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17th December 2014 Issue no. 245
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Advanced Keys introduces its Rover MG Pektron service
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The Queen of Lishi reigns supreme once again
Hikvision jumps to Top 3 in A&S 2014 Security 50 Rankings
Hikvision has been ranked as one of the three leading companies in the global security market in A&S Magazine's 2014 Security 50. Hikvision's rise to prominence comes after yet another year of outstanding growth.
Boon Edam makes significant investment in expanding training for customers and installers
New HD video quad from Ovation Systems delivers high quality images to enhance monitoring capability
New report shows how healthy workplaces are managing stress
One-quarter of workers in Europe report feeling stressed at work all or most of the time - and a similar proportion say that work affects their health negatively. Psychosocial risks; for example, monotonous tasks, high work intensity, tight deadlines, work-life imbalance, violence and harassment from the public or from colleagues, contribute to work-related stress.
Hikvision hosts trip to China for key European customers
Microsoft's robot security guards
Replacement Car Keys expands rapidly to cover 70% of US
ReplacementCarKeys.net has recently announced they now cover more than 70% of the United States, with comprehensive listings of qualified and recommended locksmiths capable of creating car keys.
ReplacementCarKeys.net is a website that has been getting a lot of attention lately, it specialises in providing comprehensive listings of locksmiths who have come recommended by customers.
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This Week's News
12 top tips on how to avoid online fraud this Christmas
In the countdown to Christmas millions of people living across the UK will go online to buy presents for friends and family, search for holidays, book tickets for a big gig or send an electronic Christmas card.
What many do not realise is the hidden threat we now face from criminals online.
Surveillance Camera Commissioner publishes self-assessment tool
The Surveillance Camera Commissioner has launched a self-assessment tool to help organisations find out if they are meeting the principles in the surveillance camera code of practice.
The Surveillance Camera Commissioner's code is referenced throughout the ICO's recently updated CCTV guidance and provides best practice advice on the use of surveillance cameras.Full Story
Asian Cup: hosts Australia asked to strengthen security
Australia has been asked to strengthen security for next month's Asian Cup following the hostage siege in Sydney. The Asian Football Confederation is worried about safety plans in the wake of Monday's events in a cafe that left two hostages and their captor dead.
"Thousands of media and fans will be travelling to Australia for the competition," said AFC general secretary Alex Soosay. "Their security is our utmost priority."
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Guardian24 registers its one millionth lone worker activity for 2014
Guardian24, a leading provider of lone and mobile worker safety solutions, has announced that they have registered their one millionth lone worker activity for this year.
Guardian24's lone worker solutions provide two key features; the ability to easily raise a covert panic alarm on a chosen device should the user's safety be compromised and the ability to log lone worker activities.
Roto launches integrated burglary protection
According to fenestration manufacturer Roto, Germany is rightly referred to as a "paradise for burglars." The number of such offences has been increasing since 2008 to 150,000 cases in 2013.
However, resistance is not futile. That is the motto chosen by the construction supplier for an integrated burglary prevention campaign, officially launched at an international press conference during November 2014.
2 Cities - 1 Brand - 1 Great Contract
There are many common sayings which we all know and have used at some point in time.
You could be 'selling snow to the Eskimos', 'taking coals to Newcastle' or 'selling sand to the Arabs': but your efforts may prove to be futile as the outcome is more than likely going to be rather disappointing.
icomply-centric CCTV solution wins National Innovation & Excellence Award
Slough Borough Council's recent refurbishment of its CCTV and Careline Centre, using icomply's V-TAS Pro, has seen been recognised for innovation and excellence by the National CCTV User Group.
Since completion in 2013 the refurbished centre has experienced massive efficiency gains in supporting the police and local councils in tackling crime and antisocial behaviour. With plans to streamline footage straight to police custody suites, it looks set to achieve even more too.
Delta DSC800 bollards stand sentry at Windsor Castle
Delta Scientific, a leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, has announced that Windsor Castle, home of the English and British monarchy since the time of Henry I (1110 AD) and the longest occupied palace in Europe, is being protected from terrorist vehicle attacks with Delta's DSC800 decorative bollards.
Decorative bollards stop 15,000 Pound (6,800 kg) vehicles travelling 30 mph (50 kph).
Comelit selected by The Berkeley Group for luxury development
Comelit UK, part of the global Comelit manufacturing group, has provided over 250 monitors and 23 entrance panels for a new development in Richmond, southwest London.
Kew Bridge West was designed by award-winning RIBA architects, Assael Architecture, and comprises a mix of high-end apartments and affordable accommodation.
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New guidance on the use of drones
The ICO has published advice for the public on the data protection issues connected to the use of drones. The advice confirms that the personal use of drones will not normally be covered by the Act, but that users should still act responsibly to avoid having an unnecessary impact on people’s privacy.
Specialist London Sports College chooses Basson to help cut crime
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Is your website vulnerable to ‘oldest hackers’ trick in the book’?
A hotel booking website has been fined £7,500 after becoming the latest victim of one of the ‘oldest hackers’ tricks in the book’. The ICO is warning organisations that they must act now to protect themselves from SQL injection attacks – which remain one of the most common forms of online attack.
Skyguard scoops lone worker honours at security excellence awards
Presented at the prestigious Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London attended by over 1,000 Security industry experts, Director Will Murray received the award on behalf of the company.
CCTV: Why standards need to adapt to Technological developments
VPS has announced the acquisition of Camwatch, a specialist security provider to a wide range of sectors in the United Kingdom. The transaction completed November 2014, last week. Based in Greater Manchester, Camwatch has over 10 years' experience in developing security products.
Castel selected for major German supermarket chain