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15th July 2015 Issue no. 273
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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.
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
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.
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This Week's News
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published its Annual Review for 2014-15, revealing that the trade body continues to expand its influence in the development of British and European standards.
In the past 12 months, the BSIA has contributed to the development and review of 26 standards, affecting a range of industry sectors including lone worker, CCTV and intruder alarms.
ABUS specification security offers all types and sizes of cylinders from a key differed euro cylinder through to a complex grand master suite taking account of euro, latch, screw-in, oval and cabinet cylinders all designed within the same MK key system.
ABUS is proud of the many national and international architectural cons, commercial and educational sites now secured by ABUS locking systems, and even more proud of the distribution partnerships that have made this security possible.
The first 6 months of 2015 has seen Garrison Locks secure more vans than the whole of 2014. In excess of 3000 orders being placed for van locks and accessories during the first 6 months shows us the crime wave is at an all time high. Simply tearing a hole in the door will allow access to the most vulnerable area of the lock system.
The hardest hit vehicle has been the 2000-2014 Transit. With this in mind we supplied our customers with a specialist kit to combat the most common type of forced entry. The common methods are picking, scanning and simply barring open the doors.
The Safeguard security cameras offer you the chance to view live footage from anywhere in the world through your Apple or Android device.
Their incomparable merchandise of key cutting machines, Genuine Lishi, KEYDIY remotes and blades, car key cloning equipment, as well as various domestic and auto locksmith tools is contemporary, fresh and current, and this is why they have decided to team up with The Gift of Oil, as their main emphasis is also on affordability, originality and excellence.
3D Group have experienced great success over the last few years and we thank our customers for that entirely, but when we started out as a small company ourselves it became apparent very early on that promoting your small business with little to no marketing budget is an incredibly important but also a difficult task.
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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."
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
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.