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7th September 2016 Issue no. 327
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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
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Hickleys are selling off many of their used, ex-demo, display and training centre key cutting machines in a massive September sale.
They have a large range of electronic and duplication machines in excellent condition and at knock down prices. Often there is only one or two of each type so they are sold on a 1st come 1st served basis and once they're gone they're gone!
All units come with all necessary equipment, warranty and support, often the machines are in perfect condition with only the packaging that is missing.
The new tools are a completely different concept to their Nightvision predecessor. They are made with a high quality, titanium based coating, and with an anti-glare, matt black finish for the best performance possible. T3 tools have been made with strength and quality in mind to tackle the trickiest of locks, making them the perfect tool for the most professional locksmith.
Every aspect of their design has been researched and well thought out, from the materials used to the colour of their finish and even their coding. It took 4 years of dedicated tool development, trials and persistent testing to get them fit for purpose - but finally T3 is born.
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The locking experts at Camlock Systems Ltd are proud of their long-standing relationship with Evoke Creative Ltd. Recently, Evoke has designed and manufactured self-order kiosks for the world's largest chain of fast food restaurants. Camlock was involved in this project from the early stages. Following careful evaluation, Evoke chose the Series 31 cam lock to secure the kiosks.
Salford City Council has experienced a wealth of recent success using Hikvision's IP cameras - to the extent that it has been standardising on Hikvision cameras across its public space surveillance network of 109 cameras. So when the chance arose to upgrade to a brand new 4K Smart PTZ camera, the Council jumped at it.
The results, including increased viewing distances and image quality without a major impact on bandwidth, have been remarkable - and could revolutionise the way Salford uses CCTV cameras in future.
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has announced a greatly enhanced presence at the 62nd ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Florida from September 12th-14th. In addition to expanding the booth to the largest footprint ever at the ASIS event, the company will also be the first official Turnstile Sponsor of the Exhibition.
Official Turnstile Sponsor
Dr Robert Mikac has been appointed Regional Director Eastern Europe. Robert is Assistant Professor in the area of Social Sciences, Field of Political Science, Subfield International Relations and National Security at the Faculty of Political Science University of Zagreb.
He is a specialist in International Relations; International and National Security; Crisis and Disaster Management; Civil Protection; Afghanistan; Privatization of Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience; Migrations and Security.
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The tragic death of a woman who died after getting caught in an automatic car park door underlines the need for all those responsible for automated doors to ensure they are safe. So says the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF), the trade body which represents suppliers, installers and maintainers of powered doors, gates and traffic barriers.
The woman, understood to be in her 30s, is thought to have got into difficulty while accessing the automatic rolling shutter at a private parking basement at an apartment complex in Cambridge. The accident is being investigated by the police and the Health & Safety Executive.
August 26th saw a selection of locksmiths attend the first ABUS Cylinder Systems Roadshow at the Mariott Hotel in Waltham Abbey. This event was ABUS' first in a series of roadshows designed to host a small, individually selected group of locksmiths, allowing them the opportunity to meet and liaise with the ABUS UK Sales Director, Product Manager and Sales Team Manager along with the export product manager from ABUS headquarters in Germany.
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.
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
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.