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9th November 2016 Issue no. 336
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Google is trialling a new method for reducing scams, forcing plumbers and locksmiths to go through an advanced verification process to appear in local search results.
The search engine giant is putting the extra security measures in place to stop con artists who appear in local Google search results. The locksmith scam is the most well-known, but other trade types have also been targeted.Full Story
There remain a few unsold stands - if you are interested contact Mick at email@example.com
Lockexpo 4/5th March 2017 EMCC Nottingham is sponsored by the 3D Group.
By Josh Chin
Security experts are questioning efforts by a Chinese electronics company to fix problems with webcams hijacked in a major attack on U.S. internet infrastructure, highlighting the complexity of the security threat posed by internet-connected devices.Full Story
By Marc Tobias
This is a four-part series on how the security of locks can be quickly circumvented with simple to sophisticated tools produced for locksmiths and government agencies. There is a specialized group of security experts, tool designers, and manufacturers that offer some incredibly well-engineered, clever, and often-sophisticated devices to open just about anything imaginable from the highest security cylinders to safes and even the most expensive cars.
Part I: Opening pin tumbler locks in seconds with Electro-picksFull Story
The first Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts worldwide revenues for security-related hardware, software, and services will grow from $73.7 billion in 2016 to $101.6 billion in 2020.
According to new data from Symantec's 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, cyber security attacks are on the rise. But even more alarming is the fact that small businesses have become an even bigger target of these attacks. In 2011, small businesses were only targeted 18 percent of the time. By 2014, that number had scaled to 34 percent. Last year we saw another substantial increase, with small businesses now being targeted 43 percent of the time.
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As you can see this email looks pretty convincing with the CPS logo and information telling you the court location. However, the CPS says it would 'never email witnesses in order to summons them to court.'
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The three main steps for processing cable, including cutting the cable to length and stripping and skinning the individual conductors, usually require three separate tools: diagonal cutters, a cable stripper, and stripping pliers.
The TriCut combines all of these functions, which makes changing pliers unnecessary, which is a convincing argument for using these all-round pliers, in particular for frequent work on ladders near live parts. Especially when used in narrow spaces, the TriCut is a winning tool due to its specially angled head, which enables ergonomic and energy-saving stripping and skinning lengthwise on the cable.
BSI, the business standards company, has launched BS 8517-1, Code of practice for the use of general security dogs and BS 8517-2, Code of practice for the use of detection dogs, to provide guidelines for organizations and individuals who use dogs as a security measure.
BSI convened a diverse group of individuals and organizations who use security dogs, such as construction site managers, police officers, and the MoD to develop the standard. The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) classifies security dogs as second only to firearms in 'use of force', demonstrating a critical safety need for a standard that provides comprehensive advice for professional dog handlers.
Users of the Aiphone IX IP network PoE based intercom and security system are now able to remotely utilise many of its key features via their AndroidTM and Apple(r) smartphones and tablets, thanks to the launch of a new mobile app.
Now in their eighteenth year, the Security & Fire Excellence Awards have consistently broken new ground in highlighting the very best people, projects and processes that the security and fire sectors have to offer. A high number of quality entries were received this year 17% up from last year making finalist status an even greater achievement than ever.
Jennie brings a wealth of experience to the role as, prior to joining the ASSA ABLOY group, she worked at ERA for nearly 10 years. Working as an Area Sales Manager in the industry means Jennie is well placed for liaising with key trade customers, and is a welcomed addition to the team.
Gill joined Wolverhampton based Squire in 1970 at the age of 16, when the company was based in Willenhall.
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It’s home security month and a new study of the UK’s home security measures by Ironmongery Direct has been released in infographic format. For the entire locksmith and security industry, the results contained within are worth analysing, as they paint a promising picture for both sectors for many years to come.