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6th April 2016 Issue no. 307
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Information Security has become top of the agenda when it comes to what businesses see as their biggest threat, according to NTT Com Security. A quarter of survey respondents said they were certain they would be a victim of a cybersecurity incident, with another 40% saying they were pretty sure they would be hit. On average, a breach would cost companies just short of $1m (£0.69m).
by Darren Paul
The information security market will hit US$170 billion by 2020, a growth projection of some US$100 billion (£70 billion) from current figures according to analyst firms.Full Story
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This Week's News
- Keep your building safe and secure with Smart Buildings - new for 2016!
by David Barrett
The Home Office is hiring apprentices to man British passport controls for the first time, leading to allegations the move could undermine security.
The UK Border Force has advertised for 150 apprentices aged at least 18 to work at Heathrow and Stansted airports. Sources inside the agency told The Telegraph there were concerns a far shorter training period - and a lack of on-the-job insight - could result in security lapses.Full Story
Jacksons Fencing, one of the UK's leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and access control systems, have recently installed a 4m x 14m fully automated double leaf swing gates, as part of the ongoing security updates at the Eurotunnel Coquelles site.
With each post weighing over a tonne and each leaf measuring 7m wide, weighing 1600kg and operated by 125mm bore x 1300mm stroke, rams weighing over 200 kilos and capable of lifting over 19 tonnes / 190,000 newtons (the equivalent of a full double decker bus), so this massive gate is anything but lightweight, yet is no slouch with the opening and closing operations completed within 60 seconds.
GJD, a leading British manufacturer of professional security equipment has announced the benefits of its feature rich GSM dialler. The GSM is designed to connect with different alarm systems and automatically dial telephone numbers to announce a verbal or SMS alert when the system has been activated.
Once triggered, the GSM dialler has nine programmable dial-out numbers for voice and SMS messages. This enables a fast and reliable notification to all contacted users, ensuring total peace of mind.
Now with higher video performance, increased compression efficiency, longer transmission distances and Power over Coax technology while retaining seamless compatibility with existing analog and network IP cameras from most manufacturers
March 24th, 2016: Analog CCTV users can now enjoy 5MP HDTVI and 4K video resolution while safeguarding their investment in existing cabling infrastructure with Hikvision's launch of its third-generation analog HD solution. Turbo HD 3.0 not only ensures higher video performance with up to 5MP HDTVI input and 4K video output but also supports latency-free 1080p HD video up to 800m and HD720p transmission up to 1200m over coaxial cable.
The latest version of MOBOTIX's professional MxMC video management software with high-speed playback and easy-to-use time-lapse function allows to analyze 24 hours of high-resolution video recordings in less than a minute.
By Jon Lockett
CCTV shows the horrific moment a locksmith is killed after being hit by a stray bullet fired by a lawyer resisting a robbery in a busy Buenos Aires city centre street. Daniel De Negris, 56, dad to a 12-year-old girl, fell to the ground after the bullet hit him in the back of the neck.
The CCTV footage showed passers-by looking on without fully comprehending what was going on as the victim lies dying on the pavement.Full Story
By Elizabeth Townsend
In the wake of local locksmith and convicted sex offender Panteleimon "Peter" Spirakis' most recent arrest, some locksmiths along the Grand Strand point to a need for legislation that regulates the industry in South Carolina. "If there isn't a law, there needs to be," Michelle Evans, one of Spirakis' former customers, said.
Nick Allen, owner of Affordable Lock and Key agrees that regulations are needed, and he rekeyed Evans' home for free after she told him Spirakis changed her locks before his arrest.Full Story
Avante Logixx Inc. ("Avante") is pleased to announce that it has acquired a 70% equity interest in City Wide Locksmiths Ltd. ("City Wide Locks") pursuant to share purchase agreements dated April 1, 2016 between Avante and certain departing shareholders for an aggregate purchase price of approximately CAN$2.6 million.
Based in the Greater Toronto Area and founded in 1973, City Wide Locks provides residential and commercial locksmith services and is a distributor of decorative door hardware while operating its show room and retail outlet under the brand 'Antique Door Hardware'.
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The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is delighted to announce the date for the first Liverpool Crime Prevention Exhibition and Conference which will be held at the The Crowne Plaza Hotel on the 25th May 2016.
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is proud to announce the winners of its Regional Security Personnel Awards 2016.
VPS Site Security, specialists in protecting large and remote locations from construction sites to railways, and Costain, the British construction and civil engineering company, have been selected as a finalist in the Commercial Innovation category of the 2016 Construction News Awards.
Vehicle trackers are a small device that can be fitted to any sort of vehicle, and through tracking the vehicle via a GPS signal they offer businesses are huge amount of benefits.
But why go to the expense of implementing a vehicle tracking system? Here are ten of the most common reasons.