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18th March 2015 Issue no. 256
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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.
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This Week's News
A BBC documentary has given an insight into the day-to-day work of MLA board member and House of Commons locksmith, Peter Wosahlo.
Peter, a board member of the UK's leading locksmith association, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), has been featured on recent fly-on-the-wall documentary 'Inside the Commons'. The four-part series had unparalleled access to Parliament, where longstanding MLA member Peter Wosahlo is a master locksmith.
Following on from the best ever 'Lockexpo' a poll amongst exhibitors carried out this week suggests the level of enquiries post show continues at a higher than normal rate. Sanjay from Trackit247 comments ' we sold a few units at the show, but in the last week the fear of losing their vans has brought a fresh batch of enquiries' - Locksure's James Mottram confirmed Sanjays comments, he is dealing with more enquiries each day.
Lockexpo's Mick Friend advises that anyone seeking a new exhibition stand for 2016 would be well advised to e-mail him sooner rather than later to reserve any free space that may occur.
By Emily Welker, Grand Forks Herald
A Curt's Lock and Key Service employee told police Shawn Michael Pedraza had called to get keys made for his car. It was cold outside, the locksmith explained, so he let Pedraza sit inside his vehicle while he worked on Pedraza's.
When the locksmith finished and Pedraza got out, he noticed that a lock pick and two tension wrenches were missing from his vehicle, the locksmith told police.Full Story
A law firm has filed a lawsuit against Toyota, Ford and General Motors claiming they have failed to take basic measures to secure their vehicles from hackers. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, is on behalf of three vehicle owners and all others similarly situated. It states that the three major vehicle manufacturers:
“Failed to ensure the basic electronic security of their vehicles, anyone can hack into them, take control of the basic functions of the vehicle, and thereby endanger the safety of the driver and others.”
Home owners must be prepared to provide their own evidence to convict burglars, as Police budgets are cut to the bone over the next couple of years, it's emerged.
That's the view of Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe - Britain's top Police officer - who says that properly fitted CCTV systems in homes and businesses will become the number one means to gather evidence against criminals, especially as the technology becomes cheaper and better than ever before.
The college has installed three lockers holding 80 devices in its library allowing students to access laptops at any time of the day.
The new system means staff do not need to carry out any admin work retrieving the laptops from a safe and issuing them by scanning the barcode for each device, thus freeing up their time.
12 years ago, Roto introduced the world to twin-cam technology for Open Out windows. With the introduction of the new TSL hardware suite, the twin-cam concept remains at the cutting edge of window hardware.
With new cams and strikers, TSL is designed to enable windows to meet the most demanding domestic security requirements. Corrosion resistance is also enhanced: the product is coated with RotoSil 7, our very latest surface technology.
Whether you are a new or experienced exporter, university students can offer your business the opportunity to undertake projects which might otherwise go unexploited, as well as introduce new ways of thinking to help your organisation further its global competitive edge.
In partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), this event will be hosted by the University of Portsmouth's Business School and will include representatives showcasing opportunities from Portsmouth Business School. Come along and discover how support from a student could help your business in the following areas:
If you are a locksmith and you like Al Pacino, you might be interested in yet another film portrayal of the profession, 'Manglehorn', described as a 'surreal slice of life' about a cat-loving locksmith.
We haven't seen the film yet (by David Gordon Green) but the poster shows (presumably) Manglehorn with a smoking gun and a cat with the tag "You get one shot at life. Try not to miss."
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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.
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
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
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.