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12th April 2017 Issue no. 357
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Master Lock introduces its ground-breaking PushKey Padlock
New remote repair cases now in stock at Tradelocks
Simply plug it into the vehicle's OBD port and then plug your key programmer to the opposite side.
This Week's News
Heightened security threat at airports and nuclear power stations
According to a report in the UK's Sunday Telegraph, Britain's airports and nuclear power stations have been told to tighten their defences against terrorist attacks in the face of increased threats to electronic security systems.
This comes as no surprise to those charged with securing critical infrastructure. Airports are constantly under threat but a successful attack on a nuclear power station is a threat of a whole new order. And targeting nuclear power is not just a threat, because we already have an example in last years foiled attempt to infiltrate Belgium's Doel nuclear power plant.
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Auto locksmiths, want to offer your customers that bit extra? Tradelocks has the solution! The Car Keys on Your Phone App is the first of its kind and will help you make more profits in 3 ways:
Is regulation the key to stopping van thefts?
Traders have welcomed a move to get the locksmith industry regulated after a spate of thefts from vans in Bedfordshire. Tibbe Key tools, which allow people to unlock Ford Transit vans, are readily available online, with sites including Amazon advertising them for sale. Now the Masters Locksmiths Association (MLA) is working with the government and police to stop people claiming they are locksmiths to buy the tools.Full Story
SSAIB's IT security commitment through Cyber Essentials Plus
SSAIB, the UK and Ireland's leading security, fire and telecare certification body, has demonstrated its commitment to IT security by successfully meeting the Government-endorsed Cyber Essentials Plus standard.
The industry-supported Cyber Essentials scheme helps prevent the vast majority of cyber attacks and sets out a range of security controls to help protect an organisation against cyber threats to its IT systems and software.
Electronic access control - doors optional
The necessity for access control can stem from security, safety and even convenience but what if you need to secure perimeter or fire access gates, industrial equipment yards or commercial storage areas.
Easy you might say just use a padlock. But what if you want wireless real time control and an audit trail? Well that's the end of the road for the traditional padlock but all is not lost. With SALTO you can have the best of both worlds.
BSIA reinforces commitment to quality with new ISO certification
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has excelled in a recent audit to achieve certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality standard.
Revised in 2015, the redesigned standard aims to ensure that quality management is fully integrated into an organisation's day-to-day operations, touching on every element of business strategy and placing continuous improvement at the heart of the company's ethos.
Urmet iPervoice stars at BBC Television Centre
Urmet has added to its portfolio of heritage buildings with an installation at the world-famous former BBC Television Centre in White City, London.
The 14-acre complex is one of the capital's most recognisable landmarks, with a frontage and statues that are known to television viewers around the world.
Hadrian Technology scoops place in FT ranking of Europe's fastest growing companies
Hadrian Technology, one of the UK's leading CCTV design, supply and installation companies has been shortlisted in The Financial Times' inaugural ranking of Europe's fastest-growing businesses - The FT 1000 - compiled in co-operation with statista. The news comes only months after Hadrian Technology was named as a Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 company.
The league table, published online today, will feature in a Financial Times special report at the end of April. It ranks Europe's 1000 fastest growing companies between 2012 and 2015.
Mx6 dual cameras open up new opportunities
MOBOTIX is starting series production of their new Mx6 6MP camera line with the outdoor dual cameras M16, D16, S16 and V16. The Mx6 Camera Line is the most powerful 6MP MOBOTIX Camera System and the first to support the H.264/ONVIF* Industry Standard.
In terms of their outer appearance, these models look exactly the same as the x15 cameras (which are still available); all the innovations in these new cameras have been made to the mainboard and camera software.
Bill would prevent registered sex offenders from owning locksmith business
By Sina Gebre-Ab
A bill that would require locksmiths to undergo background checks before entering your home or car is now closer to becoming law. The bill was passed unanimously in the South Carolina State House of Representatives and is now making its way through the state senate. The bill was drafted after a North Myrtle Beach sexual molestation case involving a locksmith.
Representative Gregory Duckworth says currently it's too easy for just anyone to enter your home. "Anybody could do it," says Duckworth. "You could walk right out of jail and open a locksmith business. It's insane."Full Story
95% of organizations have employees seeking to bypass security controls
By Jai Vijayan
The insider threat issue is well-understood and something that countless surveys have shown poses almost as big a risk to enterprise data security as external attackers.
A report from Dtex this week offers a slightly different look at the problem by highlighting some of the clues that organizations should be looking for to detect and stop insiders engaged in malicious or negligent behaviors. The Dtex report is based on an analysis of risk assessments conducted by a sample of its customer base. A stunning 95% of the assessments showed employees to be engaged in activities designed to bypass security and web-browsing restrictions at their organizations.Full Story
Axim: The UK's No: 1 Supplier of Concealed Overhead Transom Closers for 30 years.
Axim Architectural Hardware are celebrating their 30 year anniversary in 2017 and are delighted to have reached this milestone. Axim Architectural Hardware is a division of TPG (The Parkside Group Ltd) and was formed originally in1987 at Godstone, Surrey.
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Eurocell locks up deal with Security Hardware
Eurocell, the manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products, has bought PVC-U Window and Door hardware distributor, Security Hardware Ltd.
Serco locks up contract for Aussie prison
A British firm will hold the keys to Australia's largest prison after outsourcing behemoth Serco won a £1.6 billion jail contract in the country.
By Lucy Tobin, Evening Standard
The FTSE 250 business is still known for prisoner scandal in this country, after Serco charged the Government to "tag" criminals who were actually dead or didn't even exist, and in 2015 lost a contract to run one of New Zealand's largest jails after reports that inmates filmed "fight club" videos in their cells.Full Story
Door and window locks are less carbon-costly and more effective than burglar alarms
A new study, which estimates the carbon footprint of burglary prevention measures, has found that the best options from both an environmental and security point of view are door and window locks. This is because they are not only more effective at preventing crime, but also more environmentally friendly, having a much lower carbon footprint than other measures, such as burglar alarms or CCTV.
Comelit's Integrated Access Solution selected by Berkeley Homes
Skills for Security appoints Joey Hambidge to new Operations role