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2nd September 2015 Issue no. 278
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Chrysler security hole: USB stick fix incoming for 1.4 million cars
Fiat Chrysler's bad week just got even worse: the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recalled 1.4 million of the manufacturer's cars after a dangerous software flaw was revealed just days ago.
Minimising the risk of hacking and cloning to access control credentials
Adams Rite shows off its newest electronic access control solutions
Zaplox integrates Mobile Key Services with ASSA ABLOY hospitality hotel locking solutions
Introducing GJD's new D-TECT IP range
Combining advanced signal processing, PoE communications and unique optical systems, the new detectors offer flexible security solutions, whilst being easy to install and integrate with existing security systems and VMS platforms.
Tradelocks Budget Cylinders - Why Can't You Have Your Cake and Eat It?
Securikey's low cost key tracking solution offered as standard
Access Control - Migrating to higher security
Logic Supply unveils world's first Milestone certified Rugged In-Vehicle NVR
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This Week's News
UK lockmakers meet the lock attack challenge
UK police are continuing to warn householders about the vulnerability of domestic entrance door locks which burglars can defeat in seconds in order to break in.
1st Call Lockouts and Tradelocks announce a new and unique partnership
"The industry needs a high quality training facility" says David Jennings, MD of UAP Tradelocks. "And Tradelocks have been considering launching our own facility based in Manchester. In fact Martin Pink has already written all the modules."
Allegion promotes the importance of fire door hardware
Specialist security manufacturer, Allegion, is providing those responsible for installing and maintaining fire door hardware with a new tool - a downloadable Fire Door Hardware Checklist.
Allegion has created the easy-to-use checklist to promote higher standards of fire door inspection and maintenance. By following each simple step, trade professionals can be confident that all essential elements, such as door signage, are in place.
Patented World-first Wireless No keyhole metal door lock
This novel lock from Hrise is a wireless, no keyhole, invisible, intelligent remote control lock with 4 wireless keys.
- No keyhole design: without the traditional keyhole, making the thieves feel at loss how to start to make illegal entry.
Comelit provides security for Embassy Gardens residential complex
Working with installers, Blakegow, Comelit has provided access control for 639 apartments - both high-end and affordable - in a 60-acre mixed-use development site in Battersea, London.
The site will also accommodate the new US embassy.
TC Security Services - Position in Top 2% providers retained
TC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), are celebrating an ACS score of 163, awarded to them in their annual audit. Not only have they retained their position in the Top 2% of the SIA listed companies within the Approved Contractor Scheme but they have also increased their overall score from last year's 160.
The 4-day audit witnessed a full scrutiny of the TC Security Services operation with Auditors visiting both the Head Quarters and satellite offices as well as a mix of varied customers who receive services from TC Security Services.
Electronically locking misaligned doors
Are you looking for a locking solution for misaligned doors?
There are many reasons doors become misaligned including positive or negative air-conditioning pressure, weight, heavy usage, incorrect fitting and frame defects.
This often means that the electric strike or mag lock securing the door cannot provide positive locking which in turn results in a security risk and costly continual call-backs for the service technician.
GJD's Greg Stuttle to take on 250 mile charity cycling challenge
On September 5th 2015 Greg Stuttle will start a tough three day charity cycling challenge. Greg will be one of 200 cyclists taking part to help raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation.
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Sheffield's oldest locksmith's firm signs up for Great Run challenge
Eight employees from H Harrold & Sons Ltd will run the Morrisons Great Yorkshire Run on September 27, as part of the popular Business Challenge.Full Story
'A real need to focus on the challenge of drones’ EU data protection group sparks debate
Last month, the European Union’s Article 29 Working Party published its opinion on the use of drones. The group, which includes representatives from Europe’s various data protection agencies, collectively recommended the use of Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) for any organisation considering the use of drones.
Tradelocks oil organiser tray - a design of excellence
Send for Help group's subsidiaries voted as committee members of BSIA lone worker section
The Send For Help Group - Europe's largest lone worker protection provider, has been elected two committee memberships of the British Security Industry Association's (BSIA) Lone Workers Section; one for each of its subsidiary companies.
'Technical John' turns into Technical Tony and joins Hickleys
Codelocks confirms move to Greenham Business Park
Codelocks, innovative designer and manufacturer of keyless digital door and cabinet locks, today confirmed that work has started on its new UK headquarters; a purpose-built facility on Newbury's Greenham Business Park. The new facility was secured through Greenham Common Trust's design and build project - giving tenants the opportunity to move onto the park in a building that suits their specific occupational demands
Security Window Handle recalled by Lidl UK
If you're selling actual security window handles it might prove useful to know this. Shop based locksmiths might want to put a sign in their window. Either way, best to be aware and advise customers to source from a specialist and reliable source. You!
Alpro at historic building in London's West End
The 16-storey property is an historic former BBC building that has been transformed to provide design-led flexible offices and co-working space.