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29th June 2016 Issue no. 319
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The devices easily install almost anywhere to provide an invisible beam that, when broken, sends a signal to activate a light, beeper, or other device.
Sargent & Greenleaf (S&G), a subsidiary of STANLEY Security, hosted over 40 industry distributors from 24 countries including Sweden, New Zealand, China, Ecuador and United Kingdom during its Global Distributor Meeting in May.
By Grace Wong
It used to be that only locksmiths used bump keys - a modified key that can be used to open many kinds of locks -- but now anyone can buy them online, and police are worried because the keys are increasingly being used in burglaries across the country.
In some cases people don't even know they've been burglarized. That's because bump keys can be used to break into your house without leaving a trace.
MobileKey provides state-of-the-art technology and offers the end user simple, keyless locking by replacing a traditional lock with an electronic cylinder and standard keys with a transponder, PIN code keypad or an app on users' own smartphones.
The Easiloc 'Tear Off' pull tight seal has been designed with the customer in mind, and is a security seal with an easy to use 'tear off' feature.
Total Door Hardware is the UK distributor for door hardware from OZONE, an India-based international architectural hardware brand.
Offering certified hardware with innovative technologies and functionality, Ozone products are becoming established globally.
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This Week's News
As part of ABUS' continual product improvement the 83/55, 83CS/55 and 83WP/63s have all been upgraded to a 6 pin keyway offering greater keyed alike and master keyed flexibility through significantly more differs and further anti-pick security.
These mid security 83 models have consequently gained the coveted Silver Sold Secure approval, complementing the existing 83 Bronze and Gold Sold Secure models. ABUS' 83 range offers a complete security spectrum from 45mm aluminium to 80mm hardened steel bodies.
A British firm claims to have made the first hack-proof security system that uses a series of firewalls and unique data keys which can't be cloned. Experts have warned vulnerability of car computers is a major concern. The system is fitted in the next generation of London taxi, the Metrocab
Cybercriminals on the lookout for a vehicle to hack may soon face stiff opposition, as experts claim to have made the first hack-proof car.
There'll be more deals and special prices than ever before at the up and coming Tradelocks Open Day, which will now be held of the 20th of August.
Netherlands based security systems manufacturer, ODSecurity, and their Canadian distributor, Visiontec Systems, have announced the award of a contract to supply 29 Soter RS Through-Body Scanners to the Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services, Ontario, Canada.
The Soter RS will be installed in 26 adult institutions across the province over the next two years, with deliveries beginning June 2016. Eleven systems are scheduled for installation by March 2017. The Soter RS will be used to scan inmates for contraband such as; drugs, tobacco, cell phones and weapons in an effort to reduce them from being smuggled into the prisons.
By Mahendra Ramsinghani
More than 5 billion IoT devices were installed in 2015. Gartner estimates this will grow to 20 billion by 2020. Unfortunately, experts agree that security is not only an afterthought, but often is actively resisted and circumvented.
IoT devices are attractive to hackers because they have very weak login credentials, are "on 24/7" and have little to no secure communication channels. Hackers have started using these compromised devices to launch DDoS attacks, and even sell Instagram and Twitter robo "likes" for the vain.
The international locking security company Camlock Systems Ltd has launched its new website, which can be seen at www.camlock.com The old site has undergone a complete overhaul.
Major new features improve every visitor's experience, including a new product search function, a simpler way to request CAD files, a design contributing to easier navigation, and the availability of industry or market specific information.
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Valuable advice on how to meet the new security requirements within the English Building Regulations has been published by the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) which represents the UK's leading manufacturers of door and window hardware and locks.
Pickersgill-Kaye reported brisk business following the Home Office's 2016 Security & Policing Exhibition in Farnborough, with the manufacturer of high security and custodial products attracting encouraging sales enquiries after displaying its range of locks and hatches.
The Leeds based company, which designs and manufactures all its locks in the UK, recently posted a sales increase to £3.5million for 2015 and is confident of another successful year after generating many enquiries as a result of exhibiting at the security industries' showcase event.
By Jeremy Cassady, Managing Director of Securikey
As part and parcel of managing the health and safety of any business and its employees, it is essential to conduct regular risk assessments to identify potential risks in the workplace and to implement the appropriate physical security measures.
The ICO online self-assessment toolkit is designed to help organisations check their compliance with the Data Protection Act.