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8th July 2015 Issue no. 272
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Greece has announced that they are introducing capital controls on the movement of currency. If you trade with Greece, or you rely on suppliers there, you may find that you are directly affected by the situation. A news story has been published on gov.uk as a central point of information and advice for people and businesses on the latest developments in Greece.
This will be updated on a rolling basis and can be accessed at the following link: www.gov.uk
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.
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This Week's News
We have heard that sadly, the prisoner custody officer who was attacked outside a court in central London has died. Lorraine Barwell, 54, was assaulted on Monday as she escorted a prisoner between Blackfriars Crown Court and a prison van.
Justice Secretary Michael Gove said Ms Barwell was "courageous and dedicated."
Tradelocks is fast becoming synonymous with tool advance and innovation, and once more Tradelocks under their Genuine Brand have advanced the market yet again! And this time it's the humble 8 Cut Tibbe pick that is the focus of their attention.
The Tibbe has been used for many years on Ford and older Jaguar vehicles with the latter using the 8 Cut Tibbe as opposed to the more common 6 cut.
The BT853 Smart Reader and PIN Pad with LCD has been released in a variety of models catering for all levels of security as the models in the range offer both the trusted miPASS range of card and reader systems, custom key, encryption and format models offering Mifare Classic, Mifare DESFire or Mifare Plus and migration readers allowing seamless migration to higher security.
Sunderland-based CCTV specialist, Hadrian Technology, has come to the rescue of a scout group whose gardening project nearly had to be scrapped because of mindless vandals. The 1st Burnmoor Scout Group in Fence Houses, near Houghton-le-Spring, recently installed a polytunnel at their headquarters to help youngsters and schoolchildren in the area learn more about nature and growing plants.
The locksmith business has conformed to technology and is no longer a skeleton key slipping into a hole. Part computer technician, part mechanical engineer, part physicist and all businessman, Joe Eisterhold is in the process of assuming ownership of what is now Park Rapids Lock & Key, three miles south of Park Rapids.
His mentor, Ken Smith, has turned the keys over to the former apprentice and Joe is on his own. Well, actually, Ken isn't going far away and will still be a backup hitter when Joe's out on service calls or taking classes.Full Story
Roughly 20 percent of the 245 million surveillance cameras in the world are network cameras that transmit live, often unsecure, feeds online. Anyone with a little skill can access them. Andrew Hammerand did just that, turning a midwestern town's eye in the sky against it for The New Town. Through a simple Google search, Hammerand found a control panel for an unsecure network camera.
The device was perched on a cell tower in an unidentified town, and he commandeered it to make photos of the people going about their lives. It's a bit like the The Truman Show, with the stars of the show blissfully unaware they have an audience.Full Story
On its stand, Traka showed visitors first hand how its key and asset management products can integrate with software like OnGuard from Lenel and AEOS from NEDAP. The event gave the company an opportunity to show visitors how the specification and installation process is made easier when products and software are made compatible with large OEM integrators.
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And Tradelocks has grown over 30% in the last 12 months as a result of this approach.
If you are interested in exhibiting contact the organiser at [email protected]
Check the website www.lockexpo.co.uk
In 2016 the show will be on the weekend of 27/28th February to avoid Mothers day the following weekend.
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.
This unique event brings together Heads of UKTI trade teams in Embassies, Consulates & High Commissions from around the world, dedicated to helping companies succeed overseas.
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