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19th April 2017 Issue no. 358
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Obsidian is one of the new residential smart locks shown by Kwikset at ISC West, and will be available later in the year. Said to be among the first on the market with the Z-Wave 500 Series chipset, Obsidian offers a number of enhancements including extended wireless range and security features reducing the vulnerability of the network.
A number of vehicles were allegedly stolen by a locksmith at a Wisconsin airport. Forty-six-year-old Anthony Larson of Milwaukee has reportedly admitted stealing nine cars and vans parked at Milwaukee's Mitchell International, and park and ride lots around the area.
Interiors, customer services and facilities may well steal the limelight to guest satisfaction in hospitality. However, it is the finer, more 'hidden' details that can make or break a guest's stay. Trevor Ball, area sales manager for Allegion UK in hospitality, explores what RFID technology is doing for the hotel industry.
When we're booking a stay at a hotel, it cannot be denied that there are certain attributes we look out for. Location, room facilities, interior design, amenities, catering, room cleanliness, Wi-Fi connectivity, guest satisfaction reviews - these are all traditional features that make up the USPs of the hotel.
SECO-LARM USA, Inc. has started shipping the new Split Series Keypad with Proximity Reader. The SK-4131-SPSQ adds an extra layer of security - the keypad and controller are separate; preventing access via keypad tampering.
The global market for smart locks is highly fragmented in structure, finds a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). Innovation and product development is primary strategy adopted by key players, namely, Panasonic, AugustHome, Honeywell, and Kwikset to remain competitive in the market. However, their focus is likely to shift towards mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships in the near future for business expansion.
As per TMR, the worldwide market for smart locks was worth US$226.7 mn in 2015. Researchers expect the opportunity in this market to increase at a CAGR of 18.30% during the period from 2016 to 2024 and reach US$1.01 bn by the end of the forecast period. The commercial sector emerged as the key application area of smart locks in 2015. On the grounds of the advancements in the
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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.
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
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has excelled in a recent audit to achieve certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality standard.
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.
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
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