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14th December 2016 Issue no. 341
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By Marc Weber Tobias
This is the fourth of a series of articles about the compromise of mechanical locks by various bypass tools and techniques. In three previous articles I described electro-picks and the Sputnik tool to rapidly open almost all pin tumbler cylinders, which are the most popular in the U.S. and around the world.Full Story
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This Week's News
Phil Mortillaro, owner of one of Manhattan's quirkiest retail spaces, the Greenwich Locksmith store at 56 Seventh Avenue South, turned down a $2 million offer from Chase Bank to turn the tiny property into an ATM kiosk, Gothamist reported.Full Story
BSI, the business standards company, has revised BS 7960 Door supervision - Code of practice. The updated standard gives recommendations for the organization and management of companies providing door supervision services, whether contracted or in-house, to licenses premises or events.
BS 7960:2016 was revised to accommodate changes in the legal requirements for door security staff. A "response to emergencies" section replaces the previous "contingency plan for security", and a new threat level provides guidance for door security personnel on how to handle emergencies as divergent as performing first aid to a vulnerable person to responding appropriately to a terrorist attack or other large-scale emergency.
The ABUS Smartvest alarm and smart home system is a timely introduction, integrating its international alarm package into ABUS' now well-developed CCTV security programme. The Smartvest alarm system offers UK security distributors a 'smart' alarm kit, that out of the box via an easily available app, make this alarm system safe, secure, and ultra-convenient. The Smartvest alarm system can be integrated with ABUS CCTV cameras.
Perpetuity Academy continues to expand its eLearning prospectus with the addition of a Managing Retail Security course designed to benefit anyone who is involved in preventing loss within the retail sector.
The IQ level 4 Managing Retail Security course, delivered through Perpetuity's eLearning platform allows learners to study at their own pace and in their own time. The course examines the key techniques involved in identifying and managing loss, as well as the essential security management knowledge and skills needed to work within the retail sector.
A major revision when compared with the original system, CEDAR Trinity 2 offers a raft of significant enhancements over its predecessor, many implemented as a direct consequence of requests from customers in the fields of law enforcement, security and counter-terrorism.
Most obvious, perhaps, is a huge expansion of the recording, listening and speech enhancement structure. In the original version, only eight audio streams could be 'live' at any given time and a maximum of only two could be viewed.
Comelit UK is proud to announce the successful launch of its new central London offices in Queen Elizabeth Street, near Tower Bridge. The newly refurbished facility, which hosted more than 100 guests at a busy mid-week opening event in November, also includes an innovative state-of-the-art "experience space" designed to showcase Comelit's class-leading video door entry panels and monitors, HD CCTV surveillance solutions, access control and home automation systems.
Among the attendees at the launch event were security installers, consultants, architects and property developers, who all came to celebrate the opening of Comelit's new facilities and to see the company's equipment working in a real-life situation.
With winter approaching fast, facilities managers and building owners need to think long and hard about what this season brings in terms of security and safety issues for their buildings and occupants, explains Simon Osborne, Commercial Leader UK & Ireland at Allegion UK.
Jacksons Fencing, one of the UK's leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and integrated access systems has expanded its high-level sales team with a new appointment. Samuel Murphy will occupy the crucial role of Commercial Business Development Manager and will be responsible for helping to build and nurture relationships with existing and new clients within the North.
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Two of Allegion's leading door control solutions, the SimonsVoss MobileKey and Briton 571 EL, will be showcased live at Jewson Live, UK's biggest trade show for construction industry professionals.
The VASP Partner Day was designed to demonstrate how much Hikvision appreciates its partners and their contribution to the video surveillance industry.
Lockexpo has a tried and tested format, professionally organised to give the practising locksmith access to the finest tools and advice the industry can offer. No bull just sensible pricing for exhibitor and visitor alike. You've tried the rest now try the best - 4/5th March 2017 EMCC Nottingham 8th Year.
There is a significant spike in property claims when winter draws in, with November, December and January the most active months of the year for thefts and attempted break-ins. Winter time makes it easier for burglars and vandals to hide under the cover of darkness, and unoccupied properties are far easier targets than premises which are occupied.