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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
10th June 2015 Issue no. 268

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International News

Norbain Introduces 'The World's Smallest Ever 5MP Fisheye Network Camera'

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This tiny camera from VIVOTEK has a diameter of only 90mm and can be mounted directly on the wall to capture 180° panoramic views, or on the ceiling for a 360° surround view, with zero blind-spots.

Sea Point sees Crime rate drop of two thirds after Deployment of Hikvision Cameras

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Hikvision secures one of Cape Town's busiest and most affluent suburbs with Licence Plate Recognition solution and sees 65% decrease in crime.  

Fatal shooting at international security summit

An international security summit was put on lockdown in Singapore after police shot dead a man who crashed his car through the barriers at a checkpoint, reports Sky News. The 34-year-old, who had two passengers in the vehicle, was stopped at the police checkpoint near the Shangri-La Hotel, which was hosting the top-level conference, just after 4am (local time). But when officers asked him to open the boot of his car, he sped off.

US airport screenings fail to detect mock weapons in 95% of tests

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According to a report published in The Guardian, in one test TSA screeners failed to find a fake explosive device taped to an undercover agent's back when they patted him down.

The US homeland security secretary, Jeh Johnson, has ordered improved security at airports and reassigned the top Transportation Security Administration official to another role after reports that screenings failed to detect mock explosives and weapons in 95% of tests carried out by undercover agents.

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Hofstra University Standardizes on Boon Edam Security Entrances

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Hofstra University, in New York, continues to roll out installation of turnstile entrances to eventually cover all of their residence halls for increased safety and security.

MIPS 2015 welcomes over 100 new companies

MIPS, the 21st international exhibition on protection, security and fire safety took place in pavilion 75 of Moscow’s VDNKh from 13 — 16 April 2015.

Over the past 20 years, MIPS has established itself as an authority among professionals of this industry. In his welcome to exhibitors and visitors, Viktor Zolotov, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, noted that MIPS “uses its well-deserved reputation among professionals and manufacturers of special machinery and equipment as one of the best trade exhibitions and congress projects in Russia and the CIS.

Kentec protects newly rebuilt Bank of Albania Museum

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A major renovation and restoration of the historic Central Bank of Albania in Tirana, that includes the construction of a new building to house a new Numismatic Museum, is being protected by a new fire safety system that includes a Kentec fire alarm control panel.

Search Techniques updates their product range as demand for random search procedures grows

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Search Techniques, a UK market leader in random search procedure technology, has launched new 2015 models of its highly successful SELEKTOR and SPOT-CHECKER random search selection equipment as demand for loss prevention technologies increases across retail, distribution and manufacturing environments.

ID48 Cloning is Now Cracked!

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JFK once said "we choose to go to the moon...not because it is easy, but because it is hard."

Sit back and think about all those things that have been thought of being impossible since the dawn of time. Human beings flying, communicating with the other side of the world instantly, landing on the moon. So many Impossibilities, but man has always endeavoured to overcome them. Even Captain Kirk told of the SS Enterprise's 5 year mission in the final frontier of Space.

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This Week's News

IFSEC 2015 - 16-18 June, ExCel, London

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Only by providing the very latest and most innovative security products to end users can you stay a step ahead of current and future threats, and enhance your reputation as a trusted security installer.


Castel debuts full-IP audio video intercom monitor at IFSEC 2015

* screen-shot.jpgCastel has released its first IP audio video intercom monitor designed for small to medium-sized offices and service industry buildings.

The latest addition to the XELLIP range of intercom access and audio video products, the XE-Monitor features a 7" TFT touchscreen. As a full-IP solution, the monitor maximises user convenience by allowing remote observation and operation from any Internet browser through an embedded web server.

Securikey retractors and cases keep tools close to hand

* Securikey-T-REIGN.jpgSecurikey, a leading supplier of physical security products, has extended its comprehensive Key Reel offering with the new range of T-REIGN Retractors and Cases.

