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14th October 2015 Issue no. 284
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The external perimeter protection industry is continuously evolving to meet dynamic security requirements. GJD, a world leading British security manufacturer of external detector equipment and LED illuminators has quickly adapted to the digital era by creating advanced IP and digital solutions.
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
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UAP Tradelocks brought a bit of extra character to the MLA Expo this year, with a host of Hollywood stars to meet in the form of Austin Powers, Lara Croft, Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin. What better way could there be of learning how to pick a lock than with Austin Powers himself?
Those visiting the MLA were invited to get their pictures taken with the stars themselves and enjoyed the show as these world leading lookalikes got into their roles. Lara Croft and Austin Powers were amongst the Tradelocks team on day one, and Sunday closed with Charlie Chaplin and Miss Monroe.
Securikey, a leading UK supplier of physical security products, had its busiest exhibition to date at the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) Expo 2015.
The annual Lockexpo held every year at The EMCC, Nottingham University has all but sold out of exhibition space. Following on from the ever popular bi-annual MLA show, exhibitors have been booking the remaining stands. Commenting, Mick Friend the show organiser said, 'It looks like we may have to start a wait list and then use the theatre for an additional exhibition area.'
Many new exhibitors have come forward for 2016 making this another exciting weekend to look forward to.
Expert Key Examiner for Mercedes is a hand-held device that allows you to test full functionality of Mercedes Electronic Keys, including Infra red, Transponder, how many times the key has been turned and also the type of key used.
Also available as part of SuperMerc Kit.
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Traka, the key and asset management specialist, believes that technology is the answer to helping schools feel confident about opening their doors to the public without lowering safety and security standards.
SMART-i, a Y3K company, has entered the Home Security market with a fully integrated range of wireless and simple-to-install security products. SMART-i allows you to monitor and manage security devices and home appliances from your Smartphone, combining three systems - CCTV, Alarms and Power Control - on one easy-to-use device.
The system is extendable and expandable with additional compatible Wireless Cameras, Motion Sensors, Door/Window Contact Sensors, Sirens and other sensors for greater protection.
Scientist wins two-year legal battle with Volkswagen to publish damning research. Hundreds of thousands of British drivers are at risk of having their cars stolen after tech experts discovered how easy it is to hack their electronic ignition systems.
After a two-year legal battle with Volkswagen, University of Birmingham computer scientist Flavio Garcia and his colleagues Baris Ege and Roel Verdult, from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, have finally won the right to expose the major security flaw found in the keys of no less than 138 popular road vehicles - including the likes of pricey Porches, Ferraris and Audis.Full Story
A £150 million Costain construction site along 14 kilometres of highway has provided material for a model-practice case study issued by VPS Site Security, the UK's leading security solution provider for large and remote sites.
The 'Heads of Valleys' road follows the southern boundary of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales and is undergoing a major improvements scheme.
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As any developer knows, today’s websites and mobile apps can be complex beasts, with far more going on behind the scenes than the typical user realises. Central to getting the right functionality can be coordinating a range of sources to pull in content.
That can mean connections to many third party sources such as social media, weather, adverts and news feeds. Developers are also able to link to code libraries, such as jQuery or font definitions hosted on third-party websites. Problems can arise when the first party website leaks personal data to third-party sites by mistake.
Read more in Does your website have a leak?
Guardian24 - the leading lone worker protection solution for the UK and Ireland, are working with Northern Ireland based charity, Niamh (the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health), to protect their lone working support workers. By equipping them with Guardian24's smartphone safety application, Niamh's staff can quickly and discreetly call for help in the event of any emergency.
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.
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.