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14th September 2016 Issue no. 328
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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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This Week's News
ABUS have introduced new TS007 BSI* cylinder ranges tested to BSI Kitemark Scheme TS007:2014 1 Star and approved to British Standard BS EN1303, which can be suited to either customer specific Y14 & Z14 Euro Profiles, or available on an open ABUS House Z14 section.
The Y14 range features a curved key profile, reserved to customer specific special section, which has been proven uncopiable without an ABUS Y14 key blank, and thus customers with these Y14 sections can be guaranteed to have follow up key cutting business, now with the security of BSI*.
Every September 11 anniversary prompts an examination of what has-or hasn't-happened in the ongoing quest to make air travel safer. And while the U.S. has spent an estimated nearly $100 billion to secure airports and airplanes since the attack, one thing is certain: more needs to be done.Full Story
Super Grip Lock is a $10 security product that is industry tested and police endorsed, allowing homeowners, renters and travellers to protect themselves against intruders who could otherwise unlock their door. Even if the intruder has your key they can't get in.
It stops bump keys that are available online and open locked doors nearly as fast as a working key, and it requires no tools to make it work - just attach, wrap and firmly press the fabric together.
US Electronic security and door hardware icon Arthur V. Geringer has passed away on Sept. 5. He was 93. Geringer was a door hardware innovator who pioneered the design and practical application of electricity to door openings for security and fire/life-safety industries.Full Story
What's more, all products ordered via the catalogue, are available for next day delivery seven days a week, or via its five minute Click & Collect service, so customers can get the best quality products even quicker.
It's all about auto at stand 20 of the first ever Lockex! Taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on the 16th, 17th and 18th of September, Tradelocks will be showing off their auto range with a series of live product demonstrations throughout the day.
The security company that employed the Orlando nightclub shooter has been fined for including false psychological testing information on forms allowing employees to carry guns.
They are the latest craze to hit the high street - mobile phones so small they fit in the palm of your hand. But security sources fear the new generation of micro mobiles could let extremists recruit and plan terror from behind bars.
The Mail on Sunday newspaper has established that their astonishingly small size - less than 3 inches - means growing numbers of the phones are already smuggled into jail and used by criminals and extremists.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 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