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25th November 2015 Issue no. 290
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This Week's News
There is only one Lishi - Genuine Lishi; the best vehicle opening brand in the world has done it again, with even more auto locksmith tools now available from Tradelocks.
Genuine Lishi are always coming up with new additions for the auto locksmith's tool box, and the latest products in stock at Tradelocks include a range of picks and decoders from their very own night vision range.
Photo shows a Sunday Mirror reporter stands unchallenged yards from a passenger plane in a shocking lapse in security at Britain's second largest airport.
Guards in 4x4s supposedly patrolling inside and outside airport borders drove by without showing any interest.Full Story
Codelocks has announced details of a new SMART lock that provides flexible access for end users and makes it faster and easier for operators to manage and control access to large numbers of lockers, cabinets or enclosures.
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Inexpensive jaws and adapters for Tibbe, Chubb FO19 and a whole range of high security domestic keys including MultiLock, Magnum, Evva, M&C, Cadman, Locxis - anything you want.
VPS Site Security launches campaign to highlight seriousness of construction site theft
* 92% of sites experience theft on a regular basis
Construction sites are magnets for theft and vandals, with high-value plant, equipment, fuel and materials on-site, often left unattended at nights, over weekends and seasonal holidays. Stealing vehicles and machinery is common, whilst construction sites are also a popular target for the theft of metals with over 100 acts of metal theft reported daily.
IDF Aluminium has installed transom closers, hook locks and armoured keeps from Alpro at a new-build Asda store in Wealdstone, north London. For the building frontage, IDF Aluminium fabricated powered pedestrian sliding doors using Alpro deadlocks. These units are available in hook and bar versions and are used widely on sliding and swing aluminium door applications in the retail and leisure sectors.
The bolt is five-ply laminated stainless steel with a roll pin that provides exceptional resistance to attack from a hacksaw. All Alpro deadlocks are designed to accept standard profile cylinders or thumb-turns.
MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project for London Underground (LU) using innovative thermal imaging technology to protect a service depot.
At one of its service depots, LU began a security upgrade project that needed to take into account the limitation imposed by the depot's location while addressing the need to maintain 24 hour a day access with full audit of who has accessed the site and what equipment had been removed. LU were also keen to avoid using cumbersome pan-tilt-zoom cameras and external housings while still ensuring the site was always covered while using the least number of devices to increase reliability of the system.
Mitie's Total Security Management business was successful in the competitive tender process in securing a two plus two year contract at all of E.ON's UK sites delivering 24 hour security personnel.
November 19th, 2015 : Hikvision has jumped to the Number 2 position in the global security market with the announcement of A&S Magazine's 2015 Security 50 Rankings. With a massive 57.5% leap in revenues, Hikvision's elevation to the No.2 spot follows a rise to third place in 2014 from fourth place in 2013.
"We are very pleased and proud to be recognized again by Security 50 as one of the leading companies in the security industry," says Cynthia Ho, Vice President at Hikvision. "This outstanding performance caps another year of massive growth for Hikvision and demonstrates our continuing dedication to innovation and excellence in responding rapidly to emerging market trends.
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by Marc Weber Tobias
Theft of expensive vehicles by sophisticated car thieves is a big business, especially in Europe. Many of the cars are never recovered and often sold to fund organized crime. That's created a brisk market for the tools to pull off thefts of BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S Class sedans.
The break-in equipment that's legitimately sold to locksmiths and car garages (as well as police and intelligence agencies to search and plant bugs and tracking devices) often find their way to crooks. These include lock picks, decoders, keyless entry bypass systems, and readers to extract key profile information from the computers that control access security within the vehicles.Full Story
A major UK insurance company is advising its domestic insurance policy holders to choose TS 007-rated security for their entrance doors.
Security company AGS drives around Frinton-on-Sea in Essex every night between 7pm and 7am and also has an emergency phoneline - although they call 999 if the situation is very serious. Residents say they are paying AGS because because it has no police station or police officers and only six PCSOs who must travel around by bus or bike.Full Story
GJD Manufacturing, a leading British manufacturer of professional external detector equipment and LED illuminators is very pleased to announce it has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2015 Rochdale Business Awards. The company has been nominated for the Business of the Year category (turnover £1m - £5m). The Awards Evening takes place on Friday 6th November at Rochdale Town Hall.
The security of doors and windows is more important than ever following the introduction of new government guidance on the security of properties, introduced on 1st October 2015, through changes to part Q building requirements.
Neil Ginger, CEO of Origin, award winning British manufacturer of bi-folding doors, windows and blinds, talks to Locks and Security News about design features to ensure the highest level of safety and security.
A number of people have paid tribute to Mr Hanzlik who was a member of the Inner Magic Circle after becoming one of the world’s leading experts on the escape artist Harry Houdini.Full Story
TalkTalk has confirmed that hackers only targeted the website and not their core systems. The Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit has launched a criminal investigation.
If you are a TalkTalk customer there is a chance that some of the following data may have been accessed by hackers: