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23rd September 2015 Issue no. 281
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agency in the US has unwittingly given criminals easy access to TSA-approved luggage locks, after a media image of the organisation's universal master keys inspired lock pickers to design their own 3D printable versions and put the files on the internet for anyone to download.Full Story
The unit is compatible with Urmet's 2-wire system (2-Voice) and other compatible external entry panels. This advanced feature-rich colour indoor station allows installers to give both clients and end-users the latest functions while still using only two non-polarised wires.
There are many IP Power Control devices on the market today but they all need access to your network making them a point of weakness within your infrastructure.
- No keyhole design: without the traditional keyhole, making the thieves feel at loss how to start to make illegal entry.
The site will also accommodate the new US embassy.
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.
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This Week's News
In many ways, America is a post-lock society. Most places are safe enough that home security isn't a huge concern, and in others, even the best locks aren't going to stop an intruder who really wants to break in. Locks are as much about portraying security as they are about actually keeping people out.Full Story
The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) hosted Europe's largest trade exhibition for the locksmithing and physical security industry. Suppliers and manufacturers met visitors from all over the world, including China, Australia and Russia, at the exhibition organised by the MLA - the leading trade association for the locksmithing profession - at the International Centre in Telford during the 3 day show.
The theme of this year's MLA Expo is 'Tomorrow's Locksmithing Today' to help encourage and develop a future generation to the historic profession.
UAP Tradelocks presented their prevalent Keyline Key Cutting Machines at the UK's largest exhibition tradeshow for the locksmith and security industry.
Fire Door Safety Week, 14-20 September 2015, reminds us of the vital role fire doors play in the protection of a building's occupants. Their correct specification, installation and use is paramount to the safety of all those who use a facility.
Clearly, however well intentioned, wedging open fire doors is illegal and provides no protection for a building and its occupants. In the event of a fire, fire doors are designed to stop smoke and flames from rapidly spreading through a building.
Pro-Vision Distribution Limited, the distributor of branded CCTV and access control equipment, are pleased to announce that they can now offer the new 4K IP cameras from Panasonic.
MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project for Newcastle United FC to provide its St James' Park Stadium with a comprehensive IP-Video system to protect staff, visitors and property.
GJD, a leading British manufacturer and designer of professional external detector equipment recently achieved a high level recommended status in the Benchmark publication 'external detection' group test.
The company's D-TECT 3 external detector achieved 83% in the October 2015 issue, which was the highest score against competitive products.
Hikvision, the global leader in video surveillance equipment, and their Malaysian partner, AAC Distribution Sdn Bhd, have recently completed a mass scale CCTV installation for McDonald's Corporation in Malaysia.
The huge project includes the implementation of 2,000 Hikvision 3MP Vandal-proof Dome Cameras across more than 300 McDonald's branches, all integrated with the food outlet's POS terminals and accounting system.
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The total security management business of Mitie, the FTSE 250 facilities management company, has announced its partnership with Fujitsu in enterprise cyber security and intelligent building monitoring.
Skyguard is exhibiting at this year's Health and Safety North event, held at the Bolton Arena. Taking place from 7-8th October 2015, the event will showcase Skyguard's new and improved MySOS device, along with the range of award-winning personal safety solutions.
A company that claimed to run a service that stopped people receiving nuisance calls has been fined £50,000, after the ICO found it was responsible for large numbers of nuisance calls itself.
Bournemouth-based Point One Marketing Ltd (previously Conservo Digital Ltd) trade as ‘Stop the Calls’, marketed a call blocking device for phones, as well as a service that removes people from a cold call database. You can read more about the monetary penalty here.
ABM, a leading provider of facility solutions, announced today the rebranding of GBM Support Services Group Limited, and its Eclipse and CGS businesses, under the ABM brand. GBM has been a leading provider of cleaning, security, building maintenance, waste and facilities management services for various retail, leisure, public sector, and commercial clients throughout the UK.