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21st December 2016 Issue no. 342
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New remote access solutions for doors
Enduracase: The Next Generation Of Remote Cases
Software that can allow police to create keys to open your locks
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
The death of the hotel room key
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This Week's News
Access control and biometric readers partnership
A partnership between access control management systems from Cambridgeshire-based Tensor plc, and biometric fingerprint readers from Newcastle-based ievo Ltd is providing a wide range of clients across diverse sectors with state-of-the-art security systems.
Whilst Tensor plc is the only Access Control manufacturer and installer to hold both the NACOSS Gold and the 'Secured by Design' certifications and CPNI-approved ievo's fingerprint readers are setting global standards for secure biometric identification and authentication systems, the integration of the two company's products and expertise is enabling new and existing customers to enjoy superior level of security, usability and efficiency, whilst significantly reducing operational costs.
Aiphone JP video intercom systems deployed at French Job Centres
Aiphone has been entrusted by the French government to provide video intercom systems for 450 Pole emploi job centres.
Pole emploi is a French governmental agency which registers unemployed people, provides social benefits and helps them find jobs. It also offers opportunities for companies to hire staff. The agency was created in 2009 as a result of a government pledge to reduce the unemployment rate.
ABUS wAppLoxx: Access control developed further
The new ABUS wAppLoxx access control system, voted "Best Product of the Year 2016/2017" at the Plus X Award, makes security possible with just a flick of the wrist:
For complete user convenience wAppLoxx is designed so the door can be opened or closed either on site or on the go using web or app access. For an all-encompassing security solution wAppLoxx can be networked with an alarm and video surveillance system.
Secured Alarm Systems has installed ACT's Cloud-based access control system, ACT365, at the new UK base of Dr Organic, a natural skincare and beauty product company. Dr Organic created a production, design and distribution centre within the 18-acre Swansea Enterprise Park to consolidate its operations in Europe.
ACT365 gives users simple but powerful management of access points both locally and remotely. It allows the operator to analyse door status and activate doors from any major web browser or ACT's own App. ACT365 also unifies VMS with access control, enabling users to control cameras from the same platform.
"Breaches continue to take place without companies identifying the breach, or at least the full impact of the breach. The time taken between the breach occurring and notification to those whose details are breached can leave to risk of compromise of other accounts. We have an issue about how we authenticate ourselves to systems currently - mostly relying solely on passwords or personal information (when a password is forgotten).
Leading CCTV design, supply and installation company ranked 58th in league table recognising UK's fastest-growing business
Hadrian Technology, one of the UK's leading CCTV design, supply and installation companies has been shortlisted in The Sunday Times' annual league table celebrating the nation's fastest-growing companies - The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.
The league table ranks Britain's 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years.
Expansion boosts Pinkerton's European operations
Pinkerton, a global provider of risk management services and solutions with offices in Central London and Uxbridge and a blue chip client roster across the UK, has boosted its security consulting and investigative operations in mainland Europe with the acquisition of Poland-based IBBC Group.
IBBC Group is a well-known and highly respected risk management services provider mainly servicing a geographical area encompassing Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. This expansion in mainland Europe by the international security agency extends its range of local services throughout the Continent, offering global connectivity to resources that will help identify both physical and cyber threats impacting on business continuity.
ATEX/IECEx approved high output portable floodlight for hazardous area use
Lumenox has announced its new LPX6 explosion proof ATEX/IECEx approved high output LED portable floodlight, lumenox.co.uk/lpx6, suitable for providing temporary portable lighting in Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 gas and dust environments in oil and gas, petrochemical, aviation, marine, utility and other hazardous areas.
Powered from either 115 or 230VAC, the light output, generated from an array of 16 high efficiency LED light engines, is 5800 lumens at a colour temperature of 5000K.
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Door security personnel standard revised to meet new challenges and changes in the law
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.
Perpetuity Academy introduces Managing Retail Security eLearning
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.
Comelit opens innovative new, hands-on "experience space"
ASSA ABLOY holds successful apprentice day for second year running
Allegion to demonstrate door control innovations at Jewson Live
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.
Hikvision Inaugural VASP Partner Day
The VASP Partner Day was designed to demonstrate how much Hikvision appreciates its partners and their contribution to the video surveillance industry.
Abloy UK secures pod works phone box offices
Lockexpo 2017 - a few stands left
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.
Former copper, Cooper, takes Gold!