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10th August 2016 Issue no. 325
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By Geraint Jones of GJ Locks
What do these 3 have in common? They can be decoded and opened non destructively in less time than it will take you to read this article. If you're proficient with drilling mortice locks you should be able to drill and pick any of these locks in about 4 minutes. However the downside of drilling them is obvious:
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This Week's News
Gadget makers love the Internet of Things. Just look at connected refrigerators, connected tampons, and connected pregnancy tests as some examples. As I've said before, and I'll say again, the security of these devices is often inadequate.Full Story
When carrying out vehicle key programming one of the initial considerations is how are you going to get the vehicle security code and maybe the mechanical key cut code? The Hickleys code service offers security pincodes, key cut codes, Immobiliser Codes, Radio Codes & EKA Codes via a simple online system using the VRM (Registration Number) or Vin number.
Once you have passed the stringent security check you can log on to the Hickleys website 24/7 and request codes. The availability of codes is ever changing, so only the codes that are currently available are displayed on the code request page.
From key cutters to cloning machines, locksmiths will be given the chance to get their hands on Keyline products at prices that have never been seen before - exclusively at the Tradelocks Open on Saturday the 20th of August.
Discounts like you've never seen! Those who attend have been promised huge discounts on everything from cloning machines and accessories, including the Megamos Xtreme and the 884 Decryptor Mini; as well as chips, horseshoes and much, much more. Need to update your trade counter? Looking at updating your services or just in the need for a new machine? This is the time with offers across the Keyline range, including deals on machines like the Falcon and Ninja Laser!
Mersey Wharf is a 33-acre Business Park and Wharf in Bromborough. Located on the Wirral in northwest England, the rejuvenated facility has adopted two-way IP audio-video intercom designed and manufactured by Castel.
Security at the site is at a premium and the operators needed an IP-addressable solution at a main entrance station where visitors can call tenants on the estate. They also wanted to control entry at multiple single-gate, barrier and turnstile access points elsewhere on the perimeter.
Guardian24 - the UK and Ireland's leading lone worker protection provider, have been entrusted to protect Gateway Family Services' outreach staff via Smartphone apps.
As a Community Interest Company, Gateway Family Services works with the NHS and Local Authorities to provide health and well-being services to communities in Birmingham and the West Midlands. These services are delivered by Pregnancy Outreach Workers and Health Trainers, who give one-to-one advice to clients in the community; often working alone which puts them at greater risk should an incident occur.
A McDonald's restaurant within a retail park in County Durham is using an IP CCTV system supplied by Comelit UK. Systems integrators See-AV are installing a 32-camera network video system, including a 36-channel NVR, for recording images.
McDonald's is currently refurbishing hundreds of its premises across the UK including the option to order food from touchscreens to minimise queuing time, the introduction of table service at many locations and upgrading of the CCTV.
By Ralph Goodman
Security is at the root of all human want. There is a base desire to hold on to the things you have acquired during your life, as well as your life itself. The key to that peace of mind is balanced security, in which home security door locks play a key part.
But how do you get this type of balance? There are three essential building blocks needed to attain this safety stability. Within each key there is a necessary internal balance in addition to the general balance of the overall security. By keeping all of these ideas in mind, you will be on the road to achieving more effective safety.Full Story
Chris Valentino has joined Xvision as Head of Business Development. A Y3K company, Xvision designs CCTV, networking, access control and door entry products from its Surrey headquarters.
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By Dave Bellis
I’ve been retired from the profession for a year now but, like the sad old man that I am I keep in touch with the industry through the PLF forum (link below) and, secondly, this magazine. Some of the articles are very interesting (Nigel take a bow) however, there are inevitably pieces praising the virtues of the latest locking product.
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This warning follows a second theft between junctions 28 and 27 on the anti-clockwise M25 at around 14:10 on Monday, July 25th.
Britain's representative to Brussels has been nominated to be the EU's new counter-terrorism security commissioner despite the UK voting to leave the European Union.
Sir Julian King has been given the key role by Jean-Claude Juncker, even though the European Commission President previously warned that British "deserters" from the EU would have to "face the consequences" of "being regarded as a third country, which won't be handled with kid gloves."Full Story
The client is Triangle Housing Association and the project is a development of 13 wheelchair-accessible apartments, with staff accommodation, on a brownfield site at Hillsborough Old Road, near the River Lagan.
The units are on doors fabricated and installed by HH Aluminium of Southampton. These transom closers are contained within the transom header bar of a door and are therefore well suited to use in premises where attention is being paid to aesthetics. Features include dual closing speed to allow flexibility, three levels of spring strength and 90-degree hold open facility.
Rathbone Square is a 2.3-acre project consisting of new office space, retail outlets, a public square and 142 luxury apartments. The buildings have been designed by Make Architects and are being constructed by Lend Lease for developers Great Portland Estates.
A well-off village has hired a private security firm to deter criminals after it was abandoned by police who scrapped local beat officers. Crime levels have soared in well-to-do Tiptree, Essex, since its police station was closed five years ago, leaving the elderly and vulnerable scared to leave their homes.