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12th October 2016 Issue no. 332
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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.
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
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This Week's News
In high footfall buildings such as schools, offices and hospitals, it is often the case that employee and staff entrances will also be one of the fire exits for the building.
G4S is to supply its security staff with cameras which can spot suicide belts and guns through clothing in a bid to foil any Paris-style attacks, after agreeing deal with software development company Digital Barriers.
The security firm is understood to be giving the cameras to its staff working at large events such as sports fixtures or concerts with the intention of screening people more effectively, rather than traditional search methods, which take a longer amount of time and often lead to queues.Full Story
Following the success of their Open Day in August, Tradelocks is going on tour! The locksmith tool provider will be touring the UK with all their latest tools, products, deals and of course experts who will be meeting with customers across the country. The Tradelocks Roadshow will be hosted in a different town each month giving customers from around the UK an opportunity to come along and see them, hassle free, without the travel.
Our Next Exhibition - 4th & 5th March 2017, LockExpo, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ, UK. This now well established annual event is free to attend, register and more information at: www.lockexpo.co.uk. The on-site Orchard Hotel (Tel: 0115 876 0900), with preferential rates, is convenient for those wishing to stay overnight.
We will be presenting a wide-ranging selection of artefacts from our Heritage Collection including items from collections passed to us such as the recently acquired Frima Collection, and others. We will also be showing for the first time volume I of the Global Catalogue when your comments and observations are welcomed.
by Brian Krebs
The European Commission is drafting new cybersecurity requirements to beef up security around so-called Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as Web-connected security cameras, routers and digital video recorders (DVRs). News of the expected proposal comes as security firms are warning that a great many IoT devices are equipped with little or no security protections.Full Story
The Send for Help Group - the world's largest lone worker protection provider, are pleased to announce record growth and profits for the financial year 2015/16. The figures, published in Send for Help Limited's Annual Report found that for the year ending 31st March 2016, turnover was up 81% year-on-year and operating profits had also increased by 42% within the same period.
Results for 2015/16 saw the company turnover increase to £6.1m, with a gross margin of 4.94m and profits of £1.5m - with an adjusted EBITDA* figure of £3m.
Pro-Vision Distribution, the national distributor of branded CCTV and Access Control equipment, have further strengthened their external sales team with the appointment of Steve Dunning as Area Sales Manager for the North of England.
Steve brings with him over 15 years of experience in the security industry - from both the manufacturing and the distribution sectors. Prior to joining Pro-Vision Steve was over 10 years with CBC where he was instrumental in securing the supply and specification of CCTV equipment for a variety of major projects. In addition to Steve's time with CBC (Europe) he had 7 years in the distribution channel with Gardiners Security Distribution.
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We welcomed visitors form a large section of Europe. The demonstration area was popular with visitors as we have a unique viewing system so the audience can sit and watch the experts explain their equipment rather than try and crowd around a vehicle.
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.