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8th April 2015 Issue no. 259
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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
The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has welcomed the publication of the long-awaited new Building Regulations which - for the first time in England - require new homes to incorporate provisions to resist unauthorised access.
The new requirement, and the accompanying Approved Document Q of the Building Regulations covering door and window security, takes effect in October this year and will apply to all dwellings in England.
The ability to copy or program vehicle keys and remotes adds additional business to service and diagnostic garages, car sales and main dealers, plus key cutters and auto locksmiths.
To meet this demand, Boon Edam has created a new range of security products to manage the flow of people in and throughout a building. Yet, a challenge remains: How to achieve a secure entrance environment while meeting the high aesthetic demands of today's buildings?
It allows the user to view visitors at the door before speaking or admitting them. The remote push button release feature enables you to wirelessly open doors and gates if fitted with electronic locks. The simple setup menu makes for very quick and easy installation of the system.
The Send For Help Group has acquired Bluechip Technologies Ltd (trading as Guardian24), which makes the group the largest lone worker protection provider in Europe. Combined with its existing subsidiary Skyguard, the Group has a subscriber base totalling 70,000 users across a diverse range of Public and Private sector vertical markets.
Formed in 2010, The Send For Help Group was setup as the investment vehicle of technology entrepreneur Jan Murray, to enable the acquisition of Skyguard Ltd. Jan has an established track record in emerging hi-tech industries, having launched the PC World superstores chain and Internet Technology Group, which was the largest sale of an independent ISP in the UK.
The uncooled thermography camera family, VarioCAM High Definition from InfraTec GmbH, available in the UK through Armstrong Optical Ltd of Northampton, is equipped with a globally unique detector with 1,024 x 768 pixels, and has established a presence in various industries for a wide variety of measurement and assessment purposes.
Its broad applicability across the usage spectrum is made possible not only by the range of different system variants under the VarioCAM HD name but also by the complimentary accessory range and software upgrades. The model variants "research" and "inspect" are available for mobile operations, for example, while the "head" version is designed for stationary tasks in harsh environments.
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A UK awarding body has announced an open and thorough review of its quality procedures after a source warned of malpractice in a centre offering security qualifications. The focus of the review will be to determine whether additional approaches could be adopted that might detect malpractice more reliably and quickly.
Security provider G4S and VPS, the vacant property specialists, have announced a strategic partnership that will launch what is claimed to be 'an unparalleled' new solution into the vacant property services market.
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
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.