Recently, UAP Tradelocks have extended their Window Restrictor range by adding Fixed End Window Restrictors. These window restrictors are ideal for anyone that offers door and window security in their shop.

Ready for unlimited scalability with Milestone Arcus embedded solutions

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.

Hikvision adds Mini IR PT network camera to Easy IP range

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Hikvision's range of Easy IP solutions is boosted with the launch of a sophisticated Infrared Pan & Tilt IP camera. The DS-2CD2Q10FD-IW 1MP Mini IR PT network camera is in compact size yet features HD720p real-time video with motorized pan and tilt.

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This Week's News

Hikvision's DarkFighter PTZ nominated as "CCTV Camera Equipment of the Year" in IFSEC's Security & Fire Excellence Awards

* Hikvision-DarkFighter.jpgAs the world's first 1080P Full HD ultra low illumination PTZ network camera. Hikvision DS-2DF8223I-A(AEL) delivers full color images in conditions that would defeat conventional monochrome IP cameras and competing low-light cameras

18th November 2014: Hikvision's ultra-low-light surveillance DarkFighter PTZ camera has been nominated as a finalist for "CCTV Camera Equipment of the Year" in ISFEC's Security & Fire Excellence Awards.

Locksmiths in Malta

by Joseph Mizzi, San Gwann

In Malta, locksmiths (key cutters) are not registered in any way and this means anybody can trade as a locksmith without a licence, irrespective of competence or background.

With today's wave of thefts, it is about time that action is taken by the police or a government-appointed authority to remedy the situation.
A locksmith must have an official register containing information, such as the name of the person owning the key, ID card number, type of key, an address and, in the case of vehicles, the name of the owner, car model and registration number and the number of keys cut.

Body Camera trial proves successful in Lancashire

* FGH.jpgFGH Security is working in partnership with Lancashire Constabulary to prevent crime and make sure people in the region have a safer night out. This year FGH Security dramatically increased the number of body cameras used by its staff following a highly successful trial in the use of them to reduce alcohol related crime and disorder.

The trial proved so successful that following a consultation process Lancashire Constabulary helped to secure additional funding from Lancaster's Community Alcohol Network. This means that now the majority of busy bars and nightclubs that FGH provides to use this technology.

The perfect system to safeguard cell tower sites

* Chester-County-tower.jpgECKey, a market leader in Smartphone Access Control Systems and Bluetooth Readers, today announced that Chester County, PA, has chosen ECKey access control technology to install at their cell tower sites to provide more effective protection for such critical infrastructure.

The Protection Bureau, in Exton PA, is overseeing the planning and installation for this on-going project.

Overhead transom door closers from Alpro have been installed at a student accommodation development in Bournemouth.

* Transom-overhead-closer.jpgThe transom closers are a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of aluminium doors.

They are being used at Dorchester House, a 540-bed residence let exclusively during term time to Bournemouth University and students on Kaplan International Colleges programmes.

New CCTV system saves distribution centre thousands

* Hadrian-cctv.jpgHadrian Technology's innovative CCTV system gave their client the evidence needed to save time and money on insurance claims

Security company Hadrian Technology, based in the North East of England, has installed a cutting-edge CCTV system for an Irish retail distribution centre to combat false injury claims which has paid for itself within six months.

Pigram joins AMG

* Andrew-Pigram_AMG.jpgAs Ethernet and IP (Internet Protocol) become more the technology of choice in systems, AMG has been leading this trend, becoming a UK Centre of Excellence. The company is now building a new team for growth, and Andrew Pigram has taken up the position of Sales & Marketing Director. At the same time Sara Bullock takes up a new position as Business Development Director.

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Locksmiths' Exhibition 2015

'Sponsored by UAP/Tradelocks'

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!

Back to normal? What's that?

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Asks Dan Smith in his regular blog, from which LASN publishes extracts.

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.

New security qualifications to be launched in 2015

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.

Updated surveillance guidance fit for challenges of 2014 and beyond

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.* 

Axis Security scores a hat-trick at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards

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.

Upcoming CCTV Code of Practice launch and webinar discussion

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.


Leaving for a new job? Don't walk off with personal information

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.

2015 Lockexpo virtually sold out

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The 2015 Lockexpo at Nottingham has virtually sold out as there are only 3 stands yet to sell.

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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New guide to using mobile apps securely, as global study raises privacy concerns

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A survey of over 1,200 mobile apps by 26 privacy regulators from across the world has shown that a high number of apps are accessing large amounts of personal information without adequately explaining how people's information is being used.

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