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24th June 2015 Issue no. 270
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Pop-A-Lock, North America's largest locksmith network and the recent Bronze winner of the 2015 Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Awards of Excellence, has expanded its partnership with the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).
ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Flexim, a leading security systems provider and locksmith in Finland.
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.
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.
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.Full Story
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It's new, it's secure and it works. Protect your Vehicle. Think your car is secure? Think again. Did you know over 300,000 vehicles are stolen each year in the UK alone? Did you know that your car could be stolen in 20 seconds? Do you know what OBD is? Car thieves DO!
Hikvision, the global leader in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, is set to reach new heights in extremely high contrast imaging with the launch of the LightFighter series of 2MP SMART IP cameras.
Pioneering facial recognition specialist, Aurora, has launched FaceSentinel, the world's first biometric access control authentication product powered by Deep Learning.
Last month the ICO hosted the European Conference of Data Protection Authorities at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester. Attracting nearly 100 delegates from more than 40 countries the theme of this year’s conference was ‘Data Protection in Practice’, with a focus on delivering practical results for individuals.
Across three days delegates debated the challenges faced by data protection authorities and data controllers and looked at how to develop effective enforcement action.
The new MOBOTIX Analytics is now available for all single lens cameras. It allows counting of people moving through corridors in di?erent directions and additionally can generate heat maps to indicate the area of highest activities of movements. This statistical data can be automatically sent by the camera itself via daily or weekly email and is an excellent tool to measure the behavior of people, for example in a retail shop.
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A career criminal who broke into a number of transit vans after honing his skills on a vehicle locksmith course has been jailed for three years.
Darren Rayner already had a string of vehicle theft charges to his name when he took part in the self-funded course, which a judge said amounted to getting a "doctorate in car theft."Full Story
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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.
Now, the entire 100-hectare harbour complex is protected by a Hikvision hybrid solution designed and installed by their Cork-based distributor, Mercury SD.
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.
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.
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