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8th February 2017 Issue no. 348
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Developed to serve busy buildings with medium to high footfall like education facilities, hospitals, commercial buildings, hotels and transportation areas, the Briton 131 retains the brand's hallmark association of high engineering and quality.
Sweden's top security and intelligence official has issued a stark warning about Brussels' latest intrusion into national affairs. Security head Johan Olsson complains that his agency's ability to react to terrorist atrocities has been massively impaired by a recent EU law that allows telecoms companies to delete or withhold data.
A number of emerging devices have attributed to the upsurge of global smart homes over the last few years. The Smart locks market is expected to be one of the most promising offering among all the devices over the succeeding years. Smart locks is not a completely novel industry.
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In order to maintain the excellent quality that they have become known for they ensure that a sample of their products are tested that comes into their stock room. They test remote cases for build quality and durability; key blades for the quality of metal; they test programming machinery so that they can vouch for its usability.
UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, will be showcasing its leading range of locks, cylinder systems and door closers at Lockexpo 2017, reinforcing why the brand is trusted by professionals and known for its quality, reliability and expertise.
Taking place at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on the 4th and 5th March, visitors will be able to discuss and trial UNION's latest product innovations on stand B21.
by Geraint Jones GJ Locks
Sister-publication Locks and Security Magazine has some amazing articles in this premium Pre-Lockexpo edition
Drilling mortice locks has always been frowned upon by most, described as "The Cowboy" method or what an unskilled locksmith would do. Despite what the keyboard warriors on the many locksmith social media groups might have you think, it is how most of us started. But if you learn how to do it properly, you will soon see that it is a skill worth taking more seriously.
On Thursday 9 February, Mitie's security management business held its first thought leadership event at the Institute of Directors in London.
Titled The Kurtzman Club - after Joel Allen Kurtzman, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Strategy + Business magazine, who first coined the term 'thought-leader' - the event brings together leaders and influencers from the security sector to look at the future of security and challenge the status quo, to steer and future-proof the industry.
As part of a strategy to encourage partners to build a higher value solution, MOBOTIX has announced that its Solutions partner SeSys has created an innovative new MOBOTIX compatible accessory that allows video surveillance use cases to benefit from powerful new display and integration features.
The new SeSys VS-One Video Matrix Server is a small standalone appliance that operates in two modes.
This amount does not include acquisitions Microsoft may make in the sector, said Bharat Shah, Microsoft vice president of security, on the sidelines of the firm's BlueHat cyber security conference in Tel Aviv.
"As more and more people use cloud, that spending has to go up," Shah said. While the number of attempted cyber attacks was 20,000 a week two or three years ago, that figure had now risen to 600,000-700,000, according to Microsoft data.
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Going Dutch - Our Legacy from Holland
By Brian Morland
This being the show issue of the magazine and as we have been invited to bring along some of the collection, hopefully to inspire and interest, it seems appropriate to talk about some of the locks we will be exhibiting. Firstly though and although we have exhibited at shows many times before this exhibition will be a first for us in several respects and we are grateful to the organisers for providing us some space.
After listening to their customer's feedback the new website boasts several new features and we believe this is their best version yet! After 3 years of development, the new site will be a complete re-fresh of the existing website which will vastly improves the functionality of the site. It is easier to navigate, easier to manage your trade account online and now features a superb search function.
It is has completely modernised the way that the website works and communicates with the warehouse and despatch systems in order to further improve the level of customer service that 3d group can offer their customers.
By John Hatcher
Almost four in 10 clients (39 per cent) say that they don't take any steps to protect smart installations in buildings from cyber threats, according to new survey findings from the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT.
Half of respondents to the survey (49 per cent) said that the risk of hacking, and its impact on unsecured networks, was a potential barrier to installing connected technology, highlighting the inherent cyber threats to buildings in the modern era.Full Story
BT-based scams are becoming commonplace these days as the company is the largest UK telephone services provider. The aim of the scammers is to get your account details so that they can go to town on your money. They will try that by seeking details of your phone account or your Internet account.
Flashing the peace sign in a selfie could be setting you up for a security nightmare! Isao Echizen, a professor at the Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division of the National Institute of Informatics has successfully obtained fingerprints from photographs taken from up to three metres away.
He specifically warned against the peace sign, as it could give identity thieves the opportunity to match fingerprints with a face.