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28th September 2016 Issue no. 330
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The European Union is set to extend some security rules currently only applicable to telecom operators to web services such as WhatsApp, Skype and Apple's FaceTime, according to a draft proposal.Full Story
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
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This Week's News
A locksmith is urging people in Barry to be vigilant after thousands of pounds worth of security tools were stolen from his van. Matthew Cullen's van was broken into and stolen from outside his home on Vale Street, leaving the Barry man "devastated".Full Story
The Master Locksmiths Association, the UK's leading trade association for the locksmith industry, has pledged its support for a rapidly growing campaign to make unsafe automated gates a thing of the past.
The MLA is amongst many influential groups in the security, enforcement, inspection, education and safety sectors which are backing Gate Safety Week (October 10 - 16).
Tradelocks are offering all customers the opportunity to trade in their old key machines and in return will receive a MASSIVE £1,250 discount on either the Ninja Laser or the Ninja Vortex from Keyline.
Dahua Technology, the world-leading manufacturer of video surveillance equipment, has signed a partnership agreement with Mayflex, a specialist distributor of converged IP solutions including networking, infrastructure and electronic security products.
With its head office located in Birmingham, UK, Mayflex has an exceptional reputation for distributing converged IP CCTV solutions to VARs, installers, integrators and specifiers. The company already works with industry-leading manufacturers in access control, intruder alarms, perimeter protection and video analytics.
TC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), are celebrating an increase in their ACS score to 164 points, awarded to them in their annual audit. This means its position in the Top 2% of the SIA listed companies within the Approved Contractor Scheme is retained. In addition, auditors highlighted many areas of good practice during the 4-day audit along with no areas needing improvement.
Hostelco, Barcelona, Spain, 23-26 October 2016, Stand 528
Knowing who is who - and who has access to what - is of vital importance in the hospitality sector. Visitors to the Databac Group stand at Hostelco will see first-hand how the latest in ID technologies can be applied for guest, client and employee identification, access to rooms and private areas and passenger tracking. The company will also show how effective its cards are for food labelling and loyalty programmes.
US president Barack Obama has named Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhill as the nation's first ever Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
Touhill previously served as deputy assistant secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security.
Some of your members may have known me in the past 46 years that I have been involved in physical security. I am retiring on 14th October and wish anyone who may know me all the very best. This picture was taken just before I grew a moustache - which many have not seen. It was taken at a masonic Ladies Night. With me are my wife, Leigh, and my eldest step-daughter Lucy.
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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.