Designed and manufactured by the same team that developed Securikey's best-selling, robust Super 48 key reel range, T-REIGN Retractors feature high strength polycarbonate bodies and are built to last, even when used in the most demanding industrial and commercial environments.

Emprise shows its charitable side to help vulnerable people find work

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The company had a number of spare unused jackets and trousers in stock and decided to donate them to Suited & Booted, the London-based charity organisation, which provides the men with interview clothing and advice.

Hikvision provides a safe and secure Harbour for Dun Laoghaire

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Now, the entire 100-hectare harbour complex is protected by a Hikvision hybrid solution designed and installed by their Cork-based distributor, Mercury SD.

Allegion appoints new Specification Manager for London, Southeast UK

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With more than 25 years of experience in the access control and electronic door industry, Mead brings a wealth of knowledge to the role and has been appointed specifically to oversee site visits and surveying, while helping develop solutions to significant industry challenges.

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Security breaches peak in Spring according to report

Springtime is not all sunshine when it comes to security, warns Farsight Security Services.

The remote monitoring station's statistics revealed a peak in security breaches in March, April and May 2014. More than double the number of arrests occurred in spring 2014 compared to winter 2013/14.

Free Locksmith Training at the Tradelocks Open Weekend!

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After the success of the first Tradelocks Open Weekend in 2014, Tradelocks are opening their doors once again and have brought back this fantastic event, making it bigger and better than before!

Focusing on free locksmith training, as well as offering some unbelievable deals, this very special training weekend is on Saturday 27th June - Sunday 28th June 2015 at their warehouses in Whitefield, Manchester!

New qualification to help learners meet event security requirements

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A new qualification has been launched that will help learners take their first steps in event security and provide employers with the well-trained event stewarding staff they require.

The HABC Level 2 Certificate in Event Security Operations (QCF) will give learners an understanding of what employers need them to know in order to do the job effectively and safely, combined with knowledge of health and safety and customer service.

IFSEC International 2015: Safe Cities

IFSEC International 2015 has released details for this year's Safe Cities feature which will focus on the protection of larger urban areas, critical national infrastructure and business continuity at London's ExCeL from 16-18 June.

Suited for senior and strategic personnel responsible for the protection of major assets within a city, Safe Cities will provide high level thought leadership sessions to provide more insight into this fast growing concept. Networked technologies and current trends all feature heavily in the Safe Cities Seminar Theatre, exclusively sponsored by Eaton.

TradeLocks declare zero interest in their Bianchi key cutting machines

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Yes; you heard correctly! Zero interest is not necessarily a bad thing, especially when it comes to purchasing quality tools from TradeLocks; the provider of innovative locksmith solutions.

Customers can NOW buy on finance with 0% interest for an entire YEAR on ALL Bianchi machines! It may sound too good to be true; but actually it's a fact!

Skyguard to unveil new version of MYSOS personal safety alarm

Skyguard will be unveiling a brand new version of its exclusive 'MySOS' personal safety alarm at the 2015 Safety and Health Expo, held at London's Excel between 16th to 18th June.

ACT help Swansea regeneration

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Secured Alarm Systems are installing access control equipment from ACT at a £25m regeneration project in Swansea, Wales.

HDcctv Alliance the future pathway for analogue HD video

HDcctv Alliance executive director Todd Rockoff claims that HDCVI 2.0 is now THE standard analogue HD interface for surveillance video. "HDCVI 2.0 provides the easiest possible migration from legacy NTSC or PAL video to 720p or 1080p surveillance," he said. "HDCVI 2.0 compliance ensures 100% multi-vendor plug 'n' play remote control. HDCVI 2.0 is the only analogue HD solution based on issued patents with a published specification and a rigorous compliance certification methodology."

Urmet's IP door entry secures new Lend Lease residential development in Battersea

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Property and infrastructure developer Lend Lease is using Urmet's IP video door entry and access control system at a new-build apartment complex in south London.

Allegion announces new key account manager

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Allegion has confirmed the appointment of Alan Kent as Key Account Manager for the South UK, in a move which highlights the importance of regionalised bespoke door hardware specification for the specialist security provider.

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