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11th March 2015 Issue no. 255
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Representing global losses in excess of a billion Euros, skimming remains the most prevalent type of ATM crime and a major concern for financial institutions that are at risk of losing customers' confidence, due to the constant threat of cardholder identity theft and card losses.
Whether controlling access to certain areas or safeguarding confidential or dangerous materials, the locks offer users a convenient standalone solution without the trouble of issuing keys or cards.
We have recently introduced several new products, including a range of key-locking Compact Safes, ECB.S Tested Fire Safes and further additions to our Deposit Safe range.
According to a new report released by US Senator Ed Markey: 'Security & Privacy Gaps Put American Drivers at Risk' highlights that only two of 16 major automotive manufacturers were able to "describe any capabilities to diagnose or meaningfully respond to an infiltration in real-time." Therefore, almost every new car on the market includes wireless technology that makes it vulnerable to hacking.
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This Week's News
With a quiet start to Sunday the 'overnighters' managed to get onto the exhibitors they needed to, but by 1230 the place was again packed as another 580 people visited.
Lockexpo 2015 saw some great bargains a few competitions and lots of chat. 1010 the safe company had a running competition to open a safelock in the quickest time.
"Enquiries at an all time peak," James Mottram, Locksure insurance, "finally locksmiths are aware that the right kind of cover for the right kind of trading saves hours of worry in the event of a claim. I will follow up all the enquiries this week."
By Annalee Newitz, Gizmodo
Every day, you hear about security flaws, viruses, and evil hacker gangs that could leave you destitute - or, worse, bring your country to its knees. But what's the truth about these digital dangers? We asked computer security experts to separate the myths from the facts. Here's what they said:Full Story
Comelit Group UK, has supplied a door entry system for a major new Barratt Homes development in the fashionable borough of Islington, right next door to Emirates Stadium, the home of Arsenal football club.
Queensland Terrace comprises 375 new homes and includes studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, most with balcony or terrace and many with breath- taking views towards Canary Wharf and the City. The developer required a system that was easy to install and one capable of connecting all 375 users from the three individual tower blocks to a centrally managed 24-hour concierge.
By Naomi Corrigan, GazetteLive
A hero security guard who stopped a woman jumping from the roof of a car park has saved a second person's life. Paul Arnison and two of his colleagues have been hailed heroes after their actions stopped a man from hanging himself at the Hillstreet Shopping Centre car park.Full Story
Say goodbye to that boring black plastic key fob - here's something far more stylish to accessorise your door entry fob. Pelle Keys from Urmet are 100% natural leather RFID keychain fobs, manufactured in London using traditional leather manufacturing processes.
An inlay tag containing an electronic chip and coil is encapsulated in a protective PET cover then inserted within the leather keychain. Selected for their durability, Pelle Keys are manufactured from long-lasting vegetable tanned leather.
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They are easy to fit and offer high levels of reliability backed up by a five year guarantee, giving you a trouble free installation.
The introduction of the new qualifications comes after one of the largest ever reviews into learning in the sector by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), followed by the introduction of similarly updated qualifications in England, Northern Ireland and Wales in January 2015.