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13th July 2016 Issue no. 321
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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.
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.
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.
This Week's News
This week's 'taster' from sister publication Locks & Security Magazine is the Kibb Nightlatch: Another superb piece of engineering the body is solid brass and the backplate which bolts through to the cylinder guard is laminated and riveted.
The backplate is 4 laminated layers. The striker is almost 300mm long and 5mm thick - fitted with half decent screws it will be impossible to kick a door in quickly. Supplied with all fixings and allen keys for the bolts - Kibb locks for serious security buffs.
Read more at www.lasm.co.uk
Up until Thursday the 14th of July you can get a selection of Lishi remotes including the new ford ranger remote for an incredible - one time only - low price! These Genuine Lishi remotes are not the original car manufacturer's keys but are extremely high quality, and unlike other products on the market, they do not lose coding - making them the perfect choice for an aftermarket car key replacement.
Designed and developed by Key Programmers the TrueCode Smart helps locksmiths to program vehicle remotes, keys and cards in a quick and easy way by simply extracting and revealing the security pincode and enabling keys and remotes to be cleared or added to the memory.
Well over a third (38%) of UK small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that if they don't adapt their business models they will go out of business in five years.
However, only a mere 2% have done something about it. These are the findings of the 2016 'SME Barometer Research' commissioned by Exact - an annual survey looking at technology adoption among 2,500 SMEs across Europe and the USA - which reveals a number of differing outlooks, across the countries studied.
To protect the extraordinarily well-preserved artifacts and decorated surfaces and to prevent potential damage, over 380 MOBOTIX dual-dome cameras were installed at the inner heart of this archaeological site. MOBOTIX won over all other technologies, especially because of the unrivaled image quality and the decentralized system structure which results in less network infrastructure and a reduction of the overall system costs.
A Hampshire locksmith will celebrate his fortieth year in the trade on the 1st of July this year. Peter Griffiths began his training in 1976, before setting up his own business, Advanced Locksmiths, in 1982.
Since then, the Southampton based company has been providing a wide range of locksmith's services to customers throughout Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex. Advanced Locksmiths was formed as a family company and is still owned and run by Peter and his wife Fiona, who deals with the accounting side of the business.
BCA, Europe's largest used vehicle marketplace, is offering the thousands of small enterprises that use vans, some useful advice on what to consider when buying their next vehicle.
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By Brian Morland
The very nature of being a modern day locksmith is that he answers the needs of his customers locking security needs, and that more often than not is to repair, replace or upgrade an existing lock. One aspect of the work that I have always particularly enjoyed is when I'm called to a property or indeed to a safe or even a piece of furniture, where the lock has failed or the key is lost.
Holiday season is here and as many of us prepare to jet off on our holidays, it's inevitable that some of us will sadly fall victim to burglaries at our destinations and at our unguarded homes. With recent home security research by Safe.co.uk showing that three quarters of Brits know somebody who has been burgled, it comes as quite a shock that only a quarter have security alarms fitted to their homes.
Even more worrying is that more than a quarter of people admit to leaving their house with the back door unlocked.Full Story
Awareness of the growing threat of lock cylinder snapping is surging amongst trade professionals and the general public alike. Locksmiths, security specialists and householders are increasingly visiting the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) website to find out more about the BSI Kitemarked TS 007 three star solution.
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.