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25th March 2015 Issue no. 257
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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
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This Week's News
Thousands of licensed security guards could be working in the UK fraudulently after buying qualifications for cash, a BBC investigation has found.
Jobseekers must sit mandatory exams to get a Security Industry Authority card. But undercover researchers found colleges happy to sit or forge exams for untrained students for a fee.
With a fraudulently obtained SIA licence, a researcher got a job offer at a power station and an interview to guard Canary Wharf.Full Story
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Over 70% of respondents report tailgating vulnerability, but only 15% track actual tailgating incidents, according to the survey looking at perceptions and trends with respect to the issue of tailgating entry into buildings. The survey was conducted in late 2014.
Boon Edam Inc. asked over 3,000 contacts from its database of end users, security consultants and integrators to share their perceptions about the risk of tailgating into their facilities.
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A recently refurbished business park in Manchester that wanted a more modern and flexible security solution than its existing manned guarding operation, turned to a complete new electronic system that relies on laser sensors.
Greencourt Business Park, now known as Manchester Green, is conveniently located only five minutes from Manchester Airport and has five large buildings in a landscaped environment. The current landlords, Barwood Investments, purchased the site at the end of 2013 and undertook a significant refurbishment programme to improve the buildings, the landscaping and the security of the whole site.
Alpro Architectural Hardware (A division of IEC Limited), based at Poole Dorset have appointed Vicki Hawkes as their new Southern Area Sales Manager. Vicki will be based in the Worcestershire area and will cover the South of England dealing with Alpro's considerable OEM base.
Vicki was previously Area Sales Manager with Yale and during her 13 years with Yale held a number of different positions within both the internal and external sales teams. She brings with her to Alpro a wealth of knowledge and experience having operated within the UK architectural hardware marketplace.
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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.
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.
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
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